Neighborhood News

November 23, 2013
Update on LADWP’s New Customer Billing and Information System

On September 2, 2013, the LADWP completed the replacement of its 39-year old Customer Information System (CIS) after over three years of planning and development. This CIS platform touches nearly every aspect of utility operations, including customer service, meter reading and billing. It is the heart of our customer service system and used during each […]

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November 22, 2013
New Plastic Bag Policy Goes into Effect January 1, 2014
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November 14, 2013
Drug Education Coloring Book Features Neighborhood Artists

Congratulations to our community partner, Narcanon, for the publishing this work of art created by local youth! Check out this video about their new drug education coloring book.

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November 5, 2013
LAFD Requests Input on "COMMUNITY-BASED" Strategic Plan

The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) is developing a new, community-driven strategic plan and is teaming up with EmpowerLA to get the word out to members of the community. The partnership between the two city departments is the first of its kind and assists in connecting us to Los Angeles residents, to engage them in the process of charting our organization’s […]

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October 26, 2013
Loud Parties

A certain level of noise is part of modern life. However, excessive noise can affect your quality of life. Summer brings an increase in outdoor entertaining. Be a good neighbor-consider the hour and music volume when entertaining. You can be given a citation if a gathering becomes loud enough to disturb the peace of those […]

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October 23, 2013
Which buildings will survive the Big One? LA Times found 1,000+ that may not

L.A.'s hidden earthquake dangers Thousands of Southern Californians live and work in a type of building vulnerable to collapse in an earthquake. To assess the danger, a team of Times reporters combed through thousands of city and county records to identify these buildings -- concrete structures built before 1976. We found more than 1,000. Experts say we're […]

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October 23, 2013
L.A. City Free Street Tree Program

The City of Los Angeles currently has a federally grant funded program in which free street trees are being planted along the parkway. The only requirements are that participants must agree to water their tree(s) and they must live within the City. For more information please go to or call (213) 485-3954. Can you please share this […]

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October 1, 2013
LADWP Scoping Hearing for the Los Angeles Groundwater Replenishment (GWR) Project

LADWP Scoping Hearing for the Los Angeles Groundwater Replenishment (GWR) Project Thursday, October 3rd, 7:00pm Canterbury Elementary School, 13670 Montague Street, Arleta, 91331 The LA Department of Water & Power will be hosting a scoping meeting regarding the Groundwater Replenishment Project this Thursday. The project proposal calls to use up to 30,000 acre-feet (more than […]

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September 12, 2013
Brown Act Preamble

Public commissions, boards, councils and other legislative bodies of local government agencies exist to and in the conduct of the people's business. The People do not yield their sovereignty to the bodies that serve them. The people insist on remaining informed to retain control over the legislative bodies they created. Ralph M. Brown Act. PREAMBLE […]

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September 5, 2013
Bold Prowler Attacks Woman in Arleta

From VIDEO:!/on-air/as-seen-on/Prowler-Stalks-Arleta/222464961 A prowler in Arleta has been committing increasingly bold break-ins over the last week, sexually assaulting and beating a woman in the latest case, police said Wednesday. “The greatest concern is the suspect’s actions are becoming bolder, with the last incident being an actual attack on a woman,” LAPD Detective Marc […]

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August 27, 2013
Time to Show Off

When your friends visit L.A., where do you take them? Sure, they're excited to see our world famous landmarks, but tell me about your Los Angeles: the places your friends never knew about until you showed them. When your friends arrive at LAX, the "Welcome to L.A." photos at the airport are their first impression of our […]

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August 17, 2013
Arleta Neighborhood Council Board Meeting - Tuesday, August 20

Please join us at our next meeting. Tuesday, August 20, 2013 6:30pm - 9:00pm Beachy Elementary School 9757 Beachy Avenue Arleta, CA 91331 Click here for the agenda.

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August 5, 2013
Arleta Street Repair Blitz - Today is the Last Day to Submit Locations!

On August 20, the Bureau of Street Services (BSS) will be arriving in Arleta to perform small asphalt repairs (SAR) as part of the Bureau’s Neighborhood Council Initiative, also known as Operation Neighborhood Council Blitz (NC Blitz). This is your opportunity to be the Bureau’s eyes and ears, or as we like to say, a […]

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July 16, 2013
The Fastest Route to City Hall (Updated)

A new Mayor, a new City Attorney, a new City Controller, and six new Councilmembers join two incumbent Councilmembers in guiding the largest city in the most populated state in the most powerful country in the world and they need your feedback.

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June 22, 2013
Download Your 2013 L.A. Dept of Neighborhood Empowerment Yearbook

EmpowerLA Yearbooks are being delivered to Neighborhood Council Boards, neighborhood partners, City Departments, and elected officials.

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June 22, 2013
Southbound I-5 Full Freeway Closure

  UPCOMING FULL FREEWAY CLOSURES Starting June 24 through June 26, crews will continue demolishing the portion of the old I-5/SR-170 connector that sits partially over southbound I-5. For the safety of motorists, this work will require three night closures of southbound I-5 between Osborne Street and Sheldon Street, as well as night closures of […]

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June 14, 2013
Scam Alert for DWP Energy Efficiency Programs

In the last few months there have been a few instances of individuals approaching small business customers with LADWP’s CLEO application, asking for cash up front to perform lighting retrofit work, and then never returning to perform the installations that were promised. Please urge community members to note that LADWP does not charge for energy […]

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May 22, 2013
Eric Garcetti Wins Mayor Race, Pot Shop Limit Passes

  Eric Garcetti triumphs in the LA mayoral race (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty) It's official: Eric Garcetti has won the race for Los Angeles mayor over Wendy Greuel, who conceded this morning. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Garcetti earned 54 percent of the votes and Greuel had 46 percent, ABC News reports. Garcetti is both […]

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May 18, 2013
Final EIR of City of Los Angeles' Proposed Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance

The City of Los Angeles is proposing to adopt and implement an ordinance to ban single-use plastic carryout bags, charge a fee on paper bags, and promote the use of reusable bags at specified retailers in the City of Los Angeles.  The Final EIR is available at City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, 1149 S. […]

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May 7, 2013
Grading Los Angeles' Streets

L.A. full of roads to ruin for cars The city gives its road network an average grade of C. But a Times analysis finds wide disparities, and they're not driven by wealth or political power. Explore pavement quality ratings for each of the 68,000 street segments in L.A., graded from A to F. From the […]

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