August 15, 2019
E-Newsletter
CITY NEWS
Upcoming Meetings
Special City Council Meeting
Monday, August 19, 2019
City Hall at 9:00 a.m.

Regular Roads Advisory Committee Meeting
Monday, August 26, 2019
City Hall at 6:30 p.m.
-CANCELLED-

Regular Planning
Commission Meeting
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
City Hall at 6:30 p.m.
-CANCELLED-

Special Roads Advisory Committee Meeting
Monday, September 16, 2019
City Hall at 6:30 p.m.
For more up-to-date information about the Hacienda Road failure, please click below.
2019 Brush Clearance Program

La Habra Heights property owners must remove and/or eliminate all fire hazards upon all improved and unimproved property,
and maintain the property free of fire hazards.

Review the 2019 Brush Clearance Guidelines brochure to learn more about how to keep your property fire safe and in compliance with the City's Municipal Code and Fire Code.
OTHER NEWS
Music in The Park is on its last week.

Catch the 8Oz All-Stars live, enjoy the music and dance the night away.
Keep Your City Safe
Contact 811 Before You Dig
Public officials are encouraged to work with contractors to have buried utility-owned lines marked before excavation. Contact 811 * at least two working days before digging. Contractors must do so by law. Residents should call, too. This is a free service and it can help prevent injury or death, costly property damage and loss of utility service. 
We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the US Census Bureau to support the #2020Census! To learn about the census, how the data collected will be used, and what to expect next, visit www.2020census.gov
Click photo below to learn more about CDC's Eight Tips for Safe and Healthy Summertime Work and Play
KEEP YOUR PETS COOL THIS SUMMER
The warm weather is officially here! Please keep in mind that your furry friends need some extra assistance to keep them cool and healthy. Pets are extremely susceptible to heat exhaustion/heat stroke and precautions should be taken, especially while participating in outdoor activities. You can prevent this by taking a few basic steps and watching out for signs of heat stress.

• Avoid strenuous activity on extremely hot days and provide adequate water and shade if your pet will be staying outside. Be aware that an area that appears shady in the morning may not be shady in the afternoon. A play pool in a shaded area can help outdoor dogs cool off on hot days. A garage is not a suitable area to house dogs during extreme weather since the temperatures inside can quickly rise without circulating air.

• “Short-nosed” (brachycephalic) dogs – Boxers, Pugs, etc., are extremely susceptible to heat stress. If your dog is a short-nosed breed or if he/she is small, overweight, ill, or old, make sure to bring him/her inside the house. If your dog has long hair, consider giving him/her a haircut for summer.

• Pets should not walk on asphalt on hot days. If it is too hot for your bare foot, it is too hot for your pooch. Consider walking in early morning or late in the evening or walking on grass when the weather is hot. If you are an equestrian, ride your horse early in the morning or late afternoon/early evening. Make sure your horse recovers from the exertion well, and consider hosing him/her off during the hotter parts of the day to prevent overheating and helping to keep him/her comfortable.

• Watch out for signs of heat stress – early signs include excessive panting and distress. A pet that is showing early signs of heat stress should be immediately moved to a cooler area and provided with cool (NOT ICE) water to drink. Gently wet the area behind the ears, around the neck, belly and paw pads. If the pet shows symptoms of vomiting or diarrhea or appears to be lethargic, get them to a vet immediately.

An important reminder to highlight is to never, ever leave your pet in a parked car. If you’d like to take your pet with you while running errands or when you travel, make sure you can bring your pet with you when you exit the vehicle. The temperature inside a vehicle can rise 20 to 30 degrees above the outside temperature in a matter of minutes, putting your pet at risk if left in the car on a warm day.

Many people are aware of the new law that states a person who removes an animal from a vehicle is not criminally liable for actions taken reasonably and in good faith. Although, this is true IF the person does all of the following:

(1) Determine the vehicle is locked or there is otherwise no reasonable manner for the animal to be removed from the vehicle; and

(2) Believes that forcible entry into the vehicle is necessary to rescue an animal from imminent danger; and

(3) Contacts local authorities – law enforcement, fire department, animal control, or other 911 emergency service; and

(4) Remains with the animal until the emergency responder has arrived; and

(5) Uses no additional force necessary to enter the vehicle; and

(6) Immediately turns the animal over to emergency responders.

A bystander must complete the process above to be protected against any criminal and civil charges. Breaking into vehicles to rescue trapped animals without following this process may result in paying for property damage or being charged with trespassing.

Owners must ensure their pets are always healthy and protected against the dangers of excessive heat. Now that you know how to keep your animals safe during the hot summer days, go outside and have fun!
Calling all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders in the County of Los Angeles!

Enter Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbor's CAN THE TRASH! Clean Beach Poster Contest for a chance to have your message shared with millions of beach goers! Contest winners will have their artwork displayed around trash barrels on the beach.

Simply submit your artwork online, in person, or by mail. The contest is open to students in grades 3 – 5 who reside in the County of Los Angeles. Online submissions must be entered by an adult.

For more information about the Can The Trash! Clean Beach Poster Contest , please click the link below
Inspect citrus fruits before consuming, and report to CaliforniaCitrusThreat.org if you suspect any signs of pest and/or the deadly citrus disease.
The County of Los Angeles Animal Care and Control is partnering with NBC 4 & Telemundo 52 for their annual Clear the Shelters event. Visit any Los Angeles County Animal Care Center on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and receive a discounted adoption fee.

The following fees apply:

Cat & Dog Adoption Fees – $20
Rabbit Adoption Fees – $5

Come on down and support animal adoption!
Please click below to access the
Writing Contest Submission Form.
PUBLIC SAFETY TIPS
SUMMER SAFETY TIPS
Summer fun is truly something special, but summer safety should always be a priority for you, your friends and your family. When preparing for your favorite summer activities, do not forget to follow these summer safety tips to make sure everyone has a great time without any of dangers the warm months can bring.

1. Understand SPF and Use Sun Protection
Know  your SPF numbers  and what sort of SPF protection to buy for your family. Extra-high SPF numbers are not nearly so important as careful, effective application on all exposed skin. Today’s spray-based sunscreen is usually more child and teenage friendly, since it is a lot easier to apply than oily lotions.  UPF or ultraviolet protection factor  is used to rate summer clothing for protection, another valuable specification to keep in mind when headed up to the mountain or out on the water.
2. Protect Against Mosquitoes and Other Threats
Mosquitoes carry some of summer’s worst diseases (Lyme, Zika, etc.), but they are also very difficult to avoid  without proper care . If you are going to be spending time near open water, especially standing water, protect yourself from mosquitoes by covering arms and legs, and using effective  repellents .

Protect against wasps, hornets, and other bugs by avoiding their nests. While bright colors are a good idea in the forest, in other environments try to stay away from bright or floral patterns, which attract these stinging insects.
3. Remember Helmets and Knee Pads
From skating on the street to – well, nearly any other type of summer sport, protection is important. Equip your kids with their helmets for extra protection, but do not stop there. Knee pads protect from scraps and hot metal surfaces, and you should encourage their use for any wheeled or motor-related activity.
4. Practice Proper Safety Near Water
A vast number of unfortunate summer deaths are caused by drowning. If you or your family are enjoying pool activities or water sports, always go in pairs and make sure that kids are under constant adult supervision, as well as equipped with the proper flotation devices.

5. When it Heats Up, Plan Hydration Carefully
Dehydration is no fun at best and deadly at worst. If you are heading into hot temperatures, make clear plans for water: Bring along your own water storage and make sure you have a couple liters for every person, even if you are just headed out for an afternoon. If it is particularly hot, make sure you frequently stop in the shade and take a drink of water to keep from sweating out too much.
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1245 North Hacienda Road
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(562) 694-6302