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SwimLA – Free and Affordable Swim Lessons at L.A. Public Pools

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In 2018, Kaiser, the LA 2028 Olympic Committee, the Los Angeles Parks Foundation, and the Department of Recreation and Parks launched SwimLA – a program that offers free and affordable swim lessons at public pools throughout the City. Though the COVID-19 pandemic put many public spaces and activities on hold over the last year, SwimLA is re-launching with swim lessons this summer! Free or affor...
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Radio Frequency Signal Blockers

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LAPD West Valley Division has experienced a unique form of vehicle and property theft. Radio frequency communication between a victim's key fob and the vehicle's door lock is interrupted, preventing the victim from locking their vehicle without their knowledge. Here are a few safety tips to avoid being victimized: Please be careful to ensure your vehicle's lights and sound go off when locki...
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A Tribute to Linda Pruett, Founding Member of the Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council

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On Sunday, June 13, 2021, after a couple months in hospitals and rehabs, Linda succumbed to an infection her body could not fight off.  She had many accomplishments to her credit, which are listed below. However, they were possible because she knew relationships and connections were how to reach people, as evidenced by these quotes: “There are a few humans that have had such an incredible impact i...
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Fireworks App and Survey

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MySafe:LA is continuing to do its part to decrease the use of illegal fireworks. Part of that process is gathering good data to share with local and state officials. You can be a part of the solution, too - there are several really important things for you to consider participating in. 1. Take the community fireworks survey. It’s free, it’s easy to complete, and it won’t take too much time (a...
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Reopening and Updates to Mask Rules

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As we move closer to the full reopening of our economy on June 15th, masks will no longer be required when outdoors. For indoor settings, individuals who are not fully vaccinated must still wear masks. Masks will also be required, regardless of vaccination status, on public transportation or in major transportation hubs (airport, train station, etc), in healthcare facilities, shelters, schools and...
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How to Get Free Trees to Plant in Your Yard

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Want to add some greenery to your yard? Take home up to seven free trees from the Sherman Oaks Farmers Market next week. Orders must be placed by Sunday at 5 p.m. Want to grow your own tree in your yard? City Plants, L.A. Conservation Corps, and Councilwoman Nithya Raman want to help make that happen. Free trees will be available for pickup at the Sherman Oaks Farmers' Market on June 15 f...
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Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council presents Mulholland Student, Enzo Catanho Pineheiro

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Enzo Catanho Pineheiro is an 8th grader at William Mulholland Middle School… He immigrated 3 years ago from Brazil speaking Portuguese and entered Mulholland as a 7th grade student as an English Learner. He is the first Mulholland student to earn the State Pathway to Biliteracy Award which means he is on track to earn the SEAL OF BILITERACY which is awarded to HS students who have attained a high ...
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Valley Leaders To Host Business Resiliency Webinar June 3

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Councilmember John Lee, Rep. Brad Sherman, Supervisor Kathryn Barger, and others are hosting a chat to help local businesses hold on. The COVID-19 pandemic took a real toll on small businesses, many of which were already struggling. 7,500 small businesses in Los Angeles County were permanently shuttered in 2020, according to the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. On June 3, ...
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VaxFacts from the Mayor – May 17, 2021

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From the first moments COVID-19 vaccines were approved, our City has done everything possible to get people vaccinated swiftly and safely. Those efforts continue today, with daily work to increase access to life-saving doses across Los Angeles. And right now, with expanded eligibility, extended vaccination site hours, and appointment-free options, we are closing in on the end of this pandemic. ...
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LA County Mask Wearing Guidelines

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This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new mask-wearing guidelines for members of the public who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The State of California along with the LA County Public Health Department will review the latest recommendations to determine appropriate adjustments. In the meantime, current masking protocols will remain for the City of Lo...
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ONEgeneration 12th Annual Walk-thru Senior Symposium

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Join ONEgeneration and local health, wellness, and aging vendors on Saturday, June 19th, 2021 for a walk-thru, in-person Senior Symposium. About this Senior Symposium event This year, ONEgeneration will be hosting their annual Senior Symposium at a new location and IN-PERSON!!! ONEgeneration J.O.Y Location (Soccer Field) 17400 Victory Blvd. Van Nuys, CA 91406 All attendees will be required...
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VaxFacts from the Mayor – May 7, 2021

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It’s never been easier to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in Los Angeles. For the first time, the City has opened up appointment-free options for vaccinations, and we’ve moved more doses to walk-up centers and mobile clinics — all part of our ongoing effort to bring these life-saving vaccines directly into communities and make getting a shot as quick, accessible, and safe as possible. With v...
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Unarmed Crisis Response: Request for Community Feedback

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On October 14, 2020, the Los Angeles City Council adopted a report from the Ad Hoc Committee on Police Reform relative to developing an unarmed model of crisis response (C.F. 20-0769). This report directed the Office of the City Administrative Officer (CAO), with the assistance of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), and City Attorney, to develop and issue a R...
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Louise Park Beautification Project – Saturday, May 8th

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Join the Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council's Recreation & Parks Committee to help plant flowers and plants to beautify Louise Park. Saturday, May 8, 2021 3:00 PM at Louise Park 7140 Louise Ave, Lake Balboa, CA 91406 (Southeast Corner of Louise and Sherman Way) LBNC will provide plants and fertilizer. Please wear a mask and bring your own gardening gloves and tools to help out. Thank...
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Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council’s free drive-thru Covid-friendly shred event at Mulholland Middle School

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A big THANK YOU to all LAKE BALBOA community members/stakeholders that turned out this past Sunday for the LBNC’s free drive-thru Covid-friendly shred event at Mulholland Middle School. In two hours, we had just under 70-cars and 22-bins worth of paper (which is equivalent to approx. 2.25 tons), according to the shredding guys. Special thanks to the following community members, board members...
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Mayor Garcetti’s Proposed Budget

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Because through the pain and trauma of this past year, we showed who we are — and defined what we believe in. This is a city whose people never run from tough challenges — we rise together to meet them. This is a city unafraid to acknowledge where we’re falling short and committed to doing better. This is a city in a state of becoming — becoming more equal, more just, kinder, and resilient. ...
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Valley Budget Listening Session – April 22

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As you may have heard, Mayor Garcetti discussed the proposed city budget yesterday during his State of the City Address. This Thursday, April 22nd there will be a Valley Budget Listening session that will allow residents to provide input and make recommendations on how funds should be spent.  Thursday, April 22, 5:30pm to 7:30pm For example: Tree trimming, sidewalk repairs, median clean-...
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VaxFacts from the Mayor – April 12, 2021

VaxFacts from the Mayor – April 12, 2021
Good news: Beginning tomorrow, every Californian 50 years and older will be eligible to get a vaccine –– bringing our state, our city, and our communities a step closer to ending this pandemic. If you're eligible for a vaccine, you can book your appointment. This milestone comes as many regions in the United States contend with a new surge of coronavirus infections –– largely driven by the more...
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