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NCSA Election Forum

ELECTION 2018 FORUM We will discuss two local sustainability-related issues that will be on the November ballot: Charter Amendment B, which would pave the way for a public bank in the City of Los Angeles, and Measure W, which would facilitate stormwater capture in Los Angeles County. We will also invite updates from our NCSA [...]

By |2018-09-28T10:23:42-07:00September 28th, 2018|Blog, Elections, Events|Comments Off on NCSA Election Forum

Pooches in the Pool event promises to be a hit with man’s best friend

Want to give your dog a “cool” surprise, and provide your pooch with an experience they are sure to love and enjoy? Then bring your precious pooch and have them take a splash at any of six Los Angeles County pools during the happy “Pooches in the Pool” event taking place from 5-7 p.m. on [...]

By |2018-08-31T14:09:55-07:00August 31st, 2018|Blog, Events|Comments Off on Pooches in the Pool event promises to be a hit with man’s best friend

Congress of Neighborhoods 2018: Land Use + Outreach Workshop Highlights

For Neighborhood Council members, the annual Congress of Neighborhoods - taking place Saturday September 22nd at City Hall - is one of the best opportunities to learn skills that will take your community leadership and advocacy to the next level. Over 30 workshops plus breakfast and lunch are free with registration! RSVP now at http://NCCongressLA.com [...]

By |2019-07-08T11:09:56-07:00August 31st, 2018|Blog, City Planning, Congress of Neighborhoods, Education, Events, Housing, How-To, Land Use & City Planning, Outreach|Comments Off on Congress of Neighborhoods 2018: Land Use + Outreach Workshop Highlights

Board of the Los Angeles Animal Services Commissioners Meeting

Next Tuesday, July 24, the Board of the Los Angeles Animal Services Commissioners will hold its meeting in South Los Angeles. On behalf of Commissioners Olivia Garcia, Roger Wolfson, Alisa Finsten, Layne Dicker and myself, Larry Gross, we would like to extend an invitation to attend our meeting at 7:00 PM at the South L.A. Chesterfield Square Shelter, 1850 W. 60th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90047 (Just west of [...]

By |2019-07-08T11:10:17-07:00July 20th, 2018|Blog, Events|Comments Off on Board of the Los Angeles Animal Services Commissioners Meeting

Only 2 more Regional Outreach Gatherings left – sign up now!

Thanks to those that have attended our regional outreach gatherings so far! We hope the tools presented gave you some good strategies to enhance your outreach efforts. There are two more workshops left in this series - one in the Valley, one in West LA. Workshops are open to any Neighborhood Council board or committee [...]

By |2019-07-08T11:10:21-07:00July 13th, 2018|Blog, Events, Outreach|Comments Off on Only 2 more Regional Outreach Gatherings left – sign up now!

23rd Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival to Feature All-Star Lineup and Legendary Greats

FREE annual favorite festival returns July 28-29 and includes performances from Betty Bryant, Pete Escovedo Orchestra, Ernie Andrews, TC Carson, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Harvey Mason Chameleon Band and more LOS ANGELES—Legendary artists Betty Bryant and the Pete Escovedo Orchestra are among the dozens of performers taking the stage at the 23rd Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival July 28-29. For more than two decades, the FREE music festival [...]

By |2018-07-05T13:23:17-07:00July 5th, 2018|Blog, Events, Los Angeles|Comments Off on 23rd Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival to Feature All-Star Lineup and Legendary Greats

SwimLA: Swim Lessons for Kids via Dept of Recreation & Parks

Learning to swim is fun, healthy, and a potential lifesaver. The Dept of Recreation & Parks' SwimLA program offers low-cost swimming lessons for kids ages 4-17 at all City municipal pools, all summer long. Scholarships are available; classes are taught morning, afternoon or evenings from June 18 - August 31. Sign up quickly as space [...]

By |2018-07-03T10:38:36-07:00July 3rd, 2018|Blog, Events, How-To|Comments Off on SwimLA: Swim Lessons for Kids via Dept of Recreation & Parks

Free Fireworks Shows for July 4th + Fireworks PSA

Fireworks are illegal in Los Angeles unless they’re being used at a professional show, so we’ve gathered a list of free fireworks shows happening around LA, so you and your family can celebrate safely. See the list below, and please check out this fireworks safety PSA, courtesy of Mayor Garcetti, LAFD, LAPD + the City [...]

By |2019-07-08T11:10:23-07:00July 2nd, 2018|Blog, Events, Public Safety|Comments Off on Free Fireworks Shows for July 4th + Fireworks PSA

EmpowerLA at CicLAvia in the Valley

On Sunday, June 24th EmpowerLA hung out with CicLAvia participants in the Valley.   The 26th edition of CicLAvia invited all of us to experience the northeast San Fernando Valley in the communities of Pacoima, Arleta, and Panorama City. We came together through this joyous, car-free event, experiencing Los Angeles and our fellow Angelenos in [...]

By |2018-06-29T15:22:53-07:00June 27th, 2018|Blog, Events|Comments Off on EmpowerLA at CicLAvia in the Valley