You Are Invited to the TNC General Board Meeting, 1/31 @7PM

Posted on 01/31/2023

VIRTUAL TELEPHONIC MEETING

How to Join the Virtual Telephonic Meeting?

By Telephone: Dial 1-669-900-6833, enter  952 9558 2252, Press #9

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

Online: Go to https://zoom.us/j/95295582252

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Using the Zoom App: Join Meeting, enter ID: 952 9558 2252

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All LA RESIDENTS CAN NOW PUT FOOD SCRAPS IN GREEN TRASH BINS

Posted on 01/16/2023

 

LA Sanitation & Environment Organics Program Launches Citywide
Food Scraps Now Recyclable in Green Bin Under “OrganicsLA” 

 

Effective  immediately, all Los Angeles Sanitation and Environment (LASAN) customers should use the green bin to dispose of all food scraps and food-soiled paper, along with their existing yard waste. This is due to California Senate Bill 1383, which  requires jurisdictions to reduce the disposal of their organic waste from landfills by 75% by 2025. 

The Board of Public Works and the LA City Council have approved the necessary contracts with the companies that will process the compostable materials for the City, enabling the program to move forward, at no cost to customers.

"We appreciate the leadership of the City for moving expeditiously to make this new program come to life,” said LASAN Executive Director and General Manager Barbara Romero.  “LASAN is committed to diverting food waste from the landfill in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create better air quality throughout Los Angeles. We have been preparing for the launch of OrganicsLA for years and are anxious for this next phase to begin."

During the summer of 2022, LASAN's curbside collection of compostable material was expanded from the initial 2019-2021 pilot program of 18,000 households to 40,000 households. Now all 750,000 LASAN residential customers are encouraged to compost their food scraps together with yard trimmings, including sticks and leaves, through the City’s curbside composting collection program.

To help residents start collecting food scraps, the City is providing 2-gal kitchen pails. These pails are available for pick-up at participating distribution sites, one pail per household, while supplies last. Residents can start making appointments to pick up their pails through the LASAN's scheduling system at www.lacitysan.org/organics with pail pickup starting on January 23, 2023. For residents who require ADA accessibility, pails can be requested for delivery.

City kitchen pails are not required to participate in the citywide composting  program. Any container of choice (e.g., bowl, paper bag, etc.), can be used to collect food scraps and empty them into your curbside composting collection bin.

Items that can go in the green bin include:

  • Fruits, vegetables
  • Dairy, eggshells
  • Stale bread, cereal, grains, rice, pasta, beans
  • Old lunch meat, steak and chicken bones, fish bones, shells
  • Coffee grounds and used paper coffee filters
  • Food soiled paper products (e.g., used paper napkins , soiled pizza boxes)
  • Yard trimmings, flowers, and clean untreated wood

Customer Tips:
The recommended best practice is to place all compostable materials directly into the curbside composting bin. A great tip is to place a used paper napkin or paper towel at the bottom of the kitchen composting pail. The napkin will absorb moisture and help control odor.

Placing food scraps in a kitchen pail will reduce potential odors because it will isolate anything that might smell in one container. Materials that might degrade will no longer be mixed with other garbage under the kitchen sink.

Food scraps from the kitchen pail can then go into the curbside composting cart. Composting food scraps is a good green habit that helps protect the environment in multiple ways.

In addition to the new OrganicsLA program, residents also have the option of composting at home, using an in-sink disposal or taking their organic material to one of the compost hubs at a Farmer's Market. Customers with questions may contact LASAN's 24-hour Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489 or visit www.lacitysan.org/organics to schedule an appointment to pick up a pail.

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California Native Plant Fair, Saturday, Feb. 18 , 11AM-4PM

Posted on 01/03/2023

NEW DATE & TIME - Join us at the Tarzana Native Plant Fair - Saturday, Feb. 18 from 11 AM to 4 PM at the Tarzana Community & Cultural Center.

2023 West San Fernando Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair, 2/25, 10AM-2PM

Posted on 11/28/2022

Join us at the 2023 West San Fernando Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair, Saturday, February 25 from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Westfield Topanga Community Center, located at 21710 Vanowen Street, Warner Center.

CicLAvia comes to the Valley - Feb. 26 at 9AM

Posted on 01/31/2023

CicLAvia—The Valley

February 26, 2023 at 09:00 AM

On Sunday, February 26 (rain or shine!), CicLAvia will be opening up Sherman Way connecting Canoga ParkWinnetka, and Reseda for a 5-mile stretch of open streets. Jog, ride, bike, skate, run, walk, skateboard, spectate, and enjoy the route however you want. The routes are welcoming to people of all ages and abilities!

To Learn More visit https://www.ciclavia.org/the_valley23

SAVE THE DATE - 10th Annual Earth Day Festival, April 15, 10AM-2PM at Tarzana Park

Posted on 01/03/2023

Come celebrate Earth Day festivities, Saturday, April 15 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. with fun-filled activities for the whole family at Tarzana Park, located at 5655 Vanalden Avenue, Tarzana. 

Throughout the day, visitors will enjoy live music and family entertainment, while learning more about living green. Children can create art projects, plant native California plants from seed, visit animals at the Critter Squad station, play in the inflatable jumpers and much more! Don’t miss the 100s of colorful Earth Day Posters that will be on display by local schoolchildren that participated in the Earth Day Poster Contest. 

The 10th Annual Earth Day Celebration is hosted by the Tarzana Neighborhood Council, West Valley-Warner Center Chamber of Commerce, City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, and Councilmember Bob Blumenfield’s office.

LADWP In the Community-Know Your Watering Days

Posted on 06/13/2022

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New water conservation rules took effect for LADWP customers on June 1 limiting outdoor watering days to two days per week. Customers with street addresses ending in odd numbers may water on Mondays and Fridays and customers with even-numbered street addresses may water on Thursdays and Sundays, before 9 a.m. or after 4 p.m. 

Now is the time to take advantage of the water- and money-saving rebates and programs we have available to both residential and commercial customers. The less water we use now, the more we have for when we need it most.

We've got this, L.A.!

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LA ANIMAL SERVICES NEEDS YOUR HELP TO ADOPT OR FOSTER A PET

Posted on 06/17/2022

LA Animal Services is Facing a Kennel Space Crisis

And We Need Your Help to Adopt or Foster a Pet

Los Angeles, June 14, 2022 – LA Animal Services is one of thousands of shelters across the country experiencing an increase in intake of medium to large size dogs. Because more pets are coming into our shelters than getting adopted or fostered each day, our six Centers are running out of available kennels for our canine companions. 

“We have taken measures each month to increase pet adoptions, foster homes, transfers of pets to rescue partners, and pets being returned home,” said Annette Ramirez, Interim General Manager for LA Animal Services. “Despite these efforts, the intake numbers continue to outpace community placements.” 

To better illustrate the current level of our shelter population, we have created a visual that indicates our current shelter capacity level. Due to the continued increase of animals, primarily dogs, into our six shelters during the past several months, we are currently at the Orange/Extreme Level. We are pleading to animal-loving Angelenos to help us find homes for the pets in our shelters by fostering or adopting. 

Your New Furry Friend is Waiting to Meet You

Our six Centers are full of adoptable pets who are ready to be a part of your family. To encourage pet adoptions, LA Animal Services will be offering reduced adoption fees on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19, 2022 for dogs and puppies; cat and kitten adoption fees will be waived thanks to a grant from the ASPCA. View pets available for adoption at laanimalservices.com/adopt.

Dogs and cats adopted from LA Animal Services join their new families already spayed or neutered, vaccinated, licensed, and microchipped. In addition, canine companions adopted from LA Animal Services are also eligible for free dog training classes at the Paws for Life K9 Rescue People & Pet Innovation Center in Mission Hills, CA. Contact [email protected] for more details.

How You Can Help

With the 4th of July holiday approaching in just a few weeks, LA Animal Services expects to see a continued upward trend of pet intakes, so as to avoid going into a Red/Critical Level, here are some ways YOU can help the pets in our care:  

For more information about LA Animal Services, visit our website.

LADWP - Learn About Conservation The L.A. Way

Posted on 05/16/2022

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Every Drop Counts

Angelenos have made water conservation a way of life, but with the ongoing drought conditions, we are urging our customers to do more. Mayor Eric Garcetti recently announced that the City of Los Angles will move to Phase 3 of its Emergency Water Conservation Ordinance– requiring all LADWP customers to cut the number of outdoor watering days from three to two. LADWP customers with street addresses ending in odd numbers, watering will be limited to Mondays and Fridays. For all customers with addresses ending in even numbers, watering will be limited to Thursdays and Sundays. If approved by City Council, the transition would go into effect June 1. 

We continue to offer our customers rebates and incentives, which helps customers conserve more water and to save money on their bill. We also expanded our water conservation rebates with a 25% increase to our high-efficiency clothes washer rebate, from $400 to $500, as well as a more than 65% increase to our water-efficient toilet rebate, from $150 to $250.

 The less water we use now, the more we have for when we need it most. We’re in the together. Keep up the good work L.A.!

LADWP - The Future of Water in LA - Reseda Blvd. Mainline Project

Posted on 03/16/2022

Beginning spring of 2022 the LADWP will be replacing portions of the water mains along various streets in Tarzana. The project will proceed in four phases over a period of 14 months. Come to the March 22,  2022 virtual Tarzana Neighborhood Council meeting to learn more about this project. The link to our meeting is  https://zoom.us/j/95295582252


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