Youth Candidates Learn How to Campaign

This past Saturday, EmpowerLA partnered with the Mayor’s Innovation Team to hold a three-hour educational Neighborhood Election Workshop for youth and their parents at City Hall. The participants learned the basics of how to run a successful election campaign from the experts and also got to meet and network with other young Angelenos also running […]

By |April 28th, 2016|Blog, City Departments, NCs Making a Difference|0 Comments

DWP Reform — A Vote to Empower a Citizens Board

By Tony Wilkinson

How many experts need to say that LADWP cannot meet its future challenges if it continues to be managed the way it is today? The 1999 RAND study, 2009 IEA Survey, 2020 Commission report, and 2015 IEA Survey all make this point.

http://dwpreform.lacity.org/html/relatedDocuments.html

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is supposed to be […]

Earth Day Community Clean Up

Celebrate Earth Day by helping to clean up your community on April 23 from 9am to 12pm! This is a great way to not only help clean up the neighborhood, but meet your neighbors!

We will be picking up trash on Sawtelle Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard along with cleaning up the areas around the […]

By |April 20th, 2016|Blog, Clean Streets, NCs Making a Difference|0 Comments

100 & Counting – Lake Balboa NC Offers Free Community CPR Training

Every day, more than 1,000 persons fall victim to Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Unfortunately more than 90% of victims do not survive the trip to the hospital. A major reason is the critical lack of people trained to perform CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) – one of the simplest yet most important life skills that a person can […]

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Northwest San Pedro NC’s “Pathways to Employment” Event Saturday May 14

The Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council is pleased to announce that the date for “PATHWAYS TO EMPLOYMENT IV” is set for Saturday May 14th. Last Year, the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council was honored at the L.A. City Council for producing this event, which is designed to assist youth in the Harbor area with skills […]

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5 inspirational women of the San Fernando Valley

Congratulations to Ginny Hatfield of Valley Village Neighborhood Council for being named as one of the inspirational women of the San Fernando Valley by Gregory J. Wilcox in the Los Angeles Daily News! Full text of the article is below:

Growing up in Porter Ranch, Vahid Khorsand realized that the San Fernando Valley was rich in […]

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DWP Reform — Who Is It For? Insiders or Ratepayers?

By Tony Wilkinson

“We’re not interested in what your problem is. We just want you to turn around and stop taking our money and going up on the rates” said Earis Vails, an African-American bus driver who lives in South L.A. She was talking to reporter Gene Maddaus of “LA Weekly”. Earlier Vails had asked a […]

By |April 1st, 2016|Blog, City Departments, DWP Reform, NCs Making a Difference, Regional/Citywide NC Orgs.|Comments Off on DWP Reform — Who Is It For? Insiders or Ratepayers?

LADWP Reform Forum on Tuesday, March 29th

Written by Tony Wilkinson (Panorama City NC and North Hills East NC) on DWP Reform and Neighborhood Councils. One perspective from the NC-DWP MOU Oversight Committee:

This a decisive moment. For the first time in my memory, both the Mayor and the President of the City Council have reached out to include ALL Neighborhood Councils in […]

By |March 25th, 2016|Blog, City Departments, DWP Reform, NCs Making a Difference, Regional/Citywide NC Orgs.|Comments Off on LADWP Reform Forum on Tuesday, March 29th

CALL FOR “COOL BLOCK” LEADERS!

The Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance (NCSA) is excited to collaborate with the City of Los Angeles and Empowerment Institute to launch “Cool Blocks LA”, an innovative program that will support Neighborhood Councils in empowering residents to measurably improve quality of life in LA, block by block.

The NCSA invites Neighborhood Councils to help identify potential “Cool […]

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West LA Community Clean Up

Come join us on March 19 from 9AM to 11AM to cleanup our neighborhood. We will be picking up trash on Sawtelle Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard along with cleaning up the areas around the West Los Angeles Regional Library, the civic center, and senior center. We will also be reporting graffiti and bulk item […]

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