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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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Breaking: Aliso Canyon Gas Leak Temporarily Controlled

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A relief well has reached the Southern California Gas Co. well that has been leaking since October, forcing the evacuation of thousands. Signaling that relief is in sight for thousands of residents in Porter Ranch, Southern California Gas Co. crews temporarily controlled the leak of natural gas today from the Aliso Canyon Storage Facility well that has been spewing gas since late October. Acco...
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Preparing Your Home For El Niño

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What is El Niño? El Niño is a warming of the Pacific Ocean near the equator caused by a weakening of the trade winds that normally push sun-warmed waters to the west. When ocean temperatures are warmer or cooler than normal, they can affect weather around the world. In the United States, El Niño often changes typical weather patterns and could bring drier conditions to some areas and intense rain...
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Holiday Message: No Cooking Grease in Drains

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In preparation for the holidays, L.A. Sanitation is asking people not to pour fats, oils, and grease down the drain. This can be damaging not only to pipes in the home, but also to outside sewer lines. LA Sanitation is now accepting household fryer oil for recycling at our S.A.F.E. Centers. The oil will be recycled for fuel and energy. Pouring oil down the kitchen sink or drains can clog up ...
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Help Keep the Street Lights on in Your Neighborhood

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There has been a significant increase of copper wire thefts targeting the city's street lighting system in various neighborhoods, causing street lights to go dark for a period of time. If you observe a wire theft in process or see any suspicious activity around street lights, please call 9-1-1 immediately. How to determine what is official city work on street lights and what isn't? The work i...
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Police Warn Angelenos About Phone Scam Operation

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The LAPD is alerting the public about a recent rash of phone scams that seek ransom for taking family members hostage. According to the police, the victims are contacted by a suspect who states they are holding a family member hostage. The caller then demands money to be wired, threatening they will kill or hurt the hostage. The scammers then advise the victim withdraw money from an ATM and...
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City Aims to Cut Annual Traffic Deaths by 200

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More than 200 people die on LA streets each year, and most of those deaths happen on just six percent of streets. Sitting at a desk in the middle of a Boyle Heights street, Mayor Eric Garcetti today signed an executive directive aimed at cutting traffic fatalities in the city to zero by 2025. The directive calls for reaching the goal, dubbed “Vision Zero,” by creating safer streets, enforcing ...
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Stop Calling 911. It’s the Forest Fire You’re Smelling.

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911 Dispatchers are being inundated with people calling because the fires in the Angeles National Forest and Simi Valley smell so close. People around the San Fernando Valley, Hollywood Hills, Studio City and Mount Olympus are smelling smoke and calling 911 thinking there is a wildfire near them, says the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Brian Humphrey. However, it is just smoke from the Rustic a...
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Lake Balboa Fire Likely Arson, Investigators Say

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A 6,400-square-foot fire along the 405 Freeway had multiple ignitions points and was likely set on purpose, authorities said. A brush fire that broke out along the San Diego (405) Freeway in Lake Balboa today may have been intentionally set, authorities said. The approximately 6,400-square-foot fire was reported at 4:15 p.m. in the 15600 block of Roscoe Boulevard and extinguished by 4:48 p....
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7th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair Video and Photos

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7th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair last Saturday that drew nearly 1500 people, which Councilmember Mitch Englander, Chair of the City Council's Public Safety Committee, said was the largest in Los Angeles. Many Valley Neighborhood Councils supported this great event. Photo locations: Photos by Firefighter Adam VanGerpen Photos by Tom Johnson Photos by Office of Councilmembe...
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Los Angeles Police Commission Grants Chief Charlie Beck Another Five-Year Term

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Los Angeles: Today, Los Angeles Police Commission President Steve Soboroff stated the following: Today, my fellow Commissioners and I completed the process of reviewing Chief Charlie Beck's request for a second five-year term, and we granted him that request in a 4 yes and 1 no vote. We received a great deal of help in our decision making process, and that help came from the people of Los Ange...
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Local Burglary Advisory. Be on the Lookout.

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Advisory: #LAPD #CAPTEGAN Seen a suspicious 90's white sedan (Possible Chevy Malibu) w 2-3 males on your street? Could be BURGLARS! Crime stoppers?! West Valley has experienced an increase in residential burglaries in the area of Sherman Way to Victory Blvd, and Balboa Ave to Hayvenhurst Ave. Reminder: With summer in full swing, people tend to open their windows more often. Don’t forget to lock ...
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Community Alert for Sexual Assault Suspect

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The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for community help in the identification of the suspect shown on the attached alert. The incident occurred in the 6300 block of Reseda Blvd. If you have any information regarding this suspect or incident, please call West Valley Detective Division at 818-374-7730 https://local.nixle.com/alert/5231693/?sub_id=168810
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Los Angeles Police Commission – Chief of Police Reappointment Process – Request for Community Input

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Chief Charlie Beck has submitted a request to be considered for second five-year term. The Los Angeles Police Commission now has the responsibility to respond to that request, either positively or negatively, by August 20, 2014. You are invited to participate in the reappointment process by providing your input to the Los Angeles Police Commission in the following ways: (more…)
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How to Leave a Complaint for the Van Nuys Airport Regarding Noise or Low-Flying Planes

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Here are the links and instructions on how to leave complaints on the Van Nuys Airport Web Tracker 1: http://www.lawa.org/VNYNoiseMR.aspx This page has info and the noise complaint line where one can leave a voicemail (800) 560-0010 but….They advise using the below link. 2: On the same page link above, you will find this link http://webtrak.bksv.com/vny 3: The Webtrak page will take ...
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