HOMELESS TO HOUSING: Successful Models for Change

Join special guests Assembly Member Adrin Nazarian, State Senators Ben Allen and Holly Mitchell, Council Members Mike Bonin and David Ryu, Stakeholders, and Concerned Residents for a forum on successful strategies on homelessness.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
7:00 pm

Harmony Gold Theater
7655 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Register at www.povertymattersusa.org

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LADWP Urges Saving Energy While Staying Safe During Heat Wave

With temperatures expected to exceed 100 degrees in the San Fernando Valley today, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) urges customers to conserve energy use where possible, while not jeopardizing their health and safety.

“During times of extreme heat, we strongly encourage customers to conserve electricity as long as it does not jeopardize their own health or the health of their pets,” General Manager Marcie Edwards said.

LADWP officials said energy demand on Thursday was the highest so far this year – 5,679 megawatts – and is expected to be about the same today. The all-time peak power demand was 6,396 megawatts, reached on Sept. 16, 2014. Power use in Los Angeles averages about 4,700 megawatts during the summer, and usually increases in late August through September. Read more

City Aims to Cut Annual Traffic Deaths by 200

More than 200 people die on LA streets each year, and most of those deaths happen on just six percent of streets.

Sitting at a desk in the middle of a Boyle Heights street, Mayor Eric Garcetti today signed an executive directive aimed at cutting traffic fatalities in the city to zero by 2025.

The directive calls for reaching the goal, dubbed “Vision Zero,” by creating safer streets, enforcing traffic laws and conducting more public education.

The mayoral action sets up a steering committee consisting of mayoral, police, fire, public works and county public health staff that will target areas most in need of safety upgrades. Those officials are to report back on Dec. 1 with suggestions for cutting traffic fatalities 20 percent by 2017. Read more

Urgent Transit Survey

Dear Friend,

I need your advice.

California faces a transportation infrastructure crisis. As a member of the Special Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Development, I am tasked with constructing a forward thinking, sustainable, and fiscally responsible plan to fund our State’s transportation infrastructure.

Please take a minute to answer a very short survey on your transportation priorities.

Thank you so much for your time. Together, we can build the California we deserve.

Sincerely,

Adrin Nazarian
Assemblymember, 46th District

Bicycle Thefts Increasing in Panorama City

Mission Division has seen a spike in bicycle thefts recently. These have mainly occurred in the area of Van Nuys Bl & Roscoe Bl at the Panorama Mall. In most cases the bikes are locked to a bike rack. It is a good idea to invest in a heavy duty U-lock for one’s bike. Although no lock is cut proof 100%, U-Locks are very difficult to cut and take apart compared to the basic chain lock which can be cut with heavy chain cutters.

There are many types of heavy duty bike locks out there for one to purchase. It all depends on the bike and style one prefers.

Be smart, keep your bikes secure when out in public and keep them locked and stored while at home. Make it difficult for criminals to run off with your stuff.

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