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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“Stress-Free Holidays” Events

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Harbor City Neighborhood Council Together with Cities4Peace Presents: Stress-Free Holidays Due to the rise in mental health issues and violence around the world, Harbor City’s Neighborhood Council has partnered up with cities4peace to offer a program that supports the emotional needs and wellbeing of our community members. This event will be broken down into 5 workshops that consist of interactiv...
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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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October LBNC EP Meeting/Valley Disaster Fair

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There will be NO LBNC EP Meeting in October 2020.  Instead, everyone is invited to attend the virtual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair at ValleyDisasterFair.com.  The Fair will be on Saturday, October 10th, from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Go to the black "Registration Opens" box and click on it to register for the Fair.  You must register in order to receive a FREE Family Starter EP Kit, which will be di...
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How to Protect Important Documents During an Emergency with a Financial First Aid Kit

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For National Preparedness Month, City Controller Ron Galperin has released a new online resource: “How to Build a Financial First Aid Kit.” This interactive tool provides a list of documents and items that should be gathered and stored for safe and easy access if a crisis comes your way. Included on that list: IDs and licenses, legal and financial paperwork, medical info, credentials, emergency...
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Help your neighborhood make an emergency plan for National Preparedness Month

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September is National Preparedness Month, and this year's theme is, “Disasters Don’t Wait, Make Your Plan Today.” The City of Los Angeles has numerous programs and services to help its citizens plan, prepare, and recover from disasters. Please visit the Emergency Management Department’s website for more info. One of the most important programs the City has is called RYLAN (Ready Your LA Neighbo...
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City Council Mandates Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Anti-Bias Training for All Neighborhood Council Members City-Wide

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City Council mandates diversity, equity, inclusion, & anti-bias training for all NC members On September 16th, the City Council unanimously supported a motion to establish mandatory diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-bias training for all members of Neighborhood Councils. The motion - which was originally put forth by City Councilmember Bonin - follows from Mayor Garcetti’s Executive Or...
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LADOT Speed Hump Application Opens Wednesday, September 16, at 8 AM

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Tired of Speeding on your street? Starting on Wednesday, September 16th at 8AM.  LADOT will initiate a new round of the city speed hump application cycle which opens every 6 months. Residents may petition the department for the construction of speed humps at new locations provided that certain criteria are met.  Details may be found on the LADOT speed hump request page. Applicants are encourage...
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Can’t drive to a COVID testing site? Mobile pop-up testing sites now available

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The Los Angeles City Mobile Testing Group is bringing COVID-19 testing to communities throughout the City for people who are unable to drive to a testing site. Testing is walk up only. No appointment is necessary, but you can see a list of dates and locations, and register for a test here: https://corona-virus.LA/mobile-pop-covid-19-testing-locations Please be sure to bring your insurance info...
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Take City Council’s Survey on Reimagining Public Safety

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Survey Asks LA Residents For Input On Replacing Police With ‘Unarmed Trained Specialists’ City Council President Nury Martinez (CD6), along with Councilmembers Blumenfield (CD3), Harris-Dawson (CD8), Price (CD9), and Wesson (CD10) have released a survey seeking input on public safety in the City of LA. Links are below, to take the survey - which is open through Friday August 14th - in English or ...
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Meetings to Discuss Strategies to Re-Open West Valley Animal Services Center

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LA Animal Services Announces Meetings to Discuss Proposal to Re-open West Valley Animal Services Center To learn more and sign up for one of the meetings, please visit: http://aniserv.la/Ujpq50ARyHB LA Animal Services wants your valuable input to help plan a future in which we can do even more for animals and people in the City of LA. Share your thoughts and ideas with them! Please t...
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Earthquake Rattles Southern California Coast

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An earthquake rattled Southlanders from their sleep, Thursday morning. Did you feel it? A magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck Southern California's San Fernando Valley early Thursday morning. The United States Geological Survey reports the quake struck just before 4:30 a.m. The quake was felt in Pacoima, and as far away as Oxnard, Irvine, and San Diego. It was quickly followed by more than 50 af...
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Increased COVID-19 Testing for CD6 Begins Today

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Dear Friends: As we continue to work together to stop the spread of the virus and get off the state’s COVID-19 watchlist, we all need to be mindful of the basic precautions that save lives: wear your mask, wash your hands and practice social distancing. We also need to do a lot better in providing more access to testing and resources to low-income communities, with Latinos dying at twice the ra...
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