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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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October 11, 2019
Saddleridge Fire School Closures

College and elementary school students across northeastern San Fernando Valley will not have school Friday due to the Saddleridge Fire. The massive Saddleridge Fire threatening communities in northeastern San Fernando Valley prompted the closures of colleges and elementary schools throughout the region. The LAUSD School Closures: Castlebay Lane Charter School, 19010 Castlebay Lane in Porter […]

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October 11, 2019
Aliso Canyon Storage Facility Closes as Saddleridge Fire Rages

Southern California Gas Company officials shut down the Aliso Canyon storage facility as a precaution due to the fire threat Friday. The Southern California Gas Company's Aliso Canyon storage facility has been evacuated due to the Saddleridge Fire, authorities said Friday. "All SoCalGas Aliso Canyon storage facility staff are safe, and the facility has been […]

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September 21, 2019
John Lee Inauguration Video - September 7, 2019

John S. Lee's Inauguration & Swearing in Ceremony was held on Saturday 7th, 2019 at the beautiful Oakridge Estate 10-acre park in Northridge. It was a wonderful hot event and over 400 people showed up to support CD Twelve's new Councilmember. Video courtesy of Mark Hovater.

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September 21, 2019
Controller Galperin Launches "Get Ready LA" Online Emergency Preparedness Resources Map

To promote local emergency planning during National Preparedness Month, L.A. Controller Ron Galperin today released a new online resource map of emergency services and programs funded by the City of Los Angeles that will help families and communities prepare for unexpected natural disasters. Get Ready L.A.

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September 13, 2019
'Dangerous' Heat Wave Prompts Warnings for LA Region

Check in on your neighbors and elderly loved ones as this heat wave creates "a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible." Summer is almost officially over, and it's going out on a dangerously hot note. Weather Service officials issued a heat advisory for the Los Angeles region, warning of "a dangerous situation in […]

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