Active Shooter Preparedness at Our Upcoming Health & Public Safety Committee Meeting

In today’s world, we know that bad things can and do occur anywhere despite precautions taken. They can occur at airports, schools, colleges/universities, night clubs and shopping malls – in our country or abroad. One of the most publicized incidents involves an active shooter incident. An active shooter’s intent is to kill as many innocent people as possible. In 2015, there was only 1-week that a...
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Revised LAMC Section 85.02: Use of Vehicles as Living Quarters

On November 23, 2016, the City adopted an ordinance repealing Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 85.02 in its entirety, in response to a U.S. Court of Appeals judgment and replaced it with a version that decriminalizes living in vehicles, while balancing the needs of all City residents, businesses and visitors for clean, healthy and safe public areas. The new LAMC Section 85.02 regulates th...
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Emergency Preparedness – January Update

Happy New Year, Everybody! We've got a great program for our EP Meeting this Saturday, 1/14/17, 9:00 - 11:00 AM in the 2nd Floor Community Room at the Flyaway Bus Terminal, 7610 Woodley Ave. (NE Corner of Saticoy and Woodley), Lake Balboa, CA 91406.  Plenty of FREE PARKING out front in the short-term lot in the spaces closest to Woodley.  GO INSIDE and take the elevator at the north end of the ...
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LA Needs to Borrow $50 to 70 Million to Pay Out Lawsuits, Committee Concludes

The cost to settle suits such as police brutality, wrongful imprisonment, and disability act violations has LA in a precarious position. The City Council's Budget and Finance Committee Monday voted in support of a staff recommendation that the city borrow up to $70 million to help cover the rising cost of civil lawsuit payouts. The report from City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana recomme...
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Homeless Count 2017 – Volunteers Needed

The 2017 Homeless Count is looking for volunteers for this year. Please see the information below. Los Angeles County has the highest unsheltered homeless population in the nation, but we don't have to accept homelessness as an insolvable problem. Together, we can help end this. All across Los Angeles, every January, we embark on a three-day mission to count our homeless neighbors. We are ge...
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LADWP Non-Profit Community Partnership Grant

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is opening the application period for the Community Partnership Grant that will be awarded to our local non-profit organizations. This is LADWP’s fifth round of grants and will be used for new community outreach and public education activities to improve energy efficiency and water conservation throughout Los Angeles. Building upon the succe...
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Winter Shelters to Remain Open 24 Hours Starting Sunday at 5 P.M.

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority announces the temporary extension of hours at most winter shelters. The following shelters will remain open for a 38 hour window from Sunday, January 8th at 5 p.m. until Tuesday, January 10th at 7 a.m.  due to cold and wet weather conditions. On Tuesday, January 10th at 7 a.m. most shelters will resume normal hours. The following Winter Shelters will ...
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Public Hearing: Protected Tree Code Amendment

Friday, January 20, 2017 10am - noon Los Angeles City Hall 200 N. Spring Street, Room 1050 Los Angeles, CA 90012 PROPOSED PROJECT: An Ordinance amending provisions of Chapter I Article 7 and Chapter IV Article 6 of the Los Angles Municipal Code (LAMC) to expand the definition of “Protected Tree” to include the Mexican Elderberry (Sambucus Mexicana) and Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia). ...
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Crime rises in the San Fernando Valley, where robbery and homicide rates outpace LA

http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20170106/crime-rises-in-the-san-fernando-valley-where-robbery-and-homicide-rates-outpace-la Violent crime across Los Angeles rose for a third straight year during 2016, but spikes in homicides, robberies and property crimes across the San Fernando Valley outpaced the city as a whole, according to LAPD crime statistics released this week. Robberies across...
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Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Los Angeles residents have several options for recycling their Christmas tree this year. LA Sanitation has curbside collection for Christmas trees. If your Christmas tree is too big to cut and place inside the green waste bin, simply place the tree next to your green waste bin on collection day. Recycle your Christmas tree in the green bin: REMOVE all ornaments, decorations, tinsels and st...
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