Community News

MOPOA will post newsletters, bulletins and information relating to important matters of interest to the Mount Olympus community.  Please read below.
 
Should you have information that would benefit the community please contact us at (213) 486-4555.
 


QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER
 
We have resurrected our community newsletter, Olympress. Happy reading!
Olympress Fall 2014
Olympress Winter 2015
Olympress Spring 2015
 

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP & BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS
 
The MOPOA Annual Membership Meetings are usually held in late September/early October of each year at the Mulholland Tennis Club, 2555 Crestview Drive at Skyline, off Mulholland Drive.  All residents are welcome and encouraged to attend.
 
The MOPOA Board of Directors meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of each month at a Member's home in Mt. Olympus, and are open to MOPOA members.  We encourage you to attend and share your ideas.  Please call (213)486-4555 for the date and location of the meeting.

GENERAL NEWS & UPDATES
 
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH
Please be on high alert and immediately report any suspicious activities in our neighborhood to the police. LAPD has informed us of an increase in break-ins within our area. In fact, in early April, one Mount Olympus resident caught a culprit red handed with the help of their home security cameras. Let's be vigilant and keep our neighborhood safe!
 
Join A 9/25 Community Forum on Council Redistricting
The LACCRC will be hosting a citywide forum open to all Council Districts on September 11th (in English) to discuss City Council redistricting.
You can also tell the LA City Council Redistricting Commission what you want to see in your district via the LACCRC website, by emailing written testimony to redistricting.lacity@lacity.org, or by attending an upcoming forum.

PROGRAMS
 
New Funding Rounds for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program
California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), part of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), announced today that there will be three additional rounds for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program.
In accordance with the signed legislation (SB 151), there will be a closed round for existing eligible applicants who were waitlisted in previous rounds. These applicants do not need to reapply. There will be at least one additional round for nonprofit cultural institutions. Additional information can be found at CAReliefGrant.com and below:
 
Round 7: Waitlisted applicants from certain previous rounds
Selection Window: Tuesday, August 3 through Thursday, September 16
Eligible applicants: This is a closed round and only available to eligible applicants who were waitlisted in certain previous rounds. Selection does not guarantee approval or an award. If you were waitlisted, you do not need to reapply. New applications will not be accepted in this round.
Eligible grant award: $5,000 to $25,000
Details: This is a closed funding round; no new applications will be accepted.
 
Round 8: Nonprofit cultural institutions only
Application window: Friday, August 27 through Wednesday, September 8
Eligible applicants: Only nonprofit cultural institutions of any revenue size that meet eligibility criteria found at CAReliefGrant.com
Eligible grant award: $5,000–$25,000
Details: Approximately $16 million remain under the Nonprofit Cultural Institutions Program. Eligible nonprofit cultural institutions must complete a new application even if they already applied in Rounds 1, 2, 5 or 6; nonprofit cultural institutions that applied in Round 4 do not need to reapply. Grants will only be available to nonprofit cultural institutions that did not receive funding in any previous rounds. Grants will be prioritized based on the documented percentage revenue declines based on a reporting period comparing Q2 and Q3 of 2020 versus Q2 and Q3 of 2019.
 
Round 9: New Applicants and Waitlisted applicants from certain previous rounds
Application window: Thursday, September 9 through Thursday, September 30
Eligible applicants: Current waitlisted applicants from certain previous rounds and new applicants that meet eligibility criteria found at CAReliefGrant.com
Eligible grant award: $5,000–$25,000
 
Free WiFi HotSpots For Students
Does a student in your household need a WiFi hotspot for school?
Program. The hotspot is free, and there’s no financial obligation.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
K-12 students who meet the following requirements are eligible:
Live in or attend school in the City of Los Angeles, or receive services from any one of our regional partners
The student is (only one need apply):
○ Homeless, housing insecure, or living in unstable housing
○ Foster youth
○ Student with a disability
○ Student who has dropped out of school or is having trouble staying in school
this year due to the lack of internet connectivity
Have not already received a T-Mobile hotspot provided by LAUSD
HOW TO SIGN UP?
1. Call the Los Angeles Public Library Angeleno Connectivity Trust Hotline
213-228-7393.
2. Leave your contact number on the Hotline Voicemail
3. Expect a return call from a Library Team Member who will help you sign up for the
Angeleno Connectivity Trust WiFi hotspot program. There is absolutely no financial
commitment and the device and 5-year internet is free.
4. Plan to pick up your device from the assigned L.A. Public Library location following
COVID-safe practices. (The location will be communicated by the Librarian.)
For more questions, call the Los Angeles Public Library Angeleno Connectivity Trust (ACT) Hotline @ 213-228-7393.
 
Get a 30-Day Metro Bike Share Pass for Just $1!
 
This month, Metro is offering a 30-Day Metro Bike Share Pass for just $1. Sign up online at taptogo.net, or in the Metro Bike Share app and enter the promo code BIKESEPTEMBER21 at checkout to redeem your 30-Day Pass.
In addition to saving money, here are some of the benefits you'll receive as a 30-Day Passholder:
●  Around-the-clock access to Metro Bikes across LA County
●  First 30 minutes of all your Metro Bike Share trips are free. Rides longer than
30 minutes are just $1.75 for each half hour thereafter.
●  Mobile bike unlocking with the Metro Bike Share app
●  Free Metro Bike Share gear with Pedal Perks
●  No unlocking fees for the Electric Metro Bike