NCs Making a Difference

SoRo NC Seeking 100 Volunteers for Homeless Count

Next week, the 2015 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count will take place for the fifth time since starting in 2005. In gathering census data of how many homeless people we have in Los Angeles, we can better engage homelessness in our area and take care of our fellow Angelenos who need a helping hand. The South Robertson Neighborhood Council is seeking 100 volunteers to canvass the South Robertson area

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DLANC Brings Bold Vision to Downtown

In 2012, a Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Compass Blueprint grant was awarded to a Neighborhood Council for the first time. The Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council is the first Neighborhood Council to have sought and secured the resources to map its own future. With input from stakeholders and board members, DLANC worked with consulting firm AECom to develop a vision plan

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North Area Neighborhood Development Council Instrumental In Quashing Oil Drilling Proposal

Freeport McMoRan has withdrawn their application to drill a new well and redrill two existing wells at their current facility on Jefferson Blvd, west of USC, in part due to the efforts of the North Area Neighborhood Development Council (NANDC). NANDC provided a forum for community concerns on drilling at its meetings and rallied the community to attend public hearings on the subject in January and

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This is What a Full Scale Neighborhood Preparedness Exercise Looks Like!

Does your neighborhood have a Neighborhood Emergency Plan? Last year, the Emergency Management Department worked with the Tarzana Neighborhood Council to create their Neighborhood Emergency Plan and “rehearse” it with a full scale exercise. Tarzana was out in full force to experience the Great California ShakeOut, coming together as a community to prepare for a disaster and know how to help their

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Congratulations to EmpowerLA Awards Winners!

Neighborhood councils are on the move! The winners of the 2014 EmpowerLA Awards were announced at the August 18th board meeting of the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners. The vote for the winners of the EmpowerLA Awards 2014 was the culmination of stiff competition to name neighborhood councils of the year. A total of 38 nominations were received for projects that exemplified the mission of neighborhood

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Voices NC Participating in Walk to School Day

Voices Neighborhood Council and Councilman Curren Price are partnering with Normandie Avenue Elementary School for a Walk to School Day event next Wednesday, October 8. Normandie Avenue Elementary School Walk to School Day begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 8:00 a.m. on the School Playground. Meet us beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Corner of Vernon Avenue and Raymond Avenue to begin our walk into the school

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MINC and UNNC Team Up on Disaster Awareness Course

Neighbors in South and Mid City Los Angeles spent an informative and fun-filled Saturday morning learning how to prepare for a potentially catastrophic natural disaster that could strike Los Angeles without warning. The Mid City and the United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Councils provided financial support for the LAFD’s Disaster Awareness Course (DAC) which was held on September 27 at the Iglesia

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Focus Is On South LA’s Neighborhood Councils

The first, of what is promised to be a series of articles focusing on the great work being done by South LA's Neighborhood Councils was published on September 18, 2014 in the Southwest Wave and featured Voices of 90037 and Park Mesa Heights Community Council. Park Mesa Heights Community Council's Unity Fest, held every year in August, introduces attendees to City services and organizations that help

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Celebrate Family and Community in Baldwin Village

Empowerment Congress West is proud to be one of the participants of this event created to introduce the diverse community of Baldwin Village to one another. It promises to be a day of fun, information, and shared experiences. The event will feature entertainment, vendors, food, sports, a children’s village and a seniors’ village, and more! Saturday, October 4 11:00am - 3:00pm 4000 S. La Brea Avenue,

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News from Field Operations 7.25.14

I hope our newsletter finds you well and that you are able to stay cool during this heat wave! I would like to start this short article by thanking our Field Operations team, comprised of our Neighborhood Empowerment Advocates and our support staff for carrying out a total of 83 board orientations! Great job guys!!!! Out of the 95 NCs, we did not get to 12 of you, for various reasons. At the moment,

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