BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (KABC) — A mountain lion was caught on camera taking a stroll through a Beverly Hills neighborhood and residents say the big cat is no stranger to that area.
In April, Los Angeles City Planning released a revised draft of the proposed Wildlife District Ordinance, with a goal of having this ordinance considered by the City Planning Commission in the fall of 2022. This summer, City Planning will hold an information session and public hearing on the proposed ordinance on June 28th. This is your opportunity to learn more about the proposed regulations and submit a public comment.
This week, Assemblymember Bloom announced his pick for the 50th Assembly District’s Nonprofit of the Year, joining 100 other California state legislators by selecting a nonprofit within their district that have gone above and beyond serving the community the previous year. This annual effort – now in its seventh year – creates a way for California legislators to recognize exceptional nonprofits in their district.
Come meet your local Fire Fighters!
See firefighting equipment!
Check out the Fire Engine!
Kids can jump in a bounce house!
Enjoy Popcorn, Hot Dogs, and Snow Cones!
EIGHT IMPORTANT COMMUNITY STORIES
YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FOR MAY
BRUSH CLEARANCE AND MAINTAINING DEFENSIBLE SPACE
Here are some answers to frequently asked homeowners questions regarding best practices to make their homes safer.
What is meant by defensible space and is more space better?
Defensible space refers to that area between a house and an oncoming wildfire where the vegetation has been modified to reduce the wildfire threat and which provides an opportunity for fire fighters to defend the house.
California state law requires 100 feet of clearance around a home - LAFD requires 200 feet of clearance. Through proper management of this defensible space, research has shown that property has a better chance of surviving a wildfire and the lives of firefighters can be saved.
Many people think more space is better but recent scientific research seems to indicate that distances larger than 100 feet do not provide additional protection. Embers can travel as far as five miles ahead of the active front of a wildfire and land on flammable roofs or in other flammable objects – as a result, the emphasis is now on home hardening and effective treatment closer to structures.
We are celebrating
Saturday, May 7 - 3:00 - 7:00 PM