Neighborhood Councils Do the Work of the Neighborhood

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On October 7, thousands of people descended upon the northwest parking lot at Northridge Fashion Center for the 10th annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair. In speaking with people who stopped by our Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council table, it became clear many were unaware of LA’s neighborhood council system. Across the city of Los Angeles, there are nearly 100 neighborhood councils tasked wi...
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SFV Operation Holiday

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In appreciation of the men and women who have served this great country. We would like to invite you and your family to our annual Operation Holiday Event. Tuesday, December 19, 2017 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Van Nuys National Guard Armory 17330 Victory Blvd., Lake Balboa, CA 91406 Free Lunch, Photo Booth, Raffles, Veteran Resources, Entertainment, and a Surprise Visit from Santa… MUST...
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SoCal Edison Investigated for its Possible Role in CA Wildfires

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Fire Investigators may be looking at the role Southern California Edison utilities could have played in the region's wildfires. Southern California Edison on Tuesday said it believes fire officials are investigating the company for its possible role in the catastrophic wildfires raging across the region. About 250,000 acres have been burnt by multiple wildfires since last week, triggering some...
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How to Create a Great Mural of Los Angeles

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We’re excited to share with our stakeholders, how to work with us to create a public mural through the City’s Citywide Mural Program. Visit the Department of Cultural Affairs website http://culturela.org/murals for the mural registration application and for a robust Frequently Asked Questions section that can answer many of the questions for your Neighborhood Council. There are a couple of key ...
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All Hands on Deck for Clean-Up

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In early October, teams from LA City Sanitation, California Highway Patrol, Caltrans, Metrolink and Union Pacific got together for three days to address the homeless encampments along the 405 freeway near Roscoe. I would like to thank all of the agencies for their efforts in addressing these encampments. For major encampments like this one that have cross jurisdictional boundaries it was vital tha...
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“Love is a Warm Blanket” Donation Drive

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"Love is a Warm Blanket" is an annual blanket drive for the homeless in Los Angeles and beyond during Winter months, whose mission is to warm the hearts of the homeless and spread love with donations of blankets. New and gently used (washed) blankets will be collected at drop off sites until February 2018. You can also order directly through their Amazon wishlist. Blankets are personally handed...
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Citywide Economic Development Stakeholder Survey

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The City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department has been tasked with developing a Citywide Economic Development Strategy and Five-year Implementation Plan. Your feedback will help us identify the importance of various business, workforce, and community issues, as well as actions that the City's economic development strategy should prioritize. This survey is critical to ensuri...
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Be a Food Waste Warrior, Join the Los Angeles Food Waste Grant Challenge

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The City of Los Angeles is proud to announce a new Food Waste Grant Challenge as part of the City’s ongoing efforts to divert waste from landfills. Over 40% of edible food moving through LA goes to waste, yet more than half a million Angelenos struggle with food insecurity. Wasted food is a social, environmental and economic problem. Combating food waste regenerates resources, saves money for hous...
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Emergency Preparedness Update

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Hi, Everybody!  The Holidays are upon us and our thoughts turn to Family and Friends and coming together to celebrate.  But please don't forget about Preparedness!  Disasters don't take time off, and December is a great time to think about those who may not be as "ready" as you are.  Our December meeting will be a great time to think about gifts of preparedness items for all, so you won't want to ...
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