Every year, millions of people recognize the third Thursday of October as International Shakeout Day, a time specifically geared toward earthquake preparedness. Activities normally include conducting drills and exercises, and at a minimum, practicing the earthquake safety steps ‘Drop, Cover, and Hold On’ as if experiencing a major earthquake. And, while the Great Shakeout 2020 may […]
Our community lost Bill Hopkins on Father’s Day this year. Bill was the co-founder of the “Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair,” which was a yearly event that brought out thousands of people who wanted to get their homes prepared for a SFV Disaster. He did so much for our community and he’ll be missed tremendously. Tomorrow, […]
Survey Asks LA Residents For Input On Replacing Police With ‘Unarmed Trained Specialists’ City Council President Nury Martinez (CD6), along with Councilmembers Blumenfield (CD3), Harris-Dawson (CD8), Price (CD9), and Wesson (CD10) have released a survey seeking input on public safety in the City of LA. Links are below, to take the survey – which is […]
An earthquake rattled Southlanders from their sleep, Thursday morning. Did you feel it? A magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck Southern California’s San Fernando Valley early Thursday morning. The United States Geological Survey reports the quake struck just before 4:30 a.m. The quake was felt in Pacoima, and as far away as Oxnard, Irvine, and San Diego. […]
Los Angeles County Coronavirus Update: Local Officials Order Businesses In “Non-Critical” Sectors To Close Offices Statewide, California has closed indoor operations STATEWIDE for: restaurants wineries movie theaters family entertainment zoos museums cardrooms
Fireworks are illegal in the City of Los Angeles. Click here to report fireworks: https://lacityita.dynamics365portals.us/Complaint/fireworks/ Note: Fireworks complaints are accepted within the city limits of Los Angeles only. Incidents occurring in other areas should be reported to the law enforcement agency for that area. LAPD will not forward complaints to other agencies.
Here is the county website that shows the county-run testing sites and corporate partner sites. COVID-19: Free Testing
Click here for a link to the map.
FEDERAL UPDATE: Friday afternoon, President Trump signed the CARES Act – a $2 trillion economic rescue package that will provide relief to many groups affected by the coronavirus. This plan will offer assistance to tens of millions of American households affected by the coronavirus by providing stimulus payments to individuals, expanded unemployment coverage, student loan […]
Mayor Garcetti issues “Safer at Home” emergency order – ordering all residents of the City of L.A. to stay inside their residences and immediately limit all non-essential movement. Coronavirus.LACity.org El alcalde Garcetti anuncia la orden de emergencia “Más Protegidos en Casa”, ordenando a todos los residentes de la Ciudad de Los Ángeles que permanezcan dentro […]
March 17, 2020 Neighbors and Friends, These are challenging days, and there will be more ahead. We’re doing all we can to help the nurses, doctors, and healthcare workers on the front lines of this crisis. At the same time, I want to make sure that everyone in the San Fernando Valley gets the information […]
Before you rush out to work or to complete your shopping, please take a moment this morning to fill the reservoir stand of your natural Christmas tree with fresh water! Before you rush out to work or to complete your #holiday #shopping, please take a moment this morning to fill the reservoir stand of your […]
If your mobile phone service provider is AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon, you can now report spam texts by forwarding them to 7726 (which spells SPAM). A report will be automatically made to your carrier, who will handle it from there.
Mobile users in LA County now have the ability to send text messages to 9-1-1, giving hearing and speech impaired residents, or those in situations where it is too dangerous to dial 9-1-1, and making noise could put their life in jeopardy, a potentially lifesaving option.
Check in on your neighbors and elderly loved ones as this heat wave creates “a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible.” Summer is almost officially over, and it’s going out on a dangerously hot note. Weather Service officials issued a heat advisory for the Los Angeles region, warning of “a dangerous situation in […]
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 The annual National Night Out Celebration is just around the corner! National Night Out is a neighborhood celebration recognized around the country to strengthen bonds between communities and the police officers that serve them. Come out to enjoy games, food, and a movie under the stars!
Or send an email, in your choice of English or Spanish. That’s a change from days of yore, when you had to get the information for yourself. During last July’s heat storm, parts of Los Angeles sustained lengthy power outages, along with a shortage of information about when they would end. The Twitter rants from Angelenos kept […]
A ridge of high pressure will continue to keep temperatures above normal Monday, but relief is in sight. A weekend heat wave is expected to continue to scorch the Los Angeles region with above average temperatures Monday. Sunday saw record heat in parts of the city and triple digit temperatures in the valleys. A ridge […]
Hello stakeholders, we learned of a new feature on LAPD website when I’d to call non-emergency LAPD for another issue. The helpful dispatcher informed us about this new feature, iWatchLA and we wanted to share with our neighborhood: “http://www.lapdonline.org/iwatchla” –> then click “To file an online report click here.” You can also download the iWatchLA […]
L.A. County earthquake early-warning app is now available on iPhone and Android devices through the Apple APP Store and Google Play Store. This phone app alerts Los Angeles County residents to earthquakes, possibly giving critical seconds of warning before shaking starts. You may receive the alert before during or after shaking.