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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LA Gets Serious About Sepulveda Pass Toll Lanes

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The LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will vote on funding a study for the proposed $27 million Phase 1 Sepulveda Pass ExpressLanes Drivers with means may soon be able to bypass the famous bottleneck that is the Sepulveda Pass. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will vote Thursday on whether to fund a study examining the merits of charging people to use its...
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Airbnb Launches Anonymous Complaint Portal

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You think that your neighbor is an Airbnb host and you and your neighbors have a complaint. As the City and short term rental platforms finalize regulations, be aware that Airbnb has established a link to their Anonymous Neighbor Complaint portal. While many people who use short term rental platforms are responsible hosts, it's vital that you report issues so Airbnb can help to resolve them. Wheth...
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North San Fernando Valley Bus Rapid Transit Project Moves Forward with Board Approval

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The North San Fernando Valley Bus Rapid Transit Project will Move Forward into Environmental Review Thank you to all who attended Thursday’s Board meeting and provided feedback. Metro’s Board of Directors received and filed staff’s recommendation to begin the environmental review for the project. The feedback received at the meeting will continue to help shape the project. If you were unable t...
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Dept of City Planning is Holding Info Sessions on LA’s New Home-Sharing Ordinance

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From the Los Angeles Department of City Planning: The City Council adopted the Home-Sharing Ordinance (CF 14-1635-S2) in December of 2018. To prevent the wholesale conversion of homes into rental properties, the legislation establishes a regulatory framework to restrict short-term rentals to one’s primary residence. The Home-Sharing Ordinance requires hosts who wish to engage in short-term re...
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LA Metro Board Report on North San Fernando Valley Bus Rapid Transit Now Available

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Metro Board Report on the North San Fernando Valley Bus Rapid Transit Project Available Online Metro’s staff report and agenda for the North San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project is now available on the Metro Board page. You are encouraged to check out Metro’s blog The Source article for more information. The Board meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 24 at the Metro ...
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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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Controller Galperin Launches “Get Ready LA” Online Emergency Preparedness Resources Map

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To promote local emergency planning during National Preparedness Month, L.A. Controller Ron Galperin today released a new online resource map of emergency services and programs funded by the City of Los Angeles that will help families and communities prepare for unexpected natural disasters. https://lacontroller.org/data-stories-and-maps/get-ready-la/
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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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City Council Confirms Raquel Beltrán’s Appointment as Neighborhood Empowerment General Manager

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On Tuesday September 3rd, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to confirm Mayor Garcetti's appointment of Raquel Beltrán as the new General Manager of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. Congratulations and welcome to the Neighborhood Council system, Raquel! If you haven't yet had the chance to meet her, Raquel will be one of the headline speakers at the opening session of Congre...
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NSFV Transit Corridor Project Postponed from Metro’s September Board Meeting

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Presentation of the North San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project to be Rescheduled Metro staff was scheduled to appear before the Metro Board of Directors on this project in September, but has deferred the item to a later meeting, largely due to the big response to the outreach efforts. Metro Staff expects to return to the Metro Board on the project as soon as October. Metro thanks eve...
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Councilwoman Nury Martinez to be Key Speaker at September 11th C-PAB Meeting

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Make plans to attend the Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 11TH C-PAB meeting at West Valley LAPD and learn more about the Councilwoman that represents a KEY Los Angeles City Council District in the San Fernando Valley and her efforts to make our Community safer for everyone. Councilwoman Nury Martinez is the President Pro-Tempore of the Los Angeles City Council. As one of the only 2 women elected out of 18 L...
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Sepulveda Basin Fire Scorches 5 Acres, Displaces Homeless Camp

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Los Angeles Firefighters are working to get the upper hand on a blaze that displaces a large homeless encampment in the Sepulveda Basin. A fast-moving brush fire in the Sepulveda Basin scorched five-acres Monday afternoon and displaces a massive homeless encampment. Los Angeles Firefighters are working to get the upper hand on the blaze as homeless aid workers are being called in to help reloca...
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FBI Raids Los Angeles City Hall, Again

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Federal investigators served a search warrant at City Hall and the Department of Water and Power Monday. FBI agents raided the downtown headquarters of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and City Hall Monday. The mysterious investigation is the latest to rock City Hall this year. It's unclear if the latest raid is related to an ongoing corruption probe reaching the highest levels of ...
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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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July 4th Guide to Fireworks & Parades – 2019

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Your complete listings of times and locations of Independence Day fun throughout the San Fernando Valley. Looking for Independence Day celebrations in your area? Find an event near you, don your red, white and blue, and Happy Fourth of July 2019! Not all events occur on Thursday, July 4. Double-check with event organizers to confirm times and locations in case activities were updated or change...
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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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Planning for the North San Fernando Valley BRT Project is Moving Forward

Planning for the North San Fernando Valley BRT Project is Moving Forward
The Measure M sales tax initiative, approved by voters in 2016, included funding for a bus rapid transit (BRT) project in the North San Fernando Valley.  Planning for the project began in July 2018 with the initiation of an Alternatives Analysis (AA) that evaluated three alternative routes stretching from the Chatsworth Metrolink Station to either the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station or the N...
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