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Tech Tips: Using Facebook Effectively

By now, most organizations have started to use Facebook as an outreach tool to engage with their stakeholders, branch out to stakeholders’ networks, and connect with other similar organizations. It can also help you organize events, convey important news and information, and collect input and ideas from stakeholders. Here are some tips for making the most of your Facebook page. Invest in good design

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Join Mid City West for a “Friendly Ride” to Support Neighborhood Greenways Proposal

In collaboration with the New Urbanism Film Festival, Mid City West is hosting a community bike ride to highlight our proposal to create two Bicycle Friendly Streets through the community. You don't have to ride a bike to join the fun and conversation! Non-riders can join in before or after the ride, or at one of the intersection discussions. The ride will meet at Alfred Coffee Melrose Place at 10:00am

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2014 BSS October Street Talk

BSS Teams Up With Optimus Prime! This month, BSS received a permit request for an oversized load going to the DWP Scattergood Plant in Vista Del Mar. That load turned out to be none other than Optimus Prime, the leader of the Transformers! BSS investigators and CHP permitted the load and worked together to escort Optimus from Calabasas to his destination at Playa Del Rey in the overnight hours. With

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Los Angeles Gets ‘Cubed’ Beginning November 13th

The holidays are coming early this year as L.A.’s newest museum for hands-on learning and fun opens to the public on November 13, 2014. Discovery Cube Los Angeles features 71,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, science programs and entertainment! Located in the San Fernando Valley at the Hansen Dam Recreation Area, the Discovery Cube will feature an incredible array of exciting exhibits based

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Share Your Water-Saving Ideas with #DroughtHack

Water is our most precious resource. With the drought now in its third year, we must be creative about the ways in which we conserve water. Mayor Garcetti is encouraging the city to take action to make sure we have enough water to keep going and to reduce the use of costly imported water. It's both an environmental and economic necessity. How are you and your neighbors conserving water? At #DroughtHack

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Food Waste, Compost & the Good Food Economy

The LA Food Policy Council is excited to partner with the Community and Regional Food Systems Project, UC Cooperative Extension-LA County, and LA Alliance for a New Economy's Don't Waste LA campaign to host a special Network Meeting focused on food waste, composting and the Good Food economy. The evening meeting will feature special guest Will Allen. Allen is a MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant"

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Plan Ahead: Road Closures for Expo Line Construction Planned for November and December

Due to excavation work activities and the decking of Crenshaw Boulevard in support of the construction of the Exposition underground station, a portion of Crenshaw Boulevard between Exposition Blvd and Rodeo Place will be fully closed 24 hours a day over multiple consecutive days this November and December. Dates of Closure: November 7 (9:00pm) - November 24 (6:00am) and December 1 (6:00am) - December

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Don’t Forget to Vote November 4!

Over 73% of California’s eligible voters are registered to vote, including more than 4.8 million L.A. County residents. Yet across the state in the June Primary Election, just 18 percent of the voter population decided for all Californians. Make your voice count! Remember to #GoVote on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Polls are open between 7:00am and 8:00pm. In addition to the candidates for elected

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Prepare for Flu Season: Get Your Free Flu Shot!

From October 26 to December 7, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will be offering free flu shots on a first come, first serve basis. Flu vaccines are recommended for everyone six months of age and older, including healthy adults. There are documented benefits from flu vaccination, including reductions in flu illnesses, related doctors' visits and missed work or school. Vaccination

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Daylight Saving: Time to Check In On Your Water & Power Habits

Don’t forget that Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 2, at 2:00am. The time change is a valuable opportunity for LADWP customers to review energy and water routines at home and in the workplace, and to seek out ways to conserve. When you “fall back” one hour on your clocks, don’t forget to make the same adjustment on your sprinklers, lighting, and programmable thermostats for

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