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SoCal Gas Community Advisory Committee

A new Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) has started up to provide input to SoCal Gas regarding the Aliso Canyon Natural Storage Field. Northridge West Neighborhood Council President Peter Lasky is on the CAC. Residents seeking information about Aliso Canyon storage field operations are encouraged to visit the SoCal Gas dedicated website …

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NWNC Invites National Park Service Rep to Educate Public about Coyotes

By Peter Lasky At the July 12 General Meeting of the Northridge West Neighborhood Council (NWNC), National Park Service Urban Land Conservation Specialist Cathy Schoonmaker spoke to residents and business owners about coyotes sightings and behaviors. “Coyotes are attracted to urban areas because [intentionally or not] we provide food and …

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Be Ready for Summer Heat Waves

Temperatures reached over 100 degrees in the San Fernando Valley last week before cooling off. More heat waves will come this summer, so be ready! During extreme heat, the City opens up hundreds of facilities to be utilized as cooling centers, including Senior Citizen Centers, most Recreation and Parks facilities, …

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Breaking The Cycle Dealing With Domestic Violence

Hello Devonshire Community, I want to inform you about a growing concern in our community regarding Domestic Violence. Devonshire Division is experiencing a 62% increase in Aggravated Assaults, which includes Domestic Violence, Road Rage incidents, Battery, and Assault with a Deadly Weapon, just to name a few. Most of these …

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Los Angeles Implements Citywide Hit-and-Run Alert and Reward System

This Wednesday, Councilmember Mitchell Englander joined Councilmember Joe Buscaino, Department of Transportation General Manager Seleta Reynolds, Los Angeles Police Department’s Captain Philip Fontanetta, and hit-and-run victim and founder of Finish the Ride Damian Kevitt to announce the implementation of a hit-and-run alert system throughout the City of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles …

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Los Angeles Police Commission Grants Chief Charlie Beck Another Five-Year Term

Los Angeles: Today, Los Angeles Police Commission President Steve Soboroff stated the following: Today, my fellow Commissioners and I completed the process of reviewing Chief Charlie Beck’s request for a second five-year term, and we granted him that request in a 4 yes and 1 no vote. We received a …

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Los Angeles Police Commission – Chief of Police Reappointment Process – Request for Community Input

Chief Charlie Beck has submitted a request to be considered for second five-year term. The Los Angeles Police Commission now has the responsibility to respond to that request, either positively or negatively, by August 20, 2014. You are invited to participate in the reappointment process by providing your input to …

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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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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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