Neighborhood News

August 5, 2023
LADWP Outdoor Watering Update

After observing two-days-a-week outdoor watering restrictions for the past thirteen months, LADWP customers can begin watering outdoor landscapes for up to three-days-a-week. After experiencing a record snowpack, the return to the City's Phase 2 Emergency Water Conservation Ordinance was approved and effective July 27, 2023. The return to three-days-a-week watering means customers with street addresses […]

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July 19, 2023
118 FWY Closures-Hayvenhurst and Balboa. 7/21-7/22

Please see the important notice about the 118 Fwy onramp and offramp closures this Friday night and Saturday morning, 7/21/2023 to 7/22/2023. Consider using Rinaldi or San Fernando Mission Blvd, and avoid the 118. Onramp/offramp alternatives are Sepulveda or Reseda. Full Closure of Eastbound Lanes on SR-118 in Granada Hills The California Department of Transportation […]

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July 14, 2023
Heat-Related Safety Tips and Resources

The San Fernando Valley is no stranger to intense heat waves as this past week has demonstrated. With July bringing in some of the hottest days of the year so far, it is important to be informed of all heat-related safety tips and resources especially as temperatures are expected to continue rising over the weekend: […]

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July 3, 2023
Fireworks Near Me: July 4th Events 2023

Your complete guide to Independence Day fireworks, parades, and celebrations around Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley As Independence Day nears, it's time to ready the barbeque and find out where Fourth of July fireworks and other star-spangled celebrations are going on throughout the San Fernando Valley and nearby communities. Do note the date […]

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June 24, 2023
Have a great 4th of July, but leave fireworks to the professionals

Personal possession or use of fireworks in Los Angels is illegal. There are dozens of FREE fireworks shows in Los Angeles. Take the entire family and enjoy watching the "rockets' red glare" under the stars. Find a free show at or call (888) 654-FIRE.

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May 26, 2023
L.A.'s $13 Billion Budget Signed for the 2023-2024 Fiscal Year

Today Mayor Bass signed the City Council approved $13 billion budget for the 2023-2024 fiscal year. The budget includes an unprecedented $1.3 billion to address housing and homelessness and approximately $3.2 billion for the Los Angeles Police Department. Regarding LAPD, the budget seeks to restore staffing levels to 9,500 officers, hire additional civilian personnel and […]

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May 18, 2023
Sinkhole is Finally Fixed on the Westbound 118 Reseda Blvd Exit in Porter Ranch, After a Year of Repairs

Atmospheric rivers meant trouble, but westbound drivers can now exit at Reseda Boulevard The off-ramp from westbound 118 Freeway onto Reseda Boulevard in Porter Ranch has reopened after being closed for more than a year, Caltrans announced on Thursday, May 18. The ramp was shut down in April of 2022 due to a sinkhole caused […]

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May 10, 2023
How Many City Council Districts Should We Have? Join the City-Wide Conversation

After the leaked tape of the three Councilmembers making racist and offensive remarks during the previous 2021 redistricting process for City Council boundaries, the City of Los Angeles is now in the process of considering reforms to the redistricting process, including discussion of how many Council Districts should there be, how many residents should each […]

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May 8, 2023
City of Los Angeles - Emergency Management Department - NOTIFY LA

City of Los Angeles - Emergency Management Department - NOTIFY LA WELCOME TO THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES EMERGENCY ALERT PORTAL Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our emergency alerts through Everbridge. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, […]

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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 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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