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2017 LAFD Community Survey

The Los Angeles Fire Department is in the process of updating the current Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan will guide future operations of the Department and ensure alignment with the needs and values of the communities we serve. We are seeking valuable input from our stakeholders. Please participate in shaping the future of the Los Angeles Fire Department by completing the 2017 LAFD Community Survey. Your participation as a community member is an integral part of developing the plan.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Visit the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KBSSZYP
  • Answer all the questions to the best of your ability, even if you have not had cause to call the LAFD for service
  • The survey should take less than 2 minutes

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Blood Supply Low; Donations Urgently Needed

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is experiencing a blood shortage and is in need of donations of all blood types and platelets. During the summer months and holidays blood donations decrease. This year’s blood inventory has reached critical levels.

“We need blood donations year-round to help us care for our patients,” says Ajay Perumbeti, MD, director of Transfusion Medicine. “We strongly encourage members of our community to please make an appointment with us to donate. Tell your friends, family members and co-workers to join you so that you can make a difference and possibly save a child’s life.”

Donors need to be 17 years of age or older (photo ID required) and weigh at least 110 pounds. They must also meet criteria for recent travelers. To schedule an appointment, call 323-361-2441, or book a time online at www.chladonateblood.org. The CHLA Blood Donor Center is open Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The CHLA blood mobile can work with community members, organizations, schools and companies to sponsor mobile blood drives with 40 or more blood donors.

For more information, please visit: https://www.chla.org/press-release/children-s-hospital-los-angeles-blood-supply-low-donations-urgently-needed

July 2017 Tree Trimming in District B

Urban Forestry will be trimming the trees along Oxford, Serrano and Hobart starting today. This will take approximately 10 days, will happen in the evening(s) and will have several short restrictions on parking so that Urban Forestry personnel will be able to work.

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7 Days a Week DASH Service to the Observatory and Paid Parking

Starting Tuesday, March 21st, the Griffith Observatory DASH bus will be operating 7 days a week, while paid parking is being implemented at the Observatory.

The DASH bus service will go from the Vermont/Sunset Metro Station all the way up to the Observatory, going mostly along Hillhurst Ave. before heading West along Los Feliz Blvd. and then going into the park along Vermont Ave.

The fare is 50 cents (35 cents with a TAP card), running every 20 minutes Monday through Friday from noon to 10 p.m. and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Parking closest to the Griffith Observatory will now be $4/hr, with the revenue going directly to continual traffic improvements at Griffith Park as part of the Griffith Park Transportation Plan, such as the expanded DASH service.

The Griffith Park Transportation Plan was vetted by park leadership with residents and other stakeholders for the past few years, including at several meetings hosted by the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council and the Los Feliz Improvement Association, among others.

No word yet on when the proposed DASH Los Feliz and DASH Hollywood routes will go into effect or what the final routes will be.

Holiday Traffic Around Griffith Park

Due to expected heavy holiday traffic, the Department of Recreation and Parks will be putting the following traffic mitigation measures in effect from December 23 – January 8, 2017.

  • No Parking signs on Commonwealth from Los Feliz Blvd up to the nursery will be posted on the west side of the street from 11am-11pm to aid egress.

  •  No Parking signs on Fern Dell, west side,  from Los Feliz Blvd to Black Oak from 11am-11pm to assist with egress.

  • A temporary STOP sign will be placed at Fern Dell and Black Oak . 

  • LADOT traffic officers will be posted at Los Feliz Blvd and Fern Dell, Vermont,Hillhurst and Commonwealth on 12/23 , 12/31 and 1/1.

  • In the evening park staff will station at Red Oak to assist with egress.

  • Park Services will utilize parking lots and lawn lots at the Greek Theatre. 

  • LADOT DASH will provide circulator shuttles from these lots up to the Observatory.We also have extra DASH shuttles running fro the Sunset/Vermont station courtesy of LADOT DASH.

  • Electric message boards will be placed at Hillhurst/Vermont and at Fern Dell.

  • One side of Western Canyon Road will be posted on cones ‘No Parking’ . This is to help with traffic flow and congestion.

  • Rangers will be in the area the entire time  323)644-6661

Stakeholders with questions may contact Tracy James at (323)661-9465 or at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Clean Streets Challenge A Success

Thank you to all of the Los Feliz stakeholders who cleaned up our neighborhood!

We exceeded our goal of 50 trash bags, taking over 65 bags of trash off the streets of Los Feliz.  In addition, we removed dangerous items such as hypodermic needles and filed dozens of bulky item pickup requests (via the MyLA311 app.)

Check out some photos of the cleanup below, or head to our instagram or facebook page to see more.

If you have photos to share, post them online and add the hashtags #cleanstreetslosfeliz & #cleanstreetsla.

If you have any questions, comments, or stories, please email email hidden; JavaScript is required

Let’s keep Los Feliz looking great!

 

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Cleaning the off ramp by Griffith Park

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This trash won’t be gracing the streets of Los Feliz anymore!

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Cleaning up the curb.

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Just a few of the many Clean Streets Los Feliz volunteers.

Make Los Feliz Look Its Best – Clean Streets Challenge – Nov. 6th

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NEW VOLUNTEER INSTRUCTIONS BELOW

Team up with the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council to help make Los Feliz look its best through the Clean Streets LA Challenge!

The LFNC Environmental Affairs Committee is spearheading Los Feliz’s participation in this city-wide effort to clean up our neighborhoods.

You can help by:

  • Downloading the MyLA311 App to report clean up of large bulky items, graffiti, illegal dumping and more.
  • Becoming a Block Captain to lead our efforts to report things on your block to MyLA311.  Apartment managers, business owners, and dog walkers are great fits!  Clean Email email hidden; JavaScript is required to sign up! Clean-up supplies will be provided (see instructions below.)
  • Identify an area where a public trash can is needed.  Take pictures of full trash cans or areas where trash accumulates and the LFNC can request a new can.
  • CLEAN UP YOUR IMMEDIATE AREA ON NOVEMBER 6th, from 9AM-1PM.  Join forces with your neighbors or local organization.
However you decide to participate, BE SURE TO DOCUMENT YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER WORK ON SOCIAL MEDIA!  USE THE HASHTAGS #CleanStreetsLA and #CleanStreetsLosFeliz so we can promote your pics.

Contactt the LFNC Environmental Affairs Committee co-chairs with any questions or to find out more:

Amy Foell (email hidden; JavaScript is required) and Debra Matlock (email hidden; JavaScript is required.)

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Renters Alliance Fair – October 19th

PLEASE NOTE:  A previous post incorrectly listed the date of this event as October 20th.  The event will be take place on Wednesday, October 19th.  Click the flyer below for full details.

apartment-for-rent-18Do you know what to do if you get an eviction notice?  Are you concerned about how the Ellis Act or Airbnb might affect where you live?  Do you have questions about rent control?

Then come to the Renters Alliance Fair, hosted by the Hollywood United Neighborhood Council and co-sponsored by the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council.

Representatives will be on hand from The Housing Authority of Los Angeles, Eviction Defense Network, Los Angeles Tenets Union, and more.

 

Wednesday, October 19th, 7PM @ Mears Center Auditorium,

First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood –  1760 N. Gower St.  

Parking on south side of Carlos. (Click for map)

 

 

Check out the flyer below for more info (click to enlarge.)

 

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Ballot Information Expo – Oct. 8th, 2016

voteOn Saturday, October 8th, the Hollywood United Neighborhood Council (HUNC) will be hosting a forum to help inform voters on the many propositions on the November ballot.

The Los Feliz Neighborhood Council is proud to be a co-sponsor of this event, and encourages all interested stakeholders to attend and hear arguments on all sides of the many important questions facing voters.

10AM -2PM @ Mears Center Auditorium, First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood –  1760 N. Gower St.  Parking on south side of Carlos. (Click for map)

Check out the flyer below for more info (click to enlarge.)

Ballot Expo Flyer

 

DASH Routes Changing – Submit Public Comment By September 30th

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LADOT is currently considering changing the routes of the DASH lines that service Los Feliz (Los Feliz, Hollywood, and Observatory Shuttle.)

Each of the routes would be dramatically altered, with new stops being added and existing stops eliminated.  Maps of the proposed changes can be found at the bottom of this post, or by clicking the links below:

DASH Los Feliz

DASH Hollywood

DASH Observatory Shuttle

On September 20th, 2016, the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council submitted a series of comments on the proposed changes on behalf of our stakeholders. (You can see our recommendations here.)

LADOT is accepting public comment on the proposed route changes through September 30th, 2016.

If these changes affect you, or if you would like to offer any public comment comment, please submit your comments to:

Philip M. Aker, Hearing Officer
201 North Los Angeles Street, #16
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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(213) 995-4545

Proposed Route Changes

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