City Approves Study on Paid Parental Leave

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The City Council unanimously voted to approve a motion introduced by Councilmembers Krekorian and Nury Martinez to explore offering LA City employees four weeks of paid parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child. The city leaders believe that paid parental leave would be a good way for the city to attract and […]

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Leaf Blower Exchange Registration Opens 2/23/16!

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South Coast Air Quality Management Division sponsors an annual Leaf Blower Exchange Program that helps clean the air through the exchange of backpack leaf blowers. Commercial landscapers and gardeners operating within the South Coast Air Basin can exchange old, noisy, high-polluting backpack leaf blowers for new low-emission/low-noise backpack leaf blowers available at a discounted price. […]

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Summer Night Lights 2016- Site Coordinator Employment Opportunities

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SNL 2016: Employment Opportunities Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) is currently accepting applications for Summer Night Lights (SNL) program Site Coordinators. GRYD’s mission is to strengthen youth/young adult, family and community resilience to the influence of gangs by fostering public/private collaboration and supporting community-based prevention and intervention services. SNL […]

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CityWatch Launches Neighborhood Council Election Portal

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CityWatch, the online news portal, has launched a Neighborhood Council page in partnership with the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment a.k.a. EmpowerLA to support the 2016 Neighborhood Council election outreach. CityWatch is published to encourage grassroots civic engagement through information, ideas and perspective. Editor and co-founder, Ken Draper, was involved in the creation of the Neighborhood […]

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Plans for the 9th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair Are Already Underway

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The Valley Disaster Preparedness Team, in conjunction with the Southern California Preparedness Foundation, is already planning the next Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair, which will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Fire Station 87 in Granada Hills. As you know, preparing the community for disasters is key to our survival when an earthquake or […]

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Councilmember Englander Demands California Public Utilities Commission Investigate Spike in Gas Bills

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This week, Councilmember Englander submitted a resolution to the Los Angeles City Council calling for the California Public Utilities Commission to investigate the unusual rate increases experienced by SoCal Gas customers this month across Los Angeles County. Affected constituents have reported receiving SoCal Gas bills 4 to 6 times higher than their usual rate for this […]

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FREE Tax Preparation

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Saturday, March 12, 2016 – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fernangeles Recreation Center 8851 Laurel Canyon Blvd. Sun Valley, CA 91352 WHAT YOU NEED: Valid Photo ID. Social Security or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) for each family member and working adult. W-2s, 1099s, 1098s and other forms. (If any) Childcare provider name, address and tax ID, if applicable. Bank […]

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2016 Congressional Art Competition

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All high school students who reside in California’s 29th Congressional district are invited to participate in our annual 2016 Congressional Art Competition. Initiated by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, the event is a nationwide annual art competition that allowed high school students from all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and […]

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