FREE Tax Preparation Assistance

Tax season is just around the corner. YPI and Computer & Communications Industry Association have partnered up once again to bring you a FREE Tax Preparation Assistance Event on Sunday, February 5, 2017. YPI LAPN Community Center 12502 Van Nuys Blvd #101 Pacoima, CA 91331 We do realize that it is Super Bowl Sunday, so … [Read more…]

Revised LAMC Section 85.02: Use of Vehicles as Living Quarters

On November 23, 2016, the City adopted an ordinance repealing Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 85.02 in its entirety, in response to a U.S. Court of Appeals judgment and replaced it with a version that decriminalizes living in vehicles, while balancing the needs of all City residents, businesses and visitors for clean, healthy and … [Read more…]

Homeless Count 2017 – Volunteers Needed

The 2017 Homeless Count is looking for volunteers for this year. Please see the information below. Los Angeles County has the highest unsheltered homeless population in the nation, but we don’t have to accept homelessness as an insolvable problem. Together, we can help end this. All across Los Angeles, every January, we embark on a three-day … [Read more…]

LADWP Non-Profit Community Partnership Grant

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is opening the application period for the Community Partnership Grant that will be awarded to our local non-profit organizations. This is LADWP’s fifth round of grants and will be used for new community outreach and public education activities to improve energy efficiency and water conservation throughout … [Read more…]

Winter Shelters to Remain Open 24 Hours Starting Sunday at 5 P.M.

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority announces the temporary extension of hours at most winter shelters. The following shelters will remain open for a 38 hour window from Sunday, January 8th at 5 p.m. until Tuesday, January 10th at 7 a.m.  due to cold and wet weather conditions. On Tuesday, January 10th at 7 a.m. most shelters will resume normal hours. The following Winter … [Read more…]

Public Hearing: Protected Tree Code Amendment

Friday, January 20, 2017 10am – noon Los Angeles City Hall 200 N. Spring Street, Room 1050 Los Angeles, CA 90012 PROPOSED PROJECT: An Ordinance amending provisions of Chapter I Article 7 and Chapter IV Article 6 of the Los Angles Municipal Code (LAMC) to expand the definition of “Protected Tree” to include the Mexican … [Read more…]

Crime rises in the San Fernando Valley, where robbery and homicide rates outpace LA

http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20170106/crime-rises-in-the-san-fernando-valley-where-robbery-and-homicide-rates-outpace-la Violent crime across Los Angeles rose for a third straight year during 2016, but spikes in homicides, robberies and property crimes across the San Fernando Valley outpaced the city as a whole, according to LAPD crime statistics released this week. Robberies across the Valley last year rose 33 percent from 2015 — from 1,571 … [Read more…]