Neighborhood News

August 23, 2021
The Time To Get Ready For Major Wildfires Is Now

Here's the message from L.A. city officials: Get ready for major wildfires — and do it now! Clear the brush around your home, prepare an emergency kit and make sure you and your family have evacuation plans. At an event held today at Van Nuys Airport, councilmember Monica Rodriguez, who represents the northeast San Fernando […]

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August 18, 2021
VaxFacts from the Mayor – August 18, 2021

This week, the City of L.A. began administering third dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised. Anyone who qualifies should check with their healthcare provider to make sure that receiving a third dose is the best option. Moderna or Pfizer third doses will be administered at least 28 days after […]

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August 6, 2021
Dana Brown Confirmed to Lead Animal Services

This week, the City Council approved Mayor Garcetti's appointment of Dana Brown to lead the Los Angeles Animal Services Department (LAAS). Brown served as Interim General Manager since early May, following Brenda Barnette's retirement. A public servant for more than 30 years, Dana most recently worked as the City's Chief Employee Relations Officer in the […]

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August 6, 2021
I-405 Sepulveda Pass ExpressLanes Project Survey

Take a quick survey! (Conteste la encuesta en español) Welcome and thank you for your interest in the I-405 Sepulveda Pass ExpressLanes project. When answering the survey questions, please assume that your travel habits and traffic conditions, including times of congestion, will have returned to normal (as they had been before the COVID-19 pandemic). Please complete […]

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August 3, 2021
Should I Get A COVID Test If I'm Vaccinated? Where To Go And How To Book Your Appointment

As COVID cases continue to climb among the fully vaccinated (particularly community transmission), the CDC has released new guidelines to help curb the spread — including updated mask and testing recommendations. The new guidance recommends that fully vaccinated individuals get tested for COVID within 3-5 days after any known exposure, even if they aren’t symptomatic. The CDC also says […]

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July 31, 2021
Free WiFi for At-Risk Students

ACT or Angeleno Connectivity Trust is a program that provides free WiFi hotspots for eligible K-12 students in LA. It provides 100 GB per year of free Internet access for K-12 students for five years. Eligibility includes foster youth, students with a disability, students experiencing housing insecurity and any other at-risk students. To learn more, […]

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July 15, 2021
You Have to Wear a Mask Indoors Starting this Weekend

Starting just before midnight on Saturday, everyone indoors — no matter their vaccination status — will be required to wear a face covering, unless they are eating or drinking. Amid rising hospitalizations, deaths and new COVID-19 cases fueled by the delta variant, Los Angeles County public health officials are reinstituting an indoor mask mandate. Starting just before […]

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July 15, 2021
National Night Out - Tuesday, August 3

LAPD West Valley Movie in the Park - FREE Join us for a fun family night filled with activities such as a petting zoo, face painting, popcorn, and more! Tuesday, August 3, 2021 6pm to 10pm Randall D Simmons Park (Corner of Wilbur Ave and Vanowen St) Reseda, CA

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July 13, 2021
$262.6 Billion State Budget Signed by Governor Newsom

Monday evening, Governor Newsom signed the state budget.  It will assist children, families, immigrants, and small businesses; providing immediate relief to those hit hardest by the pandemic. The State budget makes critical investments in our future and quality of life. Some budget items that will benefit our region include: Golden State Stimulus money directly into […]

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July 12, 2021
New LAPD West Valley Officer assigned to Lake Balboa Area

A new LAPD West Valley officer has temporarily been assigned to the Lake Balboa area previously handled by Senior Lead Officer Rosa Smith. Officer Thomas Sauer will be responsible for basic car area 10A17 previously handled by SLO Smith until July 31, 2021. Please see the attached area map. Residents may contact Officer Sauer via […]

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July 2, 2021
COVID-19 Counseling Available from Cal Voices Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP)

The Cal Voices’s CCP is a program of the larger CalHOPE CCP. CalHOPE is California’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and other disasters. Our services are part of a larger FEMA project for COVID-19. Cal Voices's CCP is a part of a network of organizations and individuals that are being trained to provide virtual support to Californians experiencing stress, […]

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July 1, 2021
Minimum Wage Increase on July 1 (Today)

On Jul. 1, the minimum wage in the City of Los Angeles will increase to $15 an hour for small businesses, equaling the minimum wage for larger employers. Visit the Office of Wage Standards website for more information and resources, including required workplace posters available in 13 languages.

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July 1, 2021
CALIFORNIA EVICTION MORATORIUM EXTENDED AND COVID-19 RENT RELIEF - APPLY NOW!

Late Monday night, Governor Newsom signed legislation that extends the State's eviction moratorium through Sept. 30, 2021. The new law leverages $5 billion in federal rental assistance to help the State's tenants and small landlords. The legislation enhances current State law by increasing rental assistance to 100 percent of rent that is past due because of […]

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June 29, 2021
LA County Health Officials Recommend Wearing A Mask Indoors To Curb Spread Of Delta Variant

The recommendation is meant as a precautionary measure, not a rule. It comes amid mounting evidence that the Delta variant of the coronavirus is spreading in L.A. County. Don’t toss out your masks just yet. Los Angeles County health officials recommend that everyone, regardless of their vaccination status against COVID-19, wear a face mask indoors […]

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June 28, 2021
VaxFacts from the Mayor – June 28, 2021

Summer is here — and the end of the pandemic is in sight. Our state’s reopening and the steady decline in COVID-19 infections and related deaths has brought us renewed hope for recovery. This milestone for California comes as one in every five infections in the U.S. is now linked to the new and more […]

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June 28, 2021
Social Distancing Requirements Dropped in L.A. County Courthouses

Los Angeles County courthouses reopened to the public on Monday, Jun. 28 with eased COVID-19 restrictions. Individuals are no longer required to schedule appointments to attend hearings, obtain court documents, or conduct other courthouse business. Even after the reopening, some remote hearing options will remain available to defendants. Officials additionally encourage individuals to schedule appointments for picking up […]

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June 25, 2021
All Fireworks are Illegal in Los Angeles

If you need to report people using fireworks, use the MyLA311 app on your smartphone. Only dial 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency, such as a fire or injury.

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June 25, 2021
SwimLA - Free and Affordable Swim Lessons at L.A. Public Pools

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 […]

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June 25, 2021
Radio Frequency Signal Blockers

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 […]

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June 21, 2021
A Tribute to Linda Pruett, Founding Member of the Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council

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: […]

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