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June 29, 2012
July 1 Marks Re-Launch of LADWP Water Rebate Program for Homes and Businesses

Rebate on California Friendly Landscape Increases to $1.50 Per Square Foot LADWP re-launches its popular water conservation rebate program for homes and businesses on July 1, offering rebates on more than a dozen separate water-saving incentives to encourage conservation while also saving money. Any of the 657,000 water customers within the City of Los Angeles […]

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June 19, 2012
Neighborhood Council Elections


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June 15, 2012
Reserve Animal Control Officer (RACO) Program

Are you interested in trying something different? The RACO Program welcomes volunteers to become Reserve Animal Control Officers serving in the same capacity as our Animal Control Officers. The program requires a commitment of 16 hours of volunteer service each month at any one of our six Animal Care Centers for 3 months prior to […]

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June 7, 2012
Daily News Editorial: Neighborhood Councils Need You

From the Los Angeles Daily News, June 7, 2012. Tuesday's primary election dumped scores of political hopefuls from the the state's ballots. From Arcata to Arleta and San Francisco to Signal Hill, candidates for various legislative offices found their campaigns over when they did not place in the top two of vote-getters in their contests. […]

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May 25, 2012
L.A. City Council Passes Plastic Bag Ban

On Wednesday, the Council unanimously approved a phase out ban of plastic bags citywide and a fee on paper bags. The approved ban initiates an environmental review that needs to commence prior to an ordinance being adopted and the ban becoming law. Under the ban, large stores would have 6 months to phase out plastic […]

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May 8, 2012
LADWP Reminds Customers to Conserve Water

Reduced Snowpack & Increased Water Use Call for Increased Conservation The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) today reminds customers that Mandatory Water Conservation remains in effect and urges customers to increase their water conservation efforts where possible.  Overall, water conservation in Los Angeles has been remarkable over the past five years, but […]

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April 30, 2012
LAPD Crime Mapping

Get up-to-date crime statistics for neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles. Being informed about crime in your community is the first step in preventing future occurrences. The Los Angeles Police Department will directly feed its crime data to the Omega Group to ensure that each crime is reported accurately on the site. The records themselves are […]

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April 25, 2012
Mayor Proposes Complete Overhaul of the Los Angeles Zoning Code

The Mayor and the City Planning Department have proposed a five-year project to completely rewrite the Los Angeles Zoning Code. It would throw out all of the existing fixed zones and replace them with "dynamic" zones. There would be considerably less control exercised over height, density, interior building space and parking. This project could be […]

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April 22, 2012
Mayor's Budget Proposal Cuts Police Support Staff, Restores LAFD Funds

Seeking to close a $238 million deficit, Villaraigosa also proposes using close to $83 million in one-time solutions. Via Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa unveiled a $7.2 billion budget proposal today that includes 231 layoffs and would reduce employee retirement benefits while raising the retirement age from 60 to 67. Seeking to close a $238 million […]

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April 21, 2012
LADWP to Hold Community Meetings to Discuss Proposed 2-Year Power and Water Rate Changes

Legal Mandates and Aging Infrastructure Driving Need for Rate Increases; Seven Regional Meetings Slated April 25-May 10 The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will hold a series of community meetings throughout the city beginning April 25 to educate and inform customers regarding proposed power and water rate changes needed over the next […]

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April 6, 2012
Public Safety Advisory for the Arleta Neighborhood
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February 1, 2012
City of Los Angeles Launches

  Do you know of a special place that has architectural, historical, social, or cultural significance in your neighborhood? Visit to share your ideas! is a program of SurveyLA, the citywide Los Angeles Historic Resources Survey project ( is a new and innovative public participation tool that allows you to contribute information […]

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January 20, 2012
Freeway Closures for I-5 HOV Improvement Project (SR-118 to SR-170)

About the Project Caltrans is constructing an HOV lane in each direction on I-5 between the Hollywood Freeway (SR-170) and SR-118, a distance of 6.8 miles (3.4 miles in each direction). The project is also widening four undercrossings, replacing sections of pavement, and building a direct HOV connector at the I-5/SR-170 interchange. A direct HOV […]

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January 12, 2012
City Council Approves Temporary Transfer of NC Elections from City Clerk to Dept. of Neighborhood Empowerment

The City Council took action in support of Councilman Krekorian's recommendation that NC elections not be postponed until 2014, but be available in Fiscal Year 2012-13. The next step will be deciding how to pay for it. The Department was asked to report back to Council on a plan to administer elections along with a […]

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December 7, 2011
Arleta NC's "Jaws of Life" Gift Continues to Save Lives

The Mini Jaws of Life that the Arleta NC purchased for Fire Station 7 in Arleta has saved 7 lives since we purchased it in June 2011.  The most recent was a car accident this morning (Dec. 7, 2011).

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November 5, 2011
Putting Teeth into the City's Barking Dog Ordinance

This week the City Council changed the City's ordinance regulating nuisance dogs, establishing a new hearing procedure and fine structure. Before, a citation could only be issued for licensed dogs because the citation was attached to the license. The owner first had to be forced to get a license. Under the new code, Animal Control […]

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June 2, 2011
Operation Pothole Needs You!

Tell Us Where There's a Pothole The City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works plans to fill an unprecedented 20,000 potholes this weekend, June 4 and 5 -- an operation that will involve 75 small asphalt repair crews. Rather than spending precious time seeking out potholes, crews will perform repairs based solely on information […]

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April 16, 2011
New Local Skate Park

Click here for a map of the Skate Park location.

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March 21, 2011
36 Disaster Preparedness Tips From the Mission Area C-PAB

The Mission Area Community-Police Advisory Board provided 36 disaster preparedness tips to supplement last weeks message. This is John Romero, Commanding Officer, Mission Patrol Division. After last weeks message, the Co-Chair of the Mission Area Community-Police Advisory Board forwarded to me a list of 36 tips. I have included them below for your consideration. 1. […]

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March 19, 2011
Website Informs Public of Redistricting Process

The Boundary Review Committee for Los Angeles County has launched a website where residents can participate in the reapportionment of supervisorial districts. The website,, informs residents about the reapportionment process and allows them to express their views. It also includes background information on the Boundary Review Committee, which will make a recommendation to the […]

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