Public Kick-Off scheduled with Ribbon Cutting, September 25, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
Andres Pico Adobe, 10940 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills, CA 91346 

MISSION HILLS, CA – In collaboration with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, the San Fernando Valley Historical Society (SFVHS) will celebrate the free public grand opening of its “Native American Indian Gallery,” a permanent exhibit recognizing the art and culture of the first peoples of North America, on Sunday, September 25 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the Andres Pico Adobe in Mission Hills.

Featuring artworks and artifacts from the SFVHS’s unique donated collections, the exhibit will include selected pieces from the renowned Paul Knapp and Eileen Weissberg collections of arrowheads, bead jewelry, and historical objects from Native American tribes throughout the United States.

“For the first time we are bringing together all items in our museum collection associated with indigenous tribes and respectfully displaying them to tell the true story of how they lived,” says Midge Gisel, curator of the San Fernando Valley Heritage Center Museum located inside the Andres Pico Adobe, a local historical landmark built in 1834 reportedly by ex-Mission indians. “Our museum is a gem here in the Valley, and is a favorite field trip for school children studying early California. This new gallery will expand their experience as well as the enjoyment for other visitors to this enchanting adobe building.”

According to Ron Van Deest, president of SFVHS, “This new museum gallery builds upon the unique collections donated to our historical society by individuals to help conserve the culture of the San Fernando Valley. To round out the exhibit, we are requesting gifts or loans of other objects to display that represent all native peoples of this area.”

The gallery will open officially at 1:00 p.m. with a ribbon cutting on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the Andres Pico Adobe Park, 10940 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills (across from the Mission Hills Post Office). Limited parking is available and carpools are recommended. For more information, please contact Jacky Walker at 818-365-7810 or 818-970-1286.


Clean Streets LA is a city-wide effort to clean our neighborhoods.The Departments of Public Works and Neighborhood Empowerment will distribute awards totaling $25,000 for proposals to improve area neighborhoods based on the strengths of each application, including creativity, innovation, volunteer engagement, and social media strategies. We will also be evaluating the improvement metrics proposed and completed.

We will having a workshop to let you know how to be a part of the challenge and how to apply.

Clean Streets Challenge Workshop

Thursday, August 256 PM


This week, hundreds of thousands of students in Los Angeles went back to school. As students get back to learning, the LAPD, the LA Unified School District and city officials remind parents, families and students to be safe and smart while making their way to school.
LA police want drivers to use caution and common sense on the roads. Motorists, including all parents, should slow down in school zones, be alert for small children and come to a full stop when a school bus’s flashing lights are activated. Additionally, students should remember to look both ways before crossing the street and use designated crosswalks and intersections.
Homework Help
As the homework begins to pile up, don’t let the anxiety get the best of you and your family. The LA Public Library has many resources to help students get through their assignments. The library’s Live Homework Help program can give them the tools they need to get ahead in school.

More than 3,000 online tutors are available on demand every day from 11 a.m to 11 p.m. for one-on-one help with homework, skills building and test prep. Professionally trained and experienced tutors will help K-12 students and adult learners with math, science, English, writing, foreign languages and social studies.
Visit to access the library’s tutoring program.
This summer, the LA Housing and Community Investment Department launched a new program to help educate Angelenos on renters’ rights under the city’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO).
One in every two LA families lives in an apartment protected by the RSO. The “Home for Renters” campaign provides information to both tenants and landlords about their rights and responsibilities as renters and owners of the city’s 640,000 rent-controlled units.
The program aims to bring better awareness to renters about how to protect against excessive rent increases and unlawful evictions, while providing owners with information on how to receive reasonable returns on their rental housing investment in a responsible way.
For more information about the city’s law, how it applies and more about the Home for Renters program, visit
LADOT Transit is conducting public hearings for the proposed changes to DASH, Commuter Express, and Cityride services as well as its Title VI Disparate Impact and Disproportionate Burden Policies. Attend a public hearing near you:
  • Saturday 8/20 1pm-2pm: Robert M. Wilkinson Multi-Purpose Center, 8956 Vanalden Ave, Northridge, 91324
  • Monday 8/22 12pm-1pm: Caltrans Bldg., Conference Rm. 01.037, 100 S Main St, LA, 90012
  • Monday 8/22 6pm-7pm: Constituent Service Center, 8475 S Vermont Ave, LA, 91324
  • Tuesday 8/23 6pm-7pm: Glassell Park Senior Center, 3750 Verdugo Rd, LA, 90064
  • Wednesday 8/24 6pm-7pm: Felicia Mahood Multipurpose Center, 11338 Santa Monica Blvd, LA, 90025
  • Monday 8/29 6pm-7pm: San Pedro Library, Community Room, 931 S Gaffey St, San Pedro, 90731
  • Tuesday 8/30 6pm-7pm: Hollywood Recreation Center, 1122 Cole Ave, LA, 90038
  • Wednesday 8/31 6pm-7pm: Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center, Rm. 1A, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys, 91401

You are cordially invited to “Beyond Neighborhood Councils – How to Run for Higher Office, Get Appointed to a City Commission, or Find a Job with the City”. Featured speakers include Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin, Board of Public Works Commissioner Joel Jacinto, and Personnel Department representatives.

Beyond Neighborhood Councils – How to Run for Higher Office, Get Appointed to a City Commission, or Find a Job with the City

Tuesday, August 23
5:30 pm – Registration/Networking
6:00 pm – Workshop

Los Angeles Central Library
Mark Taper Auditorium
630 West 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

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Customer Service Centers (CSC) are open for business the Second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Customer Service Saturday. You can expect assistance from staff who are able to take payments, process service order requests, answer and resolve billing questions.

There will also be informational tables and displays with helpful materials to answer questions about how to save on your bill, provide details about rebates, conservation tips and more. Continue reading


The City of Los Angeles recently launched SaveEnergy LA, a campaign encouraging Angelenos to make small changes in their lives to reduce the amount of power they use every day. Mayor Eric Garcetti kicked off the campaign by turning off the lights at dozens of buildings, including City Hall.

With increasing heat due to climate change, more residents and businesses crank up their air conditioners at the same time they’re using energy for lights, appliances and other needs. This puts a strain on neighborhood power distribution equipment and the entire electricity grid, especially on hot days. In the aftermath of the disastrous Aliso Canyon leak, the electric grid is under extra pressure this summer, creating a higher risk of power outages during peak days.

LA has an energy reduction target for municipal buildings of five percent from August to October, the region’s hottest months. SaveEnergy LA also encourages commercial building owners, universities, and other large employers to aim for the same reduction target in their facilities.

Find tips and incentives offered to help save more energy here:

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