If your mobile phone service provider is AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon, you can now report spam texts by forwarding them to 7726 (which spells SPAM). A report will be automatically made to your carrier, who will handle it from there.
Mobile users in LA County now have the ability to send text messages to 9-1-1, giving hearing and speech impaired residents, or those in situations where it is too dangerous to dial 9-1-1, and making noise could put their life in jeopardy, a potentially lifesaving option.
Check in on your neighbors and elderly loved ones as this heat wave creates “a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible.” Summer is almost officially over, and it’s going out on a dangerously hot note. Weather Service officials issued a heat advisory for the Los Angeles region, warning of “a dangerous situation in […]
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 The annual National Night Out Celebration is just around the corner! National Night Out is a neighborhood celebration recognized around the country to strengthen bonds between communities and the police officers that serve them. Come out to enjoy games, food, and a movie under the stars!
Or send an email, in your choice of English or Spanish. That’s a change from days of yore, when you had to get the information for yourself. During last July’s heat storm, parts of Los Angeles sustained lengthy power outages, along with a shortage of information about when they would end. The Twitter rants from Angelenos kept […]
A ridge of high pressure will continue to keep temperatures above normal Monday, but relief is in sight. A weekend heat wave is expected to continue to scorch the Los Angeles region with above average temperatures Monday. Sunday saw record heat in parts of the city and triple digit temperatures in the valleys. A ridge […]
Hello stakeholders, we learned of a new feature on LAPD website when I’d to call non-emergency LAPD for another issue. The helpful dispatcher informed us about this new feature, iWatchLA and we wanted to share with our neighborhood: “http://www.lapdonline.org/iwatchla” –> then click “To file an online report click here.” You can also download the iWatchLA […]
L.A. County earthquake early-warning app is now available on iPhone and Android devices through the Apple APP Store and Google Play Store. This phone app alerts Los Angeles County residents to earthquakes, possibly giving critical seconds of warning before shaking starts. You may receive the alert before during or after shaking.
Mosquitoes collected from across the San Fernando Valley have tested positive for West Nile Virus. Ten mosquito samples collected from six communities in the San Fernando Valley tested positive for West Nile virus, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District announced Monday. The samples were collected in Encino, Northridge, Panorama City, Porter Ranch, Sherman […]
L.A. City Council to impose new fines in crackdown on ‘party houses’ On Wednesday, February 21st, the City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to rein in out-of-control party houses in Los Angeles. The ordinance creates a series of escalating fines against the homeowners or those who rent from them, who use their homes for massive […]
It was this week 24 years ago that residents of Los Angeles awoke to one of the most severe earthquakes to ever strike our region. The Northridge Earthquake resulted in 57 lives lost, over 8700 injuries, tens of billions of dollars in damage, and reminded us all of the precarious geography of our city. It was in the wake of this […]
Though crews have the LA County wildfires mostly contained, Northridge residents are advised to take precautions for the smoke. Although firefighters are getting the upper hand on the wildfires burning in the Southland, unhealthy air was expected to continue Monday afternoon due to smoke rising from the blazes. The county Department of Public Health issued […]
Fire Investigators may be looking at the role Southern California Edison utilities could have played in the region’s wildfires. Southern California Edison on Tuesday said it believes fire officials are investigating the company for its possible role in the catastrophic wildfires raging across the region. About 250,000 acres have been burnt by multiple wildfires since last […]
L.A. Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com/2017/10/29/csun-police-are-now-wearing-body-cameras-in-move-to-enhance-bonds-with-community/ For Cal State Northridge’s Police Services the decision to begin wearing body cameras was an easy one. “This is not new technology,” said CSUN Chief of Police Anne Glavin. “It’s been around the country; it’s just that it’s our turn. And part of it was the amount of time for researching it, deciding which […]
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 […]
What is El Niño? El Niño is a warming of the Pacific Ocean near the equator caused by a weakening of the trade winds that normally push sun-warmed waters to the west. When ocean temperatures are warmer or cooler than normal, they can affect weather around the world. In the United States, El Niño often […]
In preparation for the holidays, L.A. Sanitation is asking people not to pour fats, oils, and grease down the drain. This can be damaging not only to pipes in the home, but also to outside sewer lines. LA Sanitation is now accepting household fryer oil for recycling at our S.A.F.E. Centers. The oil will be […]
Each year, LA Sanitation (LASAN) prepares itself and Los Angeles residents and businesses for the rainy season. This year, we are anticipating El Niño, which will likely cause higher-intensity storms and potential flooding. What can residents and businesses do to prepare? Check your catch basins to make sure they
There has been a significant increase of copper wire thefts targeting the city’s street lighting system in various neighborhoods, causing street lights to go dark for a period of time. If you observe a wire theft in process or see any suspicious activity around street lights, please call 9-1-1 immediately. How to determine what is […]
The LAPD is alerting the public about a recent rash of phone scams that seek ransom for taking family members hostage. According to the police, the victims are contacted by a suspect who states they are holding a family member hostage. The caller then demands money to be wired, threatening they will kill or hurt […]