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There are more than 400 National Parks in the U.S. and visiting them may become more difficult as entry passes become more expensive. As of August 27, 2017, the cost of the National Parks Lifetime Senior Pass (available to seniors 62 and over) will be increased from the current rate of $10.00 to $80.00.

The LIFETIME PASS for seniors allows entry to more than 2,000 sites managed by five federal agencies, including the 400 National Parks in the US. The pass comes in the form of a vehicle hang tag.

Seniors can take advantage of the current low price before the rate goes up at the end of August by obtaining passes through the National Park website, application by mail, or by buying the pass at a National Park location. (If a pass is purchased via website or mail there will be an additional $10.00 processing fee.)  Continue reading

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The City has engaged in a massive Sidewalk Repair Program in part to repair and upgrade sidewalks and curb ramps adjacent to City-owned pedestrian facilities, so that they are compliant with applicable accessibility requirements.  Street tree removals and replacements, along with utility relocations, may be needed, as well. Additionally, the City may adopt policies and/or ordinances to assist in the administration of the proposed Sidewalk Repair Program and its objectives.

In order to do this, the City must engage in an environmental review of the project. A Notice of Preparation (NOP) and Initial Study (IS), which describe the proposed Sidewalk Repair Program and the anticipated scope of the Environmental Impact Review, are available for public review and comment at the following website: sidewalks.lacity.org/environmental-review-process.

Ways to provide input:

Make a comment at a scoping meeting:

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Ronald F Deaton Civic Auditorium
100 W 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Monday, August 14, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Mid-Valley Senior Citizen Center
8825 Kester Avenue
Panorama City, CA 91402

Thursday, August 24, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Westchester Senior Citizen Center
8740 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Submit comments at sidewalks.lacity.org/environmental-review-process
Email
 shilpa.gupta@lacity.org with “SRP” in the subject line and a valid mailing address in the email;
Mail written comments to:

Shilpa Gupta, Environmental Supervisor I
Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering
Environmental Management Group
1149 S. Broadway, Suite 600, Mail Stop 939
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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LA-32 Neighborhood Council is seeking out awesome great leaders of our community to be on the LA-32 NC Board. The West Region seat is Vacant and waiting for you to fill it.

If you are interested or know someone who is interested have them join us at our next General Board meeting on August 2nd at 6 pm at the El Sereno Senior Center. Or email the Executive board at execboard@la32nc.org

See the attached link from our website of the LA32 NC boundaries.

https://www.la32nc.org/la-32-area-boundaries/

Our bylaws state the following process for filling a vacant seat:

ARTICLE V GOVERNING BOARD

Section 6: Filling Vacancies

If a Director resigns, is expelled, or is recalled from his/her position, or if there were not enough candidates to fill a specific category during the election, the Board can nominate individuals to fill those vacant positions; all candidates must verify stakeholder status by completing a candidate application form. The order of selection is as follows:

Same Region – The Board may first nominate from the pool of candidates in the same region that did not win in that election, pending if the candidate is still interested.

Top Runners-up of any other Region – If there were no losing candidates from the same region, the Board may nominate from the top runner-up candidates from other categories (region or at-large).

Nominate from Stakeholders – Board members may nominate Stakeholders or any Stakeholder can request consideration for filling in that vacancy.

Board Approval – The Board shall vote and approve all nominations to fill vacancies by a simple majority vote. The person thus selected will serve out the remainder of the original term.

In no event shall a vacant seat be filled while a general election is scheduled to occur within sixty (60) days from the date of vacancy.

Join us for :

Coffee with Cops

Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: La Cocina Restaurant

Address: 4989 Huntington Dr.

Los Angeles, Ca 90032
Join your Neighbors and Police Officers for Coffee and Conversation !

No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood.

for more information contact:

Captain Flores at 30995@lapd.online

Captain Labrada at 30398@lapd.online

Sergeant Fiallos at 31770@lapd.online

Sergeant Galvan at 23093@lapd.online

SOL Dominguez at 32068@lapdonline

LA-32NC Outreach mcorzantes@la32nc.org

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After more than a year of working directly with residents and stakeholders, City Councilmembers encourage an ongoing public dialogue of new rules in the months to come

Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr. was joined today by Councilmembers Bob Blumenfield, Paul Koretz and Nury Martinez in releasing the city’s draft regulations governing commercial cannabis activity. The City Council has been engaging in an open and public dialogue over the last year about how to best regulate all aspects of the cannabis industry citywide. Today marks another step forward in the transparent process with the beginning of a 60-day public comment period prior to any further action by the City Council.

After shepherding Measure M to a historic 80.5% passage rate, Wesson immediately began the process of gleaning best practices from neighboring cities and states who had already established responsible cannabis regulations. Wesson who chairs the Rules, Elections, Intergovernmental Relations, and Neighborhoods committee which has overseen the crafting of the draft regulations. Since beginning the process Wesson has held over a dozen meetings, including in the evenings, inviting members of the public, industry experts, and regulators from other states including Colorado, Oregon, and Washington to provide testimony.

“We will continue to have a robust dialogue about the regulatory framework and a healthy debate of Los Angeles’ growing cannabis industry prior to final recommendations being considered by the City Council, said Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr. “I’m calling on all residents and stakeholders to provide comments and feedback on the draft documents to ensure the pending regulations are inclusive of all communities.” Continue reading

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There are few things better than watching a movie under the stars in Los Angeles. OK, maybe an all-you-can-eat taco bar under the stars is better, but barely. From an iconic cemetery to a rooftop in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world, L.A.’s spring and summer outdoor screenings are held at amazing venues that make them immersive rites of passage. Several lineups haven’t even been announced yet, but other series are about to kick off and you have to get tickets early or you’ll miss out — these things sell out. We’ll be updating this list throughout the spring and summer, so check back frequently for new stuff. (Continue at LA Weekly)

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A steel sculpture features a flock of butterflies was recently installed over the newly reconfigured junction of Soto Street, Mission Road and Huntington Drive.

The work is by artist Michael Amescua,  who has also created decorative gates along the Los Angeles River and public artwork at some transit stations.

It’s not clear what the new El Sereno sculpture is called but it’s part of the $14 million traffic improvement project that saw the demolition of the old Soto Street Bridge and the realignment of streets at the intersection.

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This Saturday, please join the LA Department of Convention and Tourism Development in kicking off National Travel & Tourism Week by showing that the City of Los Angeles does welcome all visitors from everywhere! You may have seen the inspiring #EveryoneisWelcome video which is part of the global welcome initiative launched last week by our partners at the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board to promote LA as a welcoming destination.

We invite you to support the “Everyone is Welcome” initiative by volunteering to help create a large human welcome sign that celebrates the diversity and inclusivity that defines Los Angeles. This event will take place on Saturday, May 6 near LAX at the Carl Nielsen Park, 9100 Jenny Avenue, Los Angeles. Take part in sending a warm welcome to visitors around the world by volunteering for one of two shifts: 8:00am – 11:00am and 11:00am – 2:15pm. Bring your family and friends and enjoy food, refreshments, giveaways and free parking!

Free parking will be provided to all participants at Lot C (of LAX). From this location, participants will be guided over the short walking distance to the location of the event. No parking in the surrounding neighborhoods of the park is permitted.

Dress comfortably! Avoid any branding on your clothing and bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen if you wish as the event is entirely outdoors.

Although the event will feature a family friendly environment and we encourage you to bring family and friends of all ages, an aspect of the event will have a height requirement which will make it unlikely that children under the age of 12 would be able to participate.

To learn more and RSVP – click this link www.discoverlosangeles.com/everyoneiswelcome

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The Police Commission is seeking the assistance of the community by completing an online survey to express their thoughts, opinions, and concerns in regards to the LAPD’s video release policy.  We encourage the neighborhood Council members and their community constituents to visit www.lapdvideo.org to complete the online survey.  The survey is provided in both English/Spanish languages, and is completely confidential.