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TUX Boot Camp and Funding Workshop

Need to brush up on some outreach skills? Want to learn more about NationBuilder and its powerful community organizing tools? Want to know how to prepare for the upcoming Neighborhood Council elections?  Join us for another Technology & User eXperience (TUX) Boot Camp OR a Funding Workshop for Neighborhood Council treasurers and second signers - both [...]

By | October 7th, 2015|Blog, Tech Talk, Tool Box|Comments Off on TUX Boot Camp and Funding Workshop

Traffic Ticket Amnesty Program Launches October 1

Beginning October 1, 2015 through March 31, 2017, people with qualifying unpaid traffic tickets and infractions whose fines were originally due to be paid on or before January 1, 2013, may have their debt reduced by 50 or 80 percent depending on income and have their driver’s license reinstated. The program also includes a waiver [...]

By | October 7th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Traffic Ticket Amnesty Program Launches October 1

Discover L.A.’s History with Cycleways, Rancheros, LGBTQ in Faith, Ugly Buildings & More

On Saturday, October 17, 2015 and Sunday, October 18, 2015, the non-profit L.A. Commons will host its 5th annual Found L.A.: Festival of Neighborhoods.  Following last year’s tie to Mayor Eric Garcetti’s 'Great Streets' program, this year’s theme is driven by the idea of mapping one’s own Los Angeles. The weekend of tours is inspired [...]

By | October 7th, 2015|Blog, Events|Comments Off on Discover L.A.’s History with Cycleways, Rancheros, LGBTQ in Faith, Ugly Buildings & More

HHPNC President Honored with HPI Film Fest 2015 Humanitarian Award

We proudly congratulate Monica Alcaraz, President of the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council, on receiving the Highland Park Independent Film Festival’s 2015 Humanitarian Award. A tireless community organizer and activist as well as a fervent promoter of independent cinema, Monica has been involved in numerous efforts to improve the quality of life for the community [...]

By | October 7th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on HHPNC President Honored with HPI Film Fest 2015 Humanitarian Award

Studio City NC Presents Sustainable Home & Garden Seminar

Already replaced your lawn with drought-tolerant native plants? Installed low-flow showerheads and faucets? Got your rain barrel all ready to go? What more can you do?? Find out on Saturday, October 17 at a free seminar hosted by the Studio City Neighborhood Council. Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015 Time: 3 pm – 5 pm Location: [...]

By | September 30th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Studio City NC Presents Sustainable Home & Garden Seminar

Sustainability Alliance Gets Interactive with LA2050 at Congress of Neighborhoods

Many thanks to the outpouring of creative ideas, strategies, and commitments to action that were shared by more than 60 Congress of Neighborhoods attendees last Saturday, through an interactive urban design exhibit hosted by the Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance. Congress attendees’ feedback was generated in response to the "LA2050" initiative -- which aims to make [...]

By | September 30th, 2015|Blog, Congress of Neighborhoods|Comments Off on Sustainability Alliance Gets Interactive with LA2050 at Congress of Neighborhoods

Think Outside the Box with LA Stormwater

We all know water conservation is a hot topic in California right now, and organizations like the Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance have been encouraging communities to take concrete steps to reduce their water use in their homes and businesses. A key component of a smarter, more sustainable water policy is the improved capture and use [...]

By | September 30th, 2015|Blog, City Departments|Comments Off on Think Outside the Box with LA Stormwater

Monsterpalooza Celebrates Scary Movie Classics All Month Long

Beginning Monday, October 5, join your Studio City neighbors as the Studio City Neighborhood Council presents a series of Universal Classic Silver Screen Monster Movies, beginning with the 1931 title “Dracula” and continuing throughout the month. See the flier on their website to find your favorite Universal Classic Monster movie -- you are sure to [...]

By | September 30th, 2015|Blog, Events|Comments Off on Monsterpalooza Celebrates Scary Movie Classics All Month Long

2015 Congress of Neighborhoods: Building the Future Starts With Us!

Have you registered for this Saturday’s Congress of Neighborhoods yet? Neighborhood Council leaders from throughout the city have partnered with EmpowerLA in bringing the 2015 LA Congress of Neighborhoods to City Hall this Saturday, September 26, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Congress of Neighborhoods is designed by leaders of the 96 certified Neighborhood [...]

By | September 23rd, 2015|Blog, Congress of Neighborhoods, Events|Comments Off on 2015 Congress of Neighborhoods: Building the Future Starts With Us!

Ethics Commission To Review Disclosure Requirements for Campaign Donations

At their last meeting, the members of the Ethics Commission asked staff to present options regarding additional disclosure requirements for political contributions made to City candidates by non-individuals.   A non-individual is any legal entity other than a human being.  Business organizations, political committees, non-profit organizations, and labor organizations are all examples of non-individuals.   Currently, [...]

By | September 23rd, 2015|Blog, City Departments|Comments Off on Ethics Commission To Review Disclosure Requirements for Campaign Donations