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Deadline to Request Vote-by-Mail Ballot is April 13!

Posted on 04/09/2021

The deadline to request your vote-by-mail ballot is fast approaching. Visit https://empowerla.org/elections/ to request yours and to learn more about the candidates and the election process.

Neighborhood Council board members are volunteers, public officials elected by the members of their community. And that is you! We encourage you to let your voice be heard and VOTE!

 

Equestrian Committee Meeting 4.8.21 at 7pm

Posted on 04/07/2021


Please join us for a meeting of The Foothill Trails District Neighborhood Council Equestrian Committee Thursday April 8th at 7pm via Zoom.  To view the agenda for this meeting click on Equestrian under the Committees tab on this website.

Zoom Meeting by Telephone: (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

LA County Enters Orange Tier April 5th

Posted on 04/05/2021

The Los Angeles County Health Officer Order was updated on April 3, 2021 to reflect newly permitted activities allowed in the Orange Tier, beginning Monday, April 5 at 12:01 a.m. Additional safety modifications are required or recommended for many sectors.
These Orange Tier changes will go into effect on April 5 at 12:01 AM.
Visit http://ph.lacounty.gov/coronavirus for more information.

Additional Info at: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/recovery/

And at: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/covid19-news/statement-from-the-board-of-supervisors-on-los-angeles-county-entering-orange-tier/

Parking Enforcement Changes as of April 1st

Posted on 04/02/2021

SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT RESTARTS LOCAL PARKING ENFORCEMENT

Residents should be aware that starting April 1 the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) Parking Enforcement Detail will start writing up tickets again for all parking violations.

This includes street sweeping, expired registration, as well as towing vehicles that have been warned via a "Red Tag" or any other vehicle in violation of the parking law of the state of California, and the County of Los Angeles. 

During the pandemic, LASD had temporarily suspended giving out citations and related fines, but officers will be back in action this week. To find out more about what parking rules are subject to fines, visit the LASD website at  https://lasd.org/lasd-will-resume-parking-enforcement-on-april-1-2021/

VOTE in the FTDNC Election!!

Posted on 03/31/2021

Vaccine Eligibility Expanded to Age 50 and Older April 1st

Posted on 03/29/2021

From the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health:
Public Health is happy to see eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine expanded by the State, starting April 1, for individuals age 50 and older, and starting April 15, for individuals age 16 and older.
Public Health continues to be an advocate, partner and provider in the vaccine efforts, including vaccinating people who live in areas hard-hit by this pandemic. The County hopes the expansion of eligibility carries with it increased doses of vaccine coming into L.A. County. L.A. County vaccination sites continue to operate below their capacity and have the ability to vaccinate around twice the number of residents each week than our current allocation allowment.

https://carbonhealth.com/covid-19-vaccines/los-angeles

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


Experience ART from Your Home - LA Music Center

Posted on 03/25/2021

EXPERIENCE ART FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME

If you have diligently stayed home to protect yourself from the Coronavirus, but find yourself missing artistic experiences, there is a fun, safe way to do both. The Music Center's "For the Love of L.A." is offering a new series of dance, music and visual works from Los Angeles-based artists.
From now through April 20, you can visit https://www.musiccenter.org/tmc-offstage/for-the-love-of-la/ from home every Tuesday for an updated presentation.

Free FTDNC Mask Distribution

Posted on 03/24/2021

It’s a beautiful morning in the Foothills!!!

And your Neighborhood Council has FREE  masks for you! 

To receive your free mask send an email to [email protected] to arrange for a safe, masked, socially distanced curbside or porch pick-up from a FTDNC Board Member.

The Foothill Trails District Neighborhood Council is an elected body that focuses on city issues specifically in our area (La Tuna Canyon, Shadow Hills and Lake View Terrace.) The people on the Council are your neighbors and want to hear from you about issues and ideas you have for the neighborhood. You can do that by attending the various monthly meetings listed here on this website, or by contacting us via email.

Do YOUR part and SAVE lives!!

Posted on 03/22/2021

Get your vaccine as soon as you’re eligible.
It will protect you, your loved ones, and our communities.
Do your part and save lives.
Together, we can end the pandemic.

The City of Los Angeles & LAPD To Host Gun Buyback Events In Van Nuys

Posted on 03/18/2021

From the office of Mayor Garcetti:

Keeping Angelenos safe is our number one priority. This can only happen if we reduce gun crime & get dangerous firearms off our streets. Participate in our anonymous gun buyback program this Saturday––where anyone can turn in a weapon & receive a gift card, no questions asked.

Gang Reduction and Youth Development website at: www.lagryd.org/gun-buy-back

Meeting of the General Board 3.18.21 at 7pm

Posted on 03/17/2021

 

Thursday, March 18, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting Online or By Telephone
Dial (669) 900-9128 to Join the Meeting
Webinar ID: 458 256 2383.
To view the agenda for this meeting click the Committees tab on this website.

FREE Face Mask Distribution

Posted on 03/16/2021

To receive yours send an email to [email protected] to arrange for a safe, masked, socially distanced curbside or porch pick-up from a FTDNC Board Member.

 

Los Angeles County Announces Red Tier Re-openings

Posted on 03/15/2021

Los Angeles County has met the state’s threshold to reopen key sectors and starting on Monday 3.15.21 will permit a wide range of indoor operations to resume in sectors including middle and high schools; restaurants; movie theaters; gyms and museums, zoos and aquariums, all with safeguards in place.

The move into the state’s less restrictive Red Tier comes as case rates continue to fall significantly from their winter peak.

Learn more: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/

https://covid19.lacounty.gov/recovery/

 

Take a Virtual Water Journey – Los Angeles Public Library Online

Posted on 03/12/2021

Harness the power of science for your neighborhood!  The Los Angeles Public Library invites you to take a virtual water journey.

World Water Day is March 22. Join us for a virtual water journey, presented by The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Fly-through the Colorado River Aqueduct and have a virtual tour of the RRWAPC located in the city of Carson. We will talk about Earth’s Population, Mediterranean Climate Areas, Precipitation vs. Population, Water Sources, Conservation, Drought, Paleoclimatology, Recycling, the Water Cycle, and Water Recycling.

The family-friendly program is suitable for ages 9 and up.

Interested? RSVP at: http://bit.ly/neiscitues

**Neighborhood Science (NeiSci) Tuesdays is a weekly program series to learn about and contribute to science and sustainable practices in and for your Neighborhood. For other upcoming programs in the series, please go to http://lapl.org/neisci-tuesdays

 

Appointments Available for VACCINATION in Sylmar and Sunland -Tujunga

Posted on 03/11/2021

From the offices of Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez CD7:

We are proud to announce that pop-up mobile vaccine sites opened on March 2 for Council District 7 residents and workers who are eligible. Eligible groups now include:

  • food service workers (such as grocery stores, restaurants, farm workers, food pantries)
  • emergency services workers,
  • education and childcare workers (such as teachers, school staff, preschools, and child care facilities),
  • healthcare workers,
  • long-term care facilities residents,
  • seniors aged 65 and older.

ID is required to show that you are a Council District 7 resident or worker (Pacoima, Sylmar, North Hills, Mission Hills, Lakeview Terrace, Sunland, Tujunga and Shadow Hills) and to confirm your eligibility to receive vaccinations. LAFD is following the strict state and County guidelines as to who is currently eligible to receive COVID vaccinations. Last week, we were able to provide over 1000 vaccinations in Pacoima for eligible CD7 residents. We still have many upcoming openings for our clinics in Sylmar this week and Sunland-Tujunga next week.

Appointments are required, and all pop-up vaccine sites are walk-up only, not drive-through. Call the corresponding office phone number below for any questions or to set up a vaccination appointment. Please, please share this information widely, so we can continue to distribute vaccinations as quickly as possible to those most vulnerable in our district.  Thank you, as always, and stay safe!

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 through Saturday, March 13, 2021

Appts available 9 AM to 12 PM

Sylmar Recreation Center

13109 Borden Avenue

Sylmar CA 91342

Call the Sylmar office for appointments: (818) 756-8409

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021 through Saturday, March 20, 2021

Appts available 9 AM to 12 PM

North Valley City Hall

7747 Foothill Boulevard

Tujunga CA 91042

Call the Sunland-Tujunga office for appointments: (818) 352-3287

 

Equestrian Committee Meeting 3.11.21 at 7pm

Posted on 03/10/2021

This Thursday is the meeting of The FOOTHILL TRAILS DISTRICT NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL Equestrian Committee.

March 11, 2021 @ 7pm to 8:30pm

Zoom Meeting by Telephone: (669) 900-9128

Webinar ID: 851 0376 9316

Or go to https://zoom.us/join and use Web ID 851 0376 9316

To view the agenda for this meeting click on Equestrian Committee under Committees tab on this website.

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING

Posted on 03/09/2021

Please join us for The Foothill Trails District Neighborhood Council Public Safety Committee Meeting

March 10, 2021 6pm                                                                                                                                                                              

Zoom Meeting Online or by phone
(669) 900-9128

Webinar ID: 836 2979 3262

 
To view an agenda of topics to be discussed click on the Public Safety page under the Committees tab on this website.

 

Golden State Stimulus

Posted on 03/08/2021

From California State Senate Majority Leader Robert Hertzberg:
Golden State Stimulus
 
FIND OUT IF YOU QUALIFY FOR CALIFORNIA'S STIMULUS CHECK
 
 
As part of a $9.6 billion COVID-19 immediate budget action agreement, many Californians will receive $600 stimulus checks from the state. There are four ways to qualify for a check:
 
*If you claimed California earned income tax credit (EITC) on your 2020 tax returns
*If you earn less than $75,000 a year or less (after deductions) and file income taxes using an individual taxpayer identification number
*If you receive money from federal supplemental security income (SSI), state supplementary payment (SSP), or California's Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants
*If your household is enrolled in CalWORKS
 
If you meet one of these requirements, payments are expected to begin March 2021.

Vaccine Updates & Information Links

Posted on 03/05/2021

ELIGIBLE NOW: On Monday, teachers and workers in education and childcare, food and agriculture, and emergency services became eligible for vaccination at City of Los Angeles sites. Vaccinations remain open for those who were already eligible: residents 65 and older, healthcare workers, certain essential front-line workers, and residents and staff of skilled nursing facilities.
 
UP NEXT: The State announced that vaccinations will open to residents between 16 and 64 years old who have certain disabilities or severe underlying medical conditions on March 15th. Sign up to be automatically notified when you become eligible for the vaccine. You can also check what phase you'll be in.
 
VACCINATION SITES: More than 500 locations are currently vaccinating people in L.A. County. As more doses become available in the coming months, more sites and providers will administer shots. When your turn arrives, you can make an appointment through the County hub and bring your ID to the site. If you are 65 or older, have a disability, or do not have access to the internet and need assistance making your vaccination appointment, you can contact the County’s Call Center –– open from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. –– at (833) 540-0473. You can also talk with your doctor about getting vaccinated.
 

Equestrian Ridership Safety Bill

Posted on 03/04/2021

Assemblywoman Rivas will be re-introducing her Equestrian Ridership Safety Bill this legislative session! This bill came from your testimony and feedback at various community meetings that the Assemblywoman held on the topic. This is your bill and we want to keep you informed of its status as it moves through the legislative process.

Join us on Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 10am-11am for a timely Equestrian Ridership Safety Legislation Virtual Meeting!

Please register for this virtual community event at Equestrian Safety Community Meeting Tickets, Sat, Mar 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM | Eventbrite

New Vaccine Tier NOW OPEN - Phase 1B - Tier 1

Posted on 03/02/2021

 
 
March 1 saw LA County Public Health expand vaccinations to several groups that are now qualified to receive vaccinations in addition to healthcare workers and seniors over age 65, including: food service workers, education and childcare workers, and emergency service workers.
 
Councilwoman Rodriguez continues to advocate for those hardest hit by COVID-19 and is proud to announce that starting Tuesday, March 2, 2021 pop-up vaccine sites will be open for Council District 7 residents who are eligible.
 
Eligible groups now include food service workers, farm workers, animal agriculture workers, emergency services workers, education and childcare workers, healthcare workers, long-term care facilities residents and seniors aged 65 and older. ID is required to show that you are a Council District 7 resident (Pacoima, Sylmar, North Hills, Mission Hills, Lakeview Terrace, Sunland, Tujunga and Shadow Hills).
 
Appointments are required, and all pop-up vaccine sites are walk-up only. Residents are instructed to call the corresponding office phone number in the flyers for any questions or to set up an appointment.

LAND USE COMMITTEE MEETING

Posted on 03/01/2021

FOOTHILL TRAILS DISTRICT NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
LAND USE COMMITTEE MEETING
March 2, 2021, 7:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
Zoom Meeting Online or by Telephone:
Dial (669) 900-9128 to Join the meeting then enter this
Webinar ID: 856 8837 5860 Password 370874 and Press #
Online Zoom Meeting Link:
 
For a printable pdf copy of the agenda for the meeting click on the Committees Tab on this website, Land Use.

FREE Mobile Vaccine Pop-Up Clinics - Council District 7

Posted on 02/26/2021

From the office of Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez, 7th District:
 
We are bringing Mobile Vaccine Pop-Up Clinics to Council District 7, beginning on March 2. We will be signing up both healthcare workers and seniors over age 65 to receive free Pfizer vaccinations at these mobile clinics, which are walk-up.
 
Appointments are required, and identification will also be required for presentation (two forms for healthcare workers, 1 form of identification for seniors). If you are a resident of Council District 7 and fall into either of these categories, please contact our office directly at 818-352-3287 to be scheduled for both your first and second appointment.
 
Please see flyers with more detailed information to share out with your networks; we have translated these into both Spanish and Armenian as well, so please share out as widely as possible so we can continue to get vaccinations to our most vulnerable populations. Thank you and stay safe!
 
Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez, 7th District
13520 Van Nuys Blvd, Suite 209, Pacoima, CA 91331
Phone: 818-485-0600 Fax: 818-875-4554
 

VACCINATION QUALIFICATIONS TO EXPAND ON MARCH 1

Posted on 02/25/2021

 
Starting Mar. 1, those who are essential workers e.g., supermarkets, restaurants, food processors, agricultural workers, educators, child care specialists, teachers, police officers, fire, and court personnel will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination. Those over 16 years old with chronic medical conditions will also be eligible to make a vaccination appointment from Mar. 15.

Wildlife Webinars with LA Animal Services

Posted on 02/23/2021

Raccoons, deer, coyotes and more! Wild animals share our neighborhood. Consider attending a Wildlife Zoom Webinar through LA Animal Services, an educational session on the wild animals you may encounter in your neighborhood. LA Animal Services wildlife specialists will share information on deterrents and how to keep your pets safe.
 
There is one tonight!
And several more in the upcoming months.
 
Tonight:
Wildlife Zoom Webinar
Tue, February 23, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
 
Register in advance for this webinar:
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

FREE COVID-19 TESTING - NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED

Posted on 02/22/2021

From the office of the Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti:
 
Los Angeles has tested more than 4 million Angelenos for COVID-19. That effort continues. We are now offering free testing, without appointments at City-run sites.
 

Second Dose Vaccinations Impacted by Severe Winter Weather

Posted on 02/19/2021

VACCINE UPDATES:
 
 
February 19, 2021 Updates
 
Second dose vaccination appointments at City sites for Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20 have been postponed as severe winter weather across the country continues to delay vaccine shipments. Friday patients were already notified by text, e-mail, or phone, and Saturday patients will receive notifications throughout today. Note: Appointments at mobile vaccination clinics are not impacted by the vaccine shipment delays.
 
Once the City confirms the arrival of a new shipment of doses in the days ahead, all patients who missed their appointment will be prioritized and receive a notification with details of their new automatically rescheduled appointment.

FREE FOOD Drive-Thru Giveaway Friday 2.18.21

Posted on 02/18/2021

FREE FOOD drive-thru giveaway on Friday, February 19, 2021, from 9 AM to 12PM at 15121 South Brand Blvd., Mission Hills 91245. Walk-ups are not allowed and there are no eligibility requirements.

Nearly 1 in 4 residents of LA County has suffered an instance of food insecurity since the pandemic started. Please share this post.  For additional resources and support to find food close to you visit:

https://covid19.lacounty.gov/food/

https://www.lafoodbank.org/find-food/pantry-locator/

WANT TO HELP?

The Food Bank continues to seek food and grocery product donations and arrange pickups. Give your time or money. More info here:

https://www.lafoodbank.org/volunteer/

https://covid19.lacounty.gov/give-support/

 

 

 

General Board Meeting 2.18.21 at 7pm

Posted on 02/16/2021

Join us via Zoom for the General Board Meeting of
The Foothill Trails District Neighborhood Council
 
Thursday, February 18, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting Online or By Telephone
 
Dial (669) 900-9128 to Join the Meeting
Webinar ID: 458 256 2383.
 
To see the agenda for this meeting click on the Committees tab on this website.

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates from a Trusted Source

Posted on 02/15/2021

Get COVID-19 Vaccine Updates from a trusted and up to date source.
 
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
 
Sign up for regular updates on the COVID-19 Vaccine, including safety, and when and where it will be distributed. Book appointments, find out what tier you are in and more - where you get your information matters.

Good Neighbor Laws

Posted on 02/12/2021

Can a leaf blower be going at full force at 6:30am? Can that broken down inoperable car be legally stored on the street? What are the hours for construction in residential areas?

“Good Neighbor Laws” from the LA City Attorney’s office is a great resource and includes phone numbers and contact info for the who, what and how to be a good neighbor.

To download a pdf of this flyer from The LA City Attorney's office click on the picture to the left and look for the pdf link at the bottom of the page.

https://www.lacityattorney.org/

 

Co-existing with Coyotes During their Mating Season and Beyond

Posted on 02/10/2021

As posted by our friends at Shadow Hills Property Owners Association in their Daily Fodder post:                                                                                  

Anyone who has lived in Shadow Hills for even a short time has met their coyote neighbors. We live in their territory.  We see them while hiking or even around our homes.  We hear their high pitched yodel-like howling and yipping at night or when they join the siren song of a fire engine or ambulance rushing down Sunland Blvd.  One of the pleasures of living in Shadow Hills is the opportunity to observe coyotes and other wildlife. Most of us have learned the etiquette we must follow for polite co-existence between coyotes, humans, and pets.

Humans are the coyotes’ main cause of death. However, coyotes are an important part of our ecosystem and helpful to the residents of Shadow Hills in that most of coyotes' main food sources are destructive, vegetation eating rodents and invasive insects. They will scavenge in garbage and hunt small pets, so we must make both garbage and small pets difficult for them to obtain in Shadow Hills. We also want to avoid close encounters between coyotes and humans and their pets; so, ideally we want coyotes to learn to avoid us and our homes.

 

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Equestrian Committee Meeting 2.11.21 at 7pm

Posted on 02/09/2021

Please join us for the monthly meeting of The Equestrian Committee Thursday February 11th at 7pm

Zoom Meeting online or by phone.

669-900-9128

Web ID: 851 0376 9316

Online Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85103769316

What's on the Agenda? Visit the Equestrian Committee page on this website to download and view the agenda for this meeting.

 

                                                                                                                                           

FREE TAX PREP

Posted on 02/08/2021

From the office of Monica Rodriguez, LA City Councilwoman, 7th District:
 
Tax season starts on Friday, February 12, 2021. Figuring out what tax forms you will need may seem complicated, but the Free Tax Prep L.A. (FTPLA) 2021 campaign is providing working families with free tax preparation services and helping them claim state and federal tax credits. The effort will open the door for up to $10,000 in tax credits for hard-hit, low-income households. ⁣
 
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  • *Individuals earning $57,000 or less can claim the state and federal earned income tax credit (EITC) where they may be eligible for up to $10,000 cash back. ⁣
  • *Families with children should inquire about California’s Young Child Tax Credit where they may be eligible for up to $1,000 with qualifying children under age 6.⁣
  • *ITIN filers are newly eligible for the CalEITC state credit and Young Child Tax Credit, totaling up to $4,000.⁣
⁣For a list of locations and hours, visit https://freetaxprepla.unitedwayla.org/en/ Drop-off services require appointments. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Persian, Armenian, and Korean.

FREE PET FOOD PANTRY EXPANDED!!

Posted on 02/04/2021

Starting on Feb. 7, LA pet owners in need of assistance can now pick up FREE pet food every Sunday from the LA Department of Animal Services. The program provides both wet and dry food for up to three cats and/or dogs per household, and does require an appointment in advance. Pet name, weight, sex, and license number (if applicable) must be provided, and the animal must be spayed or neutered. To register for an appointment visit their website https://www.laanimalservices.com/petfoodpantry/ or call (213) 264-8985.

The Pet Food Pantry is a community resource to assist low-income families and individuals in the City of Los Angeles experiencing financial hardship who need help feeding their animal companions.

 

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Land Use Committee Meeting February 2 at 7pm

Posted on 02/01/2021

SPECIAL LAND USE COMMITTEE MEETING February 2, 2021, 7:00 PM TO 9:00 PM

Zoom Meeting Online at www.Zoom.us

By Telephone:

(669) 900-9128

Webinar ID: 856 8837 5860

Password 370874

To view the agenda for this meeting click on the Land Use Committee page.

 

Free COVID-19 Testing Sites

Posted on 02/01/2021

The 7th Council District is one of the areas most impacted by the pandemic. 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 above. Please be sure to bring your insurance information. If you don’t have insurance, bring your Driver's license or another form of identification. There is no cost to patients for any test, whether or not you have insurance.

For more information, please visit: https://curative.com/

 

Farmers to Families : From the Office of Monica Rodriguez:

Posted on 01/30/2021

From Monica Rodriguez, Councilwoman for the 7th District:

On Wednesday, my legislation was approved calling for support of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program. In an effort to address food insecurity during the pandemic I have called for an increase in funding and distribution.

The Farmers to Families Food Box program is part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which was developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The USDA partnered with national, regional and local distributors whose workforces were impacted by the closure of restaurants, hotels, and food service businesses. These distributors began to distribute agricultural products to Americans in need.

Through this program, organizations receive combination boxes to ensure all organizations have access to fresh produce, dairy products, milk, and meat products. Investing in people during the pandemic includes ensuring that we provide food and supplies to those most impacted by the pandemic.

If you are facing food insecurity, please reach out to the closest food pantries shown above.

Additional Resources can be found at: https://www.lafoodbank.org/

Free Food Resources for LA County Residents during COVID-19 Crisis and Ways to Help

PILOT PROGRAM TO HELP WITH COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS

Posted on 01/29/2021

As the vaccine rollout continues in California, there's been a bit of confusion, but public health officials are working around the clock to make the process easier for you. MyTurn.ca.gov is a website that helps prioritize vaccines for specific groups based on exposure risks, health risks, and health equity. Supply remains limited, but healthcare workers and individuals ages 65+ in LA County (and San Diego) can visit this pilot site to immediately schedule vaccination appointments. Online appointment scheduling for other groups and residents of other counties will be available soon. If it isn't your turn yet, you can register to be notified when you become eligible.

 

The Foothill Trails District Neighborhood Council Candidate Filing DEADLINE is Feb. 2nd

Posted on 01/28/2021

Becoming a FTDNC board member is an opportunity to serve your community.  Board members are volunteers, public officials elected to the office by members of the communities they represent, Lake View Terrace, La Tuna Canyon and Shadow Hills. Neighborhood Councils exist to promote greater local participation in government to make the Los Angeles City Council and city government more responsive to local needs and wishes.

To serve as a board member, you must first file as a candidate. The deadline for filing for our district is fast approaching! To learn more about your Foothill Trails District NC please reveiw About Us on this website.

To learn more about Neighborhood Councils, how to file as a candidate, timelines & deadlines see the links below:

Neighborhood Councils: https://empowerla.org/

Election & Filing Info: https://empowerla.org/elections/

Candidate Informational Sessions are being held. To learn more & to sign up, go to: http://NCevents.Eventbrite.com

 

Watch Out for COVID-19 Vaccine Scams!

Posted on 01/27/2021

The rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations are underway but con artists are working to confuse the public about the vaccines. Don’t be fooled!

VACCINES ARE FREE 

Getting vaccinated shouldn't cost anything. The federal government pre-purchased hundreds of millions of doses, and state health officials have a plan to ensure rapid and equitable delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Scammers may reach out with robocalls, emails, texts, or social media ads pretending to be with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or your local health department. They may ask for money or personal information in order to get your dose. Do not get scammed: government officials will never ask for money or sensitive information by phone.

 

 

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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 [email protected]

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 [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.

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 RestrictionsΒ 

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:
 
βœ… Track your COVID-19 symptoms
 
βœ… Find testing sites
 
βœ… Get alerted if you come in contact with someone who has COVID-19
 
βœ… 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 [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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