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General Alert Air Quality Advisory: Air quality is unhealthy for sensitive individuals in the East San Gabriel Valley 9-16-14: 09/12/14 - Los Angeles County Interim Health Officer, Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, MD, MPH, advises people living or working in the East San Gabriel Valley area with heart disease, asthma or other respiratory diseases to minimize outdoor activities. Schools with children who have sensitive conditions, including heart disease, asthma, and other chronic respiratory diseases, should not participate in outdoor physical activity and should stay indoors as much as possible. ... More Details
General Alert Heat Alert Santa Clarita, San Fernando, San Gabriel, LA Basin: 09/11/14 - Los Angeles County Interim Health Officer, Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, MD, MPH, has declared a Heat Alert issued for Los Angeles Basin, San Fernando, San Gabriel, East San Gabriel including Pomona and Santa Clarita Valley areas from Monday, September 15 through Wednesday, September 17, 2014 ... More Details

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The Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management The Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management - issues Excessive Heat Safety Tips as National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service is forecasting extended periods of hot temperatures for Los Angeles County areas including valleys, lower mountains and Antelope Valley.
Press Release List of LA County Cooling Centers

2014 National Preparedness Month - Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management and Community and Senior Services are set to support and participate in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s 2014 National Preparedness Month.
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County Public Libraries to Restore Service Hours - Starting on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, the County of Los Angeles Public Library will restore its service hours at libraries that had hours reduced in 2009-2010. Libraries have evolved into community centers and provide invaluable tools for individuals to search for jobs, homework help, computer literacy classes, online learning tools, early childhood literacy programs, teen services, and other programs.
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18th Annual UCLA Veterans & Armed Forces Appreciation Day Football Game - will occur on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Rose Bowl, and feature a Veterans and Armed Forces Outreach Exhibit Fair, “Veteran of the Year” Ceremony at Halftime, and FREE reserved seat tickets for all eligible active members of the United States Armed Forces.
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LA County Rolls Out Online System for Building and Safety Permits - From multimillion dollar construction projects to adding a room on a single-family home, submitting building plans to LA County Public Works is now just a click away.

Housing Authority Implements Ban on Smoking Throughout Its Public Housing Sites - Effective July 1, Los Angeles County’s public housing residents can breathe a little easier as their homes are now 100% smoke-free! The Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles adopted a smoke-free policy for its 63 public housing developments.
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The Works! Expanded Mobile App - Are you tired of seeing vehicles illegally parked on front lawns in your neighborhood? Frustrated by graffiti on public buildings, in local parks and at other landmarks? The County of Los Angeles has a solution for you. ‘The Works’ iPhone app has expanded to enable constituents to connect with the County to request services and report possible violations. Residents can now interact with the Departments of Public Works, Parks and Recreation, Public Health, and Regional Planning.
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LACountyHelps    Specific Needs Awareness Planning (S.N.A.P.)
To better prepare County residents for these and other types of disasters, the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) announces the launch of the Specific Needs Awareness Planning (S.N.A.P.) voluntary disaster registry.

211 LA County    211 LA County
211 is an easy to remember three-digit dialing code that enables a caller to access information about more than 28,000 health and human service programs throughout Los Angeles County 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is TTY accessible. 211 LA County, formerly known as INFO Line of Los Angeles, has been providing these services since 1981.

   Alert LA County
Los Angeles County has implemented an emergency mass notification system to contact County residents and businesses via recorded phone messages, text messages and e-mail during emergencies. For more information and to register your cell phone number, Voice over IP number, and e-mail address, please click the link above.

Coordinated Agency Recovery Effort (C.A.R.E.)    Coordinated Agency Recovery Effort (C.A.R.E.)
Visit C.A.R.E. for coordinated fire recovery and mudslide information, as well as vital information o on how to obtain building and transportation permits, mud and debris flow forecasts, road closures, safety preparedness, assistance programs, and shelter contacts.

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Get information about services provided to residents of unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. More than 65 percent of the County is unincorporated and approximately 1 million people live in these areas. The Board of Supervisors acts as the "city council" and County departments provide the municipal services.

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