February 24,2012 –Bike Workshops
We’ll host safety and mechanics workshops for cyclists at San Fernando High School. Come learn everything you need to know to get started biking!
January 7,2012 –Friends of the Nature Parkway
Join us and help beautify the Nature Parkway project in Arleta! This project is similar to the types of changes we work on here in Pacoima –native plants,better conditions for people who walk and bike,and a community that reflects our pride.
December 17,2011 –Healthy Food Fair and Fundraiser
Our school clubs will be selling healthy treats to raise awareness for healthy eating and money for field trips and activities! Come see the smoothie bike in action and meet our youth leaders!
November 17,2011 –Clean Up,Green Up Townhall and New Member Orientation
Come get updated on the progress of our policy campaign to clean up and green up Los Angeles,and learn about the history of Pacoima Beautiful in the community! The meeting will be from 6-8pm at our offices;snacks and childcare provided.
November 5,2011 –RePower LA
Join us along with the Sierra Club,the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, and local community members,elected officials,and community leaders to hear about a program that is working to put Angelenos back to work in good,career-path jobs through the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power,while reducing LA’s dependence on coal and saving residents and businesses more money on their utility bills.
October 22,2011 –Walk-a-Thon!
Join our youth as we walk from our office to Hansen Dam,where we’ll Zumba,play sports,and raffle prizes,and then head back!
October 13,2011 –Environmental Justice Awards!
Click here for more information about our fundraiser.
September 16,2011 –PARKing Day!
We hosted our second PARKing Day on Friday,September 16. Here’s the blog post about last year’s PARKing Day. Contact Lauren at (818) 899 –2454 or by email for details.
August 27,2011 –Assemblymember Fuentes’Family Resource Fair
Our local Assemblymember,Felipe Fuentes,will be hosting his 5th annual Family Resource Fair to help children,parents,and community members to maintain and improve their health,and learn about the resources available in our community. Our YUTEP and Safer Homes teams will be there with information about our programs! It will take place on Saturday,August 27th,from 9am-2pm at San Fernando High School,11133 O’Melveny Ave. For more information please contact Tania Soto at (818) 504 –3911 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 16,2011 - Public Art for Our Streets
The Caminos del Pueblo/Complete Streets team (funded through RENEW) is working with teen parents at El Nido Family Source Center to design and build tile murals outside of El Nido’s building on Van Nuys Blvd. We’ll be designing and installing the second three this Tuesday to beautify public space as part of our goals to improve conditions for people who walk,bike,and take the bus!
June 28,2011 –People’s Planning School and “Graduation”
For our final session of this first round of People’s Planning School,and we’ll celebrating all we’ve learned and the community we’ve built as we prepare to put what we’ve learned into action! We’ll meet at our offices for this session,at the Community Center at 11243 Glenoaks Blvd.,6pm-8pm. For more information on our exciting People’s Planning School,visit its page here or download our flyer in English and Spanish.
June 18,2011 –Tree Care and Giveaway
Youth United Towards Environmental Protection (YUTEP) will be joining with schools across the NESFV and TreePeople for a tree care and tree giveaway event. Registration and breakfast at 8:30am at the entrance to Hansen Dam Golf Course at Montague Ave. and Glenoaks Blvd.;event will go until 1pm and food will be provided! For more info,contact Imelda or Ozzy at 818-899-2454.
June 14,2011 –People’s Planning School
For this second-to-last session,we learned about Waste and Recycling,as well as Water and Watersheds. We met at the Pacoima Library on Van Nuys Blvd. and Haddon,meeting at 6pm and then heading out for a field trip. For more information on our exciting People’s Planning School,visit its page here or download our flyer in English and Spanish.
June 4,2011 –TreePeople Green City Fair
We attended TreePeople’s Green City Fair for a day of food,fun and activities for the environment!
May 14,2011 - Public Art for Our Streets
The Caminos del Pueblo/Complete Streets team (funded through RENEW) is working with teen parents at El Nido Family Source Center to design and build tile murals outside of El Nido’s building on Van Nuys Blvd. We’ll be designing and installing the first three this Saturday to beautify public space as part of our goals to improve conditions for people who walk,bike,and take the bus!
May 7,2011 –Toxic Tour of Pacoima
Community members working with us on the Clean Up Green Up policy campaign to address cumulative impacts of pollution will join us in Pacoima to tour our community and see some of the issues and opportunities. For an overview of our successful toxic tour,see our post here!
April 30,2011 –Mayor’s Day of Service at the Pacoima Wash
Over 100 students and residents came together to clean up and beautify the Pacoima Wash as part of the Mayor’s Day of Service. Read the post here more the full scoop on a great event!
March 26,2011 –Public Art for Our Streets
The Caminos del Pueblo/Complete Streets team (funded through RENEW) has been working with YUTEP students to design and implement murals and beautify public space as part of our goals to improve conditions for people who walk,bike,and take the bus. We’ll start installing the first public art project today on Laurel Canyon Blvd. near Van Nuys Blvd.!
February 10,2011 –Plants for Pacoima Charter
The Caminos del Pueblo/Complete Streets team (funded through RENEW) is working with the Parents’Center and Staff of Pacoima Charter,allies Tree People and HLAB Team,with help from the Urban Forestry Division to plant street trees in empty tree wells along Van Nuys Blvd. near Pacoima Charter Elementary School. More street trees is a great first step to make Pacoima more walkable and bikeable for everyone! We had a very successful planting –check back soon for pictures.
January 13 and 15,2011 –Bicyclist and Pedestrian Counts
As Pacoima Beautiful is working on projects to improve our streets, it’s very important to know how many people are walking and bicycling now. This will help us now how people use the streets, and how to make them better! Please meet at Pacoima Beautiful and you will be trained how to complete the forms. The counts will take place Thursday,January 13,4:00pm –7:00pm,and Saturday,January 15,9:00am –12:00pm. There will be snacks! Here is the flyer in English and Spanish.
January 29,2011 –Fruit Tree Giveaway
We would like to invite you all to Pacoima Beautiful on Saturday January 29th 2011 from 10:00am-12:00pm to our Free Fruit Tree Giveaway that we are hosting in collaboration with Tree People. We have a total of 150 trees that we hope to give away to families in the community,we’ll have;apple,apricot,nectarine,peach and plum trees for our neighbors to enjoy. Please come and enjoy this beautiful gift and please help us distribute this flyer to the community (the flyer has both English and Spanish versions).
November 20,2010 –Haddon Ave. Pedestrian Bridge Beautification and Community Clean-up
Saturday,November 20,from 9am-noon,we’ll be working hard and having fun to improve the walk home for hundreds of San Fernando High School students by revamping the Haddon Ave. Pedestrian Bridge! Join Pacoima Beautiful,elected representatives,and community partners to clean-up,paint and plant a garden! This event is part of our PLACE project to revitalize the Pacoima Wash,as this bridge crosses the Wash. Max,our organizing team,and architects Mia Lehrer and Associates have worked in depth with residents and students to plan improvements the community wants to see.
Refreshments will be provided! Please wear work clothes and dress for the elements;rain gear or sunscreen depending on the weather. In the case of heavy rain,event may be postponed. Please check here for updates. Download our flyer (with map) here: PB Haddon Ave Ped Bridge Improvement Day Flyer. For more information,please email Max or Veronica,or call the office at (818) 899-2454.
November 18,2010 –Fox Park Event
Thursday,November 18,5pm at San Fernando High School,we will be holding a community meeting to review proposed designs for the exciting Fox Pocket Park we are working on with our SFHS youth and the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust. For more information,email ImeldaorOsbaldo,or call the office at (818) 899-2454.
September 18,2010 –Kermes Grassroots Fundraiser
Saturday,from 4pm-11pm at 12840 Montague St. here in Pacoima –we’ll be having a Kermes/Grassroots Fundraiser). The event is free –there will be tons of live music,dancing,and delicious food for bargain prices. Our members and organizing team have been working hard to make this event a huge success –getting the word out,making beautiful handmade decorations, gaining the support of the local business community (including some amazing raffle prizes!) and in general being impressive and dedicated at every turn! Come out and eat,dance,buy a raffle ticket,celebrate with our community,and help support the work of our members to reduce pollution and improve the neighborhood!
September 17,2010 –PARK(ing) Day
This Friday afternoon we are having a Park(ing) Day celebration,the only one of its kind in the North East San Fernando Valley! We’ll set up with some places to rest and relax,have a paleta (popsicle),and grab some bike and pedestrian info (thanks to the amazing Ciudad de Luces and Bike Metro!). Park(ing) Day is a national and even international event on the third Friday of September,where communities temporarily transform a parking place for a car into a pocket park for the public! Communities like Pacoima definitely need more open space for the benefit of people’s mental and physical health,as well as the health of the environment. For more information about Park(ing) Day,visit REBAR’s website (they originated the event) or Park(ing) Day LA’s site. We’d love to see you!
July 9,2010 –Environmental Justice Awards
Thanks to everyone who made our July 9th Environmental Justice Awards fundraiser such a success!