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Northridge West: Serving the Community One Block at a Time

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as seen in the “Community Connection”… Before: Chris Williams, an Associate with RE/MAX Olsen and Associates and a former NWNC board member, stands by overgrown foliage on Plummer Street.  After: The same section of Plummer Street after Operation Clean Sweep was there. If you’ve noticed your neighborhood is cleaner with less …

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L.A.’s Neighborhood Councils Flex Their Muscles

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From the L.A. Daily News, January 24, 2013 A recent fight over a proposed $3 billion bond issue for street repairs illustrated the growing influence of neighborhood councils in Los Angeles City government, as they exerted enough influence to keep the measure off the ballot for now. The success in …

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Mayor Villaraigosa Appoints New DONE General Manager, Grayce Liu, from within Department’s Ranks

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From the Daily News: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has tapped Grayce Liu, a senior project coordinator in the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, to fill the general manager’s job now that B.H. Kim is leaving to take a job in San Diego. Liu will be named interim general manager and given a …

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Daily News Editorial: Neighborhood Councils Need You

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From the Los Angeles Daily News, June 7, 2012. Tuesday’s primary election dumped scores of political hopefuls from the the state’s ballots. From Arcata to Arleta and San Francisco to Signal Hill, candidates for various legislative offices found their campaigns over when they did not place in the top two …

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Website Informs Public of Redistricting Process

The Boundary Review Committee for Los Angeles County has launched a website where residents can participate in the reapportionment of supervisorial districts. The website, redistricting.lacounty.gov, informs residents about the reapportionment process and allows them to express their views. It also includes background information on the Boundary Review Committee, which will …

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LA’s budget cuts threaten the survival of residents’ organizations

From The Los Angeles Daily News The city’s grand experiment in neighborhood activism is about to take a big hit this year, and some advocates are worried if its spirit will survive. Under Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s latest budget plan, the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment will be folded into another city …

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Neighborhood Councils Fear Impact Of Consolidation

From The Los Angeles Daily News The decision by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Monday to merge the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment into another city agency has raised concern over the future of the city’s decade-old experiment with grass-roots democracy. To Villaraigosa and many city and neighborhood council leaders, the proposal …

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California gets $2.3 billion for high-speed rail line

California will get more than $2.3 billion in federal stimulus money to help build an 800-mile-long, high-speed rail line tying Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay area to Los Angeles and San Diego. The grants announced by the Obama administration would fund the largest public works project in California history, …

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On anniversary of Northridge quake, kinship felt toward Haiti

By Kevin Modesti, Staff Writer NORTHRIDGE – It was 3,000 miles away and far more destructive than anything they’ve been through, but the Haiti earthquake hit close to home for long-time residents of the quake-prone San Fernando Valley. For Bobbie Koszdin of Northridge, the televised scenes from Haiti are shaking …

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