LAUSD District 5 Board Election Could Shift Balance Of Charter Power Today

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As voters head to the polls to fill the vacant LAUSD board seat today, the board's pro-charter majority's power hangs in the balance. Ten candidates will be vying Tuesday to fill a vacant seat on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education in an election that could again shift the balance of power on the seven-member panel. The vacancy was created last July when board member Ref...
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Improving Local Air Quality through the Lawn and Garden Equipment Exchange Program

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Improving air quality of our neighborhoods requires everyone to step up. To that end, the Southern California Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has begun an equipment exchange program. Commercial gardeners and landscapers, local government agencies, school districts and colleges, and non-profit organizations are eligible to participate in cleaning up our air while saving money and upgrading...
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Did you feel the earthquake this morning?

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Light shaking could be felt across the San Fernando Valley Wednesday morning. The temblor was a magnitude 2.8, and its epicenter was roughly a mile from North Hills, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Residents felt the shaking at about 9:46 a.m. According to the USGS, the quake was close to the surface, comparatively shallow at a depth of 6.8 miles. Light shaking was felt across the San...
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Teachers Approve Deal To End Strike

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"A vast super-majority" of teachers have voted to to accept an agreement reached Tuesday, ending LA's teacher strike. "A vast super-majority" of teachers have voted to approve the tentative agreement, ending the strike, United Teachers Los Angeles President Alex Caputo-Pearl said. Teachers will return to their classes Wednesday, Caputo- Pearl said. Union leaders and administrators with the Los...
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LA Teachers Strike

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We are now on day 5 of the LAUSD Teachers Strike. Less than 24 hours before the possible strike of 33,000 LA teachers, the union announced plans to hold off for a few more days. United Teachers Los Angeles is delaying the start of a possible teachers strike until Monday, union leaders announced Wednesday. Thursday was the original strike date publicly set by the union weeks ago, but the...
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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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You Can Be a Candidate in the Upcoming Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council Elections

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  FILE FOR CANDIDACY BETWEEN February 3, 2019 and March 5, 2019 Election Day is Sunday, May 19, 2019 For details on your Neighborhood Council Election and how you can become a candidate for office on your neighborhood council, visit LakeBalboaNC.org and click MORE on Neighborhood Council Elections (or click here directly). Call 818.946.7707 to reach the Lake Balboa Election Co...
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Be the Change in Your Community – Run for a Seat on Your Neighborhood Council. Election is May 19, 2019.

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What are Neighborhood Councils? Neighborhood Councils are the closest form of government to the people. They give their communities a voice at City Hall on important issues like development, homelessness, and public safety. Neighborhood Councils are advisory bodies with annual budgets funded by taxpayer dollars. Board members are City officials who are elected by those who live, work, ...
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Holiday Crime Prevention

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Crime increases during the holiday season as holiday shopping puts more prizes around for the thieves to ply there trade. Shopping on line can leave packages on porches as easy pickings. Gifts left in cars or visible through windows are a draw for the thieves. See below for tips on avoiding being a victim. (more…)
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Valley Relics Museum Grand Re-Opening Video

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https://youtu.be/9JhqoIXMCJI This video is about the Grand Re-Opening of The Valley Relics Museum that moved from Chatsworth to Lake Balboa/Van Nuys Airport to a new and larger facility. Tommy Gelinas and his staff has put together a wonderful place to reminisce of days gone by for all of us who love the VALLEY. Watch the video. Enjoy! Video courtesy of Mark Hovater. Thank you, Mark!
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The Budget Advocates’ Los Angeles City Services 2018 Report Card

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How are your City Services performing in your neighborhood? Are you satisfied or do things need improvement? Please take a moment to provide feedback based on your experiences. By establishing clear benchmarks based on community feedback, the City will be able to better align spending to remedy deficiencies. http://bit.ly/LAreportcard DEADLINE IS JANUARY 5, 2019
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EP Information – November 2018

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Hi, Everybody:  Hope you can make it to our EP MEETING this week, Saturday, November 10th, 9:00 to 11:00 AM at the Flyaway Bus Terminal 2nd Floor Community Meeting Room, 7610 Woodley Avenue (NE Corner of Saticoy and Woodley in Lake Balboa.  Plenty of free parking in the spaces out front closest to Woodley Ave., and come inside and take the elevator, or the steps out front. We'll put together a ...
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A Bridge Home: FAQ for LA’s Temporary Homeless Housing Initiative

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Mayor Garcetti’s temporary homeless housing initiative – called A Bridge Home – has begun rolling out across LA, with the first site already open in the historic city center district near El Pueblo. Many Neighborhood Councils have been fielding questions and concerns from their stakeholders about the impact this program will have on their community. The Mayor’s office has created the following ...
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Today Is California’s Last Day To Register To Vote in the 2018 Election

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If you aren't registered to vote by Monday night, you'll have no say on the gas tax, daylight savings time, the governorship, or Congress. Monday is the deadline to register to vote in California, and here are just some of the ways the Nov 6. Election will affect you: it will determine whether you have to change your clocks twice a year and set your alarm earlier, how much you pay at the gas pump...
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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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LADWP Approves New Community Solar Power Program for Renters

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Pilot Program Targets Areas with Low Solar Penetration LOS ANGELES (September 26, 2018) – Recognizing that a large segment of the city’s population is unable to benefit from solar power, the Board of Water and Power Commissioners voted September 25 to launch a new community solar program to improve solar equity for renters and to expand geographic diversity of solar projects in Los Angeles. Th...
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