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!
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ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP & BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS
 
THE MOPOA ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING!!!
 
Sunday, November 7th from 2-4pm at private residence in Mount Olympus. 
 
Guest Speaker LA City Attorney Mike Feuer. Other city representatives like LAPD, LAFD and CD4 will be in attendance. State and county COVID safety protocols will be followed. Masks are encouraged. 
 
Food and drinks will be served. Residents are welcome. RSVP to mopoarsvp@gmail.com
 
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
Turkey Trot - November 21, 2021
 
 
West Toluca Lake Residents Association Neighborhood Cleanup -- 11/13 -- 9am 
 
Meet at 11241 Kling Street. There will be snacks and coffee, for which we thank them! Please join us, even if only for a short while. Once again, we will concentrate our efforts on Riverside between Camarillo and Vineland. Bring your energy and gloves if you have them (limited supply available). We will work from 9am to 11am. 
 
CAN'T PICK UP TRASH? HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP: 
1.     Tell your neighbors, forward this email 
2.     Request postcards to distribute to neighbors and others 
3.     Write a press release or poem * about epic WTLRA clean-ups! 
4.     Take photos and video to share 
5.     Bring water and hot beverages to volunteers 
6.     Direct sanitation workers to trash pick-up sites 
7.     Put up and take down neighborhood cleanup signs 
8.     Bake a cake, sing a song for us! 
 
Please RSVP by emailing Tess Taylor at tess@narip.com 
 
Harvest Fest - November 13, 2021 
 
 
You’re Invited To Ellevate Women’s Entrepreneurship Month Series!
 
The Valley Economic Alliance is offering a series of free webinars in recognition of
Women’s Entrepreneurship presented by Ellevate Women’s Entrepreneurship Hub. Programs include: Blossom into Leadership on November 3  ,Make Your Money Grow on November 10 and Win Socially Responsible Contracts on November 17 
All are welcomed. Free registration HERE:
 
CD4 Community Meetup November 10 @5 P.M.
 
11/7 LA Marathon Road Closures 
 
The Los Angeles Marathon will be happening on November 7th, with road and freeway exit closures happening as early as 1:30 AM throughout the route in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Century City, and Downtown. For a full list of closures, please visit the marathon website here
 
 
Blood Drive Located at United Armenian Congregational Church 3480 Cahuenga Blvd
 
 
Hollywood Blvd. Road and Sidewalk Closure on 11/01/21-11/03/21
US 101 Closures 
 
Topanga Canyon Boulevard (SR-27) and Winnetka Avenue in Woodland Hills 
Night work is as follows: 
●  Sunday, October 31 through Friday, November 5 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. 
●  Sunday, November 7 through Friday, November 12 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. 
Motorists should expect delays and are strongly advised to avoid the area and use alternate routes. Additionally, motorists can check traffic conditions before they leave by visiting the Caltrans Quickmap
 
 
CLEAN UP ROUND UP  
Our L.A. Conservation Corps (LACC) team is out daily cleaning up areas in our District. If you have an area in your community that could use some extra attention, whether it be litter or weeds on the median, please reach out to me and I can request our LACC team to assist in the effort! If the area needing attention is an encampment, still let me know even though LACC might not be able to service the location on their own. Please send me an email with subject line “LACC CLEANUP REQ” and text me at 818-925-0465. 
The following are locations in my area of the district visited by the LACC team since my last update--please give me places to send them! 
 
Jazz At LACMA Is Back! 
Jazz at LACMA is back with our favorite Friday night performances in a new, small-capacity, ticketed format. This week, enjoy the Angel City Jazz Festival featuring the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra. Tickets are available online beginning Tuesday, September 28, at 10:00 a.m. 
 
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!
 
 
 

PROGRAMS
Celebrate 30 Years of LA Works With Volunteer Opportunities 
 
L.A. Works celebrates its 30th anniversary this November with a goal of providing 30,000 meals in 30 days to combat food insecurity! 
Here are some of their featured opportunities to get involved: 
●  Join their virtual kick-off event on Saturday, November 6 to make sack 
lunches to be distributed by Midnight Mission and Hollywood Food Coalition! 
 
●  Families, join FAVE on Saturday, November 20 for National Family Volunteer 
Day! Families will make holiday meal kits for families served by Homeful.LA! 
 
●  Help provide L.A.’s unhoused community with access to food by volunteering 
with Los Angeles Regional Food Bank! 
For more information use this link:
 
New Metro Bikeshare Stations in Hollywood 
 
LADOT partnered with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and the City of Los Angeles to announce the Metro Bike Share Program's expansion into Hollywood with 12 new bicycle docking stations. 
 
Metro's regular people-powered and electric bicycles will now be available to rent in the Hollywood area. The 12 new docking stations are located near the intersections of Franklin/Fuller, Hollywood/ Highland, Highland/Sunset, Hawthorne/ Orange, McCadden/Hollywood, Cherokee/Hollywood, Whitley/Hollywood, Ivar/Hollywood, Hollywood/Vine, Fountain/Vine, Yucca/Argyle, and McCadden/Santa Monica. The new bicycle docking stations were created in part on community feedback. 
 
For more information on Metro Bikeshare in Hollywood, please click here.
**Hollywood Boulevard closures for movie premieres and events are not associated with the LA Philharmonic or the Hollywood Bowl. A listing of Hollywood Blvd closures can be found here. Questions and feedback regarding these closures can be directed to the office of City Council District 13 at 213-207-3015. 
 
 
UPDATE: EWDD's Comeback Checks Program Launching 10/26 
 
Starting October 26th, applications open for grants up to $15,000 for small businesses impacted by COVID-19! 
The Economic Workforce Development Department (EWDD) is serving as administrator for this program. The City's nine BusinessSource Centers are on standby to assist prospective applicants. In the upcoming weeks, the first round of grants will be announced. A total of $37 million in "Comeback Checks" will be available for the City's small businesses. 
 
Eligibility Requirements 
To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:
● Businesses and business owners must be located in the City of Los Angeles 
● Provide required documentation, including a Business Registration Tax Certificate (BRTC) and 2019-2020 tax returns (additional documents are to be determined) 
 
The first round application is open from October 26 to November 2nd! For more information, visit EWDD’s site below. https://ewddlacity.com/index.php/press/updates/939-coming-soon-37m-in-grants-for-small-businesses
 
Support The LA Fire Department’s Youth Program Fundraiser
The LAFD, in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), provides high school students with a challenging learning environment that encourages high expectations for success. The Firefighter/EMS High School Magnet program gives students the opportunity for hands-on experiences to develop technical skills, knowledge, and abilities to prepare and understand what is required to become a Los Angeles Firefighter.
The goal is to raise $25,000 to outfit each of the five high school magnets with dress uniform shirts for inspections, field trips, and events. Follow the link here to donate.
 
Reminder: Rent Assistance Is Available For Tenants And Landlords! 
Renters and landlords are now able to apply for assistance through the State program via HousingIsKey.com. Additional assistance is provided with the appointment call center at 833-687-0967, and at Family Source Centers https://housing.lacity.org/community-resources/familysource-centers across the City. 
Landlords and tenants with questions about eligibility, applications, or the process are encouraged to reach out to our office! Write to us at contactcd4@lacity.org, or call us at 213-473-7004. 
 
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