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LAFD Requests Input on “COMMUNITY-BASED” Strategic Plan

Posted on 11/05/13

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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.

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LADOT Introduces New Website To Facilitate On-Line Work Requests

Posted on 11/03/13

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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.

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L.A. City Free Street Tree Program

Posted on 10/23/13

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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!

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Which buildings will survive the Big One? LA Times found 1,000+ that may not

Posted on 10/23/13

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L.A.’s hidden earthquake dangers

http://www.latimes.com/…

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.
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.

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405 Freeway Work Delayed by Faulty Retaining Walls (LA Daily News)

Posted on 10/21/13

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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.

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Community Alert: Burglaries from Construction Sites and Unattended Residences in the Area

Posted on 10/18/13

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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.

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BABCNC Emergency Preparedness Committee at the J Paul Getty Museum

Posted on 09/14/13

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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)
 

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18 Things a Burglar Won’t Tell You

Posted on 09/08/13

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?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.

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Street Repair Blitz

Posted on 08/29/13

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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.

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Time to Show Off

Posted on 08/27/13

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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.

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I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvement Project

Posted on 08/02/13

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The Sunset Boulevard northbound off-ramp to the I-405 will be closed for up to 120 days starting Friday, August 2nd at 7pm as part of the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project. 

The new configuration will feature two northbound right-turn lanes to eastbound Sunset and one northbound left-turn lane to westbound Sunset.

Significant impacts to the movement of traffic in the area are expected. Motorists who routinely use the Sunset off-ramp are encouraged to plan trips to allow for time to reach their Westside and Valley destinations.

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The Fastest Route to City Hall (Updated)

Posted on 07/16/13

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A new Mayor, a new City Attorney, a new City Controller, and six new Councilmembers join two incumbent Councilmembers in guiding the largest city in the most populated state in the most powerful country in the world and they need your feedback.

The quickest way to check in is by emailing them.  Tell them who you are, tell them where you live, tell them the issue, and tell them what you like.

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BABCNC Emergency Preparedness Committee in Action

Posted on 07/08/13

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The BABCNC Emergency Preparedness Committee has attracted many different Home Owner Associations to help their residents in the case of an emergency.  Here they meet at the Bel Air Crest Clubhouse. Left side, front to back: Bill Kabaker, Patricia Bell, Buddy Jolton, Gregg Landis, Don Farkas, Michael Schlenker, Dan Palmer;  Right side of table: Hildreth Simmons, Leslie Stojka, Irene Sandler, Jeff Ebenstein, Matthew Post, Steve Twining, Gary Plotkin, Chuck Maginnis

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Download Your 2013 L.A. Dept of Neighborhood Empowerment Yearbook

Posted on 06/22/13

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EmpowerLA Yearbooks are being delivered to Neighborhood Council Boards, neighborhood partners, City Departments, and elected officials.

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Scam Alert for DWP Energy Efficiency Programs

Posted on 06/14/13

Bel Air-Beverly Crest Community Council

In the last few months there have been a few instances of individuals approaching small business customers with LADWP’s CLEO application, asking for cash up front to perform lighting retrofit work, and then never returning to perform the installations that were promised.

Please urge community members to note that LADWP does not charge for energy efficiency rebates or direct installation of efficiency upgrades.

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Eric Garcetti Wins Mayor Race, Pot Shop Limit Passes

Posted on 05/22/13

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Eric Garcetti triumphs in the LA mayoral race (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty)
 
It’s official: Eric Garcetti has won the race for Los Angeles mayor over Wendy Greuel, who conceded this morning.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Garcetti earned 54 percent of the votes and Greuel had 46 percent, ABC News reports.

Garcetti is both LA’s first Jewish mayor and, at 42, its youngest mayor in 100 years, according to the LA Times.

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Final EIR of City of Los Angeles’ Proposed Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance

Posted on 05/18/13

Bel Air-Beverly Crest Community Council

The City of Los Angeles is proposing to adopt and implement an ordinance to ban single-use plastic carryout bags, charge a fee on paper bags, and promote the use of reusable bags at specified retailers in the City of Los Angeles.  The Final EIR is available at City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, 1149 S. Broadway, 5th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90015; at www.lacitysan.org under What’s New…; and at the following public libraries:

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Grading Los Angeles’ Streets

Posted on 05/07/13

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L.A. full of roads to ruin for cars
The city gives its road network an average grade of C. But a Times analysis finds wide disparities, and they’re not driven by wealth or political power.
Explore pavement quality ratings for each of the 68,000 street segments in L.A., graded from A to F.

From the L.A. Times, May 4, 2013
A drive along Angus Street in hilly Silver Lake requires navigating a gantlet of buckled concrete slabs and dirt-filled cracks.

But on South Seabluff Drive in Playa Vista the ride is smooth, the pavement is black and you can smell the fresh asphalt.

Despite the city’s best efforts to keep up with the constant flood of road repairs, Los Angeles is a city divided — by its potholes, cracks and ruts.

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