Westchester Family YMCA To Honor Community Leaders

“The Westchester Family YMCA will honor outstanding members of its organization at its Sixth Annual Kids Need Heroes event. This year’s luncheon will take place on Thursday, September 26.”

The event starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel LAX. The keynote speaker is LMU’s Center for Urban Resilience Professor Eric Strauss.

For more information about this event or to purchase tickets, please call the YMCA at (310) 670-4316.

For more details from The Hometown News, head over to thehometownnewsonline.com.

Jet to Jetty TOMORROW

jet to jettySaturday, Aug. 24 marks the 29th running of the Jet to Jetty 5K/10K run/walk for mental health.

The Drollinger Family Charitable Foundation is once again sponsoring the event, which benefits Airport Marina Counseling Service.

There will be a 5K walk/run a 10K run, 10-mile and 20-mile family bike rides and a kids’ fun run.

For all the deets, including information on the expo, jog on over to argonautnews.com.

See you tomorrow at Dockweiler?

The Conyers Family Gets Their Green On

I couldn’t resist sharing my husband and daughter participating in a beach clean up for Earth Day last Spring.

Around the country, Parsons Brinckerhoff employees, friends and family planted trees, cleaned trash and restored beaches.

Here in LA, volunteers teamed up with The SEA Lab in Redondo Beach for beach clean up, composting education and a bag exchange.

For the full story, head over to bulletin.pbworld.com.

LADWP Issues Scam Alert

scam alertLADWP has issued a Scam Alert warning customers to beware of fraud involving energy efficiency programs.

The Scam: Someone asks for money in advance of providing energy efficiency equipment.

LADWP recommends the following steps to protect yourself:

  • Don’t pay in advance – LADWP does not charge for rebates or direct installation of efficiency upgrades
  • Check ID – All LADWP employees and contractors hired to work for Energy Efficiency Programs wear identity badges
  • Verify LADWP employees – 800-342-5397
  • Verify LADWP contractors – 800-499-8840
  • Verify independent contractors – cslb.ca.gov (contractors licensing board)

If you are a victim of fraud, call the Los Angeles Police Department – 877-ASK-LAPD (877-275-5273).

It’s Hot Out There – LA County Cooling Center Info

hot tempIt’s hot, hot, hot out there, but LA County offers Cooling Centers to help you survive the summer heat.

For more information, call the LA County Information line at 2-1-1. Information is also available from this downloadable document furnished by the LA County Public Health Department. This document covers the entire county, so share it with an elderly friend. 🙂

It is advisable to call ahead to confirm seating is available.

Any local library is a great place to hang out in the heat, including our local Westchester library. The Lloyd Taber library in the Marina is listed as an official LA County Cooling Center:

Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library
4533 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey 90292
(310) 821-3415
Days & Hours of Operation
Mon – Thur: 11am – 7pm, Tue-Thur: 11am – 8pm, Fri: 12pm – 6pm and Sat: 10am – 5pm

What are you doing to survive the heat in 90045? Leave your great tip for your 90045 neighbors below.

We’re Back, Westchester!

we're backAfter a prolonged absence, Living90045.com is back, reporting on what matters to families in Westchester 90045.

It’s going to take more than a %@&$’ing hacker to keep us down!