Mayor’s Message

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today that several City of Los Angeles cooling centers will have extended hours on Tuesday and Wednesday, so that Angelenos without access to air conditioning can have a place to escape higher-than-normal temperatures. The National Weather Service has issued a regional Heat Advisory — a period of hot temperatures that heighten the possibility of [...]

By | June 23rd, 2017|Blog, City Departments|0 Comments

2017 LGBT Heritage Month

Official Heritage Month Celebrations in Los Angeles date back to 1949, when Mayor Fletcher Bowron issued a proclamation to recognize African American Heritage Month.  Over time, the City has elected to celebrate various heritage months consistent with federally designated monthly observances. Many cities celebrate residents’ cultural heritage during these federally designated monthly observances. The City [...]

By | June 2nd, 2017|Blog, City Departments|Comments Off on 2017 LGBT Heritage Month

Keep Your Pets Safe in Hot Weather

LA Animal Services reminds pet owners about heat dangers As the temperature starts to climb in Southern California, remember when it is hot for you, it is even hotter for your four-legged friends. Dogs and cats do not sweat through their skin. They cool themselves by panting or rapid breathing, which means dogs and cats [...]

By | May 24th, 2017|Blog, City Departments|Comments Off on Keep Your Pets Safe in Hot Weather

Public Hazard Mitigation Survey

The City of Los Angeles is updating its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) to prepare for disasters and needs public input. The LHMP is a plan to implement actions to reduce injuries and losses from disasters and ensure that the critical services and facilities of the City will continue to function after a disaster. Los [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Blog, City Departments|Comments Off on Public Hazard Mitigation Survey

LADOT Video of the Week: Bike Safety

LADOT promotes public safety, whether you are walking, rolling, skating, biking, driving or taking public transportation. Here is a clip regarding bicycle safety tips and etiquette. Be sure to ride your bike to work or school next Thursday, May 18, on ‘Bike to Work Day’ – LADOT is hosting free rides for cyclists on Commuter [...]

By | May 11th, 2017|Blog, City Departments|Comments Off on LADOT Video of the Week: Bike Safety

Be Part of the Los Angeles Welcome

This Saturday, please join the LA Department of Convention and Tourism Development in kicking off National Travel & Tourism Week by showing that the City of Los Angeles does welcome all visitors from everywhere!   You may have seen the inspiring #EveryoneisWelcome video which is part of the global welcome initiative launched last week by our partners [...]

By | May 5th, 2017|Blog, City Departments|Comments Off on Be Part of the Los Angeles Welcome

Fire Service Recognition Day

Saturday, May 13, 2017 is "Fire Service Recognition Day." LAFD fire stations throughout the City are hosting "Open Houses" where the public can learn about the services LAFD offers, interact with firefighters, increase your fire safety knowledge and enjoy some FREE family fun http://www.lafd.org/news/lafd-fire-service-day-open-firehouse We're proud to share that Diane Valencia, Vice President of Sylmar Neighborhood [...]

By | May 5th, 2017|Blog, City Departments|Comments Off on Fire Service Recognition Day

Announcing People St 2017 Application Cycle

Communities can transform underused areas of L.A.’s largest public asset—our 7,500 miles of city streets—into active, vibrant, and accessible public space with People St, a program of the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT). Eligible Community Partners can apply for approval to create projects that enhance the quality of life in this city. [...]

By | April 27th, 2017|Blog, City Departments|Comments Off on Announcing People St 2017 Application Cycle

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

Free Bulky Item Drop Off

LA Sanitation is offering six (6) Saturdays: (4/22/17, 5/20/17, 6/17/17, 9/16/17, 10/14/17, 11/18/17) from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for City of Los Angeles residents to drop off their bulky items at five (5) different locations throughout Los Angeles. Residents must present proof of residency by providing their most current LADWP bill along with a state-issued driver's license or state identification. [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Blog, City Departments|Comments Off on Free Bulky Item Drop Off