Upcoming Virtual Meeting
NWSPNC Planning & Land Use Committee Meeting
Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 6:00pm

NWSPNC Community Issues Committee Meeting
Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 6:00pm

NWSPNC Public Safety Committee Meeting
Thursday, August 27, 2020, 6:00pm

Check website for agendas (posted 72 hours prior to meeting)
Youth Board Seat Applications Now Being Accepted
City of LA Updates
Mayor Kicks Off “L.A. Connected” to Support Hard-Hit Families
On August 12th, Mayor Eric Garcetti launched L.A. Connected, an effort to help Angelenos hardest-hit by COVID-19 access vital financial relief. The City’s effort will connect struggling families with critical sources of economic security in the face of the ongoing pandemic, including Economic Impact Payments, unemployment insurance, income tax credits, and banking resources. READ MORE
Free Trees
If you have turned your attention to home improvement during the pandemic, the City of LA would like to remind everyone that you can order up to 7 trees for FREE and the non-profit  City Plants will deliver them right to your front door! Choose from 30 different water-efficient species for either your street or yard! You can also request trees for your business or apartment building or sign up your entire block to get street trees! Let's plant the future of our neighborhoods today! Order your free trees here: https://www.cityplants.org/our-programs/
LA County Updates
COVID-19 cases in San Pedro as of 8:00 p.m., August 13
Cases 1,028; Deaths 26
(number includes San Pedro and unincorporated area of La Rambla; number does not include cases at Terminal Island Federal Correctional Institution).  
Source: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

The LA County Public Health Officer has issued an order to Prohibit Group Events and Gatherings, Require Social Distancing Measures, and the Closure of Certain Businesses. The order states, “….the Los Angeles County Health Officer issued an order to prohibit all indoor and outdoor, public and private events and gatherings within a confined space, where 50 or more members of the public are expected to attend at the same time, to require physical distancing measures and temporary closure of certain businesses. “
 Also, if Los Angeles Police Department officers respond to and verify that a large party is occurring at a property, and there’s evidence that the venue has repeatedly engaged in such behavior, the department will request that the city shut off water and power services within 48 hours.

UPDATE: Protocol for Colleges & Universities Released
Photo: East Los Angeles College 
LA County's Department of Public Health (DPH) has released it's Protocol for Institutes of Higher Education, which, among other things, states essential operations at colleges and universities may continue, but most academic instruction must continue to be done virtually. Regrettably, LA County's community transmission rates remain high.
If you haven't read it yet, below we share highlights on what's new or may have changed:
  • Institutions may continue to offer in person training;
  • Instruction only for students who are or will become part of the essential workforce (and only for required activities that cannot be accomplished through virtual learning);
  • Faculty and other staff may come to campus for the purpose of providing distance learning, and other activities related to the purposes above, as well as maintaining minimum basic operations; 
  • Colleges and universities should limit their on-campus student residency to only providing housing for students who have no alternative housing options;
  • Collegiate sports may ONLY proceed in compliance with all the California Department of Public Health Specific Interim Guidance for Collegiate Athletics.

DPH continues to work closely with the State to ensure that when students return to campuses, the environment will be safe for all. As guidance is updated, we will let you know.
Voting - What to expect this November
Voting in LA County this November? Know someone who is? If so, LA County wants to make sure you and yours know what to expect come November.

Beginning October 6, LA County will mail all registered voters a Vote By Mail ballot. In addition to receiving the Vote by Mail Ballot, registered voters will also have more options for returning the ballot, as well as the option to track their ballot with a free "Where's My Ballot" service (if you missed this announcement, read it here).

LA County's Registrar-Recorder Dean C. Logan has worked hard to make sure all registered voters in LA County are ready for this November's election. That is why you'll find information on LA County's new voting options in multiple languages. 

For additional voting information, including whether you're registered to vote in LA County or how to register, visit LA County's Registrar-Recorder website at lavote.net.

Continue to support local
San Pedro businesses!

2020 Census
Have you taken the census yet? Due to the Covid crisis, the deadline has been extended, and you can quickly do it online here: TAKE THE CENSUS  -- Safe, easy, and secure!

Free Virtual Family Art Workshop
Virtual Family Art Workshop presented by Angels Gate

Saturday, August 15, 3:00 - 5:00pm, on Zoom.

Free Virtual Art Workshop open to all ages. To receive the zoom link and list of supplies needed for the workshop, click here
Reputable Sources for Covid-19 Updates