Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Los Angeles residents have several options for recycling their Christmas tree this year. LA Sanitation has curbside collection for Christmas trees. If your Christmas tree is too big to cut and place inside the green waste bin, simply place the tree next to your green waste bin on collection day. Recycle your Christmas tree in … [Read more…]

Van Nuys Boulevard in Pacoima benefits from upgraded streets, sidewalks

The legendary Van Nuys Boulevard in Pacoima is looking safer thanks to a series of improvements city leaders are celebrating today. The stretch of the boulevard from Laurel Canyon Boulevard to San Fernando Road has recently received high-visibility pedestrian crossings, buffered and protected bike lanes, and street resurfacing. Since 2014, when the stretch of the … [Read more…]

LA24 Olympics Valley Presentation – Tuesday, December 13

The weekend headline in the Daily News about the Olympics opening ceremony controversy may have caught your eye. Here is a chance to meet people from the LA24 committee. Do you want to speak up about the proposal to hold the 2024 Olympics Opening Ceremony in the new Rams football stadium instead of the historic … [Read more…]

LAFD Launches New SOBER Unit Pilot Program

This week the Public Safety Committee approved a grant from the Innovation and Performance Commission for the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) SOBER Unit pilot program. The program will partner a Nurse Practitioner with a Firefighter/Paramedic to provide service to serial inebriates – patients who are transported multiple times to emergency rooms for intoxication. These individuals … [Read more…]

L.A. City Council to Discuss Energy Conservation

4% of City’s buildings use half of our electricity A program initiated by a Councilmembers Huizar and Blumenfield motion to save energy by working with the City’s largest energy consumers to better track their usage and increase their efficiency is scheduled to be considered by the Los Angeles City Council next week. The plan would … [Read more…]

City Council Approves Historic Recycling Program

Today the L.A. City Council unanimously approved our game-changing Zero Waste L.A. program, which will implement a complete overhaul of commercial and multi-family waste collection and dramatically increase recycling throughout the city. The program, which Councilmembers Paul Koretz and José Huizar introduced as a motion in 2010 and worked on during Huizar’s time as Chair of the … [Read more…]

LA City Council Votes to Limit Size of ‘McMansions’

The City Council voted 12-0 to curb the size of homes that can be built on small lots, as the ‘McMansion’ trend divides LA neighborhoods. The City Council moved Wednesday to further limit the size of so-called “McMansions.” In a 12-0 vote, the council asked the city attorney to draft up an amendment to the … [Read more…]