Get Free Trees from City Plants + Read Their Urban Forestry Report

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It’s easy to be green thanks to the work of organizations like City Plants, a non-profit running a public-private partnership between the City of LA and six other non-profit organizations. Together they work with Neighborhood Councils, community groups, residents, and businesses to coordinate tree planting and care throughout LA. Spring is the perfect time to plant a tree and City Plants of...
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Budget Advocates WHITE PAPER

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Hi Neighbors! OUR Budget Advocates have completed their white paper. https://www.lakebalboanc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/White-Paper-2019-Final.pdf PLEASE READ at minimum THE FIRST 5 PAGES to obtain an understanding of the problems our city has. The report refers to another report for a visual of why change is needed. The flyer will help you understand why after years of waiting for a st...
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New Way to Report Suspicious Activity in Our Neighborhood on LAPD Website

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Hello stakeholders, we learned of a new feature on LAPD website when I'd to call non-emergency LAPD for another issue. The helpful dispatcher informed us about this new feature, iWatchLA and we wanted to share with our neighborhood: "http://www.lapdonline.org/iwatchla" --> then click "To file an online report click here." You can also download the iWatchLA app on iOS/Android. Let's be vigilan...
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Flooding, Mudslides, Falling Trees Among Biggest Concerns as New Storm Moves Toward SoCal

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Another storm is headed to Southern California Tuesday, prompting evacuation orders and concerns about flooding, mudslides, and falling trees. Evacuation orders were in effect for areas in Santa Barbara County and Ventura County. In Montecito, sheriff's deputies were going door to door, letting residents know they needed to leave. Signs and traffic cones blocked off roads, and front doors...
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LAUSD District 5 Board Election Could Shift Balance Of Charter Power Today

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As voters head to the polls to fill the vacant LAUSD board seat today, the board's pro-charter majority's power hangs in the balance. Ten candidates will be vying Tuesday to fill a vacant seat on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education in an election that could again shift the balance of power on the seven-member panel. The vacancy was created last July when board member Ref...
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Improving Local Air Quality through the Lawn and Garden Equipment Exchange Program

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Improving air quality of our neighborhoods requires everyone to step up. To that end, the Southern California Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has begun an equipment exchange program. Commercial gardeners and landscapers, local government agencies, school districts and colleges, and non-profit organizations are eligible to participate in cleaning up our air while saving money and upgrading...
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Did you feel the earthquake this morning?

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Light shaking could be felt across the San Fernando Valley Wednesday morning. The temblor was a magnitude 2.8, and its epicenter was roughly a mile from North Hills, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Residents felt the shaking at about 9:46 a.m. According to the USGS, the quake was close to the surface, comparatively shallow at a depth of 6.8 miles. Light shaking was felt across the San...
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Teachers Approve Deal To End Strike

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"A vast super-majority" of teachers have voted to to accept an agreement reached Tuesday, ending LA's teacher strike. "A vast super-majority" of teachers have voted to approve the tentative agreement, ending the strike, United Teachers Los Angeles President Alex Caputo-Pearl said. Teachers will return to their classes Wednesday, Caputo- Pearl said. Union leaders and administrators with the Los...
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LA Teachers Strike

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We are now on day 5 of the LAUSD Teachers Strike. Less than 24 hours before the possible strike of 33,000 LA teachers, the union announced plans to hold off for a few more days. United Teachers Los Angeles is delaying the start of a possible teachers strike until Monday, union leaders announced Wednesday. Thursday was the original strike date publicly set by the union weeks ago, but the...
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Get Your SHAKEALERTLA Phone App

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L.A. County earthquake early-warning app is now available on iPhone and Android devices through the Apple APP Store and Google Play Store. This phone app alerts Los Angeles County residents to earthquakes, possibly giving critical seconds of warning before shaking starts. You may receive the alert before during or after shaking.
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You Can Be a Candidate in the Upcoming Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council Elections

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  FILE FOR CANDIDACY BETWEEN February 3, 2019 and March 5, 2019 Election Day is Sunday, May 19, 2019 For details on your Neighborhood Council Election and how you can become a candidate for office on your neighborhood council, visit LakeBalboaNC.org and click MORE on Neighborhood Council Elections (or click here directly). Call 818.946.7707 to reach the Lake Balboa Election Co...
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Be the Change in Your Community – Run for a Seat on Your Neighborhood Council. Election is May 19, 2019.

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What are Neighborhood Councils? Neighborhood Councils are the closest form of government to the people. They give their communities a voice at City Hall on important issues like development, homelessness, and public safety. Neighborhood Councils are advisory bodies with annual budgets funded by taxpayer dollars. Board members are City officials who are elected by those who live, work, ...
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Holiday Crime Prevention

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Crime increases during the holiday season as holiday shopping puts more prizes around for the thieves to ply there trade. Shopping on line can leave packages on porches as easy pickings. Gifts left in cars or visible through windows are a draw for the thieves. See below for tips on avoiding being a victim. (more…)
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Valley Relics Museum Grand Re-Opening Video

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https://youtu.be/9JhqoIXMCJI This video is about the Grand Re-Opening of The Valley Relics Museum that moved from Chatsworth to Lake Balboa/Van Nuys Airport to a new and larger facility. Tommy Gelinas and his staff has put together a wonderful place to reminisce of days gone by for all of us who love the VALLEY. Watch the video. Enjoy! Video courtesy of Mark Hovater. Thank you, Mark!
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The Budget Advocates’ Los Angeles City Services 2018 Report Card

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How are your City Services performing in your neighborhood? Are you satisfied or do things need improvement? Please take a moment to provide feedback based on your experiences. By establishing clear benchmarks based on community feedback, the City will be able to better align spending to remedy deficiencies. http://bit.ly/LAreportcard DEADLINE IS JANUARY 5, 2019
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EP Information – November 2018

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Hi, Everybody:  Hope you can make it to our EP MEETING this week, Saturday, November 10th, 9:00 to 11:00 AM at the Flyaway Bus Terminal 2nd Floor Community Meeting Room, 7610 Woodley Avenue (NE Corner of Saticoy and Woodley in Lake Balboa.  Plenty of free parking in the spaces out front closest to Woodley Ave., and come inside and take the elevator, or the steps out front. We'll put together a ...
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A Bridge Home: FAQ for LA’s Temporary Homeless Housing Initiative

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Mayor Garcetti’s temporary homeless housing initiative – called A Bridge Home – has begun rolling out across LA, with the first site already open in the historic city center district near El Pueblo. Many Neighborhood Councils have been fielding questions and concerns from their stakeholders about the impact this program will have on their community. The Mayor’s office has created the following ...
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Today Is California’s Last Day To Register To Vote in the 2018 Election

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If you aren't registered to vote by Monday night, you'll have no say on the gas tax, daylight savings time, the governorship, or Congress. Monday is the deadline to register to vote in California, and here are just some of the ways the Nov 6. Election will affect you: it will determine whether you have to change your clocks twice a year and set your alarm earlier, how much you pay at the gas pump...
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