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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

California State Senator Robert Hertzberg has selected The Museum of the San Fernando Valley as its 2018 California Nonprofit of the Year for Senate District 18


   
The 3rd annual California Nonprofit of the Year event will recognize up to 100 non-profit organizations at an event in Sacramento on June 6, 2018. California State Senator Robert Hertzberg selected The Museum of the San Fernando Valley as its California Nonprofit of the Year for Senate District 18.

Each nonprofit was selected by their CA State Senator and Assemblymember as an exceptional nonprofit organization in the district.

“This is an honor that we very much appreciate,” said Michel Stevens, President of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley. “As a free all-volunteer museum, this award reflects the drive and hard work put in by our past and present board members, advisors, docents, Valley-based artists, tour guides, speakers, curators, Friends of The Museum, all other volunteers, alliance partners and our original founder Dr. Gerald Fecht. This award adds further energy for our mission to continue to educate Valley residents and guests about the history, art and culture of the San Fernando Valley.”

Honorees (attending will be Michel Stevens, President and Jackie Langa, Vice President) will visit the Senate and Assembly floors and then will gather for a luncheon and program joined by many legislators.

"California Nonprofits Day not only honors and spotlights the excellence of individual nonprofits but raises the profile of the entire community to legislators," said CalNonProfits CEO Jan Masaoka.

The California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits) is a statewide membership organization that brings nonprofits together to advocate for the communities it serves. It also works with legislators and nonprofit coalitions to develop legislation that will allow nonprofits to bring our full power to serving its communities and remove the obstacles to efficient contracting and high-impact work.

Bob Hertzberg is the first former Assembly Speaker in 86 years to be elected to the California State Senate, and one of only six lawmakers in California history to serve as Assembly Speaker and subsequently win a seat in the Senate. Now representing nearly 1 million residents of the San Fernando Valley in the Senate, Hertzberg remains committed to looking at the big challenges facing California. After serving in the Assembly from 1996-2002, including two years as Speaker, Hertzberg invested in solar, wind and electric-car projects; and worked for structural changes in government through the Think Long Committee of California. Hertzberg returned to the Legislature determined to work on governing for the next generation taking on tough issues such as tax reform, water policy, renewable energy and repairing the courts.  He currently chairs the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water and serves on the Committee on Governance and Finance; the Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments; and the Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications; the Committee on the Judiciary. The Senator's valley office may be reached at 818-901-5588 or by visiting www.senate.ca.gov/hertzberg.


 


6/9 Walking Tour of William Mellenthin Homes - Sherman Oaks

Please join us for a fun morning on June 9th as we explore beyond the book and physically view and discuss the homes of builder William Mellenthin.

Docent and author: Chris Lukather
Saturday, June 9, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
$10/pp - RSVP in advance on Eventbrite (okay to show up on 6/9, but we would like to know you are attending- send us an email at info@themuseumsfv.org)



Docent and Author Chris Lukather will take attendees on a fun and educational walk through a Sherman Oaks neighborhood that has a cluster of southern California builder William Mellenthin’s ranch style “Birdhouse” homes. 


Cost: $10/pp; PLEASE RSVP and pay in advance via EventBrite.  Walk-in attendees welcome, but we would appreciate advance notice by calling 818-347-9665 or info@TheMuseumSFV.org and let us know you will be attending.

At the end of the walk, we will enter one of the homes for a more in-depth discussion and an opportunity for Chris to offer for purchase and he will sign copies of his book. Cost of the book is $30.  He spent three years researching in order to create this terrific book. A portion of proceeds will benefit The Museum.

In the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s housing developments began peppering the available land outside of Los Angeles. Affordable, family-friendly communities like the San Fernando Valley initiated an exodus to the suburbs. It was in the Valley that designer-builder William Mellenthin developed his singular brand of cozy, charming home which became known as the Mellenthin Birdhouse ranch home—so called because they featured a cupola or dovecote built prominently into the roof.

Directions to the walking tour:
Meet at corner of Addison St. & Ethel Ave. in Sherman Oaks at 9:55 am
Park at north end of Riverside Elementary School on Ethel Ave. & Huston St. (just two blocks south)


Google Map - click HERE:
 
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Invite a family member or friend to join this Saturday!

Friday, May 25, 2018

From Holly Andres of the Daily News...

Here is a sampling of area Memorial Day events on May 28 honoring and remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States armed forces.

Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade: 

The 29th annual event, “Saluting the Price of Freedom,” with floats, marching bands and community groups. Opening ceremony, 10, and parade, 11 a.m. Parade begins at the intersection of Owensmouth Avenue and Sherman Way, east on Sherman Way to Mason Avenue. 818-884-4222. bit.ly/2KLncOv

Memorial Day observance at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills: 

Guest speakers, color guard, a rifle salute and wreath-laying, 10 a.m. Doors open, 9 a.m. Keynote speaker is Dr. Jon Williams, United States Army veteran from the Vietnam War and a Purple Heart recipient. Participants include Boy Scouts of America Troop #58, bagpiper Harry Farrar and the Union Avenue Drum Corps. 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles. 800-204-3131. www.forestlawn.com




City of Burbank Memorial Day: 
Concert by the Burbank Community Band, 10:15, followed by the Ceremony of the Rose, 11 a.m.  War Memorial at McCambridge Park, corner of Amherst Drive and North San Fernando Road. 818-238-5378. bit.ly/2IZxxJh

Memorial Day at the Pioneer Cemetery: 

The San Fernando Valley Historical Society presents the observance that includes a remembrance of prisoners of war and missing-in-action troops, wreath-laying, rifle salute and Taps, 11 a.m.-noon. Participants include American Legion Post 176, Communities in Schools and the Marine Corps League-San Fernando Valley Detachment #1277. Event includes a dedication of the “Walk of History.” Doors open, 10 a.m. Limited parking; arrival before 10:30 a.m. advised. 14451 Bledsoe St., Sylmar. 818-970-1286. www.sfvhs.com

Memorial Day observance at Forest Lawn-Glendale: 

Guest speakers, color guard, music, a rifle salute and wreath-laying, 1 p.m. 1712 S. Glendale Ave. www.forestlawn.com


Michel Stevens
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley

Monday, May 28, 2018: Memorial Day Observance at Pioneer Cemetery in Sylmar 11:00 am

Another popular Memorial Day event is hosted by the San Fernando Valley Historical Society:

Monday, May 28, 2018: Memorial Day Observance at Pioneer Cemetery in Sylmar:
 

Time: 11 a.m. to Noon on Monday, May 28, 2018. 

The cemetery is located at 14451 Bledsoe Street at the corner of Foothill Boulevard. This is the second oldest graveyard in the San Fernando Valley and contains the remains of over 200 locals, immigrants, and five Civil War veterans. 

The observance will include a special dedication of the "Walk of History" featuring important dates of San Fernando Valley history engraved on bricks along a 90-foot section of walkway. Also included will be a wreath laying ceremony, U.S. flag-raising, rifle salute, and "Taps." 

There will be limited parking at the rear of the cemetery, so please carpool, if possible, and come before 10:30 a.m. for the best seating. Gates open at 10 a.m. For additional information call 818-970-1286.



San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery is a preservation project of the San Fernando Valley Historical Society.

Open houses with free tours are held on the third Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to Noon, rain or shine. The public is invited to visit and assist with maintenance and plot care.

Generously Sponsored by the Sylmar Neighborhood Council.


14451 Bledsoe Street, Sylmar  (Corner of Foothill & Bledsoe)


Michel Stevens
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley

Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade: The 29th annual event, “Saluting the Price of Freedom - 10:00 am

We hope valley residents and guests will have the opportunity to visit and experience one of the many Memorial Day events in the San Fernando Valley.

One popular one is the Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade: 

The 29th annual event, “Saluting the Price of Freedom,” with floats, marching bands and community groups. Opening ceremony, 10, and parade, 11 a.m. Parade begins at the intersection of Owensmouth Avenue and Sherman Way, east on Sherman Way to Mason Avenue.

From last year, enjoy these images:






Michel Stevens
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley

Educating and promoting the history, art and culture of the great San Fernando Valley