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Fourth of July Fireworks are No Picnic for Pets

LA Animal Services offers free pet ID tags for Independence Day While many people celebrate the Fourth of July with big gatherings and firework festivities, many furry family members prefer a quite day at home. Fireworks are no picnic for pets. The loud noises can frighten dogs and cats and cause them to escape their [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Blog, City Departments|Comments Off on Fourth of July Fireworks are No Picnic for Pets

Apply for a Kid Friendly Innovation Grant from Let’s Play Everywhere LA

Let's Play Everywhere Los Angeles will award $200,000 in grants to creative solutions that make play a way of life in everyday and unexpected places-- on sidewalks, in vacant lots, at bus stops, in open streets, and beyond-- in the places where families struggle to make ends meet. The well-being of communities starts with the well-being [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Apply for a Kid Friendly Innovation Grant from Let’s Play Everywhere LA

LA’s Minimum Wage & Paid Sick Leave Goes into Effect on July 1st

Attention businesses operating in the City of Los Angeles!  If your business operates in the City of Los Angeles, effective on July 1, 2017, the minimum wage rates apply to you.  If you have 26 employees (or more), you are required to pay $12 per hour. This applies to any employee who preforms at least [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on LA’s Minimum Wage & Paid Sick Leave Goes into Effect on July 1st

Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Wins Planning Award

On Thursday, June 22, 2017, the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Planning Association held their annual awards gala and announced the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council (DLANC) the winner in the Neighborhood Planning category for DLANC's incredible Vision Downtown.       Here is an except from the speech of City Planner Bryan Eck, [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Blog, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Wins Planning Award

EmpowerLA Podcast: Interview with Tom Soong; EmpowerLA NEA

Our guest for the first episode of the EmpowerLA Podcast is Tom Soong, a Project Coordinator in Leadership Development and Field Representative for Neighborhood Councils in Northeast Los Angeles. Tom is one of the longest tenured staff members at the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment and in our conversation he offers a wealth of insights about [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Blog, Podcast|Comments Off on EmpowerLA Podcast: Interview with Tom Soong; EmpowerLA NEA

Mayor’s Message

If you missed Mayor Eric Garcetti's 2017 State of the City address, you can watch the full video here or read the text below: 2017 STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS Council President Wesson, Esteemed Members of the City Council … Fellow elected officials ... members of the clergy … local leaders ... members of the consular corps [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Blog, City Hall|Comments Off on Mayor’s Message

Hands Around City Hall

On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Los Angeles' Civil Unrest, Council President Herb Wesson and the Los Angeles City Council invites you to: "Hands Around City Hall" A symbolic gesture of cross-cultural support and understanding Join us as we stand together, hands clasped around City Hall, to reclaim one of our City’s most [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Blog, City Hall|Comments Off on Hands Around City Hall

Invite to LA Animal Services Commission

Next Tuesday, April 25, the Los Angeles Board of Animal Services Commissioners will hold its meeting in Van Nuys. On behalf of Commissioners Olivia Garcia, Roger Wolfson, Alisa Finsten and myself, Larry Gross, we would like to extend an invitation to attend our meeting at 7:00 PM at the East Valley Animal Shelter, 14409 Vanowen Street, Van Nuys, CA 91405 (between Van Nuys and Hazeltine). See English [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Blog, City Departments|Comments Off on Invite to LA Animal Services Commission

Help Firefighters Save Lives

Join Canoga Park Neighborhood Council, LAFD Cadets, Firefighters, LAPD Cadets, Officers, and other participants as they paint fire hydrant to make them more visible for firefighters. April 22, 2017 at 8:00AM Canoga Park Community Center The Old Fire Station 72 7248 Owensmouth Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91303 See flyer here.

By | April 21st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Help Firefighters Save Lives

Immigration Town Hall

Join Sycamore Park Foursquare Church and the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council on Saturday April 29 at 10:30am for a Town Hall to address immigrant rights in the current political climate. Speakers to include elected officials, their representatives and attorney Angela Ramos. Audience Q & A to follow. Event is free and open to the public. [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Immigration Town Hall