Sylmar Equestrian Community

Posted on 12/02/2023

Our community of Sylmar is one of the very few equestrian communities left in our great City of Angels. We urge all community members to be active in policies, procedures, and community meetings and decisions. 

We are not suggesting or promoting the discussion to go towards one direction or the other. We simply promote all stakeholders to be part of the discussion and let their voices be heard.

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Happy Holidays • Community Coming Together • Tree Lighting

Posted on 12/02/2023

In Sylmar, On Friday, December 1st. our LA City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez and her team of elves (and Santa) held a spectacular Holiday Tree Lighting event at Sylmar Recreation Center (13109 Borden Ave. Sylmar, CA 91342)

Treats, sweets, and Ho Ho Hos were shared with all of the children and families that attended.

 A fantastic, festive, and wonderful event! 

See the flyer for continued Tree-Lighting events. (Dec. 5th Pacoima, Dec. 6th Mission Hills, Dec. 8th Sundland-Tujunga, & Pacoima Holiday Parade - December 9th.)

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LA City Mayor's Crisis Response Team - Volunteers NEW CLASS

Posted on 11/30/2023

The LA City Mayor's Crisis Response Team is NOW recruiting for the Spring 2024 CRT Academy.

This class will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday, February 27th to Thursday, April 25th.

Crisis Response Team (CRT) members are volunteers who respond to traumatic incidents at the request of the Los Angeles Police and Los Angeles Fire Departments. The CRT provides immediate on-scene crisis intervention and acts as a liaison between victims, survivors, and emergency personnel. Referrals are also given to victims and their families affected by death, violent crimes, or traumatic incidents. These incidents include homicide, suicide, serious traffic collisions, natural deaths, and multi-casualty incidents.

For more information and to start the application process -

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LAUSD Kelly Gonez - Winter Wonderland • Dec. 6th

Posted on 11/29/2023

Join Board Member Kelly Gonez for a FREE BD6 Winter Wonderland on Wednesday, December 6th, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. This delightful family event offers:
📸 Free Holiday Photobooth pictures (1 print per family)
🎨 Free Holiday Activities suitable for all ages
😋 Complimentary food and exciting surprises!

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A Sylmar Family is Thankful for Adoption of Three Grandchildren

Posted on 11/24/2023

Emily Carranza (second from right) and her husband Alex Lerma (third from left) are pictured in court with Judge Donald A. Buddle, Jr. shortly after finalizing the adoption of their three grandchildren. (Photo courtesy of Emily Carranza)

For Emily Carranza and her husband Alex Lerma of Sylmar, this Thanksgiving is especially meaningful. After being foster parents for three of their grandchildren for nearly three years, the couple officially adopted the trio of adorable toddlers on Nov. 14.

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Holiday in the Park • Dexter Park, Sylmar

Posted on 11/24/2023

Holiday in the Park

Join La County Parks this holiday season for a night of Festivities and Family Fun!

Saturday, December 16th, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dexter Park - 11053 N. Trail RD. SYLMAR, CA 91342 

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Posted on 11/21/2023

For Immediate Release:

November 21, 2023


Public Health Investigating Respiratory Disease in

LA County Dogs

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Veterinary Public Health Program has received multiple reports of dogs experiencing a sudden respiratory illness of unknown origin, similar to case reports in other states. Symptoms include cough, nasal discharge, sneezing and lethargy in dogs. Currently, Public Health is in case-finding mode to determine if and to what extent there is a new respiratory illness impacting dogs in Los Angeles County. As additional information becomes available, we will update the public. 

Since Thursday, November 16, 2023, we have received ten case reports from veterinarians of dogs that have respiratory illness but tested negative on the respiratory panel that tests for common viruses and bacteria seen in dogs with similar symptoms. Owners are being contacted to determine where the dogs may have become infected. We are communicating with federal and state entities to ensure coordinated efforts as we learn more from our ongoing investigations.

This respiratory illness is currently known as Atypical Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease (aCIRD). Cases are currently defined as having a negative canine respiratory PCR test panel, which tests for common viruses and bacteria identified in dogs with similar symptoms, PLUS one of the following clinical scenarios:

  • Chronic mild-moderate respiratory infection that lasts more than six weeks that is minimally or not responsive to antibiotics;
  • Chronic pneumonia that is minimally or not responsive to antibiotics; or
  • Acute pneumonia that rapidly becomes severe and often leads to poor outcomes in as little as 24-36 hours.

Given the lack of knowledge about the cause of this disease, veterinarians and dog owners are advised to be on the lookout for symptoms such as cough, sneezing, nasal discharge, and lethargy (lack of energy) in their dogs.

If a dog is experiencing these symptoms, owners should take the following steps:       

  1. Contact their pet’s veterinarian so the pet may be evaluated, and, if indicated, the appropriate tests and medications may be provided.
  2. Isolate sick dogs at home for a minimum of 28 days past the first day of the onset of illness. Dogs exposed to the sick dog should quarantine at home and away from other dogs for 14 days to monitor them for signs and symptoms of illness.
  3. Clean regularly and disinfect surfaces, doorknobs, keyboards, and animal equipment. To disinfect, use an EPA-registered disinfecting product or a stronger bleach solution.
  4. Keep the dog home and away from day care, boarding kennels, grooming facilities, and dog parks.
  5. If a dog becomes ill after being boarded or being in a facility, owners should take it to a veterinarian for evaluation and they should also notify the facility about the illness.

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Posted on 11/20/2023

This past Sunday, 11/19/24, Sylmar Stakeholders, members of the LAPD, and Sylmar Neighborhood Council members came together.

In turn helped our community to be even more beautiful and unified.

A huge thank you to all of the incredible Volunteers, LAPD Senior Lead Officer Crawford, Sylmar Graffiti Busters, and the members of the Sylmar Neighborhood Council.


Sylmar Rocks!

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SNOW DAY • El Cariso Park • Dec. 16th

Posted on 11/20/2023

Happy Holidays!

Snow Day at El Cariso Park is back!

Saturday, December 16th, 4pm - 8pm

El Cariso Park - 13100 Hubbard St. Sylmar, CA 91342

80 TONS of Snow for sledding, and playing around in.

• Family Holiday Photo

• Hot Coco and Snacks

• Stocking Decorations

• Edible Holiday crafts

• Crafty Village

• TEEN ZONE (DJ, Holiday t-shirt silk screening, and Santa hat)

• Festive Holiday Music

• Carnival Games


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Posted on 11/19/2023

SATURDAY, JANUARY 6th from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM


Presentations and resources to be prepared for earthquakes, flooding, wildfires, etc. Food will be provided! Free flu and COVID-19 shots!


11200 Herrick Ave, Pacoima, CA 91331

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