Neighborhood News

August 18, 2012
Increase in Burglaries from Motor Vehicles at Balboa Park

Recently there has been an increase of Burglary from Motor Vehicle (BFMV) at Balboa Park.  The suspects have been targeting vehicles that have personal property visible including, purses, GPS, phone, ect.  If you are going to the park leave your personal property at home or in the trunk. Remember if there is nothing to steal […]

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August 14, 2012
Interactive Map of New California Legislative and Congressional Districts

With the 2010 Census results comes changes to our Legislative and Congressional Districts.  Here is a great interactive website where you can enter your address and find out exactly what districts you belong to.

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August 11, 2012
Energy Upgrade California Rebate Program

You are invited to participate in bringing awareness to your community about a home energy upgrade program that provides residents up to $8,000 cash back for a limited time. The goal of Energy Upgrade California is to improve homeowners' quality of life by reducing their energy bills, providing an effective approach in energy efficiency, and improving the comfort and health of […]

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August 10, 2012
Free Rollerskating at Skateland to Help Battle Childhood Obesity

At a time when childhood obesity has become an epidemic, and the economic recession continues to make it difficult for families, our friends at Skateland in Northridge announced a great, free project to help kids stay fit and have fun. As part of, Northridge Skateland is offering free passes for kids to come to Skateland […]

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August 10, 2012
LADWP Asks Customers to Continue Conserving Energy Where Possible During Heat Wave

As a heat wave continues to roast the Southland, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power asks customers to keep conserving energy use where possible between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. today, while staying safe. A statewide Flex Alert was issued yesterday by the California Independent System Operator (CAL ISO) to encourage energy conservation through Sunday, August 12. LADWP joins CAL ISO […]

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August 1, 2012
Mayor Villaraigosa Appoints New DONE General Manager, Grayce Liu, from within Department’s Ranks

From the Daily News: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has tapped Grayce Liu, a senior project coordinator in the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, to fill the general manager's job now that B.H. Kim is leaving to take a job in San Diego. Liu will be named interim general manager and given a chance to see how she […]

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July 24, 2012
Special LBNC Election-Themed Newsletter

Click the image below to download the full version of the latest newsletter.

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July 17, 2012
Neighborhood Council Boss Resigns for San Diego Job

BongHwan Kim quits race for 13th District City Council seat BongHwan Kim, head of the city agency in charge of neighborhood councils, abandoned his run for the 13th District City Council seat Monday, and announced his resignation to take a job in San Diego. He will become vice president and executive director for civic engagement at […]

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July 14, 2012
Paid Student Intern Position with DOT

The Department of Transportation will be hiring 22 student interns this year. The intern will not have to be a transportation or engineering students, but will have to be enrolled in school (4 or 2 year college). Students will be paid $15 hourly. Assignments will entail simple task, like filing, conducting traffic counts etc. For more information contact Collins Allen at (951) 776-1515,or/and

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June 29, 2012
July 1 Marks Re-Launch of LADWP Water Rebate Program for Homes and Businesses

Rebate on California Friendly Landscape Increases to $1.50 Per Square Foot LADWP re-launches its popular water conservation rebate program for homes and businesses on July 1, offering rebates on more than a dozen separate water-saving incentives to encourage conservation while also saving money. Any of the 657,000 water customers within the City of Los Angeles […]

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June 15, 2012
Reserve Animal Control Officer (RACO) Program

Are you interested in trying something different? The RACO Program welcomes volunteers to become Reserve Animal Control Officers serving in the same capacity as our Animal Control Officers. The program requires a commitment of 16 hours of volunteer service each month at any one of our six Animal Care Centers for 3 months prior to […]

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June 7, 2012
Daily News Editorial: Neighborhood Councils Need You

From the Los Angeles Daily News, June 7, 2012. Tuesday's primary election dumped scores of political hopefuls from the the state's ballots. From Arcata to Arleta and San Francisco to Signal Hill, candidates for various legislative offices found their campaigns over when they did not place in the top two of vote-getters in their contests. […]

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May 8, 2012
LADWP Reminds Customers to Conserve Water

Reduced Snowpack & Increased Water Use Call for Increased Conservation The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) today reminds customers that Mandatory Water Conservation remains in effect and urges customers to increase their water conservation efforts where possible.  Overall, water conservation in Los Angeles has been remarkable over the past five years, but […]

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April 30, 2012
LAPD Crime Mapping

Get up-to-date crime statistics for neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles. Being informed about crime in your community is the first step in preventing future occurrences. The Los Angeles Police Department will directly feed its crime data to the Omega Group to ensure that each crime is reported accurately on the site. The records themselves are […]

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April 25, 2012
Mayor Proposes Complete Overhaul of the Los Angeles Zoning Code

The Mayor and the City Planning Department have proposed a five-year project to completely rewrite the Los Angeles Zoning Code. It would throw out all of the existing fixed zones and replace them with "dynamic" zones. There would be considerably less control exercised over height, density, interior building space and parking. This project could be […]

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April 22, 2012
Mayor's Budget Proposal Cuts Police Support Staff, Restores LAFD Funds

Seeking to close a $238 million deficit, Villaraigosa also proposes using close to $83 million in one-time solutions. Via Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa unveiled a $7.2 billion budget proposal today that includes 231 layoffs and would reduce employee retirement benefits while raising the retirement age from 60 to 67. Seeking to close a $238 million […]

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April 21, 2012
LADWP to Hold Community Meetings to Discuss Proposed 2-Year Power and Water Rate Changes

Legal Mandates and Aging Infrastructure Driving Need for Rate Increases; Seven Regional Meetings Slated April 25-May 10 The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will hold a series of community meetings throughout the city beginning April 25 to educate and inform customers regarding proposed power and water rate changes needed over the next […]

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April 18, 2012
Senior Symposium - May 19

ONEgeneration presents The Fourth Annual Senior Symposium Attention Seniors and Boomers!  Join us for a day of fun, free food, & education Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 8:00am-4:00pm ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center 18255 Victory Blvd. Reseda, CA 91335 Additional parking is available at the 17400 Victory Blvd., at the Encino Farmers Market (between Balboa […]

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April 13, 2012
Local Street Closures Due to Heavy Rain and Flooding

Due to anticipated heavy rain over the next few hours and local flooding in the area, road & pedestrian access through the Sepulveda Basin Recreational Area is closed. The following streets are affected: Burbank Boulevard East of Balboa to the 405 Freeway, Woodley Ave S/bound from Victory Boulevard, and access to Lake Balboa Park (off […]

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April 7, 2012
Friends of LA River CleanUp - April 28

Location Specifics: Balboa Blvd bridge over the LA River, turn right into park. Turn left into the dirt lot for parking. Our site is across the grass area, next to the River. Look for the blue canopy. Trash Sort: Volunteers for Friends of the Los Angeles River will also be sorting approximately 20% of the […]

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Lake Balboa, CA 91409-7720

(818) 779-9026

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