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Citrus Sunday – May 5, 2013


Citrus-Sunday-2013Save the date for Council District 12’s Eighth Annual Citrus Sunday coming up on Sunday, May 5.

This volunteer fruit drive brings tens of thousands of pounds of fresh oranges and grapefruits to food banks that serve struggling San Fernando Valley families.

Join Northridge West, Northridge South, Granada Hills North, Granada Hills South, Porter Ranch, Reseda, Chatsworth, and West Hills Neighborhood Councils along with Temple Ahavat Shalom for this great event!

Sunday, May 5, 2013
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Participating is easy!
1. Just pick oranges, grapefruits or other citrus fruit from your trees, or ask your neighbors if you can pick from their trees.
2. Drop them off at participating locations between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm on Sunday, May 5. Our partner organization, Valley Interfaith Council (VIC) will collect all the fruit and distribute it to families served at VIC food pantries in the San Fernando Valley.

Drop off locations:

Granada Hills North NC
Knollwood Country Club
12024 Balboa Blvd, Granada Hills, CA

Granada Hills South NC
Granada Hills Charter High School
10533 Zelzah Ave., Granada Hills, CA

Chatsworth NC
Fire Station 96
21800 Marilla St, Chatsworth, CA

Northridge South NC
Dearborn Park
17141 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA

Northridge West NC
Northwest corner of Tampa Ave. and Chatsworth Street
Northridge, CA

Porter Ranch NC
Temple Ahavat Shalom
18200 Rinaldi Place, Northridge
(8:30 am – 12:30 pm)

Reseda NC
CD3 Field Office
19040 Vanowen St, Reseda, CA

West Hills NC
Field’s Market
23221 Saticoy St., West Hills, CA

Free Rollerskating at Skateland to Help Battle Childhood Obesity


At a time when childhood obesity has become an epidemic, and the economic recession continues to make it difficult for families, our friends at Skateland in Northridge announced a great, free project to help kids stay fit and have fun.

As part of Kidsskatefree.com, Northridge Skateland is offering free passes for kids to come to Skateland every week. Parents, just register online at kidsskatefree.com/skateland to start receiving two free skating passes per week per child.

According to the American Heart Association, one in three kids in America are overweight or obese, triple the rate from 50 years ago. Obesity has also been linked to high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, depression, and other physical and psychological problems.

Through Kidsskatefree.com, Roller Skating Centers across the nation have joined to fight cihldhood obesity. Roller skating provides a complete cardio-aerobic workout of the entire body, and burns 400 to 600 calories per hour.

For years, Skateland has been offering a safe, fun place in our community for kids and families to gather, have fun, have parties and fundraisers, and get some great exercise. They also are active members of the community, and supports numerous charitable and community-building causes.

For more information contact Vickie Bourdas Martinez at [email protected] or visit www.kidsskatefree.com/skateland.