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The Sidewalk Repair Program Environmental Review Has Begun

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The City has engaged in a massive Sidewalk Repair Program in part to repair and upgrade sidewalks and curb ramps adjacent to City-owned pedestrian facilities, so that they are compliant with applicable accessibility requirements.  Street tree removals and replacements, along with utility relocations, may be needed, as well. Additionally, the City may adopt policies and/or ordinances to assist in t...
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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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Judge Denies County’s Bid To Block Aliso Canyon Restart

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The ruling paves the way for Gas Co. to restart operations at Aliso Canyon, which was closed down following a catastrophic leak. Los Angeles County lost its bid Friday for a court order blocking the re-start of natural gas injections at the Aliso Canyon storage facility in Porter Ranch, the site of the largest methane leak in U.S. history. State regulators announced last week that injections c...
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ILLEGAL FIREWORKS… WHO CARES?… YOUR NEIGHBORS

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ALL fireworks are illegal in Los Angeles. In our Lake Balboa Community, everyone is urged to have a SAFE and FUN Fourth of July season. Instead of risking life and limb, please celebrate by visiting one of the more than 30 professional fireworks shows across the region. Both LAPD and LAFD officials warned that all fireworks are dangerous, especially to children. They also warned residents not ...
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Plan to Attend: “How to Survive an Active Shooter” Event

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According to the FBI, the number of sudden mass shootings in the U.S. has nearly tripled in recent years.  In 2015, there was only 1 week where there was NOT a mass killing. By the way, these mass shooting statistics do not include shootings tied to gangs or drugs. FBI officials found that: 70% of the active shooters attacked in schools, shopping malls or workplaces. 60% happened so fast that they...
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Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council Hosting a Free Community CPR/AED and First Aid Training Class

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Saturday, February 18th at 10:am If you are a parent, grandparent, babysitter, or any other caregiver, we invite you to take part in the Free Community CPR/AED and First Aid training class hosted by the Health & Public Safety Committee of your Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council. This training class is especially designed to provide CPR/AED, First Aid and Choking relief training for Infants, ...
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Active Shooter Preparedness at Our Upcoming Health & Public Safety Committee Meeting

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In today’s world, we know that bad things can and do occur anywhere despite precautions taken. They can occur at airports, schools, colleges/universities, night clubs and shopping malls – in our country or abroad. One of the most publicized incidents involves an active shooter incident. An active shooter’s intent is to kill as many innocent people as possible. In 2015, there was only 1-week that a...
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Illegal Fireworks Impact Survey

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The KutTheKaBoom Fireworks Reduction Campaign To take the survey and express your views, please go to: http://www.kutthekaboom.com/home-1.html Please help us understand this important issue and how it impacts area residents.  Survey results will be posted on our site and shared with elected officials and police and fire department staff. To get more information or to find out how you can help ...
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100 & Counting – Lake Balboa NC Offers Free Community CPR Training

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Every day, more than 1,000 persons fall victim to Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Unfortunately more than 90% of victims do not survive the trip to the hospital. A major reason is the critical lack of people trained to perform CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) – one of the simplest yet most important life skills that a person can learn. “Using CPR in the critical time before EMT’s & Paramedics arrive...
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