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February 19, 2023

Street and Sidewalk Closures

The LADWP crew began work on Work Area 7 on Arleta Avenue between Kagel Canyon Street to Osborne Street on January 4th. Work hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with the possibility of occasional work on Saturdays. During construction in this work area, one lane in both the eastbound and westbound traffic lanes on Arleta Avenue will […]

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February 14, 2023

Van Nuys Airport Vision Study Open House - February 22 at 6pm

Los Angeles World Airport (LAWA) invites you to attend a special virtual one house where they will share information about the Vany Nuys Airport (VNY) Vistion Study. The Los Angeles City Planning Department (LACP) also will be joining LAWA to provide information on the Southwest Valley Area Community Plans Update. This special virtual open house […]

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February 9, 2023

LA City Council Approves Contracts for Mental Health Services at City Libraries

The L.A. City Council approved more than $800,000 in contracts to provide assistance to librarians and other library staff to train them should they encounter someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis. The L.A. City Council approved three new contracts Tuesday for mental health services at public libraries. The contracts total more than $800,000 and will provide […]

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February 7, 2023

CA Urges Feds To Probe Gas Companies, Increases Rebates

Help for skyrocketing gas bills is on the way. Credits ranging from $90 to $120 will appear on utility bills as soon as March. Gov. Gavin Newsom is asking federal authorities to investigate the recent spike in natural gas prices — an increase that has been evident to many Californians as their utility bills skyrocket. Households […]

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February 2, 2023

Peace and Healing Centers

L.A. is piloting a program to create physical spaces where communities with high rates of pollution, poverty, and violence can go to heal. Why it matters: The nine Peace and Healing centers are located in L.A. REPAIR Zones, which stands for Reforms for Equity and Public Acknowledgement of Institutional Racism. Half of Angelenos living in poverty […]

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February 1, 2023

Sepulveda Basin Vision Plan Community Meeting

You are invited to participate in an upcoming community meeting to discuss the Sepulveda Basin Vision Plan. February 8, 2023 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Encino Community Center 4935 Balboa Blvd Encino, CA 91316 The City of Los Angeles and Community Partners invite you to the first of four interactive community open house events designed […]

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January 28, 2023

LAPD Cadet Program Applications

Interested in joining the LAPD Youth Cadet Program? Applications are currently open to join this program designed to offer youth an opportunity to develop skills that will help them throughout their lives, while working with one of the finest law enforcement agencies in the country. The program is offered at each of the 21 community police stations […]

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January 28, 2023

LASAN Launches OrganicsLA

Effective immediately, Los Angeles Sanitation and Environment (LASAN) customers should use their green bin to dispose of all food scraps and food-soiled paper, along with their existing yard waste. To help residents start collecting food scraps, the City is providing 2-gal kitchen pails. These pails are available for pick-up at participating distribution sites, one pail per household, […]

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January 26, 2023

City of Los Angeles Council District 6 Candidate Forum - Saturday, February 18 - HERE IN ARLETA!

Saturday, February 18, 2023 10:00 AM Come join us in person or stream the forum online at VANC34.org Osborne Neighborhood Church 13501 Osborne St Arleta, CA

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January 21, 2023

Relief Resources for Natural Gas Bills

In an effort to help combat the rising prices and ease the burden on customers, SoCalGas is offering accessible tools to help cut down on energy usage and help lower your bills amidst the rising costs. Currently, they are encouraging customers to sign up for weekly Bill Tracker Alerts to monitor gas consumption, take steps to reduce usage, and […]

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January 19, 2023

North Valley Military Institute's Food Pantry Grand Opening

North Valley Military Institute Food Pantry in collaboration with the HOPE Fellowship Foursquare Church Monday, January 30, 2023 Ceremony 1:00 PM Food Distribution 1:30-4:00 PM Our pantry is located at HOPE Fellowship Church 12055 Wicks St., Sun Valley, CA Food Distribution Monthly on the 3rd Friday of the Month 1-4 PM Pantry is open Monday-Friday […]

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January 19, 2023

City Clerk Certifies Candidate List for Council District 6 Special Election

CERTIFIED LIST OF CANDIDATES 2023 COUNCIL DISTRICT 6 SPECIAL ELECTION Los Angeles City Clerk Holly L. Wolcott has released the official list of candidates for the April 4, 2023, Council District 6 Special Election. A random alphabet drawing conducted by the California Secretary of State on January 5, 2023, determined the order in which candidates are […]

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January 15, 2023

Mayor Bass Declares State of Emergency over Storm Damage

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass on Friday declared a state of emergency over storm damage after the city was pummeled by rain. Mayor Karen Bass declared a state of emergency Friday after the greater Los Angeles area was pummeled with rain, causing flooding, roadway damage, and deaths in California. The declaration, effective immediately, directs the […]

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January 12, 2023

L.A. County Assessor Offers Relief to Those Hit by Storms

Filing a Misfortune & Calamity Claim Jumpstarts the Process The Office of the Assessor is providing property tax relief to property owners who may be affected by the recent torrential rainstorms.  This includes filing with the Office of the Assessor a claim for Misfortune & Calamity relief within one year of the incident for properties […]

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December 29, 2022

New Year, Nearly 1,000 New Laws

The start of each new year means the start of many, many new California laws. In California, the new calendar year also means a fleet of new laws and regulations that go into effect. 2023 is no exception. This past year, the state Legislature passed nearly 1,000 bills that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law. […]

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December 23, 2022

Holiday Trash Collection Schedule

Due to holidays on Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2, our collection schedule will be delayed by one day from your regularly scheduled pickup day. Regularly scheduled on Monday will be picked up Tuesday Regularly scheduled on Tuesday will be picked up Wednesday Regularly scheduled on Wednesday will be picked up Thursday Regularly scheduled […]

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December 21, 2022

LA Mayor Bass Releases New ‘Inside Safe’ Plan to Combat Homelessness

The order: She instructed her staff to “create a strategy of large-scale citywide coordination.” Her ‘Inside Safe Initiative’ will determine “the highest need encampments across the city, especially focusing on encampments that are chronic and have a high demand for services.” Some of the details: The plan aims to identify both interim and permanent housing resources for […]

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December 16, 2022

LADWP Help is On the Way Program

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power continues offering various forms of assistance to customers in an effort to help them better manage their bill. The Help is on the Way Program wraps all of their Low Income Discount Programs and other Customer Financial Assistance Programs under one umbrella. From financial assistance like EZ-SAVE, […]

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December 15, 2022

Council District 6 Special Election Information

NOTE: A list of candidates who have filed to run in the CD 6 Special Election can be found at: https://ethics.lacity.org/elections ELECTION CALENDAR 2022-2023 https://arletanc.org/2022/12/05/city-of-los-angeles-council-district-6-special-election-information/

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December 13, 2022

LA City Council Approves Mayor Bass' Emergency Declaration On Homelessness

At its first meeting with five newly-elected councilmembers today, the L.A. City Council unanimously ratified Mayor Karen Bass' emergency declaration concerning homelessness. The immediate impact: This allows Mayor Bass to cut through red tape to create temporary and permanent housing for the estimated 42,000 people who are unhoused. Why it matters: City officials, nonprofit organizations, the business community, and the […]

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