Halloween Carnival

On Saturday, October 31 between 12-4 pm, the Robertson and LACES Recreation Centers are holding an all-ages Halloween Carnival at the Robertson Recreation Center, 1641 Preuss Road, 90035 (map).

There will be tons of activities and prizes, including free creepy crafts, games (4 games for $1, or 25 for $5), face-painting, and contests like Apples on a String, Musical Chairs, and Hula Hooping. Or get a $2 unlimited Moonbounce wristband, and jump to your heart's content. Every kid gets a free bag of candy.

Then at 3:15, join us for the Grand Costume Parade (with divisions for ages 5 and under, 6-10, and 11-15).

Hope to see you there!

Click here to download the flyer.

2010 Neighborhood Council Election

In 2010, the City Clerk will be conducting elections for the Neighborhood Council system. The South Robertson Neighborhoods Council election is scheduled for Sunday, April 11 from 10am to 4pm at the Robertson Recreation Center Community Room (map). All Board seats will be open.


Note: permanent changes to our meeting schedules

Starting in September 2009, the General Board meeting will shift to the third Thursday of the month.

Along with that change, the Green Team will meet second Wednesday of the month, and the Executive Meeting will be on the second Thursday.


2009 Peace Picnic

Join us Sunday, September 13 between 1-4 pm at the Robertson Recreation Center (map) for the Fourth Annual Peace Picnic.

This free family event celebrates the United Nations' International Day of Peace. There will be a free buffet picnic lunch (until 2pm), live music, fun activities, arts and craft for the kids and more! (We recommend bringing a blanket to sit on.)

Click here to download the flyer.


2009 Susan Bursk Award winner: Susan Strick

The Susan Bursk Award is presented each year to an individual in recognition of his or her dedication and service to the South Robertson Neighborhoods Community. This year's winner was Susan Strick for her outstanding service as both a private citizen and as a Neighborhood Prosecutor in the City Attorney's office.

SORO NC will be publicly recognizing Susan and all the 2009 nominees at the August General Board meeting:

  • Carmen Dominguez
  • Doug Fitzsimmons
  • Susan Gans
  • Gary Garcia
  • Rabbi Kanefsky
  • Penny Mehra
  • Cynthia Ojeda
  • Jane Rogers
  • Daniel Rojo
  • Baila Romm
  • Marjan Safinia

We're deeply grateful for the work all the nominees have done within SORO, and congratulate them on their nominations.


2nd Annual CommUnity Walk

Sunday, June 14th, 3 to 5pm

Meet at Warehouse Shoe Store parking lot 2045 S. La Cienega Blvd. LA 90034 (Corner of Cadillac and S. La Cienega Blvd.)

SORO NC is proud to co-sponsor this year's CommUnity Walk with the Community Police Advisory Board, the West Los Angeles Community Police Station, and the Westside Neighborhood Council.

Come join us as we walk together through our neighborhood and discuss ways to make it safer for all of us. Other participants include the Office of the LA City Attorney, LA Fire Department Station 58, the Community Emergency Response Team, Hatzolah Emergency Rescue Team, the Crestview Neighborhood Association, and Councilmembers Herb Wesson and Jack Weiss.

Download the flyer with more information in either English or Spanish versions.

12th Annual SoRo Community Festival

The 12th Annual SoRo Community Festival will take place on Sunday, June 7, 2009 from 12:00 noon to 5 pm. The Festival is located on South Robertson Boulevard, between Cattaraugus and Beverlywood St. (just north of Hamilton High School).

The goals of the SoRo Community Festival are to build bridges amongst our neighbors, local businesses and public service organizations and to celebrate the cultural diversity of our community. The Festival will include ethnic, vegetarian and kosher foods, a live music stage and lots of exciting artist and vendor booths. Plus, tons of activities for kids of all ages at Camp SoRo. There is no admission fee. Street parking is available.

Festival Music Line Up

12:00 - 12:45   |   Island Rhythms (Caribbean Steel Drum Band)
12:45 - 1:10   |   Rock Theatre (Live Dance & Vocal Performance)
1:15 - 1:30   |   Susan Bursk Founder's Award Presentation
1:30 - 2:00   |   Santa Monica Oceanaires (A Cappella Men's Chorus)
2:00 - 2:30   |   Pat Gorman (Country/Folk Singer/Songwriter)
2:30 - 3:15   |   Hamilton High School Jazz Ensemble (Directed by John Hamilton)
3:15 - 3:40   |   Rock Theatre (Live Dance & Vocal Performance)
3:45 - 5:00   |   Westside Crew (Top 40/Latin Soul)
Master of Ceremonies: Michael Cladis
Sound Master: John Lackner

Please check out the PSA on YouTube, which highlights the SoRo Festival in detail. You can also download a printable PDF of the Festival's music line up.

UPDATE: This year's festival was huge success. Thanks to everyone who worked hard to pull it all together, particularly our friends at SORO, Inc.

Hamilton High Incidents

The press is reporting that two youths (not Hamilton students) were detained yesterday trespassing at Hamilton High. They were taken to the West LA police station by School Police after refusing to cooperate.
Threatening messages, warning of violence on 4/24 (today), were also found in the boy's bathroom, although it is not clear whether they were linked to the trespassing incident. The school administration has beefed up security and is actively working with LAPD on their investigation. A reward has been offered for information resulting in a conviction.
Hamilton administration acted promptly, the school remains open, and classes are proceeding as usual.
You can find more details at the links below; we'll keep you updated as more information becomes available. 

2009 Community Town Hall Meeting: CD-5 Candidates Forum

7pm on February 5, 2009 at Hamilton High School Cafeteria (map)
Co-sponsored by Palms Neighborhood Council

Come listen to the candidates for Council District 5 discuss the issues facing our city and our neighborhood. Moderated by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles.

Click here to learn more.

UPDATE: Thanks to the candidates, the moderator, the many volunteers, our partners at Palms NC—and especially to all who attended and made the Candidates Forum such a success.

Posted Oct 17, 2008

2008 Community Town Hall Meeting: Living Green

Each year, SORO NC hosts a Town Hall where our stakeholders have the opportunity to speak directly with city officials. With the recent election campaigns so focused on energy dependence, climate crisis and the economy, we decided it would be appropriate to focus our 2008 Town Hall on LIVING GREEN.

UPDATE: Although the Town Hall has already happened, we have compiled resources here on our website that hopefully will help you Live Green. Together, our communities can build a greener future.

Click here to learn more.