Swan Boats Take up Residence at 2 Popular LA Parks, Including Lake Balboa Park

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Echo Park Lake and Lake Balboa Park are now home to some giant white swans. For at least the next five years, visitors will have the chance to take a ride on the popular L.A. lakes in swan-shaped pedal boats. Some park-goers told CBS2’s Jo Kwon that the boats make for a romantic date idea. However, some locals disagree, writing into a local radio station saying the swans would intrude on ...
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LBNC Education and Recreation & Parks Committees Win VANC’s “Best of Working Collaboratively to Invest in Education for the Future of Our Children” Award

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“Best of…Working Collaboratively to invest in education for the future of our children” – Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council – Education and Recreation & Parks CommitteesWhen Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council board members were told that their stakeholders were going to move so they could send their children to “good” public schools, Lake Balboa NC created an Education Committee and tasked itself...
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Senator Bob Hertzberg Reprimanded For Hugging Staffers

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Former Assemblywoman Linda Halderman alleged that he gave her an unwanted embrace in 2010 that she considered to be assault. Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, was reprimanded by the state Senate for hugging fellow legislators and staffers, according to documents released Thursday, and he said that while there was no illicit intent behind his actions, he will respect the reprimand. "Even so, I un...
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Free Spay and Neuter Vouchers Available

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February is recognized as National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month to encourage pet owners to have their companion animals sterilized before the warmer months of the year are upon us, when puppies and kittens are born. L.A. Animal Services offers free spay/neuter services to low-income L.A. City residents and discount coupons to any City resident for three dogs and three cats per household. The fre...
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Reminder: Balboa Boulevard Earthquake Resistant Pipeline Replacement Project Begins this Week

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The Balboa Boulevard Earthquake Resistant Pipeline Replacement Project is scheduled to begin this Monday evening, (2/26) along Balboa Blvd. (between Burbank Blvd. and Ventura Blvd.) The purpose of this project is to replace approximately one mile of water mainline that was first installed in 1932 with earthquake resistant ductile iron pipe. This is part of LADWP’s plan to install 10 miles of ear...
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Turning Down the Volume on Party Houses

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L.A. City Council to impose new fines in crackdown on 'party houses' On Wednesday, February 21st, the City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to rein in out-of-control party houses in Los Angeles. The ordinance creates a series of escalating fines against the homeowners or those who rent from them, who use their homes for massive gatherings that disturb neighbors, block the public right-of...
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