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August 25, 2023
West Nile virus (WNV) in the Lake Balboa this year

Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD)has confirmed the first mosquito sample to test positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Lake Balboa this year. The mosquitoes were collected in traps in the community on July 26th. District staff will place posters around the trap locations to advise residents to take precautions when mosquitoes […]

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August 25, 2023
IMPORTANT: Hazard Mitigation Survey

Please complete the Hazard Mitigation Study to help us secure needed Hazard Mitigation funding from FEMA to reduce risks of a national disaster, such as flooding, wildfire, or earthquake. Link to Hazard Mitigation Study    

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August 20, 2023
Shelters will open in SoCal due to historic tropical storm Hilary

Hilary’s anticipated impact on Southern California, prompted several shelters to open this weekend to house those in need. The system is expected to deliver inclement weather Sunday. Thunderstorms, wind, and flooding are expected across SoCal as a large portion of the region remains under a tropical storm warning – a first for Southern California. The […]

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August 19, 2023
Stay Safe and Informed, from Mayor Karen Bass

(Lea este boletín de noticias en español) I was briefed earlier today by the National Weather Service about the tropical storm’s trajectory. Based on the current forecast track, our region could see scattered thunderstorms overnight, with heavy rain and wind impacting Los Angeles tomorrow and Monday morning. SIGN UP FOR EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS Tonight, our City’s […]

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August 19, 2023
Hurricane Hilary Updates from Ready LA County

Extreme weather conditions are expected to impact LA County due to Hurricane Hilary. It's predicted that Southern California will see heavy rainfall through early next week – with the most intense conditions occurring Sunday into Monday – as Hilary approaches, likely as a tropical storm. Below are resources provided by Ready LA County @readyla (Instagram). ALWAYS […]

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August 5, 2023
LADWP Outdoor Watering Update

After observing two-days-a-week outdoor watering restrictions for the past thirteen months, LADWP customers can begin watering outdoor landscapes for up to three-days-a-week. After experiencing a record snowpack, the return to the City's Phase 2 Emergency Water Conservation Ordinance was approved and effective July 27, 2023. The return to three-days-a-week watering means customers with street addresses […]

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July 19, 2023
Filing a Noise/Curfew Complaint for the Van Nuys Airport

https://viewpoint.emsbk.com/vny1 LA CITY ORDINANCES OF NOTE: View detailed information here: https://www.lawa.org/-/media/lawa-web/environment/files/noise-mgt/van-nuys--complete-curfew-ordinance-revised.ashx 155727: Basic Curfew Ordinance (No take-offs between 11pm – 7am) 171889: Additional Curfew Hour (No take-offs between 10pm – 11pm) 181106: Noiser Jet Phase Out (Max noise allowed at any time: As of Jan 1, 2014 = 80dB. As of Jan 1, 2016 = […]

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July 19, 2023
NEW Developments and/or Redevelopments and Land Re-Categorization at VNY Airport Impacts Lake Balboa

On April 19, 2023 Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) opened doors to a “Community Open House” at the Airtel Plaza Hotel to unveil their vision of future land use options at Van Nuys airport (VNY).  The event was followed by a virtual presentation of the “VNY Vision Study” on April 22, 2023.  LAWA’s Virtual presentation […]

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July 14, 2023
Heat-Related Safety Tips and Resources

The San Fernando Valley is no stranger to intense heat waves as this past week has demonstrated. With July bringing in some of the hottest days of the year so far, it is important to be informed of all heat-related safety tips and resources especially as temperatures are expected to continue rising over the weekend: […]

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July 3, 2023
Fireworks Near Me: July 4th Events 2023

Your complete guide to Independence Day fireworks, parades, and celebrations around Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley As Independence Day nears, it's time to ready the barbeque and find out where Fourth of July fireworks and other star-spangled celebrations are going on throughout the San Fernando Valley and nearby communities. Do note the date […]

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June 27, 2023
Election: Today Is the Last Day to Vote in LA City Council District 6 Race

Imelda Padilla and Marisa Alcaraz vie to replace Nury Martinez. Vote centers close at 8 pm tonight. After more than eight months of speeches and a crowded primary election that narrowed the candidates to two, the runoff to replace former Councilmember Nury Martinez on the Los Angeles City Council will come down to voting day Tuesday, June 27. […]

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June 24, 2023
Have a great 4th of July, but leave fireworks to the professionals

Personal possession or use of fireworks in Los Angels is illegal. There are dozens of FREE fireworks shows in Los Angeles. Take the entire family and enjoy watching the "rockets' red glare" under the stars. Find a free show at lafd.org or call (888) 654-FIRE.

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June 2, 2023
State Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel to Swear in our New Board on Wednesday, June 7

We are proud to announce State Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel will be attending our LBNC meeting to swear in our new board members on Wednesday, June 7, 2023. Lake Balboa is a new addition to Jesse Gabriel's district. He would like to meet as many new stakeholders as possible. Bring family members and neighbors! Meet and […]

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May 26, 2023
L.A.'s $13 Billion Budget Signed for the 2023-2024 Fiscal Year

Today Mayor Bass signed the City Council approved $13 billion budget for the 2023-2024 fiscal year. The budget includes an unprecedented $1.3 billion to address housing and homelessness and approximately $3.2 billion for the Los Angeles Police Department. Regarding LAPD, the budget seeks to restore staffing levels to 9,500 officers, hire additional civilian personnel and […]

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May 10, 2023
How Many City Council Districts Should We Have? Join the City-Wide Conversation

After the leaked tape of the three Councilmembers making racist and offensive remarks during the previous 2021 redistricting process for City Council boundaries, the City of Los Angeles is now in the process of considering reforms to the redistricting process, including discussion of how many Council Districts should there be, how many residents should each […]

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May 8, 2023
City of Los Angeles - Emergency Management Department - NOTIFY LA

City of Los Angeles - Emergency Management Department - NOTIFY LA WELCOME TO THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES EMERGENCY ALERT PORTAL Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our emergency alerts through Everbridge. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, […]

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May 1, 2023
Notice of Preparation of a Program Environmental Impact Report and Notice of Public Scoping Meetings

(Traducción al español a continuación) PROJECT:  Comprehensive Plastics Reduction Program LEAD AGENCY:  City of Los Angeles - Bureau of Sanitation REVIEW PERIOD:  May 1, 2023 through May 30, 2023 The City of Los Angeles (City), as the Lead Agency, through its Bureau of Sanitation (LA Sanitation and Environment, LASAN), is preparing a Program Environmental Impact Report […]

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April 21, 2023
Legal Help for Small Business Owners

Are you a small business owner in Los Angeles? Could you benefit from FREE legal help? Los Angeles Economic Workforce Development Department has teamed up with its various partners for the LA Regional Small Business Legal Aid program, which offers free legal help, from basic legal information and guides to representation by an attorney to help address […]

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April 21, 2023
Restaurants Care Resilience Fund

A new cycle for grant funding is available for independent restaurants. Restaurants Care is partnering with SoCalGas, PG&E, and SDG&E to provide restaurants with grants that can go towards kitchen equipment, technology upgrades, and any difficult or unforeseen circumstance. Applications are now open through May 7 and restaurants with less than $3 million in annual […]

Read More
April 18, 2023
LA City Council In 2023: Your Guide To Who's Who (And What They Do)

Things are settling down after a period of scandals and elections. New faces are in, and longstanding members are gone. We help you understand who's who and what's next. Los Angeles voters changed out multiple City Council members after the 2022 election, but 2023 is shaping up to be an evolving year of its own. […]

Read More
August 25, 2023
West Nile virus (WNV) in the Lake Balboa this year

Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD)has confirmed the first mosquito sample to test positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Lake Balboa this year. The mosquitoes were collected in traps in the community on July 26th. District staff will place posters around the trap locations to advise residents to take precautions when mosquitoes […]

Read More
August 25, 2023
IMPORTANT: Hazard Mitigation Survey

Please complete the Hazard Mitigation Study to help us secure needed Hazard Mitigation funding from FEMA to reduce risks of a national disaster, such as flooding, wildfire, or earthquake. Link to Hazard Mitigation Study    

Read More
August 20, 2023
Shelters will open in SoCal due to historic tropical storm Hilary

Hilary’s anticipated impact on Southern California, prompted several shelters to open this weekend to house those in need. The system is expected to deliver inclement weather Sunday. Thunderstorms, wind, and flooding are expected across SoCal as a large portion of the region remains under a tropical storm warning – a first for Southern California. The […]

Read More
August 19, 2023
Stay Safe and Informed, from Mayor Karen Bass

(Lea este boletín de noticias en español) I was briefed earlier today by the National Weather Service about the tropical storm’s trajectory. Based on the current forecast track, our region could see scattered thunderstorms overnight, with heavy rain and wind impacting Los Angeles tomorrow and Monday morning. SIGN UP FOR EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS Tonight, our City’s […]

Read More
August 19, 2023
Hurricane Hilary Updates from Ready LA County

Extreme weather conditions are expected to impact LA County due to Hurricane Hilary. It's predicted that Southern California will see heavy rainfall through early next week – with the most intense conditions occurring Sunday into Monday – as Hilary approaches, likely as a tropical storm. Below are resources provided by Ready LA County @readyla (Instagram). ALWAYS […]

Read More
August 5, 2023
LADWP Outdoor Watering Update

After observing two-days-a-week outdoor watering restrictions for the past thirteen months, LADWP customers can begin watering outdoor landscapes for up to three-days-a-week. After experiencing a record snowpack, the return to the City's Phase 2 Emergency Water Conservation Ordinance was approved and effective July 27, 2023. The return to three-days-a-week watering means customers with street addresses […]

Read More
July 19, 2023
Filing a Noise/Curfew Complaint for the Van Nuys Airport

https://viewpoint.emsbk.com/vny1 LA CITY ORDINANCES OF NOTE: View detailed information here: https://www.lawa.org/-/media/lawa-web/environment/files/noise-mgt/van-nuys--complete-curfew-ordinance-revised.ashx 155727: Basic Curfew Ordinance (No take-offs between 11pm – 7am) 171889: Additional Curfew Hour (No take-offs between 10pm – 11pm) 181106: Noiser Jet Phase Out (Max noise allowed at any time: As of Jan 1, 2014 = 80dB. As of Jan 1, 2016 = […]

Read More
July 19, 2023
NEW Developments and/or Redevelopments and Land Re-Categorization at VNY Airport Impacts Lake Balboa

On April 19, 2023 Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) opened doors to a “Community Open House” at the Airtel Plaza Hotel to unveil their vision of future land use options at Van Nuys airport (VNY).  The event was followed by a virtual presentation of the “VNY Vision Study” on April 22, 2023.  LAWA’s Virtual presentation […]

Read More
July 14, 2023
Heat-Related Safety Tips and Resources

The San Fernando Valley is no stranger to intense heat waves as this past week has demonstrated. With July bringing in some of the hottest days of the year so far, it is important to be informed of all heat-related safety tips and resources especially as temperatures are expected to continue rising over the weekend: […]

Read More
July 3, 2023
Fireworks Near Me: July 4th Events 2023

Your complete guide to Independence Day fireworks, parades, and celebrations around Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley As Independence Day nears, it's time to ready the barbeque and find out where Fourth of July fireworks and other star-spangled celebrations are going on throughout the San Fernando Valley and nearby communities. Do note the date […]

Read More
June 27, 2023
Election: Today Is the Last Day to Vote in LA City Council District 6 Race

Imelda Padilla and Marisa Alcaraz vie to replace Nury Martinez. Vote centers close at 8 pm tonight. After more than eight months of speeches and a crowded primary election that narrowed the candidates to two, the runoff to replace former Councilmember Nury Martinez on the Los Angeles City Council will come down to voting day Tuesday, June 27. […]

Read More
June 24, 2023
Have a great 4th of July, but leave fireworks to the professionals

Personal possession or use of fireworks in Los Angels is illegal. There are dozens of FREE fireworks shows in Los Angeles. Take the entire family and enjoy watching the "rockets' red glare" under the stars. Find a free show at lafd.org or call (888) 654-FIRE.

Read More
June 2, 2023
State Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel to Swear in our New Board on Wednesday, June 7

We are proud to announce State Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel will be attending our LBNC meeting to swear in our new board members on Wednesday, June 7, 2023. Lake Balboa is a new addition to Jesse Gabriel's district. He would like to meet as many new stakeholders as possible. Bring family members and neighbors! Meet and […]

Read More
May 26, 2023
L.A.'s $13 Billion Budget Signed for the 2023-2024 Fiscal Year

Today Mayor Bass signed the City Council approved $13 billion budget for the 2023-2024 fiscal year. The budget includes an unprecedented $1.3 billion to address housing and homelessness and approximately $3.2 billion for the Los Angeles Police Department. Regarding LAPD, the budget seeks to restore staffing levels to 9,500 officers, hire additional civilian personnel and […]

Read More
May 10, 2023
How Many City Council Districts Should We Have? Join the City-Wide Conversation

After the leaked tape of the three Councilmembers making racist and offensive remarks during the previous 2021 redistricting process for City Council boundaries, the City of Los Angeles is now in the process of considering reforms to the redistricting process, including discussion of how many Council Districts should there be, how many residents should each […]

Read More
May 8, 2023
City of Los Angeles - Emergency Management Department - NOTIFY LA

City of Los Angeles - Emergency Management Department - NOTIFY LA WELCOME TO THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES EMERGENCY ALERT PORTAL Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our emergency alerts through Everbridge. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, […]

Read More
May 1, 2023
Notice of Preparation of a Program Environmental Impact Report and Notice of Public Scoping Meetings

(Traducción al español a continuación) PROJECT:  Comprehensive Plastics Reduction Program LEAD AGENCY:  City of Los Angeles - Bureau of Sanitation REVIEW PERIOD:  May 1, 2023 through May 30, 2023 The City of Los Angeles (City), as the Lead Agency, through its Bureau of Sanitation (LA Sanitation and Environment, LASAN), is preparing a Program Environmental Impact Report […]

Read More
April 21, 2023
Legal Help for Small Business Owners

Are you a small business owner in Los Angeles? Could you benefit from FREE legal help? Los Angeles Economic Workforce Development Department has teamed up with its various partners for the LA Regional Small Business Legal Aid program, which offers free legal help, from basic legal information and guides to representation by an attorney to help address […]

Read More
April 21, 2023
Restaurants Care Resilience Fund

A new cycle for grant funding is available for independent restaurants. Restaurants Care is partnering with SoCalGas, PG&E, and SDG&E to provide restaurants with grants that can go towards kitchen equipment, technology upgrades, and any difficult or unforeseen circumstance. Applications are now open through May 7 and restaurants with less than $3 million in annual […]

Read More
April 18, 2023
LA City Council In 2023: Your Guide To Who's Who (And What They Do)

Things are settling down after a period of scandals and elections. New faces are in, and longstanding members are gone. We help you understand who's who and what's next. Los Angeles voters changed out multiple City Council members after the 2022 election, but 2023 is shaping up to be an evolving year of its own. […]

Read More
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