You Are Invited to the TNC Board Meeting, Wed., 9/28 @ 7PM

Posted on 09/28/2022

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

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

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

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You Are Invited to the TNC Homelessness Committee Meeting, 9/29 @ 6:30PM

Posted on 09/28/2022

VIRTUAL TELEPHONIC MEETING

How to Join the Virtual Telephonic Meeting?

Online: Go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81669421011

Using the Zoom App: Join Meeting, enter ID: 816 6942 1011

By Telephone: Dial 1-669-900-6833, enter 816 6942 1011, Press #

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

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101 Ventura Fwy. Closure Oct. 1-Oct. 2, betw. Balboa & Whiteoak

Posted on 09/28/2022

 

Upcoming Overnight Closures on U.S. 101 in Encino for Pedestrian Bridge Demolition

10PM Oct. 1 to 10AM Oct. 2 between White Oak Ave. and Balboa Blvd.

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close all lanes on a portion of U.S. Highway 101 overnight beginning as soon as 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, and ending Sunday, Oct. 2, at 10 a.m. The full closure, between White Oak Avenue and Balboa Boulevard, will allow crews to safely demolish the pedestrian bridge
over U.S. 101 at Encino Avenue. 

The following ramps will also close during this operation:
• Reseda Boulevard on-ramp to southbound U.S. 101
• White Oak Avenue on-ramp to southbound U.S. 101
• Balboa Boulevard on-ramp to northbound U.S. 101
• On-ramp from Haskell Avenue to northbound U.S. 101
• Connector from southbound Interstate 405 to northbound U.S. 101
• Connector from northbound Interstate 405 to northbound U.S. 101

Motorists are advised to use an alternate route or follow detour signs to exit at Balboa, Victory or Ventura boulevards.

In addition to the full closure on Saturday, up to three lanes in each direction of U.S. 101 may close beginning as soon as 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, and ending at 10 a.m. the following morning. Two lanes in each direction will remain open during this time. Caltrans is permanently removing the overcrossing to eliminate its nonstandard vertical clearance.

Residents and businesses located near the freeway may experience noise, vibrations and dust associated with construction activities. All work is subject to change due to weather or construction-related issues. Real-time traffic information can be found at http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/Click Read More below to see a map.

Caltrans reminds drivers to “Be Work Zone Alert” and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”  

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County of LA Public Health Heat Warning Aug. 31-Sept. 5

Posted on 09/01/2022

heat alert

Excessive Heat Warning

High Temperatures Forecast for Parts of Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Warning as high temperatures have been forecast for the following areas:

  • Santa Clarita Valley: Wednesday, 8/31/2022 through Monday, 9/5/2022
  • San Fernando Valley: Wednesday, 8/31/2022 at through Monday, 9/5/2022
  • San Gabriel Valley: Wednesday, 8/31/2022 through Monday, 9/5/2022
  • Santa Monica Mountains: Wednesday, 8/31/2022 through Monday, 9/5/2022
  • LA County Mountains: Wednesday, 8/31/2022 through Monday, 9/5/2022
  • Antelope Valley: Wednesday, 8/31/2022 through Monday, 9/5/2022
  • Downtown LA/LA Basin: Wednesday, 8/31/2022 through Monday, 9/5/2022

Public Health reminds everyone to take precautions to avoid heat-related illness, especially older adults, young children, outdoor workers, athletes, and people with a chronic medical condition who are especially sensitive to negative health impacts from extreme heat. Public Health offers the following recommendations during high temperature days:

  • Drink plenty of water and keep hydrated throughout the day.
  • If you must go out, plan your day to avoid going out during the hottest hours, and wear sunscreen. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothes, and wear a hat or use an umbrella.
  • Cars get very hot inside, even if the windows are ‘cracked’ or open. Never leave children or pets in cars. Call 911 if you see a child or pet in a car alone.
  • Beware of and know what to do for heat-related illness, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Call 911 right away if you see these symptoms: high body temperature (103°F or higher), vomiting, dizziness, confusion, and hot, red, dry, or damp skin. Heat stroke is a medical emergency.
  • Check on those at risk for heat-related illness, like those who are sick or have chronic conditions, older adults, pregnant women, children, those who live alone, pets, and outdoor workers and athletes.
  • If you are wearing a mask, avoid strenuous workouts wearing face coverings or masks not intended for athletic purposes.
  • Visit your power company’s website or contact them by phone to determine if you are scheduled for a rolling power outage.

“While it is very important that everyone take special care of themselves, it is equally important that we reach out and check on others, in particular those who are especially vulnerable to the harmful effects of high temperatures, including children, the elderly, and their pets,” said Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, Los Angeles County Health Officer. “High temperatures are not just an inconvenience; they can be dangerous and even deadly. But we can protect ourselves, our families, and our neighbors if we take steps to remain cool and hydrated. It is critically important to never leave children, elderly people, or pets unattended in homes with no air conditioning and particularly in vehicles, even if the windows are ‘cracked’ or open, as temperatures inside can quickly rise to life-threatening levels. If you have an elderly or unwell neighbor who is without air conditioning, check on them throughout the day.”

County and City partners have planned ways to safely operate cooling centers during times of high heat. Residents who do not have access to air conditioning are encouraged to take advantage of these free cooling centers. To find a location near you, visit https://ready.lacounty.gov/heat/ or call 211.

The health and safety of staff and visitors at cooling centers is priority. Public Health notes the following for cooling centers:

  • Staff and visitors are instructed to stay home if they do not feel well. Any person reporting or exhibiting signs of illness is advised to seek appropriate medical care.
  • Staff and visitors are required to wear a face covering at all times, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

Los Angeles County residents and business owners, including people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs can call 2-1-1 for emergency preparedness information and other referral services. The toll-free 2-1-1 number is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 211 LA County services can also be accessed by visiting 211la.org.

LA BioBlitz Challenge by LA Public Library & LA Sanitation

Posted on 09/01/2022

Join the LA BioBlitz Challenge September 1-30 to photograph and map animals, insects and plants found in your neighborhood, local parks, off of hiking trails, and in other natural areas.

Los Angeles is located in a global biodiversity hot spot and has an incredible array of native animals, plants and ecosystems to explore. We need your help to better protect and understand where different species of plants and animals live across the City by uploading observations to iNaturalist. Every time you do, especially in observation cold spots in the map, you contribute to the knowledge about the City’s biodiversity that supports protecting and conserving local wildlife and their habitats.

The LA BioBlitz Challenge is an exciting collaboration between the Los Angeles Public Library’s Neighborhood Science Initiative and LA Sanitation and Environment’s Biodiversity Program.

For more information about the family-friendly LA BioBlitz Challenge and how to participate, please visit lapl.org/bioblitz.

The LA BioBlitz Challenge is an exciting collaboration between the Los Angeles Public Library’s Neighborhood Science Initiative and LA Sanitation and Environment’s Biodiversity Program.

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 WestNile.ca.gov 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 www.GLAmosquito.org, or on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

About GLACVCD
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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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.

Earth Day Celebration - April 30, 2022

Posted on 06/21/2022

9th ANNUAL EARTH DAY CELEBRATION & POSTER CONTEST WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!

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

 

JOIN THE COOL BLOCKS INITIATIVE

Posted on 10/03/2021

 

The Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance (NCSA) and the Climate Emergency Mobilization Office are launching Cool Blocks, a neighbor-to-neighbor organizing effort that aims to reduce your block's carbon footprint, adopt water stewardship practices, prepare for disasters, and improve the quality of life in your neighborhood.

The NCSA hopes to recruit 200 Cool Block leaders. Team leaders will host neighborhood meetings via Zoom over the course of five months and each leader will receive full training, coaching and support. For more information on how to get involved, please contact [email protected], call 323-660-2780, or visit the NCSA or Cool Blocks online.


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