December 3, 2020 | Regular Edition
City News
Parks and Recreation Changes in Response to COVID-19
The Los Angles County Department of Parks and Recreation (LA County Parks) is providing an update on temporary closures in accordance with the County of Los Angeles Safer at Home Health Order to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Effective November 30, 2020

  • All playgrounds will be closed.
  • Fitness zones and exercise equipment will be closed.

Parks and trails remain open for outdoor, passive use for individuals or members of the same household. Mask and physical distancing are required. No group gatherings are permitted.

For complete list of COVID-19 restrictions affecting LA County Parks Locations, please the link below.
Red Flag Warning
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for most valleys and mountains of Los Angeles County and inland Orange County from 6 p.m. Wednesday, December 2 through to 6 p.m. Friday, December 4.

Planned outages could start as early as late Wednesday or early Thursday. If a power shutoff event occurs, power will be restored once weather conditions improve and crews have patrolled the affected circuits and deemed them safe

For updates and the latest information on public safety power shutoffs.
Roads Advisory Committee Alternate Vacancy
The Roads Advisory Committee is looking to fill one vacant alternate committee member position. The Roads Advisory Committee meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The Committee is dedicated to reviewing various financing options for road maintenance, making recommendation for the yearly pavement management program and educating the community about road maintenance needs and methods.
 
If you are interested in applying you can find the application on the City website or by clicking the link below. If you have any questions or need any additional information please email info@LHHcity.org.
 
Please make sure to submit an application via email to Info@LHHcity.org, or via mail to City of La Habra Heights, 1245 N. Hacienda Road, La Habra Heights, CA 90631.
Public Works
Coleman Landscape -
Shoulder Work

BE ADVISED - USE ALTERNATE ROUTES

On Monday, December 7 and Tuesday, December 8 from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM near the intersection of West Road and Las Palomas, Coleman Landscape will be conducting shoulder work to improve and fix the Storm Drain.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the road maintenance please call Coleman Landscape at (562) 458 - 6338.
Upcoming City Meetings

Special Planning Commission Meeting
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
City Hall at 6:30 P.M.

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

Special Roads Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
City Hall at 6:30 P.M.

Regular Public Safety and
Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting
Thursday, December 17, 2020
City Hall at 6:00 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 www.Lhhcity.org 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 Info@Lhhcity.org, 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.
Rural Living, Safe Living
Unfortunately, due to the rising COVID-19 cases throughout Los Angeles County, La Habra Heights City Hall will be CLOSED to the public until further notice.

All City services are still available over the phone and via email. For assistance, please call City Hall at (562) 694 – 6302 during normal business hours, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM, or email at info@Lhhcity.org. If you are sending City Staff mail please address letters to, City of La Habra Heights, 1245 N. Hacienda Road, La Habra Heights, CA 90631.

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.

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.
Other News
COVID-19 Testing
There are multiple places were individuals can get tested for COVID-19. First, LA County residents should call their health care provider to schedule a COVID-19 test. If you cannot get a test through a health care provider, please go the Los Angeles County Testing Website to set up a free (no-cost) appointment. The State of California is also offering free testing for those unable to secure testing through a Health Provider or by the County. Pharmacies such as CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens are all offering free or reduced cost COVID-19 testing, check locations for test dates, times, and cost.

Please view the LA County's FAQ's for more information on COVID-19 testing.

Those without a regular provider can call the County’s 2-1-1 information line for assistance or click the link below to schedule a free appointment through Los Angeles County.
Giving Back
As you may know, this past week was Giving Tuesday which is a day that inspires millions of people across the globe to give back to causes that matter to them. DACC is participating in this year's campaign by encouraging members of the public to support us by donating to the Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation. The Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation’s mission is to support the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control through fundraising which supports spay and neuter programs, pet adoptions, public education, and animal welfare. Many of the Foundation’s fundraising efforts have enabled the department to enhance the care given to animals in the County animal care centers.

The Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation supports the rescue and care of animals in need of extra care and foster homes. These animals are often underage/unweaned kittens and puppies, and also include adult animals that require special care as they recover from an illness or injury.

To donate, please visit the link below.
61st Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration
With a vibrant new format, the 61st Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration is a holiday tradition that offers Angelenos of all ages the opportunity to experience and honor the dynamic, rich cultures of the County. Enjoy a diverse lineup of L.A.-based artists including many favorites and some exciting new performances!

As a result of the Los Angeles County “Safer at Work and in the Community” order, this year’s show is pre-recorded using state of the art technology and shot in a variety of prominent Los Angeles locations to comply with all county health and safety guidelines.

Watch on TV or Stream Online
When: December 24, 2020, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PST
How: Watch the broadcast on PBS SoCal 1 or stream online.

Rebroadcast Dates:
  • December 24, 2020, 7:00 p.m - 10:00 p.m. PST on PBS SoCal 1
  • December 25, 2020, noon - 3:00 p.m. PST on KCET
  • December 25, 2020, 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. PST on PBS SoCal 2

This is a pre-recorded televised event. There will not be a live performance at The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Energy Upgrade
Lets be energy efficient this holiday by spreading these tips and ticks around your community.

Hanukkah:

Happy Festival of Lights! As you celebrate Hanukkah this year, be safe and practice energy efficiency when you can. Since it's the Festival of Lights, why not challenge yourself to turn off unused light throughout the holiday season?

First Day of Winter:

It's the first day of winter. As the temperature drops, wear layers instead of turning up the heat, and save energy through the winter season! Learn more about how you can save energy below
American Red Cross
While we hope the winter holiday bring you much needed joy, we also know they can be stressful. This year, we all must contend with the added concern of a global pandemic. During the busy winter holidays, the American Red Cross typically experiences a drop in blood donations. We're taking extra steps to help prevent a critical blood shortage, but we're going to need your help.

When you come in and give blood December 18 - January 4, you'll get an exclusive Red Cross long-sleeved T-shirt, while supplies last.

Wear it with pride to show your generous spirit!

COVID-19 Update

With socializing at a minimum this year, why not meet a friend at a blood drive or donation center? You can feel good seeing your friend in an environment specifically designed to protect your health during the ongoing pandemic. Earlier this year, we implemented rigorous COVID-19 safety protocols: temperature checks prior to entering the drive or donation center; social distancing between donation beds as well as waiting and refreshment areas; donors and staff in approved face covering (don't forget to bring your mask); hand sanitizer available for all; and even more rigorous cleanliness procedures than usual.

All donations are tested for COVID-19 antibodies. Results available within one to two weeks via your donor account on both RedCrossBlood.org and the Blood Donor App.

The Red Cross follows the highest standards of safety and infection control. In accordance with CDC guidelines, all donors are required to wear a face covering or mask. Valve face mask are not permitted. Face shields can be worn in addition to face mask but not as a substitute.
Public Safety
Spread Holiday Cheer: Drive Sober This Year
The Holidays will feel a bit different this year, but one thing that has not changed is choosing a sober way to go.

This holiday season, the Los Angeles County Sherriff's Department encourages the community to make sure every holiday celebration ends with a sober driver.

Starting Nov. 30 and through Dec. 15, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will have additional officers on patrol looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

In addition, officers will be actively looking for other unsafe driving practices - speeding, not wearing a seat belt, driving distracted, not yielding to bicyclists or pedestrians - to make sure everyone has a safe holiday. 
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