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Halloween Tips

Halloween Safety Tips Message
As you all know Halloween is around the corner and we want to make sure we take protective measures. Below is a link with useful information that may prevent children from eating bad candy and making themselves as visible as possible while trick-or-treating. There is also good information for adults. We want to make sure we all have a spooky Halloween, but a SAFE one at that. Be safe. Officer L...
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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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Discuss NC Reform & Community Interest Stakeholders with the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners: July 23 (Valley) / Aug 7 (East LA) / Aug 15 (location TBD) / Aug 20 (DTLA)

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As part of their next few meetings, the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners will hold town hall style discussions of the City Council’s Neighborhood Council Reform motion (CF 18-0467). You are invited to join their conversation, and help shape the future of the NC system. One key part of the discussion will focus on Community Interest Stakeholders. Community Interest Stakeholdership of a Neighb...
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New Tree Removal Notification for Neighborhood Councils

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The Bureau of Street Services’ Urban Forestry Division (UFD) is now copying EmpowerLA when a permit has been filed with UFD and has been deemed complete to move to the notification phase.  Once EmpowerLA receives a notification with the address of the tree to be removed, staff will identify which Neighborhood Council the tree(s) is located in and forward the notification to the board. A Neighborh...
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Review and Comment on the CAO’s 2018-19 Appropriation Limit Report for the City Budget

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The CAO (City Administrative Officer) has released the Neighborhood Councils’ review of the 2018-19 Appropriation Limit Report for the Gann Initiative, a California state law that limits the amount of revenue which can be appropriated in any fiscal year for publicly-funded programs. This report is provided to the public for review at least 15 days before adopting the appropriations limit, in ac...
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Share Your Opinion on the City’s Trees & Help Shape LA’s Urban Forest Management Plan

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The City of Los Angeles is in the initial stages of developing an Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) funded by a grant from CAL FIRE. The goal of the UFMP is to help guide the planting, care, protection, and sustainability of the City’s urban trees. LA’s Urban Tree Canopy cover is only 21% – lower than the national average of 26%, which makes the health and sustainability of the City’s park trees...
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West Nile Virus Detected in LA, Riverside, and Kern Counties

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In case you missed it... it's official. The start of the summer West Nile Virus season has begun. Both the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the California Department of Public Health issued press releases late last week reporting the first human cases of 2018. Panic? no. Take action? YES. Keep repellents handy; find and remove standing water; and keep doors and windows screene...
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FIREWORKS SAFETY FOR PETS

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No matter where you celebrate our nation’s 242nd year of Independence, July 4th is the one holiday ALL pets hate. And while we know that ALL fireworks are illegal in Los Angeles – punishable by a hefty fine and a jail sentence- there are some persons, not realizing the devastating effects fireworks have on animals, who will break the law despite the best efforts of law enforcement and community aw...
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