Neighborhood News

January 22, 2022
LADWP Cares

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is offering assistance to customers who may have fallen behind on their utility bills. LADWP will begin applying credits to unpaid residential bills starting this month. In addition, the department is also offering a variety of financial assistance programs including discounts that can make managing your bill easier. Follow the link […]

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January 20, 2022
$12,250 Tax Hike If CA Health Bill Passes: CA Universal Health Care Bill Spurs Debate Over High Cost

A universal healthcare bill advanced in the Assembly, but an attached amendment to raise taxes by $163 billion may be a nonstarter. California could become the first state in the nation to enact universal healthcare coverage, but opponents are already questioning how that will be paid for. On Jan. 6, a group of Democratic lawmakers […]

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January 19, 2022
Having issues ordering your free at-home COVID test? Here's what to do

On Tuesday, Americans were able to order free COVID tests for the first time after the federal government rolled out its website for ordering them a day earlier than expected. However, some people ran into issues with the site. The website, COVIDtests.gov, was reportedly in its testing phase when it launched on Tuesday and should […]

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January 19, 2022
Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits

All Americans can now order free at-home COVID-19 antigen rapid test kits as part of the Biden Administration’s effort to reign in the latest surge of coronavirus cases amid the Omicron Variant. The home tests are meant to supplement the more conventional lab tests consumers get at testing sites, clinics, or hospitals. Persons interested in […]

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January 13, 2022
Council President Nury Martinez's Annual Toiletry Drive to Support Survivors of Human Trafficking

Each January the Council President hosts a toiletry drive to support survivors of human trafficking. Both District Offices are listed as drop-off locations. One important thing to flag is that we do not accept travel-sized donations for this drive. Dear friend, This morning I launched my annual drive to collect toiletries for survivors of human trafficking. […]

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January 11, 2022
How To Access Your CA COVID-19 Vaccination Card Online

The Golden State has not issued a statewide mandate for a COVID-19 vaccine, but swaths of businesses now require proof of inoculation. As the omicron variant continues to grip California, vaccines remain the number one defense against the virus. As the pandemic lingers on, Golden Staters will need to hang onto their vaccination cards to […]

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January 10, 2022
Attention CA Homeowners, You May be Eligible for Mortgage Relief!

We are thrilled to share some good news with you: the U.S. Treasury Department has finally approved California's plan to provide $1 billion in mortgage relief in order to help as many as 40,000 struggling homeowners in our state. The California Mortgage Relief Program is open to all eligible Californians who are currently experiencing pandemic-related […]

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January 10, 2022
2022 Crime Prevention New Year Resolutions from the LBNC Health & Public Safety Committee

It’s the beginning of a new year, and many people have made some resolutions to improve their quality of life. This year, consider adding some crime prevention resolutions to your list. If you are looking for ways to protect yourself from becoming a crime victim, then here are a few resolutions to consider. Say to […]

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January 7, 2022
LAUSD Requiring Negative Test Before Returning to Schools

The Los Angeles Unified School District has updated its COVID-19 policy and will now require a negative COVID-19 test for all students and employees returning to schools following the winter break. To read about the new requirement and to schedule your appointment, follow the link here.

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January 7, 2022
LADWP Residential and Commercial Water Conservation Rebates

LADWP, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), offer the SoCal WaterSmart Rebate Program, a water conservation program for our residential, multi-family owners, commercial, and industrial customers to promote the use of water conservation products. The SoCal Water$mart Rebate Program promotes reducing water use region-wide. Help conserve this vital resource by purchasing […]

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January 7, 2022
Mandatory Water Conservation in Effect - Limit Outdoor Watering to 3 Days

The City of Los Angeles' Water Conservation Ordinance is in effect, limiting outdoor watering with sprinklers to three days a week, up to 8 minutes per station. Other prohibited uses include: No watering with sprinklers between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. regardless of the water day. No water runoff onto streets, driveways, and gutters. all […]

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January 7, 2022
Seeking Candidates to Serve on Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) Boards

Do you have a passion for historic preservation? Are you interested in helping to celebrate and maintain the architectural and cultural heritage of Los Angeles’ historic districts? If so, please consider joining a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone Board. The HPOZ Program aims to identify and protect the distinctive architectural and cultural resources of Los Angeles’s […]

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January 7, 2022
2021-2022 Winter Shelter Program

Operating dates: November 1, 2021 - March 2022 ARE YOU IN NEED OF SHELTER? The Winter Shelter Program is held annually to protect people experiencing homelessness during Los Angeles's colder months. Winter Shelters are located all across the County, and will be operating 24 hours a day this year due to COVID-19. AM I ELIGIBLE […]

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January 3, 2022
Scoping meeting recordings are now available! 

Thank you to the 240 community members who joined us at our first of three public scoping meetings for the Sepulveda Transit Corridor project. For those who were not able to attend, video recordings of the presentation have been posted in both English and Spanish to Metro’s YouTube channel and linked to the website and StoryMap. There is still time to submit your scoping comments! The comment period is open now […]

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December 30, 2021
A New Rapid COVID Test Center is Open in Lake Balboa

Free COVID-19 PCR and Rapid (Antigen) Covid-19 Testing Site is Open in Lake Balboa A Free Rapid (Antigen) Covid-19 testing site has opened in Lake Balboa. Located in the Parking Lot of the St Peter Armenian Apostolic Church – 17231 Sherman Way, across from Louise Park near the corner of Louise & Sherman Way. The Testing […]

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December 13, 2021
Vaccine Pop-Up

We wanted to let you know about a Vaccine Pop-Up event that the offices of Assemblymember Nazarian & Council President Nury Martinez have organized this week at the Orange Line in Lake Balboa. Individuals will be able to get their Pfizer first shot, second shot, or booster. Please help us stop the spread of Covid-19 […]

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December 10, 2021
Tips for Having a COVID-Safe Winter Holiday Season and a Happy New Year

Get vaccinated and get a booster if it's time (6 months after Moderna/Pfizer, 2 months after J&J). Always wear a mask indoors and in crowded places outdoors. Get tested if sick or exposed. Keep gatherings small, and gather outside if possible. If indoors, improve airflow: open windows & doors, turn on a fan, run an […]

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December 8, 2021
L.A. County Regional Park and Open Space District is Seeking Evaluators for 2021 Competitive Grant Programs

Make a Difference by Partnering with Us as a Competitive Grant Evaluator! Measure A is Los Angeles County’s first equity-based funding source for Parks and Recreation, take the opportunity to partner with us as a Competitive Grant Evaluator. The Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District (RPOSD) is seeking experts with knowledge and […]

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December 8, 2021
Owe Rent? Eviction Notice? You Have Rights!

You are invited to a Stay Housed Clinic hosted in partnership with Stay Housed LA and various other community partners. Technical support will be on-site to assist with applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Also, legal experts will be available to explain how tenants can protect themselves against eviction. RSVP is required. To receive […]

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December 3, 2021
Sidewalk Report Gains Traction

L.A. Controller Ron Galperin’s recent report urging policymakers to make sweeping changes to the City’s sidewalk repair program has quickly gained attention from City leaders, community advocates, local and national media, and residents across Los Angeles. Today, the City Council’s Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee will hear the report and recommendations at its meeting. The goal of […]

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