February 4, 2021 | Regular Edition
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Information
Los Angeles County residents who are 65 years old and older CAN register for COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

As a city in Los Angeles County, La Habra Heights is under the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

Los Angeles County is working with state partners to improve the functionality of the website, and ask for the public's patience as they build capacity and supply. Additional appointments may be added later this week, as well as additional slots may open if people cancel their appointments.

Residents can schedule appointments online via the link below or call (833) 540-0473 between 8:00 AM and 8:30 PM 7 days a week.
City News
Public Health warns everyone of past tragic consequences of gatherings. In the weeks following every holiday, and many major sporting events, the County experienced increases in cases, and then hospitalizations and deaths. Public Health recommends residents enjoy the Super Bowl and cheer for their team from their home with those they live with. Residents should connect virtually with their friends and not gather with people from outside their household to watch the Super Bowl.
Los Angeles County
Public Health Order
The revised Public Health Order continues to ensure that the County of Los Angeles limits close contact with others outside their household in both indoor and outdoor spaces.

Although COVID-19 daily hospitalizations have decreased since December, healthcare workers and ICU capacity remain overwhelmed. La Habra Heights residents are urged to continue practicing COVID-19 safety precautions such as staying home as much as possible and always wearing a face covering over your nose and mouth when interacting with individuals outside your household.

The following sectors and operations are allowed with adherence to all of the sector-specific directives to ensure distancing, wearing of face coverings, and infection control:

  • Private gatherings outdoors up to 3 households (including your household) and up to a max total of 15 people.
  • Museums, zoos, aquariums outdoor operations at 50% occupancy.
  • Cardrooms outdoor operations at 50% occupancy.
  • Miniature golf, go-karts, and batting cages outdoor operations at 50% occupancy.
  • Outdoor recreational activities are open (Outdoor rental equipment is not permitted).
  • Hotels and Motels for tourism and individual travel are allowed.
  • Fitness facilities/Gyms open for outdoor operations at 50% occupancy.
  • Personal Care Services open indoors at 25% occupancy.
  • Indoor mall, shopping center, and lower risk retail open at 25% indoor occupancy; food courts and common areas closed.

All non-essential businesses will be closed from 10:00pm - 5:00am.
Small Brush Fire on
Harbor Blvd
On Tuesday, February 2, 2021, the La Habra Heights Fire Department responded to a small brush fire off Harbor Blvd., across the street from Na Sung Church.

The fire did not progress and was quickly extinguished by LHHFD firefighters.
Due to the pandemic and concerns for public health, the Hsi Lai Temple will be closed to the public during the Chinese New Year.
Installation of
Speed Bumps at The Park
The City of La Habra Heights Staff reported both the upper and lower parking lots at The Park are being used by cars to do "doughnuts". The City Council, at its last meeting, approved the installation of speed bumps for both the upper and lower lots to deter any future incidents.
Public Works
SCE - FULL ROAD CLOSURE

BE ADVISED - USE ALTERNATIVE ROUTES

On Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Southern California Edison will be conducting a full road closure near 1555 Dorothea Road to replace overhead utility pole wires. There will be a scheduled power outage and residents have already been notified within the area.

If you have any questions please contact Southern California Edison at (909) 727-2888.
Sand Bags Available
Storm season is quickly approaching. The potential for falling rocks, mud and debris flow are extremely high during the rainy season. La Habra Heights residents should maintain good situational awareness of their property and make necessary precautions before storms occur.

La Habra Heights residents are allowed up to 10 sand bags free of charge located right outside City Hall. Sand can be collected from lower parking lot at The Park. Furthermore, please make sure that dirt, mud, rocks, and debris do not impede on roadways and is cleared to the edge of the pavement.
Upcoming City Meetings

Regular City Council Meeting
Monday, February 8, 2021
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 not allow the public to attend City Council meetings, Commission and Committee meetings. All public meetings will be held via zoom or 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
Wednesday, February 3, 2021, Public Health has confirmed a third case of COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7, the variant discovered in the United Kingdom (U.K.). Presence of the B.1.1.7 variant in Los Angeles County means virus transmission can happen more easily, and residents and businesses must be more diligent at implementing and following all standard public health safety measures, including face coverings, distancing, and handwashing, put in place to prevent additional cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.
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 to 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.
COVID-19
Relief Grant Program
Round 2 is the final application window for the Program. Grant awards for businesses in the second application window will be made in two decision rounds for funding.

  • Application Opens: February 2, 2021
  • Application Closes: February 8, 2021
  • Selection Notifications: February 11 – 18, 2021
COVID-19 Community Ambassador Program
This volunteer program is available to all Los Angeles County residents and will actively engage participants by providing information on the basic principles of infection control, promoting the responsibility of each participant to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and empowering participants as essential partners in the community prevention effort. This program emphasizes the importance of community members not only consistently implementing the elements of DPH’s Health Officer Order protocols, but also using core infection prevention practices whenever individuals are in the broader community outside of their households.
L.A. River Master Plan
In October 2016, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors directed Public Works to work with other County Departments to update the LA River Master Plan for the first time in over 20 years. This kicked off a multi-year process, involving dozens of community meetings, thousands of community members, and a diverse Steering Committee to help ensure the plan reflects the diverse interests along the river.

Specifically, Los Angeles County's 2020 LA River Master Plan identifies opportunities for the following:
  • Over 200 potential project sites that will create local jobs.
  • Thousands of acres of publicly accessible open space that will help address public health issues, especially in the most disadvantaged communities.
  • Innovative multi-benefit projects that assist in mitigating future disasters, such as flooding, drought, and extreme heat events, while enhancing ecosystem function.
  • Actions for affordable housing and homelessness, a key initiative to address displacement in areas vulnerable to gentrification.
  • A framework for future community engagement to influence projects built under the plan.
American Red Cross
In the season full of obstacles, the Red Cross is fortunate to witness the best of humanity as blood donors step off the sidelines and roll up a sleeve to help those in need. During the winter months, patients still need lifesaving blood transfusions. Unfortunately, fewer blood donors have come in recently. As a result, there is currently a critical need for the kind of gift only people like you can give. Your hour of time at a blood drive or donation center could give patients a head start on a healthier, happier new year.

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
Colder Weather Incoming
The Los Angeles County Health Officer is issuing a Cold Weather Alert due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures. Wind chill temperatures are expected to be below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.

Take precautions to protect yourself from the cold:
  • Dress in layers of warm clothing if you plan to be outdoors.
  • Protect head, hands and feet from the cold by wearing a hat, scarf, gloves, and socks.
  • Check on and help family members, friends and neighbors with limited mobility and limited access to heat, such as seniors or those who are ill. Check on them frequently.
  • If you have pets, bring them indoors and do not leave them outside overnight.
Coyote Safety Information
Breeding season for coyotes is approaching with peaks in late February/early March. During this time coyotes are at their hungriest and most aggressive.

Here are some helpful and potentially life-saving tips to keep yourself and pets safe:

  • Keep cats indoors, or at the very least, keep them inside between dusk and dawn.
  • Don't leave dogs (of any size) tied up outside. If they are defenseless, they are no match for a coyote.
  • NEVER let your dog outside unattended, even in a fenced yard.
  • Do not allow pets to roam freely.
  • If pets must be kept outside, consider installing fencing and motion-activated lights to discourage coyote predators.
  • Never feed coyotes and always prevent their access to food around your home.
  • NEVER leave pet food outside.
  • Always clean your grill after using and store it in a garage or shed if possible.
  • Make trash cans inaccessible and secure them with tight lids. Put your trash out the morning of pick-up.
  • Make sure your compost bin is securely covered. Never add meat waste to compost.
  • Pick up fallen fruit from fruit trees. Don't let it rot on the ground.
  • If you see a coyote in your yard or neighborhood, officials say you must try to scare them away. You can do this by yelling, stomping your feet, and waving your arms, or spraying them with a garden hose.
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1245 North Hacienda Road
La Habra Heights, CA 90631
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