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North Valley Community and Business News

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North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce

9401 Reseda Blvd Ste 100
Northridge, CA 91324

Northridge Public Library

9051 Darby Avenue
Northridge, CA 91325

Porter Ranch Public Library

11371 Tampa Avenue
Porter Ranch, 91326

Department of Neighborhood EmpowermentResources for Los Angeles Neighborhood Councils. Promotes public participation in government to make government more responsive to local needs by creating, nurturing, and supporting a city wide system of grass-roots, independent, and participatory neighborhood councils.
S.O.L.I.D.Supporters of Law Enforcement in Devonshire raises money for equipment needed by LAPD Devonshire Division, but not provided by the City of LA. Their site lists their accomplishments to date and invite contributions.
Police Activity League SupportersPALS is a youth program supported by LAPD Devonshire Division and sponsored by local businesses and community leaders. They provide fun and enriching after school and weekend activities for at risk children and teens. PALS is focused on building character in youth and reducing crime.
Clean & GreenCreated in 1988 for off track middle and high school students, Clean & Green is one of the LA Conservation Corps’ oldest ongoing youth and workforce development programs. Each year, the program provides approximately 1,100 middle and high school youth the opportunity to gain environmental work experience on weekends and during school vacation periods. During eight-week work sessions, crews of young people remove trash from neglected streets and alleys, remove graffiti and plant trees to beautify communities. Crew supervisors strive to cultivate a positive work ethic in the youth that trains them to be responsible and dedicated workers, as they mentor them to help them to see the value of staying in school, preparing for college and giving back to their communities.Neighbors can report weed problems to Clean & Green.

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L.A. HoodwinkedReport blighted houses at lahoodwinked.com.When a home is left vacant the cost to the city runs high. These properties attract crime and are vulnerable to arson and accidental fire, health and safety hazards. They also contribute to lower property values and lost tax revenue.

Banks are cheating families and ruining neighborhoods. Below is a map representing about 40,000 homes in the city of Los Angeles that are in some state of foreclosure. Several thousand are bank-owned and many of them are left abandoned — a blight on our neighborhoods.

Tag the vacant foreclosure on your block and upload a photo and details. LA has a new complaint-based system that allows the city to collect $1,000 a day from banks that don’t maintain foreclosures. So if you’re upset that Wall Street banks have hoodwinked L.A. taxpayers, contribute to the map and make the banks pay.

Law & Safety

Community Emergency Response TrainingCERT offers disaster training. Sign up on their website. Classes are 2 1/2 hours a week for 7 weeks. Taught by the Fire Department.
Los Angeles Early Notification System
LAPD Devonshire DivisionServing Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Granada Hills, Northridge, Porter Ranch, West Hills, WinnetkaBasic Car Area 17A23

South of the 118 Freeway, North of Lassen St, West of Limeklin Canyon and East of Corbin

Senior Lead Officer Daniel Del Valle
Cell Phone: 818-634-0362

Basic Car meetings are on 4th Thursday of month at 7:00 PM at Saint John Eudes Church, located at 9901 Mason Avenue in Chatsworth

Basic Car Area 17A35

South of the 118 Freeway, North of Devonshire Street between Limeklin Canyon and Tampa Ave, North of Lassen St between Tampa Ave and Reseda Blvd.

Senior Lead Officer Dario Del Core
Cell Phone: 818-634-0577

Basic Car meetings are on 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM at Saint Euphrasia Church, 11766 Shoshone Avenue in Granada Hills.

Basic Car Area 17A67

South of Lassen Street and North of Nordhoff St between Tampa Ave and Reseda Blvd

Senior Lead Officer Kathy Bennett
Cell Phone: 818-634-0495

Basic Car meetings are on last Wednesday of month at
7:00 p.m. at Calahan Elementary School, 18722 Knapp Street, Northridge.

Basic Car Area 17A81

North of Nordhoff St or Nordhoff Way; South of Lassen St between Corbin Ave and Limeklin Canyon and South of Devonshire Street between Tampa Ave and Reseda Blvd

Senior Lead Officer Sue Herold
Cell Phone: 818-634-0579

Basic Car meetings for 17A81 will be held at Devonshire Station 10250 Etiwanda Ave., Northridge at 7:00 PM on was 2nd and now the 3th Thursday of month.

Check for current Basic Car meeting locations, date and times on the Devonshire LAPD website

http://www.lapdonline.org/devonshire community police station

For monthly Devonshire LAPD Neighborhood Watch Newsletter under “Devonshire Community Newsletter” on home page

Sign Up for LAPD’s e-policing newsletter

Los Angeles Fire DepartmentStatewide emergency bulletins, emergency preparedness information.

Fire department’s News & Information Blog

NorthridgevisionThe City of Los Angeles and the Northridge East and west Neighborhood Councils have launched an aggressive campaign to establish a vision and develop a strategic plan for the community of Northridge and Northridge Business District.
Valley Alliance of Neighborhood CouncilsPhone: (818) 990-4002The Valley Alliance meets the second Thursday of each month at Sherman Oaks Hospital, 6:30 p.m. The VANC also holds special events.

The Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils was formed in 2003 with the goal of making neighborhood councils more effective, encouraging involvement of all stakeholders in the process, and to advocate on issues that affect the City and the neighborhood councils.

City Resources

City of Los AngelesThe official web site of the City of Los Angeles. Information on all department and services, mayoral projects, and initiatives. Call 311 for information.
CityWatchAn insider look at City Hall
LA City Ethics Commission for all Board Members

County Resources

Los Angeles County InfoThe official web site for Los Angeles County. Access to county resources, projects and news. Call 211 for information.

Elected Officials

Find Your Local, State and Federal RepresentativesEnter your home address, click “Find My Districts”. On the Results page, click the address shown to see your area-specific representatives. Does not provide links to associated website. See below for links to specific legistlative websites.
Find Your State RepresentativesIn the menu on the left, click “Find My Districts”. Enter your address and click FIND. The resulting list has links to both your State Assemblyperson’s and State Senator’s website.
Find Your U.S. RepresentativesThis is the home page for the U.S. House of Representatives. In the upper left, you can enter your zip-plus-four to find your representative.
City Councilman Greig Smith

12th Council District
18917 Nordhoff St. Suite 18
Northridge, CA 91324
(818) 756-8501

County SupervisorsThe City of Los Angeles has primary responsibility for events in the Northridge West Neighborhood Council area. However, the two county supervisors for this area are

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, 5th District

Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavskyh, 3rd district.


Topeka Elementary School
Nobel Middle School
Beckford Elemetary School
Calahan Elementary School

Neighborhood Council Resources

Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE)We have a lot information for you to learn about Neighborhood Councils. Search thorough a wide variety of resources for information and tools regarding the development of the Neighborhood Council System, the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners, the EmpowerLA Leadership Institute and Neighborhood Council operations.
Los Angeles Neighborhood Council CoalitionWe are a large coalition of neighborhood councils and welcome everyone to this open process. Don’t be left out!
Northridge East Neighborhood Council
Northridge South Neighborhood Council
Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council
Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council