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November 4, 2022
Election Day is Tuesday, November 8

We are entering the final weekend of the general election cycle, and it is more important than ever to exercise your right to vote! Electoral participation ensures that we have a government that represents the will of the people, and these next four days are critical for residents to make your voices heard. If you […]

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November 4, 2022
"Hate will never win in our City of Angels"

Our community is in pain. Bigoted, hateful words and actions directed against Black, Jewish, LGBTQ and indigenous Angelenos have left us hurt, heartbroken. Last night I met with leaders from the Jewish community and Anti-Defamation League, hosted by the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles, to find strength in community, and to condemn the recent rise […]

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November 2, 2022
Make Your Voice Heard! Be the Change You Want to See... Join GHNNC!

The Time Is Now! Email board@ghnnc.org Committees: Citywide/Government Issues Emergency Preparedness Outreach and Publicity Planning and Land Use Management Public Safety Applicants who live or work within the below boundaries may be eligible to join Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council. Boundaries: North of the 118 Fwy to the Los Angeles County Line; West of the […]

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November 2, 2022
LA launches 'Spread the Warmth' blanket drive to help homeless

With nighttime temperatures expected to dip into the 40s this week, LA Sanitation’s second annual "Spread the Warmth" blankets and sock drive is perfectly timed. Designed to help LA’s unsheltered residents during cold weather, the drop-off program kicks off Monday and runs through Dec. 30. The city is accepting new and gently used blankets, sleeping […]

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October 31, 2022
Halloween Safety Tips

As many of you may know, there have been a number of traffic collisions, some with fatalities, that have occurred in the local community in recent days. These incidents highlight the critical importance of operating a motor vehicle in a responsible manner and the tragic consequences of not doing so, especially when factors such as […]

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October 24, 2022
How to LA: What Does The Mayor of LA Even Do?

Quick pop quiz: who has the power to appoint a police chief for the city of Los Angeles, but does not have the power to choose who sits on the school board? Okay, do you give up? It’s the L.A. mayor. The current man in charge, Mayor Eric Garcetti, is currently finishing his last term, […]

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October 17, 2022
Cool LA Initiative for Older Adults, Income-Restricted, and Medically-Vulnerable LADWP Customers

The City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power launched "Cool LA" which provides older adults, income-restricted, and medically-vulnerable LADWP customers, rebates of $225 to purchase room air conditioners to help keep them safe during extreme heat storms. LADWP also announced a new level-pay billing program that will allow all customers […]

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October 17, 2022
LADWP Smart Home Water Monitoring

To help customers check their water use, reduce water costs, and detect leaks, LADWP recently launched a pilot program for a smart home water monitoring device in partnership with Flume Inc. With easy DIY installation, customers can gain real-time access to their water usage data straight from a smartphone app. Through a special offer, LADWP […]

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October 17, 2022
HACLA Section 8 Waitlist Lottery Reopens Today

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles has announced that for the first time in five years, applications for the lottery to join the Section 8 Wait List will reopen on October 17th at 6:00am. At this initial phase of the process, applicants will only need to provide basic contact information including an […]

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October 17, 2022
The Great Shakeout 2022 this Thursday

Every year, millions of people recognize the third Thursday of October as International Shakeout Day, a time specifically geared toward earthquake preparedness. Activities normally include conducting drills and exercises, and at a minimum, practicing the earthquake safety steps ‘Drop, Cover, and Hold On’ as if experiencing a major earthquake. What is the ShakeOut drill? The Great […]

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October 11, 2022
White House Calls on LA Council Members to Resign over Hate Speech

The White House joined hundreds calling for the resignation of three LA City Council members after leaked audio revealed racist comments. From https://patch.com/... The White House joined the chorus of calls Tuesday for Los Angeles City Council members Nury Martinez, Kevin de León, and Gil Cedillo to step down after a recording emerged of the […]

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October 4, 2022
Proposed Oil and Gas Drilling Ordinance Moves Forward to City Council for Consideration

On September 22, 2022, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission recommended approval of the City’s Oil and Gas Drilling Ordinance (Oil Ordinance) that would prohibit new oil and gas extraction, as well as phase out all existing extraction operations. Following CPC’s recommendation, the Oil Ordinance will now advance to the City Council for their consideration, starting with […]

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September 30, 2022
National Preparedness Month

In recognition of National Preparedness Month (October), the City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department is sharing important resources and tools on a weekly basis to ensure you and your loved ones are prepared. From sharing tips on what to include in your emergency kit to understanding the basics of making an emergency plan, this […]

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September 30, 2022
Speed Hump Applications Are Open through October 6

Apply for a Speed Hump in Your Neighborhood Everyone deserves safe streets, but if cars are speeding on your residential street, you can apply for a speed hump to be installed. Before applying, please be aware that completing a speed hump request involves multiple steps of engagement and technical review. You should also know that […]

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September 8, 2022
Upcoming Virtual Community Meeting 9/29/22 for the North SFV Transit Corridor Project

Metro has a plan to make it easier to get around LA, with better transit across the North Valley. The North San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project will improve east-west transit service with better access to jobs, education, and essential services. This new approach, called the BRT Network Improvements, is the result of extensive outreach […]

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September 5, 2022
Labor Day Heat Warning

Excessive Heat Continues in Los Angeles Los Angeles is expecting the current extreme heat wave to continue this week.  The City of Los Angeles has air-conditioned cooling centers at designated Recreation and Parks facilities open this Labor Day holiday through Wednesday from 10 am - 9 pm. Please note that due to the holiday City […]

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August 27, 2022
You May Be Able to Pay Less for Internet Access or Even Get it Free

Internet access is necessary for work, school, healthcare, and more. Unfortunately, high-speed internet remains unaffordable for too many households. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) runs a program, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), that reduces the cost of getting online for people with limited income.  Many internet providers offer fully covered internet plans – meaning you […]

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August 18, 2022
Al Fresco and Expanded Outdoor Dining Survey Closing

Cierre de la encuesta sobre comedores Al Fresco (al aire libre) Dear Al Fresco Participants and Interested Stakeholders, Earlier this summer, Los Angeles City Planning released two surveys to gather feedback from both the general public and businesses participating in the current LA Al Fresco program. The response has been informative, with nearly 2000 members […]

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August 5, 2022
Dogust and Hot Weather Tips

August is the universal birthday given to many shelter dogs as their official birthdates are often unknown. In celebration of 'Dogust', LA Animal Services is once again offering reduced adoption fees throughout this weekend, 8/6 - 8/7, to encourage more folks to come by the shelters and give these furry friends a new lease on […]

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August 5, 2022
Valley Youth Philharmonic Auditions

The Valley Youth Philharmonic Orchestra is holding an open audition on Saturday, August 20. This open audition is a great opportunity for young musicians to join a program focused on developing and improving their musical abilities. The audition fee is $20 and will take place at the In-Christ Community Church's Choir Room. Please click this link […]

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