Next Meeting: Saturday, May 10th, 2014; 9:00AM Social, 9:30AM Meeting @ St. Dominic Gym

Lakeview Civic Improvement Association

LCIA General Membership Meeting

St. Dominic Gym | Social: 9:00 AM | Meeting: 9:30 AM

Date: 
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Taste at the Lake

Saturday, May 31st, 2014 ♦ West Lakeshore Center, 135 Robert E. Lee Blvd. ♦ 6:30 - 9:30 PM

We invite the entire city to join us in celebrating our 4th Annual "Taste at the Lake," an extravagant celebration of food, wine, music, and community spirit. Restaurants, Caterers, Food, and Wine vendors from across the city will be present, featuring their finest dishes and most popular concoctions. Best of all, everything is included with your ticket purchase! That's right, your ticket purchase will provide you with unlimited food, wine, and spirits from every vendor!

For an even better experience, upgrade your ticket the Patron level. This will give attendees access to everything including with a general ticket, but also:

Early admission (5:45 PM)
Private tent with signature cocktails
Complimentary Masseuse Back Massages
Private tables and seating
Private restrooms
A commemorative poster by Bunny Matthews
Recognition in the LCIA Lakeviews Newsletter and e-blast

For more information or to purchase tickets visit the Taste At The Lake website

Date: 
Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Permanent Canal Closures and Pump Projects

"The Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps at 17th Street, Orleans Avenue and London Avenue will provide a permanent and more sustainable measure for reducing the risk of a 100-year level storm surge entering the outfall canals.  Preconstruction activities including surveying, soil sampling and test pile driving are or will be under way at all three canals in the next few weeks; major construction activities will begin in the fall.  

Get more information: www.mvn.usace.army.mil

Do You Know Where Your Evacuspot Is?

In 2013, the City of New Orleans and evacuteer.org  [external link]  unveiled new artwork to mark the 17 designated City evacuation pick-up points where citizens may go during a mandatory evacuation. Our Lakeview EvacuSpot is located at the Smith Library Bus Stop at 6300 Canal Boulevard.

How Mandatory Evacuations Works

In the case of a dangerous or severe storm, generally Category 3 hurricane or higher, the City will call a mandatory evacuation. During a mandatory evacuation all citizens must leave the City of New Orleans until officials have designated the city safe for re-entry. 

 

Burglary Prevention Tips

Burglary is usually a crime of opportunity.  Burglars normally devote relatively little time to plan their actions.  Therefore, the more obstacles that are in the way the less likely that the crime will occur.

Basic Home Target Hardening Techniques

Doors

  • All exterior doors should be metal or solid wood (2 3/4" thick is preferred), and have strong door hinges on the inside of the door.
  • Install impact resistant glass in any location within 42” of a door lock. This will make it more difficult to break the glass, reach in, and unlock the door.
  • Properly install doorframes on all exterior doors and doors from attached garages so they cannot be spread apart.
  • Install security type door strikes on all exterior doors.
  • Install a peephole or wide-angle viewer in all entry doors so that you can see who is outside without opening the door.