Neighborhood News

December 2, 2022
Anonymous Gun Buyback - Saturday, 12/3 - 8AM to 1PM

Turn in your firearms and receive a gift card. Up to $100 for handguns, shotguns, and rifles. Up to $200 for ghost guns and assault weapons as classified in the state of California. Two locations: Esposition Park, 3986 Hoover Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037 Valley Traffic, 7870 Nolan Place, Panorama City, CA 91402

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December 2, 2022
Let's Talk About Fair Housing

Join the City of Los Angeles in conducting its fair housing assessment. Learn about laws that protect your access to housing and other resources. Help identify housing barriers in your community and share ideas for the study. Meetings will be virtual and open to everyone. Join a virtual meeting for your area!

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December 2, 2022
GHNNC Will Be on Recess from 12/7/2022 TO 1/4/2023

For life-threatening emergencies, call 911; For non-life-threatening emergencies, call 877-ASK-LAPD; For City services, call 311 or online MYLA311; For homeless services call 213-683-3333. Thank you for being a wonderful community. Wishing you safe and happy holidays! -Granada Hils North Neighborhood Council Board of Directors

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December 1, 2022
LA Chose 30,000 Winners For Its Section 8 Housing Waitlist

After staging a lottery for the first time in five years, the Los Angeles Housing Authority has selected 30,000 winners for its Section 8 rental assistance program waitlist. How many people applied for the lottery? HACLA received 223,375 lottery applications. This represents a 19% increase since the last lottery in 2017. That increase shows that the […]

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November 28, 2022
Congratulations John F. Kennedy High Cougars, CIF Champions!

Kennedy football edges Panorama for first City Section title Gabriel Argott runs for 252 yards and three TDs to lead Kennedy.

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November 24, 2022
Happy Thanksgiving, Granada Hills North!

On behalf of the Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council, we wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for our Granada Hills North community 😊

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November 21, 2022
Thanksgiving in LA means LAX traffic hell. Luckily, we have a guide to navigating the West Coast’s most infuriating airport.

Have any hacks? Sure. Take the LAX Flyaway bus from Van Nuys and Union Station. Book your parking in advance. And if the departure level is backed up, head down to the arrivals area for your drop-off. Any info on that weird UFO building? Nope, it's not an alien spider in concrete. It's called the Theme building […]

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November 18, 2022
Curbside Bulky Item Pickup for FREE

Did you know that your refuse bill already includes UNLIMITED bulky item pickups? The City of Los Angeles provides free weekly pickup of bulky items such as furniture, sofas, wood cabinets, metal household appliances, etc. There is no additional charge for single- and multi-family units if the City is picking up residential belongings or abandoned […]

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November 4, 2022
DPSS Launches 2022-2027 Strategic Plan and Invites Community Feedback

This week, the Department of Public Social Services launched its 2022-2027 Strategic Plan, with a new mission and vision. Take a look at the Strategic Plan by visiting https://bit.ly/StrategicPlan22-27. Let DPSS know what you think by emailing us at Strategic_Plan@dpss.lacounty.gov.  They will be reviewing the comments over the next two weeks and will issue a revised […]

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November 4, 2022
LADWP Turf Replacement Program

An increase to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)'s turf replacement rebate now pays residential and commercial customers $5 per square foot when they replace their lawns with sustainable landscaping. Take advantage of LADWP’s most popular water conservation program to transform your lawn! Application pre-approval is required before starting any turf replacement project. Visit […]

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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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