Save the Date for MW 2019 House Tour!

Attention ALL Vista Las Palmas Neighbors!

Let your vintage flag fly! And Save the Date! Our neighborhood is hosting the VLPNO Modernism Week 2019 House Tour on Sunday, February 24th, and it'll be a whole neighborhood event with two tours --- one in the morning, the other early afternoon.
 
Dress in your vintage Mid-Century best that day! Pull out all your vintage cars...’cause we know they’re hiding!!!! Set up Instagram moments throughout the ‘hood & welcome the world into our fabulous neighborhood.

As they say, it takes a village. And though we already have many who have come forth to volunteer for the tour, but we want YOU to volunteer, too. So who else wants to actively volunteer on the day of the event? We need volunteers at the event check-in station and as docents in fantastic homes. And this year is extra special, as we’re celebrating our 60th Birthday of the neighborhood —- complete with a toast of something bubbly to punctuate the occasion at the end of the experience.
 
Choose to volunteer, and you won't be disappointed. You'll meet great neighbors. You'll have fun. You'll experience great architecture. You'll gain even more pride about our neighborhood (Or is that even possible, right?). And of course, most of all, you'll be supporting our neighborhood organization, so that in the future we can bring you more fun, frolic, education, safety and community.
 
Last, but certainly not least, the Tour Organizing Committee will thank each an every volunteer with a Thank YOU Birthday Party Bash. So please come join us.
 
To be added to the Modernism Week Volunteers for our VLPNO House Tour, send your email address + phone number to:
 
Robin Abrahams (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
 
Please just jot "YES, Volunteer!" in the subject line and provide us your phone #. 
 
Thanks in advance,
Robin Abrahams
Co-Chair, VLPNO 2019 Modernism Week House Tour Committee
 
 

Vista Las Palmas CRIME ALERT: PLEASE READ

Dear Vista Las Palmas Neighbor,

While we try to keep our communications to a minimum, our board wants to let you know that thieves are hard at work in our neighborhood and that we have had a rash of robberies recently. Please remember to be vigilant. If you see unusual activity either by suspicious people on bikes (yes, they work the neighborhoods) or drivers who appear to be circling, call it in to the police.

Below are two very clear videos of a burglary in our neighborhood. Early morning, and the perp snatches packages and leaves in a small white car.

If you recognize this individual, let us know and call the police. The burglary was reported to the police. There have been others as well. Together, those of us who are here after the winter season need to be more vigilant. Don’t leave packages outside. Close your garages and lock your gates.

Mike Ziskind, Vice Chairman
Vista Las Palmas Board of Advisors
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760 399 0976

 

VLP Robbery Video 1

VLP Robbery Video 2

 

Short Term/Vacation Rental Issues

About one in five VLP homes are used as short-term/vacation rentals.  On Rose Avenue alone, 18 homes are so registered. Should you have an issue or concern with a VLP home that appears to be a short-term rental, please call the Vacation Rental 24hr Hotline number at 760-322-8383.

For additional info: www.PSVacationRentalCompliance.com

Blade Signs

Vista Las Palmas, for city planning purposes is shaped like the letter “L”.  Up til now, the short side of the “L” - the area near Stevens Road north of Old Las Palmas and west of The Arrive hotel - has never had VLP blade signs. Seeing a need for greater neighborhood identity and inclusiveness, the board voted to remedy the shortcoming by appropriating money to acquire and install five new signs. Thanks to board member Robin Abrahams, who spearheaded the effort, the new blade signs will be installed at new locations throughout the neighborhood.

10K/5K/Santa Walk-Run/Bike Tours

We’re all aware that our neighborhood is an obvious first choice for events involving walks and runs due to the perfectly-located, quiet, safe and welcoming location.  Where we’ve run into issues is with the quantity of these city-sponsored events which can create safety hazards for both participants and our own residents pulling in and out of driveways, or street closures requiring detours.

In March, board members Robin Abrahams and Mike Ziskind met with the city’s event coordinator to share concerns and request more information on how many events are planned for next season. We suggested that any events include enough volunteers to keep participants safe and asked that any directional markings which are sprayed onto the street be removed upon an event’s conclusion.  

The City plans to communicate with us ahead of time about upcoming events. Watch our website for announcements.