On Sunday, February 12, 2017, Officer Jose Moreno of the LAPD gave a presentation and Q&A on immigration and deportation issues at Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church. Officer Moreno encouraged members of the congregation to attend the Neighborhood Watch meetings in the West Valley to become better informed about what is happening in our community, especially regarding immigration.


The Neighborhood Watch meetings for each area are as follows:

All meetings are at the


Police Station

21501 Schoenborn Street

Canoga Park, CA 91304

7:00 p.m.


  • Canoga Park: 2nd Wednesday of every month here (SLO Dao and SLO Moreno).
  • Winnetka: 3rd Thursday of every month (SLO Poepke)
  • West Hills: 2nd Monday of every month (SLO McNamee and SLO Brown)
  • Woodland Hills: 3rd Wednesday of every month (SLO Rygh and SLO Dinse)


Thank you.

José Moreno


José Moreno #37748

Los Angeles Police Department

Topanga Division

Senior Lead Officer – Canoga Park 21A5

21501 Schoenborn St

Canoga Park, CA 91304


Desk: 818-756-3191

Cell: 818-731-2583

FaceBook: Slo Jose Moreno

Twitter: @LAPD_MyCityJM

Instagram: Slo Jose Moreno


Click on the link below to see a map of the Topanga Area, containing the Basic Car Areas and Lead Officers of the LAPD.

Emerson’s Justice Advocacy Ministry (JAM)

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The passions and areas of activism are varied among Emerson’s members – clean water, gun violence, environment, education, democracy, immigration, Black Lives Matter, homelessness, animal rights, disabilities, and interfaith relations, and more.

The Emerson Justice Advocacy (JAM) committee was created to serve as a support system for the many social justice groups that already exist at Emerson.  JAM helps get the word out about what we’re all doing, provides a time and place for everybody to get together to share progress and ask for support, and provide occasional trainings to help us all be better organizers.  Those who are not currently involved in any social justice work are welcome to attend JAM meetings and shop around for a group to join.

JAM meetings are held on the third Sunday of the month at noon in the Sanctuary.



Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Meeting, October 2, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.



Emerson’s Justice Advocacy Ministry (JAM) is participating in the GOTV effort and is making great strides in registering voters.  Everybody is invited to the next meeting on Oct 2 at 12:15. It’s First Sunday Potluck so enjoy your lunch and then head back into the sanctuary to talk about how voter registration is going, For more information contact Barbara Moore at 818-661-0679 or


Below are photos of some of our volunteers at Pierson College and the Canoga Park Farmer’s Market as they help to register folks to vote in Election 2016.



Renee Lancon and Lillian Brotherson register voters at Pierce College.


Gene Paulin, Bonnie Norwood, and Bettina Salas register voters at the Canoga Park Farmer’s Market.

League of Women Voters Presentation on Propositions

On Sunday, October 23, from noon until 1:30 p.m., Marsha Schwartz of the League of Women Voters, will speak about the propositions that California voters will have to vote on in the upcoming election on November 8.  Some of the issues on the ballot are: who should decide when to try a youth as an adult, the end of the death penalty, expanding the rail transit system, affordable housing, funding for schools and healthcare for low income children and youth.  The wordings of these propositions and measures can be very confusing, and that’s done on purpose.  Marsha will explain what a yes or no vote means on these propositions.



Presented by the Justice Advocacy Ministry (JAM) of Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave, Canoga Park.  Open to the public. Free childcare provided.

For more information, please contact Terry Hassman-Paulin, 818-404-6941;



WELCOME HOME PROJECT: Collection of household items

This coming Sunday, September 4, we are collecting household items for Mayor Eric Garcetti’s “Welcome Home Project.”

This is a program to help formerly homeless Angelenos who have just gotten affordable housing and need basic items.  Here’s what we’re collecting: laundry baskets, pillows, pillowcases, blankets, set of sheets, books (can be used), picture frames, can openers, pots/pans, pitchers, cups, towels/washcloths, toothpaste/toothbrushes, shampoo/body soap, toilet paper, deodorant, comb/brush, bowls, plates, and utensils.  We’re collecting from now until September 10.



There are large boxes under the table in the Pavilion where these items can be stored. We will drop off the collected items September 10 to the nearby collection center, MTO Shahmaghsoudi School of Islamic Sufism, with which we’re partnering.

For more information, contact Terry Hassman-Paulin at or call her at 818-404-6941.


The photo below shows Terry Hassman-Paulin and volunteers from the MTO Shahmaghsoudi School of Islamic Sufism on September 10 with some of the baskets of household goods collected for the Welcome Home Project.





MEETING TO “GET OUT THE VOTE,” Sunday, August 7, 12:00 noon, Sanctuary

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The newly formed JUSTICE ADVOCACY MINISTRY (JAM) held its first meeting on July 31, 2016.  JAM is a new support committee created to help people get the word out about what they’re doing, recruit new supporters for their causes(s), and offer occasional trainings on such events as community organizing, petitioning, and lobbying.

The meeting on Sunday, August 7, will focus on “getting out the vote,” since this is the biggest issue to tackle in the next couple of months.

Since it’s 1st-Sunday potluck,  bring your lunch to the meeting.


For more information contact Renee Lancon at, Meredith Graham at, or Spike Dolomite Ward at



Calling all Emersonians who are doing important social justice work out in the community!  A new support committee has been created to help people get the word out about what they’re doing, recruit new supporters for their causes(s), and offer occasional trainings on community organizing, petitioning, lobbying, etc.

Come to the first meeting on Sunday, July 31 at 12:15 to share what you’re doing with the rest of us, draft a covenant for the group, and give your ideas on what types of workshops and trainings you’d like to see happen with JAM.  If you’ve been wanting to get more active in social justice work, this would be a great time to learn about what’s going on at Emerson so you can join an existing cause (or start one of your own!).


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For more information contact Renee Lancon at, Meredith Graham at, or Spike Dolomite Ward at