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Halloween Tips

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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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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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West Valley LAPD Volunteer Community Patrol Includes Lake Balboa Residents

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The recently launched West Valley LAPD Volunteer Community Patrol includes two Lake Balboa residents among the 18 volunteers announced during a special press conference held at West Valley LAPD headquarters on May 24. Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council (LBNC) board members Mary L Pennomon (left) and James Brown (right) stepped up to help make a difference in the quality of life in Lake Balboa. ...
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Turning Down the Volume on Party Houses

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L.A. City Council to impose new fines in crackdown on 'party houses' On Wednesday, February 21st, the City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to rein in out-of-control party houses in Los Angeles. The ordinance creates a series of escalating fines against the homeowners or those who rent from them, who use their homes for massive gatherings that disturb neighbors, block the public right-of...
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24 Years Later, the Lesson Remains the Same

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It was this week 24 years ago that residents of Los Angeles awoke to one of the most severe earthquakes to ever strike our region. The Northridge Earthquake resulted in 57 lives lost, over 8700 injuries, tens of billions of dollars in damage, and reminded us all of the precarious geography of our city. It was in the wake of this destruction and terrible loss that Los Angeles came together like ...
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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Retires Early Following Year of Scandal

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Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck will retire after nearly a decade at the helm, he announced today Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck will retire, he announced today. After serving 40 years with the Los Angeles Police Department, the city's top cop said he will step down in June. Beck oversaw major changes at the department during his tenure as well as some of the most dramatic moments...
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