Neighborhood News

December 2, 2022
Let's Talk About Fair Housing

Join the City of Los Angeles in conducting its fair housing assessment. Learn about laws that protect your access to housing and other resources. Help identify housing barriers in your community and share ideas for the study. Meetings will be virtual and open to everyone. Join a virtual meeting for your area!

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December 1, 2022
LA Chose 30,000 Winners For Its Section 8 Housing Waitlist

After staging a lottery for the first time in five years, the Los Angeles Housing Authority has selected 30,000 winners for its Section 8 rental assistance program waitlist. How many people applied for the lottery? HACLA received 223,375 lottery applications. This represents a 19% increase since the last lottery in 2017. That increase shows that the […]

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November 24, 2022
Happy Thanksgiving, Lake Balboa!

On behalf of the Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council, we wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for our Lake Balboa community 😊

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November 21, 2022
Thanksgiving in LA means LAX traffic hell. Luckily, we have a guide to navigating the West Coast’s most infuriating airport.

Have any hacks? Sure. Take the LAX Flyaway bus from Van Nuys and Union Station. Book your parking in advance. And if the departure level is backed up, head down to the arrivals area for your drop-off. Any info on that weird UFO building? Nope, it's not an alien spider in concrete. It's called the Theme building […]

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November 18, 2022
Curbside Bulky Item Pickup for FREE

Did you know that your refuse bill already includes UNLIMITED bulky item pickups? The City of Los Angeles provides free weekly pickup of bulky items such as furniture, sofas, wood cabinets, metal household appliances, etc. There is no additional charge for single- and multi-family units if the City is picking up residential belongings or abandoned […]

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November 4, 2022
METRO Is Considering Its First Bus-Only Lane in the Valley

As part of its NextGen Bus Plan, Metro is currently considering its first bus-only lane in the valley. The Sepulveda Bus Lanes Project would go on a small portion of Ventura Bl and then continue northbound on Sepulveda Bl to Raven. The route would connect to the Orange Line in the process. Metro is hosting a community meeting (online) on […]

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November 4, 2022
DPSS Launches 2022-2027 Strategic Plan and Invites Community Feedback

This week, the Department of Public Social Services launched its 2022-2027 Strategic Plan, with a new mission and vision. Take a look at the Strategic Plan by visiting https://bit.ly/StrategicPlan22-27. Let DPSS know what you think by emailing us at Strategic_Plan@dpss.lacounty.gov.  They will be reviewing the comments over the next two weeks and will issue a revised […]

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November 4, 2022
LADWP Turf Replacement Program

An increase to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)'s turf replacement rebate now pays residential and commercial customers $5 per square foot when they replace their lawns with sustainable landscaping. Take advantage of LADWP’s most popular water conservation program to transform your lawn! Application pre-approval is required before starting any turf replacement project. Visit […]

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November 4, 2022
Election Day is Tuesday, November 8

We are entering the final weekend of the general election cycle, and it is more important than ever to exercise your right to vote! Electoral participation ensures that we have a government that represents the will of the people, and these next four days are critical for residents to make your voices heard. If you […]

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November 4, 2022
"Hate will never win in our City of Angels"

Our community is in pain. Bigoted, hateful words and actions directed against Black, Jewish, LGBTQ and indigenous Angelenos have left us hurt, heartbroken. Last night I met with leaders from the Jewish community and Anti-Defamation League, hosted by the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles, to find strength in community, and to condemn the recent rise […]

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November 2, 2022
LA launches 'Spread the Warmth' blanket drive to help homeless

Repurposing used blankets and socks is a win-win for LA Sanitation, which also seeks to reduce waste. The agency started its public Spread the Warmth drive last year, recognizing that the pandemic had prompted a lot of people to clean out their closets. In 2021, the month-long drive collected 1,223 pounds of blankets and socks. […]

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October 31, 2022
Halloween Safety Tips

As many of you may know, there have been a number of traffic collisions, some with fatalities, that have occurred in the local community in recent days. These incidents highlight the critical importance of operating a motor vehicle in a responsible manner and the tragic consequences of not doing so, especially when factors such as […]

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October 29, 2022
LA to Hold $7.7M Special Election for Nury Martinez's Former Seat

The former council president stepped down after an audio recording surfaced of her making racist and derogatory comments. A special election to fill the Los Angeles City Council's Sixth District seat vacated by Nury Martinez's resignation will take place on April 4, 2023, after the council voted 11-0 Tuesday to move forward with the election. […]

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October 27, 2022
An Update From Council District 6

Hello, The Council District 6 team continues to be here to serve the needs of the community and make our San Fernando Valley neighborhoods a better, safer, more beautiful place to live. Today we have launched our office’s new social media pages, website, and email address. Please see the contact information below and reach out to […]

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October 27, 2022
A NEW LAPD SENIOR LEAD OFFICER (SLO) FOR LAKE BALBOA

After more than 2+ years of budget cuts. downsizing, and reorganizing, a new Senior Lead Officer has been named and assigned to the LAKE BALBOA community! Please join us in welcoming Officer MIKE TERRAZAS, Lake Balboa’s new Senior Lead Officer assigned to Basic Car Area 10A17 (Lake Balboa). Officer Terrazas has been a member of […]

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October 24, 2022
Jesse Owens Grand Reopening Event Postponed to December 3

Originally scheduled for this Saturday, October 29, the Grand Reopening has unfortunately been moved back to December 3. Hi everyone, it looks like we will have to postpone this Saturday’s celebrations of Jesse Owens Mini Park Improvements, located at 7100 White Oak Ave, due to continued construction activities. The good news is it really is […]

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October 24, 2022
How to LA: What Does The Mayor of LA Even Do?

Quick pop quiz: who has the power to appoint a police chief for the city of Los Angeles, but does not have the power to choose who sits on the school board? Okay, do you give up? It’s the L.A. mayor. The current man in charge, Mayor Eric Garcetti, is currently finishing his last term, […]

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October 17, 2022
Cool LA Initiative for Older Adults, Income-Restricted, and Medically-Vulnerable LADWP Customers

The City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power launched "Cool LA" which provides older adults, income-restricted, and medically-vulnerable LADWP customers, rebates of $225 to purchase room air conditioners to help keep them safe during extreme heat storms. LADWP also announced a new level-pay billing program that will allow all customers […]

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October 17, 2022
LADWP Smart Home Water Monitoring

To help customers check their water use, reduce water costs, and detect leaks, LADWP recently launched a pilot program for a smart home water monitoring device in partnership with Flume Inc. With easy DIY installation, customers can gain real-time access to their water usage data straight from a smartphone app. Through a special offer, LADWP […]

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October 17, 2022
HACLA Section 8 Waitlist Lottery Reopens Today

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles has announced that for the first time in five years, applications for the lottery to join the Section 8 Wait List will reopen on October 17th at 6:00am. At this initial phase of the process, applicants will only need to provide basic contact information including an […]

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