WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - August 9, 2018
After trapping two Oriental Fruit Flies locally, Los Angeles County is moving quickly to stop the spread of these flies, which can affect over 400 types of fruits and vegetables.

See treatment plan details and maps, and a list of affected food plants, in this PDF:
Register to Become a Certified Umpire for Baseball & Softball
If you're interested in becoming a certified baseball and softball umpire, then join the FREE Baseball League Umpire Education (B.L.U.E) Program at Northridge Recreation Center! Once you've completed the program, participants will receive a B.L.U.E. Certification from City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and an umpire starter kit for free!

The program is opened to both men and women. Register today by emailing David Gadelha at  david.gadelha@lacity.org  or calling (818)-765-0284.
Free Back Packs
Helping the Homelessness
Contribute to LA Sanitation's Non Perishable Food Drive Aug 6-17
You can contribute to LA Sanitation’s Non-Perishable Food Drive, happening Monday August 6th – Friday August 17th.

Build Your Business Training Series at LA Law Library
Tuesdays this Fall at  LA Law Library , learn all the things you “didn’t know you needed to know” about building your business.
Experts in law, finance &marketing, among other subjects, will present this 14-part series giving entrepreneurs and business owners the practical and comprehensive training needed to set up a business for long-term growth and success. Classes are held on Tuesdays 12:00-2:00, August 7 through November 5, 2018. All classes are FREE, generously sponsored by the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library with the support of Pacific Western Bank. READ MORE
August Audubon Calendar
El Mercado at the York Village
A direct and compelling headline
Sunday, August 12th
Solar Movie Night - Aug. 16th
Solar Movie Night: Watch The Lorax with GRID GLA & Audubon!
Thursday, August 16 at 6 PM - 10 PM
August 19th at Avenue 50 Studio
Quincy Night II - August 25th
Saturday, August 25 at 7 PM - 12 AM
3540 N Mission Rd, Los Angeles, California 90031

Last Chance to Take the Survey
The City of Los Angeles is in the initial stages of developing an Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) funded by a grant from CAL FIRE. The goal of the UFMP is to help guide the planting, care, protection, and sustainability of the City’s urban trees.
To ensure this plan considers and incorporates resident priorities, the following survey is provided for your voice to be heard. We want to know where focus should be placed as the UFMP is developed. This survey will be collecting responses through August 10, 2018.
Photo Credit: UFMP
LAPD Cadet Leadership Program
The next  Cadet Leadership Academy  starts on August 11, 2018! You can head over to your nearest  LAPD Police Station  and ask to speak with a Youth Services Officer (YSO) for more information. If you really want to be prepared, download and complete the  Cadet Application  so you can give it to your YSO when you meet!
New Walk-In Tutoring Service at Arroyo Seco Library
August approaches. With it comes the start of school and the realization that 2018 is already more than half way gone. Take a look at the August schedule so you can make plans to attend the things that look good to you. You'll note that the library has a new service, Walk-in Tutoring (for adults), every other Thursday evening and a Minecraft Workshop for kids that requires registration.
No Matter How Hot It Gets Outside, the Library Is Always Cool
Summer Night Lights 2018
Youth Benefit Car & Bike Show - Aug. 19
Puppets in the Park - August 19th.
Play Music on the Porch Day - Aug. 25
Latina Writers Conference in September
Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair 2018
Highland Park Independent Film Festival
The 5th annual independent film festival is coming OCTOBER 4-7 to the Historic Highland Theatre in the heart of Highland Park. CALL FOR ENTRIES are now live. 20% off to the first 20 submissions. Visit www.hpifilmfest.com to submit your film today! #nela #hpiff2018 #supportindiefilm #shorts #features #filmfreeway
Legal Assistance for Immigrants
News from the Mayor
Learn to Swim
LA City Seasonal Pools are officially open for the summer?

Splash into a fun and healthy sport this summer with SwimLA! As a City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks program, SwimLA offers affordable swim lessons for kids ages 4-17 at all City pools, all summer long. Swimming not only beats the summer heat – it teaches kids a lifesaving skill. Morning, afternoon and evening lessons are offered from June 18 – August 31. Space is limited. Encourage your family members, colleagues and community to sign up today!

The Swim LA program ensures that everyone is given an opportunity to learn how to swim by offering lessons at a low cost. Scholarships are available for qualified patrons, on a first come, first served basis. You can sign up today at www.SWIMLA.org , or in person at designated swimming pools or call (323) 906-7953 .
"Don't Flush That" Campaign
Our sewer system carries wastewater to one of four plants, where it is highly treated and discharged into the river or ocean. Flushing anything but human waste and toilet paper can cause blockages, back ups, and sewer line breaks. When this happens, untreated sewage can enter the storm drain system and impact our beaches.You can help protect our waterways, beaches, and the environment. Please don't litter, and never use your toilet as a trash can. Unused medicine and sharps such as needles and lancets can be dropped off at SAFE Centers across the city. #DontFlushThat
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