Neighborhood News

February 26, 2013
March 2013 Newsletter Now Available

The March edition of the Lake Balboa NC Newsletter is packed with information about your community, including: The Mayor's Budget Survey; An LAUSD discussion with the L.A. mayoral candidates; A new Lake Balboa Facebook page; The 5th Annual Senior Symposium on April 20; and more! Click here to download your copy of the latest Lake […]

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February 19, 2013
LAUSD Board Vice President Tamar Galatzan Talks Education With L.A. Mayoral Candidates

Starting next week KLCS, LAUSD’s public education station, will air a half hour television special featuring the top mayoral candidates speaking about public education. LAUSD School Board Vice President Tamar Galatzan sat down for one-on-one conversations about public education in Los Angeles with Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greuel, Kevin James, Jan Perry, and Emanuel Pleitez. Education […]

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February 12, 2013
City of Los Angeles Budget Survey

"The world is run by those who show up."  If you have strong feelings about how your tax dollars are spent, we encourage you to participate in the L.A. City Budget Survey for 2013. The Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council needs your help in taking the Los Angeles Budget Challenge, which will advise our mayor & our city […]

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February 7, 2013
City of Los Angeles Releases a 3-1-1 App and a Cleaner Website

Los Angeles residents will be able to complain about graffiti, abandoned furniture, potholes, broken street lights and fallen trees using their iPhone and Android smartphones starting March 18. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa unveiled the My LA 311 mobile app and a redesigned website for the City of Los Angeles in a Google+ hangout with reporters Wednesday. […]

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February 6, 2013
Billboard Working Group – Volunteers Wanted

Opportunity – Respond quickly if interested. The Department of City Planning is looking for volunteers for a new billboard working group. The PLUM Committee has directed us to assemble this working group to address billboard and digital billboard issues, and in particular a potential new program that could allow a limited number of digital billboards […]

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February 5, 2013
L.A. May Get Federally-Legislated Relief From Helicopter Noise

Congressman Henry A. Waxman has been on a long mission to eradicate unnecessary helicopter noise in the skies over Los Angeles County, and today he, along with Congressman Adam Schiff and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, has introduced legislation that would put restrictions on low-flying choppers here. It's called The Los Angeles Residential Helicopter […]

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January 29, 2013
February 2013 Newsletter Now Available

The February edition of the Lake Balboa NC Newsletter is packed with information about your community, including: February 19 Town Hall at Reseda HS; A visit from City Attorney Carmen Trutanich and our new Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian at our next board meeting; A session of the L.A. City Council being held in our own backyard; […]

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January 25, 2013
L.A.'s Neighborhood Councils Flex Their Muscles

From the L.A. Daily News, January 24, 2013 A recent fight over a proposed $3 billion bond issue for street repairs illustrated the growing influence of neighborhood councils in Los Angeles City government, as they exerted enough influence to keep the measure off the ballot for now. The success in that case represents an evolution […]

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January 25, 2013
LASD Advisory: Protect Your Bicycle from Thieves

Bicycles are not cheap. That's why you need to take measures in protecting it from thieves. Follow these steps and share them with fellow riders. Record the serial number, make, model and color of your bike. This information is usually located somewhere on the frame. Put the information in your cell phone or somewhere easily […]

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January 25, 2013
Update on Digital Billboards in the City of L.A.

The LA City Council’s pending new sign ordinance will not outlaw digital signs. Despite the City’s ban on new billboards dating back to 2002, the City is in the process of approving a new ordinance that will allow new signs (including digital signs) in designated “sign districts” which are to be limited to commercial and […]

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January 19, 2013
LA City Council Confirms Grayce Liu's Appointment to DONE GM

The LA City Council unanimously confirmed the Mayor’s appointment of Grayce Liu as the next permanent general manager of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment on Friday. Grayce Liu was made interim general manager in August of last year after former GM BongHwan Kim left to take a position in San Diego. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa nominated […]

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January 18, 2013
Boost For Bikes: City Council Allows Car Parking To Be Swapped For Bike Spaces

Bike rack (Photo by via the LAist Featured Photos pool) It took a long time but the Los Angeles City Council has passed an ordinance that will dramatically increase the number of parking spaces for bikes in new developments. The Bike Parking Ordinance will allow new developments—both residential and commercial—to swap some parking spots for bikes in lieu of parking spots […]

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January 18, 2013
Advisory: Burglary from motor vehicle around Balboa Park and surrounding area

The West Valley area is still having a problem with Burglary from motor vehicle in and around the park. The majority of our investigations have revealed that people are going to the park to exercise or to play golf and are leaving their property in their vehicle in plain sight or they are putting their […]

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January 15, 2013
City Council Puts $3 Billion Road Repair Bond Issue on Back Burner

Public meetings will be held before the plan goes onto a future ballot. From Responding to the uproar by Neighborhood Councils and community activists, the City Council Tuesday dropped plans to put a $3 billion road repair bond measure on the May 21 ballot. Councilmembers Mitch Englander and Joe Buscaino, who sponsored the measure, proposed holding […]

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January 12, 2013
Encino Community Leaders Move to Sanction Army Corps of Engineers

By Marianne Love, Encino Patch Action by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers leaves migrating birds without nesting grounds, shelter and foraging areas, critics claim. The Encino Neighborhood Council Parks Committee agreed to make four recommendations to the full Encino board in response to recent destruction of wildlife habitat and vegetation on 48 acres in the Sepulveda Basin. […]

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January 11, 2013
LAPD West Valley Division is looking for dedicated young men and women for the next Cadet Academy on January 19th

The LAPD West Valley Division is looking for hardworking dedicated young men and women between the ages of 13-20 to join the LAPD Cadet Program. The LAPD Cadet Program consists of young people from various walks of life and parts of the city who strive to become better citizens within their community. During the 18 […]

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January 8, 2013
City of Los Angeles Needs Pollworkers for the 2013 Municipal Elections

City Clerk June Lagmay announced today that the Office of the City Clerk - Election Division is in need of approximately 3,000 additional pollworkers to staff polls for the 2013 Municipal Elections on March 5, 2013 and May 21, 2013.  The Election Division expects to place a total of 6,240 pollworkers to work these two […]

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January 2, 2013
New California Laws Beginning in 2013

We hope all you had a great New Years celebration with your friends and family. Please take a look at some of the new laws that took effect as of Jan 1, 2013 in our great state: Cars and drivers Insurance: Drivers pulled over by police are permitted to show officers their proof of insurance […]

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December 12, 2012
Properly Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste

Drop off paint, batteries, electronics and other Household Hazardous Waste at the new Nicole Bernson SAFE Center in Granada Hills. The new SAFE Center offers Northwest Valley residents a convenient and safe location in their own community to drop off Household Hazardous Waste. The SAFE Center accepts electronic, automotive and Household Hazardous Waste, including TVs, […]

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December 5, 2012
Robbed? Here's How To Get Your Stolen Goods Back

Photo by Everett Collection via Shutterstock If you had your iPhone, iPod, iPad, iMac or even your bicycle stolen, there's now a way you can get your precious property back, thanks to the Los Angeles Police Department's Knock-Knock "fence" burglary task force. Earlier this year, the task force began their mission probing fences, which are described in […]

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