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“Love is a Warm Blanket” Donation Drive

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"Love is a Warm Blanket" is an annual blanket drive for the homeless in Los Angeles and beyond during Winter months, whose mission is to warm the hearts of the homeless and spread love with donations of blankets. New and gently used (washed) blankets will be collected at drop off sites until February 2018. You can also order directly through their Amazon wishlist. Blankets are personally handed...
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Neighborhood Councils Do the Work of the Neighborhood

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On October 7, thousands of people descended upon the northwest parking lot at Northridge Fashion Center for the 10th annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair. In speaking with people who stopped by our Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council table, it became clear many were unaware of LA’s neighborhood council system. Across the city of Los Angeles, there are nearly 100 neighborhood councils tasked wi...
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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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Happy Independence Day

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July 4th is one of the best days of summer. Whether you take your party to the beach or stick with a backyard barbecue, remember that fireworks are illegal in the City of Los Angeles! Fireworks are dangerous - they can cause serious injury and death to people, damage homes and property, and potentially start brush fires. The Emergency Management Department wants us to remind you to celebrate sa...
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A Guide to L.A.’s 2017 Outdoor Movie Screenings

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There are few things better than watching a movie under the stars in Los Angeles. OK, maybe an all-you-can-eat taco bar under the stars is better, but barely. From an iconic cemetery to a rooftop in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world, L.A.’s spring and summer outdoor screenings are held at amazing venues that make them immersive rites of passage. Several lineups haven’t even been ...
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Be Part of the Los Angeles Welcome – Saturday, May 6

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This Saturday, please join the LA Department of Convention and Tourism Development in kicking off National Travel & Tourism Week by showing that the City of Los Angeles does welcome all visitors from everywhere! You may have seen the inspiring #EveryoneisWelcome video which is part of the global welcome initiative launched last week by our partners at the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention B...
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Last Call for Public Surveys

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The Police Commission is seeking the assistance of the community by completing an online survey to express their thoughts, opinions, and concerns in regards to the LAPD’s video release policy.  We encourage the neighborhood Council members and their community constituents to visit www.lapdvideo.org to complete the online survey.  The survey is provided in both English/Spanish languages, and is com...
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West San Fernando Valley Not Immune from Gang Violence, City Leaders Acknowledge

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LA police and city leaders are brainstorming ways to combat the rising gang problem in west San Fernando Valley. A Los Angeles City Council committee Monday discussed ways to combat three years of rising gang-related crime in the west San Fernando Valley. Although the west valley enjoys a reputation as a quiet area low in crime, it is home to 16 gangs, according to a report produced by the Los...
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Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti to Address State of City

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is set to deliver his 2017 State of the City address today at City Hall at 10am. Watch it live at https://facebook.com/Garcetti The location of the City Hall chambers for the annual speech is a departure for Garcetti, who last year delivered it at an LED maker near the Port of Los Angeles, at the Valley Performance Arts Center at Cal State Northridge in 2015, and ...
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Los Angeles to Consider Banning Oil Drilling Near Homes and Schools

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Over the objections of the oil industry, Council President Herb Wesson wants to eliminate oil drilling in neighborhoods where people live. City Council President Herb Wesson plans to introduce a motion Wednesday to eliminate oil drilling in Los Angeles near homes, schools and other facilities. The motion calls for a study on the proposed restrictions, which would also include parks, churches a...
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