Neighborhood News

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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April 6, 2012
Door-to-Door Sales and Doggy Doors

The police have identified two more ways burglars are finding ways of breaking in – Door-to-Door Sales and Doggy Doors. Police are warning us about the door–to-door sales person. Some gangs are posing as sales people knocking on doors during the day. One of our neighbors witnessed such a team casing the neighborhood. The neighbor […]

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March 31, 2012
Spring Egg Hunt

April 7th, 2012 10:00 AM 1-11 years old Magic Show at 10:00 AM Egg Hunt immediately to follow Please join us for crafts, special entertainment, face panting, egg hunt, giveaways, pictures with our very own Peter Cottontail, snacks, and more! Be sure to bring your own basket. Balboa Sports Center 17015 Burbank Blvd. Encino, CA […]

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March 30, 2012
April Pothole Project

Cracked, broken-down streets are something that affects every one of us every day and repairing and maintaining them is a core City service. This is why Councilman Englander is launching a special April Pothole Project. The Bureau of Street Services usually fills potholes within 24 hours, but they need to know where they are.  The […]

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March 28, 2012
New Bike Lanes Being Installed in Lake Balboa

As a part of the City's 2010 Bike Lanes Program,  the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT)   Will be installing new bike lanes on White Oak Ave from Vanowen St. to Roscoe Blvd. This will be done the weekend of April 20th. There are some great pictures on the project pdf.   The […]

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March 28, 2012
Pet License Amnesty Ends March 31

On March 31, Los Angeles Animal Services's amnesty for dog licenses will end. If you have a dog that is not yet licensed or who has a license that has expired, act now and avoid late fees and penalties. For detailed information on the application or re-registering, please visit

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March 22, 2012
Bureau of Sanitation 2012 "Discover Recycling" Open Houses

Families, children, and residents of all ages get a chance to meet Sanitation collection truck drivers and staff, enjoy truck demonstrations and facility tours, as well as receive information about recycling and a host of Sanitation services.The 2012 dates, locations and new times are: Saturday, April 28, 2012 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. East Valley […]

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March 5, 2012
July 17, 2011 Lake Balboa Cleanup Event Photos

We cleaned up Balboa Blvd. from Cohasset to Valerio St. Click here to see the photos from this and other community beautification events.

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March 3, 2012
405 Freeway Closures Will Impact Traffic To/From San Fernando Valley This Weekend

Metro reports that all northbound lanes of the 405 Freeway between Getty Center Drive and Ventura Blvd. will be closed at midnight tonight, Friday, March 2, as crews begin work on the Mulholland Bridge. They will start closing lanes as early as 10:00 pm, and all lanes will closed by midnight. Some ramps will be […]

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March 3, 2012
CD12 Office is Moving

Councilman Mitchell Englander's staff is consolidating their Northridge and Chatsworth offices into a single location in Chatsworth. The new District Office address is: 9207 Oakdale Ave. Chatsworth, CA 91311 The new office will be more centrally located in our District. In addition to housing their District operations, staff offices, constituent services and meetings, the new office will […]

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February 24, 2012
March 2012 Newsletter - Coming soon to your doorstep!
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February 24, 2012
New Monthly Board Meeting Location

Billingsley Room (formerly Billingsley’s Restaurant) 6550 Odessa Ave, Lake Balboa, CA (between Vanowen and Victory at the at the South end of Van Nuys Airport) Please join your Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council for our first meeting at the Billingsley Room. Wednesday – March 7, 2012 6:30 PM This will be the place to find out […]

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