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Paper or Plastic (or Reusable)? Weigh in on the L.A. Bag Debate

The City of Los Angeles is proposing to adopt and implement an ordinance to ban the use of single-use plastic carryout bags, charge a fee on paper bags, and promote the use of reusable bags at specified retailers within the City. A six-month grace period would be provided for large …

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Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair – Saturday, Oct 6

Saturday, October 6, 2012 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at Fire Station 87—10124 Balboa Bl. (between Devonshire & Lassen) The Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair is a joint Whole Community event to help bring awareness to being better prepared for emergencies and disasters.

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Transfer Permits Required for Most Sales of Young Pets in Los Angeles

Anyone selling, adopting out, bartering, brokering, or even giving away puppies, kittens or other animals under 6 months of age within the City of Los Angeles must obtain an annual Transfer Permit (LAMC Sec. 53.15.2) from the LA Department of Animal Services. The requirement not only applies to pet breeders and brokers …

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PUBLIC SAFETY: CA Legislature Passes City Attorney Bill to Curb Human Trafficiking

Legislation sponsored by City Attorney Carmen A. Trutanich (AB 2212) that provides a new civil remedy designed to shut down human trafficking operations has now passed through both the California Assembly and Senate. The bill is scheduled for a final concurrence vote in the Assembly within the next week, at …

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Interactive Map of New CA Legislative and Congressional Districts

With the 2010 Census results comes changes to our Legislative and Congressional Districts.  Here is a great interactive website where you can enter your address and find out exactly what districts you belong to. http://www.sacbee.com/2011/07/29/3804492/see-your-senate-assembly-or-congress.html

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Energy Upgrade California Rebate Program

You are invited to participate in bringing awareness to your community about a home energy upgrade program that provides residents up to $8,000 cash back for a limited time. The goal of Energy Upgrade California is to improve homeowners’ quality of life by reducing their energy bills, providing an effective approach in energy efficiency, and improving …

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Free Rollerskating at Skateland to Help Battle Childhood Obesity

At a time when childhood obesity has become an epidemic, and the economic recession continues to make it difficult for families, our friends at Skateland in Northridge announced a great, free project to help kids stay fit and have fun. As part of Kidsskatefree.com, Northridge Skateland is offering free passes for …

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