How to Vote in LA County
Over 50 million people in the United States have already voted including nearly 6 million Californians. This year, every registered voter in California will receive a Vote by Mail ballot. If you missed the October 19 voter registration deadline, you can still register and vote in-person at any Vote Center starting October 24 up until Election Day on November 3.
Whether you’re voting by mail or in-person, make a plan to vote as early as possible. Vote by Mail ballots can be immediately returned via mail or official drop boxes — or at all Vote Centers, which begin opening on October 24. Find a drop box location or Vote Center.

Neighborhood Purpose Grants

DEADLINE 10/30/20.
NWSPNC Virtual Meetings
(Note: Agendas will be posted at least 72 hours prior to the meeting)

Community Issues Committee
5:00PM on Tues, October 27, 2020

Planning & Land Use Committee
6:00PM on Wed, October 28, 2020

Sustainability Committee Meeting
6:00PM on Thurs, October 29, 2020

6:00PM on Mon., November 9, 2020
Safe Halloween Suggestions from LA County

Face coverings instead of costume masks. Virtual pumpkin-carving parties. No trick or treating. As fall approaches, health officials in California's most populous county are asking residents to plan for an unusual Halloween. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday released guidance to help families plan for a pandemic-safe Halloween, discouraging traditional festivities and recommending socially distant alternatives.

Officials had released guidance on Tuesday that strictly prohibited trick or treating, but updated it to distinguish between activities that are banned under the county's health order and those that are not recommended. Trick or treating falls in the latter category.

Dr. Barbara Ferrer, the county's public health director, said at a press briefing Wednesday there is no way to guarantee trick or treating can be done safely, and described the public health guidance as "very sensible."

"Trick or treating, we're highly recommending that it not happen," she said. "We don't think it's an appropriate activity during a pandemic." Wednesday's guidance stresses that Halloween gatherings, carnivals, festivals, live entertainment and haunted house attractions are not allowed this year. The county's health order prohibits any gatherings or events with non-household members, even outdoors.

The guidance also advises against door-to-door and car-to-car trick or treating, noting it is difficult to avoid crowding and sharing food in those situations.
"Door to door trick or treating is not recommended because it can be very difficult to maintain proper social distancing on porches and at front doors, ensure that everyone answering or coming to the door is appropriately masked to prevent disease spread, and because sharing food is risky," the document reads.

Instead, officials recommend residents celebrate Halloween online or from a safe distance. Suggestions include holding parties and activities like pumpkin carving and costume contests virtually and participating in drive-by events or festive car parades.

Revelers can also safely attend Halloween-themed events at places like drive-in theaters and outdoor restaurants and museums, in compliance with public health guidance. CONTINUE READING...

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Beware of Energy Vampires!
October is known for pumpkins and costumes, but it's also National Energy Awareness Month -- the perfect time to be energy efficient and conserve by eliminating phantom energy. Slay “energy vampires” by unplugging cell phone chargers, computers, and other appliances that drain energy when not in use.
We also have energy-saving tools, programs, and tips that can help you take a bite out of your electricity bill. Try our Energy Advisor to assess your home's energy efficiency and follow some simple energy conservation tips to reduce your energy costs. Energy efficiency is key to saving money today and an important part of our work toward achieving a clean energy future for L.A. together.
Student Engineer Internships Available
DWP is currently accepting applications for their Summer 2021 Student Engineer Program. The program provides college-level engineering students with practical on-the-job-training and experience. Students are paired with LADWP engineers and work in technical teams throughout the organization.
The deadline to apply is December 19, 2020.
1309-1331 S. Pacific Avenue Public Hearing
The City Council's Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 10:00am. 

Help for our Unsheltered Neighbors
There are more than 66,000 people experiencing homelessness in L.A. County on any given night and we must continue to expand the supply of affordable housing to bring people indoors and provide the necessary services to help solve their homelessness. 
Questions about Project Homekey
Curious to know how Project Homekey differs from Project Roomkey? 
Homekey builds upon Project Roomkey, which was an urgent, but temporary, initiative to bring seniors and other medically vulnerable people experiencing homelessness indoors to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through leasing hotel rooms. Homekey will add more than 600 new interim housing rooms, which will convert to permanent housing units, and provide necessary supportive services to our most vulnerable residents.
Los Angeles County is receiving $78.3 million in funding for Homekey from the State of California. The County is contributing funds from local, state, and federal sources to complete each acquisition and operate the facilities as interim housing, then renovate them into permanent supportive housing, and operate them as permanent supportive housing - bringing our most vulnerable residents indoors and provide them with critical services.
Los Angeles County’s Homekey sites are slated to open on a rolling basis in early 2021. 

If you are in need of housing, please call 2-1-1 or click here
To learn more about L.A.County and Homekey click here.

Mobile Showers in San Pedro
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Celebrate the Season: LA Made at the Los Angeles Public Library
On October 29th, join Self Help Graphics and Arts Barrio Mobile Artists and learn how to create traditional Día de Los Muertos crafts to honor the dead. For this workshop, you will need colorful tissue paper, a Papel Picado template, a stapler, twine or string, and a glue stick. Learn more about Self Help Graphic's season of Día de Los Muertos programs at or on Instagram at @SHG1970.
More Programs Available online at the LAPL's Facebook and YouTube Channels:
Two Fun Contests for Grades 1-12
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More Halloween Activities
The 18th annual SCARY STORIES is going online for the first time ever! Join us around the virtual bonfire for an all-new program of tales for the Halloween season suitable for all ages.

Available at no charge October 24-31 at this url:

Listen at your leisure, but be sure to turn off the lights!
6th Annual Environmental Justice Conference
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 8:00am-12noon
Free to Attend

This virtual conference brings together community voices that forge solutions to environmental justice and public health challenges.

Esta conferencia virtual reúne las voces de la comunidad que forjan soluciones a los desafíos de la justicia ambiental y la salud pública.

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