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VaxFacts from the Mayor – March 16, 2021

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This week marks another milestone in our vaccination effort in Los Angeles. Beginning yesterday, people with certain severe underlying health conditions are eligible to be vaccinated. Vaccines are now also open to veterans of all ages who are eligible for VA healthcare and enrolled with the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. And this week, we will offer approximately 55,000 first dose...
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VaxFacts from the Mayor – March 11, 2021

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Every day, there are more signs of progress in our battle against COVID-19. We’re administering more vaccines across Los Angeles, including through mobile clinics in L.A.’s hardest-hit areas. This week, the City began deploying the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine alongside the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines –– and vaccination appointments are still open at City-run sites. At the same tim...
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Emergency Preparedness Info for Saturday, March 13

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Hi, Everybody:  This Saturday, March 13th, is our Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council Emergency Preparedness Meeting, 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Zoom.  Please check the agenda below for instructions on how to join the meeting.  Sandy Joseph, our Zoom Wizard, says she will not be able to join us until about 5 minutes of 9, so be patient when trying to check-in.  :-) Remember that EP Gifts and classes m...
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StreetsLA Street Sweeping Changes

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Due to the current fiscal crisis the City is experiencing and impacts to the department’s staffing and resources, StreetsLA will be conducting street sweeping on a biweekly, instead of weekly, basis. StreetsLA remains committed to doing their very best to continue to meet the needs of the residents of Los Angeles during these challenging times. StreetsLA also launched a new street sweeping noti...
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Vax Facts from the Mayor – March 4, 2021

Tonight I announced several important updates to our vaccination effort in Los Angeles –– including the deployment of vaccination teams directly to homebound Angelenos and a partnership with Uber to provide free rides for South L.A. residents to our new USC vaccination site opening on Tuesday, March 9th. These critical programs build on our commitment to equity and promise to deliver lifesaving...
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West Valley Animal Shelter to Reopen Next Week, City Announces

The Chatsworth shelter will reopen next week, after being closed for almost a year. All six Los Angeles-operated shelters will be open. The West Valley Animal Service Center, which has been closed since April 2020, will reopen March 15, officials announced today. On Feb. 18, the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services announced that tentative plans were underway to reopen the West ...
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Vax Facts from the Mayor – February 28, 2021

Good news: vaccine eligibility is expanding. Starting tomorrow March 1, we’ll update our City of Los Angeles vaccination portal to allow those in Tier 1B –– workers in food and agriculture, education and childcare, and emergency services and first responders –– to make first dose appointments at City sites. We’re making this change to provide life-saving vaccines to essential workers who have ser...
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Small Business Funding

On Monday, February 22, the Biden Administration announced additional enhancements to the PPP loan program including a 14-day window, opening this Wednesday, when only businesses with 20 or fewer employees can apply. Please see the Small Business Administration website for more information (the report is mid-way down the page): https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-gui...
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Vax Facts from the Mayor

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Here are the facts you need to know: STAY INFORMED: It can be challenging to keep up with ever-changing vaccine news. Get key information by signing up for email updates from the L.A. County Department of Public Health. Tell your friends and family to sign up for this VaxFacts newsletter or follow us at @MayorOfLA on Twitter. You can check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more. NOTI...
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Super Bowl and COVID-19 Safety

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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