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Mission Hills Neighborhood Council invites you to Coffee with the Candidates

Posted on 04/19/17

Our neighboring council, Mission Hills is offering you the opportunity to come and hear from the CD7 candidates. Please see asttached flyer for more information. 

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Council President Herb Wesson

Posted on 04/19/17

Council President Herb Wesson is hosting a great opportunity for people in Council District 7 to request services and get answers directly from City Departments. On Saturday, May 6 from 10 am to Noon, City Departments will be on-site at the Pacoima City Hall, 13520 Van Nuys Boulevard, Pacoima, CA 91331. Service will be provided in English and Spanish. Limited free parking in the underground lot and ample street parking will be available. 

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CD7 Candidate Debate Forum

Posted on 04/12/17

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Join the Sylmar Neighborhood Council and LA Mission College as they bring you the final candidate forum to elect the next CD 7 City Council representative for our district.
Karo Torossian a planning director and Monica Rodriguez a former Public Works commissioner rose above 18 other candidates for the open seat representing Council District 7 in the northeast San Fernando Valley and will compete again in the May runoff election. 
Don't miss the opportunity to come and hear what each has to say about how they plan to represent the needs of Sylmar. 
 

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LA County approves funding to keep winter homeless shelters open into fall

Posted on 04/11/17

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Do You Know What To Do In An Emergency? Come to a Free CERT Training

Posted on 04/11/17

Register today for CERT Training!

What is CERT? Community Emergency Response Team

If a major earthquake or any disaster hits, do you …
have enough supplies for a minimum of 72 hours up to an entire month for all family members, including pets?
know how to turn off the gas?
know how to safely turn off the power?
now how to apply first aid?
have enough water for all of your family and your pets?
have provisions for living outside your home for a length of time if the structure is compromised?
It is important to know, if a major disaster occurs, the LAFD, paramedics, police…WILL NOT COME! 

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CONGRESSMAN TONY CÁRDENAS FREE CITIZENSHIP WORKSHOP

Posted on 04/11/17

Come and have your questions answered by Immigration experts and lawyers and learn about other resources available!

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Discover Recycling Open House for Sylmar Area

Posted on 04/10/17

Solid Waste Information on: Apartment, Multifamily Recycling & Bulky Item Collection. Black, Blue & Green Container Collection Services

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LA Council Approves Reward in Case of Sylmar Woman Shot in Vehicle

Posted on 04/09/17

$50,000 Reward Information Related to Woman Fatally Shot in Sylmar.

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Earth Day 2017

Posted on 04/07/17

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Celebrate Earth Day 2017! You can simply educate yourself and or your child, family, friends about the importance of the awareness of this day.  Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.The idea for a national day to focus on the environment came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California.
On April 22,1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies.

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The Wildlife Learning Center Easter Event Saturday April 15th

Posted on 04/05/17

For the entire day there will be a special Easter themed scavenger hunt where kids can explore the center in search of hidden items. Turn in your scavenger hunt for a prize!  
From 11am-1pm visit the bunny corral where you can pet and hang out with some of the most beautiful rabbits.

 

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City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works News

Posted on 04/01/17

The Spring 2017 edition of the Board of Public Works newsletter is now available for you to read and see what is going on around the city and how it may affect your area or your needs.


http://file:///C:/Users/all/Downloads/BPW%20Newsletter%20Spring%202017.pdf

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Your Path to Citizenship Starts at the Los Angeles Public Library!

Posted on 03/30/17

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

A message from L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti about the Library's "Path to Citizenship" program

http://www.lapl.org/citizenship

 

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NOTICE of VACANCIES: RENTER and RETAIL REPRESENTATIVE SEATS

Posted on 03/27/17

Want to make a difference in Sylmar? Consider running for an open seat on the Sylmar Neighborhood Council's Board of Directors.
A great neighborhood is no accident! The system of Neighborhood Councils was created by the City of Los Angeles to give you a voice in issues affecting your neighborhood. The Sylmar Neighborhood Council (SNC) is your local governmental body serving the area. We currently have an (2) openings on our Board of Directors. 
Anyone who is interested in serving and improving the Sylmar community by joining our Board is encouraged to apply. 

 

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The Tree People Event at Sylmar Elementary

Posted on 03/19/17

Please join Tree People and the Sylmar Neighborhood Council for a "tree care" event at Sylmar Elementary on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Come learn about the importance of creating greener, shadier, and more water-secure homes, neighborhoods, and schools. To register please contact Pam Gibson at pgibson@treepeople.org, or David Rodriguez at David.M.Rodriguez@SylmarNC.org.

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State Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Communications will vote on Senate Bill 57

Posted on 03/19/17

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

This Tuesday (March 21), the State Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Communications will vote on Senate Bill 57 (SB 57), which calls for holding off on the re-opening of the Aliso Canyon facility until the cause of the catastrophic well failure in the fall of 2015 is known and made public. Please support our "sister neighborhood council", Porter Ranch NC. 
WHAT:         Senate Committee Meeting and Vote on SB 57
WHEN:        9:00 AM; Tuesday, March 21, 2017
WHERE:      State Capitol, Room 3191

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Make Your Horse Count

Posted on 03/18/17

SAVE THE DATE!
The 4th annual Make Your Horse Count is coming soon and will take place on Saturday May 21st. IT will be located at Stetson Ranch Park in Sylmar. See the attached flyer for more information.

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Budget Advocates White Paper for Fiscal Year 2017-2018

Posted on 03/14/17

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Budget Advocates from neighborhood councils throughout the city have collectively spent hundreds of hours discussing budgets, strategic plans and operational matters with General Managers and their staff of city departments and agencies.  The result is the Budget Advocates White Paper for Fiscal Year 2017-2018.
On March 8, 2017, the Budget Advocates met with Mayor Garcetti to present and review the White Paper with him, and to hear his thoughts on the current and coming fiscal year budgets.  The Budget Advocates will present this White Paper to the City Council Budget & Finance Committee for discussion before it goes to the full City Council in the coming months

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Sylmar Homeless Connect Day

Posted on 03/08/17

Sylmar Homeless Connect Day" will be taking place this Thursday, March 16, at El Cariso Regional Park (Gymnasium) from 10am to 1pm. If you know of anyone in need, please encourage them to stop by for free services.

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Election Results: Monica Rodriguez and Karo Torossian headed to CD 7 runoff

Posted on 03/07/17

Monica Rodriguez and Karo Torossian will meet in a May 15 runoff, after capturing 27.70% and 16.35% of the vote, for the open seat in Council District 7.

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Special Guest at Tasty Tuesday at El Cariso Park

Posted on 03/06/17

A special guest will be at Sylmar's Tasty Tuesday! Join us and check out who will be there!  
Check out the AWESOME food trucks joining us this week...

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Funeral Service for Eli Rodriguez held in Sylmar

Posted on 03/04/17

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Funeral services were held today where an overflow crowd of over a thousand packed St. Didacus Catholic Church to say goodbye to a young boy that  became a son to many and united a community together. His uncle and priest Miguel Mascorro lead the service. We remember Elias Rodriguez...

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Sylmar NC Brings Community Together during CD 7 Candidate Forum

Posted on 03/03/17

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

The candidate forum held at LA Mission College for the District 7 Los Angeles City Council Member seat  and organized by the Sylmar Neighborhood Council was a great success. It gave the community a unique opportunity for stakeholders to learn about the candidates and their perspectives for solving the many challenges faced in the area. Roughly 200 stakeholders showed up to hear from 19 of the 20 candidates seeking to get elected. The forum co-sponsored by the Sylmar Neighborhood Council and Los Angeles Mission College provided residents in the Sylmar area an opportunity to come out and hear for themselves what the candidates will do to support this community. The questions asked were based upon the results of a survey of Sylmar stakeholders conducted in February. 

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LAUSD School Board Candidate Forum

Posted on 03/01/17

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Local students lead and moderated the candidate forum for Los Angeles Unified School Board District’s (LAUSD) Board District 6 on Wednesday, March 1, held at the L.A. Mission College, Campus Center. The forum also offered a College Readiness Fair from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., and had resources for undocumented students and families, voter registration, scholarship opportunities and more.

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The Los Angeles City Council Voted Unanimously to Decriminalize Street Vending

Posted on 03/01/17

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to decriminalize street vending — a move long sought by immigrant advocates who argued that sidewalk sellers should not face criminal charges that could place them at risk of being deported.

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City Council District 7 Candidate Forum

Posted on 02/23/17

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

The Sylmar Neighborhood Council in conjuction with LA Mission College is hosting a public forum for District 7 city council candidates. This event is for our community to get an opportunity to come meet, greet and ask key questions, share your concerns and be able to get informed about each candidate running for office. Please take our survey and help us ask the candidates questions based on what you would like to hear on the day of the event. Just click the link...  

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LAUSD District 6 Candidate Forum

Posted on 02/23/17

Join United Way of Greater Los Angeles, LA Youth Vote, and Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs for the 2017 LAUSD Candidate Forum. Hear as LAUSD Board Candidates in conversation with constituents. Join students as they pose questions to the District 6 candidates for the LAUSD School Board — a position whose duties will include dealing with a $1.46 billion deficit over the next three years.

March 1, 2017 
LA Mission College 13356 Eldridge Ave, Sylmar, CA 91342
Campus Center

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Sylmar Armory to Become Year-round Shelter

Posted on 02/22/17

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday afternoon and on their agenda were the pleas of many from around the community hoping for help and services in the Northeast San Fernando Valley for the homeless. The Board voted unanimously to begin negotiations with the National Guard to turn the Sylmar Armory into a year round shelter which currently only helps people at night and is set to close on February 28. Currently, Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission operates the Sylmar Armory Winter Shelter with funding provided by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. 

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Free California Friendly Landscape Class

Posted on 02/19/17

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

The Department of Water and Power is offering free landscape training.

California friendly landscape training is for residential customers and is a free no cost class. Learn six ways to make your garden California friendly. 

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SIBL Sign Up

Posted on 02/13/17

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

The Sylmar Independent Baseball League (S.I.B.L.) is currently taking registrations for the following programs: USA Softball and Pony Baseball.

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League Pizza Mixer

Posted on 02/12/17

Sylmar Neighborhood Council


Join us as we meet and greet our community businesses, local leaders and folks from around town.
 

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Homeless Connect Day in Neighboring Community

Posted on 02/12/17

Our Neighborhood Council friends in Sunland-Tujunga are hosting a Homeless Connect Day

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El Cariso Park Amenities and Programs

Posted on 02/09/17

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Stop by El Cariso Park! There is an activity waiting for you!

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The Office of Congressman Tony Cardenas

Posted on 02/01/17

Staff from the Office of Congressman Tony Cardenas will be at Sylmar Library this Saturday, February 11, from 1pm to 3pm to meet with residents and address their concerns. Stop by to see what federal resources are available to you and your family.

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Neighborhood Walk

Posted on 01/21/17

The Sylmar Neighborhood Council invites you to participate in its first 2017 neighborhood walk.
Join us on Saturday January 28th from 10:00 am to Noon

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The Museum of the San Fernando Valley

Posted on 01/20/17

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley invites you to share your personal stories, photos and artifacts celebrating its Mexican American Community Baseball exhibit. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2017 | 2PM - 4PM

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The Los Angeles Fire Department Celebrates 131 Years of Service

Posted on 01/17/17

This month the LAFD celebrates 131 years of service and sacrifice to the people of Los Angeles. Countless numbers of lives and properties have been saved, some at the cost of a firefighter’s life. In January of 1886 the City of Los Angeles was protected by volunteer fire companies but that year would be a year of a new start, growth and a pride by the LAFD members that would endure through time.

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Save Water when it Rains!

Posted on 01/17/17

Sylmar residents, for every inch of rainfall, we send 4.1 billion gallons down the street. Help conserve, turn off your sprinklers when it rains.

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Sylmar NC participates in LA Clean Streets Challenge

Posted on 01/17/17

Neighborhood Councils and organizations were recognized and awarded at last Saturday’s Board of Public Works Clean Streets LA Challenge Ceremony!

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Great Streets Start With You!

Posted on 01/15/17

Why are our streets important?

In Los Angeles streets are our largest public asset - covering over 18% of our land mass. They’re also the centerpieces of our neighborhoods—places where we live, work, learn, and play every day. They reflect the character of our people and of our city. The Bureau of Street Services will be coming to our community of Sylmar with its Small Asphalt Repair Truck. We need your help to get our streets the attention and repair needed.  

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Brighton to Roxford Double Track Project Informational Meetings

Posted on 01/14/17

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Residents, you are invited to attend the METRO Public Information Meeting on Monday January 23rd at the the City of San Fernando Regional Pool Facility, 208 Park Avenue in San Fernando at 5:30 pm.
METRO will provide a brief summary on the "proposed" Double Track Project. This project would add a second main line from Brighton in Burbank to Roxford in Sylmar.

Please attend the meeting to learn more about the proposed project and provide feedback and discussion with a METRO representative. You can also attend the Thursday January 19th informational meeting at 5:30 pm at St. Leon Armenian Cathedral 3325 N. Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank 91504.

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Mayor Garcetti Volunteer Corps

Posted on 01/12/17

Get involved in improving your neighborhood. Sign up for Volunteer Corps‍ to receive opportunities every week. See the link for more information on how you can get involved.

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Olive Vista Middle School Seismic Modernization Meeting

Posted on 01/08/17

Seismic Modernization Project for the Olive Vista Middle School campus in Sylmar. It is important that Olive Vista MS stakeholders learn about this very substantial project and have the opportunity to attend the meeting.
 
The meeting is scheduled to take place as follows:
Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Olive Vista MS – Library  
14600 Tyler Street, Sylmar CA 91342

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LA Mission College Spring Semester 2017 Classes

Posted on 01/06/17

The spring 2017 semester calendar of classes is available. The faculty, staff and administrators are ready to support you and ensure that you succeed in achieving your goals.

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Sylmar Library Calendar of Events: January

Posted on 01/03/17

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Check out all the exciting events going on at our Sylmar Library during the month of January!
http://library.jigsy.com/

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LA Mission College Honors High Achieving Students

Posted on 12/22/16

More than 100 students attended the Honors Ceremony tom receive honor awards for their outstanding academic achievement.
 

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Sylmar NC Holiday Mixer

Posted on 12/12/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

The Sylmar Neighborhood Council would like to invite you to join us for a community gathering. Join your SNC Board and your neighbors as we kick off the 2016 holiday season.  There will be much food, raffles and much holiday cheer! 
We are very thankful to Discovery Charter Prep for the use of their campus to be able to share this celebration with the community. We hope you can join us!

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Sylmar Library December Events

Posted on 12/01/16

Check out the Sylmar Public Library events for this month of December, they have much going on for everyone!

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Winter Shelter Opens at Sylmar Armory

Posted on 11/29/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

The Sylmar Winter Shelter is commencing this Thursday, Dec 1st at the Sylmar Armory at 12860 Arroyo Street.
Amenities Include: • Hot Showers •Hot Dinner •Breakfast Sack Lunches •Case Management • Security and a safe, warm place to sleep

For additional information call: 818-207-8776 

The pickup times and locations are here for your information. Please share this information with anyone you feel would benefit from this service!

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Eagle Scout Project Benefits Sylmar Charter High School

Posted on 11/27/16

13-year old Eric Rodriguez, Eagle Scout organized and prepared  'Lockdown' kits for his Eagle Scout Service Project. This involved assembling and delivering 100 lockdown kits to be used for emergencies for each of the classrooms at Sylmar Charter High School.  On several occassions the school has had to go on lockdown and had no emergency lockdown kits on campus.  Twenty three scouts and parents outfitted each classroom with these kits, and now the school is prepared for future emergencies.

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Operation Thanksgiving Baskets 2016

Posted on 11/24/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Happy Thanksgiving! Making a difference and supporting our community is what we believe in, and that's why this year the Sylmar Neighborhood Council teamed up and helped in co-sponsoring the YMCA in providing a Thanksgiving dinner to many families.

 

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Tía Chucha's Centro Cultural's Bookstore END OF YEAR CAMPAIGN

Posted on 11/20/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Do not forget to donate to Tía Chucha's for #GIVINGTUESDAY! It is easy to do! Just go to our website, click on Giving Tuesday, and donate. As a community organization, support from individuals and families is greatly appreciated, as it helps to support our seasonal classes and weekly events. Please open your heart this Giving Tuesday and donate to Tía Chucha's!

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November Community Clean Up

Posted on 11/19/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

The Sylmar Neighborhood Council joined forces with Los Angeles Mission College this morning to clean the Eldridge Avenue corridor between Hubbard St. and Harding St. More than 30 volunteers picked up trash, beautified the sidewalks, and engaged passers-by. This was the SNC Outreach Committee's third community cleanup since July and the seventh event overall.

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Take the Budget Advocate Survey and Help Your Neighborhood

Posted on 11/15/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Add your voice to the budget advocate for services and projects for your neighborhood!

One of the most successful parts of the Neighborhood Council System is the work done by its "Budget Advocates." Each of the 96 Neighborhood Councils appoints a Budget Representative. They in turn elect three representatives from each region and these thirty-six individuals spend the better part of the year working on recommendations for the Mayor's Budget.Budget Advocates interview each City Department Manager, talk to their stakeholders, have regular meetings and take into consideration the needs of their neighborhoods. Los Angeles is vast in geography, diversity and economics so the following survey can help get the word out about the needs in SYLMAR.

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SNC Outreach Clean-Up

Posted on 11/14/16

"Join the Sylmar Neighborhood Council's Outreach Committee for its last neighborhood cleanup of the year. This one will take place this Saturday, November 19, along the Eldridge Avenue corridor between Hubbard St. and Harding St. Stop by to make a friend and make a difference."

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Sylmar Homeless Connect

Posted on 11/14/16

The "Sylmar Homeless Connect Day" will be taking place, Thursday, November 17, at El Cariso Park from 10am to 2pm. If you know of anyone in need, please encourage them to stop by for free services.

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Game Days at Sylmar Library

Posted on 11/14/16

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Happy National Philanthropy Day! Thank You for your Volunteerism

Posted on 11/14/16

Philanthropy is “the love of humankind,” and National Philanthropy Day—November 15—is the day that thousands of people around the world come together to both put that word into action and recognize the change that word has brought to our communities.The Sylmar Neighborhood Council and its community is indebted to each-and-every member and stakeholder for its successes and contributions to helping better its community. 
 

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Sylmar Library Stargazing Event

Posted on 11/04/16

Sylmar Library Stargazing!

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Remember To Vote!

Posted on 11/04/16

Election Day in the United States November 8, 2016 in the USA Election Day in the United States is celebrated on November 08, 2016. Election Day in the United States is the day set by law for the general elections of public officials. Election Day is a civic holiday in some states, including Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, West Virginia, and the territory of Puerto Rico. Some other states require that workers be permitted to take time off from employment without loss of pay. California Elections Code Section 14000 provides that employees otherwise unable to vote must be allowed two hours off with pay, at the beginning or end of a shift. 

Find your Polling place...

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SNC Budget Refinement and Allocation Meeting

Posted on 11/04/16

Saturday November 12, 2016
9 AM - 12 PM
EL Cariso Park
 
 
Please check our SNC Website for further updates
www.sylmarnc.org
 
Please contact Wilson Bell, Treasurer for more information at
wilson.bell@sylmarnc.org
 
 

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Sylmar Public Library Calendar of Events November

Posted on 11/04/16

Check out all the events and activities happening at Sylmar Branch Library in the month of November

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Veterans Day Forum

Posted on 11/03/16

Community Forum is being held on Friday evening--with Congressman Tony Cardenas. Please share with our Sylmar veterans.

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Veterans Day Event

Posted on 11/03/16

Join this upcoming Veterans Day event/program. This is being held on Thursday morning--a coffee and conversation with Senator Bob Hertzberg. 

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LAUSD Beyond the Bell Looking to Hire Playground Support Staff

Posted on 11/03/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Join the Elementary School Unit with the Los Angeles Unified School District. The Beyond The Bell Branch is looking to recruit, train and hire anyone interested in working with students. They are looking for those interested in working with, supporting and shaping youth for tomorrow. Apply and become an after school coach in athletics,academics and enrichment.
This is a great job opportunity for college students and or those seeking to become future teachers!

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Neighborhood Housing Support Services

Posted on 11/03/16

Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County (NHS) serves as a catalyst for local residents, business and government representatives to work together to build stronger neighborhoods, improve the quality of life for low to moderate income families of modest means and to revitalize communities into neighborhoods of choice.

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Traffic Ticket Amnesty

Posted on 11/03/16

Traffic Ticket Amnesty Clinic, launches on November 18, 2016 

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Sylmar Neighborhood Council Community Meet and Greet

Posted on 10/25/16

The Sylmar Neighborhood Council's Outreach Committee would like to invite you  to a Community Meet and Greet at Mama Licha's Kitchen (flyer attached) on Thursday, November 3.
We hope you can come out and join us so we can get to know more members of our community.
 

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Are you Prepared for an Earthquake?

Posted on 10/20/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:20 a.m. on October 20* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, which began in California in 2008.
Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes– wherever you live, work, or travel. ShakeOut is also a major activity ofAmerica's PrepareAthon!

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Sylmar Neighborhood Council Town Hall

Posted on 10/05/16

The Sylmar Neighborhood Council will be hosting a Town Hall and Resource Fair on Saturday, October 15, from 10am to 1pm at Sylmar Charter High School. 

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Support St. Didacus Harvest Festival

Posted on 10/04/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Join St. Didacus School for its annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 15, from 12 noon to 7p.m. Admission is free.

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NOTICE of VACANCY: HOME/CONDO OWNER REPRESENTATIVE SEAT

Posted on 10/01/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Want to make a difference in Sylmar? Consider running for an open seat on the Sylmar Neighborhood Council's Board of Directors.
A great neighborhood is no accident! The system of Neighborhood Councils was created by the City of Los Angeles to give you a voice in issues affecting your neighborhood. The Sylmar Neighborhood Council (SNC) is your local governmental body serving the area. We currently have an (1) opening on our Board of Directors. 
Anyone who is interested in serving and improving the Sylmar community by joining our Board is encouraged to apply. 


 

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Osceola Elementary Beautification Day

Posted on 10/01/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Volunteers gathered Saturday morning to beautify Osceola Street Elementary in Sylmar. The event was sponsored by the Sylmar Neighborhood Council, Osceola Street Elementary, Ultra Greens Nursery, and the Office of LAUSD Board Member Monica Ratliff. 

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Recognition for Dyer Elementary School Staff and Principal

Posted on 09/27/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

On September 22, the Sylmar Neighborhood Council recognized Dyer Elementary, a California Distinguished School, for commitment to excellence in education. 

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Sylmar Neighborhood Council Resource Fair and Town Hall

Posted on 09/26/16

Save the Date: SNC Town Hall and Resource Fair: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at Sylmar Charter High School

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SANTA FE 3751 TO JOIN METROLINK DEDICATION ON SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

Posted on 09/24/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

The San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society (SBRHS) is pleased to announce Santa Fe 3751 will participate under steam at Metrolink’s Vincent Grade/Acton Station’s second platform dedication ceremony on the morning of Wednesday, September 28, 2016. During this outing, 3751 will be the first steam locomotive to travel north of Los Angeles in 24 years and the first through Soledad Canyon in 32 years.

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SNC Beautification Project at Osceola Elementary

Posted on 09/24/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

In the spirit of bringing the community together, the Sylmar Neighborhood Council Outreach Committee has put together another event to support our schools. Please join members of the Board, stafff, parents and students from Osceola ES and surrounding area.  Building community relationships is important and will last beyond the beautification project...

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L.A. Council President Herb Wesson names himself temporary overseer of Valley district

Posted on 09/15/16

After Thoughtful Deliberation Wesson Assumes Temporary Oversight and Management Responsibilities of Council District 7. In a move that will save taxpayers thousands of dollars and ensure residents of Council District 7 have equal access to city services, Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr. will manage the operations of the district pending city elections next spring. The forward-thinking move aimed at ensuring proper guardianship of district resources, comes days after former Councilmember Felipe Fuentes vacated his position leaving residents of Council District 7 without a voice.

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Board Member Recognition of Dyer Street Elementary

Posted on 09/10/16

The Sylmar Neighborhood Council is committed to recognizing exceptional individuals, businesses and community organizationa whose actions parallel the mission of the Council "bringing the community together".

 

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CSUN Constitution Day Event

Posted on 09/08/16

CSUN is honoring Constitution day with a talk by CSUN history professor James Sefton and John Evans, associate professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Clair. This event is free and includes continental breakfast.
For more information or to RSVP email melaine.pemberton@csun.edu or call (818) 677-7131.

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Veteran of the Year Nomination

Posted on 09/07/16

FOrm is Due September 23, 2016

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ITT Tech School Closes Doors

Posted on 09/06/16

ITT Technical Institute announced today that it would close all its campuses which includes the Sylmar campus located at 12669 Encinitas Avenue.  

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"It's Better To Know" Community Health Event

Posted on 09/05/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

The UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic, Colgate Mobile Dental Van and Northridge Community Diabetes Screening are coming to Sylmar!

St Didacus Catholic Parish will be hosting the event this Saturday Septemebr 17, 2016 from 9:00am to 3:00 pm. just stop by the parking lot area for services.

 

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Mayor Garcetti Youth Council

Posted on 09/02/16

Be a voice for the Youth of Los Angeles and your community!

Love to discuss current events? Want to give back to those around you? Interested in meeting other young people dedicated to public service? Join the Mayor’s Youth Council, a one-year fellowship for Los Angeles high school students to hone their leadership skills in the areas of political and civic engagement, and community volunteerism. 
Mayor's Youth Council
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
For more information visit:  www.lamayor.org/myc 


 

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The Lucy Pet Foundation Spay and Neuter in Sylmar

Posted on 09/02/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

The Lucy Pet Foundation Mobile Spay and Neuter Clinic offering free spay and neuter services along with vaccine and pet tips for your animals  will be in Sylmar on Friday, September 9.  Stop by and visit Vallarta Supermarket 13820 Foothill Blvd from 10am to 2pm. You can also call 1-855-499-5829 for an appointment.

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Voter Registration Information Session

Posted on 09/01/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/Clerk will be hosting a Voter Registration and Information Session this Thursday, September 15, at 5:30p.m. at Sylmar Library. 

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September is Library Sign Up Month

Posted on 09/01/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

September is Library Card Sign-up Month—a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind the masses that a library card is the key to limitless opportunities. 
Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. 

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Volunteers Wanted! Sylmar Beautification and Resource Fair

Posted on 09/01/16

The L.A. Civic Youth Corps is organizing a cleanup along the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station. 

Volunteers wanted on Saturday, September 10, from 8am to 12:30pm. Join our young leaders in making a difference in our community.

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Congressman TonyCardenas Brings His Office To You!

Posted on 08/31/16

Congressman Tony Cardenas's "Mobile Office" is coming to Sylmar on Saturday, September 10 from 12-4 PM. Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to meet with staff and learn about federal resources available to you and your families.

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LAX Job Fair for Veterans

Posted on 08/27/16

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Internship Opportunity for Office of Senator Bob Hertzberg

Posted on 08/25/16

The Office of Senator Bob Hertzberg is currently accepting resumes for its Fall 2016 Internship Program. Students from the Northeast San Fernando Valley are encouraged to apply. 

For more information, please contact Raj Dhillon at raj.dhillon@senate.ca.gov.

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Bringing the Community Together...Stakeholders Recognized by the Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Posted on 08/25/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Businesswoman Vivian Hartman and resident Janet Gibson were recognized by the Sylmar Neighborhood Council for their service to the community at yesterday evening's general board meeting. They are pictured below with SNC President Tammy Flores (center). Thank you, Ms. Hartman and Ms. Gibson, for helping bring our community together.

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2016 Congress of Neighborhoods

Posted on 08/24/16

A day of education & networking for Neighborhood Council leaders.
"Neighborhoods First:
Your Voice, Our City"
Presented by the Neighborhood Councils of Los Angeles

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Join the Clean Streets LA Challenge!

Posted on 08/22/16

Mayor Eric Garcetti, the City Council, the Innovation & Performance Commission, the Board of Public Works, and the Department of Public Works have come together to make available the opportunity to join a very rewarding partnership. Please take the time to read and share this awesome opportunity and consider joining the thousands of volunteers working towards cleaning up our beautiful city.

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News Flash: SNC First Neighborhood Community Walk-"They Walked the Talk"

Posted on 08/21/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

To make the presence of the Sylmar Neighborhood Council (SNC) known and felt in every corner of our community, to encourage stakeholder participation in civic life, and to cultivate relations with Sylmar's many community groups and service organizations. That is the mission of the Sylmar NC Outreach Committee and this past Saturday that is what they set out to accomplish...




 

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Sylmar Recreation Center Movie Night (Cancelled)

Posted on 08/20/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

As of today Monday August 22nd this event is cancelled...if it is rescheduled the SNC Website will post any updates!

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Sylmar Graffiti Busters-A Gem in the Community

Posted on 08/20/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Graffiti removal, bulky item pickup, street cleaning and sidewalk beautification have one thing in common: the Sylmar Graffiti Busters. Since the group was founded in 1988, Sylmar has enjoyed the reputation as one of the least scrawled upon neighborhoods in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. 

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Sylmar Branch Public Library-A Community Center and Champion of Youth

Posted on 08/17/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

The Sylmar Public Library provides free and easy access to information, ideas, books and technology that enrich, educate and empower every individual in our city's diverse communities.
– Los Angeles Public Library Mission Statement


In 1954 library service came to the Sylmar community with a simple bookmobile. In 1961 the first Sylmar Branch Library was built becoming the 15th Los Angeles Public Library at the time.  In 2003 the community celebrated with the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the new and improved facility. 

Located at 14561 Polk Street (at Glenoaks Blvd.) Sylmar CA 91342
For more information: (818) 367-6102
facebook.com/SylmarLibrary and twitter.com/SylmarLibrary

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Felipe Fuentes to Resign Early as City Councilman

Posted on 08/14/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Felipe Fuentes  was elected to serve as Councilmember for Los Angeles’ Seventh District, in the Northeast San Fernando Valley, in March 2013. He represents Sylmar, Pacoima, Sunland, Tujunga, North Hills, La Tuna Canyon, Shadow Hills, Lakeview Terrace and Mission Hills. However, in January he stated that he would not run for a second term and has now announced his plan to step down early on September 11th to become a lobbyist with the Apex Group in Sacramento.

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Tasty Tuesdays in Sylmar - Our very own Food Truck Collective!

Posted on 08/08/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Every Tuesday 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Tasty Tuesdays here in Sylmar
13100 Hubbard Street right along the sidewalk of El Cariso Park

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News Flash: SNC Community Meet and Greet Draws Large Crowd

Posted on 08/06/16

Thirty-seven people attended Thursday's Meet and Greet at Coffee & Cream. The mixer, sponsored by the Sylmar Neighborhood Council, provided stakeholders with the opportunity to meet their community leaders and support local business. 

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Watermelon Festival

Posted on 08/05/16

Hansem Dam Soccer Complex 
11480 Foothill Blvd Lakeview Terrace

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Are You Ready For An Emergency?

Posted on 08/04/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Be prepared, be informed, and develop a plan!
Get the latest information, guidance and learn more about how to protect yourself and your family through Be Prepared California.

 

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Sylmar Neighborhood Walk

Posted on 08/03/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Join members of the Sylmar Neighborhood Council as they walk door-to- door to meet with residents, hear their concerns, and provide information on city resources.

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Free Spay and Neuter for Los Angeles City Residents

Posted on 08/01/16

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Senator Robert Hertzberg to Address the Sylmar Neighborhood Council on Thursday, July 28.

Posted on 07/27/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Senator Robert Hertzberg, who represents the San Fernando Valley in Sacramento, will provide the community with a legislative update at Thursday's general board meeting of the Sylmar Neighborhood Council. 

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Community Meet & Greet

Posted on 07/27/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

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Sand Fire Update #4

Posted on 07/24/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Slightly lower temperatures and higher humidity predicted for today is expected to assist firefighters in their efforts to contain the Sand Wildfire.

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News Flash: Message from SNC President Tammy Flores

Posted on 07/24/16

"On behalf of the Sylmar Neighborhood Council (SNC), I would like to thank our Board of Directors, public safety officials, and volunteers for keeping our community safe and informed during the Sand Fire."

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Sand Fire Update #3

Posted on 07/24/16

The latest information as of 9:00 pm

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SYLMAR MOTIVATION POEM

Posted on 07/23/16

Thank you Kurt Cabrera-Miller

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SYLMAR COMMUNITY CLEAN UP

Posted on 07/23/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Sylmar residents braved the elements this morning to participate in a community cleanup co-sponsored by the Sylmar Neighborhood Council and the Office of L.A. City Councilman Felipe Fuentes.

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Sand Fire Update #2: Sylmar Residents

Posted on 07/23/16

UPDATE #2 on Sand Fire for Sylmar residents and community

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SAND FIRE UPDATE

Posted on 07/22/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

ATTENTION: The Sylmar Neighborhood Council will do its best to keep our residents informed about the Sand Fire. Please click on the following link for the latest update from the LA County Fire Department: https://local.nixle.com/alert/5688554/?sub_id=750259.

We will provide you with some useful information during the Sand Fire and give you updates as we get them through our resources and will post here on the website. Also check out our Facebook page for more information.

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Governor Brown Appoints Sylmar Native to State Commission

Posted on 07/21/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Governor Jerry Brown has appointed Sylmar Neighborhood Council Representative Christian Rubalcava to the California Student Aid Commission.

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Sylmar Neighborhood Council Community Mixer. Join the Outreach Committee on their 1st meet and greet!

Posted on 07/20/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

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Keeping Safe during Wildland Fire Season

Posted on 07/18/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

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Keeping Safe During Wildland Fire Season

Posted on 07/15/16

The recent Sage Wildland Fire that started up in Stevenson’s Ranch serves as a potent reminder that we are in Fire Season here in Southern California and the residents who live near our hillside areas need to be on special alert. Many Sylmar residents still recall with alarm the devastation caused by the Sayre Fire in 2007. The Sylmar Neighborhood Council would like to remind residents of the steps thay can take to reduce the potential impact of a fire in our community...

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SNC Community Clean Up

Posted on 07/12/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

SNC Community Clean Up
El Dorado Elementary
Saturday July 23
8am to Noon

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Sylmar High School Becomes Charter

Posted on 07/08/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Sylmar High School becomes Sylmar Charter High School as of July 1, 2016! Congratulations to all the Sylmar Charter High School staff for their dedication and drive in attaining this! We Are Spartan Nation and Excellence Is Expected!

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Traffic Ticket Amnesty

Posted on 07/07/16

On June 24, 2015, Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill 85, which provided for a one-time mandatory eighteen month Statewide Traffic Tickets/Infraction Amnesty Program for unpaid traffic and non-traffic infraction tickets.

Known as the “Traffic Tickets/Infractions Amnesty Program, this state legislation makes the amnesty program available through March 31, 2017.  People with qualifying unpaid traffic tickets and infractions whose fines were originally due to be paid on or before January 1, 2013, may have their debt reduced by 50 or 80 percent depending on income and have their driver’s license reinstated. The program also includes a waiver of any civil assessments.

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Summer is Hot and so is Learning

Posted on 06/30/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Summer Vacation, A Break from learning...I-Don't-Think-So!
 LAUSD/Beyond the Bell is excited to provide summer learning opportunities for students at all levels at several of our Northeast Sylmar schools. 

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Sylmar Independent Baseball League

Posted on 06/30/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Sylmar Independent Baseball League, Inc's mission is to provide seasonal sports training and competition for the children of Sylmar and surrounding communities.  

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Foster Volunteers Urgently Needed

Posted on 06/29/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

 Foster Volunteers are lifesavers and are needed as July 4th fireworks expected to fill shelters with scared/lost pets.

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4th of July Spectacular!

Posted on 06/28/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

4th of July Community Fireworks event at Sylmar High School Spartan Field 

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Sylmar Biotech Health Academy Graduation

Posted on 06/25/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Congratulations to Sylmar Biotech Health Academy High School students!  

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Lucy Pet Foundation Overpopulation

Posted on 06/23/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Over 80,000 dogs and cats are euthanized each week in the US, the Lucy Pet Foundation's mission is to tackle pet overpopulation. They are using their mobile service and hitting the streets traveling to cities across the nation doing their best to put a dent in the overpopulation. 

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Pet Safety In Extreme Heat

Posted on 06/17/16

Southern California is in for a heat wave, as temperatures are expected to reach 100 degrees or more over the next few days.

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Sylmar High and Sylmar Magnet Graduation 2016

Posted on 06/16/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Sylmar High School and Sylmar High Magnet commencement ceremony celebration. 

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El Cariso Park Summer Activities

Posted on 06/16/16

Check out all the wonderful "park after dark" activities at El Cariso beginning Thursday, June 16!

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Sylmar Native Signs Major League Deal

Posted on 06/13/16

Congratulations to Sylmar native Fernando Gallegos for signing with the Chicago White Sox.

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Los Angeles Mission College 41st Commencement Graduation Ceremony

Posted on 06/07/16

Los Angeles Mission College held its 41st Commencement Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday, June 7. 

 

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Clinton Sylmar Campaign Stop

Posted on 06/05/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Hillary Clinton stresses commitment to immigration reform 
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/06/04/clinton-stresses-commitment-to-immigration-reform-in-sylmar-campaign-stop/

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Pioneer Cemetery Memorial Day Observance

Posted on 05/30/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Sylmar residents and community stakeholders honored our fallen heroes at this year's Memorial Day Observance at Pioneer Memorial Cemetery. 

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Neighborhoods Working Together

Posted on 05/29/16

O Neighbor, Where Art Thou? Zip codes may be different but there are no boundaries when neighborhoods work together for a common cause.

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Sylmar Magnet Recognition

Posted on 05/27/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

For every one of us that succeeds, it's because there was somebody there to show us the way. For many Sylmar youth that light of encouragement came through the dedicated teachers and staff of Sylmar High School's Math & Science Magnet Program.

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Make Your Horse Count

Posted on 05/16/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

The Sylmar Neighborhood Council and the Sylmar Equine Coalition hosted this year's Make Your Horse Count event at Stetson Ranch Park. 

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Legendary Dodgers Visit Sylmar School

Posted on 04/27/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

What a treat for our local youth at Sylmar High School! This high school baseball team just got a legendary Dodgers surprise thanks to the SoCal Honda Dealers.

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Sylmar Neighborhood Council Election Results

Posted on 04/13/16

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

The final results are in from the April 2 Sylmar Neighborhood Council election of 21 new Board of Directors for the 2016-2018 term.

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