Neighborhood News

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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January 19, 2022
Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits

All Americans can now order free at-home COVID-19 antigen rapid test kits as part of the Biden Administration’s effort to reign in the latest surge of coronavirus cases amid the Omicron Variant. The home tests are meant to supplement the more conventional lab tests consumers get at testing sites, clinics, or hospitals. Persons interested in […]

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January 18, 2022
Inaugural Community Blood Drive

January is National Blood Donor Month! Saturday • February 19th, 2022 Blood donations non-stop all day 9:00am – 3:00pm Osborne Neighborhood Church 13501 Osborne Street Arleta, CA 91331 Comfortably indoor spacious arrangements in Fellowship Hall Open to the public: family, friends, neighbors Bring picture I.D. & please wear your mask Walk-Ins Welcome or it’s simple […]

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January 13, 2022
Council President Nury Martinez's Annual Toiletry Drive to Support Survivors of Human Trafficking

Each January the Council President hosts a toiletry drive to support survivors of human trafficking. Both District Offices are listed as drop-off locations. One important thing to flag is that we do not accept travel-sized donations for this drive. Dear friend, This morning I launched my annual drive to collect toiletries for survivors of human trafficking. […]

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January 11, 2022
How To Access Your CA COVID-19 Vaccination Card Online

The Golden State has not issued a statewide mandate for a COVID-19 vaccine, but swaths of businesses now require proof of inoculation. As the omicron variant continues to grip California, vaccines remain the number one defense against the virus. As the pandemic lingers on, Golden Staters will need to hang onto their vaccination cards to […]

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January 10, 2022
Attention CA Homeowners, You May be Eligible for Mortgage Relief!

We are thrilled to share some good news with you: the U.S. Treasury Department has finally approved California's plan to provide $1 billion in mortgage relief in order to help as many as 40,000 struggling homeowners in our state. The California Mortgage Relief Program is open to all eligible Californians who are currently experiencing pandemic-related […]

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January 7, 2022
LAUSD Requiring Negative Test Before Returning to Schools

The Los Angeles Unified School District has updated its COVID-19 policy and will now require a negative COVID-19 test for all students and employees returning to schools following the winter break. To read about the new requirement and to schedule your appointment, follow the link here.

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January 7, 2022
LADWP Residential and Commercial Water Conservation Rebates

LADWP, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), offer the SoCal WaterSmart Rebate Program, a water conservation program for our residential, multi-family owners, commercial, and industrial customers to promote the use of water conservation products. The SoCal Water$mart Rebate Program promotes reducing water use region-wide. Help conserve this vital resource by purchasing […]

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January 7, 2022
Mandatory Water Conservation in Effect - Limit Outdoor Watering to 3 Days

The City of Los Angeles' Water Conservation Ordinance is in effect, limiting outdoor watering with sprinklers to three days a week, up to 8 minutes per station. Other prohibited uses include: No watering with sprinklers between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. regardless of the water day. No water runoff onto streets, driveways, and gutters. all […]

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January 7, 2022
Seeking Candidates to Serve on Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) Boards

Do you have a passion for historic preservation? Are you interested in helping to celebrate and maintain the architectural and cultural heritage of Los Angeles’ historic districts? If so, please consider joining a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone Board. The HPOZ Program aims to identify and protect the distinctive architectural and cultural resources of Los Angeles’s […]

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January 7, 2022
2021-2022 Winter Shelter Program

Operating dates: November 1, 2021 - March 2022 ARE YOU IN NEED OF SHELTER? The Winter Shelter Program is held annually to protect people experiencing homelessness during Los Angeles's colder months. Winter Shelters are located all across the County, and will be operating 24 hours a day this year due to COVID-19. AM I ELIGIBLE […]

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December 10, 2021
Tips for Having a COVID-Safe Winter Holiday Season and a Happy New Year

Get vaccinated and get a booster if it's time (6 months after Moderna/Pfizer, 2 months after J&J). Always wear a mask indoors and in crowded places outdoors. Get tested if sick or exposed. Keep gatherings small, and gather outside if possible. If indoors, improve airflow: open windows & doors, turn on a fan, run an […]

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December 8, 2021
L.A. County Regional Park and Open Space District is Seeking Evaluators for 2021 Competitive Grant Programs

Make a Difference by Partnering with Us as a Competitive Grant Evaluator! Measure A is Los Angeles County’s first equity-based funding source for Parks and Recreation, take the opportunity to partner with us as a Competitive Grant Evaluator. The Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District (RPOSD) is seeking experts with knowledge and […]

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