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Government Resources for Relief Due to COVID-19

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FEDERAL UPDATE: Friday afternoon, President Trump signed the CARES Act - a $2 trillion economic rescue package that will provide relief to many groups affected by the coronavirus. This plan will offer assistance to tens of millions of American households affected by the coronavirus by providing stimulus payments to individuals, expanded unemployment coverage, student loan changes, differe...
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Lake Balboa Senior Lead Officers Begin Actions to Help Check up on Older Patients

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The COVID-19 coronavirus appears to have serious health implications for the elderly who are at the highest risk of dying from coronavirus and a syndrome called acute respiratory distress. Experts have recommended aggressive precautions for our elderly including actions to limit face-to-face exposure. LAPD has issued a list of new guidelines and equipment to officers for dealing with the COVID-19...
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Mayor Garcetti Issues “Safer at Home” Emergency Order to Los Angeles

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Mayor Garcetti issues "Safer at Home" emergency order - ordering all residents of the City of L.A. to stay inside their residences and immediately limit all non-essential movement. Coronavirus.LACity.org El alcalde Garcetti anuncia la orden de emergencia "Más Protegidos en Casa", ordenando a todos los residentes de la Ciudad de Los Ángeles que permanezcan dentro de sus residencias y limiten de ...
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CA Senator Hertzberg: “Virus and the Valley: We’re in this Together”

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March 17, 2020 Neighbors and Friends, These are challenging days, and there will be more ahead. We're doing all we can to help the nurses, doctors, and healthcare workers on the front lines of this crisis. At the same time, I want to make sure that everyone in the San Fernando Valley gets the information and support they need. I'm especially concerned about our seniors and others who are ...
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All Board Meetings and NC Events are Canceled Through the End of March

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Effective today, the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment is canceling all NC board and committee meetings until the end of the month, March 31, 2020. The Department will be sending out an official communication later today regarding this matter as it relates to the impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  We are working to address issues relative to meeting locations and funding conc...
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Be Prepared for the Coronavirus

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Flu season is bad enough as it is, but now there's a new deadly viral outbreak traveling the globe. There have now been over 2,000 confirmed cases in China and it has now spread to the United States with a growing list of states confirming infections. Although the chance of widespread contamination in the U.S. is low, it is important to understand the nature of coronavirus and how you can preve...
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Surviving an Active Shooter Training Class at West Valley LAPD on January 8, 2020

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With more than 3 weeks remaining in 2019, the U.S. has already surpassed 2018’s total for mass shootings. A total of more than 370 mass shooting incidents have occurred as of November 14th. The recent November 14th shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita marked the 44th shooting incident at a school. Of the 44 shooting incidents in schools, 32 of them were at facilities serving Kinderga...
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“Text-to-911” Now Available in Los Angeles County

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Mobile users in LA County now have the ability to send text messages to 9-1-1, giving hearing and speech impaired residents, or those in situations where it is too dangerous to dial 9-1-1, and making noise could put their life in jeopardy, a potentially lifesaving option. Many people have found themselves in situations where they are unable to make 9-1-1 calls. But, text-to-9-1-1 offers a silent ...
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15 Apps Parents Should Know About

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With several reports of arrests made after online predator and human trafficking stings, law enforcement officers around the country are reminding parents about potentially dangerous apps their kids could have access to. Most of the apps involve talking to people or sharing videos and pictures. It’s a concept that officials say puts kids at risk and in a vulnerable position. Police said parents a...
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At Least Now When Your Power Goes Out, LADWP Will Text You

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Or send an email, in your choice of English or Spanish. That's a change from days of yore, when you had to get the information for yourself. During last July's heat storm, parts of Los Angeles sustained lengthy power outages, along with a shortage of information about when they would end. The Twitter rants from Angelenos kept (literally and figuratively) in the dark were as heated as the asphalt ...
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Sign Up Today for the Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair 2019

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A Fun and Free Family Event that Just Might Save Your Life, Your Pet’s Life, or the Life of a Loved One Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:00 am to 1:30 pm Northridge Fashion Center—Pacific Theaters Parking Lot (9400 Shirley Ave., south of Plummer St.) Click here to register: https://www.valleydisasterfair.com/registration/index.php Exhibits Demonstrations Displays Speakers Speci...
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Valley’s Record Heat Wave To Continue

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A ridge of high pressure will continue to keep temperatures above normal Monday, but relief is in sight. A weekend heat wave is expected to continue to scorch the Los Angeles region with above average temperatures Monday. Sunday saw record heat in parts of the city and triple digit temperatures in the valleys. A ridge of high pressure is to blame, and it will remain in the Los Angeles area Mon...
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New Way to Report Suspicious Activity in Our Neighborhood on LAPD Website

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Hello stakeholders, we learned of a new feature on LAPD website when I'd to call non-emergency LAPD for another issue. The helpful dispatcher informed us about this new feature, iWatchLA and we wanted to share with our neighborhood: "http://www.lapdonline.org/iwatchla" --> then click "To file an online report click here." You can also download the iWatchLA app on iOS/Android. Let's be vigilan...
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Flooding, Mudslides, Falling Trees Among Biggest Concerns as New Storm Moves Toward SoCal

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Another storm is headed to Southern California Tuesday, prompting evacuation orders and concerns about flooding, mudslides, and falling trees. Evacuation orders were in effect for areas in Santa Barbara County and Ventura County. In Montecito, sheriff's deputies were going door to door, letting residents know they needed to leave. Signs and traffic cones blocked off roads, and front doors...
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Get Your SHAKEALERTLA Phone App

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L.A. County earthquake early-warning app is now available on iPhone and Android devices through the Apple APP Store and Google Play Store. This phone app alerts Los Angeles County residents to earthquakes, possibly giving critical seconds of warning before shaking starts. You may receive the alert before during or after shaking.
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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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