Super Bowl and COVID-19 Safety

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Don't be a Super Bowl Super Spreader! LA County went from fewer than 2,000 cases a day to almost 20,000 after people gathered during Christmas and New Years. That number has dropped dramatically in recent days. We can continue to knock down the virus, or we can jolt it back to life with thousands of Super Spreader Super Bowl parties across the City. Our local teams, the Rams and Chargers ...
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How to Get a Vaccine Appointment in Los Angeles

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Here are the vaccine facts you need to know: ELIGIBLE NOW: All L.A. residents 65 and older are now eligible for the vaccine in L.A. County, joining healthcare workers, certain essential frontline workers, and residents and staff of skilled nursing facilities on the list of those who can currently get vaccinated. You don’t have to live in the city to come to one of our sites, and if you are a Ci...
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LA Housing Element Update

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The Notice of Preparation (NOP) and Initial Study for the Housing Element Environmental Impact Report (EIR) are now available online. These documents are being prepared by Los Angeles City Planning as part of the Plan to House LA. Additionally, the NOP provides notice of two upcoming Public Scoping webinars: 1/26 - 5:15pm - 6:30pm  Webinar ID: 733-042-203 1/28 - 11:15am - 12:30pm Webinar ID: 7...
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Los Angeles County COVID-19 Vaccine Update

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To make an appointment to receive a vaccine, click here. Throughout this pandemic, we have all held out hope for the development of a safe and effective vaccine to combat the novel coronavirus. Last month, we received the much-awaited good news of two new drugs receiving approval from the FDA. The production and distribution of these vaccines are critical resources in our ongoing battle aga...
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Toiletry Drive to Benefit Human Trafficking Survivors

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Council President Martinez is hosting her annual Toiletry Drive to benefit survivors of Human Trafficking, and there still a couple weeks remaining before the deadline. They are accepting donations at their offices, or they can arrange a pick up if that is preferable. These items will go to local non-profits CAST, Journey Out, and Saving Innocence. All three do incredibly important work to supp...
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CSUN Vaccine Site Video

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Here's the link to the CSUN Covid-19 Vaccine site. You need to have an appointment so go to:  www.vaccinatelacounty.com   to get your FREE Vaccine. Starting January 20th, 65-year-olds can get signed up for the Vaccine. Make sure when you go to enter off Reseda Blvd. & Plummer Street, it's the only way into the site. Stay safe! Video courtesy of Mark Hovater. ...
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Southwest Valley Webinar Video: Reseda-West Van Nuys Community Plan

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Anyone interested in the future development of Lake Balboa should attend and familiarize themselves with what the changes to the community plan are. The city had a meeting/presentation on January 8th regarding updating the Reseda-West Van Nuys Community Plan. The good side is that it looks like even though it is over, we can still access a video of the meeting by registering for the (now past) mee...
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SoCal Residents: Here’s How To Figure Out When And Where You Can Get The Vaccine

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From LAist. Click here for the original article. In case you missed it, the state of California is now allowing those 65 and older to get the COVID-19 vaccine. But in Los Angeles County, health officials say they aren't ready to immunize people in that age group until February at the earliest (they simply don't have enough vaccine). Meanwhile, Long Beach, as well as Orange, San Bernardino, and...
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Renters: You Have Rights

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While the City calls on the federal government, the President, and Congress, to take substantial action immediately to protect and assist renters, City of Los Angeles' tenants remain protected by the City Council's eviction moratorium. If you cannot pay some or all of your rent because of COVID-19, you cannot be evicted during the City's local emergency, and you have a year to pay back whatever...
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Homekey Project Site Houses 40 Families Experiencing Homelessness in District 6

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This week, 40 families experiencing homelessness in the Northeast Valley moved into Parthenia Place, a brand new apartment complex in Council District 6 and first site to open under Project Homekey⁣ in the City of Los Angeles.⁣ ⁣Many of these families come from motels, where the city is actively providing educational assistance to families and children experiencing homelessness. Motels may prov...
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Public Health to Modify Health Officer Order as ICU Capacity Falls Below 15% in Southern California

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L.A. County Surpasses 10,000 Daily COVID-19 Cases for the First Time as Hospitalizations Continue to Surge COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations Continue to Break Records - 23 New Deaths and 10,528 New Positive Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) today released the latest data on COVID-19. L.A County shatters the prev...
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SoCal Coronavirus Shutdown Issued As ICU Bed Capacity Diminishes

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As California's intensive care unit capacity sunk below 15% for a second day, the state imposed a sweeping stay-home order for 11 counties. Another drop in intensive care unit beds triggered a sweeping stay-at-home order in Southern California, state officials announced Saturday. The new restrictions will shutter businesses and recreational areas across 11 counties Sunday night. The ...
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LA County To Shut Down All Restaurant Dining Amid COVID-19 Surge

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Beginning Wednesday, restaurants will be ordered to close all outdoor dining for three weeks as coronavirus cases continue to stack. As COVID-19 cases continue to surge across Los Angeles County, officials announced Sunday that all dining at restaurants and bars would be prohibited for three weeks beginning Wednesday. Eateries will only be allowed to remain open for takeout, drive-thru, and d...
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Meeting the Moment: An Audit of Prop. HHH – Virtual Town Hall with City Controller Ron Galperin

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Monday, November 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Join West Valley Neighborhood Alliance on Homelessness and Controller Ron Galperin for a virtual town hall on his audit on Proposition HHH and his pursuant recommendations on how to meet the moment. Register in advance for this webinar: http://tinyurl.com/WVNAH For questions, please email: jcn0479@gmail.com Submit questions for Controller Galperin to...
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Registration for $50 Million DWP Utility Relief Program to Assist Low-Income Families Extended to November 22

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This short-term program will help LA City residents who may be experiencing income loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Low-income residents may be eligible to receive a one-time, $500 check in the mail to help pay utility bills. Registration is now open for the $50 million COVID-19 Utility Grant Program, which is being administered by LADWP, and will provide $500 per household to help low-income f...
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14-Day CA Quarantine Called For Travelers, Residents

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The state is taking aim at non-essential travel amid an uptick in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the country. Gov. Gavin Newsom and state public health officials issued a travel advisory Friday morning, asking anyone arriving in the Golden State after recreational travel to self-quarantine for 14 days. This comes after California just reported a "sobering threshold" of 1 million...
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LAUSD District Board 3 Race: Marilyn Koziatek Concedes

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Marilyn Koziatek, a charter school-backed candidate for LAUSD District Board 3, conceded defeat Monday to incumbent Scott Schmerelson. Marilyn Koziatek, a Granada Hills Charter High School staffer who ran a spirited and well-funded challenge of Los Angeles Unified School District board member Scott Schmerelson, conceded defeat Monday. The latest numbers from last week's election show S...
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Earthquake Preparedness: The Great Shakeout – Thursday, 10/15 at 10:15am

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Every year, millions of people recognize the third Thursday of October as International Shakeout Day, a time specifically geared toward earthquake preparedness. Activities normally include conducting drills and exercises, and at a minimum, practicing the earthquake safety steps ‘Drop, Cover, and Hold On’ as if experiencing a major earthquake. And, while the Great Shakeout 2020 may be quite differe...
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