Neighborhood News

May 4, 2022
Water Restrictions Ordered Amid Declared Shortage

A big cut in water use is needed to prevent officials from implementing even more stringent measures to mitigate the drought. What to know. Six million residents in Southern California will face water restrictions next month after water officials declared a severe shortage emergency amid the state's worsening drought. Residents across dozens of Southland cities […]

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May 1, 2022
Linda Pruett Memorial Event / Fire Service Day 2022

For reasons out of our control, we regret that the Linda Pruett Memorial Event scheduled for May 14, 2022 from 10 am to 1 pm at Park VNY will no longer be able to take place. HOWEVER, we are pleased to report that Linda Pruett – Lake Balboa’s Emergency Preparedness Chair and fearless leader – […]

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April 19, 2022
Four-story, 46-unit supportive housing complex breaks ground in Van Nuys

Oatsie's Place is on pace for completion in 2023 A ceremony held on March 10 marked the start of construction for Oatsie's Place, a new permanent supportive housing complex from Daylight Community Development and Decro Corp. in partnership with the Downtown Women's Center. The project, which will rise from a property located at 16015 W […]

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April 19, 2022
Multiple Earthquakes Shake Southern California, Mexico

The largest temblor was reported as a magnitude 3.9. A magnitude 3.9 earthquake shook Southern California Tuesday afternoon, and others were reported earlier. The moderate temblor reported at 1:30 p.m. by the U.S. Geological Survey was centered about 4 miles southeast of Brawley in Imperial County. The area is near the border with Mexico. Just […]

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April 12, 2022
BeautifyLA Grant Cycle 2 -Round 1 Proposal Period Is Now Live

The Keep Los Angeles Beautiful (KLAB) Community Beautification Grant Do you or your group have innovative ideas about how to improve and beautify the public spaces in your community? Keep Los Angeles Beautiful (KLAB) is now accepting proposals and will award grants to provide additional financial support to help bring your ideas to life and […]

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April 10, 2022
Roscoe Trunk Line Project (Mason to Louise)

Background Distribution mainline pipes are the backbone of LADWP’s water distribution system. There are approximately 6,780 miles of mainline pipe and 27 percent are over 80 years old. With a focus on infrastructure improvement programs, LADWP will continue to provide customers with a reliable source of water by upgrading major system components that are old, […]

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April 9, 2022
LA County Masking Update

LA County has made modifications to masking rules. See here for detailed rules and recommendations. EVERYONE* MUST wear a mask: On planes, trains, buses, ferries, taxis and ride-shares, and all other forms of public transport In transportation hubs like airports, bus terminals, train stations, marinas, seaports or other ports, subway stations, or any other area that provides transportation […]

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April 9, 2022
LA County's Breathe Program

LA County continues accepting applications for their Breathe program through 4/13. Breathe is a guaranteed income project that will provide 1,000 eligible residents with $1,000 per month for three years in an effort to help them become more financially secure. This will be an independent research project that will be used to study the effects of […]

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April 9, 2022
Microenterprise Recovery Grant Program

Los Angeles Economic & Workforce Development Department has launched a program to provide grants of up $15,000 to microenterprises located in the City of LA who need financial help as they recover from the pandemic. Microenterprises with no employees may be eligible to receive up to $10k in assistance and microenterprises who need assistance with payroll […]

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April 9, 2022
Home Buyers Education Classes

The Los Angeles Housing Department has recently increased the amount of assistance given to first-time homebuyers through its Moderate Income Purchase Assistance Program (MIPA). There are a few requirements to qualify for the program, one of which is attending an 8-hour Homebuyer Education Class hosted through one of their approved providers. Click here to learn more […]

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April 9, 2022
Affordable Connectivity Program

Charter Communications has recently announced the launch of Spectrum Internet 100, a free (or low-cost) broadband service for those who qualify under the Federal Communications Commission's Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Access to the internet has undoubtedly become a basic utility for modern life and every effort to bring households online is an opportunity to help […]

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April 9, 2022
Expanded Water Conservation Rebates

LADWP continues urging customers to monitor their water usage amidst the continuing dry conditions throughout the state. To help, LADWP has increased rebates for popular water saving measures including a 25% increase to its high-efficiency clothes washer rebate, from $400 to $500, as well as a 65% increase to its water-efficient toilet rebate, from $150 to $250. […]

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April 9, 2022
Free Tax Prep Los Angeles

Looking for a safe, free, and easy way to file your taxes? Free Tax Prep LA is offering LA County residents access to certified tax preparers who can help you prepare your tax return either online or in-person. This program will help you claim tax credits and put money back into your family's pocket. Get […]

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April 8, 2022
Beautify LA Grant

Have ideas on how to keep our public spaces clean and beautiful? Keep Los Angeles Beautiful is currently accepting proposals from community-based groups the in City of Los Angeles to fund beautification projects that enhance our public spaces. Awardees will be given a grant of up to $2,500. Groups do not have to be official […]

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April 2, 2022
Streamlining Los Angeles' Restaurant Beverage Program

Yesterday, City Council introduced a motion for opt-in eligible restaurants in L.A. City to participate in Los Angeles’ newly established Restaurant Beverage Program. This program, eligible only to sit-down restaurants that meet a number of operating and “good neighbor” requirements, shortens the time required for City approvals from months to weeks, helping restaurant owners get […]

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March 31, 2022
LA to Lift Vaccine Verification Mandate for Indoor Businesses

The City Council passed an urgency ordinance to end proof of COVID-19 vaccination requirements to enter clubs, gyms, theaters, and eateries. Los Angeles will cease requiring patrons at most indoor establishments and large outdoor venues to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter. The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday passed an urgency ordinance eliminating […]

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March 28, 2022
Moderate-Income First-Home Buyers Education Classes

The Los Angeles Housing Department has recently increased the amount of assistance given to first-time homebuyers through its Moderate Income Purchase Assistance Program (MIPA). There are a few requirements to qualify for the program, one of which is attending an 8-hour Homebuyer Education Class hosted through one of their approved providers. Click here to learn more […]

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March 21, 2022
Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council's YouTube Channel

If you've been following us for a while, you know we have our own YouTube channel where we upload videos of our board meetings and committee meetings. This is a great resource for stakeholders who are unable to make it to our public zoom meetings. We invite you to visit our channel and take a […]

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March 18, 2022
Bus-Only Lane Violations to Be Enforced

LADOT has begun targeted enforcement of bus-only lanes across Los Angeles issuing written warnings in the first week of their targeted enforcement. Starting next week, all violators may receive a citation and may be towed in accordance with municipal code. As a reminder, it is illegal to park or stop in bus-only lanes during posted […]

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March 18, 2022
LA Marathon This Sunday

The 2022 LA Marathon returns this Sunday, March 20th. Please be advised that the route starts at Dodger Stadium and the finish line is in Century City. Street closures will begin as early as 2:00 a.m. the night before, so expect delays and congestion in and around the event area.  In addition, Metro bus riders […]

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