Caught on video: Mountain lion strolls through Beverly Hills neighborhood

Posted on 06/28/2022

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.

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Wildlife Ordinance: Notice of Public Hearing and Information Session

Posted on 06/17/2022

Join us this week! - Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

Dear Stakeholders,

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. 

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METRO: Join us for a Community Update Webinar!

Posted on 06/10/2022

Join us next week!
Community Update Webinar - Thursday, June 16, 2022
Metro invites you to attend a virtual community meeting where we will provide an update on the recently completed public assessment period, which was the first step in the environmental review process. We are finalizing the Scope Summary Report and will publish it prior to the meeting where we will discuss your findings. We will also provide an update on the status of the environmental study, next steps, and answer questions.

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Richard Bloom Announces Assembly District 50 Nonprofit of the Year

Posted on 06/09/2022

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.

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Fire Service Day 2022 Open House Station #99 Saturday May 14, 2022 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Posted on 05/10/2022

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!

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May Newsletter

Posted on 05/01/2022


  1. CD 5 Candidate Forum a Success
  2. Neighborhood Council Supports Open Space Plans 
  3.  Fire Chief Announces Property Inspection
  4. Burbank and Van Nuys Airport Next Gen Hearings
  5.  City Controller Candidates
  6.    Fire House 99 Announces Open House
  7.    Scrapbook: “The Bombing That Never Happened”
  8.    Protected Tree and Shrub Directory

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BABCNC/League of Women Voters

Posted on 04/21/2022



Join the webinar at this link:
Not one candidate running for Los Angeles City Council District 5 has ever held elective office before.
So how does a voter make a choice?
This is your chance to see the candidates in person, look them in the eye, take measure of character when they make statements. Join us and meet the candidates:

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April 2022 News from the Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council

Posted on 04/19/2022

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.

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February 2022 News from the Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council

Posted on 04/19/2022

The Board of Directors of the Bel Air Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council has urged the Metro Sepulveda planners to use increased caution in developing their plans for high speed public rapid transportation through the Sepulveda Pass.
Traffic Committee Conclusion
Given the huge cost of the proposed project and capacity of the 405 Freeway, the same money spent immediately on low/zero emission buses that connect through the Sepulveda Pass is likely to be a far more cost effective and climate-smart alternative. One project alternative should include expansion of the bus system using express lanes on the 405 instead of a rail project.

The Project alternatives conspicuously lack an underground alternative that uses the existing transit corridor and property under the 405 Freeway

Other committee comments were:
Metro Study Area Too Small
“The study area defined for the Project is too small. Impacts to any canyon road in terms of traffic (e.g., during construction) have spillover effects that extend several canyons over because of the few north-south routes through the hills. The study area should be extended eastward to at least include through Franklin Canyon.

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Hillside Federation's 70th Anniversary

Posted on 04/18/2022

We are celebrating 
Saturday, May 7 - 3:00 - 7:00 PM

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