Local Organizations

Devonshire Area Basic Car Monthly Watch Meetings:

The following is a schedule for Devonshire Area Basic Car Monthly Watch Meetings.
For more information, please call the Senior Lead Officer for your area.
Telephone numbers are listed below.

Supervisor: Sergeant II Jose Torres 32324@lapd.lacity.org
Cell No. 213-944-2471
or Direct No. 818-832-0283

Basic Car Name and Email,  Meeting Time and Location Address,  Direct/Cell Phone

A23 Senior Lead Officer Daniel Del Valle
27677@lapd.lacity.org 4th Thursday @ 7:00 PM
St, John Eudes Church 9901 Mason Ave. Chatsworth (818) 832-0875

A35 Senior Lead Officer John Parker
36560@lapd.lacity.org 2nd Tuesday @ 7:00 PM
St. Euphrasia Church 11766 Shoshone Ave.
Granada Hills (818) 634-0577

A49 Senior Lead Officer Alan Sellers
31934@lapd.lacity.org 4th Tuesday @ 7:00 PM
GHLS Charter High School Rm A7 10535 Zelzah
Granada Hills (818) 832-0754

A67 Senior Lead Officer Patty Peteque
31373@lapd.lacity.org Last Wednesday @ 7:00 PM
Calahan Street Elem School 18722 Knapp St.
Northridge (818) 832-0827

A81 Senior Lead Officer John Parker
36560@lapd.lacity.org 3rd Thursday @ 7:00 PM
The Garden Christian Fellowship 20745 Nordhoff St.
Chatsworth (818) 832-0773

A95 Senior Lead Officer Efren Corral
35472@lapd.lacity.org 2nd Thursday @ 7:00 PM
St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church 17037 Plummer St.
Northridge (818) 832-0746

thumbnail of Dvonshire Division Basic Car map

LAPD, working in conjunction with Community organizations, businesses, neighborhood residents, and area elected officials, has apportioned Los Angeles into 21 geographic Areas. This system allows LAPD to deliver the highest quality police service to our constituents while at the same time tailoring law enforcement and public safety efforts to individual community needs. Each of the City’s 21 geographic Areas are served by a Community Police Station which is further apportioned into small neighborhood units referred to as Basic Cars.

LAPD Devonshire Area has six Basic Cars, each led by a Senior Lead Officer. Officers assigned to a Basic Car generally to not rotate to other police cars. They remain assigned to your neighborhood to familiarize themselves with you, your neighbors, and the problems that may arise in your Community.

LAPD Devonshire Senior Lead Officers are a pivotal element in LAPD’s effort to prevent and deter crime. Senior Lead Officers provide the vital link that helps unite LAPD and the Communities it serves by ensuring that Community problems are brought to the attention of the Department or other appropriate government agencies. They are also instrumental in mobilizing neighborhoods through creative problem-solving strategies, crime prevention, and quality of life enhancement programs.

Senior Lead Officers are responsible for:
• Monitoring crime trends in their Basic Car areas.
• Working with the Community-Police Advisory Boards (CPAB) and residents to develop goals
to be accomplished through the efforts of all officers assigned to the Basic Car.
• Acting as liaisons with Area detectives in order to stay informed of crime trends and special problems
with the Basic Car Area.

Senior Lead Officers develop directed patrol plans that include strategies for dealing with recurrent Basic Car concerns. Sincere and continuous interaction between the police and the Community enhances the quality of life and deters crime within the Basic Car area. Senior Lead Officers take the lead in establishing and maintaining this police-community partnership.

Each of the six Senior Lead Officers in the Devonshire Area has a monthly meeting in their Area which is open to the Community and covers current crime trends and locations of occurrences, crime prevention and safety tips, crime statistics, and an open discussion to address Community concerns/questions. Guest speakers often address topics of interest.

Devonshire Area Phone Numbers
LAPD Non-Emergency-Dispatch 877-275-5273
LAUSD School Police-Dispatch 213-625-6631 Cadet Program 818-720-2289
Parking Violations-Dispatch 818-752-5100 Valley Traffic Division 818-644-8000
Abandoned Vehicles 800-222-6366 Council Office-Mitch Englander CD-12 818-882-1212
Street Maintenance 818-756-8481 Animal Regulations 888-452-7381
Front Desk 818-832-0633 Building & Safety-Code Violations 888-LA4BUILD
Vice 818-832-0811 Dispute Resolution-Free Mediation Service 213-978-1880
Narcotics 818-832-0609 Sanitation-Bulky Items Pick-Up 800-773-2489
Detective Desk 818-832-0609 Shopping Carts-Free Removal 800-252-4613

Graffiti Removal Phone Numbers
West Valley Alliance 818-832-9999 Graffiti Prevention Systems 818-893-7088
County Line to north side of Mulholland Drive west of 405 Fwy to County Line North of Sherman Way
to east of the 405 Fwy to the Golden State Fwy (5-Fwy)
New Directions for Youth 818-375-1000 Sylmar Graffiti Busters 818-362-8702
South of Sherman Way to east of the 405 Fwy to the north side of Mulholland Drive
East of the Golden State Fwy (5-Fwy) to north of Hubbard St.

Community Integration Services http://www.cisadp.org (CIS) is a non-profit organization in Granada Hills serving the San Fernando Valley community since 2006. Our identity is Multi-cultural, Intergenerational and Ability-Diverse. We serve high need seniors with aging challenges, seniors of various cultures, adults of all ages with developmental disabilities and our participants’ caregivers. CIS is a multi-program environment that promotes preventive health, diversity and community membership for people with aging challenges and disabilities.

Mid-Valley Regional Library 
16244 Nordhoff Street,  North Hills,  CA 91343
Phone:  (818) 895-3650   Fax:   (818) 895-3657
Email:  Contact form    Librarian:Victoria Magaw, Senior Librarian

New Horizons
Serving Adults with Special Needs
15725 Parthenia St.  North Hills, Ca 91343
During business hours, please enter through main gate off Haskell Avenue.

Friends of the Family
Since 1972 Friends of the Family has provided effective services,  activities,  resources, and supports designed to strengthen children,  families,  and the communities in which they live. Volunteer opportunities are available for our activities. We have free activities and a homework club for kids and their families.
For more information,  please contact:
16861 Parthenia Street,
North Hills, CA 91343


Addiction Resource was created to help people struggling with substance abuse to provide support to their loved ones. Our goal is to make helpful and verifiable information available on substance abuse and addiction rehab and recovery as well as direct you to the best sources of help, including The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Alcoholism :
Alcoholism is a disease – a chronic,  progressive disease that can prove fatal if not treated. We provide free resources to help get your life back on track:
Anxiety: A comprehensive article explaining the link between addiction and anxiety. https://alcorehab.org
If you did not know, anxiety can be a major cause of addiction to both  drugs and alcohol.

“Here’s a useful guide explaining the link between addiction and anxiety”


Supporters of Law Enforcement in Devonshire raises money for equipment
needed by LAPD Devonshire Division, but not provided by the City of LA.

Southern California Preparedness Foundation
The Southern California Preparedness Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation,  organized to promote and support disaster awareness, education, and preparedness via community events, public forums, focused programs,  and targeted outreach.
This includes the annual production of the Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair.

Community Emergency Response Training
CERT offers disaster training. Sign up on their website. Classes are 2 1/2 hours a week for 7 weeks.
Taught by the Fire Department.

Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities:  What to Do When Emergency Weather Strikes


Public Officials

City Council, District 12, Mitchell Englander
LAUSD School Board, District 3, Scott Schmerelson
County Supervisor, District 3, Sheila Kuehl
State Senate, District 18, Robert Hertzberg
State Assembly, District 46, Adrin Nazarian
US Congress, District 29, Tony Cardenas

Government Sites

Alert LA County Los Angeles County has implemented an emergency mass notification system
that will be used to contact County residents and businesses via recorded phone messages, text messages
or e-mail messages in case of emergency, such as evacuation.

City of Los Angeles

Clean Streets Index
As part of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Clean Streets initiative, the City’s Bureau of Sanitation quarterly drives
all of LA’s public streets and alleys (traveling over 22,000 miles!)  and gives each block a “cleanliness score”
from 1-3:

  1. Clean
  2. Somewhat Clean
  3. Not Clean

How clean is your street? Type in an address or click on a street to see how it fares:



Early Notification System (ENS)
Access to LA government agenda and meeting information. Agendas and other pertinent information
are e-mailed directly to anyone who asks to receive them.


Get informed and share what you learn with others. Learn about and use the City’s Early Notification System (ENS)

The City of Los Angeles is constantly putting out Public Information for the community. A variety of California State laws, including those related to the Brown Act, require advanced notice of government agendas, and schedules of meeting times and places.  At every government meeting the public is invited to comment on each of the Agenda Items, and there’s always an additional ability to speak about general related topics during a Public Comment Period.
One of the easiest ways to get the LA government agenda and meeting information is by taking advantage of the online Early Notification System (ENS). Agendas and other pertinent information are e-mailed directly to anyone who asks to receive them.  Interested parties simply select those they want, sign up for them once through the LA City website, and the info is sent automatically by the system.
One can also easily elect to stop receiving agendas at any time.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Many government files are created and distributed in the PDF format, the file format used by Adobe’s Acrobat Reader. The program you’ll need to be able to read these files is available for free through the link we’ve provided above, and is a relatively quick download. If you don’t have Acrobat Reader we highly recommend you download it to your computer now.

Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE)
Resources for Los Angeles Neighborhood Councils.
Promotes public participation in government to make government more responsive to local needs.

Los Angeles County

Los Angeles Fire Department
Statewide emergency bulletins, emergency preparedness information.

Los Angeles Police Department
Devonshire Community Police Station
E-policing The E-Policing program enables Senior Lead Officers, Area Captains, and detectives
to e-mail newsletters, crime trends and other important information to you.
Nixle Sign up for emergency alerts directly from the Los Angeles Police Department
to your mobile phone or email.

Street Racing? Call Valley Traffic at 818-644-8000
or the LAPD Devonshire Desk at 818-832-0633
immediately upon hearing racers or seeing them gather.

 California Department of Aging (CDA


The California Department of Aging (CDA) administers programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the State. The Department administers funds allocated under the federal Older Americans Act, the Older Californians Act, and through the Medi-Cal program.

The Department contracts with the network of Area Agencies on Aging, who directly manage a wide array of federal and state-funded services that help older adults find employment; support older and disabled individuals to live as independently as possible in the community; promote healthy aging and community involvement; and assist family members in their vital care giving role. CDA also contracts directly with agencies that operate the Multipurpose Senior Services Program through the Medi-Cal home and community-based waiver for the elderly, and certifies Adult Day Health Care centers for the Medi-Cal program.

To find services in your community,  click here:


Nearby Neighborhood Councils

Canoga Park NC
Chatsworth NC
Granada Hills North NC
Granada Hills South NC
Lake Balboa NC
Mission Hills NC
North Hills East
Northridge South NC
Northridge East NC
Northridge West NC
Porter Ranch NC
Reseda NC
Winnetka NC


Van Nuys Airport Internet Flight Tracking System



Daytime Hours

Census Product Catalog

Product Catalog by Key Subject Categories


Asteroid Watch:
Average distance between Earth and the moon is about 239,000 miles (385,000 kilometers).

The Asteroid Watch Widget tracks asteroids and comets that will make relatively close approaches to Earth.  The Widget displays the date of closest approach, approximate object diameter, relative size and distance from Earth for each encounter. The object’s name is displayed by hovering over its encounter date.  Clicking on the encounter date will display a Web page with details about that object.

The Widget displays the next five Earth approaches to within 4.6 million miles (7.5 million kilometers or 19.5 times the distance to the moon); an object larger than about 150 meters that can approach the Earth to within this distance is termed a potentially hazardous object.

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Asteroid Watch list





Average distance between Earth and the moon is about 239,000 miles (385,000 kilometers).

The Asteroid Watch Widget tracks asteroids and comets that will make relatively close approaches to Earth. The Widget displays the date of closest approach, approximate object diameter, relative size and distance from Earth for each encounter. The object’s name is displayed by hovering over its encounter date. Clicking on the encounter date will display a Web page with details about that object.

The Widget displays the next five Earth approaches to within 4.6 million miles (7.5 million kilometers or 19.5 times the distance to the moon); an object larger than about 150 meters that can approach the Earth to within this distance is termed a potentially hazardous object.

LADWP Power Outages Map and Information:



After a Disaster



Neighborhood Council Preparedness Plans

Along with Resilient LA, the Mayor has tasked each Neighborhood Council (NC) to prepare an emergency and disaster response plan for their area.  Below are links to those that have met the challenge.
Additional Neighborhood Councils are currently working on plans for their areas
The Neighborhood Council Emergency Preparedness Alliance is facilitating this

North Hills West Neighborhood Council Community Emergency Plan

Rampart Village Neighborhood Council Community Emergency Plan