January 14, 2021 | Regular Edition
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Information
Los Angeles County WILL NOT begin vaccinating people age 65 and older until the County receives more vaccines from the State to vaccinate this new priority group. Currently, LA County is vaccinating people in Phase 1A, which are healthcare workers and and nursing home residents.
When can I get the vaccine?
The supply of COVID-19 vaccines will be limited for the first few months. This means that the vaccine will be offered to different groups of people at different times. When enough vaccines are ready, they will be offered to everyone.

For more information regarding when you might be vaccinated please click the link below.
LA County COVID-19 Virtual Vaccine Townhall
Join the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, how it was developed, where it will be distributed in our communities, and when it will be made available to the general public.


The Virtual Townhall will take place on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. You will be able to join in on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube by searching for LAPUBLICHEALTH.

If you have a question regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine and its distribution process, please feel free to click the link below to submit questions for the Townhall.
City News
L.A. County Mandatory Directive on Travel
This directive is in furtherance of the State's Travel Advisory, which provides both that Californians stay home or in their Region and avoid non-essential travel and persons who arrive into any Region of California self-quarantine for 10 days after arrival.
Home values in five LA Metro Cities soared past
$1 million in 2020
Five newcomers have joined the ranks of Los Angeles "million-dollar cities" according to a new report from Zillow.

Median home values in East Pasadena, View Park, La Crescenta, La Habra Heights, and Seal Beach surpassed the $1 million mark as of November 2020. The year prior, homes in these neighborhoods were valued in the mid-to upper-$900,000 range.

To read the full article by Livabl please click below.
Road Closure
SCE - FULL ROAD CLOSURE

BE ADVISED - USE ALTERNATIVE ROUTES

On Friday, January 15, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Southern California Edison will be conducting a full road closure between1214 West Road to replace and existing utility pole. There may be a potential power outage for this road closure.

For more information regarding the road closure please call Southern California Edison at (909) 727 - 7473.
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 The Park starting as early as next week.
Upcoming City Meetings

Regular Public Safety and
Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting
Thursday, January 21, 2021
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 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.
2021 LA County Rent Relief
If you are interested in receiving information about the upcoming 2021 Rent Relief Program, including program eligibility criteria and the application opening dates, please click the link below.
State of California
Safe Schools For All Hub
Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the launch of transparency, accountability, and assistance measures related to the Safe Schools for All Plan. The Safe Schools for All Hub was launched as a one-stop shop for information about safe in-person instruction, and will be updated frequently.

The four pillars of the Safe Schools for All Plan advance a comprehensive, multi-faceted strategy to ensure that, as transmission rates decrease, the first priority for California communities is to resume in-person instruction. Schools should reopen safely according to a phased-in approach that prioritizes our youngest students and students disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, including students with disabilities.
California's
Master Plan for Aging
In June 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom issued and executive order calling for the creation of a Master Plan for Aging. The Executive Order affirmed the priority of the health and well-being of older Californians and the need for policies that promote healthy aging. It also called for a "blueprint" for state government, local government, the private sector, and philanthropy to prepare the State for the coming demographic changes and continue California's leadership in aging, disability, and equity.

For more information please click below.
American Red Cross
Happy National Blood Donor Month! You're kind, you're generous, and you've shown your commitment to helping save lives through blood donation. We love you and we want to say thanks.

So here's some big news: come to give blood in January, and you'll be entered for a chance to win a trip to next year's Super Bowl LIV in Los Angeles, the first Super Bowl in SoFi Stadium! The package will include two tickets to Super Bowl to Super Bowl Experience, round-trip airfare to Los Angeles three-night hotel accommodations (Feb. 4 to Feb 7, 2022), plus a $500 gift card for expenses.

And as an extra thank you you'll also be automatically entered to win the Big Game at Home package so your household can enjoy an awesome viewing experience safely at home. This includes a big screen television and a $500 gift card to put toward food and fun.

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
Protect Yourself from
Mail Theft
Mail thieves are constantly on the lookout for easy-to access mail boxes with mail left inside. They are mainly looking for checks, credit card and loan applications, bank statements, online order packages, and any other correspondence with account numbers. It's important to remember that mail theft is preventable. Below are some easy tips to help you prevent becoming a victim. 

  • Invest in a high quality locking mailbox. These are available online and in most home improvement stores.
  • Mail arrives, relatively, at the same time each day. Be aware of the time and make sure to remove mail from the mailbox as soon as it is delivered. Never leave mail in your mailbox overnight. 
  • Use a mailbox alarm device to let you know when mail has arrived. These are available online and in most home improvement stores.
  • Contact banks and credit card companies and go paperless. By going paperless you will receive emails with links to your statements.
  • Do not leave outgoing mail in your mailbox for pickup - especially envelopes with checks or account numbers inside. Drop off outgoing mail to your nearest post office or certified USPS mailbox. 
  • When you get unsolicited credit card applications, contact the company and request to be removed from their mailing list. 

If you have any critical information regarding individuals stealing your mail please call and report to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department at (626) 330 - 3322.
Trusted Sources
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City of La Habra Heights
1245 North Hacienda Road
La Habra Heights, CA 90631
(562) 694-6302