Los Angeles, March 30, 2017 – LA Animal Services will begin hosting Wildlife Workshops for the community starting this April through December at the City Animal Shelters throughout Los Angeles. Wildlife staff specialists will share educational information with residents on how to handle wild animal situations they may encounter in their neighborhood and help address concerns.

Wildlife live throughout the Los Angeles area and can usually be scene year round. Normally, wildlife pose no threat to humans and keep their distance. However, if they have access to food, water and cover, these animals may continue to return to certain areas and begin to lose their fear of humans which can potentially lead to them becoming aggressive.

The LA Animal Services Wildlife Division works to aid City residents in rectifying wildlife problems in their community and some of the uneasiness they may face with these animals. The program provides on-site evaluations, education on methods of exclusion, deterrents and discouragement of wildlife forays into urban neighborhoods. Wildlife are common and an important integral part of the ecosystem and circle of life. Mindful consideration of precautions and basic knowledge of wild animal behavior will create a manageable co-habitation between the community and local wildlife.

Residents will learn all of this and more at the presentations. The workshops will be held at the shelters on the following dates:
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
West Valley Shelter
20655 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m..
East Valley Shelter
14409 Vanowen St., Van Nuys, CA 91405

Thursday, August 10, 2017, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
West Valley Shelter
20655 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
East Valley Shelter
14409 Vanowen St., Van Nuys, CA 91405

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
West Valley Shelter
20655 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
East Valley Shelter
14409 Vanowen St., Van Nuys, CA 91405

For an injured, distressed or deceased wild animal, contact LA Animal Services at
888-452-7381. For more information on living responsibly with wildlife, please visit LAAnimalServices.com/wildlife.

The Mission Hills Neighborhood Council will be holding a Special Board Meeting this Monday, April 17, at the Mission Hills Police Station at 7:00 p.m.

At this meeting, we will be continuing unfinished agenda items from the April Board Meeting. Notably, we will be discussing our Monthly Expenditure Reports, new Bylaws and Standing Rules, Street Banners, and a Tree Watering Project.

To see the full agenda, please click here!

LOS ANGELES (April 11, 2017)— LA Sanitation will once again welcome members of the public to its six district sanitation yards in Sun Valley, Northridge, Lincoln Heights, South Los Angeles, San Pedro, and West Los Angeles in a series of weekend events beginning Saturday, April 29, 2017. Families and children of all ages are invited to attend these free Annual Open House Events.

LA Sanitation Open House dates, times and locations are as follows:

April 29, 2017 / Saturday / 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

East Valley District Yard:  11050 Pendleton Street, Sun Valley, CA 91352

 

May 6, 2017 / Saturday / 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

West Valley District Yard:  8840 Vanalden Avenue, Northridge, CA 91324

 

May 20, 2017 / Saturday / 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

North Central District Yard:  452 N. San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, CA 90031

 

June 3, 2017 / Saturday / 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

South Los Angeles District Yard: 786 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90023

 

June 10, 2017/ Saturday / 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Harbor District Yard:  1400 N. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731

 

June 24, 2017 / Saturday / 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

West Los Angeles District Yard:  2027 Stoner Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025

 

Open Houses are fun community events that encourage public participation in protecting the environment by featuring facility tours, trash truck and equipment demonstrations, information booths, recycling games with prizes, giveaways and refreshments. The city’s recycling mascots, Mr. Recycle and Robo Blue will be on hand to engage and bring recycling to life for both children and adults.  Young visitors will also be given the opportunity to plant small vegetables.

Additionally, City Plants will provide FREE shade trees to residents who live in or own property in the City of Los Angeles.   Since the inventory of trees will be limited, they will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis until supplies run out.   Identification will be required to verify city residency.  There is a limit of one tree per property address.

In conjunction with the free tree giveaways, LA Sanitation will also distribute free mulch that is recycled from its green waste program.

Used tires will also be collected at each Open House.  However, a maximum of 9 tires per person per trip will be collected and only passenger and light truck tires will be accepted.  Tires from businesses and tires on rims will NOT be accepted.  This used tire collection is made possible by a CalRecycle Grant and tires will be processed for beneficial reuse.

Last year, over 6,700 residents visited LA Sanitation yards to learn about recycling programs and services.  Some 300 city employees volunteer their time at Sanitation Open Houses to ‘give back’ to the community

For information, call (800) 773-2489 or visit www.lacitySAN.org.

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About L.A. Sanitation

As the lead agency for the City’s environmental programs and initiatives, Sanitation protects public health and the environment through the administration and management of three major program areas:  Clean Water (Wastewater), Solid Resources (Solid Waste Management) and Watershed Protection (Stormwater).  These infrastructure programs collect, treat, recycle and dispose of the solid and liquid waste generated by the nation’s second largest city of more than four million residents.  Through these essential Public Works programs, Sanitation delivers a triple bottom line of economic, environmental and social benefits that sustain the quality of life in Los Angeles.  For more information, please visit www.lacitysan.org.

 

CONTACT:

Jackie David

Office:  213-978-0333 / 213-485-3456

Cell: 818-257-9478

E-mail:  [email protected]

The Mission Hills Neighborhood Council will have it’s April Board Meeting this Monday, April 3, at the Mission Hills Police Station at 7:00 p.m.

At this meeting, we will be discussing appointing new liaisons for Budget Advocates and DWP, setting a Board retreat, approving mailers to the community for a “CD7 Meet the Candidates” event, and more.

To see the full agenda, please click here!

The Beautification and Cultural Affairs Committee invites you to join us on Saturday, April 8th from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm for a community cleanup!

Volunteers will meet at the corner of Woodman and Chatsworth, Mission Hills, 91345. Cleaning materials will be provided! Please wear comfortable clothes. No short pants.

For more information, please contact Pamela Cardillo, Chair of the Beautification and Cultural Affairs Committee: 818-427-9252.