April 30, 2020 | Regular Edition
City News
City Meetings
The public hearing to consider a proposed increase to solid waste service rates scheduled for Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. has been continued to Monday, May 11, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

At the public hearing, the City Council will hear and consider protests to the proposed increase to solid waste service rates for residential customers. Any property owner subject to the proposed increase may submit a written protest. A majority protest exists if at the end of the public hearing, there are written protests submitted (and not withdrawn) by the owners of a majority of the parcels subject to the proposed increase. No more than one written protest per parcel of property will be counted in calculating a majority protest. 
           
How to Submit a Written Protest
To submit a written protest against the proposed increase, residents must :
  1. Identify the parcel or property;
  2. Identify the property owner or solid waste customer on file;
  3. State the opposition to the proposed increase; and
  4. Include the signature of the owner.  

Due to the City Hall closure, in compliance with Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Safer At Home Order, the City strongly encourages you to submit your written protests by mail with sufficient time to arrive at City Hall prior to the public hearing. To be counted, protests mailed to City Hall must arrive prior to the close of the Public Hearing on May 11, 2020. Written protests may be mailed to the City Clerk, City Hall, 1245 N. Hacienda Road, La Habra Heights, CA 90631. If you would like to personally deliver a written protest, please use the drop box located in front of City Hall. If you need accommodations to submit a written protest, please contact Anna Badillo in the City Clerk’s Office at (562) 694-6302 or  abadillo@lhhcity.org

All protests must include a signature of the owner to be counted.
Brush Clearance
Safer at Home also means a safer Brush Clearance season. Residents are encouraged to use this time at home to make sure your property meets brush clearance guidelines. Due to the upcoming fire season, it is important for residents to continue to meet the May 1st deadline. The Fire Department will begin inspections after the Public Hearing scheduled for Monday, May 11, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
Los Angeles County
Fire Department Delivers Safety Messages, as Wildfire Season Approaches
Over the last couple of weeks, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) has seen a concerning surge in home fires across the County. As residents continue to follow the  Safer At Home Order , L.A. County encourages families to be mindful of fire hazards at home, and to practice fire escape safety steps with family members and loved ones.

LACoFD has also recently released a new family-friendly fire safety tool, named the Family Instructions for Rapid Escape (FIRE) guide, and an accompanying coloring book. Both are available at no cost and can be downloaded from LACoFD’s website,  fire.lacounty.gov

The  FIRE  guide walks families through simple steps to ensure a fire-safe home, and teaches new strategies to safely escape if a fire strikes at home. LACoFD asks that residents make sure they have  working smoke detectors  and carbon monoxide detectors on each level of their home. 

Additionally, with warmer weather approaching, wildfire season is also coming soon to L.A. County. LACoFD is planning for wildfires and looking at what the wildfire season may look like during the COVID-19 pandemic. For residents who live in a wildland interface area, now is a good time to:

  • Clear leaves and other debris from roofs, gutters, and decks.
  • Remove flammable materials like firewood stacks and low hanging trees around your roof to create a defensible space around your home. 
  • Prepare your family’s “Ready, Set, Go!” wildfire action plan. 
  • Look at ways to “Harden your Home,” by protecting vents near eaves and consider installing double-pane windows. Please make sure your address is visible to firefighters. 

For more fire safety tips, visit  fire.lacounty.gov .

Additionally, as the weather heats up, the County wants to highlight the importance of  water safety  for families who own or access swimming pools:

  • Never take your eyes off a child that is near or in a swimming pool; children can “drown without a sound.”
  • Don’t rely on fences or barriers and inflatable devices for safety in a swimming pool.
  • Even if your child has had swimming lessons, they are still at risk for drowning; nothing substitutes adult supervision.
  • Learn CPR, you never know when you might need this life-saving skill.

For more summer season safety tips, visit  here .
California Reopening Plan
California has made progress bending the curve but the risk of COVID-19 is still very real. Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Governor Gavin Newsom announced details on how California plans to modify the Stay-At-Home Order in the future.

These modifications are based on science, health & data & will happen in 4 stages listed below.
Call for Photos of
La Habra Heights
The City of La Habra Heights is currently in the process of redesigning the City website. However, the City is in need of residents help to finalize the project. The City is requesting residents submit photos of our beautiful community. Surprise us! Any photo taken within the city limits is eligible, we really want to see your pics of rural La Habra Heights: life in the hills and away from the city.
The City will be collecting submitted photos from Friday, May 1, 2020 through Sunday, May 31, 2020 . Please email your high-resolution photos to info@Lhhcity.org .


Below are size and quality requirements for photos to be used within the City Website.
C.D.C. Adds New Symptoms to List of Possible COVID-19 Symptoms
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded  its list of possible symptoms of the coronavirus,  a step that reflects the broad variation and unpredictability in the way the illness can affect individual patients.

Echoing the observations of doctors treating thousands of patients in the pandemic, the federal health agency changed its website to cite the following symptoms as possible indicators of COVID-19, the infection caused by the Coronavirus:

  • chills
  • repeated shaking with chills
  • muscle pain
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • loss of taste or smell

Previously it had listed just three symptoms: fever, cough and shortness of breath.

The C.D.C. added the six symptoms earlier this month after  new recommendations  were issued by an organization of public health epidemiologists that is responsible for defining which infectious diseases are tracked and reported to the agency. The organization, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists or C.S.T.E., recommended that COVID-19 be considered a nationally reportable illness and gave guidelines about how cases should be defined and identified.

The group’s recommendations say that cases should be reported if there are positive lab tests, but also if there are clinical symptoms that meet one of several thresholds. One category involves people who have cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Another involves people with two of the following symptoms: fever, chills, shivers, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or new dysfunction of taste and smell. Cases of people in both categories should be reported as likely COVID-19 only if there is no other more plausible diagnosis, the recommendations say.
While people who become seriously ill from Coronavirus infection primarily have acute respiratory distress, other symptoms that accompany the disease can vary widely, doctors and researchers have reported.

Credited: Pam Belluc, New York Times (4/27/2020)
Hacienda Golf Club
Hacienda Golf Club is pleased to introduce the Hacienda Marketplace where residents can place TO GO food orders during this unprecedented time. While abiding by the Los Angeles County Safer at Home Order, Hacienda Golf Club understands the convenience of nearby locations with prepared TO GO meals.   

Hacienda’s Marketplace selections include ready-to-eat hot meals, prepackaged heat-and-serve family style meals, fresh produce bundles, handmade pizza and spirits. 

  • AVAILABLE: Wednesday thru Sunday 
  • ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY 2:00 P.M. for same day pickup 
  • CURBSIDE PICK UP INSTRUCTIONS: Pickup Time 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Pull in through the Club’s main entrance and park in a designated TO GO parking space. Enter the Clubhouse through the main entrance and proceed to the Marketplace counter.  

To view the Marketplace menu and place your order please click the link below. 
Safer At Home Order
What it means to ME?
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) to provides answers specifically related to how the Public Health Order may impact different aspects of an individual's daily life. The list covers everything from activities you can do at home, housing, food and even healthcare.
Public Works
BE ADVISED

SINGLE LANE ROAD CLOSURE

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020 between 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. SCE/PAR will be replacing cross arms on two different poles in the same area and will require a single lane road closure near 3814 Hacienda Road.
BE ADVISED

FULL ROAD CLOSURE

On Thursday, May 7, 2020 between 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. SCE/PAR will require a full road closure near 1055 Avocado Crest.
BE ADVISED

FULL ROAD CLOSURE

On Thursday, May 7, between 9:00 A.M. to 12:30 A.M. SCE/PAR will be replacing cross arms on a utility pole and will require a full road closure near 1009 Picaacho Drive.
BE ADVISED

FULL ROAD CLOSURE

On Friday, May 8, between 9:00 A.M. to 12:30 A.M. SCE/PAR will be replacing a utility pole and require a full road closure near 1860 Nabal Road.
Rural Living
Safe Living
Prevent COVID-19
Safer at Home
As part of the City's continued efforts to promote public health and safety, we urge all residents to follow social distancing guidelines at all times. Make sure to check-in on family, friends and neighbors. Always Keep at least a 6 foot distance between you and other people or use your phone to call, text or send an email. When visiting essential businesses please wear a cloth facemask.

Elderly residents who are unable to leave their homes due to underlying health conditions or mobility issues for necessary food, supplies, and medications are encouraged to call City Hall. City staff is here to assist residents. If you have questions, know someone who may need assistance or would like additional information regarding City operations, call City Hall at (562) 694 - 6302 or email at info@Lhhcity.org. 

The phones are staffed during normal business hours, Monday–Thursdays from 8:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.
Other News
Stimulus Check
(COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments)
The IRS is committed to helping everyone receive their Economic Impact Payment as soon as possible. The payments, also referred to by some as stimulus checks, are automatic for most taxpayers. No further action is needed by taxpayers who filed tax returns in 2018 and 2019 and most seniors and retirees.

Still, many citizens have questions in regards to eligibility requirements, how to receive payment, and resources for extra assistance in checking the status of ones payment. Provided below is a guide of frequently asked questions that will assist residents during this unprecedented situation.
Energy Upgrade California
We are all doing our part by staying at home. That means household energy use has likely increased which could mean a rise in energy bills. Here are some simple tips and easy-to-use resources to help us all save energy and money during this difficult time.
SoCal Gas Company
Los Angeles County Dept of
Animal Care and Control

(Waives Adoption Fees For All Animals)
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) is currently waiving adoption fees at all seven animal care centers in an effort to quickly place animals in homes during the COVID-19 crisis. The fee waived adoptions are possible thanks to an $80,000 grant DACC was awarded from the Petco Foundation to support life-saving efforts for Los Angeles County animals.  

In addition to the fee waived adoptions, the Petco Foundation investment will enable DACC to undertake a variety of other lifesaving measures including purchasing necessary medical equipment and partnering with veterinary partners to provide pets in DACC care extensive medical treatment beyond the regular capacity of our medical program.

Those in LA County wishing to adopt must first make an appointment to visit their local care center by going to  www.animalcare.lacounty.gov .  
Census 2020
American Red Cross
Like a lot of life’s most precious resources, blood is perishable. We can’t stockpile it. You may make the difference between life and death for a patient in your community – and it only takes about an hour of your time!

We’re counting on generous donors like you to  make a blood donation appointment  for the days and weeks ahead to ensure a stable supply of blood for the most vulnerable among us. The pandemic is ongoing, and we can’t let patients down. We’ve implemented special new safety procedures, including social distancing, in order to make our blood drives and donation centers operate at an even higher standard.

Your donation may help save more than one life. Are you ready to return to help out? Patients will be so grateful.

Special offer from our supporter, Amazon:  To thank you for making time to donate between Mar. 24 and May 25, we will send you a $10 Amazon.com Gift Card *via email.* Together, we can keep the blood supply strong. Schedule your appointment to donate today.
Public Safety
Be Mindful
Trusted Sources
Always check with trusted sources for the latest and most accurate information about COVID - 19 ( Coronavirus ).




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1245 North Hacienda Road
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