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Health Officer Update From LA County

Posted on 01/26/2021

LA County is moving swiftly to align its Health Officer Order with guidance issued by the state of CA yesterday. Key sectors will be able to reopen immediately.

By Friday, the County anticipates the reopening of more key sectors—including outdoor dining.
More Info at:  https://covid19.lacounty.gov/covid19-news/los-angeles-county-will-reopen-outdoor-dining-with-safety-measures-beginning-friday/

https://covid19.lacounty.gov/

LA COUNTY RESIDENTS AGED 65+ CAN NOW RECEIVE COVID VACCINE

Posted on 01/25/2021

From The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health:

**Nearly all appointments are booked, although we recommend checking back frequently, as there may be cancellations that will free up slots.** 

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/vaccine/

Additional vaccination appointments for this week are available, including at our 5 large vaccination sites. Go to http://VaccinateLACounty.com and book an appointment for:

-Pomona Fairplex

-CSUN

-The Forum

-Magic Mountain

-County Office of Education (Downey, CA)

FREE - NO APPOINTMENT - MOBILE COVID-19 TESTING

Posted on 01/22/2021

The LA City Mobile Testing Group is bringing COVID-19 testing to communities throughout the City for those who are unable to drive to a testing site.

  • No appointment necessary
  • Tests are free with or without insurance

More info at: http://Coronavirus.LACity.org/MobileTesting

The City of Los Angeles: (https://www.lacity.org/)                                                                                                                                                    

 

Meeting of the General Board

Posted on 01/19/2021

Join us for the monthly General Board Meeting!
Thursday, January 21, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

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

FREE FOOD GIVEAWAY Thursday January 21

Posted on 01/18/2021

From the offices of Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez: 

I’m proud to partner with County Supervisor Kathryn Barger's office, the LA Regional Food Bank, and All Nations Church to host a free food drive-thru giveaway on Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 9 AM to 12 PM at All Nations Church. It is important that we come together as a community to address the needs of those most affected during this pandemic. Walk-ups are not allowed and there are no eligibility requirements. Traffic safety is of the utmost importance, so take the 210 freeway north to the Osborne exit, and then turn right and head east along Foothill Blvd, joining the line to enter the church property at 10000 Foothill Blvd. Line formation begins at 8:30 AM.

 

LOCALS! Let's Save Native Songbirds

Posted on 01/15/2021

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.

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Committee Meetings This Week

Posted on 01/13/2021

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.

 

VACCINE ELIGIBILITY IN L.A. COUNTY

Posted on 01/12/2021

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:

  • All healthcare workers with direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials
  • Residents and healthcare workers at skilled nursing facilities and long-term care facilities

Please visit the County’s Department of Public Health Vaccine Distribution webpage to see which groups are currently eligible.

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/.../covidvaccinedistrib.../

Additional Info at:

https://corona-virus.la/covid-19-vaccine

 

From The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Posted on 01/09/2021

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.

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/

Committee Meetings This Week

Posted on 01/04/2021

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

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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 - Get Yours!!

Posted on 01/02/2021

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 ftdnc.outreach@ftdnc.org

Count down to 2021 with Grand Park's NYELA 2020!

Posted on 12/31/2020

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

For more information about Grand Park's NYELA, visit https://grandparkla.org/ and https://www.musiccenter.org/tmc-offstage/

 

 

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The 2021 Calendars Are Here!!

Posted on 12/30/2020

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 Fallon.Milligan@ftdnc.org 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.

Covid Resources - Testing

Posted on 12/28/2020

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/

 

Happy Holidays!

Posted on 12/24/2020

GIVEN (Grocery Initiative for Vital Emergency Needs)

Posted on 12/23/2020

The GIVEN initiative brings together Angelenos to support some of our most vulnerable neighbors and help them buy groceries and other essentials this holiday season.

Join us: MayorsFundLA.org/COVID19 

Mayors Fund Los Angeles will provide thousands of Angelenos in need with a $300 cash card that will enable them to buy food and other essentials during an extraordinarily difficult holiday season. Through a partnership with the city’s FamilySource Centers and its network of community-based, non-profit partners, GIVEN has identified a pool of more than 11,200 clients at or near the poverty line who have enrolled in and qualified for services.

 

FREE CHILD MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Posted on 12/22/2020

To support parents and children dealing with social isolation, Hearts Over Hands connects college student mentors with children adversely impacted by COVID-19. This free program offers kids ages 6 - 16 help with homework, tutoring, general mentorship and guidance.  Check out parent testimonials, get answers to frequently asked questions & sign up here: https://www.heartsoverhands.org/

Become a Youth Representative on your Neighborhood Council!

Posted on 12/21/2020

Are you between the ages of 14 and 17 and want to make a difference in your community? Become a community advocate by running to be a youth representative on your Neighborhood Council Board. Candidate filing for Region 1 opened Saturday, December 19, 2020. Learn more at clerk.lacity.org/elections/neighborhood-council-election.

2020/21 Neighborhood Council Elections - Do You Want To Serve?

Posted on 12/18/2020

91 of LA’s 99 Neighborhood Councils are holding elections this season between November 2020 and mid-June 2021. Voting in all NC elections this season will be exclusively Vote-By-Mail.

Candidate Filing For Foothill Trails District NC Opens December 19, 2020 & Closes February 2, 2021

To learn more about the elections and how to become a candidate visit: https://empowerla.org/elections/

To File Click Here: https://clerk.lacity.org/candidate-filing

 

COVID VACCINE TOWN HALL TONIGHT at 6:00 PM

Posted on 12/17/2020

LA County Public Health invites everyone to join the Los Angeles County COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, how it was developed, where it will be distributed in communities, and when it will be made available to the general public.

Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 6pm - 7:30pm

Watch on:
Facebook: facebook.com/lapublichealth
Twitter: twitter.com/lapublichealth
YouTube: youtube.com/lapublichealth

For more information and to submit a question, visit: http://tinyurl.com/askcovidtownhall

 

 

General Board Meeting 12.17.20 at 7pm

Posted on 12/15/2020

We hope you will join us for a meeting of The Foothill Trails District Neighborhood Council General Board.

Thursday, December 17th at 7pm via Zoom.

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

Help For Angelenos - New Programs - COVID -19 Resources

Posted on 12/14/2020

From The office of Mayor Eric Garcetti:

Here in L.A., we’re doing everything we can to help Angelenos through these difficult times, including new programs to provide assistance for food service workers, local businesses, and vulnerable students:

  •  The SERVE initiative is providing financial assistance to thousands of food service workers. Visit Coronavirus.LACity.org/SERVE to learn more.
  • L.A. Optimized is helping our local businesses go digital with website optimization, branding, marketing, and more. Businesses can learn more at Coronavirus.LACity.org/LAOptimized.
  • The Angeleno Connectivity Trust is providing free internet service to K-12 students experiencing homelessness, children in foster care, young people with disabilities, and at-risk youth. More information can be found at LAMayor.org/Connectivity.

You can find more information on our COVID-19 website https://corona-virus.la/resources

Free Toiletries Giveaway for Families in the 7th Council District

Posted on 12/11/2020

From the office of LA City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez:

In partnership with The Hispanic Star, we will host the second toiletries giveaway in Sylmar for families in our district. Families of the 7th Council District have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, from higher positive COVID cases to employment loss. It’s important that we come together as a community to address the need of those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For many families and individuals financially strained by job loss, small gestures such as receiving laundry detergent, soap, and diapers can make a tremendous impact on keeping them healthy.

General Information:

*Must be a resident of the 7th Council District

*Must RSVP via Eventbrite and show ticket upon pick up

*Limit 1 per household *Drive up only event, must stay in your car and wear your mask

*Register now to receive a toiletries: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cd7-toiletries-giveaway-tickets-131415185357

For more information please contact the Sylmar District Office at (818)756-8409.

 

Equestrian Committee Meeting 12.10.20 at 7pm

Posted on 12/10/2020

Join us tonight for a meeting of The Foothill Trials District Neighborhood Council Equestrian Committee. To see the agenda for this meeting visit the Equestrian Committee page on this website.

Zoom Meeting by Telephone:

Dial (669) 900-9128 to Join the meeting then enter this

Webinar ID: 851 0376 9316

Online Zoom Meeting Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85103769316

 

 

Public Safety Committee Meeting 12.9.20 at 6pm

Posted on 12/09/2020

The Public Safety Committee of The Foothill Trails District Neighborhood Council is meeting tonight via Zoom. To see the agenda for this meeting click on the Public Safety Committee link on this website.

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

 

Red Flag Warning For 12.7 thru 12.8

Posted on 12/07/2020

From the National Weather Service Los Angeles:

Widespread critical fire weather conditions are expected Mon-Tue and Red Flag Warnings have been issued for all areas except for inland valleys. Gusty Santa Ana winds are expected with very low RH and critically dry fuels. Please practice wildfire safety! 

Los Angeles, CA (weather.gov)

Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone Red Flag Parking Restrictions 

Posted on 12/03/2020

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. 

 

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New Safer At Home Orders

Posted on 12/01/2020

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.

http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/

Land Use Committee Meeting December 1 at 7pm

Posted on 11/30/2020

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:
(669) 900-9128    
Webinar ID: 856 8837 5860       
Online Zoom Meeting Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85688375860?pwd=WWJTWVdwWlRoL0cvMTV2ZVJYUGRMQT09

An Essential Part of Your COVID Toolkit

Posted on 11/27/2020

With the free SafePass app you can:
 
✅ Track your COVID-19 symptoms
 
✅ Find testing sites
 
✅ Get alerted if you come in contact with someone who has COVID-19
 
✅ Receive updates about COVID-19 in your area
 

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Posted on 11/25/2020

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/.

 

 

 

New LA County Health Order for Restaurants

Posted on 11/23/2020

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.

https://covid19.lacounty.gov/

 

New State Issued Limited Stay At Home Orders 10pm to 5am

Posted on 11/20/2020

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

Rain Barrel Giveaway Saturday 11.21.20

Posted on 11/19/2020

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:

  1. Proof of Residency (Driver's License or LADWP bill)
  2. Eventbrite ticket
  3. Proof that you watched our installation video (Please complete this 3 question quiz here as proof: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JBKVL3Z )

Please register as soon as you can, as this event is first-come, first-served.

 

General Board Meeting 11.19.20 at 7pm via Zoom

Posted on 11/17/2020

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mask Up !

Posted on 11/16/2020

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.

https://corona-virus.la/

COVID-19 CASES GROWING IN THE VALLEY

Posted on 11/13/2020

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.

 

Equestrian Committee Meeting 11.12.20 at 7pm

Posted on 11/12/2020

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

Public Safety Committee Meeting 11.11.20 at 6pm

Posted on 11/11/2020

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 Tuesday November 10th at 7pm

Posted on 11/10/2020

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.

 

Need help paying the bills?

Posted on 11/06/2020

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.

Apply today!

For more information, please visit ladwp.com/UtilityCARES

 

Celebrating Veterans Day

Posted on 11/04/2020

Season of Thanks: Celebrating Veterans Day

**RSVP Deadline is November 6th to reserve a spot**

www.LaMayor.org/VeteransDay2020

 

 

 

Election Day is Finally Here!

Posted on 11/03/2020

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.

VOTE!

Voting Locations Here: https://www.lavote.net/.../voting-options/voting-in-person

Photo Submissions Now CLOSED for 2021 Calendar

Posted on 11/02/2020

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.

Photo Submission Deadline for 2021 Calendar is Saturday

Posted on 10/30/2020

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. 

 

Youth Mental Health Webinar Hosted by Senator Portantino

Posted on 10/29/2020

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.  

 

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FREE WiFi Locator Tool Available in L.A. County!

Posted on 10/28/2020

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

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 taskforce@bur.org. 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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