Neighborhood News

January 21, 2023
Relief Resources for Natural Gas Bills

In an effort to help combat the rising prices and ease the burden on customers, SoCalGas is offering accessible tools to help cut down on energy usage and help lower your bills amidst the rising costs. Currently, they are encouraging customers to sign up for weekly Bill Tracker Alerts to monitor gas consumption, take steps to reduce usage, and […]

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January 19, 2023
City Clerk Certifies Candidate List for Council District 6 Special Election

CERTIFIED LIST OF CANDIDATES 2023 COUNCIL DISTRICT 6 SPECIAL ELECTION Los Angeles City Clerk Holly L. Wolcott has released the official list of candidates for the April 4, 2023, Council District 6 Special Election. A random alphabet drawing conducted by the California Secretary of State on January 5, 2023, determined the order in which candidates are […]

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January 15, 2023
Mayor Bass Declares State of Emergency over Storm Damage

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass on Friday declared a state of emergency over storm damage after the city was pummeled by rain. Mayor Karen Bass declared a state of emergency Friday after the greater Los Angeles area was pummeled with rain, causing flooding, roadway damage, and deaths in California. The declaration, effective immediately, directs the […]

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January 12, 2023
L.A. County Assessor Offers Relief to Those Hit by Storms

Filing a Misfortune & Calamity Claim Jumpstarts the Process The Office of the Assessor is providing property tax relief to property owners who may be affected by the recent torrential rainstorms.  This includes filing with the Office of the Assessor a claim for Misfortune & Calamity relief within one year of the incident for properties […]

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December 29, 2022
New Year, Nearly 1,000 New Laws

The start of each new year means the start of many, many new California laws. In California, the new calendar year also means a fleet of new laws and regulations that go into effect. 2023 is no exception. This past year, the state Legislature passed nearly 1,000 bills that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law. […]

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December 23, 2022
Holiday Trash Collection Schedule

Due to holidays on Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2, our collection schedule will be delayed by one day from your regularly scheduled pickup day. Regularly scheduled on Monday will be picked up Tuesday Regularly scheduled on Tuesday will be picked up Wednesday Regularly scheduled on Wednesday will be picked up Thursday Regularly scheduled […]

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December 22, 2022
FREE Community Emergency Response Training is Coming to LAPD West Valley Division

Interested in learning more about basic disaster response skills and volunteering during a disaster? Would you like to learn what to do in times of emergency when getting help from emergency responders may be delayed by hours, days, or weeks? Join us for FREE Community Emergency Response Training (CERT)! created by the Los Angeles City […]

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December 21, 2022
LA Mayor Bass Releases New ‘Inside Safe’ Plan to Combat Homelessness

The order: She instructed her staff to “create a strategy of large-scale citywide coordination.” Her ‘Inside Safe Initiative’ will determine “the highest need encampments across the city, especially focusing on encampments that are chronic and have a high demand for services.” Some of the details: The plan aims to identify both interim and permanent housing resources for […]

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December 16, 2022
LADWP Help is On the Way Program

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power continues offering various forms of assistance to customers in an effort to help them better manage their bill. The Help is on the Way Program wraps all of their Low Income Discount Programs and other Customer Financial Assistance Programs under one umbrella. From financial assistance like EZ-SAVE, […]

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December 15, 2022
Council District 6 Special Election Information

NOTE: A list of candidates who have filed to run in the CD 6 Special Election can be found at: ELECTION CALENDAR 2022-2023

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December 13, 2022
LA City Council Approves Mayor Bass' Emergency Declaration On Homelessness

At its first meeting with five newly-elected councilmembers today, the L.A. City Council unanimously ratified Mayor Karen Bass' emergency declaration concerning homelessness. The immediate impact: This allows Mayor Bass to cut through red tape to create temporary and permanent housing for the estimated 42,000 people who are unhoused. Why it matters: City officials, nonprofit organizations, the business community, and the […]

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December 12, 2022
Karen Bass Declares State Of Emergency On Homeless In LA

In her first official act as mayor, Bass declared a state of emergency — an aggressive move to highlight the city's dire housing crisis. On her first morning as mayor of Los Angeles, Karen Bass declared a state of emergency on homelessness. Bass signed the declaration inside the city's Emergency Operations Center Monday morning in […]

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December 7, 2022
RSVP for Candidate Info Sessions

Attend a Candidate Info Session and learn how you can run for local office on your LA Neighborhood Council! Learn how to create a successful campaign using free and low-cost outreach strategies and how to fill out your candidate application, with the City of Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment and the LA City Clerk’s Elections Division. […]

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December 7, 2022
Get paid to lose your lawn!

In an effort to reduce our water usage, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will pay you to transform your yard. Learn more here. Note–this does NOT mean using astroturf and eliminating all plants, because we need healthy soil and carbon sequestration! (And consider using native plants, which really benefit our ecosystem!)

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December 5, 2022
City of Los Angeles Council District 6 Special Election Information

CITY OF LOS ANGELES SPECIAL ELECTION COUNCIL DISTRICT 6, 2023 SPECIAL ELECTION Tuesday, April 4, 2023 SPECIAL RUNOFF ELECTION Tuesday, June 27, 2023 Conducted by the County of Los Angeles ELECTION CALENDAR 2022-2023 NOVEMBER 5, 2022, SATURDAY Last day to establish residency within City Council District 6 boundaries. DECEMBER 5, 2022, MONDAY First day to […]

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December 2, 2022
Anonymous Gun Buyback - Saturday, 12/3 - 8AM to 1PM

Turn in your firearms and receive a gift card. Up to $100 for handguns, shotguns, and rifles. Up to $200 for ghost guns and assault weapons as classified in the state of California. Two locations: Esposition Park, 3986 Hoover Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037 Valley Traffic, 7870 Nolan Place, Panorama City, CA 91402

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December 2, 2022
Let's Talk About Fair Housing

Join the City of Los Angeles in conducting its fair housing assessment. Learn about laws that protect your access to housing and other resources. Help identify housing barriers in your community and share ideas for the study. Meetings will be virtual and open to everyone. Join a virtual meeting for your area!

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December 1, 2022
LA Chose 30,000 Winners For Its Section 8 Housing Waitlist

After staging a lottery for the first time in five years, the Los Angeles Housing Authority has selected 30,000 winners for its Section 8 rental assistance program waitlist. How many people applied for the lottery? HACLA received 223,375 lottery applications. This represents a 19% increase since the last lottery in 2017. That increase shows that the […]

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November 24, 2022
Happy Thanksgiving, Lake Balboa!

On behalf of the Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council, we wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for our Lake Balboa community 😊

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November 21, 2022
Thanksgiving in LA means LAX traffic hell. Luckily, we have a guide to navigating the West Coast’s most infuriating airport.

Have any hacks? Sure. Take the LAX Flyaway bus from Van Nuys and Union Station. Book your parking in advance. And if the departure level is backed up, head down to the arrivals area for your drop-off. Any info on that weird UFO building? Nope, it's not an alien spider in concrete. It's called the Theme building […]

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