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Matt Dababneh Wins Assembly District 45 Special Election

Democrat Matt Dababneh beat Republican Susan Shelley by 329 votes in Tuesday’s Assembly District 45 election, according to semiofficial results posted Friday by the California Secretary of State. There are no more ballots left to count, election officials said Friday, and results will be certified Monday. Immediately following Tuesday’s election, …

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Update from Devonshire Community Police Station

Los Angeles is prone to 13 of 16 possible federally-identified natural and man-made threats. Los Angeles is particularly vulnerable to the destructive affects wildfires, flooding, mudslides and earthquakes. Here in the Los Angeles area (particularly our Devonshire Area), wildfires and earthquakes can be part of our everyday lives. Unpredictable wind …

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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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