Homeless Count 2017 – Volunteers Needed


The 2017 Homeless Count is looking for volunteers for this year. Please see the information below. Los Angeles County has the highest unsheltered homeless population in the nation, but we don’t have to accept homelessness as an insolvable problem. Together, we can help end this. All across Los Angeles, every January, we embark on a three-day […]

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LADWP Non-Profit Community Partnership Grant


The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is opening the application period for the Community Partnership Grant that will be awarded to our local non-profit organizations. This is LADWP’s fifth round of grants and will be used for new community outreach and public education activities to improve energy efficiency and water conservation throughout […]

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Winter Shelters to Remain Open 24 Hours Starting Sunday at 5 P.M.


The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority announces the temporary extension of hours at most winter shelters. The following shelters will remain open for a 38 hour window from Sunday, January 8th at 5 p.m. until Tuesday, January 10th at 7 a.m.  due to cold and wet weather conditions. On Tuesday, January 10th at 7 a.m. most shelters will resume normal hours. The following Winter […]

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Public Hearing: Protected Tree Code Amendment


Friday, January 20, 2017 10am – noon Los Angeles City Hall 200 N. Spring Street, Room 1050 Los Angeles, CA 90012 PROPOSED PROJECT: An Ordinance amending provisions of Chapter I Article 7 and Chapter IV Article 6 of the Los Angles Municipal Code (LAMC) to expand the definition of “Protected Tree” to include the Mexican […]

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Crime rises in the San Fernando Valley, where robbery and homicide rates outpace LA


http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20170106/crime-rises-in-the-san-fernando-valley-where-robbery-and-homicide-rates-outpace-la Violent crime across Los Angeles rose for a third straight year during 2016, but spikes in homicides, robberies and property crimes across the San Fernando Valley outpaced the city as a whole, according to LAPD crime statistics released this week. Robberies across the Valley last year rose 33 percent from 2015 — from 1,571 […]

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Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree


Los Angeles residents have several options for recycling their Christmas tree this year. LA Sanitation has curbside collection for Christmas trees. If your Christmas tree is too big to cut and place inside the green waste bin, simply place the tree next to your green waste bin on collection day. Recycle your Christmas tree in […]

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LAFD Launches New SOBER Unit Pilot Program


This week the Public Safety Committee approved a grant from the Innovation and Performance Commission for the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) SOBER Unit pilot program. The program will partner a Nurse Practitioner with a Firefighter/Paramedic to provide service to serial inebriates – patients who are transported multiple times to emergency rooms for intoxication. These individuals […]

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