Be Aware of Catalytic Converter Theft

Our Senior Lead Officer Adam Green wants us to be alert and aware of a trend happening.Slide1{Car Burglars are after an essential piece of your car. The catalytic converter, required by Federal & State Law as part of your emissions system, can contain valuable platinum, palladium, rhodium or gold. Thefts are on the rise in the Miracle Mile and Greater Mid-City area. If taken, you could be in for a $400 to $1400 for a replacement.}

And the Nominees are….

At the Picfair Village Community Association meeting on February 14, we nominated officers for year 2015.  The names and positions of the nominees are listed below. Voting and the installation of officers will take place at our March 14, 2015 meeting.  Hope to see you next month.

President – Claudia Bayard

Vice President – Sylvester Robertson

Secretary – Monique Carrabba

Assistant Secretary – Anthony Respondek

Treasurer  – Marilyn Sommer


PVCA Board

PVCA Meeting – Feb. 14, 2014

Saturday February 14, 2015
10 AM – NOON

The Annual Elections will take place in March. In order to move things along, at the FEB. 14th meeting:

1. The Nomination Committee (5) will be elected at this meeting (Feb 14, 2015).
2. Individuals wanting to be nominated for OFFICE can do so at this meeting or submit your name and the office you seek to Acting President, Claudia Bayard ( or Sylvester Robertson ( This information will be forward to the elected Nominating Committee.
3. The Nominating Committee will create the list of qualifying candidates for each office at this meeting.
4. Candidates for each office must be on the nominating list 30 days before the election.
5. Election of Officers will take place on March 14, 2015 at 10AM, SGI-USA Los Angeles Friendship Center, 5899 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019.
6. Officers for the Picfair Village Community Association (PVCA) are President, Vice President, Secretary, Vice Secretary, and Treasurer.

This is important meeting for all of our residents. Hope to see you on Saturday February 14, 2015 (Valentine Day).


SGI-USA Los Angeles Friendship Center
5899 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019

Come out and support your community!


You Have A Voice!

“If this specific dispensary has presented any community concerns which you have witnessed/experienced, that you can document in a letter, our Attorneys handling the case can present them to the court. These letters can potentially evidence to the court the quality of life issues this dispensary has caused to the community.”
Mehrnoosh Zahiri
Deputy City Attorney
Wilshire Neighborhood Prosecutor 
Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney
213.978.2220 – Main Number
213.978.8037 – Fax


PVCA November 2014 Minutes

Picfair Village Community Association Meeting
General Membership Meeting
November 8, 2014

In attendance: Claudia Bayard (Interim President), Sylvester Robertson (Interim Vice-President), Julie Persaud, Linda Robinson, DeOttis Vallet, Art Terry, Callie Bloem, Chlorita Walton, Maxine Robinson, Monique Carrabba, Barbara Williams, Olivia Veh, Lise Johnson, Sydney Stinnett, Elizabeth Benton, Cheryl Huckaby, Eula Collins, Muriel Collins, Joe Carrabba,

10:12am – Introductions.

10:15am – Block Captain/Neighborhood Watch Meeting Update, Callie Bloem: Meeting occurred October 23rd. 17 blocks covered. Next steps, introductions made at meeting. Takeaway current block captains will try to get more people involved. Callie will email list of blocks still in need of Block Captains.
Will request a list to be posted on Nextdoor and Picfair Village website to try to get more Block Captains signed up. It will be good in case of a neighborhood emergency. No liaison for block captains decided. Callie offered to continue to volunteer. We would like to determine responsibilities of Block Captains once we have enough coverage.

10:20am – Security Patrol Update, Lise Johnson: Enough pledges to start service. Requested method of payment for security patrol. Lise is waiting to hear back from all households that have pledged. 82 households signed up and 22 households still waiting to hear back on payment preference. 66 have paid or prepared to pay. Goal is to start patrol by December 1st. This will not affect the households that have not opted in. Patrols will not park in front of non-paying households. If the security sees something that doesn’t look right they will alert people but will focus on households that are paying for service. One household on ever block in Picfair is participating. Will patrol 5 hours a day. Name of Company is City Guard and it will be an unarmed security patrol. Once the company starts patrolling it was requested that it be announced via post to stakeholders on Picfair Village website and Nextdoor.

10:30am – Meeting Dates & Schedule for Next Year-Discussion/Action – Sylvester Robertson: No meeting in December accept for Board Meeting. Proposed meetings for every month and have it during a weekend evening meeting and rotate on weekend. Suggested meetings are in consistent location. Suggested CD10 meeting as another location. Meetings could be 1 hour per suggestion but committee will be and propose options to stakeholders. Officer Green cannot come on weekends to meetings anymore. A break in occurred on 1700 block of Spaulding on Halloween with Senior in home. It would be better to have Adam Green meet during the week meetings.
We could set up a committee to schedule the meeting. Will schedule Committee Meeting with Claudia Bayard, Monique Carrabba and Carolyn who offered to be on Committee regarding meeting schedule.

10:55am – Marijuana Dispensary Locations, Claudia Bayard: 9 locations under investigation. Update on Marijuana Dispensary will be at Saturn Elementary. Date 11-12-14.

11:00am – Homeless Living Under Venice Underpass, Claudia Bayard: Legal group got involved and if someone is homeless they have to do a legal eviction if they have been their over 30 days. They can’t have their personal property touched. Actions on underpass issue on Venice TBD.

11:08am – Small Lot Sub Divisions/Lot Density, Claudia Bayard: Picfair Village so far as not been exposed to small lot sub division. Many other areas in CD10 have including 28 units on Dunsmuir. The city of Los Angeles just past an ordinance (July 1014) making it easier for developers to build using Small Lot Sub Division guidelines. Guidelines will be posted to website. Pico NC is notified when new projects come to the area. PICONC Land Use Committee Meetings are the 4th Thursday of every month at CD10 office on Pico.

11:20am – Winter Wonderland, Claudia Bayard: –CD10 holding it on Western and Washington: Volunteers needed. December 13th. Please contact Claudia Bayard if interested.

11:25am –Von’s Market, Claudia Bayard: They are discussing to remodel the Von’s again. When they do remodel it, they will move it forward on location (remove parking lot).

11:26am – NextDoor, Claudia Bayard: Whoever is on Next Door you can’t block what people say because of their 1st Amendment rights. Claudia has been contacted by Next Door as they are monitoring our group. The company send an email about their policy and procedures regarding people blocking other users posts.

11:35am – Elections/Nominating Committee, Sylvester Robertson: Elections, Lise Johnson proposed a motion to have elections in March. The vote count was 18 yes and 0 no. Elections are scheduled for March 14, 2015. The Nominating Committee should meet; sort out any conflicts in the by-laws regarding nominating procedures and confirmed qualified candidates 30 days before the election. Qualifications for each seat will be posted on the website.

Nomination Committee will be announced on website. Joe Carrabba, Claudia Bayard and Lise Johnson volunteered to be on it.

11:45am- Turkey Trot, Olivia Veh: Will coordinate the day of Thanksgiving walk/run at 8am.

11:46am- Third Thursday 5pm to 9pm, Claudia Bayard: Food Trucks and stroll down Pico Blvd. This is to bring more business to the community.

11:51am – Open floor, Sydney Stinnett: Beyond the Generation of Vipers, book written by stakeholder. The correlation between student achievement, parental support in public schools. The book can be purchased. You can buy the book from Sydney for $15 of site.

11:55am- Next Door Administrator: Stakeholders voted to Remove Ezeoma Obioha as our Nextdoor administrator. The vote was 16 for, Opposed 0.

Meeting adjourned at 11:55am.

Signed secretary volunteer,

Monique Carrabba
Stakeholder Picfair Village