Nov 26, 2012

Holiday Meet & Greet At Space Monkey next Wednesday, Dec. 5th at 6:30 p.m.

Seasons Greetings, Neighbors! Instead of a boring Neighborhood Association Meeting this December we are having a Holiday Meet & Greet. Next Wednesday, December 5th at Space Monkey Coffee (72nd and Harold across from MSCC) at 6:30 p.m.!  If you are interested we will have folks on hand to talk to you about the following and how you can get involved with: 
Foster Streetscape Plan
Arleta Triangle Project
Arleta School Garden Project
Our Happy Block Project
Laurelwood Park Master Planning Project
.....And many other neighborhood FUN activities that YOU can be involved in! 

We will have holiday treats and coffee, and kids are welcome!  
Help spread the word and tell the folks on your block. We look forward to seeing you all!
And, if we don't see you, have a safe and wonderful NEW YEAR! 

Nov 20, 2012

Holgate Mural Update (7-11 Building)

We received some bummer news but don't worry it hasn't got our spirits down for the hopes of a new mural on the backside of the 7-11 building on Holgate Blvd., across from the Mt. Scott Learning Center. The grant funding through the City's Graffiti Abatement Program can only be extended until November 30, 2012 and with all the superhuman powers that we like to think we have, there simply isn't enough time to complete this project.

Don't worry, we plan to re-apply this spring for the new round of grant funding through the City's Graffiti  Abatement Program with plenty of neighborhood support with the hopes of future funding to complete this project in the spring/summer of 2013! Big thanks and a high-five to Joshua Mead, Student Transitions Manager at Mt. Scott Learning Center for working with students and getting grant funding thist year.  This past year he has been serving as project manager and we look forward to working with him this upcoming year to create a new vision on this wall that will reflect both the owner's and and neighborhoods desires as well reducing unwanted graffiti.  Be looking forward to project updates this spring!

Nov 13, 2012

Proposed Mural Behind 7-11 on Holgate

This past year The Mt. Scott Learning Center received a grant opportunity to work with a local artist on a new mural on the blank wall facing Holgate Boulevard on the backside of the 7-11 building (formerly, Blockbuster).  Joshua Mead, the project coordinator from Mt. Scott Learning Center has been working on this project to see it through. This large blank wall has been tagged numerous times. The hope of a new mural on this wall will hopefully keep it from being hit with graffiti.  

Foster Road Cross Section Draft Alternatives

The Foster Streetscape planning process is well underway.  The Stakeholder Advisory Committee is meeting this Thursday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m. at SE Works to  review all options and brainstorm ideas for Foster Rd, including crossing improvements, cross section changes and streetscape improvements. Transportation Chair, Marcel Hermans and Board Chair, Erika Palmer-Wilson sit on this committee and they would like to hear any and all comments that you may have.  Below you will find the Foster Road Cross Section Draft Alternatives Report that display different cross sectional alternatives for the three representative segments of the inner Foster Road Corridor. 

Please leave YOUR comments below or email them to Marcel Hermans,  MSA Transportation Chair at or Erika Palmer-Wilson, MSA Board Chair at

Foster Road DRAFT Cross-Section Alts+Tradeoffs

Come Learn About Starting a Neighborhood Foot Patrol and/or Livability Team!

Do you have concerns about community livability and crime prevention? Want to learn more about creating a neighborhood foot patrol or a livability team?  Have no idea, what a foot patrol or livability team is and how they are effective in reducing neighborhood crime?  Please come learn and attend the following meeting!   

Creating Neighborhood Food Patrols & Livability Teams
Time:  6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Pieper Cafe (65th and Foster)

Brad Taylor, our neighborhood Crime Prevention Officer, will be there to answer all your questions!  Please share this opportunity with your neighbors.  This will be a very informative session and we hope to see you there! 

If you have questions please contact Erika Palmer-Wilson.  
Phone: 541-991-1113 Email: 

Nov 8, 2012

Donate to Project Warmth & Get 10% at Pieper Cafe

Project Warmth is collecting new and unused socks, hats, scarves and gloves to be distributed to members of our community who want and need them. They will be available to anyone attending the Feast for Southeast Thanksgiving meal at Mt. Scott Community Center at 2:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. 

The Pieper Cafe (corner of 65th and Foster) is offering a 10% discount to customers who come in and donate to this project! 

Nov 1, 2012

Neighborhood Meeting Agenda -- Wednesday, November 7th

Below you will find our Neighborhood Agenda for next week's meeting. Come out and visit with us! If you need a babysitter, just let us know by Monday, November 5th. Please email Erika at We can work with the Mt. Scott Community Center and have the play room available with a sitter on hand. November 7th 2012 MSA Agenda