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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September 21, 2019

Controller Galperin Launches "Get Ready LA" Online Emergency Preparedness Resources Map

To promote local emergency planning during National Preparedness Month, L.A. Controller Ron Galperin today released a new online resource map of emergency services and programs funded by the City of Los Angeles that will help families and communities prepare for unexpected natural disasters. Get Ready L.A.

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September 13, 2019

'Dangerous' Heat Wave Prompts Warnings for LA Region

Check in on your neighbors and elderly loved ones as this heat wave creates "a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible." Summer is almost officially over, and it's going out on a dangerously hot note. Weather Service officials issued a heat advisory for the Los Angeles region, warning of "a dangerous situation in […]

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September 6, 2019

City Council Confirms Raquel Beltrán's Appointment as Neighborhood Empowerment General Manager

On Tuesday September 3rd, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to confirm Mayor Garcetti's appointment of Raquel Beltrán as the new General Manager of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. Congratulations and welcome to the Neighborhood Council system, Raquel! If you haven't yet had the chance to meet her, Raquel will be one of the […]

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August 17, 2019

Voter Survey for NC Elections 2019

If you voted in the 2019 Neighborhood Council elections, we appreciate you - and we'd love to hear from you! Please take a moment to share your thoughts via our short voter survey, so we know what went well, and what we can improve next time. Take the Survey

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July 22, 2019

FBI Raids Los Angeles City Hall, Again

Federal investigators served a search warrant at City Hall and the Department of Water and Power Monday. FBI agents raided the downtown headquarters of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and City Hall Monday. The mysterious investigation is the latest to rock City Hall this year. It's unclear if the latest raid is […]

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July 3, 2019

At Least Now When Your Power Goes Out, LADWP Will Text You

Or send an email, in your choice of English or Spanish. That's a change from days of yore, when you had to get the information for yourself. During last July's heat storm, parts of Los Angeles sustained lengthy power outages, along with a shortage of information about when they would end. The Twitter rants from Angelenos kept […]

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July 2, 2019

July 4th Guide to Fireworks & Parades - 2019

Your complete listings of times and locations of Independence Day fun throughout the San Fernando Valley. Looking for Independence Day celebrations in your area? Find an event near you, don your red, white and blue, and Happy Fourth of July 2019! Not all events occur on Thursday, July 4. Double-check with event organizers to confirm times […]

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