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OK/HELP Post-Earthquake Window Sign Program Launched

On Monday, Oct. 15, Councilmember Mitch Englander and his Council District 12 staff held a press conference to introduce the new OK/HELP post-earthquake window signs, and gave a live demonstration of how this valuable community preparedness tool will be used. OK/HELP is a window sign with clear, simple instructions provided …

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How to See Endeavour Ride into the Sunset

So it won’t be The Rock. The access will be tighter and the pageantry slighter than when LACMA’s 340-ton boulder rolled through town. Early reports had raised hopes that the move of the Space Shuttle Endeavour from LAX to the California Science Center would become a rolling parade like the one that accompanied the immense …

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New Supermarket Opens in Northridge Today

Super King Market replaces a Gelson’s that closed in February Super King Market, bringing 200 jobs to the area, is scheduled to open its newest branch in Northridge today. The official ribbon cutting is planned for next Friday, according to store officials. The new store replaces a Gelson’s market at 19500 Plummer St. which closed …

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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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