NOTICE: Water shutoff on Court E this Wednesday

Jesus Gonzalez, project manager for the Venice Canal Water System Improvement Project, sends the following update:

Hello Everyone,

To help accelerate the construction progress on Court E, we are adding additional staff to this project to assist with the construction.

However with that said, some of our work has been accelerated. Most notably is a water shut down that we need to perform this Wednesday, October 29th.

This email is to advise that residents in the 200 block of Court E and Grand Canal will not have water this Wednesday, October 29th between 9am and 1pm. Water will be restored by 1pm. Again, this only pertains to customers in the 200 block of Court E.

Map of Wednesday water shutoff

All other work will continue as normal, but with the addition of more staff, we will accelerate the pace.

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Venice Canals Water System Improvement Project update

Here is an update from LADWP project manager Jesus M. Gonzalez regarding the Venice Canals Water System Improvement Project:

Hello Everyone,

Below is a brief update regarding the status of our Venice Canal Water System Improvement Project.

Our crews made significant progress this week with the installation of the pipeline on Court E, and there is a very good chance that we will complete the pipe on this street prior to Nov. 7th. Therefore we will continue to assume that the work on Court D will start on Nov. 10th.

Attached is the project schedule along with photos of the construction.

The work we will be performing this upcoming week is very important, so I will provide a thorough update next Friday, October 31st. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards,
Jesus M. Gonzalez
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Water Distribution – Western District Engineer

» Download Venice Canal Project Status Report (PDF)

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Oct. 17 update: Venice Canals Water System Improvement Project

Here is an update from LADWP project manager Jesus M. Gonzalez regarding the Venice Canals Water System Improvement Project:


Hello Everyone,

Below is an update regarding the status of our Venice Canal Water System Improvement Project. I’d first like to thank everyone for your patience and support on this project. Our construction progress has been hampered due to some unanticipated problems the past 2 weeks, however our construction crews are doing everything possible to make up for lost time. In short, the construction on Court E is now schedule to be completed on Nov. 7th, which means the work on Court D will commence on Nov. 10th.

Below is a detailed status report, and attached is an updated schedule along with photos of the construction.

Project Status Report

  • Construction Schedule – LADWP started construction on Court E on October 6th and are now scheduled to complete the work on Court E on Nov. 7th. As shown on the attached schedule, the work on Court D will start on Nov. 10th.
  • Construction Status – LADWP crews have excavated approximately 200 feet of trench, and they have started repairing old service connections along Court E. Our crews encountered numerous unanticipated challenges, such as poor soil conditions, and they have also resorted to had digging the majority of the trench due the prevalence of so many un-marked utilities. However, in response to these challenges, additional equipment will be used to facilitate with construction, and DWP will be meeting with all utility companies (Edison, Sanitation, etc.) next week to assist with identifying the un-marked utilities.
  • Upcoming Work to be Performed – During the week of October 20th, we will continue to excavate the pipe trench, and we will begin installing the new pipeline.
  • Work HoursMonday thru Friday, between 8am to 4pm
  • Street Closure – For safety reasons, Court E will be closed during construction hours (8am to 4pm). All other Courts will remain open next week.
  • Parking for Residents Impacted by the Construction – As shown on the attached map, residents impacted by the construction (i.e. Court E) are allowed to park in the lot located along Venice Blvd. All residents on Court E have received parking permits. If you would like additional permits, please notify me. Parking permits for residents on Court B thru D will be distributed 1 week prior to construction start.
  • Will Water be Shut-off Soon? – No, all customers will continue to have water during our construction. We will notify you in advance prior to performing a water shutdown.

» Download Venice Canal Project Status Report (PDF)

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Update on Venice Canal Water System Improvement Project

Jesus Gonzalez with LADWP sends the following update regarding the Venice Canal Water System Improvement Project…

As promised during our community meeting, LADWP will be providing you with periodic updates regarding the status of our Venice Canal Water System Improvement Project.

Below is a detailed status report. However I would like to emphasize that we are on track to start construction on Court E this Monday, October 6th.

Project Status Report

  • Construction Schedule – LADWP will start construction on Court E this Monday, October 6th. As shown on the attached schedule, the work on Court E will take place from October 6th thru October 24th.
  • Upcoming Work to be Performed – During the week of October 6th, we will be mobilizing our equipment and materials to the jobsite, we will excavate the pipe trench, and we will begin installing the new pipeline.
  • Work Hours – Monday thru Friday, between 8am to 4pm
  • Street Closure – For safety reasons, Court E will be closed during construction hours (8am to 4pm) starting this Monday, October 6th. All other Courts will remain open next week.
  • Parking for Residents Impacted by the Construction – As shown on the attached map, residents impacted by the construction (i.e. Court E) are allowed to park in the lot located along Venice Blvd. All residents on Court E received parking permits yesterday. If you would like additional permits, please notify me.
  • Will Water be Shut-off Soon? – No, all customers will continue to have water during our construction. We will notify you in advance prior to performing a water shutdown.

We will provide you another update next Friday, October 10th. Next week’s report will include photos of the construction, along with a more detailed report.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards,
Jesus M. Gonzalez
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Water Distribution – Western District Engineer
Phone: (213) 367-1218
jesus.gonzalez@ladwp.com


Pipeline Replacement Project – Construction Phasing & Schedule
(PDF download)

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Venice Canals – DWP Pipeline Replacement Project

LADWP officials held a meeting on Wednesday night at 6:00 P.M. at the Library to discuss the details of their Pipeline Replacement Project. Their handout is attached.

To summarize the information:

  1. The recent water main breaks have been caused by corrosion of the iron pipes on the 200 blocks of Courts B, C, D and E and the portion of Grand Canal Court which forms the “T” at the end of each of those courts. The iron pipes will be replaced with plastic pipes with corrosion protection on the outside.
  2. Construction will be on one court at a time and will take approximately 3 weeks per court. The project will start on Court E on October 6th. See attached for a list of starting dates.
  3. The work hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 PM. There is no access to the court during work hours. Steel plates will be used to cover the area after work hours.
  4. Residents can use the court before 8:00 A.M. and after 4:00 P.M. only. Dell Avenue will be open. Equipment will be on the court where the work is taking place and will be removed in the evening.
  5. All emergency services, trash collection service and utility services will be notified.
  6. Arrangements will be made for parking in the Venice Boulevard lot.
  7. DWP is responsible for water service up to your water meter. If necessary, your service line will be repaired.

Please see the attachment for more specifics.

Both the VCA and the VOC will email the DWP’s update on the project (every 2 weeks) to their email membership lists.

» Venice Canal Pipeline Replacement Project (LADWP presentation)

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Photos from the Cinco de Mayo party

Thanks to Michael Town for the pics!

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Joan Del Monte Book Signing

The Friends of the Venice Library proudy present the new book launch party for FOVL member and Venice resident Joan Del Monte and her new book

MURDER – REDRUM
A PALINDROME MYSTERY

High in his outrageous apartment over a brewery, a stock market genius plots four simultaneous bank robberies at one intersection. The police receive four alarms and ignore them thinking it has to be an error. The genius codes his plans with palindromes to hide them.

Come join us for the reading and book signing on

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014 AT 6:30 p.m.

Jon David Waldron Community Room
Venice-Abbot Kinney Memorial Library
501 South Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
310-821-1769

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VCA Annual General Membership Meeting: Monday, January 27, 2014

Venice Canals Association -- membership does make a difference!

VCA Annual General Membership Meeting

Monday, January 27, 2014

VCA Wine & Cheese Social

Please join us at 6:30 PM for a Wine & Cheese Social, followed by the General Meeting.

Please note we have a new venue this year:

Marina City Club

Galaxy Ballroom, 4333 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey [map]

Complimentary Valet Parking

Meet our Councilperson Mike Bonin at the Wine and Cheese Social!

If you wish to run for a Board of Directors position, please notify us at contact@venicecanalsassociation.org
or call 310.301.6223 and leave your contact information on or before Friday, January 24th.
The first meeting of the newly elected Board will take place on Monday, February 3, 2013, at 6:30 PM.

  • Only General Members in good standing may run for a seat on the Venice Canals Association’s Board of Directors. As per 2004 Amendment to VCA By-Laws, and for purposes of continuity, Board seats are staggered in 2-year terms.
  • If you are not currently a general member and would like to become one, please visit our website at www.venicecanalsassociation.org and download a membership application.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday, January 27th!

NOTE: We distributed flyers that list the incorrect date at the bottom. Monday the 27th is the correct date.

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2013 Venice Canals Holiday Boat, in pictures

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See Orson Bean in Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL

See Orson Bean in his rollicking adaptation of Charles Dickens’

“A Christmas Carol”

3 Performances:

  • Friday, Dec. 13, 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, Dec. 14, 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, Dec. 15, 5:30 pm

First Lutheran Church
815 Venice Blvd.
3 Blocks west of Lincoln

A Christmas Carol

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