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Land Use Town Hall: SB50 & AB68. Saturday, January 25

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Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 10 AM – 12 PM PST St Michael Antiochian Orthodox 16643 Vanowen Street Lake Balboa, CA 91406 Attend the Land Use Town Hall: SB50 & AB68 to find out how these bills will impact the development of our neighborhoods and the community. The following bills will be discussed: CA Assembly Bill (AB) 68: Accessory Dwelling Units Allows the creation of accesso...
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Draft EIR Report on the City’s Sidewalk Repair Program is Now Available for Public Comment

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The draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the City's Sidewalk Repair Program is now available for public review and comment.  The comment period closes on February 24, 2020. The report is available on the City's website at this link: https://sidewalks.lacity.org/environmental-impact-report.  As one can imagine, this is a very large report but it is posted online in sections so you should ...
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Trash Pick-up Moved Forward by One Day Starting December 25th

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🚨 HOLIDAY SERVICE REMINDER 🚨 - Due to the holiday, LA Sanitation offices will be closed on Wednesday December 25th. There will be no bin collection service on Christmas Day. If your collection day is normally on Wednesday, your bins will be serviced Thursday. If your collection day is Thursday, your bins will be serviced Friday. If your bins are usually serviced on Friday, collecti...
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New Interactive Map Shows Homelessness and Housing Across LA County

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Los Angeles County now has an interactive map allowing you to view the distribution of the County's current homeless population, as well as sites where shelter or supportive housing already exists or is under development. Info on population numbers and density is drawn from the January 2019 Countywide Homeless Count. New info and capabilities will continue to be added to this map tool, which just ...
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Surviving an Active Shooter Training Class at West Valley LAPD on January 8, 2020

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With more than 3 weeks remaining in 2019, the U.S. has already surpassed 2018’s total for mass shootings. A total of more than 370 mass shooting incidents have occurred as of November 14th. The recent November 14th shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita marked the 44th shooting incident at a school. Of the 44 shooting incidents in schools, 32 of them were at facilities serving Kinderga...
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Lake Balboa Holiday Parade – Monday, December 23

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Join us at the Lake Balboa Holiday Parade on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 5PM. Decorate yourselves, bikes, wagons, golf carts, mopeds, scooters, skateboards and trikes with lights and holiday decor and join the fun! The parade was started by a wonderful Lake Balboa family and has now grown into an annual event. This year, the Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council is proud to host refreshments befo...
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LA Gets Serious About Sepulveda Pass Toll Lanes

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The LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will vote on funding a study for the proposed $27 million Phase 1 Sepulveda Pass ExpressLanes Drivers with means may soon be able to bypass the famous bottleneck that is the Sepulveda Pass. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will vote Thursday on whether to fund a study examining the merits of charging people to use its...
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Assemblywoman Rivas and Councilwoman Martinez’ Holiday Mixer – Wednesday, December 18

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Assemblywoman Luz Rivas and Councilwoman Nury Martinez invite you to their 2nd Annual Holiday Mixer with Legislative Updates. Come celebrate the holidays and learn about community and legislative updates from Assemblywoman Rivas and Councilwoman Martinez. The Child Care Resource Center is hosting a Holiday Book and Toy Drive for children in their service area that live under the federal pove...
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Airbnb Launches Anonymous Complaint Portal

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You think that your neighbor is an Airbnb host and you and your neighbors have a complaint. As the City and short term rental platforms finalize regulations, be aware that Airbnb has established a link to their Anonymous Neighbor Complaint portal. While many people who use short term rental platforms are responsible hosts, it's vital that you report issues so Airbnb can help to resolve them. Wheth...
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North San Fernando Valley Bus Rapid Transit Project Moves Forward with Board Approval

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The North San Fernando Valley Bus Rapid Transit Project will Move Forward into Environmental Review Thank you to all who attended Thursday’s Board meeting and provided feedback. Metro’s Board of Directors received and filed staff’s recommendation to begin the environmental review for the project. The feedback received at the meeting will continue to help shape the project. If you were unable t...
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Dept of City Planning is Holding Info Sessions on LA’s New Home-Sharing Ordinance

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From the Los Angeles Department of City Planning: The City Council adopted the Home-Sharing Ordinance (CF 14-1635-S2) in December of 2018. To prevent the wholesale conversion of homes into rental properties, the legislation establishes a regulatory framework to restrict short-term rentals to one’s primary residence. The Home-Sharing Ordinance requires hosts who wish to engage in short-term re...
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How to Find NC-Sponsored Halloween Events in Your Neighborhood

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Neighborhood Councils sponsor family-friendly festivities throughout the year, and especially during the holiday season. Now that Halloween is coming up, here's a quick overview of how to look up events sponsored by your local NC. Click the button below to open our Citywide list of Councils, and select yours to open your NC's EmpowerLA webpage. At the top right of that page, you'll see a link t...
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LA Metro Board Report on North San Fernando Valley Bus Rapid Transit Now Available

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Metro Board Report on the North San Fernando Valley Bus Rapid Transit Project Available Online Metro’s staff report and agenda for the North San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project is now available on the Metro Board page. You are encouraged to check out Metro’s blog The Source article for more information. The Board meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 24 at the Metro ...
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Ice Cream Social & Community Meeting this Saturday

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Join us for our FREE Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council Ice Cream Social & Community Meeting This Saturday, 10/19/19, from  2PM - 4PM Bassett St. Elementary School 15756 Bassett Street, Lake Balboa, CA 91406 Bring your family & neighbors! Everyone is invited to enjoy some FREE ice cream*! Meet other neighbors & get involved in our community! Bring your old per...
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“Text-to-911” Now Available in Los Angeles County

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Mobile users in LA County now have the ability to send text messages to 9-1-1, giving hearing and speech impaired residents, or those in situations where it is too dangerous to dial 9-1-1, and making noise could put their life in jeopardy, a potentially lifesaving option. Many people have found themselves in situations where they are unable to make 9-1-1 calls. But, text-to-9-1-1 offers a silent ...
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Controller Galperin Launches “Get Ready LA” Online Emergency Preparedness Resources Map

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To promote local emergency planning during National Preparedness Month, L.A. Controller Ron Galperin today released a new online resource map of emergency services and programs funded by the City of Los Angeles that will help families and communities prepare for unexpected natural disasters. https://lacontroller.org/data-stories-and-maps/get-ready-la/
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15 Apps Parents Should Know About

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With several reports of arrests made after online predator and human trafficking stings, law enforcement officers around the country are reminding parents about potentially dangerous apps their kids could have access to. Most of the apps involve talking to people or sharing videos and pictures. It’s a concept that officials say puts kids at risk and in a vulnerable position. Police said parents a...
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