Neighborhood News

March 4, 2022
Housing is Key

The Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) has announced that the "Housing is Key" Rent Relief Program will stop accepting applications on March 31st. This program provides free financial assistance to landlords and renters who need help with unpaid rent or utilities due to COVID-19. LAHD urges tenants and landlords to apply before the end of the […]

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March 4, 2022
Healthy Buildings, Healthy Places Program

The Los Angeles City Planning Urban Design Studio invites your participation in their upcoming workshops regarding the Healthy Buildings, Healthy Places program. Since its introduction in 2021, LA City Planning has developed a strategy to implement healthy building and climate-adapted site design through an update to the City's landscape ordinance. Please join the department for one […]

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March 4, 2022
City Vaccination Requirements in Effect

COVID-19 vaccine verification is now required for customers and onsite employees at indoor portions of bars, wineries breweries, nightclubs, and lounges in the County of Los Angeles. Additionally, in the City of Los Angeles, vaccine verification is needed to enter additional establishments beyond what is required under the County mandate including: Establishments where food or […]

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March 4, 2022
LA County Masking Update

Effective today, LA County has made modifications to masking rules. After hitting a key milestone, the Los Angeles County Health Officer has lifted indoor mask requirements in many places, but federal and state rules continue to require masks for everyone* 2 years of age and older in some locations (see table).  Masks are required indoors […]

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February 19, 2022
Metro Temporary Service Adjustments

Due to staffing shortages, Metro is making temporary service adjustments, effective Sunday, Feb. 20, to many bus and all rail lines in order to provide riders with more reliable and predictable service. While wait times may increase slightly, these adjustments will result in fewer canceled trips. Click here for details regarding affected lines.

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February 19, 2022
LA Optimized for Small Businesses

LA Optimized is a recently launched program to bridge the digital divide and help small businesses access the assistance they need to succeed in the digital marketplace. In recognition of the setbacks small businesses faced during the pandemic, this program aims to provide the resources, tools, and services necessary to help them remain competitive, grow, […]

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February 11, 2022
Free N95 Masks

Free N95 Masks are now available at local pharmacies including RITE AID and CVS. Locally, the FREE masks are now available at the RITE AID Pharmacy 17200 Saticoy St, Lake Balboa – corner of LOUISE & SATICOY STS in the Ralph’s Shopping Center. An N95 facepiece respirator or N95 respirator is a particulate-filtering facepiece that […]

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February 8, 2022
Super Bowl Party Safety

HAVING A COVID SAFE SUPER BOWL Guidance for Families and Individuals This guide offers ideas on how to reduce your risk of COVID-19 while enjoying a Super Bowl watch party with family and friends. The Super Bowl often means gathering indoors for an extended period of time while eating, drinking, cheering, and shouting. These are […]

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January 31, 2022
LA City Youth Council

Applications for the first-ever LA City Youth Council are now open! This incredible opportunity will allow 30 young adults to serve a one-year term in which they will learn about local government, manage community projects, and make policy and budgetary recommendations to city officials. If you, or someone you know is interested, follow this link […]

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January 22, 2022
LADWP Cares

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is offering assistance to customers who may have fallen behind on their utility bills. LADWP will begin applying credits to unpaid residential bills starting this month. In addition, the department is also offering a variety of financial assistance programs including discounts that can make managing your bill easier. Follow the link […]

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January 20, 2022
$12,250 Tax Hike If CA Health Bill Passes: CA Universal Health Care Bill Spurs Debate Over High Cost

A universal healthcare bill advanced in the Assembly, but an attached amendment to raise taxes by $163 billion may be a nonstarter. California could become the first state in the nation to enact universal healthcare coverage, but opponents are already questioning how that will be paid for. On Jan. 6, a group of Democratic lawmakers […]

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January 19, 2022
Having issues ordering your free at-home COVID test? Here's what to do

On Tuesday, Americans were able to order free COVID tests for the first time after the federal government rolled out its website for ordering them a day earlier than expected. However, some people ran into issues with the site. The website, COVIDtests.gov, was reportedly in its testing phase when it launched on Tuesday and should […]

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January 19, 2022
Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits

All Americans can now order free at-home COVID-19 antigen rapid test kits as part of the Biden Administration’s effort to reign in the latest surge of coronavirus cases amid the Omicron Variant. The home tests are meant to supplement the more conventional lab tests consumers get at testing sites, clinics, or hospitals. Persons interested in […]

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January 13, 2022
Council President Nury Martinez's Annual Toiletry Drive to Support Survivors of Human Trafficking

Each January the Council President hosts a toiletry drive to support survivors of human trafficking. Both District Offices are listed as drop-off locations. One important thing to flag is that we do not accept travel-sized donations for this drive. Dear friend, This morning I launched my annual drive to collect toiletries for survivors of human trafficking. […]

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January 11, 2022
How To Access Your CA COVID-19 Vaccination Card Online

The Golden State has not issued a statewide mandate for a COVID-19 vaccine, but swaths of businesses now require proof of inoculation. As the omicron variant continues to grip California, vaccines remain the number one defense against the virus. As the pandemic lingers on, Golden Staters will need to hang onto their vaccination cards to […]

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January 10, 2022
Attention CA Homeowners, You May be Eligible for Mortgage Relief!

We are thrilled to share some good news with you: the U.S. Treasury Department has finally approved California's plan to provide $1 billion in mortgage relief in order to help as many as 40,000 struggling homeowners in our state. The California Mortgage Relief Program is open to all eligible Californians who are currently experiencing pandemic-related […]

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January 10, 2022
2022 Crime Prevention New Year Resolutions from the LBNC Health & Public Safety Committee

It’s the beginning of a new year, and many people have made some resolutions to improve their quality of life. This year, consider adding some crime prevention resolutions to your list. If you are looking for ways to protect yourself from becoming a crime victim, then here are a few resolutions to consider. Say to […]

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January 7, 2022
LAUSD Requiring Negative Test Before Returning to Schools

The Los Angeles Unified School District has updated its COVID-19 policy and will now require a negative COVID-19 test for all students and employees returning to schools following the winter break. To read about the new requirement and to schedule your appointment, follow the link here.

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January 7, 2022
LADWP Residential and Commercial Water Conservation Rebates

LADWP, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), offer the SoCal WaterSmart Rebate Program, a water conservation program for our residential, multi-family owners, commercial, and industrial customers to promote the use of water conservation products. The SoCal Water$mart Rebate Program promotes reducing water use region-wide. Help conserve this vital resource by purchasing […]

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January 7, 2022
Mandatory Water Conservation in Effect - Limit Outdoor Watering to 3 Days

The City of Los Angeles' Water Conservation Ordinance is in effect, limiting outdoor watering with sprinklers to three days a week, up to 8 minutes per station. Other prohibited uses include: No watering with sprinklers between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. regardless of the water day. No water runoff onto streets, driveways, and gutters. all […]

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