LAWN BE GONE! FREE Hands on Workshops by LADWP

Posted on 09/24/2021

For more information about attending a workshop or how you can be a host visit www.lawnbegone.ladwp.com

You Are Invited to the TNC Animal Welfare Committee Meeting, Tuesday, 9/21, 7PM

Posted on 09/20/2021

VIRTUAL TELEPHONIC MEETING

How to Join the Virtual Telephonic Meeting?

Online: Go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86421755419

By Telephone: Dial 1-669-900-6833, enter 864 2175 5419, Press #

Using the Zoom App: Join Meeting, enter ID: 864 2175 5419

You may also call in using the following phone numbers: 833-548-0282, 888-475-4499, 877-853-5257, 833-548-0276

To View the Agenda  CLICK HERE

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You Are Invited to the TNC Joint Transportation Committee & Special Board Meeting, Wed., Sept. 22, 6:30

Posted on 09/20/2021

VIRTUAL TELEPHONIC MEETING

How to Join the Virtual Telephonic Meeting

By Telephone: Dial 1-669-900-6833, enter 972 1044 0908, Press #

Online: Go to https://zoom.us/j/97210440908

or paste the address into the address bar on your browser and press Enter

Using the Zoom App: Join Meeting and enter ID: 972 1044 0908

To View the Agenda Click Here

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You Are Invited to the TNC Joint Budget & Finance Committee & Special Board Meeting, Wed., Sept. 22, 6:45 PM

Posted on 09/20/2021

VIRTUAL TELEPHONIC MEETING

How to Join the Virtual Telephonic Meeting?

By Telephone: Dial 1-669-900-6833, enter 972 1044 0908, Press #

Online: Go to https://zoom.us/j/97210440908 

Or paste the address into the address bar on your browser, press Enter

Using the Zoom App: Join Meeting, enter ID: 972 1044 0908

To View the Agenda  CLICK HERE

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You Are Invited to the TNC Joint Outreach Committee & Special Board Meeting, Thur., Sept. 23, 6:30PMing

Posted on 09/20/2021

VIRTUAL TELEPHONIC MEETING

How to Join the Virtual Telephonic Meeting?

Online: Go to  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83585217081

By Telephone: Dial 1-669-900-6833, enter  835 8521 7081, Press #

Using the Zoom App: Join Meeting, enter ID:  835 8521 7081

You may also call in using the following phone numbers: 833-548-0282, 888-475-4499, 877-853-5257, 833-548-0276

To View the Agenda  CLICK HERE

You Are Invited To The 2021 LOS ANGELES CONGRESS OF NEIGHBORHOODS - SEPT. 25

Posted on 09/16/2021

Registration opens August 28th at NeighborhoodCongress.LA

EVERYONE IS INVITED AND IT'S FREE!!! FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER VISIT https://www.neighborhoodcongress.la/

 

TNC August Virtual Board Meeting - Vector Control Presentation

Posted on 09/18/2021

TNC AUGUST BOARD MEETING
Vector Control Presentation - Presence of Mosquitoes & West Nile in Tarzana
 
At the August 24 TNC General Board Meeting we were fortunate to have Anais Medina Diaz and Wesley Collins from the Greater LA County Vector Control District discuss the presence of Mosquitoes and West Nile in Tarzana, what that means, and precautions that you can take. If you missed the meeting, here is the link - click Here. The Vector Control Presentation begins at 00:42:25. Please feel free to share this valuable information with your neighbors and friends.
 

How Can We Support Our Birds During These Wildfires?

Posted on 09/20/2020

News from California Audubon

Andrea Jones, Director of Bird Conservation at Audubon California
Joanna Wu, Avian Ecologist at National Audubon Society

Smoky days are degrading our air quality and the respiratory health of millions of people. Our hearts go out to those who have been displaced, lost a home, or loved one.

Many of you have asked how this impacts birds. Wildfires are posing a new stressor to birds who are already threatened by habitat loss, climate change, and pollution. Various species are on the move to escape the flames and migrate. However, many wild food sources and rest areas are scorched, leaving birds highly vulnerable. What can we do to help birds? During this crisis, we recommend taking two simple steps to help local and migrating birds stay clean and nourished: providing water and food.  (Cont.’d on the TNC’s GREENSPACE resource page HERE)

Alert! If You Have a Dog or Cat, Watch Out for Foxtail Plants

Posted on 08/06/2021

AMIMAL ALERT-If you have a dog or cat, I want to alert you to the danger of Foxtail Plants. We are having an infestation of foxtails this year...

“The barbed seed heads of the foxtail plant can work their way into any part of your dog or cat, from the nose to between the toes and inside the ears, eyes, and mouth. They can even simply dig themselves directly into a patch of skin. … 

"The danger of foxtails goes beyond simple irritation. Because these tough seeds don't break down inside the body, an embedded foxtail can lead to serious infection for your dog. It can even lead to death if left untreated. … 

"Foxtails travel. Moving relentlessly forward, never back, they can migrate from inside your dog's nose to its brain. They can dig through skin or be inhaled into -- and then perforate -- a lung.” 

Foxtails are also dangerous to cats

This article states: 

“Remember, once a foxtail has embedded itself into your dog's [or cat's] skin, it will take a professional to remove it, including anesthetic and a surgical procedure by your veterinarian. Never attempt to remove an embedded foxtail yourself, since you may cause additional infection, pain, and suffering for your dog.” 

Dogs are more apt to get foxtails up their noses because they are constantly sniffing plants and the ground, but cats can get them as well, in any part of their bodies. Removing a foxtail from a dog’s nose may require major surgery. This website has some pictures of foxtails. 

Be careful with your dogs and cats. Foxtails are found in fields, on trails, next to roads, in parks, and even in back yards. Please forward this information to anyone you know who has a dog or cat. 

 By Jeffrey Mausner, TNC Animal Welfare Committee Chair; as first appeared in CityWatch, June 6, 2019 (prepped for CityWatch by Linda Abrams)

More information can be found at WebMD Veterinary Reference, Click Here

West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes in LA County

Posted on 07/23/2021

Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District
12545 Florence Avenue,
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
562-944-9656

West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Confirmed in Los Angeles County
This is the first positive West Nile virus mosquito pool within the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District Service Area

The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD/District) has confirmed West Nile virus (WNV) positive mosquito samples in Los Angeles County. The positive mosquito samples were collected from mosquito traps in Bellflower (90706), Studio City (91602), and Tarzana (91356), confirming the presence of the virus in mosquito populations within the community.

While this confirmation serves as the District’s first positive West Nile virus mosquito pool this year, virus activity has been increasing steadily throughout California, including other vector control jurisdictions within the County. Additionally, the District submitted a dead bird located in Valley Village which has been confirmed positive for WNV.

“West Nile virus is detected every summer by local public health agencies because it is endemic to Los Angeles County,” said Susanne Kluh, director of Scientific-Technical Services at GLACVCD. “This virus is spread through our bird population and transmitted to humans with the bite of an infected mosquito.”

Because there is no human vaccine for West Nile Virus, residents must be proactive against mosquito bites by wearing insect repellent. Many mosquito repellents are available to prevent bites, but they do not all work equally well. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend products with the active ingredients DEET, Picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus as being safe and effective against mosquitoes that can transmit disease when used according to the labels.

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