October LBNC EP Meeting/Valley Disaster Fair

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There will be NO LBNC EP Meeting in October 2020.  Instead, everyone is invited to attend the virtual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair at ValleyDisasterFair.com.  The Fair will be on Saturday, October 10th, from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Go to the black "Registration Opens" box and click on it to register for the Fair.  You must register in order to receive a FREE Family Starter EP Kit, which will be di...
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How to Protect Important Documents During an Emergency with a Financial First Aid Kit

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For National Preparedness Month, City Controller Ron Galperin has released a new online resource: “How to Build a Financial First Aid Kit.” This interactive tool provides a list of documents and items that should be gathered and stored for safe and easy access if a crisis comes your way. Included on that list: IDs and licenses, legal and financial paperwork, medical info, credentials, emergency...
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Help your neighborhood make an emergency plan for National Preparedness Month

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September is National Preparedness Month, and this year's theme is, “Disasters Don’t Wait, Make Your Plan Today.” The City of Los Angeles has numerous programs and services to help its citizens plan, prepare, and recover from disasters. Please visit the Emergency Management Department’s website for more info. One of the most important programs the City has is called RYLAN (Ready Your LA Neighbo...
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City Council Mandates Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Anti-Bias Training for All Neighborhood Council Members City-Wide

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City Council mandates diversity, equity, inclusion, & anti-bias training for all NC members On September 16th, the City Council unanimously supported a motion to establish mandatory diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-bias training for all members of Neighborhood Councils. The motion - which was originally put forth by City Councilmember Bonin - follows from Mayor Garcetti’s Executive Or...
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LADOT Speed Hump Application Opens Wednesday, September 16, at 8 AM

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Tired of Speeding on your street? Starting on Wednesday, September 16th at 8AM.  LADOT will initiate a new round of the city speed hump application cycle which opens every 6 months. Residents may petition the department for the construction of speed humps at new locations provided that certain criteria are met.  Details may be found on the LADOT speed hump request page. Applicants are encourage...
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Can’t drive to a COVID testing site? Mobile pop-up testing sites now available

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The Los Angeles City Mobile Testing Group is bringing COVID-19 testing to communities throughout the City for people who are unable to drive to a testing site. Testing is walk up only. No appointment is necessary, but you can see a list of dates and locations, and register for a test here: https://corona-virus.LA/mobile-pop-covid-19-testing-locations Please be sure to bring your insurance info...
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Take City Council’s Survey on Reimagining Public Safety

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Survey Asks LA Residents For Input On Replacing Police With ‘Unarmed Trained Specialists’ City Council President Nury Martinez (CD6), along with Councilmembers Blumenfield (CD3), Harris-Dawson (CD8), Price (CD9), and Wesson (CD10) have released a survey seeking input on public safety in the City of LA. Links are below, to take the survey - which is open through Friday August 14th - in English or ...
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Meetings to Discuss Strategies to Re-Open West Valley Animal Services Center

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LA Animal Services Announces Meetings to Discuss Proposal to Re-open West Valley Animal Services Center To learn more and sign up for one of the meetings, please visit: http://aniserv.la/Ujpq50ARyHB LA Animal Services wants your valuable input to help plan a future in which we can do even more for animals and people in the City of LA. Share your thoughts and ideas with them! Please t...
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Earthquake Rattles Southern California Coast

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An earthquake rattled Southlanders from their sleep, Thursday morning. Did you feel it? A magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck Southern California's San Fernando Valley early Thursday morning. The United States Geological Survey reports the quake struck just before 4:30 a.m. The quake was felt in Pacoima, and as far away as Oxnard, Irvine, and San Diego. It was quickly followed by more than 50 af...
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Increased COVID-19 Testing for CD6 Begins Today

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Dear Friends: As we continue to work together to stop the spread of the virus and get off the state’s COVID-19 watchlist, we all need to be mindful of the basic precautions that save lives: wear your mask, wash your hands and practice social distancing. We also need to do a lot better in providing more access to testing and resources to low-income communities, with Latinos dying at twice the ra...
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COVID-19 Testing

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Residents who need a COVID-19 test can call their primary care provider or healthcare center to request one. Free testing by appointment is also available, with priority given to people experiencing symptoms or to certain critical front-line workers who interact with the public. Click here to find a testing center near you and register.
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Greater L.A. 4th Of July Celebration & Event Guide 2020

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Fireworks may be sidelined this year, but patriotic live and virtual festivities still are planned in & around Los Angeles County. Independence Day celebrations will look decidedly different this year, as COVID-19 concerns spurred cancellations of most July 4th parades, carnivals, and fireworks extravaganzas throughout Greater Los Angeles and statewide. More events are canceled then pr...
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How to Report Illegal Fireworks in Los Angeles

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Fireworks are illegal in the City of Los Angeles. Click here to report fireworks: https://lacityita.dynamics365portals.us/Complaint/fireworks/ Note: Fireworks complaints are accepted within the city limits of Los Angeles only. Incidents occurring in other areas should be reported to the law enforcement agency for that area. LAPD will not forward complaints to other agencies.
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Covid-19 Drive-Up Testing in the San Fernando Valley (Video)

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Hello Community Members and Valley Residents, Anyone who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms can be tested for free at any one of 3 test sites set up in the San Fernando Valley. Please see the link below to a LA City video on COVID-19 Mobile Drive-Up Testing. The video was customized for Our Valley Community by videographer Mark Hovater. Yesterday, Mark went to the only 3 locations for the San Fernan...
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L.A. County Launches Free Delivery Service for Seniors, Other Vulnerable Individuals during Covid-19 Pandemic

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Hello all, Please see the announcement of a new LA County program launched to help seniors and others vulnerable to COVID-19: As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the California Safer at Home Initiative, a temporary free grocery delivery program for seniors and people with disabilities was launched in Los Angeles County to help residents with disabilities and who are more vulnerable to the C...
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