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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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Community Forum: Public Release of Officer-Involved Shooting Videos

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The Los Angeles Police Commission Wants Your InputIf an LAPD officer shoots a civilian, should video of the incident be released to the public? If so, when? And who should make the decision?The Los Angeles Police Commission wants your input.Please go to www.LAPDVideoPolicy.org to take an online questionnaire and help shape the LAPD’s policy on this important issue.And please share the URL with you...
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California Drought Emergency Lifted by Gov. Brown

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The Executive Order maintains that wasteful water practice prohibition should still remain in place.Citing the success of unprecedented conservation efforts and a wealth of recent precipitation statewide, Gov. Jerry Brown ended the drought state of emergency in most of California on Friday. Emergency restrictions will remain in place in Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Tuolumne counties to help address d...
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2017 Spring Egg Hunt

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You are invited to the SPRING EGG HUNT at BALBOA SPORTS CENTER Saturday, April 8, 2017 10:00 A.M.-1:00 PM Ages: 1-12 years FREE ADMISSION* Please join us at Balboa Sports Complex for crafts, moon bounce, sidewalk chalk, games, entertainment, egg hunt, give-aways, snacks, Ballet and Piano Performances, and pictures with our very own Peter Cottontail! MAGIC SHOW 10:00am *Be sure to brin...
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LAPD Reconsiders Controversial Body Camera Policy

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The LAPD is reconsidering its policy to keep body camera footage from the public, and is asking for community input on a new policy.The Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners and Chief Charlie Beck outlined plans Thursday for seeking community input on establishing policies for the release of body camera footage taken during critical incidents.Input will be gathered in community forums around L...
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San Fernando Valley 2nd Forum on Homelessness

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The Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils (VANC) Resource Board invites you to attend the San Fernando Valley 2nd Forum on Homelessness Monday, March 27, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Granada Hills Charter High School - Rawley Hall 10535 Zelzah Avenue, Granada Hills 91344  Featured Guest Speakers: Marco Santana -Senator Bob Herzberg's officeKevin Taylor - Mayor Garcetti's officeGita O'Neill - Assistant Cit...
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Sepulveda Basin Work

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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 Recreation and Parks, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), and the United States Army Corps of Engineers began restoration of the stormwater channel in the Sepulveda Basin. Crews continue to remove ...
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Stay Informed with NotifyLA

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The City of LA's Emergency Management Department encourages you to sign up to receive free emergency alerts from the NotifyLA program. NotifyLA is a free emergency alert system that sends you life-saving safety information during emergencies and disasters. NotifyLA also keeps you up-to-date with relevant information about local emergencies and hazards like earthquakes, floods, fires and evacu...
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Los Angeles City Council Finalizes the Baseline Mansionization Ordinance

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On March 1st, the City Council voted unanimously to adopt an update to the existing Baseline Mansionization Ordinance (BMO) and Baseline Hillside Ordinance (BHO). This vote, in effect, establishes new development standards for single-family zoned properties citywide. The changes, as recommended by the City Planning Commission, incorporate additional protections to further limit large-scale homes a...
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Los Angeles Marathon – Sunday, March 19

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The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon is tomorrow! The “Stadium to the Sea” 26.2 mile course takes runners throughout our great City past many iconic landmarks. Various streets along the marathon route will be closed by 3:15 a.m. on March 19, then reopen as early as 10:15 a.m., depending on the location. Streets will reopen by region because of the size and complexity of the event route. N...
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Go Vote on Tuesday

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On Tuesday, March 7, another important local election will take place. LA area voters will head back to the polls to cast ballots on city and county measures, and Angelenos will vote on citywide offices, on City Council races in odd-numbered districts, and for Los Angeles Unified School District board members and Los Angeles Community College District trustees. The people we elect and the issues a...
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Budapest Drops 2024 Olympic Bid; LA and Paris Alone in the Race

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The contest to host the 2024 Summer Olympics is down to two contenders — Los Angeles and Paris — after Budapest withdrew its bid Wednesday, according to international media reports. Long thought to be the top contenders, Los Angeles and Paris will continue vying for the honor. Budapest has had waning public support for the bid in recent weeks whereas Los Angeles has gone full court press in the...
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