January 21, 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.
Los Angeles County Vaccination Sites

  • Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768
  • The Forum, 3900 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90305
  • California State University, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330
  • L.A. County Office of Education, 12830 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 90242
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy., Valencia, CA 91355

These large-scale vaccination sites will be able to vaccinate approximately 4,000 people per day at each site, significantly increasing the number of people vaccinated. The large-scale vaccination sites will aim to vaccinate 500,000 Los Angeles County residents in a month.

In addition to the L.A. County operated sites, residents have other options for making an appointment for a vaccine. Currently, more than 75 pharmacies have registered to provide vaccinations, and will continue to add more as more vaccines are made available. Vaccine allocations are also going to large healthcare provide organizations. Contact your medical provider for more information.
City News
New City Council Leadership for 2021
Dennis Laherty
City Mayor
Brian Bergman
Mayor Pro Tempore
With the new year well underway, La Habra Heights City Council has appointed new leadership for the City in 2021. Over the past City Council Meetings, Councilmembers nominated and confirmed Dennis Laherty as the new City Mayor and Brian Bergman as the Mayor Pro Tempore.

Dennis Laherty was elected to the City Council during the November 2019 election in which he served as the Mayor Pro Tempore for 2020.

Brian Bergman was elected onto City Council in 2005 and has served five times as City Mayor serving in 2007, 2011, 2014, 2019, and 2020. Prior to his election onto City Council he served on the Planning Commission as Vice Chair.

Remember watch City Council Meetings on the 2nd Monday of each month. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, City Council meetings will be available to watch on the City website or on Zoom (link and login information will be uploaded on the City website homepage prior to the meeting). If you have any questions or would like to provide public comment, please email info@lhhcity.org or call (562)694-6302.
2021 Legislative
Platform Adopted
During the City Council Meeting on January 11, La Habra Heights City Council approved the Legislative Platform for 2021. The Legislative Platform defines the City's Policy guidelines and provides the foundation for advocacy efforts at the federal, state, and local levels. Staff uses this Platform to identify relevant topic areas and subject matter, and make recommendations to the City Council on specific legislation consistent with the policy guidelines.

For more specific information regarding the policy, please click the link below.
Appointment Confirmation for Citizens Technical Advisory Committee
The City of La Habra Heights is pleased to announce the confirmation on Adam Nazaroff as the newly appointed representative for the City within the Citizens Technical Advisory Committee (CTAC). Adam Nazaroff will serve along side Catherine Houwen and Roy Francis the two other members representing the City of La Habra Heights on the CTAC.

The Citizens Technical Advisory Committee was established in 1997 by the Board of Directors of the Puente Hills Habitat Preservation Authority. It is made up of representatives from the communities of Whittier, La Habra Heights, and the unincorporated areas of Hacienda Heights and Rowland Heights to act as liaisons between the Habitat Authority and the residents of their respected community. Some of their work consists of addressing community concerns, trails and access recommendations, and the overall preservation and protection of the remaining habitat areas throughout the Puente Hills.
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 Planning Commission Meeting
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
City Hall at 6:30 P.M.

Regular Roads Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday, January 27, 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
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.
LA County Virtual
Vaccine Town Hall
If you missed the Los Angeles County Virtual Vaccine Town Hall please feel free to click the link below to watch a recorded video of the event. Medical professionals answer questions from LA County residents as well as provide important updates regarding vaccine safety and distribution throughout the County.
LA County Enter into Groundbreaking Settlements to Protect the Rights of Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
On January 11, 2020, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Los Angeles County, and the Los Angeles County Office of Education entered into settlements to improve the conditions and education services in the County's juvenile halls. The settlements come after a California Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation and work to address serious deficiencies regarding the treatment and conditions of confinement of youth in juvenile detention in the County, as well as concerns regarding the inadequate provision of education services to justice-involved youth. As a result of the investigation, the County of Los Angeles — including its Probation Department, Department of Mental Health, and Department of Health Services — and the Los Angeles County Office of Education have agreed to take a wide range of corrective actions, to be overseen by an independent monitor and subject matter experts, aimed at securing positive outcomes for justice-involved youth and ensuring systemic improvements to the County’s juvenile halls.
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
Friendship Line California
Staying home to stay safe may lead to feelings of loneliness and isolation. Older Californians and their caregivers can call the Friendship Line California at (888) 670-1360 to connect with someone who can provide friendly support and a listening ear.
COVID-19 Vaccine Scams
Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Scams! Now that COVID-19 vaccines are here, we expect the scammers and fraudsters to take full advantage. Above are some tips on how to avoid fraud. Report suspicious activity to California Senior Medicare Patrol at (855) 613-7080.
Trusted Sources
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1245 North Hacienda Road
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