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LAFD ENDORSES "READY! SET! GO!" WHEN WILDFIRES THREATEN HOMES
The LAFD has published a booklet outlining the recommended "READY! SET! GO!" in response to the threat of wildfires. The old advice to "Stay and Protect" has proven to be fatally wrong - its implementation in the Australian fires last year cost many lives. Take a look at this booklet and use it to prepare your family and your home for fire ... the lives you save may be your own. Watch the Video then read this important booklet READY! SET! GO! ...

LOS ANGELES WILL ISSUE CITATIONS FOR WATERING ON WRONG DAYS
A Los Angeles City Ordinance requires automatic sprinklers to be used only 3 days a week - and which 3 days is determined by your street address number:
EVEN NUMBERS: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday
ODD NUMBERS: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

No automatic watering may be done on Saturday, regardless of your address. All watering must be completed by 9:00am and cannot start before 4:00pm. Hand watering is allowed at any time. DWP Teams do drive around the City to monitor compliance - and effective August 1, 2014 citations can be issued - the fine is $7,500.00 per day.
HOLLYWOOD FAULT LINE RUNS UNDER MAJOR BUILDINGS NEAR US
The California Geological Survey released a preliminary map of a section of the Hollywood fault in January 2014. The state may make adjustments to the final map, to be released later this year, after hearing appeals from building owners. When the map is made official, construction will be allowed in the state-designated earthquake fault zone only if owners prove new buildings won’t be on top of the fault.

The exact location of the Hollywood fault has not been established in many areas. The lines are the California Geological Survey's estimate of the fault's location, with varying levels of confidence. This Los Angeles Times animated fly-over is chilling - but fascinating nonetheless ...

DWP WARNS OF IMPOSTORS SEEKING BILL PAYMENT OVER THE PHONE
The Los Angeles DWP cautions customers to beware of impostors posing as utility personnel making service-related telephone calls. These impostors seek to obtain money from customers over the phone by claiming the customer has an overdue bill. The impostors tell the customer to go to a nearby pharmacy and call a specific telephone number back with the customer's financial information.
To report suspicious activity: call LADWP Security Services at
(213) 367-3373 or (213) 367-9111.

Additional Information

LOS ANGELES COUNTY ISSUES EMERGENCY SURVIVAL GUIDE
Los Angeles County has issued a new Emergency Survival Guide prepared, in part, with FEMA grant money. This Guide is an invaluable source of information - especially for families living in the hills. Please download a copy and read it - there's a lot of material that will help you and your family be better prepared for any kind of emergency. Please contact Bob Bowker for additional information, or assistance setting up your Family Plan ...

LA COUNTY RUNS REVERSE 9-1-1 EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
Los Angeles County has implemented an emergency mass notification system that will be used to contact County residents and businesses via recorded phone messages, text messages or e-mail messages in case of emergency. Because the "Alert LA County" system uses the 911 database, only land-line numbers are automatically included in the system. If you have a cellular or Voice-over-IP number and would like to be notified on that device, or if you would like an e-mail notification, you must register those telephone numbers and/or your e-mail address. Register online

LA TIMES ONLINE MAP OF RECENT CRIMES IN ALL OF LOS ANGELES
The Los Angeles Times web site has an interactive map of crimes committed by day and date. Here's the link to Hollywood Hills West. Drag the Timeline under the map to see past reports ...

Our Association maintains close contact with the LAPD, and we list all reports of crime on our Crime Alerts page.


RESCUE EXPERTS AGREE - "DROP COVER AND HOLD ON" SAVES LIVES
Official rescue teams from the U.S. and other countries who have searched for trapped people in collapsed structures around the world, as well as emergency managers, researchers, and school safety advocates, all agree that "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes.

Methods like standing in a doorway, running outside, and "triangle of life" method are considered dangerous and are not recommended. Details ...


DISPOSE OF YOUR OLD PAINT - AND NOT IN YOUR GARBAGE CANS!
Many residents have asked where they should dispose of paint, solvents, batteries, old computers, crying children, anything that's toxic to the environment. Don't throw these items in your blue, black or green garbage cans - it's ilegal, and the City will track down offenders. The solution - City Collection Centers. It would be nice if there was a more convenient drop off, but here is the closest one to us, over near UCLA.
And just a reminder - the storm overflows on our streets drain directly into the Pacific which allows you to swim in anything you throw down there ...


Update from LAPD Capt. Girmalla
News from LAPD Senior Lead Officer

Do you have an event that we can list in 'Happenings' ...? Please send an e-mail to CanyonHappenings@nicholscanyon.org and we'll add it to our Calendar ...

Just in the last 90 days, your neighbors have asked for referrals in these 5 categories:
  • Auto Detail/car Wash
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Part-Time Bookkeeper
  • Solar Energy
  • Taxi Service

    Do you have a referral, or do you need a referral ...? Go to Canyon 411 and check it out!


    SCAM ALERT: DWP IMPERSONATORS
    Los Angeles DWP and the LAPD are warning residents of imposters posing as DWP employees making unexpected or emergency service calls. Once these imposters gain entrance to the house, they split up - one talks with the owner, the other ransacks the home. More info in this DWP Alert Notice.

    GOT GRAFFITI ...? LET US KNOW!
    It's working ...!!! We collected 17 locations of graffiti, took photos and reported them to the LAPD and the City - and they have been already been removed! Please continue to help with this ... send an e-mail with the address to graffiti@nicholscanyon.org - attach a photo if possible - we'll coordinate with the City to get it cleaned up ... we can make a difference!

    CANYON PETS GALLERY
    Send us a photo of your furry, scaley, feathered friend with their name. Your family pets are our neighbors too and are a part of our planning for a safe community. E-mail your favorite photograph of your family pet to us for the web site pets@nicholscanyon.org ... and see how many Canyon Pet Residents you recognize in our Photo Album!

    INJURED/ORPHANED ANIMALS
    If you find an injured or orphaned animal, please call California Wildlife Center's hospital at (818) 591-9453 from 8am - 6pm, seven days a week; or the Emergency Hotline: (310) 458-WILD. Details ...

    PARKED DUMPSTERS TO BE TOWED
    The LAPD has told us that dumpsters parked on our streets will be towed if -

  • there's no flag man, and
  • it obstructs the flow of traffic, or
  • it's parked on a corner obstructing vision

    Please send a photo of any dumpsters that fit this description, along with the street address where it's located, to our

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