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January 14, 2020
Draft EIR Report on the City's Sidewalk Repair Program is Now Available for Public Comment

The draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the City's Sidewalk Repair Program is now available for public review and comment.  The comment period closes on February 24, 2020. The report is available on the City's website at this link: https://sidewalks.lacity.org/environmental-impact-report.  As one can imagine, this is a very large report but it is posted online in sections […]

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December 24, 2019
Trash Pick-up Moved Forward by One Day Starting December 25th

🚨 HOLIDAY SERVICE REMINDER 🚨 - Due to the holiday, LA Sanitation offices will be closed on Wednesday December 25th. There will be no bin collection service on Christmas Day. If your collection day is normally on Wednesday, your bins will be serviced Thursday. If your collection day is Thursday, your bins will be serviced […]

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December 22, 2019
Granada Hills Tree Lighting Video

Watch the video here. Video courtesy of Mark Hovater.

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December 22, 2019
Prevent Fire Hazards: Water Your Christmas Tree Every Day

Before you rush out to work or to complete your shopping, please take a moment this morning to fill the reservoir stand of your natural Christmas tree with fresh water! https://twitter.com/i/status/1208046952992137217

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December 22, 2019
New Interactive Map Shows Homelessness and Housing Across LA County

Los Angeles County now has an interactive map allowing you to view the distribution of the County's current homeless population, as well as sites where shelter or supportive housing already exists or is under development. Info on population numbers and density is drawn from the January 2019 Countywide Homeless Count. New info and capabilities will […]

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November 11, 2019
Peach Fruit Fly Eradication Activities - Granada Hills, Porter Ranch, and Northridge

On October 31, 2019, the County Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures (ACWM) detected two Peach Fruit Flies (PFF), a major agricultural pest, in Granada Hills.  In response, the ACWM will be implementing eradication efforts to prevent the growth and spread of the pest infestations, and protect backyard fruit, community gardens, and California's commercial agriculture. […]

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November 7, 2019
LADWP Turf Replacement Program - Free Workshops and $3 per Square Foot Rebate

LADWP customers interested in transforming their lawns to drought-tolerant landscaping have a free resource in the form of hands-on workshops offered by LADWP's Turf Replacement Program.  The free workshops tach customers how to remove turf, grade soil for capturing rainwater, and the step-by-step process to create sustainable landscapes in their own yards. LADWP's residential customers […]

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October 26, 2019
North San Fernando Valley Bus Rapid Transit Project Moves Forward with Board Approval

The North San Fernando Valley Bus Rapid Transit Project will Move Forward into Environmental Review Thank you to all who attended Thursday’s Board meeting and provided feedback. Metro’s Board of Directors received and filed staff’s recommendation to begin the environmental review for the project. The feedback received at the meeting will continue to help shape […]

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October 18, 2019
Saddleridge Fire Update

As of LAFD's 7 am update this morning (Friday), the Saddleridge Fire is 68% contained and has burned almost 8,500 acres. Please note that Limekiln Canyon Park and O'Melveny Park remain closed for the time being. Please do not enter these parks until they are re-opened in the next few weeks. Please take the time to double […]

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October 18, 2019
Dept of City Planning is Holding Info Sessions on LA’s New Home-Sharing Ordinance

From the Los Angeles Department of City Planning: The City Council adopted the Home-Sharing Ordinance (CF 14-1635-S2) in December of 2018. To prevent the wholesale conversion of homes into rental properties, the legislation establishes a regulatory framework to restrict short-term rentals to one’s primary residence. The Home-Sharing Ordinance requires hosts who wish to engage in […]

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October 18, 2019
How to Report Spam Texts

If your mobile phone service provider is AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon, you can now report spam texts by forwarding them to 7726 (which spells SPAM). A report will be automatically made to your carrier, who will handle it from there.

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October 18, 2019
How to Find NC-Sponsored Halloween Events in Your Neighborhood

Neighborhood Councils sponsor family-friendly festivities throughout the year, and especially during the holiday season. Now that Halloween is coming up, here's a quick overview of how to look up events sponsored by your local NC. Click the button below to open our Citywide list of Councils, and select yours to open your NC's EmpowerLA webpage. […]

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October 18, 2019
Saddleridge Fire Recovery: Local Assistance Center Opening at Sylmar Recreation Center

Residents & businesses impacted by the Saddleridge Fire: get recovery help & resources from the city, county, state, and other agencies now through Saturday October 26th at the Sylmar Recreation Center, 13109 Borden Ave, Sylmar, CA 91342. Hours are 8am-4pm Sat/Sun and 9:30am-7pm Mon-Fri. Get help replacing lost records, filing insurance claims, applying for disaster […]

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October 18, 2019
LA Metro Board Report on North San Fernando Valley Bus Rapid Transit Now Available

Metro Board Report on the North San Fernando Valley Bus Rapid Transit Project Available Online Metro’s staff report and agenda for the North San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project is now available on the Metro Board page. You are encouraged to check out Metro’s blog The Source article for more information. The Board meeting will be held […]

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October 16, 2019
Granada Hills Street Faire Video - October 5, 2019

The 15th Annual Granada Hills Street Faire was a huge success for the community. Thousands of people walked the four block stretch on Chatsworth St. in the Granada Village. There was good food, Entertainment, Oktoberfest, Classic Car Show and over 150 different vendors to choose from. Just a wonderful day for all! Video courtesy of […]

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October 13, 2019
"Text-to-911" Now Available in Los Angeles County

Mobile users in LA County now have the ability to send text messages to 9-1-1, giving hearing and speech impaired residents, or those in situations where it is too dangerous to dial 9-1-1, and making noise could put their life in jeopardy, a potentially lifesaving option.

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October 13, 2019
With Saddleridge Fire 41% Contained, Questions Turn to Blame

Thousands of residents were able to return home as the Saddleridge Fire reached 41 percent containment. As thousands of people returned to their homes and firefighters appeared to get the upper hand on the 7,965-acre Saddleridge Fire in the Northern San Fernando Valley, questions turned to the events Thursday night that sparked the deadly blaze […]

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October 12, 2019
Saddleridge Fire Evacuations Lifted Though Blaze Rages On

The Saddleridge Fire is just 19 percent contained, but tens of thousands of people were allowed to return home Saturday. Tens of thousands of evacuated Porter Ranch and Granada Hills residents are now able to return home even though the massive Saddleridge fire continues to rage, destroying dozens of homes and blackening more than 7,542 […]

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October 11, 2019
Saddleridge Fire: Current Mandatory Evacuation Map

Please be safe out there, everyone! https://www.lafd.org/news/saddleridge-brush-fire https://lafd.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Media/index.html?appid=ba8cfed4b4a04d49b7489eb8300727a8

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October 11, 2019
California Evacuates 100K People as Wildfire Ravages Parts of Los Angeles

California officials evacuated roughly 100,000 people from their homes as a wildfire plows through the northern edge of Los Angeles, authorities said Friday. The fire has burned more than 25 homes and 23,000 residences are ordered to evacuate, officials said. The fire began Thursday night and went on for over 7 square miles as of […]

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