Local Elected Officials

To find your Elected Officials,  Municipal Services and more by address,  click here: https://neighborhoodinfo.lacity.org

  1. Mayor Karen Bass – Mayor LACity / West Valley Area Representative –David Bright  david.bright@lacity.org
  2. John Lee – CD12 / Field Representative – Lorena Espinal
  3. L.A. County Supervisor District 3: Lindsey Horvath
  4. State Senate District 20: Caroline Menjivar
    District Representative Andres Garcia Andres.Garcia@sen.ca.gov 
  5. State Senate, District 27: Henry Stern
  6. State Assembly District 40 a40 – Pilar Schiavo / Field Representative – Gaby Gurrola
  7. U.S. Congress,   District 32: Brad Sherman
  8. U.S. Congress, District 29: Tony Cardenas
  9. LAUSD School Board District 3: Scott Schmerelson
  10. LAUSD School Board District 6:  Kelly Gonez / Deputy Director Anthony Garcia
  11. LAPD Devonshire Division LAPD – Senior Lead Officer (SLO) 17A95 – Jerome Knopp
  12. Mid Valley Regional Library – Mid Valley Library
  13. Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) / NEA – John Darnell

The East boundary of NHWNC is the 405
The South NC boundary is Roscoe Blvd.

The West NC boundary follows Bull Creek Wash from Roscoe going North
Bull Creek Wash angles to the NE while cutting off many smaller streets.
At Plummer Street the boundary goes East on Plummer to Woodley
Then north on Woodley to Lassen
Finally the North boundary goes East on Lassen to 405

 

Local Organizations

Devonshire Area Basic Car Monthly Watch Meetings:

All Neighborhood Watch meetings are now being conducted online via Zoom
Some Watch’s have joined meetings (times)
So be sure to check the most recently released schedule

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. 424-364-5339
or Office No. 818-832-0283

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

Currently, all in-person meetings are on hold,
send an email to your Senior Lead Officer to be added to the Zoom agenda notice list.

A23 Senior Lead Officer Efren Corral
Email: 35472@lapd.online  4th Thursday @ 7:00 PM
Contact your Senior Lead Officer for meeting information

A35 Senior Lead Officer John Parker
Email: 36560@lapd.online 2nd Tuesday @ 7:00 PM
Contact your Senior Lead Officer for meeting information

A49 Senior Lead Officer Alan Sellers
Email: 31934@lapd.online  4th Tuesday @ 7:00 PM
Contact your Senior Lead Officer for meeting information

A67 Senior Lead Officer Sandra Zamora
Email:  35947@lapd.online
Contact your Senior Lead Officer for meeting information

A81 Senior Lead Officer Sean Taylor
Email: 41422@lapd.online  3rd Thursday @ 7:00 PM
Contact your Senior Lead Officer for meeting information

A95 Senior Lead Officer Jerome Knopp
Email: 37244@lapd.online
Contact your Senior Lead Officer for meeting information

 

 

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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 is 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 do 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 pivotal 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 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 the north side of Mulholland Drive west of 405 Fwy to County Line North of Sherman Way
to the 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 the east of the 405 Fwy to the north side of Mulholland Drive
East of the Golden State Fwy (5-Fwy) to the 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 the 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
http://fofca.org

https://addictionresource.com

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 could be a major cause of addiction to both drugs and alcohol.

S.O.L.I.D.
Supporters of Law Enforcement in Devonshire raise 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 on the 1st Saturday in October from 10 am to 3 pm
Of recent, the Disaster Fair has been conducted online via Zoom
Current and prior Guest Presenters are available on the Disaster Fair website with links to u-tube channels
Additional information at:
http://www.valleydisasterfair.com

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.

Neighborhood Team Program – Los Angeles

https://www.ntp-la.org

The Neighborhood Team Program (NTP) is designed to make it easy for perspective Neighborhood Team Leaders to get started creating their Neighborhood Disaster Response Teams by combining the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Ready Your LA Neighborhood (RYLAN) / Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) training programs with step-by-step guides and other short (2-4 pages) and easy to follow documentation.                          NTP gives our CERT Coordinators a way to reach out to people in the neighborhood who are interested in stepping up as Team Leaders and gives them both a standardized framework of guidelines to work toward the goal of setting up self-sufficient teams.
NTP is primarily grassroots in origin, bottom up in nature with CERT Coordinators mostly there to provide guidance through experience and training.

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:

https://lahub.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=4b62eb4528944af9ac1535817da965c4

 

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.

http://www.lacp.org/2003-Articles-Main/LA-EarlyNotificationSystem.html

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 constantly puts 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 PDF format, which is 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 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

https://www.aging.ca.gov

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 caregiving 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:

https://www.aging.ca.gov/Programs/

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

Other

Van Nuys Airport Internet Flight Tracking System

https://webtrak.emsbk.com/vny4

Larger area flight tracking map:

https://www.flightradar24.com/34.21,-118.48/13

 

Daytime Hours

Census Product Catalog

Product Catalog by Key Subject Categories

Asteroid Watch:
The 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 within this distance is termed a potentially hazardous object.

http://<a class=”twitter-timeline” href=”https://twitter.com/AsteroidWatch?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>Tweets by AsteroidWatch</a> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

 

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/asteroidwatch/

Next Five Asteroid Approaches:

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/asteroid-watch/next-five-approaches

 

BUS-SIZE APPROXIMATE SIZE 22 Feet
CLOSEST EARTH APPROACH 228,000 Miles
NAME (2024 CJ1) DATE Feb. 9, 2024

AIRPLANE-SIZE APPROXIMATE SIZE 220 Feet
CLOSEST EARTH APPROACH 4,370,000 Miles
NAME (2024 BH) DATE Feb. 10, 2024

HOUSE-SIZE APPROXIMATE SIZE 62 Feet
CLOSEST EARTH APPROACH 430,000 Miles
NAME (2024 CU) DATE Feb. 11, 2024

AIRPLANE-SIZE APPROXIMATE SIZE 68 Feet
CLOSEST EARTH APPROACH 2,120,000 Miles
NAME (2020 DK) DATE Feb. 12, 2024

AIRPLANE-SIZE APPROXIMATE SIZE 160 Feet
CLOSEST EARTH APPROACH 910,000 Miles
NAME (2024 CB1) DATE Feb. 13, 2024

 

The 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 within this distance is termed a potentially hazardous object.

 

When the atmosphere isn’t enough
by Staff Writers
Paris (ESA) Apr 21, 2021


illustration only

Why has life flourished on Earth but nowhere else – that we know of – in the Solar System? The answer is our delicately thin but hugely consequential atmosphere. Ask the dinosaurs, however, and they would say it’s not to be relied upon. That’s what ESA’s Space Safety program is working on, being there when the atmosphere isn’t enough.

The Chicxulub impact some 66 million years ago shows us that enormous asteroids many kilometers in diameter survive the fiery journey through Earth’s atmosphere, wreaking havoc on the entire planet.

Fortunately, these extinction-level space rocks are relatively easy to spot. We know 98% of all those are expected to be in the Solar System. None are due to impact Earth in the near- to medium-term future, but we want to find every last one.

Smaller asteroids, roughly 17-20 meters in diameter, don’t necessarily survive impact with the atmosphere but can create an enormous air burst.

Such explosions in the sky can do a lot of damage, as the Chelyabinsk impact illustrated in 2013, injuring almost 1500 people and damaging more than 7000 buildings.

ESA’s Planetary Defence Office is constantly determining the risk and likelihood of an asteroid impact, and in 2024 the Agency is set to launch Hera – Europe’s first mission to test asteroid deflection.

Modernity is at the mercy of our raging Sun.
Thankfully, extreme and unpredictable solar activity, such as energetic solar flares and coronal mass ejections, pose no direct threat to people on Earth. But much of the infrastructure we rely on daily is extremely vulnerable, as well as the space explorers who voyage beyond our planet’s protective veil.

In 1859 a solar flare struck Earth interfering with the technology of the day – namely telegraph wires – causing disruption and some injuries as well as auroras as far south as the equator. The event became known as the Carrington event, and if such a storm should strike Earth today, we would be greatly more vulnerable.

Power grids, satellite navigation and communication services, and weather services, including predictions of extreme weather events, could all be unavailable. One recent study estimated the economic cost to Europe of such an event, happening in 2024, at more than 20 billion euros.

ESA’s Space Weather Office is like Europe’s stellar agony aunt, offering forecasts, advice, and information for any organization, individual, or institution vulnerable to space weather. In the next few years, ESA will launch a space weather warning mission that will monitor the Sun, giving us advance time to act.

Space debris is rubbish
As with asteroids, large debris objects still get through the atmosphere and reach the ground, while others at higher altitudes can remain in orbit indefinitely. Without intervention, these lingering debris objects increase the risk of collisions which would create dramatically more debris.

While not directly putting life on Earth at risk, the continued growth of debris threatens our future in space and everything that relies on it. Fortunately, we can use the atmosphere to help us clean up.

The atmosphere plays a vital role in limiting the amount of time objects spend in orbit. International guidelines recommend no spacecraft is in orbit for longer than 25 years after its mission ends, which is an effective space debris mitigation measure. Controlled re-entries can be used to speed up a satellite’s return to Earth, as well as ensure larger objects re-enter the atmosphere safely over uninhabited regions.

ESA’s Space Debris Office is working to protect our spacecraft from in-orbit collision, as well as adhering to and building on international standards for reducing debris in space. In parallel, the Clean Space Office is working to limit the impact on our environment of space activity, as well as commissioning the world’s first space debris removal mission.

Events to look out for
Over the next couple of months, ESA will highlight the risks we face from asteroids, space weather, and human-made space debris. Just how threatening are they to life and infrastructure, and what can be done to limit their impact?

LADWP Power Outages Map and Information:

https://www.ladwp.com/ladwp/faces/header/outageinformation;jsessionid=2Z5MZMhQ2dFnSGj4YYB0yHZ5QTKTGPQSDvl7CPwz5Vq6GR1wppVG!-1835292283?_afrWindowId=null&_afrLoop=570743862206922&_afrWindowMode=0&_adf.ctrl-state=mopmotdnp_4#%40%3F_afrWindowId%3Dnull%26_afrLoop%3D570743862206922%26_afrWindowMode%3D0%26_adf.ctrl-state%3Dasa9mbyau_4

 

After a Disaster

https://www.usa.gov/after-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