Posted on 06/21/2024

LA Animal Services Urges Angelenos to Help Save Animal Lives, and Keep Pets Safe this Fourth of July


LA Animal Services Urges Angelenos to Help Save Animal Lives, and Keep Pets Safe this Fourth of July

LOS ANGELES, June 21, 2024 – The 4th of July holiday and the days that follow are the busiest times for LA Animal Services Centers. The loud noises and bright lights caused by fireworks frighten pets causing them to escape their homes and end up in City shelters. To ensure there is life saving space in our shelters, LA Animal Services is offering the following lifesaving ways so lost pets are reunited with their families, animals in our shelters may be adopted or fostered, and pets at home stay safe 

Free Microchipping for Pets

More pets are lost between July 4 through 6. To ensure lost pets are reunited with their families, LA Animal Services will be offering free microchips for pets, starting June 22 through July 3 thanks to our friends from Petco Love (while supplies last). You can visit any of the six LA Animal Services Centers for more information about the importance of microchipping your pet

Red, White, and Woof Adoption Days

To encourage pet adoptions, LA Animal Services will be offering reduced adoption fees for dogs and cats, starting Tuesday, June 25 through Wednesday, July 3. Adoption fees for dogs are $51, excluding the $20 license fee; puppies $75; cats: $12.50; and kittens $25.

4 Weeks For Life Fostering

LA Animal Services is encouraging Angelenos to foster a pet in preparation for a busy 4th of July holiday weekend during our Four Weeks for Life event. Four weeks allows our shelter pets to get a much needed break from kennel life, and creates life saving space for the lost, sick, frightened, and abandoned animals who make their way into our Centers. Four weeks ensures that our pets out on foster have a safe space to return to if not adopted. 

To become a foster pet parent, please complete this application and send it to [email protected]. LA Animal Services will provide you with the items you need, from a bed, crate, and toys, to ensure a happy and comfy sleepover for your canine foster companion.

How to Keep Pets Safe this 4th of July

LA Animal Services reminds pet owners that they can prevent heartache and anxiety by following a few simple suggestions:

Ensure your pet has an up-to-date ID. Ensure your dog, cat, or rabbit has a microchip with your current contact information and your canine and feline friend is wearing a collar or harness with a current license and/or ID tag. For information on getting or renewing your dog’s license, visit:

If your pet is not microchipped, visit any of our six LA Animal Services Centers during business hours to have your companion animal microchipped. Most veterinary clinics also offer microchipping!

Stay away from fireworks. Fireworks are illegal in the City of Los Angeles. You can prevent potential burns, injuries, or possible ingestion by keeping all pets out of the vicinity of fireworks and asking friends and neighbors to avoid using them. Even if your pet does not seem obviously upset by fireworks, they can still cause harm to pets. 

To report fireworks in your neighborhood, you may call LAPD’s non-emergency number at 877-275-5273 or file a complaint online.

No festive foods for pets. Avoid the urge to feed your pets table scraps or other foods intended for people. Be especially careful to keep them away from common foods that are potentially toxic to pets, like onions, chocolate, coffee, avocado, grapes, raisins, salt, and yeast dough.

Keep pets indoors and create a calm environment. The best way to keep your pets safe is to make sure they stay indoors and in an enclosed room, if possible. If you allow your dog outside, be sure that your gates or fence are secure or that your pet stays on a leash. 

Be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram as we post reminders to keep these pet safety tips top of mind and safety tips or visit our 4th of July Pet Safety Page.

LA Animal Services Centers will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2024 to observe the 4th of July holiday. 

For more information about LA Animal Services, visit:




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You Are Invited to TNC Joint Land Use Committee Meeting, 6/18 @7PM

Posted on 06/13/2024

Tuesday June 18, 2024 7:00 PM
Tarzana Child Care Center
5700 Beckford Ave.
Tarzana, CA 91356

If you missed the meeting but would still like to learn about the latest draft of the Encino/Tarzana Community Plan, which will determine how, where and what kind of commercial and residential developments can be built in Tarzana, you can review the plan Click Here 

You can ask questions and provide feedback as follows:

Virtual Office Hours
The Plan Update team is holding virtual office hours where stakeholders can sign up to meet one-on-one with planning staff. The office hours provide an opportunity for more in-depth discussions of topics relevant to the Southwest Valley Community Plan Updates. To sign up for an appointment, fill out the Appointment Request Form.

Feedback Form
You may also provide written comments on the draft proposals via this Feedback Form.

Other Community Engagement Opportunities
The Southwest Valley team will be reaching out to neighborhood councils and other community organizations to set up opportunities to discuss our draft proposal and answer questions. If you’d like us to attend your meeting, please reach out to [email protected]. We will share information about future scheduled meetings on our project website soon.



You Are Invited to TNC Executive Committee Meeting, 6/20 @ 8AM

Posted on 06/17/2024

Thursday June 20, 2024 8:00 AM

VIPs Café
18345 Ventura Blvd.
Tarzana, CA 91356

Click Here for the Agenda

Blumenfield Introduces New Environmental Efforts

Posted on 06/18/2024

Councilmember Blumenfield Introduces New Environmental Efforts to Ensure Clean Drinking Water and Reduce Health Risks from Artificial Turf

Recently the Council approved Councilmember Blumenfield’s motion that instructs the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to test for the presence of Polyfluoroalkyl / Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and other similar contaminants and provide information on how to ensure safe potable drinking water for the City. This was prompted by recent revelations that DWP, for the first time ever, detected these contaminants in two water sources in the San Fernando Valley (the Pollock Well Field and at the Tujunga Well Field). While the levels were not deemed dangerous, it raised enough concern for Blumenfield to put together the motion. 

Separately, Blumenfield introduced a motion to help Los Angeles transition away from artificial turf/synthetic grass and encourage the transition to California drought-friendly landscaping. Made from petroleum products, artificial turf/synthetic grass has been found to cause serious environmental issues as it degrades, can magnify the ‘heat island effect,’ and can burn in a wildfire. In the past it had been heralded as a good water-saving landscape alternative, but the conventional wisdom has been rapidly changing as the product has been studied, peer-reviewed and tested. Ultimately, a ban on future non-functional / decorative turf may be necessary.
Artificial turf is now known to contain harmful substances such PFAS, and other “forever chemicals”. In April 2024, the Biden-Harris Administration, through the Environmental Protection Agency, categorized PFAS and other “forever chemicals” as hazardous substances dangerous to human health. The EPA has concluded that exposure to PFAS may lead to reproductive effects, developmental delays, and risks of some cancers. Exposure can occur through inhalation, ingestion, skin contact, and mucous membrane exposure, including microplastic dust kicked up on artificial turf fields.     
On the effort regarding artificial turf, Charming Evelyn, Chair of the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter’s Water Committee, said, “Sierra Club stands in strong support of this motion from City Councilmember Blumenfield. This is a crucial step for preventing widespread contamination and protecting public health.”

Apply Now for the City's Youth Council - Applications close June 30

Posted on 06/17/2024

Apply Now for the City’s Youth Council

The Los Angeles Youth Development Department is looking for young Angelenos from the ages of 16-25 to comprise the first ever Olivia Mitchell Youth Council. The Olivia Mitchell Youth Council was created in recognition of the importance of civic engagement in positive youth development.
If you or a young person you know has been looking for an opportunity to have a true voice in government and help create solutions to the most pressing issues affecting the City, apply now at Applications close June 30th.

Snoopy Bridge

Posted on 06/16/2024

Unveiling Restored Art Panels on Snoopy Bridge
Councilmember Blumenfield was joined by community members and students from Tarzana Elementary School to formally unveil the restored art panels on the one-of-a-kind Snoopy Bridge. Since the 1970s, the Snoopy (also called “Peanuts”) Bridge over Wilbur Avenue near Tarzana Elementary School has been a beloved community landmark. After the Snoopy art panels were defaced with graffiti, Blumenfield and his team worked with community members, Charles M Schulz Creative Associates, and Hattas Studios to refurbish this Valley treasure. It was a complicated task, but all parties worked together to make it happen.

Blumenfield secured $20K in funding and contracted with Hattas Studios to bring the murals back to their original condition. The work also included an application of an anti-graffiti coating both to deter future vandalism and, if it occurs, make it easier to remove. Blumenfield is thrilled that the art panels have been restored for future generations to enjoy and is grateful to the community members who brought this to his attention and have been a driving force behind this project, especially Stephanie Brody, Kirk Donovan, and Patty Jo Wolfson.
Tarzana Neighborhood Council Board members Iris Polansky and Susan Rogan were also in attenance to help celebrate. 


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Councilmember Bob Blumenfield's JULY 4th Extravaganza

Posted on 06/17/2024

Warner Park, 6-9:30PM
Councilmember Bob Blumenfield is partnering with the Valley Cultural Foundation for the annual Blumenfield July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza, on July 4, from 6-9:30pm, at Warner Park. The event is FREE, and there will be live music, food from over 15 local restaurants, goods and services from local vendors, topped off with an incredible fireworks show. It's a wonderful event, be sure to bring your family and friends.
Click here for more info and watch a recap of last year's celebration here


Posted on 06/30/2023

All Fireworks in the City of Los Angeles are Illegal


There are several safe and secure methods for reporting fireworks in Los Angeles. These include:

Use the MyLA311 smartphone app. It’s free and available here:

The LAPD has an online fireworks form that you may fill out:

The form may be found at:

IMPORTANT: Do NOT dial 9-1-1 unless you see someone being injured or at risk of immediate injury, or a fire or other emergency. Instead, use this telephone number: 1-877-275-5273



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URGENT-Renters if you adopted a pet during COVID-Act Now to protect you and Your Pet

Posted on 03/02/2024

URGENT ALERT: For Those Who Adopted Pets During COVID in Violation of Your Lease or Rental Agreement. Did you adopt a pandemic pet prior to February 1, 2023 in violation of your lease or Rental Agreement in the City of LA? If so, you can protect yourself from eviction or having to give up your pet. But you have to ACT NOW!
You must inform your landlord about your pet by March 5th for eviction protection - even if the pet wasn’t allowed under the lease or rental agreement.
Visit the link for a Sample Letter to Provide Your Landlord:
If you have additional questions, visit LAHD website at  

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