August 28, 2020 | Regular Edition
City News
Disaster Preparedness
Listing all your possessions in the event of a disaster such as fire, an earthquake or burglary can be difficult. The emotions experienced after a loss may present a big challenge when you try to remember all of your personal possessions. Natural Disasters can strike anywhere at anytime. It is very important to take inventory of your personal property before it's too late.

A complete household inventory can help establish a few items listed below.

  • A record of the contents of your home and their value.
  • A record of serial numbers of your electronic goods and appliances.
  • An indication of whether or not your insurance coverage is adequate.

Below is a link that will help guide and aid you in documenting your possessions.

Further, if you are in need of any assistance regarding disaster insurance, please utilize the California Department of Insurance resources for homeowners and renters website page.

La Habra Heights
Fire Department
Training at The Park Gymnasium
The La Habra Heights Fire Department Training for this weekended is now rescheduled for September 11 and 12 from 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. The Park Gym will still be utilized by Fire Department personnel, however no use of the Lower Parking Lot will be needed. Both the Lower and Upper Parking Lot will be available to the public.

For more information please call (707) 528-6868.
Public Works
Upcoming Road Closures

Expect Delays - Use Alternate Routes
There will be a full road closure on Monday, August 31, 2020 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m near 1558 N. Cypress Street.

Expect Delays - Use Alternate Routes

There will be a single lane closure with flaggers on Monday, August 31, 2020 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m near 1924 Hacienda Blvd. 

Expect Delays - Use Alternate Routes

There will be a full road closure on Monday, August 31, 2020 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m near 2323 Citron Road.  

Expect Delays - Use Alternate Routes

There will be a full road closure on Tuesday, September 2, 2020 from 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m near 1325 Le Flores Drive. 
East Road
Single Lane Closure
Matrix Oil will be performing a pipeline upgrade running along East Road, Fullerton Road and Ranch Hill Drive starting the week of September 7, 2020. The project will include work within the roadway and on the shoulder requiring the use of single-lane closures on East Road and Fullerton Road. The project is anticipated to take approximately 16 days to complete. 
COVID-19 Testing
The LA County Department of Public Health continues to recommend that people who have been a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 be tested for the virus.

As we know, people who are infected with COVID-19 can be asymptomatic and can potentially infect others, and it is also important for LA County contact tracers to follow up with anyone who has been in close contact with a person who has tested positive.

However, it is still very important that, if you have been exposed to the virus, you quarantine for 14 days. A test for COVID-19 provides an indication for whether you are positive at that moment. You may develop the infection after you have been tested.

Upcoming City Meetings

Regular City Council Meeting
Monday, September 14, 2020
City Hall at 6:30 P.M.

As a result of COVID-19, and resulting orders and direction from the President of the United States, the Governor of the State of California, and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, as well as the City of La Habra Heights Emergency Declaration, the City will evaluate the current circumstances before each meeting to decide if it is safe to permit the public to physically attend City Council meetings. Commission and Committee meetings are being held by phone conference. If you would like to make public comment, please call City Hall at (562) 694-6302 as it gets closer to the meeting date and a staff member will be happy to provide more details on public attendance at City Council meetings or assist with providing public comment at Commission and Committee meetings.
Members of the public may go to to view the live broadcast of the City Council, Commission and Committee meetings. You may submit comments in writing via mail to City of La Habra Heights, 1245 N. Hacienda Road, La Habra Heights, CA 90631, email to, or phone to (562) 694-6302 Ext. 0. Please note that City Staff is making every effort to follow the spirit and intent of the Brown Act and other applicable laws regulating the conduct of public meetings in order to maximize transparency and public access. It would be appreciated if communication of public comments are provided via mail, email or over the phone prior to the commencement of the meeting. If that is not possible, every effort will be made to attempt to review emails and answer the City Hall phone lines during the course of the meeting.
City Hall Open
City Hall is open to the public BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. To schedule an appointment, please call City Hall during regular business hours at (562) 694 – 6302, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM, or email at

As a reminder, the County's updated Safer at Work and in the Community Order encourages individuals minimize time spent out in public. City staff is still available to conduct business online or over the phone. To safeguard the health of residents and City staff, protocols have been implemented requiring face coverings, enforcement of social distancing, and sanitation procedures when attending appointments at City Hall.

The City of La Habra Heights continues to adapt with the ever-evolving situation and thanks all residents for staying home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact City Hall.
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 and face mask 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 businesses and other public places please wear a cloth face mask/covering.

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 

The phones are staffed during normal business hours, Monday–Thursdays from 8:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.
Other News
Complete the CENSUS
The U.S. Census Bureau announced that September 30, 2020, is the new deadline to respond to the 2020 Census, which is a month sooner than previously planned. Health officials sound the alarm that current low census response rates put L.A. County at risk of losing federal funding to respond to emergencies like COVID-19 for the next 10 years.

Census forms can be completed online at, by phone at 844-330-2020 or by mail if you receive a paper form. The L.A. County 2020 Census website at offers county-specific information in 16 languages. The U.S. 2020 Census website offers general information in 59 languages including in-language guides.
Our Summer Tradition of Parks After Dark
is on the move!
While COVID-19 changed many of our summer activities, LA County Parks is offering a new twist on the summer tradition of Parks After Dark. They're creating scenic routes at ten parks in LA County for you and your families to safely walk and ride while maintaining the physical distancing needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

LA Parks and Recreation invites you to join them at one of the LA County Parks locations below to get some exercise, have some fun, and enjoy time outdoors.

This “open streets” concept is happening every Thursday evening from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at various locations.
Bikes, scooters, and skateboards are welcome! Be sure to wear protective equipment as well as a face covering to stay safe.

The schedule varies per week. For locations and schedules, please visit the LA County Parks website. Below are the locations to two locations near La Habra Heights.

(562) 944-9727
13201 E. Meyer Rd.
Whittier, CA 90605

(626) 918-5263
14830 E. Giordano St.
La Puente, CA 91744
Cat Adoption Fee Waived
 For the month of September, DACC will be waiving adoption fees for all cats adopted from LA County Animal Care Centers. Waived fees for cats will include adoption, microchip, and spay/neuter fees, but adopters will still pay license fees and trust deposits, if applicable.
The waiving of adoption fees is possible thanks to a grant received by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). The ASPCA has provided grant funding to reduce adoption and return-to-owner costs, which allows more animals to be re-homed and helps curtail pet relinquishment.
Please note that beginning September 1, fees will only be waived for cats.
American Red Cross
In this changing world, the need for blood donations remains constant. It’s a gift that only you can give. And now that some hospitals are resuming surgeries that were initially delayed due to the COVID-19 epidemic, patients with all blood types can really use your help.

We’re happy to welcome you any day, but we’ve got a special treat in store for Labor Day. Come in to give blood Sept. 4-8 and receive limited-edition American Red Cross socks, available while supplies last!* You deserve a cozy and cute thank-you!

Will you sign up to give more life?
Public Safety
Hand Sanitizer Safety
Last week, the US Food and Drug Administration released an updated list of toxic hand sanitizers that individuals should discontinue use of due to the presence of methanol or 1-propanol. 157 new items were recently added to this is list. For your convenience, the advisory notice and list are included in the link below.
Pedestrian and
Bicyclist Safety
The safety of bicyclists and pedestrians remains a top priority for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. So far this year, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has investigated 10 deadly and 270 injury collisions involving bicyclists and pedestrians.
To keep you and your family safe, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department offers the following tips when out biking, driving or walking:
  • Only cross at marked crosswalks or intersections with a stop sign or signal.
  • Look for cars backing up. Avoid going between parked cars.
  • Make eye contact with drivers. Don’t assume they see you.
  • Wear bright clothing during the day and use a flashlight when walking at night.

  • Wait for pedestrians to cross the street. Be courteous and patient.
  • Stay off the phone.
  • Follow the speed limit.
  • Look for pedestrians when backing up or turning.

  • Always wear a helmet. Helmets are required by law for anyone under 18.
  • Bicyclists must travel in the same direction of traffic and have the same requirements as any slow-moving vehicle.
Everyone who is out is reminded to practice physical distancing measures, when feasible, staying at least six feet away from others.
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City of La Habra Heights
1245 North Hacienda Road
La Habra Heights, CA 90631
(562) 694-6302