Please be informed the City of Los Angeles will invoke the Red Flag No Parking Restrictions starting today at 8:00 am, 12/3/20, and will remain in effect until further notice.
Due to the weather and high fire conditions, the LAFD will be pre-deploying and augmenting resources, as well. For additional information, please visit the LAFD website at https://lafd.org/redflag OR call 3-1-1.
From Los Angeles County Department of Public Health: As new COVID-19 cases remain at alarming levels and the number of people hospitalized continue to increase, a temporary LA County Health Officer Order will be issued to require additional safety measures across sectors, effective 11/30/20 through 12/20/20.
Join us for the last meeting in 2020 of The Foothill Trails District Neighborhood Council Land Use Committee on Tuesday December 1st at 7pm via Zoom. To see the agenda for items to be discussed visit the Land Use Committee Page on this website.
Zoom Meeting Online or by Telephone:
Webinar ID: 856 8837 5860
Online Zoom Meeting Link:
There are an estimated 2 million people in Los Angeles County who are food-insecure. Since 1973, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has worked to mobilize resources in the community to alleviate hunger. Their Vision Statement: No one goes hungry in Los Angeles County.
To make a monetary donation, to volunteer your time, to help those who need assistance finding food visit https://www.lafoodbank.org/.
As new COVID-19 cases remain at alarming levels and the number of people hospitalized continue to increase, the LA County Health Officer Order will be modified to restrict dining at restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars, effective Wednesday, November 25 at 10:00 p.m.
The State has issued a new order that will go into place on Saturday November 21st at 10pm and applies to LA County.
Californians in affected counties are asked to stay home except for essential activities between 10pm and 5am.
Read more at http://bit.ly/calsho1119
Read more at covid19.ca.gov
From the CD7 Offices:
Our office will be hosting a Rain Barrel Giveaway this Saturday at Lopez Canyon Environmental Education Center! If you're interested in harvesting any upcoming rain water, please RSVP to our event and secure your barrel. We will be doing a Curbside pickup model on Nov. 21st from 1-3pm.
We have limited availability and registration is required:
THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT
To pick up your rain barrel on Saturday, you will need to provide:
Please register as soon as you can, as this event is first-come, first-served.
Connect with members of your community and discuss local issues that matter to you, all from the comfort and safety of your home. Attend the General Board Meeting of The Foothill Trials District Neighborhood Council Thursday November 19th via Zoom at 7pm.
To view the agenda for this meeting, click the Committees Tab and then General Board Meeting and Agendas.
By Telephone: 669-900-9128
Webinar ID: 458 256 2383
Invitation Link: https://zoom.us/j/4582562383
COVID-19 is still here and dangerous. Wearing a mask can keep you from getting the virus and spreading it to others. We all have to do our part to avoid gatherings, wear masks when we’re near other people, keep our physical distance, and wash our hands thoroughly. Together, we can slow the spread of this virus.
The LA County Department of Public Health is reporting that there are almost 3,000 additional cases of coronavirus this week, with the highest counts found in North Hollywood, Pacoima and Sylmar. We haven't seen numbers like that since August, which is why it's critical that you follow the most recent guidelines. Experts say the crisis has worsened due to growing household gatherings, and visitors letting their guard down. In all, there has been a total of 55,022 cases of COVID-19 in the San Fernando Valley, and with the holidays approaching, we need to stay diligent to help get those numbers down.
If you want to learn more, visit the Public Health website for the latest numbers, and guidelines to help minimize the spread of COVID-19.
Got horses? Got questions? Ideas, thoughts, comments? Want to connect with other equestrians in the district? Consider attending the monthly meeting of The Foothill Trails District Equestrian Committee on Thursday November 12th at 7pm via Zoom.
For more details about the Equestrian Committee including the meeting agenda, use the Committee Tab, Equestrian Committee on this website.
Zoom Meeting by Telephone: 669-900-9128 Webinar ID: 851 0376 9316
Online Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85103769316
The Public Safety Committee of The Foothill Trials District Neighborhood Council is having their monthly meeting Wednesday November 11th at 6pm via Zoom.
For more details about the Public Safety Committee and what they do, consider joining the meeting! More info can be found on this website under the Committee Tab, Public Safety, including the agenda for the meeting.
Land Use Meeting of The Foothill Trails District Neighborhood Council Tuesday November 10th at 7pm.
For items to be discussed see the Land Use Committee page on our website to view the agenda for this meeting.
The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power CARES Grant Assistance Program offers income-eligible customers the option to apply for a $500 grant to help pay non-government utility bills to LA City residents affected by COVID-19. This grant assistance program will provide needed relief to working families.
Applications are being accepted now through November 15, 2020.
For more information, please visit ladwp.com/UtilityCARES
You can vote at any Vote Center in the county, including many beloved L.A. landmarks such as the Staples Center, Dodger Stadium and the Hollywood Bowl.
Metro and LADOT rides are free today.
Voting Locations Here: https://www.lavote.net/.../voting-options/voting-in-person
Thank you to everyone who submitted such beautiful photos for consideration for our 2021 Calendar - we received over 180 photos - double the submissions from last year!! The community pride in our unique and picturesque district can be seen in each and every one. The submission process is now officially closed.
Got photos on your cell phone of the beautiful Foothill Trails District? Of course you do! And we would love to see them! All those sunrises & sunsets, the horse with the Santa hat, the flock of peacocks strutting their stuff, that awesome field of flowers in full bloom - send them to us!! There is still time to submit photos taken in our district for possible inclusion in our 2021 community calendar. See flyer for all details.
Deadline for submissions is October 31st at midnight.
Please join an outstanding panel of mental health experts, student advocates and Senator Portantino for a robust and sensitive discussion on youth mental health during COVID-19. This event is free and open to the public.
WHERE/HOW: Register via Zoom at: https://tinyurl.com/MentalHealth-Portantino
Join the conversation and hear the results of a 200 student survey on their experiences during the pandemic. Topics include how our youth are handling isolation, separation from peers, distance learning, and overall frustrations.
L.A. County knows how important internet access is in the digital age. With an ongoing pandemic, more people are working and attending school virtually. We also understand that not everyone has affordable, reliable internet access available to them.
That's why the County has created a Free WiFi locator to help you get connected! Make sure to share this with your friends, family & community to help them access this important service.
To find FREE WIFI Go to www.FindWiFi.LACounty.Gov
The Red Flag Warning continues for LA County today.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department has implemented its augmented staffing plan in response to the National Weather Service’s red flag warning which is in effect now through Tuesday, October 27, 2020, in Los Angeles and surrounding Southern California counties. In some areas, extreme Santa Ana wind gusts up to 50 to 60 miles per hour are expected in canyon and mountain areas.
Just over a week left - have you submitted any photos yet?
Show us what you've got!! Now taking photo submissions for possible inclusion in the FTDNC 2021 Community Calendar.
See flyer for all submission details. Show us your pretty!!
Ballot drop boxes have been installed across the 7th Council District to ensure that every Angeleno can safely vote in the 2020 Presidential General Elections.
Do you plan to compost your pumpkin after Halloween?
Make a plan to recycle and keep those pumpkins out of the landfill after the holiday. As you're carving, remember that you can use the flesh to make a number of different food items (pies, soups, muffins), and the seeds can be roasted or planted in your garden.
When decorating your Jack-o-Lanterns, please avoid putting paint, glitter, or other non-organic materials on the outside of the pumpkin because this makes it more difficult and potentially toxic/hazardous to compost. A candle holder also helps to prevent excess wax from running off inside of the pumpkin (that also negatively affects composting).
After your pumpkin has fulfilled its Halloween destiny, it will make a great nitrogen-rich source to add to your compost! If you don't compost at home, look for a friend or community garden that might be able to give your pumpkin a second life in the form of compost.
Learn more about composting:
Please respect your neighbors and your community: Everyone is navigating the COVID-19 pandemic to the best of their abilities and has different comfort levels about what is safe to do. Your local community or your neighbors may be more restrictive than these CDPH guidelines, and we ask that you respect your neighbors' wishes and concerns.
Looking for a way to connect with members of your community? Consider attending the General Board Meeting of The Foothill Trials District Neighborhood Council tonight via Zoom at 7pm.
Zoom Meeting Online or By Telephone
Dial (669) 900-9128 to Join the Meeting
Webinar ID: 458 256 2383.
Invitation Link: https://zoom.us/j/4582562383
The Foothill Trails District Neighborhood Council is having their Public Safety Committee Meeting tonight via Zoom at 6pm.
Zoom Meeting Online or by phone
Dial (669) 900-9128 to Join the Meeting
Webinar ID: 836 2979 3262
Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83629793262
Beginning October 15th, the LA Department of Transportation (LADOT) will RESUME parking enforcement and impounding, where applicable, for the following categories:
Residential street sweeping
Expired registration on a vehicle
Overnight/Oversize parking districts
Peak/rush hour and gridlock zone parking restrictions
Ticket/tow for abandoned vehicles (72 hour rule)
Vehicles displaying recently expired permits within preferential parking districts
The largest disaster preparedness event in Los Angeles - the Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair - is happening online this Saturday, October 10, 2020, 9:00am - 1:00pm.
Every Angeleno from any part of the City who RSVPs is welcome to join, to learn how they and their loved ones and neighbors can create a preparedness plan; gather the right supplies; and respond efficiently and effectively to different types of emergencies. Leading experts will be presenting throughout the day on topics ranging from financial preparedness kits, emergency tips for pets, and first aid.
You will receive info to join the virtual fair events with your registration confirmation. Complimentary family emergency preparedness starter kits are also available to attendees, while supplies last. Sign up to attend and learn more at https://www.valleydisasterfair.com/.
The County wants to hear your ideas or recommendations on how we can improve our contracting and procurement process. We welcome ideas from County employees, residents, businesses, nonprofits, and the community.
Are you a horse owner living in The Foothill Trails District? Consider attending the monthly meeting of your Neighborhood Council's Equestrian Committee; meet fellow equestrians and discuss issues specific to you and your horse in your community.
Have an opinion about a new development, local construction or a zoning question? Consider attending this months meeting of The Land Use Committee of The Foothill Trails District Neighborhood Council.
San Fernando Valley community members have an opportunity to express their concerns about Hollywood Burbank Airport renovations. The FAA granted a 21-day extension period for public comment on the environmental report for the proposed 14-terminal replacement project. The public now has until 10/27 to comment. Please continue to voice your concerns about the NextGen flight path and other matters related to noise mitigation in your community. You can email your comments and concerns to [email protected] Visit Hollywood Burbank Noise Task Force to learn more: https://hollywoodburbankairport.com/noise…/noise-task-force/
Got photos of Foothill Trails District? We would love to see them! Consider taking and submitting photos of our community for possible inclusion in our 2021 calendar. See flyer for all details.
Cooling Centers will be open from 12pm-6pm starting Sunday, September 27, 2020 through Friday, October 2, 2020. Patrons are encouraged to call ahead to check availability - COVID-19 social distancing requirements have resulted in reduced capacity at the sites. Pets are not allowed at LAPL locations at this time. All centers will operate following LA County Public Health's Guidelines for Cooling Center Operations. For info call 311 or Los Angeles Public Library Public Info Office at 213-228-7555.
Now more than ever, it's important to get your flu shot. Stay healthy during the pandemic and protect your family and yourself from the flu.
Share these events with your friends & neighbors!!
LA County is the hardest to count during each US Census - and every Angeleno counts!! If you have not yet completed your 2020 Census this weekend is the perfect time!!
Encourage family, friends & neighbors to attend a Census event or complete online at http://My2020Census.gov.
Pacoima Drive-Thru Census event
Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 10:00am
Alicia Broadhous-Duncan Senior Center
11300 Glenoaks Blvd #1622
Pacoima, CA, 91331
Free ice cream, chalk art, & goody bag with $5 gift card
Together we’ll make it the biggest one ever!
If you are not yet registered - make today the day!!
It only takes 2 minutes.
California Residents: https://registertovote.ca.gov/
Every year, the City hosts ¡EL GRITO! — the celebration of Mexican Independence Day and the September Independence Days of Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.
Traditionally, this celebration is held on the steps of City Hall — but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s ¡EL GRITO! Celebration will be a telethon fundraiser aimed to raise funds for Angelenos impacted by COVID-19.
In a disaster, there are never too many ways to receive a possibly life-saving alert. That’s why the City of Los Angeles will use multiple ways to reach you if there is a threat to your life or property. The best way to ensure you receive alerts is NotifyLA.
SET YOUR ALARM NOW !!
The new application window opens Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at 8:00am. It is a competitive process it is recommended setting an alarm and applying right when the window opens. Many neighborhoods are able to successfully apply for the speed hump program, such as Appereson St in Sunland and St. Esteban in Tujunga, where community members earlier went through the process and will be receiving their speed humps later this month.
LOS ANGELES – According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) forecast, air quality will be unhealthy for the following individuals Thursday, September 10, in the following areas:
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups/Individuals:
Unhealthy for All Groups/Individuals:
Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, advises people living or working in the these areas with heart disease, asthma or other respiratory diseases to minimize outdoor activities.
Children who have sensitive conditions, including heart disease, asthma, and other chronic respiratory diseases, should not participate in outdoor physical activity and should stay indoors as much as possible.
For current air quality maps and forecast, visit the AQMD website at http://www.aqmd.gov/home/air-quality.
The geography, weather patterns and number of Wildland Urban Interface communities in California make it a state particularly threatened by devastating wildfire. As catastrophic wildfires continue to increase each year in California, make sure to protect yourself and your family – plan, prepare and stay aware. Property owners and residents in areas most at risk are encouraged to take the steps in CAL FIRE “Ready, Set, Go!” to be ready for wildfire. https://www.readyforwildfire.org/
Even during the pandemic, the Hire LA's Youth program is opening doors of opportunity for young Angelenos, especially in low-income communities of color, helping them secure jobs, earn extra income and stay safe.
Applications are open now: http://HireLAYouth.com.
From the office of Eve Sinclair, Area Director
for Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez, 7th District:
Traffic safety is one of the most serious issues we face here in the Foothill communities. Wentworth Street is a main corridor through Shadow Hills, and a primary crossing for both pedestrians and riders trying to cross into Hansen Dam. Our office has been working together with the LA Department of Transportation (LADOT) to increase traffic safety along this corridor.
The Land Use Committee of the Foothill Trails District Neighborhood Council will be having their monthly meeting tomorrow night 9.1.20 at 7pm. Please join them virtually as they review upcoming projects being built in your neighborhood, discuss zoning variances and more. The Land Use Committee can only advocate for you if you share your opinion.
Every month, the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) must receive 2,000 units of blood to meet the needs of patients. To help reach this goal, the Los Angeles Public Defender's Office of San Fernando has partnered-up with the hospital to host a blood drive. The drive will be held on Wednesday, September 9th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m at the parking lot on 1st and Maclay Ave. in San Fernando.
LAUSD grads, it’s not too late to enroll in LACCD in community college with free tuition through L.A.College.Promise. Applications are due by August 31. Classes are available online. Resources to support you: http://LetsGoToCollegeCA.org Apply: http://LACollegePromise.org
Did you know that each resident that completes the 2020 census brings approximately $1,950 in federal funding per person, per year? It is critical to make sure you and your family are counted! Complete your census today!! https://my2020census.gov/
If you are not utilizing this unbelievable resource – you should!! Check it out at: https://www.lapl.org/
This picture was submitted for consideration for our 2020 calendar - and was chosen for the month of September. Will there be a 2021 Calendar? Yes!! So start taking those pictures.......details to be announced in September.