Upcoming NWSPNC Virtual Meetings
Vaccine Town Hall April 27th
The Department of Public Health will be hosting a COVID-19 Vaccine Virtual Town Hall on Tuesday, April 27th at 6 pm. Public Health will give members of the public a vaccine update and answer questions submitted. Click here to register.
TUESDAY: RANCHO SAN PEDRO
EIR COMMUNITY MEETING
A notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement will be given for a public housing project site in San Pedro.

The project site consists of approximately 21 acres and is located at 275 West First Street. Public comments, either verbal or written, relating to the scope of the Environmental Impact Report are requested and will be accepted during the scoping meeting on Zoom.

The Scoping Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. You may click on the zoom link HERE and enter the Meeting ID: 929 3652 8288, Passcode: 392390. Dial by your location:+1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose). Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acHYR0ouvG.
Vote-By-Mail in the NWSPNC Election;
On-Line Request Portal now Open.
Visit our Election web page for all the details.
Public Safety Reminder
Wear bright or reflective clothing when walking at night. Make yourself as visible as possible, especially when walking with children and pets.
News from Controller Ron Galperin
Safeguarding Public Resources
Controller Galperin released a report on his office’s efforts to reduce fraud, waste and abuse involving City resources in 2020. The Controller’s Fraud Waste and Abuse (FWA) Unit is responsible for investigating allegations of the misuse of resources by employees, contractors and others — such as stealing City assets, payroll fraud, contract bid rigging, kickbacks and gross mismanagement. Last year, the FWA Unit received 460 new complaints, a decrease of 15 percent from the 543 cases received in the previous year.

Webinar May 11, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated job displacement and unemployment trends – precipitated by advancements in technology and automation. Although these disruptive forces impacting the workforce are not new, they do exacerbate long standing social inequities embedded in our pre-COVID economic landscape. READ MORE
Getting Tested For COVID-19 Is Still Important
As more people get vaccinated and we move towards herd immunity, the LA County Department of Health Services reminds residents that it is still important to get tested. Get tested if you have symptoms, if you have been asked to by a public health official, or if you think you have been exposed. 
In the video above, learn about pop-up COVID-19 testing sites open in community spaces like parks, churches and grocery stores. By knowing if you have COVID-19, you can help stop the spread by isolating yourself immediately and protect yourself and others.

Find testing locations by calling 211 or visit https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/.

For other community resources visit www.covidhelpla.org.
Appointments are currently not needed and you are able to register on-site at LA County and City of LA testing sites. Appointments can still be made and can help reduce wait times. View our FAQs for more information on COVID-19 testing in LA County.

Free COVID-19 Testing Kiosk at USS Iowa in San Pedro
(Photo by Scott Varley/MediaNews Group/Torrance Daily Breeze via Getty Images)

Los Angeles County opened a free COVID-19 testing kiosk Tuesday at the Battleship Iowa, which is docked at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro.

Supervisor Janice Hahn said testing remains important to slowing transmission of the virus while vaccine remains in limited supply.

"Our vaccination effort is our top priority -- but until everyone has the opportunity to get vaccinated, testing is an important part of slowing the spread of this virus and protecting our community," Hahn said. READ MORE

Summer Camp scholarships
for low-income families
STEM Adventure Camp at the Battleship IOWA
Thanks to support from the Port of LA, qualifying low-income families can sign up their children for a free summer camp experience. The link to the scholarship application can be found at here.

WHAT IS REAL ID?
California's REAL ID Deadline is October 1, 2021
The federal REAL ID Act places new rules on which forms of identification may be used to board flights within the United States (U.S.) and enter secure federal facilities, such as military bases, federal courthouses, and other federal facilities. A California issued REAL ID driver license or identification card meets these new requirements and is marked with a gold bear and star.

Applying for a REAL ID requires proofs of identity, social security number (SSN) if eligible, California residency, and a trip to a DMV office. READ MORE

Operation NEXT Water Supply Program
Public Comment Period Extended to May 14!
A Program Environmental Impact Report is being prepared for the proposed Operation NEXT Water Supply Program developed by LADWP in partnership with LASAN’s Hyperion 2035. Dubbed as LA's next major water source, Operation NEXT will allow for 100% recycling of available treated wastewater for beneficial reuse that will help L.A. to achieve long-term sustainability goals. READ MORE
Covid-19 Renter's Assistance
Go Green Workshop April 28, 2021
Buscaino Community Grants Program
Renew, Energize, and Donate
2021 SPAA Harbor Wide Virtual Student Art Competition
Deadline for online or actual submission is June 20th.
Shop Local

Continue to support local San Pedro businesses!
Reputable Sources for Covid-19 Updates
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