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How to Create a Great Mural of Los Angeles

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We’re excited to share with our stakeholders, how to work with us to create a public mural through the City’s Citywide Mural Program. Visit the Department of Cultural Affairs website http://culturela.org/murals for the mural registration application and for a robust Frequently Asked Questions section that can answer many of the questions for your Neighborhood Council. There are a couple of key ...
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Update: Sepulveda Basin Clean-Up

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We would like to thank LA Sanitation, Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Los Angeles Conservation Corps, the Los Angeles Police Department (Valley Bureau, HOPE Team, and Off Road Unit Officers), Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), and the United States Army Corps of Engineers for their coordinated efforts to help restore the storm wat...
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Clean and Green

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The Clean and Green folks came out and cleaned the median on Burbank Blvd from Balboa Blvd to Hayvenhurst Ave. They are also continuing down east to the 405 freeway (CD 6). They completed the CD 5 side on August 11. Lake Balboa NC enthusiastically thanks Clean and Green and its volunteer staff!
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LA Sanitation’s Free Bulky Item Drop Off Event

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LA Sanitation is offering free bulky item drop off events to help keep Los Angeles clean. THREE SATURDAYS April 16, May 28, June 18 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ------------------------------ East Valley District Yard 11050 Pendleton St Sun Valley, CA 91352 West Valley District Yard 8840 Vanalden Ave Northridge, CA 91324 West Los Angeles District Yard 2027 Stoner Ave Los Angeles, C...
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The Great LA River Clean Up

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April 16, 23, 30 Fifteen sites, three days, one River This April come down to the River for Friends of the Los Angeles River’s 27th annual Great LA River CleanUp: La Gran Limpieza! This year there is an urgent need for the 27th Annual Great Los Angeles River CleanUp. The dramatic El Niño swept through the watershed washing trash from surrounding areas into the channel which needs to be remove...
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Lake Balboa mural honors slain journalist Daniel Pearl

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From http://www.dailynews.com/arts-and-entertainment/20150524/lake-balboa-mural-honors-slain-journalist-daniel-pearl Students from Daniel Pearl Magnet High School painted a colorful mural featuring the slain Wall Street Journal reporter’s image for which the school is named on Haskell avenue near Victory Boulevard this weekend with Los Angeles police West Valley cadets. The Lake Balboa N...
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Second Wall Mural Project Is a Great Success

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On June 27th and 28th, 2014, the second wall mural on the west side of Haskell near Haynes has been designed and executed by high school students from Birmingham Community Charter High School. The mural design contest was created by Allen Nelson and Roxan Hartstein as a way for our high school students to work to acquire the 40 hours of community service they need for graduation and to beautif...
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L.A. City Free Street Tree Program

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The City of Los Angeles currently has a federally grant funded program in which free street trees are being planted along the parkway. The only requirements are that participants must agree to water their tree(s) and they must live within the City. For more information please go to www.environmentla.org or call (213) 485-3954. Can you please share this information and help spread the word. Tog...
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Mural Day this Saturday in Lake Balboa! Oct 19

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On Saturday October 19, 2013, starting at 10am, we are having "Mural Day"! The students were the winners in the Design Contest we held for the naming of "Lake Balboa" celebration with our on going efforts to beautify and call attention to the Lake Balboa Community. Students from Magnolia Science Academy 2, working with our LBNC councils "Community Improvement Projects Committee" and City Cou...
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Update on Digital Billboards in the City of L.A.

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The LA City Council’s pending new sign ordinance will not outlaw digital signs. Despite the City’s ban on new billboards dating back to 2002, the City is in the process of approving a new ordinance that will allow new signs (including digital signs) in designated “sign districts” which are to be limited to commercial and industrial locations. The proposed ordinance passed out of the PLUM Committ...
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