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November 16, 2023

2024 EmpowerLA Youth Conference

Calling all aspiring leaders – applications for the 2024 EmpowerLA Youth Conference are now open! The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment is looking for 50 young people from across Los Angeles to participate in a day-long event focused on civic engagement, local government, and community impact. Spend the day at Los Angeles City Hall learning from […]

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November 4, 2023

The Great Pumpkin Bash - Sunday, November 5, 2023 - 10AM-2PM

Did you know that every year, over 1.3 billion pumpkins end up in our landfills after Halloween? This is a problem because when pumpkins – or any organic waste – are thrown out with the trash, they slowly decompose and release harmful methane gas. Methane is one of the most harmful greenhouse gasses to our […]

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October 24, 2023

Understanding L.A.'s New Plastics Reduction Ordinances & How They May Affect You

The City of Los Angeles has taken significant steps to curb plastic pollution within the city through the recent implementation of various ordinances that aim to reduce single-use plastic consumption among Angelenos, foster a culture of sustainability and environmental responsibility among our residents and business, as well as contribute to a cleaner environment for all. […]

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October 15, 2023

Community Investment for Families Department Survey

The Community Investment for Families Department invites you to participate in the Community Investment for Families Department’s short, 5-minute survey and let them know where you get your child care. Your participation will help them identify how the City can better support families like yours. The survey is available in eight different languages and can […]

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September 20, 2023

September is National Preparedness Month!

As we celebrate this month of preparedness, the City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department is engaging the community for input as they update the City’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, to help plan for how to keep Angelenos safe in future emergencies or disasters. They want to hear from all Angelenos about their emergency preparedness priorities so that they […]

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September 19, 2023

Get help with back rent: Emergency Renters Assistance Program

Applications open Tuesday September 19, 2023 at 8am Pacific for the City of Los Angeles United to House LA Emergency Renters Assistance Program. At this time, applications are slated to close on Monday October 2, 2023 at 6pm Pacific. However, applicants who qualify are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The Emergency Renters Assistance Program provides support to […]

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September 11, 2023

LADWP Financial Assistance

The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) will end December 31, 2023 and though the amounts vary, the program amount increased and now provides up to $15,000 to pay past due water and sewer bills, and from $200 to $316 for current water and sewer bills for qualifying customers. Here are some key points about the 2023 Program: […]

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September 11, 2023

LA City Reparations Plans - September 14 at 10 am, 2 pm, or 6 pm

If you are 18+ living in Los Angeles, or if you are an adult who has ever lived in Los Angeles, then Join the City of Los Angeles' Civil Rights Department and its Reparations Advisory Commission's "Black Experience Study LIVE!" to learn about the City's plans for reparations in LA, and join the study in real time on September 14 at 10AM, 2PM or 6PM. Please […]

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August 19, 2023

Stay Safe and Informed, from Mayor Karen Bass

(Lea este boletín de noticias en español) I was briefed earlier today by the National Weather Service about the tropical storm’s trajectory. Based on the current forecast track, our region could see scattered thunderstorms overnight, with heavy rain and wind impacting Los Angeles tomorrow and Monday morning. SIGN UP FOR EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS Tonight, our City’s […]

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August 19, 2023

Hurricane Hilary Updates from Ready LA County

Extreme weather conditions are expected to impact LA County due to Hurricane Hilary. It's predicted that Southern California will see heavy rainfall through early next week – with the most intense conditions occurring Sunday into Monday – as Hilary approaches, likely as a tropical storm. Below are resources provided by Ready LA County @readyla (Instagram). ALWAYS […]

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August 5, 2023

LADWP Outdoor Watering Update

After observing two-days-a-week outdoor watering restrictions for the past thirteen months, LADWP customers can begin watering outdoor landscapes for up to three-days-a-week. After experiencing a record snowpack, the return to the City's Phase 2 Emergency Water Conservation Ordinance was approved and effective July 27, 2023. The return to three-days-a-week watering means customers with street addresses […]

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July 14, 2023

Heat-Related Safety Tips and Resources

The San Fernando Valley is no stranger to intense heat waves as this past week has demonstrated. With July bringing in some of the hottest days of the year so far, it is important to be informed of all heat-related safety tips and resources especially as temperatures are expected to continue rising over the weekend: […]

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July 3, 2023

Fireworks Near Me: July 4th Events 2023

Your complete guide to Independence Day fireworks, parades, and celebrations around Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley As Independence Day nears, it's time to ready the barbeque and find out where Fourth of July fireworks and other star-spangled celebrations are going on throughout the San Fernando Valley and nearby communities. Do note the date […]

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June 27, 2023

Election: Today Is the Last Day to Vote in LA City Council District 6 Race

Imelda Padilla and Marisa Alcaraz vie to replace Nury Martinez. Vote centers close at 8 pm tonight. After more than eight months of speeches and a crowded primary election that narrowed the candidates to two, the runoff to replace former Councilmember Nury Martinez on the Los Angeles City Council will come down to voting day Tuesday, June 27. […]

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June 24, 2023

Have a great 4th of July, but leave fireworks to the professionals

Personal possession or use of fireworks in Los Angels is illegal. There are dozens of FREE fireworks shows in Los Angeles. Take the entire family and enjoy watching the "rockets' red glare" under the stars. Find a free show at lafd.org or call (888) 654-FIRE.

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May 26, 2023

L.A.'s $13 Billion Budget Signed for the 2023-2024 Fiscal Year

Today Mayor Bass signed the City Council approved $13 billion budget for the 2023-2024 fiscal year. The budget includes an unprecedented $1.3 billion to address housing and homelessness and approximately $3.2 billion for the Los Angeles Police Department. Regarding LAPD, the budget seeks to restore staffing levels to 9,500 officers, hire additional civilian personnel and […]

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May 10, 2023

How Many City Council Districts Should We Have? Join the City-Wide Conversation

After the leaked tape of the three Councilmembers making racist and offensive remarks during the previous 2021 redistricting process for City Council boundaries, the City of Los Angeles is now in the process of considering reforms to the redistricting process, including discussion of how many Council Districts should there be, how many residents should each […]

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May 8, 2023

City of Los Angeles - Emergency Management Department - NOTIFY LA

City of Los Angeles - Emergency Management Department - NOTIFY LA WELCOME TO THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES EMERGENCY ALERT PORTAL Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our emergency alerts through Everbridge. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, […]

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May 1, 2023

Notice of Preparation of a Program Environmental Impact Report and Notice of Public Scoping Meetings

(Traducción al español a continuación) PROJECT:  Comprehensive Plastics Reduction Program LEAD AGENCY:  City of Los Angeles - Bureau of Sanitation REVIEW PERIOD:  May 1, 2023 through May 30, 2023 The City of Los Angeles (City), as the Lead Agency, through its Bureau of Sanitation (LA Sanitation and Environment, LASAN), is preparing a Program Environmental Impact Report […]

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April 21, 2023

Legal Help for Small Business Owners

Are you a small business owner in Los Angeles? Could you benefit from FREE legal help? Los Angeles Economic Workforce Development Department has teamed up with its various partners for the LA Regional Small Business Legal Aid program, which offers free legal help, from basic legal information and guides to representation by an attorney to help address […]

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