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The Great CA Shakeout: Is Los Angeles Earthquake Ready?

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Join L.A. County in participating in The Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill at 10:21 am on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021.Drop, cover and hold on... the Great California ShakeOut Day is Thursday and it begs an important question: Are you ready for an earthquake?If not, fear not — ShakeOut Day is the largest-ever earthquake drill in California and designed to get California residents pre...
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770 New Laws Coming To California

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Here's a look at the significant new laws coming to the Golden State — as well as ideas Newsom prevented from becoming law.Lawmakers see most bills approved.You'd be forgiven for not knowing Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed the largest expansion of California's college financial aid system in a generation — he did so during the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants' first playoff game last ...
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MyLA311 App Updates

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The MyLA311 App is now available in Spanish, Korean, Armenian, and Chinese (simplified and traditional) at Apple and Android app stores.  MyLA311 app makes it quick and easy to request the City's most popular services, including graffiti removal, pothole repair, and bulky-item pickup. Other features include access to the City Services knowledge base, map of nearby City facilities, City Social Medi...
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LA Redistricting Meetings Continue TONIGHT and Through October

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The Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission will continue to discuss the proposed draft map K2.5 (click here) which was moved forward by the Commission on September 30th for subsequent public hearings and adoption of the final map and report at the end of October (see below). The outcome will affect who represents you on the City Council.  The Commission is continuing to accept writt...
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LA To Require Proof Of COVID-19 Vaccination At Bars, Gyms, Shops

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The law, passed by the Los Angeles City Council in an 11-2 vote today, is one of the most aggressive vaccination measures nationwide.Anyone entering indoor restaurants, bars, gyms, shopping centers, entertainment venues, and personal care establishments in Los Angeles will have to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination under a new ordinance approved by the City Council Wednesday. Residents wi...
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LADWP Urges Water Saving

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With extremely dry conditions facing the city and state, water agencies are calling for customers to redouble their water-saving efforts. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California recently declared a Water Supply Alert, elevating the regional water supply condition to the second most severe status level, reflecting the urgency of the water supply situation. LADWP is offering a variety...
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Special Meeting Tonight of the Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission

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You are invited to participate in an important redistricting meeting TONIGHT about the shape and future of your Council District.The Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission will be meeting virtually tonight, September 30th, at 5:00 p.m. to discuss and take possible action on a recommended draft map of newly drawn Council District boundaries for public consideration.At tonight's meeti...
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Lake Balboa Neighborhood Watch – Block Captains

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The LAKE BALBOA NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (LBNC) is looking for volunteer Neighborhood Watch Block Captains.If you are interested in forming a neighborhood watch group in your area, the LBNC Neighborhood Watch team would love to help you to facilitate this… online via Zoom for now, and possibly in-person as well when safe to do so.The LAKE BALBOA NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (LBNC) is currently looking for...
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COVID-19 Vaccine Required For LA County Bars, Breweries, and Nightclubs

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Employees and patrons of Los Angeles County's bars, breweries, and nightclubs will have to get the first dose of a vaccine by Oct. 7.Anyone hoping to grab a beer at a bar or nightclub in Los Angeles County will also have to pull out their vaccination card in addition to an official ID starting next month.Employees and customers of bars, breweries, lounges, nightclubs, and wineries across the c...
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Final City Redistricting Hearing – TODAY at 10am

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Today (September 11th at 10am) is the last opportunity to provide public testimony on the City's redistricting process. Redistricting helps assure that communities have equal access to political representation. For more information on LA City Redistricting, click here. For details about the September 11 hearing, click here.Join us for an important meeting about “redistricting.” The purpose of ...
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The Time To Get Ready For Major Wildfires Is Now

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Here's the message from L.A. city officials: Get ready for major wildfires — and do it now! Clear the brush around your home, prepare an emergency kit and make sure you and your family have evacuation plans.At an event held today at Van Nuys Airport, councilmember Monica Rodriguez, who represents the northeast San Fernando Valley, stressed the importance of preparation.“It is important that we...
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VaxFacts from the Mayor – August 18, 2021

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This week, the City of L.A. began administering third dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.Anyone who qualifies should check with their healthcare provider to make sure that receiving a third dose is the best option. Moderna or Pfizer third doses will be administered at least 28 days after receiving the second dose. An additional dose is cur...
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Dana Brown Confirmed to Lead Animal Services

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This week, the City Council approved Mayor Garcetti's appointment of Dana Brown to lead the Los Angeles Animal Services Department (LAAS). Brown served as Interim General Manager since early May, following Brenda Barnette's retirement. A public servant for more than 30 years, Dana most recently worked as the City's Chief Employee Relations Officer in the Office of the City Administrative Officer (...
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I-405 Sepulveda Pass ExpressLanes Project Survey

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Take a quick survey! (Conteste la encuesta en español)Welcome and thank you for your interest in the I-405 Sepulveda Pass ExpressLanes project. When answering the survey questions, please assume that your travel habits and traffic conditions, including times of congestion, will have returned to normal (as they had been before the COVID-19 pandemic).Please complete and submit this survey fo...
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Should I Get A COVID Test If I’m Vaccinated? Where To Go And How To Book Your Appointment

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As COVID cases continue to climb among the fully vaccinated (particularly community transmission), the CDC has released new guidelines to help curb the spread — including updated mask and testing recommendations.The new guidance recommends that fully vaccinated individuals get tested for COVID within 3-5 days after any known exposure, even if they aren’t symptomatic. The CDC also says those who ...
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Free WiFi for At-Risk Students

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ACT or Angeleno Connectivity Trust is a program that provides free WiFi hotspots for eligible K-12 students in LA. It provides 100 GB per year of free Internet access for K-12 students for five years. Eligibility includes foster youth, students with a disability, students experiencing housing insecurity and any other at-risk students. To learn more, visit lamayor.org/connectivity.
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You Have to Wear a Mask Indoors Starting this Weekend

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Starting just before midnight on Saturday, everyone indoors — no matter their vaccination status — will be required to wear a face covering, unless they are eating or drinking.Amid rising hospitalizations, deaths and new COVID-19 cases fueled by the delta variant, Los Angeles County public health officials are reinstituting an indoor mask mandate. Starting just before midnight on Saturday, every...
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$262.6 Billion State Budget Signed by Governor Newsom

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Monday evening, Governor Newsom signed the state budget.  It will assist children, families, immigrants, and small businesses; providing immediate relief to those hit hardest by the pandemic. The State budget makes critical investments in our future and quality of life. Some budget items that will benefit our region include:Golden State Stimulus money directly into the pockets of two out of...
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