New LAPD West Valley Officer assigned to Lake Balboa Area

A new LAPD West Valley officer has temporarily been assigned to the Lake Balboa area previously handled by Senior Lead Officer Rosa Smith. Officer Thomas Sauer will be responsible for basic car area 10A17 previously handled by SLO Smith until July 31, 2021. Please see the attached area map.Residents may contact Officer Sauer via e-mail: or by phone: (818) 374-7611.Stay safe...
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COVID-19 Counseling Available from Cal Voices Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP)

The Cal Voices’s CCP is a program of the larger CalHOPE CCP. CalHOPE is California’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and other disasters. Our services are part of a larger FEMA project for COVID-19.Cal Voices's CCP is a part of a network of organizations and individuals that are being trained to provide virtual support to Californians experiencing stress, anxiety, and/or trauma because of COVI...
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Late Monday night, Governor Newsom signed legislation that extends the State's eviction moratorium through Sept. 30, 2021. The new law leverages $5 billion in federal rental assistance to help the State's tenants and small landlords. The legislation enhances current State law by increasing rental assistance to 100 percent of rent that is past due because of COVID-related reasons, and for prospecti...
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LA County Health Officials Recommend Wearing A Mask Indoors To Curb Spread Of Delta Variant

The recommendation is meant as a precautionary measure, not a rule. It comes amid mounting evidence that the Delta variant of the coronavirus is spreading in L.A. County.Don’t toss out your masks just yet. Los Angeles County health officials recommend that everyone, regardless of their vaccination status against COVID-19, wear a face mask indoors in public places due to the rapidly spreading Del...
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VaxFacts from the Mayor – June 28, 2021

Summer is here — and the end of the pandemic is in sight. Our state’s reopening and the steady decline in COVID-19 infections and related deaths has brought us renewed hope for recovery.This milestone for California comes as one in every five infections in the U.S. is now linked to the new and more transmissible Delta variant. To avoid another surge in infections in our city, we must continue to...
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Social Distancing Requirements Dropped in L.A. County Courthouses

Los Angeles County courthouses reopened to the public on Monday, Jun. 28 with eased COVID-19 restrictions. Individuals are no longer required to schedule appointments to attend hearings, obtain court documents, or conduct other courthouse business. Even after the reopening, some remote hearing options will remain available to defendants. Officials additionally encourage individuals to schedule app...
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SwimLA – Free and Affordable Swim Lessons at L.A. Public Pools

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In 2018, Kaiser, the LA 2028 Olympic Committee, the Los Angeles Parks Foundation, and the Department of Recreation and Parks launched SwimLA – a program that offers free and affordable swim lessons at public pools throughout the City.Though the COVID-19 pandemic put many public spaces and activities on hold over the last year, SwimLA is re-launching with swim lessons this summer! Free or affor...
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Radio Frequency Signal Blockers

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LAPD West Valley Division has experienced a unique form of vehicle and property theft. Radio frequency communication between a victim's key fob and the vehicle's door lock is interrupted, preventing the victim from locking their vehicle without their knowledge.Here are a few safety tips to avoid being victimized:Please be careful to ensure your vehicle's lights and sound go off when locki...
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A Tribute to Linda Pruett, Founding Member of the Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council

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On Sunday, June 13, 2021, after a couple months in hospitals and rehabs, Linda succumbed to an infection her body could not fight off.  She had many accomplishments to her credit, which are listed below. However, they were possible because she knew relationships and connections were how to reach people, as evidenced by these quotes: “There are a few humans that have had such an incredible impact i...
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Fireworks App and Survey

MySafe:LA is continuing to do its part to decrease the use of illegal fireworks. Part of that process is gathering good data to share with local and state officials. You can be a part of the solution, too - there are several really important things for you to consider participating in.1. Take the community fireworks survey. It’s free, it’s easy to complete, and it won’t take too much time (a...
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Reopening and Updates to Mask Rules

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As we move closer to the full reopening of our economy on June 15th, masks will no longer be required when outdoors. For indoor settings, individuals who are not fully vaccinated must still wear masks. Masks will also be required, regardless of vaccination status, on public transportation or in major transportation hubs (airport, train station, etc), in healthcare facilities, shelters, schools and...
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How to Get Free Trees to Plant in Your Yard

Want to add some greenery to your yard? Take home up to seven free trees from the Sherman Oaks Farmers Market next week.Orders must be placed by Sunday at 5 p.m.Want to grow your own tree in your yard? City Plants, L.A. Conservation Corps, and Councilwoman Nithya Raman want to help make that happen.Free trees will be available for pickup at the Sherman Oaks Farmers' Market on June 15 f...
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Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council presents Mulholland Student, Enzo Catanho Pineheiro

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Enzo Catanho Pineheiro is an 8th grader at William Mulholland Middle School… He immigrated 3 years ago from Brazil speaking Portuguese and entered Mulholland as a 7th grade student as an English Learner. He is the first Mulholland student to earn the State Pathway to Biliteracy Award which means he is on track to earn the SEAL OF BILITERACY which is awarded to HS students who have attained a high ...
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Valley Leaders To Host Business Resiliency Webinar June 3

Councilmember John Lee, Rep. Brad Sherman, Supervisor Kathryn Barger, and others are hosting a chat to help local businesses hold on. The COVID-19 pandemic took a real toll on small businesses, many of which were already struggling. 7,500 small businesses in Los Angeles County were permanently shuttered in 2020, according to the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.On June 3, ...
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VaxFacts from the Mayor – May 17, 2021

From the first moments COVID-19 vaccines were approved, our City has done everything possible to get people vaccinated swiftly and safely.Those efforts continue today, with daily work to increase access to life-saving doses across Los Angeles. And right now, with expanded eligibility, extended vaccination site hours, and appointment-free options, we are closing in on the end of this pandemic. ...
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LA County Mask Wearing Guidelines

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new mask-wearing guidelines for members of the public who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The State of California along with the LA County Public Health Department will review the latest recommendations to determine appropriate adjustments. In the meantime, current masking protocols will remain for the City of Lo...
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ONEgeneration 12th Annual Walk-thru Senior Symposium

Join ONEgeneration and local health, wellness, and aging vendors on Saturday, June 19th, 2021 for a walk-thru, in-person Senior Symposium. About this Senior Symposium event This year, ONEgeneration will be hosting their annual Senior Symposium at a new location and IN-PERSON!!! ONEgeneration J.O.Y Location (Soccer Field) 17400 Victory Blvd. Van Nuys, CA 91406All attendees will be required...
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VaxFacts from the Mayor – May 7, 2021

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It’s never been easier to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in Los Angeles.For the first time, the City has opened up appointment-free options for vaccinations, and we’ve moved more doses to walk-up centers and mobile clinics — all part of our ongoing effort to bring these life-saving vaccines directly into communities and make getting a shot as quick, accessible, and safe as possible.With v...
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