Thanks to our friends at SHPOA who posted this today in their Daily Fodder:
EMPTY YOUR FEEDERS AND WATERERS FOR A FEW WEEKS!
There is an outbreak of Salmonellosis in pine siskins (a type of small finch, brown with a little yellow) and goldfinches that California Department. Of Fish and Wildlife has been monitoring during the last couple of weeks. They document this infection periodically in these species when they get an irruption of pine siskins during winter and this seems to be one of those winters.
Salmonellosis is a bacterial infection spread through food and water contaminated with feces from an infected bird. Pine siskins and goldfinches are especially susceptible to this infection when visiting bird feeders. While this disease is most often reported in pine siskins in winter, other species may also develop infection when in close contact with infected pine siskins. Sick birds often act lethargic with ruffled or puffed up feathers and die relatively quickly once infected. These outbreaks always involve bird feeders, so it’s recommended that all sources of artificial food and water are removed for at least 3-4 weeks to hopefully end the current disease outbreak. However, infection may re-emerge in the spring as pine siskins migrate north, back to their breeding grounds.
The Foothill Trails District Neighborhood Council has 2 Committee Meetings this week. Consider joining us online for the Public Safety Committee Meeting or The Equestrian Committee Meeting.
All FTDNC meetings are currently held virtually via Zoom.
For log in info, and to view the agenda for any meeting, access our Committee pages on this website. Current and past agendas are available via a link at the bottom of all Committee pages.
The COVID-19 vaccine will be free for everyone and will be offered to different groups in phases. Vaccinations began in early January 2021 and limited groups are already being vaccinated. The vaccine is likely to be available to the general public in Spring/Summer 2021.
Current eligible groups:
Please visit the County’s Department of Public Health Vaccine Distribution webpage to see which groups are currently eligible.
Additional Info at:
If you test positive for COVID-19, isolate for 10 days +24 hours until you are fever free. Your close contacts should quarantine for 10 days and monitor for symptoms for the full 14 days.
CANCELED - Budget & Finance Committee Meeting - CANCELED
Monday, January 4, 2021, 7:00p.m. Zoom Meeting Online or By Telephone - Dial (669) 900-9128 Webinar ID: 878 1571 0053 Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87815710053
LAND USE COMMITTEE MEETING
Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 7:00p.m to 9:00p.m. Zoom Meeting Online or by Telephone - Dial (669) 900-9128 Webinar ID: 856 8837 5860 Password 370874 Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85688375860?pwd=WWJTWVdwWlRoL0cvMTV2ZVJYUGRMQT09
New Year, new calendar - have you gotten yours yet?
This beautiful photo is all about new beginnings, submitted for our 2021 Calendar entitled "Born at Gibson Ranch".
The FTDNC Community Calendar features pictures taken in our unique district by folks who live here. It also lists the meeting dates for all Board and Committee meetings throughout the year, as a reminder to all stakeholders who might want to attend a meeting as a way to be more involved in our community.
Calendars are FREE while supplies last!
Send us a PM on Facebook or an email to arrange for a safe porch pick-up to [email protected]
The annual flagship West Coast countdown celebration Grand Park's NYELA will ring in 2021 with a new format as a special national broadcast and streaming event for the first time. Grand Park's NYELA will provide the first ever opportunity for people around the country and around the globe to enjoy the park's grand-scale New Year's Eve experience—L.A.-style.
Given COVID restrictions and Grand Park's commitment to keeping artists and the public safe from community transmission, this year's program is intended to help ensure the public's safety and well-being while preserving the park's widely embraced New Year's celebration from the comforts of home.
Thursday, December 31, 2020, 11:00 p.m.—12:30 a.m. on January 1, 2021
The Foothill Trails District Neighborhood Council 2021 Calendars are here!!
Calendars are free to all stakeholders and community members while supplies last. To receive one send us an email to [email protected] to arrange for a safe, masked, socially distanced curbside or porch pick-up from a FTDNC Board Member. You can also visit our Facebook page and send us a PM.
This year has been devastating for our communities as COVID-19 cases and hospitalization are on the rise across the City including the Northeast San Fernando Valley. With our collective efforts, we can help stop the spread and save lives. If you have been exposed or are experiencing symptoms of COVID sign up for free testing at one of the testing locations listed in the flyer.
More locations can be found by visiting: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/
For more information, please visit: https://curative.com/