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Fact Sheet for Nov. 19, 2013 Assembly District 45 Special General Election

Below is a fact sheet for the Nov. 19, 2013 Assembly District 45 Special General (Runoff) Election. The fact sheet is also available online here. Assembly District 45 includes parts or all of Calabasas, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Encino, Hidden Hills, North Hills, Northridge, Reseda, Sherman Oaks, Tarzana, West Hills, Winnetka …

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LAFD Requests Input on “COMMUNITY-BASED” Strategic Plan

The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) is developing a new, community-driven strategic plan and is teaming up with EmpowerLA to get the word out to members of the community. The partnership between the two city departments is the first of its kind and assists in connecting us to Los Angeles residents, to engage them in …

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Which buildings will survive the Big One? LA Times found 1,000+ that may not

L.A.’s hidden earthquake dangers http://www.latimes.com/… Thousands of Southern Californians live and work in a type of building vulnerable to collapse in an earthquake. To assess the danger, a team of Times reporters combed through thousands of city and county records to identify these buildings — concrete structures built before 1976. We found more …

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L.A. City Free Street Tree Program

The City of Los Angeles currently has a federally grant funded program in which free street trees are being planted along the parkway. The only requirements are that participants must agree to water their tree(s) and they must live within the City. For more information please go to www.environmentla.org or call (213) 485-3954. …

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Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair Video and Photos

The 6th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair was held October 8th, 2013 at Fire Station 87 in Granada Hills.  It was another great turn out by our stakeholders and community members and an amazing showing from all participating Neighborhood Councils. We’d like to give huge thanks and acknowledgement to Mark …

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Northridge West NC Honored by L.A. City

Northridge West Neighborhood Council is one of ten neighborhood councils to win a 2013 EmpowerLA Award, announced Sept. 9th at a special meeting of the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners. The ten took top honors in a field of 45 nominations, said Karen Mack, outreach committee chair for the board. Nominations were received for …

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6th Annual VALLEY DISASTER PREPAREDNESS FAIR

Saturday, October 5, 2013 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Fire Station 87—10124 Balboa Bl. (between Devonshire & Lassen) Your Neighborhood Councils will give away 500 Emergency Preparedness Starter Kits (1 per family) Twice-hourly raffle drawings for EP items and prizes Blood drive sponsored by Rotary and Kaiser Hospital Yogi Bear Shakey-Quakey …

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Unprecedented Victory for Community Planning – Northridge Vision

In an event being heralded as unprecedented, Councilmember Mitchell Englander, CSUN, AIA, the North Valley Chamber, and the East, West and South Northridge Neighborhood Councils have created a guide for future planning that has now been approved by L.A. City’s Planning and Land Use Management committee. Northridge Vision will be …

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LA Congress of Neighborhoods – September 28, 2013

L.A. City Hall, 201 North Los Angeles Street, LA 90012 Open to the public. More info at http://www.nccongressla.com/ Register HERE. PURPOSE OF NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS: “To promote more citizen participation in government and make government more responsive to local needs” ~ Los Angeles City Charter, Article IX Neighborhood Council leaders from throughout the city …

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