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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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May 6, 2013
Today Is the Last Day to Register to Vote in the May 21 Mayoral Election

Eligible residents must register to vote by Monday, May 6, 2013 in order to be able to vote in the May 21, 2013 City of Los Angeles General Municipal and Special Elections. To be eligible to vote, you must be a citizen of the United States and 18 years old by Election Day. Registered voters who […]

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May 2, 2013
Caltrans Construction Notice: Northbound & Southbound I-5 Freeway Closures

I-5 HOV Improvements (SR-118 to SR-170) May 2, 2013 Caltrans is contructing a carpool lane on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between the Ronald Reagan Freeway (SR-118) and the Hollywood Freeway (SR-170). The week of May 6, crews will remove remaining temporary structure supports and complete road surface finishing on the new northbound I-5/SR-170 connector. […]

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April 19, 2013
Mayor Villaraigosa Announces $5 Million in Grants for Earthquake Early Warning System

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined with the US Geological Survey and the Los Angeles/Long Beach Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Approval Authority members to announce $5 million in federal funds for the region’s Earthquake Early Warning System. “Our partners at the US Geological Survey and Caltech have been working on the development of a cutting-edge early […]

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April 16, 2013
Tonight's ANC Meeting Has Been CANCELLED
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April 12, 2013
The Fastest Route to City Hall

In a city the size of Los Angeles, one of the fastest routes to City Hall is the internet. In the time it takes to find your car keys, you can be online and communicating with the Mayor and the City Council. Effective Neighborhood Council advocates typically know three things; they know the issue, they […]

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April 11, 2013
Vote and Help Spread a Cool $1 Million

The 279 candidates for MyLA2050 are vying for a piece of a $1 million pot that aims to underwrite 10 of the best ideas for changing life here for the better.
It’s crowdsourcing with a conscience. And to scroll through the entries is to peer into the idealistic, entrepreneurial, only-in-L.A. psyche of a metropolis in transition.

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April 5, 2013
Help us select our community sign!

The Arleta Neighborhood Council's Community Improvement Committee invites all Arleta residents to provide comments and help select our sign!  Attend our special onsite meetings on Saturday, April 6th and 13th at 3:00 PM-4:00 PM. Location: Woodman Avenue/Branford Street Arleta, CA 91331 For information call CIC Chair Jack Lindblad at 818-785-2724 or ANC President Sergio Ibarra at 818-406-6526

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April 1, 2013
LAPD Mission Division Arrests Man Accused of Flashing Arleta Residents

The Arleta Neighborhood Council would like to personally thank LAPD Mission Station and all of the Officers who assisted in catching the suspect accused of flashing our residents here in Arleta. Community Policing works when members of the public work hand in hand together with our Los Angeles Police Department.  Our residents will now be able to walk on our sidewalks without the fear. You […]

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March 27, 2013
Advisory: No Prize in Lotto Scams! Spanish-speakers targeted for Lotto scams in SFV. Don't be a victim.

No Prize in Lotto Scams – Trending in SF Valley Los Angeles.  Detectives are warning San Fernando Valley Spanish-speaking residents against falling victim to con artists offering shares in a big winning Lotto ticket in return for “trust” money. “The old adage holds true: ‘If it seems too good to be true, it probably is,’” […]

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March 23, 2013
Los Angeles Budget Challenge Results: North Valley & South Valley

Click here for the questions with answers and the regional budget powerpoint results. Additionally, the Citywide results are posted at

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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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