Neighborhood News

February 1, 2021
Now is your chance to make a difference in Granada Hills North!

Candidate filing period for Region 2 ends Tuesday, February 9. Make a difference in your community, run for a seat on the Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council board. You can apply by going to clerk.lacity.org/elections/neighborhood-council-elections or go to the EmpowerLA.org website and click on the elections link.

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July 15, 2021
You Have to Wear a Mask Indoors Starting this Weekend

Starting just before midnight on Saturday, everyone indoors — no matter their vaccination status — will be required to wear a face covering, unless they are eating or drinking. Amid rising hospitalizations, deaths and new COVID-19 cases fueled by the delta variant, Los Angeles County public health officials are reinstituting an indoor mask mandate. Starting just before […]

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July 13, 2021
$262.6 Billion State Budget Signed by Governor Newsom

Monday evening, Governor Newsom signed the state budget.  It will assist children, families, immigrants, and small businesses; providing immediate relief to those hit hardest by the pandemic. The State budget makes critical investments in our future and quality of life. Some budget items that will benefit our region include: Golden State Stimulus money directly into […]

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July 2, 2021
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, […]

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July 1, 2021
Minimum Wage Increase on July 1 (Today)

On Jul. 1, the minimum wage in the City of Los Angeles will increase to $15 an hour for small businesses, equaling the minimum wage for larger employers. Visit the Office of Wage Standards website for more information and resources, including required workplace posters available in 13 languages.

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July 1, 2021
CALIFORNIA EVICTION MORATORIUM EXTENDED AND COVID-19 RENT RELIEF - APPLY NOW!

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 […]

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June 29, 2021
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 […]

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June 28, 2021
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 […]

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June 28, 2021
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 appointments for picking up […]

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June 25, 2021
All Fireworks are Illegal in Los Angeles

If you need to report people using fireworks, use the MyLA311 app on your smartphone. Only dial 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency, such as a fire or injury.

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June 25, 2021
SwimLA - Free and Affordable Swim Lessons at L.A. Public Pools

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 […]

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June 25, 2021
Radio Frequency Signal Blockers

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 […]

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June 17, 2021
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 […]

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June 16, 2021
Granada Hills Specific Plan

Interested in opening a business in Granada Hills? Please review our specific plan for the prohibited businesses, acceptable architectural design, and other important information. Once you have verified your proposed business is acceptable per the specific plan, please call the office of Councilmember John Lee, Council District 12, for a review of your proposed business. […]

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June 12, 2021
L.A. City Redistricting Update

Every ten years following the decennial U.S. Census, the City Charter requires that district boundaries for the City Council be redrawn so that each district is substantially equal in population. On Thursday, July 1 at 6 p.m., the City's Redistricting Commission will be holding a virtual public hearing for residents of CD12. This meeting is an […]

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June 11, 2021
Reopening and Updates to Mask Rules

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, […]

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June 11, 2021
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 […]

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May 27, 2021
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 […]

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May 20, 2021
Aliso Canyon Must Be Closed, LA City Council Votes

The Los Angeles City Council voted 14-0, with one member absent, on Wednesday to call for the permanent closure of the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Facility in Porter Ranch, the site of the largest methane leak in U.S. history in 2015. Councilmember John Lee, who represents the area that continues to be affected by leak, […]

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May 17, 2021
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 […]

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May 14, 2021
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 […]

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