Neighborhood News

October 17, 2022
The Great Shakeout 2022 this Thursday

Every year, millions of people recognize the third Thursday of October as International Shakeout Day, a time specifically geared toward earthquake preparedness. Activities normally include conducting drills and exercises, and at a minimum, practicing the earthquake safety steps ‘Drop, Cover, and Hold On’ as if experiencing a major earthquake. What is the ShakeOut drill? The Great […]

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October 13, 2022
With Nury Martinez out of Office, Her San Fernando Valley District 6 Gets a Caretaker Instead

Acting Council President Mitch O’Farrell has appointed Avak Keotahian of the city’s office of the chief legislative analyst to be the temporary caretaker of District 6 in the San Fernando Valley after the resignation of Nury Martinez. Here's what you need to know: How's That Going To Work The chief legislative analyst's office typically helps […]

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October 12, 2022
Nury Martinez Resigns under Cloud of Scandal

From https://patch.com/california/northridge/s/ific4/nury-martinez-resigns-under-cloud-of-scandal The first Latina ever to serve as the Los Angeles City Council President bowed to demands for her resignation Wednesday over racist remarks. After roughly three days of vitriolic calls for her resignation following the release of a 2021 recorded conversation in which she made a series of racist remarks, Nury Martinez said […]

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October 11, 2022
White House Calls on LA Council Members to Resign over Hate Speech

The White House joined hundreds calling for the resignation of three LA City Council members after leaked audio revealed racist comments. From https://patch.com/... The White House joined the chorus of calls Tuesday for Los Angeles City Council members Nury Martinez, Kevin de León, and Gil Cedillo to step down after a recording emerged of the […]

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October 11, 2022
Nury Martinez To Take Leave; Racist Rant Throws City Hall Into Turmoil

The recorded diatribe continues to roil Los Angeles politics and power structures while tearing open racial wounds. From https://patch.com/california/northridge/s/iffs5/nury-martinez-to-take-leave-racist-rant-throws-city-hall-into-turmoil Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez, who is facing a torrent of criticism and calls for her resignation over racially charged remarks she made in a recorded conversation last year, announced Tuesday she is taking a […]

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October 4, 2022
Proposed Oil and Gas Drilling Ordinance Moves Forward to City Council for Consideration

On September 22, 2022, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission recommended approval of the City’s Oil and Gas Drilling Ordinance (Oil Ordinance) that would prohibit new oil and gas extraction, as well as phase out all existing extraction operations. Following CPC’s recommendation, the Oil Ordinance will now advance to the City Council for their consideration, starting with […]

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September 30, 2022
Traffic Advisory - Highway 101 to be closed between White Oak Ave and Balboa Blvd - 10pm Saturday

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close all lanes on a portion of U.S. Highway 101 overnight beginning as soon as 10 pm Saturday, Oct. 1, and ending Sunday, Oct. 2, at 10 am. The full closure, between White Oak Avenue and Balboa Boulevard, will allow crews to safely demolish the pedestrian bridge over […]

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September 30, 2022
National Preparedness Month

In recognition of National Preparedness Month (October), the City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department is sharing important resources and tools on a weekly basis to ensure you and your loved ones are prepared. From sharing tips on what to include in your emergency kit to understanding the basics of making an emergency plan, this […]

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September 30, 2022
Speed Hump Applications Are Open through October 6

Apply for a Speed Hump in Your Neighborhood Everyone deserves safe streets, but if cars are speeding on your residential street, you can apply for a speed hump to be installed. Before applying, please be aware that completing a speed hump request involves multiple steps of engagement and technical review. You should also know that […]

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September 8, 2022
Upcoming Virtual Community Meeting 9/29/22 for the North SFV Transit Corridor Project

Metro has a plan to make it easier to get around LA, with better transit across the North Valley. The North San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project will improve east-west transit service with better access to jobs, education, and essential services. This new approach, called the BRT Network Improvements, is the result of extensive outreach […]

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September 5, 2022
Labor Day Heat Warning

Excessive Heat Continues in Los Angeles Los Angeles is expecting the current extreme heat wave to continue this week.  The City of Los Angeles has air-conditioned cooling centers at designated Recreation and Parks facilities open this Labor Day holiday through Wednesday from 10 am - 9 pm. Please note that due to the holiday City […]

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August 27, 2022
Jesse Owens Park Coming Soon!

As a community, we have worked hard to make Jesse Owens Park a destination for families in our neighborhood. Coming Soon: Playground New restrooms New concrete Benches Over the next few months, you will see various construction crews by the park as they work to improve the area. How to Help See something? Say something. […]

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August 27, 2022
You May Be Able to Pay Less for Internet Access or Even Get it Free

Internet access is necessary for work, school, healthcare, and more. Unfortunately, high-speed internet remains unaffordable for too many households. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) runs a program, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), that reduces the cost of getting online for people with limited income.  Many internet providers offer fully covered internet plans – meaning you […]

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August 18, 2022
Al Fresco and Expanded Outdoor Dining Survey Closing

Cierre de la encuesta sobre comedores Al Fresco (al aire libre) Dear Al Fresco Participants and Interested Stakeholders, Earlier this summer, Los Angeles City Planning released two surveys to gather feedback from both the general public and businesses participating in the current LA Al Fresco program. The response has been informative, with nearly 2000 members […]

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August 12, 2022
911 Dispatcher Job Openings Now

Below is information on the national 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline launched in July. The Lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional work. In Los Angeles, when someone in emotional (mental) or suicidal distress calls or texts 988, they are immediately connected to a trained professional who can […]

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August 5, 2022
Dogust and Hot Weather Tips

August is the universal birthday given to many shelter dogs as their official birthdates are often unknown. In celebration of 'Dogust', LA Animal Services is once again offering reduced adoption fees throughout this weekend, 8/6 - 8/7, to encourage more folks to come by the shelters and give these furry friends a new lease on […]

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August 5, 2022
Valley Youth Philharmonic Auditions

The Valley Youth Philharmonic Orchestra is holding an open audition on Saturday, August 20. This open audition is a great opportunity for young musicians to join a program focused on developing and improving their musical abilities. The audition fee is $20 and will take place at the In-Christ Community Church's Choir Room. Please click this link […]

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August 5, 2022
2022 L.A. Small Business Academy

Applications are now open for the L.A. Small Business Academy. This year's academy is focused on addressing the challenges that diverse small businesses in the construction sector face. The academy will focus on upcoming city projects, contract compliance, and more. Those who are accepted must complete all classes to graduate. The application is open through […]

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July 18, 2022
Protect Yourself from Mosquitos

The Greater LA County Vector Control reminds everyone that we no longer have a "mosquito season." Mosquitos remain active throughout the year and can cause sickness and even death. Luckily, there are ways to combat these insects and take back the outdoors, our neighborhoods, and our community. Take a closer look at the important information […]

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July 9, 2022
Small Businesses Rental Relief Round 2

The Economic Workforce Development Department is preparing to launch another round of the small business rental relief program this coming Monday, July 11. Grants will be of up to $15,000 or six months of back rent, whichever is less. The grant may be used for rent payments that were incurred on or after March 1, 2020 until […]

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