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Stay Informed with NotifyLA

The City of LA's Emergency Management Department encourages you to sign up to receive free emergency alerts from the NotifyLA program. NotifyLA is a free emergency alert system that sends you life-saving safety information during emergencies and disasters. NotifyLA also keeps you up-to-date with relevant information about local emergencies and hazards like earthquakes, floods, fires and evacu...
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Los Angeles City Council Finalizes the Baseline Mansionization Ordinance

On March 1st, the City Council voted unanimously to adopt an update to the existing Baseline Mansionization Ordinance (BMO) and Baseline Hillside Ordinance (BHO). This vote, in effect, establishes new development standards for single-family zoned properties citywide. The changes, as recommended by the City Planning Commission, incorporate additional protections to further limit large-scale homes a...
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Los Angeles Marathon – Sunday, March 19

The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon is tomorrow! The “Stadium to the Sea” 26.2 mile course takes runners throughout our great City past many iconic landmarks. Various streets along the marathon route will be closed by 3:15 a.m. on March 19, then reopen as early as 10:15 a.m., depending on the location. Streets will reopen by region because of the size and complexity of the event route. N...
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Plan to Attend: “How to Survive an Active Shooter” Event

According to the FBI, the number of sudden mass shootings in the U.S. has nearly tripled in recent years.  In 2015, there was only 1 week where there was NOT a mass killing. By the way, these mass shooting statistics do not include shootings tied to gangs or drugs. FBI officials found that: 70% of the active shooters attacked in schools, shopping malls or workplaces. 60% happened so fast that they...
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Emergency Preparedness Update, March 2017

Did you hear on National News this week that the San Andreas usually experiences a "big one" every 100 years or so, and that it's been about 160 since the last big one on the southern end? We're talking in the realm of a 7.2.  Have I gotten your attention? Well, you're in luck!  it's time for another great Emergency Prepared- ness Meeting, this Saturday, March 11th, 9:00 to 11:00 AM, at the ...
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Go Vote on Tuesday

On Tuesday, March 7, another important local election will take place. LA area voters will head back to the polls to cast ballots on city and county measures, and Angelenos will vote on citywide offices, on City Council races in odd-numbered districts, and for Los Angeles Unified School District board members and Los Angeles Community College District trustees. The people we elect and the issues a...
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Budapest Drops 2024 Olympic Bid; LA and Paris Alone in the Race

The contest to host the 2024 Summer Olympics is down to two contenders — Los Angeles and Paris — after Budapest withdrew its bid Wednesday, according to international media reports. Long thought to be the top contenders, Los Angeles and Paris will continue vying for the honor. Budapest has had waning public support for the bid in recent weeks whereas Los Angeles has gone full court press in the...
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Rising Los Angeles Crime Rate Prompts Plan for More LAPD Patrols

For the third straight year, the crime rate is rising in LA, and, despite having more officers, fewer are actually on patrol Amid a rising crime rate and officer complaints that response times are slower, a City Council committee Tuesday advanced a motion that would direct the Los Angeles Police Department to look at increasing its regular patrols. The motion forwarded by the Public Safety Com...
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