The Beautification and Cultural Affairs Committee invites you to join us this Saturday, March 18th from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm for a community cleanup!

Volunteers will meet at Vons Market at 10321 Devonshire Street, Mission Hills, 91345 @ s/e corner of the store parking lot. 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.

On Tuesday, March 7, another important local election will take place. LA area voters will head back to the polls to cast ballots on city and county measures, and Angelenos will vote on citywide offices, on City Council races in odd-numbered districts, and for Los Angeles Unified School District board members and Los Angeles Community College District trustees. The people we elect and the issues at stake will impact the future of our neighborhoods now and in the years to come.

What’s on the Ballot?
At the County level, voters will decide on Measure H, a quarter-cent sales tax increase to fund supportive services for the homeless. In the City of Los Angeles, there are a number of ballot measures on which we must vote, including Proposition M (to enact a regulatory and enforcement framework for commercial cannabis activity), Charter Amendment P (to increase the maximum term for franchises, concessions, permits, licenses and leases that may be entered into by the Harbor Department) and Measure S. Click here for a list of all the March 7 ballot measures.

Click here for a voter guide explaining the local measures.

Find Your Polling Place
If you intend to cast your ballot in-person on Election Day, click here to find your polling location www.lavote.net/Locator. The link also takes you to sample ballots in a host of different languages. Remember, polls are open on March 7 from 7 am to 8 pm.
Your Vote Matters
Please go out and vote. It matters. Our democracy relies on the participation of all of its members to thrive and survive. This election presents another vital opportunity for the people to shape the future of our great city.

The North Valley Occupational Center is hosting a job fair Friday, April 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 11450 Sharp Avenue, Mission Hills, CA 91345

 

For more information, please call 818-759-5843

The contest to host the 2024 Summer Olympics is down to two contenders — Los Angeles and Paris — after Budapest withdrew its bid Wednesday, according to international media reports. Long thought to be the top contenders, Los Angeles and Paris will continue vying for the honor.

Budapest has had waning public support for the bid in recent weeks whereas Los Angeles has gone full court press in the effort to impress the selection committee.

“As LA 2024 enters the international campaign, it’s important for us as a city to remember just what we’re bidding for: the world’s greatest sporting event, significant economic benefits, and a chance to place L.A.’s extraordinary creativity and innovation at the service of the Olympic Movement,” Mayor Eric Garcetti has said. “But perhaps above all else, Los Angeles is bidding to unite the youth of the world in friendship and peace through sport in 2024.”  Continue reading

For the third straight year, the crime rate is rising in LA, and, despite having more officers, fewer are actually on patrol

Amid a rising crime rate and officer complaints that response times are slower, a City Council committee Tuesday advanced a motion that would direct the Los Angeles Police Department to look at increasing its regular patrols.

The motion forwarded by the Public Safety Committee also calls on the LAPD to consider dismantling some specialized units and hire more civilians to move officers off desk duty to help increase patrols.

The motion submitted in January by Councilmen Mike Bonin and Joe Buscaino and seconded by Councilman Mitchell Englander, all of whom are on the committee, will now be considered by the full council. Continue reading

Need an extra buck or two?

California State Senator Bob Hertzberg IS ASSISTING UP TO 1,000 FAMILIES ENTITLED TO RECEIVE AN EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT REFUND OF UP TO $13,000

Call, email or visit us to learn more! (818) 901-5588, [email protected]
6150 Van Nuys Blvd, Suite 400, Van Nuys, CA 91401  Continue reading