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GM’s Message 11.21.14

I hope this newsletter finds you well. It has been a busy week as we’ve been working to resolve our vacant positions issue so we would finish our FY 2015-2016 budget submission due today. I really want to thank Deputy Mayor Rick Cole, CAO Miguel Santana, Personnel Department Assistant General Manager Phyllis Lynes and their awesome teams for working with me this week on possible position solutions.

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RESERVE ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER (RACO) PROGRAM

Are you interested in trying something different? The RACO Program welcomes volunteers to become Reserve Animal Control Officers serving in the same capacity as our Animal Control Officers. The program requires a commitment of 16 hours of volunteer service each month at any one of our six Animal Care Centers for 3 months prior to the first class. This commitment will provide a great opportunity to

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Mayor’s Message

Mayor Garcetti Asia Trip Update Editors: Photos are available at lamayor.org/photos BEIJING, CHINA -- Mayor Garcetti was in Beijing, China, the fourth stop in his Asia trade mission. In Beijing, Mayor Garcetti met with the U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus. He also led a discussion on urbanization and sustainability at Peking University, in partnership with the Stanford Center, C40, and the Municipal

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How Los Angeles Neighborhoods Got Their Names

The divide between the different neighborhoods of Los Angeles can feel like one between cities, and in some cases—like West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Culver City—it literally is. But residents of L.A. really do place stock in the neighborhood they live in, whether it be on the Westside or Eastside, downtown or nestled in the hills. L.A. is a big place—the Los Angeles Times’

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News from Field Operations 11.21.14

Dear NC Leaders, I hope that our newsletter finds you well. This is our end of the year newsletter edition; it is unbelievable how quickly time has gone by this year! In just a few days we’ll say goodbye to 2014 and welcome 2015 with excitement, new ideas and innovation. I would like to start by congratulating every single one of our Neighborhood Councils; you've worked extremely hard this year

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Grab Your Skates — It’s Ice Skating Season in LA!

Southern California isn’t known for snowy winters, but with a little Hollywood magic, we can still enjoy winter activities here in LA. Treat yourself to some icy fun at one of the ice skating rinks around the city. These family-friendly rinks offer more than just skates—from wintry food and drinks to ice tubing and meeting Santa, there's something for everyone. Downtown on Ice: LA doesn't typically

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West Adams Heritage Association Presents “Merrymaking in Kinney Heights”

The West Adams Heritage Association (WAHA) is pleased to invite you to launch the Holiday Season with a bit of “Merrymaking in Kinney Heights,” their 28th annual Holiday Tour & Progressive Dinner. Prepaid reservations are required for the event, and WAHA reports that ticket sales have been brisk for this popular year-end tour and they've already sold twice as many tickets as they did last

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Holiday Season Lighting Ceremony at El Pueblo

The 2014 Holiday Season Lighting Ceremony at El Pueblo de Los Angeles is an annual free event in the historic heart of Los Angeles that features entertainment, refreshments, kids’ moon bounce and train rides, face painting, photos with Santa, and other family-friendly activities. Mariachi Loco del Valle and Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea will be performing. Date: Friday, December 5, 2014 Time: 5:30pm

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Harbor Gateway North Block Leaders Distribute Emergency Prep Materials

On Saturday November 8, sixty designated block leaders took more than 1,700 small bags of emergency preparedness materials door-to-door within the Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council’s boundaries. Many of the residents who were home that morning expressed their appreciation for this effort to be better prepared for any future major emergency. The information contained in each bag included

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9th Annual Great Los Angeles Walk Heads to the Valley for the First Time

Hundreds of Angelenos will hit the sidewalks this November 22 for The Great Los Angeles Walk 2014 – the annual event that dispels the myth that “nobody walks in L.A.” This year, for the ninth edition, the Great Los Angeles Walk is doing something different: We're bringing the walk to the San Fernando Valley for the first time! That means this year, participants will hike east down Ventura Boulevard.

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