The photo here is permitted by our Good Neighbor, Lee Adrian. In going green, this neighbor, Lee Adrian on Stagg Street, has built a swale to collect and let drain into the groundwater. The drought tolerant plants will flourish during our drought, and the plants will lend beauty to our flag.
The flag standard is embedded is a solid concrete foundation and mounted with a solar panel that illuminates the flag during the night hours, so that our flag is never in the dark as it waves above us.
We are so pleased to share this photo, and the heart-felt respect and love for our country in the celebration of this 239TH birthday of the United States of America. Much appreciation to Lee Adrian for helping to make his corner of the neighborhood a better place, and to Sarah Ramsawack, our Board Member who brought this to our attention.
The spirit of the 4th of July is embodied in our flag, and in our neighbors who display it so proudly and respectfully. That feeling is also with us as we celebrate the day with family, friends, and our community. For many of us, that has meant a tradition of backyard fireworks. But with the drought continuing, the fire danger is very high. It's easier than ever to start an unintentional fire or cause a serious injury with fireworks.
But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the sparkles, lights, and booms of some spectacular fireworks this holiday. There are safe firework shows all over the LA area this weekend. We've found websites like this one from about.com that list everything from parades to food festivals, and of course, light shows. Page 2 of the site includes the San Fernando Valley Independence Day Celebration at nearby Hansen Dam, and nearby events at CBS Studios and in the West Valley.
For another great list of fireworks shows, the City and County Fire Department and many other agencies have posted their list at www.SafeJuly4th.org starting Thursday and going through Sunday night.
And the North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council wishes you a safe, happy, and fantastic 4th of July.