Neighborhood News

March 28, 2022
Moderate-Income First-Home Buyers Education Classes

The Los Angeles Housing Department has recently increased the amount of assistance given to first-time homebuyers through its Moderate Income Purchase Assistance Program (MIPA). There are a few requirements to qualify for the program, one of which is attending an 8-hour Homebuyer Education Class hosted through one of their approved providers. Click here to learn more […]

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March 18, 2022
Bus-Only Lane Violations to Be Enforced

LADOT has begun targeted enforcement of bus-only lanes across Los Angeles issuing written warnings in the first week of their targeted enforcement. Starting next week, all violators may receive a citation and may be towed in accordance with municipal code. As a reminder, it is illegal to park or stop in bus-only lanes during posted […]

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March 18, 2022
LA Marathon This Sunday

The 2022 LA Marathon returns this Sunday, March 20th. Please be advised that the route starts at Dodger Stadium and the finish line is in Century City. Street closures will begin as early as 2:00 a.m. the night before, so expect delays and congestion in and around the event area.  In addition, Metro bus riders […]

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March 18, 2022
SoCal Gas CARE Program

Looking to save on your natural gas bill? The SoCal Gas CARE program could help you save up to 20% on your monthly gas bill. The simple online application takes only a few minutes and does not require any additional documentation. After submitting your application, you will immediately know if you qualify. If you have […]

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March 18, 2022
LADWP EZ-SAVE Program

Need help with your LADWP bill? EZ-SAVE Program, formerly the Low-Income Discount Program, helps low-income Angelenos save on their water, power, and sewer bills. No proof of income documents are required to apply. Receive a bill discount, access to other assistance programs, and long-term payment arrangements. Click here to apply today!

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March 18, 2022
L.A. Zoo Paid Internship

The L.A. Zoo is hosting 10-week paid internships for college students from over-excluded identities in the zoo and conservation fields. Interns will work directly with industry professionals on real-world projects, summarize their practical knowledge, and present their experience at the conclusion at the end of their internship. This opportunity will allow students to jump-start their […]

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March 14, 2022
Last Call for Rental Assistance--March 31!!

If you are a landlord or tenant and need financial assistance with unpaid rent or utilities, we encourage you to apply for the CA-COVID-19 Rent Relief Program. Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2022, to pay unpaid rent and/or utilities owed up to March 31, 2022. Income-eligible applicants may qualify regardless of immigration status […]

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March 10, 2022
LA County’s Guaranteed Income Program is Launching on March 31st

Could you use an extra $1,000 a month? LA County’s Guaranteed Income Program is launching. Eligible residents who are selected will have a chance to “breathe” easier.  Applications start March 31, 2022.  For details on eligibility, please visit breathe.lacounty.gov

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March 10, 2022
Billions Of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes May Swarm California

As many as 2 billion mosquitoes will be released in California to help combat mosquito-borne diseases such as yellow fever, dengue, and Zika. A swarm of 2 billion genetically modified mosquitoes could soon buzz across California to help combat an invasive mosquito species known to spread diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, Zika and yellow fever. […]

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March 4, 2022
Housing is Key

The Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) has announced that the "Housing is Key" Rent Relief Program will stop accepting applications on March 31st. This program provides free financial assistance to landlords and renters who need help with unpaid rent or utilities due to COVID-19. LAHD urges tenants and landlords to apply before the end of the […]

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March 4, 2022
Healthy Buildings, Healthy Places Program

The Los Angeles City Planning Urban Design Studio invites your participation in their upcoming workshops regarding the Healthy Buildings, Healthy Places program. Since its introduction in 2021, LA City Planning has developed a strategy to implement healthy building and climate-adapted site design through an update to the City's landscape ordinance. Please join the department for one […]

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March 4, 2022
City Vaccination Requirements in Effect

COVID-19 vaccine verification is now required for customers and onsite employees at indoor portions of bars, wineries breweries, nightclubs, and lounges in the County of Los Angeles. Additionally, in the City of Los Angeles, vaccine verification is needed to enter additional establishments beyond what is required under the County mandate including: Establishments where food or […]

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March 4, 2022
LA County Masking Update

Effective today, LA County has made modifications to masking rules. After hitting a key milestone, the Los Angeles County Health Officer has lifted indoor mask requirements in many places, but federal and state rules continue to require masks for everyone* 2 years of age and older in some locations (see table).  Masks are required indoors […]

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February 19, 2022
Metro Temporary Service Adjustments

Due to staffing shortages, Metro is making temporary service adjustments, effective Sunday, Feb. 20, to many bus and all rail lines in order to provide riders with more reliable and predictable service. While wait times may increase slightly, these adjustments will result in fewer canceled trips. Click here for details regarding affected lines.

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February 19, 2022
LA Optimized for Small Businesses

LA Optimized is a recently launched program to bridge the digital divide and help small businesses access the assistance they need to succeed in the digital marketplace. In recognition of the setbacks small businesses faced during the pandemic, this program aims to provide the resources, tools, and services necessary to help them remain competitive, grow, […]

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February 11, 2022
Super Bowl Party Safety

HAVING A COVID SAFE SUPER BOWL Guidance for Families and Individuals This guide offers ideas on how to reduce your risk of COVID-19 while enjoying a Super Bowl watch party with family and friends. The Super Bowl often means gathering indoors for an extended period of time while eating, drinking, cheering, and shouting. These are […]

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January 31, 2022
LA City Youth Council

Applications for the first-ever LA City Youth Council are now open! This incredible opportunity will allow 30 young adults to serve a one-year term in which they will learn about local government, manage community projects, and make policy and budgetary recommendations to city officials. If you, or someone you know is interested, follow this link […]

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January 22, 2022
LADWP Cares

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is offering assistance to customers who may have fallen behind on their utility bills. LADWP will begin applying credits to unpaid residential bills starting this month. In addition, the department is also offering a variety of financial assistance programs including discounts that can make managing your bill easier. Follow the link […]

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January 20, 2022
$12,250 Tax Hike If CA Health Bill Passes: CA Universal Health Care Bill Spurs Debate Over High Cost

A universal healthcare bill advanced in the Assembly, but an attached amendment to raise taxes by $163 billion may be a nonstarter. California could become the first state in the nation to enact universal healthcare coverage, but opponents are already questioning how that will be paid for. On Jan. 6, a group of Democratic lawmakers […]

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January 19, 2022
Having issues ordering your free at-home COVID test? Here's what to do

On Tuesday, Americans were able to order free COVID tests for the first time after the federal government rolled out its website for ordering them a day earlier than expected. However, some people ran into issues with the site. The website, COVIDtests.gov, was reportedly in its testing phase when it launched on Tuesday and should […]

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