Neighborhood News

March 1, 2013
Remembering Lamar Shelby

Today Arleta lost one of its Neighborhood Community Leaders. Lamar Shelby, Arleta Neighborhood Council Board Member-Emeritus. We will miss you. Thank you for your mentorship, and your endless dedication to the Residents of Arleta. From the Arleta Neighborhood Council, our deepest condolences go out to the Shelby Family. Sergio Ibarra, MPA President Arleta Neighborhood Council

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February 23, 2013
The Spanish Version of the L.A. Budget Survey Is Here!

We know many of you have been waiting for the Spanish translation.  >>> Here it is. <<< You can use the attached pdf, or download it from the link on the first page of the online survey. Folks will have to fill out the physical copies and deliver them or have them postmarked by February 27.

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February 7, 2013
Calling for Candidates!

Get Power for your community: Neighborhood Councils-Take Action Get advisory power on vital issues in Arleta. We are currently looking to fill the following open positions on the board: HOME /CONDO OWNERS (1) any person who lives within the ANC boundaries, and owns and occupies their place of residence. RENTERS (1) any person that rents and resides in […]

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February 7, 2013
City of Los Angeles Releases a 3-1-1 App and a Cleaner Website

Los Angeles residents will be able to complain about graffiti, abandoned furniture, potholes, broken street lights and fallen trees using their iPhone and Android smartphones starting March 18. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa unveiled the My LA 311 mobile app and a redesigned website for the City of Los Angeles in a Google+ hangout with reporters Wednesday. […]

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February 6, 2013
Billboard Working Group – volunteers wanted

Opportunity – Respond quickly if interested. The Department of City Planning is looking for volunteers for a new billboard working group. The PLUM Committee has directed us to assemble this working group to address billboard and digital billboard issues, and in particular a potential new program that could allow a limited number of digital billboards […]

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February 1, 2013
Balance the City of Los Angeles' Budget

Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa invites you to take the Los Angeles Budget Challenge. Developed with input from the City's Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates, the survey gives you the opportunity to share your priorities for balancing the City's budget. For the next fiscal year, the City of Los Angeles projects a $216 million budget gap. Over […]

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January 25, 2013
L.A.'s Neighborhood Councils Flex Their Muscles

From the L.A. Daily News, January 24, 2013 A recent fight over a proposed $3 billion bond issue for street repairs illustrated the growing influence of neighborhood councils in Los Angeles City government, as they exerted enough influence to keep the measure off the ballot for now. The success in that case represents an evolution […]

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January 25, 2013
LASD Advisory: Protect Your Bicycle from Thieves

Bicycles are not cheap. That's why you need to take measures in protecting it from thieves. Follow these steps and share them with fellow riders. Record the serial number, make, model and color of your bike. This information is usually located somewhere on the frame. Put the information in your cell phone or somewhere easily […]

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January 25, 2013
Update on Digital Billboards in the City of L.A.

The LA City Council’s pending new sign ordinance will not outlaw digital signs.  Despite the City’s ban on new billboards dating back to 2002, the City is in the process of approving a new ordinance that will allow new signs (including digital signs) in designated “sign districts” which are to be limited to commercial and […]

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January 19, 2013
LA City Council Confirms Grayce Liu's Appointment to DONE GM

The LA City Council unanimously confirmed the Mayor’s appointment of Grayce Liu as the next permanent general manager of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment on Friday. Grayce Liu was made interim general manager in August of last year after former GM BongHwan Kim left to take a position in San Diego. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa nominated […]

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January 18, 2013
Boost For Bikes: City Council Allows Car Parking To Be Swapped For Bike Spaces

Bike rack (Photo by via the LAist Featured Photos pool) It took a long time but the Los Angeles City Council has passed an ordinance that will dramatically increase the number of parking spaces for bikes in new developments. The Bike Parking Ordinance will allow new developments—both residential and commercial—to swap some parking spots for bikes in lieu of parking spots […]

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January 15, 2013
City Council Puts $3 Billion Road Repair Bond Issue on Back Burner

Public meetings will be held before the plan goes onto a future ballot. From NorthridgePatch.com Responding to the uproar by Neighborhood Councils and community activists, the City Council Tuesday dropped plans to put a $3 billion road repair bond measure on the May 21 ballot. Councilmembers Mitch Englander and Joe Buscaino, who sponsored the measure, proposed holding it […]

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January 12, 2013
City of Los Angeles Needs Pollworkers for the 2013 Municipal Elections

City Clerk June Lagmay announced today that the Office of the City Clerk - Election Division is in need of approximately 3,000 additional pollworkers to staff polls for the 2013 Municipal Elections on March 5, 2013 and May 21, 2013.  The Election Division expects to place a total of 6,240 pollworkers to work these two […]

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January 2, 2013
New California Laws Beginning in 2013

We hope all you had a great New Years celebration with your friends and family. Please take a look at some of the new laws that took effect as of Jan 1, 2013 in our great state: Cars and drivers Insurance: Drivers pulled over by police are permitted to show officers their proof of insurance […]

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December 12, 2012
December 13 Meeting Cancelled
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December 5, 2012
Robbed? Here's How To Get Your Stolen Goods Back

Photo by Everett Collection via Shutterstock If you had your iPhone, iPod, iPad, iMac or even your bicycle stolen, there's now a way you can get your precious property back, thanks to the Los Angeles Police Department's Knock-Knock "fence" burglary task force. Earlier this year, the task force began their mission probing fences, which are described in […]

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December 4, 2012
COMMUNITY MEETING: NEW PARK PROPOSED FOR YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
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December 1, 2012
Winter Shelter Hotline

LAPD has an important message for the community! 2012-2013 WINTER SHELTER PROGRAM Shelter Locations PROGRAM BEGINS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 ( Sylmar Shelter is Delayed until Mid-December) The program will provide 1,491 beds at 19 sites in 15 cities and communities throughout the City and County of Los Angeles. Selected community non-profit homeless services providers […]

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October 12, 2012
How to See Endeavour Ride into the Sunset

So it won’t be The Rock. The access will be tighter and the pageantry slighter than when LACMA’s 340-ton boulder rolled through town. Early reports had raised hopes that the move of the Space Shuttle Endeavour from LAX to the California Science Center would become a rolling parade like the one that accompanied the immense granite stone in Michael Heizer’s […]

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August 14, 2012
Interactive Map of New California Legislative and Congressional Districts

With the 2010 Census results comes changes to our Legislative and Congressional Districts.  Here is a great interactive website where you can enter your address and find out exactly what districts you belong to. http://www.sacbee.com/2011/07/29/3804492/see-your-senate-assembly-or-congress.html

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