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May 1, 2023
Notice of Preparation of a Program Environmental Impact Report and Notice of Public Scoping Meetings

PROJECT:  Comprehensive Plastics Reduction Program
LEAD AGENCY:  City of Los Angeles - Bureau of Sanitation
REVIEW PERIOD:  May 1, 2023 through May 30, 2023

The City of Los Angeles (City), as the Lead Agency, through its Bureau of Sanitation (LA Sanitation and Environment, LASAN), is preparing a Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the proposed Comprehensive Plastics Reduction Program (Proposed Program), which is further described below. The City is requesting the identification of the scope and content of environmental issues and information that you or your organization believes should be considered in the PEIR.

PROJECT LOCATION: As shown in Figure 1 below, the Proposed Program would occur throughout the entirety of the City of Los Angeles.

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May 1, 2023
Train Derails and Overturns in Granada Hills

There were no immediate reports of spills or injuries associated with the derailment. A train derailed and overturned in Granada Hills Monday morning, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or ongoing danger from the derailment. The derailment occurred just after 8 a.m. at 14351 North San Fernando Road, according to Los Angeles Fire […]

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April 21, 2023
Legal Help for Small Business Owners

Are you a small business owner in Los Angeles? Could you benefit from FREE legal help? Los Angeles Economic Workforce Development Department has teamed up with its various partners for the LA Regional Small Business Legal Aid program, which offers free legal help, from basic legal information and guides to representation by an attorney to help address […]

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April 18, 2023
LA City Council In 2023: Your Guide To Who's Who (And What They Do)

Things are settling down after a period of scandals and elections. New faces are in, and longstanding members are gone. We help you understand who's who and what's next. Los Angeles voters changed out multiple City Council members after the 2022 election, but 2023 is shaping up to be an evolving year of its own. […]

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April 18, 2023
LAUSD Deal Reached For Smaller Class Sizes, 21% Teacher Raises

The Los Angeles Unified School District and the teacher's union announced a tentative labor deal Tuesday morning. The Los Angeles Unified School District and the union representing its teachers announced Tuesday they have reached a tentative labor agreement that includes a 21% salary increase and reductions in class sizes. "With this tentative agreement, LAUSD now […]

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April 14, 2023
10th Annual Earth Day Celebration

Celebrate National Earth Day April 15, 2023 Saturday from 10 AM - 2 PM Tarzana Recreation Center 5655 Vanalden Ave Tarzana, CA 91356 Reduce. Reuse, Recycle. Do Your Part!

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April 14, 2023
Storm Damage Resources

In order to advocate for State/Federal disaster assistance on behalf of residents, the LA County Office of Emergency Management is conducting a survey of all County residents (including those within the City of Los Angeles) to submit information on their property damages resulting from the February and March 2023 storms. Visit https://bit.ly/40VCuHg to report major damages. The survey is not an application for financial […]

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April 5, 2023
How to Report and Recoup Damages from Potholes

In Los Angeles, drivers reported more than 2,000 potholes a week as storms wreaked havoc on roads and potholes disabled cars by the dozens. The relentless stream of atmospheric rivers have ravaged Los Angeles roads and led to thousands of potholes on freeways, highways, and surface streets across the Golden State. If it seems worse […]

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March 6, 2023
National 311 Day

The Board of Public Works and Information Technology Agency, will promote city services during the week of March 6-10 to celebrate National 311 Day which takes place on Saturday, March 11. During the week leading up to March 11 (March 6-10), the City will use traditional and social media, videos broadcast on the City’s Channel 35, and […]

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March 2, 2023
SoCalGas Announces $10 Million to Support Low-Income Families, Seniors and Small Restaurant Owners Impacted by Unprecedented Regional Gas Market Prices

Thousands newly eligible for winter bill assistance after SoCalGas bolsters United Way’s Gas Assistance Fund with historic $5 million contribution $4 million will revive Fueling Our Communities – a collaboration with local nonprofits that has provided free meals and groceries to tens of thousands of Californians since 2020 $1 million in aid to small restaurant […]

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February 22, 2023
Unprecedented Blizzard Warning Issued In Los Angeles County

Angelenos may get a rare snow day with snow in the Santa Monica Mountain foothills and blizzard conditions in the San Gabriel Mountains. A blizzard warning has been issued for Los Angeles County, for the first time in history. The blizzard warning issued by the National Weather Service applies to the local mountains, but the […]

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February 19, 2023
CicLAvia Returns to the Valley this Weekend

CicLAvia returns to the Valley! Join us for the first CicLAvia Sunday of 2023: CicLAvia-The Valley on February 26, from 9 AM - 3 PM. 5 miles of open streets on Sherman Way, connecting Canoga Park, Winnetka, and Reseda, for you to run, walk, cycle, dance, and skate, as long as it’s people-powered! Find the […]

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February 19, 2023
LAEWDD Child Care Grant for Single Parents

The LAEWDD Child Care Grant for single parents will provide eligible applicants up to $1K per month for six months in childcare support & employment training opportunities. Visit https://bit.ly/lacipgrant for more information.

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February 19, 2023
Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) First-Time Homebuyer Program

The Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) has programs to assist first-time, low- and moderate-income homebuyers purchase homes in the City of Los Angeles. These programs are designed to assist first-time homebuyers with purchase assistance for the down payment, closing costs, and other costs to help eligible homebuyers realize their dream of homeownership in the City. For more […]

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February 11, 2023
FREE Drive-Thru Document Shredding Event - Saturday, Feb 18

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!! THE GRANADA HILLS NORTH NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL PRESENTS: THE FREE DRIVE THRU DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2023 9:00AM UNTIL THE TRUCKS ARE FILLED OR 12:00PM St. Euphrasia Church Parking Lot 11779 Shoshone Ave, Granada Hills, CA 91344 BRING YOUR LOOSE DOCUMENTS IN BANK BOXES READY FOR SHREDDING REMOVE CLAMPS & […]

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February 9, 2023
LA City Council Approves Contracts for Mental Health Services at City Libraries

The L.A. City Council approved more than $800,000 in contracts to provide assistance to librarians and other library staff to train them should they encounter someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis. The L.A. City Council approved three new contracts Tuesday for mental health services at public libraries. The contracts total more than $800,000 and will provide […]

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February 7, 2023
CA Urges Feds To Probe Gas Companies, Increases Rebates

Help for skyrocketing gas bills is on the way. Credits ranging from $90 to $120 will appear on utility bills as soon as March. Gov. Gavin Newsom is asking federal authorities to investigate the recent spike in natural gas prices — an increase that has been evident to many Californians as their utility bills skyrocket. Households […]

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February 2, 2023
Peace and Healing Centers

L.A. is piloting a program to create physical spaces where communities with high rates of pollution, poverty, and violence can go to heal. Why it matters: The nine Peace and Healing centers are located in L.A. REPAIR Zones, which stands for Reforms for Equity and Public Acknowledgement of Institutional Racism. Half of Angelenos living in poverty […]

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January 28, 2023
LAPD Cadet Program Applications

Interested in joining the LAPD Youth Cadet Program? Applications are currently open to join this program designed to offer youth an opportunity to develop skills that will help them throughout their lives, while working with one of the finest law enforcement agencies in the country. The program is offered at each of the 21 community police stations […]

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January 28, 2023
LASAN Launches OrganicsLA

Effective immediately, Los Angeles Sanitation and Environment (LASAN) customers should use their green bin to dispose of all food scraps and food-soiled paper, along with their existing yard waste. To help residents start collecting food scraps, the City is providing 2-gal kitchen pails. These pails are available for pick-up at participating distribution sites, one pail per household, […]

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