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Red Flag Warning Now In Effect

Posted on 10/26/2020

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.

 

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Got Photo's?

Posted on 10/23/2020

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!!

 

Official Ballot Drop Boxes Located at CD7 Libraries

Posted on 10/21/2020

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.

  • Lake View Terrace Branch Library                                     
    12002 Osborne St.
    Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
  • Pacoima Branch Library
    13605 Van Nuys Blvd.
    Pacoima, CA 91331
  • Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library
    7771 Foothill Blvd.
    Tujunga, CA 91042
  • Sylmar Branch Library
    14561 Polk St.
    Sylmar, CA 91342

 

 

 

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Compost That Pumpkin!

Posted on 10/20/2020

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:
lacitysan.org/compostworkshops

Guidelines from The California Department of Health for Halloween

Posted on 10/19/2020

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.  

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Guidance-for-Safer-Halloween-and-Dia-de-los-Muertos-Celebrations-during-COVID-19.aspx

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General Board Meeting 10.15.20 at 7pm via Zoom

Posted on 10/15/2020

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

Public Safety Committee Meeting

Posted on 10/14/2020

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

 

Parking Enforcement Starts Again on 10.15.20

Posted on 10/12/2020

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
https://www.ladotparking.org/

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Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair is Saturday 10/10

Posted on 10/09/2020

 

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 of Los Angeles is seeking innovative ideas!

Posted on 10/08/2020

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.

https://prosperla.lacounty.gov/Idea-Submission

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Equestrian Committee Meeting 10/8/20

Posted on 10/07/2020

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.

Land Use Meeting Tuesday October 6 at 7pm

Posted on 10/06/2020

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.

FAA NOISE TASK FORCE NEEDS TO HEAR FROM YOU

Posted on 10/02/2020

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/

Photo Submissions Now Accepted for 2021 Calendar!

Posted on 10/01/2020

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.

Beat the Heat - Cooling Centers at Local Libraries

Posted on 09/30/2020

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.

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Flu Shots - Low Cost or FREE

Posted on 09/28/2020

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.

Help give the Census one last push before the 9/30 deadline !

Posted on 09/25/2020

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

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Happy National Voter Registration Day 2020!

Posted on 09/22/2020

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/

For more info on National Voter Day: https://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/

Want to check your registration status: https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov/

Time Is Running Out!!

Posted on 09/21/2020

Take the 2020 Census and help shape California's future.

https://2020census.gov/en.html

The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. The 2020 Census counts everyone who lives in the U.S. on April 1, 2020. Census statistics help determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and how billions of dollars in federal funds will be allocated by state, local, and federal lawmakers every year for the next 10 years.

 

El Grito 2020 Telethon - September 15 from 7pm-9pm

Posted on 09/15/2020

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.

https://www.elgrito2020.com/

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Emergency Alerts Sent Directly To You

Posted on 09/14/2020

NotifyLA: Emergency Alerts from the City of Los Angeles

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.

https://emergency.lacity.org/notifyla

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EED HUMP - Application Period Opens 9/16/2020 - 8:00 a.m.

Posted on 09/11/2020

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.

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Air Quality Advisory

Posted on 09/10/2020

Air Quality is Unhealthy in Parts of Los Angeles County

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:

  • East San Fernando Valley
  • West San Fernando Valley
  • Pomona/Walnut Valley

Unhealthy for All Groups/Individuals:

  • East San Gabriel Valley

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.

 

Wildfire is coming.......... Are you ready?

Posted on 09/09/2020

PLAN. PREPARE. STAY AWARE.

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/

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Hire LA's Youth

Posted on 09/03/2020

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.

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Wentworth Traffic Safety Improvements

Posted on 09/02/2020

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.

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Land Use Meeting Tuesday September 1st at 7pm

Posted on 08/31/2020

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. 

 

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Donate Blood

Posted on 08/29/2020

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.

 

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L.A. College Promise

Posted on 08/28/2020

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

2020 Census - Have You Completed Yours?

Posted on 08/27/2020

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/

 

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The Los Angeles Library at Home – such an amazing resource!! And it is Free!!

Posted on 08/27/2020

If you are not utilizing this unbelievable resource – you should!! Check it out at: https://www.lapl.org/

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The Hansen Dam Aquatic Center at sunset, as captured by a Lake View Terrace Resident.

Posted on 08/26/2020

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.

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