Public Works Career Fair - Dec. 1

Posted on 11/22/2022

The City of Los Angeles currently has many position vacancies, so the Department of Public Works is partnering with the Personnel Department to hold its first department-wide career fair to help fill some of those positions throughout the city.

Individuals that attend will learn about the various careers in Public Works, how to apply, gain insight information on City employment opportunities, and have the opportunity to interview for conditional employment.

There will be information on how individuals can start their careers in the following classifications:

  • Accountant
  • Applications Programmer
  • Cement Finisher
  • Cement Finisher Helper
  • Construction Inspector
  • Electrical Inspector Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Environmental Engineering Associate Laboratory Technician
  • Maintenance & Construction Helper
  • Mechanical Helper
  • Refuse Collection Truck Operator
  • Special Investigator
  • Wastewater Collection Worker

Job seekers should bring copies of your resume, references, certificates, diplomas, licenses, California Driver's License, a copy of a clean driving record, etc.

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 9 AM - 4 PM

Los Angeles Trade Tech College*


  • H6 Parking Structure: 240 W. 23rd Street Los Angeles, CA 90007 
  • C6 Olive Street Parking Structure – Entrance: Olive St., between Washington Bl. and 21st St.

Join the LA Zoo Teen Council

Posted on 10/18/2022

The Los Angeles Zoo is launching a Teen Council for Conservation to unite youth and create pathways towards a future centered on conservation solutions.The Teen Council will focus on issues surrounding conservation, social and environmental justice, and climate. The 9 month program will comprise of 30 teens, two each from all 15 council districts, each receiving a $300/month education stipend. For more information, please visit

WEST NILE VIRUS - Found In Tarzana

Posted on 08/06/2022

As of August 8, 2022 the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD/District) has confirmed 28 additional mosquito samples that tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This brings the total number of positive samples within the District’s service area to 63 this year. The new positive samples were collected from 11 different communities: Artesia, Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, La Habra Heights, Long Beach, Porter Ranch, Rowland Heights, San Fernando, Santa Fe Springs, South Whittier, and Tarzana.

WNV is transmitted to people and animals through the bite of an infected mosquito. There is no cure for WNV. One in five persons infected with the virus will exhibit symptoms.  Symptoms can include fever, headache, body aches, nausea, or a skin rash. There is no human vaccine for WNV, and severe cases can lead to paralysis or even death.

“Vector Control officials will continue monitoring West Nile virus activities and conduct surveillance, inspections, and control measures to suppress mosquito breeding,” said Mary-Joy Coburn, GLACVCD’s director of communications. “We urge residents to do their part by wearing repellent, ensuring that their window screens have no holes, and eliminating standing water from their property.”

West Nile virus is endemic to Los Angeles County, and warm temperatures can increase virus activity and mosquito populations. Visit VectorSurv Maps or for a comprehensive look at this year’s West Nile virus activity throughout Los Angeles County and Southern California.

Mosquito Prevention and Protection

Mosquito control is a shared responsibility and residents must take an active role in reducing the threat of WNV in their neighborhoods by taking these additional steps:

  • Eliminate standing water in clogged rain gutters, rain barrels, discarded tires, buckets, watering troughs or anything that holds water for more than a week.
  • Ensure that swimming pools, spas, and ponds are properly maintained.
  • Change the water in pet dishes, birdbaths and other small containers weekly.
  • Request mosquitofish from your local vector control district for placement in ornamental ponds.
  • Wear EPA-registered and CDC-recommended insect repellent when outdoors where mosquitoes may be present.
  • Report neglected (green) swimming pools in your neighborhood to your vector control district.
  • Share this information with your community to decrease mosquito populations.

For more information, residents can contact the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District at 562-944-9656, online at, or on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District is a public health service agency formed under the authority of the California State Health & Safety Code. Our mission is to reduce populations of public health vectors below nuisance levels and prevent human infection associated with mosquito-transmitted diseases.

LADWP In the Community-Know Your Watering Days

Posted on 06/13/2022

Image of a character in shape of water drop with days of the week calendar

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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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

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.

Earth Day Celebration - April 30, 2022

Posted on 06/21/2022


Sponsored By Tarzana Neighborhood Council, West Valley-Warner Center Chamber of Commerce, Tarzana Recreation and Parks & Councilmember Bob Blumenfield

The Annual Earth Day Celebration and Poster Contest Award ceremony that was held on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Tarzana Park was a wonderful success and was well attended by many from the local community. Highlights included live music by School of Rock, food trucks and family entertainment, with many opportunities to learn about living green with organizations such as California Native Plant Society, Santa Monica Mountains Fund, HoneyLove Urban Beekeepers, LADWP hydration station, and Los Angeles Sanitation featured information on recycling, composting and stormwater capture. In addition, L.A. Conservation Corps. gave away more than 150 California Native Trees. Children had fun creating art projects, painting flower pots, planting native California plants, and visiting animals at the Critter Squad station, as well as playing in the inflatable jumpers.

More than 800 colorful Earth Day Posters were on display by local school children that participated in the Annual Earth Day Poster Contest. During the Poster Contest Award ceremony, the schools and students were congratulated, and the schools were presented with $250 art grants and certificates from local officials. In addition, the three students who won the best-of-show poster contest category were awarded brand new bikes that were generously donated by Trek Bicycles Woodland Hills. The four schools that participated in the Poster Contest included: Wilbur Charter for Enriched Studies, Nestle Avenue Charter, Portola Charter Middle School, and Tarzana Elementary School. This year’s Poster Contest theme Go Wild, Create Habitat with California Native Plants! was chosen to educate students about the importance of planting native California plants to support sustainability and provide habitat for local wildlife.

For a more complete list of sponsors and exhibitors you can view the event flyer HERE


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

LA Is For Everyone!

Posted on 11/05/2021

LA is for Everyone Anti-hate Campaign.  LA for All is a creative-led campaign to stand against hate and encourage our city to speak up and speak out against hate crimes and hate incidents. The campaign meets at the intersection of art, advocacy, and community - and stands up for an inclusive LA. You will see this campaign on LA City parks, libraries, street banners, bus shelters, LA Metro bus & rail, our airports - and much more.  
You Can Join the Campaign, Too! The only way our city can overcome hate is when we stand together - neighbor to neighbor, community to community - in solidarity with all vulnerable communities and for the diverse city we know and love. Because in our city, we don't exclude anybody. This is Los Angeles. This is LA for All.


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