March 29, 2020

COVID-19 Map from the County of Los Angeles

https://lacounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/3db641e60de9451fa70e69dd5dadbce4

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March 28, 2020

Government Resources for Relief Due to COVID-19

FEDERAL UPDATE: Friday afternoon, President Trump signed the CARES Act - a $2 trillion economic rescue package that will provide relief to many groups affected by the coronavirus. This plan will offer assistance to tens of millions of American households affected by the coronavirus by providing stimulus payments to individuals, expanded unemployment coverage, student loan […]

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March 19, 2020

Mayor Garcetti Issues "Safer at Home" Emergency Order to Los Angeles

Mayor Garcetti issues "Safer at Home" emergency order - ordering all residents of the City of L.A. to stay inside their residences and immediately limit all non-essential movement. Coronavirus.LACity.org El alcalde Garcetti anuncia la orden de emergencia "Más Protegidos en Casa", ordenando a todos los residentes de la Ciudad de Los Ángeles que permanezcan dentro […]

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March 17, 2020

CA Senator Hertzberg: "Virus and the Valley: We're in this Together"

March 17, 2020 Neighbors and Friends, These are challenging days, and there will be more ahead. We're doing all we can to help the nurses, doctors, and healthcare workers on the front lines of this crisis. At the same time, I want to make sure that everyone in the San Fernando Valley gets the information […]

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March 6, 2020

Census 2020 - Are You Ready To Be Counted?

Census 2020 is around the corner. The results will determine not only our representation in Congress, but how more than $115 billion is spent every year on California schools, healthcare, housing, transportation, and other vital programs in our neighborhoods. But we won’t get an accurate count in 2020 unless everyone participates. Your 2020 Census invitation should arrive […]

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March 6, 2020

California & City of Los Angeles Declare Coronavirus Official Emergency

A declaration of a state of emergency is a preparedness measure. It authorizes government agencies to mobilize resources quickly to respond to any noted threat. For this reason, while there are still only a few known active coronavirus cases in California, Governor Newsom and Mayor Garcetti have declared an official state of emergency for both the […]

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February 28, 2020

Penalties have increased for illegal dumping

Penalties have increased for illegal dumping. Dumping waste, materials, packaging, and equipment on L.A. streets, sidewalks, and alleys or in public bins is a crime and is subject to increased fines or criminal prosecution. The City is cracking down on those who trash our sidewalks and streets. Penalties for violations under City and/or State law are […]

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February 21, 2020

Collect $3,000 — Free — To Retrofit Your Home

When a big earthquake hits your area, your house might fly off its foundation and collapse if: It’s wood–framed Built before 1980 Has a crawl space and/or a cripple wall It’s never been retrofitted before The good news is that this year the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) is offering as much as $3,000 each to […]

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February 21, 2020

New Vote Centers Open This Weekend, But Most Angelenos Have No Idea

From https://laist.com/latest/post/20200221/vote-centers-primary-election-polling-places Election “Day” is so 2016. Californians have been voting by mail since the beginning of this month, and in L.A. and Orange Counties, voting in-person starts Saturday morning, when the first round of centralized “vote centers” will open. Let’s recap the changes for WHERE to vote: Most neighborhood polling places are going away, so your old […]

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January 14, 2020

Draft EIR Report on the City's Sidewalk Repair Program is Now Available for Public Comment

The draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the City's Sidewalk Repair Program is now available for public review and comment.  The comment period closes on February 24, 2020. The report is available on the City's website at this link: https://sidewalks.lacity.org/environmental-impact-report.  As one can imagine, this is a very large report but it is posted online in sections […]

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December 24, 2019

Trash Pick-up Moved Forward by One Day Starting December 25th

🚨 HOLIDAY SERVICE REMINDER 🚨 - Due to the holiday, LA Sanitation offices will be closed on Wednesday December 25th. There will be no bin collection service on Christmas Day. If your collection day is normally on Wednesday, your bins will be serviced Thursday. If your collection day is Thursday, your bins will be serviced […]

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December 22, 2019

Prevent Fire Hazards: Water Your Christmas Tree Every Day

Before you rush out to work or to complete your shopping, please take a moment this morning to fill the reservoir stand of your natural Christmas tree with fresh water! https://twitter.com/i/status/1208046952992137217  

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December 22, 2019

New Interactive Map Shows Homelessness and Housing Across LA County

Los Angeles County now has an interactive map allowing you to view the distribution of the County's current homeless population, as well as sites where shelter or supportive housing already exists or is under development. Info on population numbers and density is drawn from the January 2019 Countywide Homeless Count. New info and capabilities will […]

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October 26, 2019

North San Fernando Valley Bus Rapid Transit Project Moves Forward with Board Approval

The North San Fernando Valley Bus Rapid Transit Project will Move Forward into Environmental Review Thank you to all who attended Thursday’s Board meeting and provided feedback. Metro’s Board of Directors received and filed staff’s recommendation to begin the environmental review for the project. The feedback received at the meeting will continue to help shape […]

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October 24, 2019

Arleta Community Cleanup this Saturday

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October 18, 2019

Dept of City Planning is Holding Info Sessions on LA’s New Home-Sharing Ordinance

From the Los Angeles Department of City Planning: The City Council adopted the Home-Sharing Ordinance (CF 14-1635-S2) in December of 2018. To prevent the wholesale conversion of homes into rental properties, the legislation establishes a regulatory framework to restrict short-term rentals to one’s primary residence. The Home-Sharing Ordinance requires hosts who wish to engage in […]

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October 18, 2019

How to Report Spam Texts

If your mobile phone service provider is AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon, you can now report spam texts by forwarding them to 7726 (which spells SPAM). A report will be automatically made to your carrier, who will handle it from there.

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October 18, 2019

How to Find NC-Sponsored Halloween Events in Your Neighborhood

Neighborhood Councils sponsor family-friendly festivities throughout the year, and especially during the holiday season. Now that Halloween is coming up, here's a quick overview of how to look up events sponsored by your local NC. Click the button below to open our Citywide list of Councils, and select yours to open your NC's EmpowerLA webpage. […]

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October 18, 2019

LA Metro Board Report on North San Fernando Valley Bus Rapid Transit Now Available

Metro Board Report on the North San Fernando Valley Bus Rapid Transit Project Available Online Metro’s staff report and agenda for the North San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project is now available on the Metro Board page. You are encouraged to check out Metro’s blog The Source article for more information. The Board meeting will be held […]

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October 13, 2019

"Text-to-911" Now Available in Los Angeles County

Mobile users in LA County now have the ability to send text messages to 9-1-1, giving hearing and speech impaired residents, or those in situations where it is too dangerous to dial 9-1-1, and making noise could put their life in jeopardy, a potentially lifesaving option.

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