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New Senior Lead Officer (SLO) Named for Lake Balboa Community

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After several months of search and interviews, West Valley LAPD has named a new Senior Lead Officer (SLO) who will replace retired SLO Steve Olivares. Veteran Officer Hugo Fuentes will officially assume the 10A39 patrol area effective in October. Officer Fuentes is a 10+ year LAPD veteran and brings extensive and successful experience while serving as a patrol officer and working closely with West...
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New State Law: AB 1719 now in effect: In case you didn’t know

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In case you weren’t aware, a new CA state law (AB 1719) just went into effect (August) that now requires mandatory hands-on CPR training in all High Schools and Charter Schools – grades 9-12. Hands-on CPR training is now a graduation requirement. This new law was enacted to help increase survival rates for victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, a major cause of death striking more than 1,000 persons/da...
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LADWP Approves New Community Solar Power Program for Renters

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Pilot Program Targets Areas with Low Solar Penetration LOS ANGELES (September 26, 2018) – Recognizing that a large segment of the city’s population is unable to benefit from solar power, the Board of Water and Power Commissioners voted September 25 to launch a new community solar program to improve solar equity for renters and to expand geographic diversity of solar projects in Los Angeles. Th...
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Celebrate LA! LA Phil 100 x CicLAvia

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On Sunday, September 30th, CicLAvia is partnering with the LA Phil and Community Arts Resources (CARS) and clearing the roadways between Walt Disney Concert Hall and Hollywood, transforming them into an auto-free zone where you can walk, run, skate, scoot, bike, and wander however you like! Six hubs along the route will feature art, food trucks, screen-printing, kid-friendly fun, and dancing, as w...
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Los Angeles May Make Businesses Disclose NRA Ties

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The LA City Council will consider a motion requiring businesses wishing to contract with the city disclose their ties to the gun lobby. Saying the National Rifle Association is one of the biggest roadblocks to gun safety reform, a Los Angeles city councilman introduced a motion Friday that would require city contractors to disclose any ties they have to the organization. Councilman Mitch O'Far...
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Southland Choked by Unhealthful Air Levels 87 Days Straight

EPA Tightens Air Pollution Limits For First Time In A Decade
It was a summer of unprecedented bad air for the entire Southland. LOS ANGELES, CA — A thick layer of unhealthy smog blanketed the Southland for an unprecedented 87 days in a row this summer. The region endured 87 straight days of unhealthful air, violating federal smog standards almost every day this summer, it was reported Friday. It was the longest stretch of bad air in about 20 years, acco...
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Plan to Steer Air Traffic over the Valley Hits Turbulence

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Residents in western San Fernando Valley are trying to halt FAA plans to direct more air traffic over the neighborhood. More than 1,900 residents have signed a petition against an FAA plan to allow more passenger flights from Hollywood Burbank Airport over several San Fernando Valley communities, it was reported Friday. The group, called Studio City for Quiet Skies, launched the petition in re...
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Los Angeles County Launches Homeless Outreach Portal Online and Through 2-1-1 Phone

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Did you see someone experiencing homelessness who needs help? Notice a homeless neighbor who seems to be struggling with their physical and/or mental health? You can help them by filling out an outreach request at www.la-hop.org or by dialing 2-1-1 and reporting any specific concerns you may have regarding the person’s well-being. LA-HOP (Homeless Outreach Program) is a service designed to assi...
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Workshop: Great Green Space for a Climate-Smart LA

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Want to help your neighborhood maximize green space and be more climate resilient? Want to make the best and most equitable use of Measure A and Prop 68 funds for local parks? Join us for a hands-on workshop with Fernando Cazares of the Trust for Public Land on how to make the most of your neighborhood green space—and add to it where it’s needed most. We’ll also have updates on our committee wo...
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