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At Least Now When Your Power Goes Out, LADWP Will Text You

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Or send an email, in your choice of English or Spanish. That's a change from days of yore, when you had to get the information for yourself. During last July's heat storm, parts of Los Angeles sustained lengthy power outages, along with a shortage of information about when they would end. The Twitter rants from Angelenos kept (literally and figuratively) in the dark were as heated as the asphalt ...
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July 4th Guide to Fireworks & Parades – 2019

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Your complete listings of times and locations of Independence Day fun throughout the San Fernando Valley. Looking for Independence Day celebrations in your area? Find an event near you, don your red, white and blue, and Happy Fourth of July 2019! Not all events occur on Thursday, July 4. Double-check with event organizers to confirm times and locations in case activities were updated or change...
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Sign Up Today for the Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair 2019

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A Fun and Free Family Event that Just Might Save Your Life, Your Pet’s Life, or the Life of a Loved One Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:00 am to 1:30 pm Northridge Fashion Center—Pacific Theaters Parking Lot (9400 Shirley Ave., south of Plummer St.) Click here to register: https://www.valleydisasterfair.com/registration/index.php Exhibits Demonstrations Displays Speakers Speci...
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Planning for the North San Fernando Valley BRT Project is Moving Forward

Planning for the North San Fernando Valley BRT Project is Moving Forward
The Measure M sales tax initiative, approved by voters in 2016, included funding for a bus rapid transit (BRT) project in the North San Fernando Valley.  Planning for the project began in July 2018 with the initiation of an Alternatives Analysis (AA) that evaluated three alternative routes stretching from the Chatsworth Metrolink Station to either the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station or the N...
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Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council Needs Your Voices to Be Heard at the June 11th LA City Council Meeting

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Hi everyone, This urgent message is to notify you of an extremely important hearing taking place this Tuesday, June 11th at LA City Council. The Council will be discussing a State Bill (AB 516) that if passed, would severely impact LAPD's ability to tow cars/RV's that are in violation of the law. This includes streets that are posted for 'No Oversize Vehicle Parking 2 am-6 am.' As you all kn...
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Valley’s Record Heat Wave To Continue

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A ridge of high pressure will continue to keep temperatures above normal Monday, but relief is in sight. A weekend heat wave is expected to continue to scorch the Los Angeles region with above average temperatures Monday. Sunday saw record heat in parts of the city and triple digit temperatures in the valleys. A ridge of high pressure is to blame, and it will remain in the Los Angeles area Mon...
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Who Won?! Find Your Neighborhood Council Election Results

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Find out who won your Neighborhood Council election by visiting the City Clerk’s results page at https://clerk.lacity.org/elections/neighborhood-council-elections/2019-nc-election-results. Click the green button at the top of the list that includes Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council to see results. Or just click here for the unofficial results: https://clerk.lacity.org/sites/g/files/wph606/f/LAKE%20...
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Lake Balboa Emergency Preparedness Meeting – Saturday, May 11th

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Hi, Everybody:  This Saturday, May 11th, is our Lake Balboa Emergency Preparedness Meeting at 9:00 AM at the Flyaway Bus Terminal upstairs in the Community Room.  That's located at 7610 Woodley Avenue (NE Corner of Saticoy and Woodley).  Plenty of FREE PARKING in the short-term lot out front in the spaces closest to the street.  COME INSIDE the building and take the elevator up to the second f...
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Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council Board Elections are Sunday, May 19, 2019

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Your Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council Board Elections are on Sunday, May 19, 2019. This is your opportunity to vote for the 15 available board positions. For more information about Neighborhood Council elections visit the Los Angeles City Clerk’s website: https://clerk.lacity.org/elections/neighborhood-council-election https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGafjUkGdYk
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LA’s Green New Deal Launched This Week

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled LA’s Green New Deal this week – a series of practical steps toward creating a more sustainable Los Angeles by the year 2050. The Green New Deal LA will also serve as a global model for upholding the terms outlined in the Paris Agreement in a way that contributes significantly to equitable local economic growth. Points include: Creation of 400,000 new g...
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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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