Monday, November 7, 2011

This Week At Beckford

Tomorrow night the Northridge West Neighborhood Council welcomes special guest speaker, Los Angeles Fire Dept. Chief Scott Mottram. Chief Mottram will be on hand to discuss safety issues unique to our community. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. and takes place in our auditorium. All NWNC stakeholders (you are a stakeholder if you live, work, or otherwise do business in the area) are welcome to the Neighborhood Council's monthly meetings.

From Councilman Mitch Englander's newsletter -- the councilman would like us all to know that the City Council has voted to change the procedures in dealing with nuisance dog hearings:

Before, a citation could only be issued for licensed dogs because the citation was attached to the license. The owner first had to be forced to get a license. Under the new code, Animal Control officers can now issue citations even if the dog is unlicensed. (The dog owner must still get a license.)

A dog is a "nuisance" if it barks continuously for 10 minutes or for 30 minutes in a three-hour period. The owner first receives a written warning allowing them to improve the situation. If it persists, a hearing is held where the owner could get a $250 fine for the first offense, $500 for a second offense and $1,000 for a third offense.

Also from the CD12 News, a list of Veteran's Day activities and Volunteer Opportunities:

Our Veterans need our help and support. They are disproportionately represented among the homeless population, and many of them return from serving in Iraq and Afghanistan with lasting physical and emotional wounds.


Donate or volunteer with Veterans Affairs of Greater Los Angeles.

The National Coalition on Homeless Veterans offers these tips to support Veterans:

Volunteering at a shelter, be a mentor or offer legal aid

Organize a Stand Down program

Develop a Veteran burial program

Volunteer or donate to community-based Veteran support organizations in your neighborhood

Advocate for homeless Veterans

Donate to the National Coalition on Homeless Veterans

Once again, Beckford will be closed on Friday. Enjoy your day and remember to thank a Veteran.

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