Yesterday’s 4.4 temblor reminded us all that we live in an earthquake zone. And while a lot of us have emergency water and supplies on-hand, being prepared for a disaster means more than that – it means being financially ready.Read More
As the City Council is preparing to place a $7 billion tax increase on the November ballot to finance the repair of our systematically neglected streets and sidewalks, ask yourself, “Do you trust City Hall?”
At the urging of Council Member Paul Koretz, the City Council has asserted jurisdiction pursuant to Charter Section 245 over the West Los Angeles Area Planning Commission unanimous decision to deny a 50 foot height variance requested by two well heeled, Beverly Hills real estate developers for a speculative 42,409 square foot monster mansion on a two acre site on Bellagio Road in Bel Air, one of the priciest neighborhoods in the country.
From LA Metro:
Dear Community Members,Read More
The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project Team is pleased to
announce the unprecedented 80-hour northbound I-405 lane...
Communities can transform underused areas of L.A.’s largest public asset—our 7,500 miles of city streets—into vibrant and accessible public space with People St, a program of the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT).
When you’ve been through two Carmageddons, three bridge reconstructions and untold thousands of construction hours, what’s an 80-hour closure on the 405 Project?
It’s Jamzilla—and before you start making any Valentine’s Day evening or Presidents’ Day weekend plans, best take a look at Metro’s upcoming closures of northbound lanes on the 405 Freeway through the Sepulveda Pass.
On Wednesday, December 18, 2013, LA’s City Council voted unanimously to approve CF 12-1682, changing the name and definition of the Factual Basis Stakeholder to Community Interest Stakeholder, defined as those who have a “substantial and ongoing participation within the Neighborhood Council’s boundaries.”
The ordinance now goes to the Mayor for his signature and then must be posted before it becomes effective, anticipated to be around the end of January, 2014, which is in advance of any of the upcoming Neighborhood Council elections scheduled to take place in March, April, and May of 2014.
On September 2, 2013, the LADWP completed the replacement of its 39-year old Customer Information System (CIS) after over three years of planning and development.
This CIS platform touches nearly every aspect of utility operations, including customer service, meter reading and billing. It is the heart of our customer service system and used during each customer interaction by phone or online. Over time, this system will help us significantly improve the customer experience.
This will be the first of Monthly reports of significant matters affecting our stakeholders.
This month I am pleased to advise you that Metro will be building a sidewalk from the Skirball bridge to Mullholland in connection with the current project. Please see the photo with the diagram. We reached out to Metro and the Koretz office and the staff was extremely helpful in following through my request.
The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) is developing a new, community-driven strategic plan and is teaming up with EmpowerLA to get the word out to members of the community.
The partnership between the two city departments is the first of its kind and assists in connecting us to Los Angeles residents, to engage them in the process of charting our organization’s future.
The process went live at the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) meeting last Saturday when LAFD Chief John Drake and Captain Kristin Crowley presented the plan to leaders from all 95 Neighborhood Councils.
At the October 9, 2013 LAPD West Bureau Traffic Committee Meeting, Rudy Guevara, the District Engineer for the Western District of LADOT introduced a new LADOT website and MYLADOT APP which allows you to submit work requests directly online. The app is accessible at myladot.lacity.org/sr and work requests may be submitted by clicking the orange “I WANT TO…” button.Read More
The City of Los Angeles currently has a federally grant funded program in which free street trees are being planted along the parkway. The only requirements are that participants must agree to water their tree(s) and they must live within the City. For more information please go to www.environmentla.org or call (213) 485-3954. Can you please share this information and help spread the word. Together we can beautify the neighborhood and create a more sustainable City!Read More
Thousands of Southern Californians live and work in a type of building vulnerable to collapse in an earthquake. To assess the danger, a team of Times reporters combed through thousands of city and county records to identify these buildings — concrete structures built before 1976. We found more than 1,000.Read More
Experts say we’re overdue for a major earthquake. So find out where the dangers lie, and why so little has been done about them.
Back in December 2011, commuters on the 405 Freeway through the Sepulveda Pass drove by an unusual sight. A retaining wall built for the new car-pool lane was collapsing, the gray concrete panels visibly buckling and falling.
Alarmed by the discovery, construction crews tore down the wall. At least 14 other walls also came down and were rebuilt. State officials moved quickly, banning the construction of similar retaining walls throughout California.
Today, the 405 Freeway project is more than 15 months behind schedule, a timeline that has Angelenos bemoaning the traffic congestion caused by construction of the 10-mile car-pool lane.
The West Los Angeles police area has experienced an increase in burglaries from construction sites. These crimes are occurring during night time hours.
Homeowners: do not leave any valuables, including materials, fixtures, or personal property inside your unattended residence.
In order to help prepare their many BABCNC Home Owner Association communities for emergencies, what’s better than a visit to the Getty to see how they prepare for the thousands that visit daily?
Having the Getty flank the BABCNC’s west boundary placed everyone more at ease. BABCNC Emergency Preparedness Committee attendees with Getty Hosts: Row 1: Andre Stojka, Leslie Stojka, Irene Sandler; Row 2: Chris Petrakis & Bob Combs (Getty), Steve Twining, Chuck Maginnis, Rick Cole, Dan Palmer, Hildreth Simmons, Harris Sperling, Candy Mintz, Buddy Jolton Don Farkas, Susan Reuben, Maya Zutler (Getty)
?Sources: Convicted burglars in California, North Carolina, Oregon, and Kentucky. Richard T. Wright, a criminology professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, who interviewed 105 burglars for his book Burglars on the Job: Street life and Residential Break-ins 1996.Read More
In mid-September, the Bureau of Street Services (BSS) will be arriving in the Bel Air/Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council area to perform small asphalt repairs (SAR) as part of the Bureau’s Neighborhood Council Initiative, also known as Operation Neighborhood Council Blitz (NC Blitz).
This is your opportunity to be the Bureau’s eyes and ears, or as we like to say, a BSS Honorary Inspector.
When your friends visit L.A., where do you take them?
Sure, they’re excited to see our world famous landmarks, but tell me about your Los Angeles: the places your friends never knew about until you showed them.
When your friends arrive at LAX, the “Welcome to L.A.” photos at the airport are their first impression of our city. With your help, we’ll identify the most exciting places to feature in those photos. I want to showcase the real L.A. — your L.A.