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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Emergency Preparedness Update for April 2017

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Hi, Everybody:  Our EP Meeting for April is this Saturday, April 8th, 9:00 to 11:00 AM at the Flyaway Bus Terminal in the Community Meeting Room on the 2nd Floor.  Take the elevator INSIDE the building, or the steps OUTSIDE. The Flyaway is located at 7610 Woodley Ave., (NE Corner of Saticoy and Woodley) in Lake Balboa.  Plenty of FREE PARKING in the spaces closest to the street. DAN T...
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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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Report Shows Fiscal Improvement for LA

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As the City of Los Angeles nears the end of its current fiscal year, a new report from the City Administrative Officer shows a significant decrease in the city's budget deficit. Although the city is not out of the woods just yet, Los Angeles has narrowed it's 2016-2017 fiscal year from $245 million to $57 million, thanks to work by the Budget and Finance Committee, an increase in revenues, and the...
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