November 24, 2014

Upcoming VIP (Volunteers in Patrol) Training

The VIP program is for anyone interested in keeping your home and our neighborhood a safer and more valuable place to live. The purpose of VIP is to provide a visible presence in our neighborhood as a deterrent to criminal activity. VIP is NON-CONFRONTATIONAL and you only act as a witness to report incidents and problems to the police department. Regardless of whether you have time to do regular patrols as a part of the L Streets VIP program, every homeowner can benefit from the VIP training. You learn:
  • The best way to call 9-1-1 by using keywords to bump your call to higher priority.
  • To be more observant on a daily basis.
  • Ways to recognize suspicious or illegal activity.
  • Tips for your home and personal safety.
Training

There will be a Volunteers in Patrol (VIP) training class on Saturday, December 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Northeast Police Station, 9915 E. Northwest Hwy. If this Saturday class doesn't work for you a weeknight training is in the works for the early 2015 (January or February) time frame. We'll let you know as soon as that is scheduled.

After completing VIP training you can be a member of the L Streets VIP program and are eligible to log patrols by driving, walking, or biking through the L Streets neighborhood (Crime Watch 1077 and 1089.) You'll need to let us know you're ready to go at vip@lstreets.org.

Application and Requirements 

Anyone interested in attending the class needs to complete and sign application and waiver forms and send them to DPD Officer Katherine Robinson (address below) by Wednesday, December 3. Membership Forms and VIP Forms are available on the L Streets Documents page. If you have any questions please feel free to contact vip@lstreets.org or:

Katherine Robinson #10007
Neighborhood Policing Officer
Northeast Patrol Division
Dallas Police Department
214-681-3476
katherine.robinson@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us

In order to apply, you must:
  • Be a Dallas County resident.
  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Have a valid Texas Drivers License or Identification Card and Social Security Card.
  • Be a member of an established crime watch or homeowners group.
  • Never have been convicted of a felony.
  • Not have Misdemeanor A or B convictions in the last 5 years or DWI convictions in the last 10 years.
  • Not have any outstanding tickets or warrants.
  • Complete and sign an application, waiver of liability, and confidentiality agreement.
  • Pass a criminal background check conducted by the Dallas Police Department's NPO Unit.

June 16, 2014

2014 Block Party this Saturday

Attention all L-Streets neighbors!

Mark your calendars, the Block Party is almost here! We are celebrating the new growth of the neighborhood association. The family-friendly party will be free for all L-Street residents and their well behaved pets. The party details are as follows:

Livenshire @ McCree, Saturday, June 21st from 1 - 5pm.

We will have food, beverages and snow-cones, so come hungry. There will also be entertainment for the kids including a bounce house and slide combo, face painter, and carnival games. DJ Joe will be there playing music and taking requests. In addition, there will be a police and fire department visit!

Be sure to visit the welcome table for information about the association. We will also have giveaways from local sponsors. For those that would like to join the association, we will have membership applications and can accept cash, check or credit card.

This is the perfect opportunity to get to know your neighbors and help support our neighborhood association, so we hope to see everyone there!

June 13, 2013

L Streets Block Party Announced


Attention all L-Streets neighbors!

Mark your calendars, the Block Party is almost here! We are celebrating the new growth of the neighborhood association. The family-friendly party will be free for all L-Street residents and their well behaved pets. The party details are as follows:

Livenshire @ McCree, Saturday, June 29th from 1 - 5pm.

We will have food, beverages and snow-cones, so come hungry. There will also be entertainment for the kids including a bounce house and slide combo, face painter, and carnival games. DJ Joe will be there playing music and taking requests. In addition, there will be a police and fire department visit!

Be sure to visit the welcome table for information about the association and for dues paying members to pickup their “L-Street Member” Yard Signs. We will also have giveaways from local sponsors. For those that would like to join the association, we will have membership applications and can accept cash, check or credit card.

This is the perfect opportunity to get to know your neighbors and help support our neighborhood association, so we hope to see everyone there!

June 5, 2013

Dallas Champion Animal Project

The Dallas Companion Animal Project, previously Metroplex Animal Coalition and Dallas Animal Advocates, have been hosting two spay/neuter events at Dallas Animal Services each month. Since August, 2012, over 1,200 dogs and cats have been spayed/neutered! In nine months, if half of these were female – that’s 1,200 litters prevented! Plus the prevention of the litters their offspring would have had!!! That’s an amazing number.

There is more work to do, however, and we need volunteers to accomplish this work. The goal is to continue these two free events – focusing on specific zip codes in Dallas – for at least 2 more years. At each event 65-80 surgeries are scheduled. The veterinarians and technicians handle the preparation and surgeries. Volunteers take care of the following: check-in, post-surgical monitoring, check-out, clean-up and laundry. In fact, sometimes, the folks we help need transport for their animals and we help with that, as well.

For many of the people we help and the animals who they entrust to our care, this can be a very scary day. Many of the dogs and cats have never been away from home, so they are very scared. Many of the people have no experience with surgery on their pet or what to expect. The volunteers are crucial to making this day as pleasant as it can be for both the pets and their human families.
Whether you have 1-8 hours on Sundays twice a month, once a month or several hours during the week to do laundry, we can use your help!

If you are interested, please email spaydallas2@yahoo.com to find out more about what kinds of help are needed.

CONFAB: A DALLAS PARKS FOUNDATION CONVERSATION


Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)

House of Blues
2200 North Lamar Street
Dallas, TX 75202

Please join the Dallas Parks Foundation as we take over the House of Blues Main Stage to host an engaging conversation series about public spaces, hiking & biking and recreation. Get an inside look at progress taking place in our city, with featured topics including: 

• Dallas Bikeway System (Presenter: Jared White, Manager, Transportation Planning)
• Summer Adventures in Fair Park (Presenter: Errol McKoy, President, State Fair of Texas)
• Downtown Parks Master Plan (Presenter: Michael Hellmann, Assistant Director, Parks and Recreation Department) 
• The Dallas Zoo (Presenter: Gregg Hudson, CEO & Executive Director)
• Park(ing) Day Dallas (Presenter: Noah Jeppson, Environmental Graphic Designer)
• Aquatics for Dallas (Presenters: Daniel Huerta, Executive General Manager – Parks and Recreation Department; Robin Steinshnider, Manager of Aquatic Services) 
• and others TBD! Topics subject to change.

Cash Bar / Valet & Self Parking / Cocktail Casual Attire
The $10 admission price is your donation to the Dallas Parks Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to achieve a premier citywide system of parks that is sustainable throughout the 21st century.

PARKING:
Valet Parking at House of Blues: $12 (cash)
Self Parking in the lot next to House of Blues on Houston Street: $10 (cash)
Self Parking in the lot behind House of Blues on Broom & Lamar (cash or credit)
Metered Parking on Houston Street in front of House of Blues

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