Announcing the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council Emergency Neighborhood Radio Network.
Photo Credit: How Stuff Works
Let’s get together “on the air” once a month to test emergency communications in Los Feliz. Starting in January, we’ll be “on the air” the first Monday of each month at 7 PM on Family Radio Service* (FRS) channel 15 asking for quick check-ins.
During an emergency, cellular and land-line phones will be overwhelmed, so inexpensive ($25) FRS radios are an excellent addition to your home emergency arsenal, and they’re easily available online. Small, no-license required, good for 2-miles or more, they connect neighbor to neighbor in an emergency.
*FRS radios are low-power, inexpensive radios designed for emergency use in the event cell service goes down or is being over-used. A reminder, this net will most likely not be in use in the event of a major disaster, so learn to use the FRS radios as another tool to talk to your neighbors.
Let’s try some radio check-ins. Not all at once. But give it a try. Give your name and street — I’m David on Lyric Avenue. Plain English, please.
A couple of reminders:
- CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training is offered free of charge and is really recommended to assist your neighbors and yourselves in times of major emergency. CERT-Hollywood Basic Training starts January 10th (click here to register).
- Please participate in the LA “Map your Neighborhood” project which again connects neighbors with neighbors in an emergency. More info on “Map Your Neighborhood” is available.
David Ahrendts of the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council Public Health and Safety Committee
Know of a pothole in Los Feliz that needs fixing? Let us know!
LA City’s Bureau of Street Services will be conducting a one day, targeted street repair campaign to perform small asphalt repairs.
Small asphalt repairs include:
- Potholes and pop outs
- Skin patching of eroded or cracked areas
- Some sidewalk and curb repairs
- Some repairs on concrete streets
Below are the compiled results of a survey conducted by LFNC Transportation & Mobility Committee member Matlock Grossman. Questions included concerns about respondent’s biggest Los Feliz street safety concern, Metro Bike Share interest, autonomous vehicles, and more.
Survey Results (PDF)
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.
- 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 (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
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.
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.
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
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.
Let’s keep Los Feliz looking great!
Cleaning the off ramp by Griffith Park
This trash won’t be gracing the streets of Los Feliz anymore!
Cleaning up the curb.
Just a few of the many Clean Streets Los Feliz volunteers.
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.
- 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: