Category: Just for Fun

“Love is a Warm Blanket” Donation Drive

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“Love is a Warm Blanket” is an annual blanket drive for the homeless in Los Angeles and beyond during Winter months, whose mission is to warm the hearts of the homeless and spread love with donations of blankets. New and gently used (washed) blankets will be collected at drop off sites until February 2018. You can also order directly through their Amazon wishlist.

Blankets are personally handed out to the general homeless population on the streets, at distribution events in communities including Skid Row, and to homeless shelter residents including emergency Winter shelters.

You can drop off a donation at any of the following locations.

The Valley Economic Alliance
5121 Van Nuys Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, 91403
Drop Off – MondayFriday8am-6pm
Note – Box on 2nd floor lobby.

The San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission
8756 Canby Ave.
Northridge, 91325
Drop Off – MondayFriday9am-5pm
Note: Buzz in through main gate.

Crossfit Lomita
2074 Pacific Coast Hwy
Lomita, 90717
Drop Off – MondayThursday5am-8:30pm
Friday5am-7:30pm
Saturday9am-12pm
Sunday9am-11am

National Parks Lifetime Senior Pass Rate Increase

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There are more than 400 National Parks in the U.S. and visiting them may become more difficult as entry passes become more expensive. As of August 27, 2017, the cost of the National Parks Lifetime Senior Pass (available to seniors 62 and over) will be increased from the current rate of $10.00 to $80.00.

The LIFETIME PASS for seniors allows entry to more than 2,000 sites managed by five federal agencies, including the 400 National Parks in the US. The pass comes in the form of a vehicle hang tag.

Seniors can take advantage of the current low price before the rate goes up at the end of August by obtaining passes through the National Park website, application by mail, or by buying the pass at a National Park location. (If a pass is purchased via website or mail there will be an additional $10.00 processing fee.)  Read more »

Citrus Sunday – May 22, 2016

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Sunday, May 22, 2016
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Drop off fruit at GHNNC Office
11139 Woodley Ave
Granada Hills, CA 91344

You are invited to join CD12, the Valley Interfaith Council, Food forward, and other local Neighborhood Councils to participate in Citrus Sunday by picking oranges, grapefruits, and other citrus fruit from your trees and dropping them off to your local Neighborhood Council location. 100% of your donations will be delivered to local food pantries.

For more information please call (818) 882-1212 or email [email protected]. To register your fruit trees for Citrus Sunday or any time of year, call (818) 530-4125 or go to www.foodforward.org.

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Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair Contest

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Be the first to spot a Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair bus bench ad in the City of Los Angeles! Whoever sends the first email received at [email protected] (based on the email timestamp) with a photo of the ad and the location (nearest intersection and city) of the bench in the photo will win a Mini Mystery Kit of EP Supplies. Will it be you? Keep your eyes open and you just might be the winner!

The 8th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair is on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Fire Station 87, 10125 Balboa Blvd., from 10:00 an to 2:00 pm. Info or to register: ValleyDisasterFair.com. To date, over 25 Neighborhood Councils have agreed to host Outreach booths at the Fair. Thank you!

Southern California Preparedness Foundation Board and Advisory Board members and employees of Martin Outdoor Media and their immediate families are excluded from participation in this contest.

CD12’s Featured Community Organization: North Valley AYSO Region 174

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We are very proud of our local AYSO Soccer Region, and all of the volunteers and participants.

Time to Show Off

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When your friends visit L.A., where do you take them?

Sure, they’re excited to see our world famous landmarks, but tell me about your Los Angeles: the places your friends never knew about until you showed them.

When your friends arrive at LAX, the “Welcome to L.A.” photos at the airport are their first impression of our city. With your help, we’ll identify the most exciting places to feature in those photos. I want to showcase the real L.A. — your L.A.

What do you want to see in those pictures? Suggest your favorite spots to show off our city.

One of the most talented and sought-after photographers in the world, L.A.’s own Catherine Opie, has volunteered to create a series of images to welcome people when they arrive at LAX.

Follow this link to recommend and vote on shooting locations. Your suggestion may become the next photo at LAX.

We Angelenos have so much to be proud of — let’s show the world what we got.

Eric Garcetti
Mayor