Category Archives: Public service announcement

Stage Set for Mosquitoes

LOS ANGELES (March 14, 2019) – Record rainfall provided relief to drought-thirsty Southern California but created havens for disease-spreading mosquitoes in people’s yards.

Vector control officials are advising that Los Angeles County residents must take extra precautions with green, unmaintained pools, rain barrels and other small containers that have collected rain water. Since mosquitoes can complete their life cycles from egg to adult in about a week, collected water should be emptied or used within the week, rain barrels and containers must be tightly sealed to prevent mosquito entry, and green, unmaintained pools should be cleaned.

If residents need to store water in rain barrels, buckets, and other similar containers longer than a week, these steps should be taken to ensure they are mosquito-proof:

  • Cover all water-filled containers with tightly fitting lids.
  • Screen all openings such as downspouts from the roof gutters with a 1/16 inch fine mesh to keep mosquitoes out.
  • Check for holes in screens monthly to prevent mosquitoes from entering the container and laying hundreds of eggs.
  • Use and maintain natural mosquito control products containing Bti in water that must be kept for longer periods.

Take advantage of this rainfall to find and remove all unused containers from around the home that may collect water and contribute to mosquito problems. Other common sources include plant saucers, buckets, tires, pet water bowls, recycling bins, trash cans, and even trash hidden in nearby bushes.

“Mosquito eggs only need a teaspoon of water to complete their life cycle,” said Anais Medina Diaz, public information officer at the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD). “By eliminating mosquito breeding sources in your home today, you can protect your family’s health as temperatures warm up in Southern California.”

While residents do their part to tackle the standing water left by the recent rains around their homes, vector control technicians are in the field monitoring disease activity and controlling mosquito populations throughout GLACVCD’s jurisdiction. For more information or to anonymously report green, unmaintained pools, please visit the District’s website at www.glacvcd.org.

Summer Night Lights 2018- Site Coordinator Employment Opportunities

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s

Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development

Summer Night Lights 2018

 

 

 SNL 2018 Employment Opportunities

Greetings,

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) is currently accepting applications for Summer Night Lights (SNL) program Site Coordinators. GRYD’s mission is to strengthen youth/young adult, family and community resilience to the influence of gangs by fostering public/private collaboration and supporting community-based prevention and intervention services. SNL is a key component of the comprehensive GRYD strategy which was piloted during the summer of 2008 as a response to research that point to youth being most likely to commit violent crimes during the summer months in the City of Los Angeles. The SNL program is implemented in 32 parks across the city with the goal of reducing gang related violence in and around SNL sites & providing community engagement and employment opportunities for youth as well as adults.

Site Coordinators work independently and collaboratively with GRYD staff and program partners (LAPD, Recreation and Parks, GRYD providers) to oversee all aspects of SNL program service delivery at one (1) identified site. Specifically, the Site Coordinator is responsible for implementation of programming, management of site coordination team, implementation of an outreach plan and program calendar, while overseeing administrative tasks. The Site Coordinator will work collaboratively with diverse populations which include potential perpetrators and victims of violence, and manage complex situations effectively.

Site Coordinators’ employment is from Jun. 11, 2018 – Aug. 4, 2018 (40 hours/week) from Aug. 10, 2018 – Aug 25, 2018 (20 hours/week).

For more information on the job description, please click here.

APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION PROCESS

Applications will only be accepted via the online employment application. To access the application, please click here, or visit

http://grydfoundation.org/snl-hiring/

Applications’ due date is Saturday, March 17th at 5:00 pm. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and early submission is encouraged.

*** Youth Squad and Lead Squad Applications will be available in Mid-March; please refer to

http://grydfoundation.org/snl-hiring/ for updates.

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For more information on SNL, please click here

First Annual Van Nuys Softball Game – August 25, 2017

From VNNC Outreach Chair Maria Skelton:

I want to say thank you to Delano Park for allowing me to host the first annual softball game at their location.

Many thanks goes out to the awesome Van Nuys Police Department and all of the sponsors which was the NAACP in San Fernando Valley, The Game, mayor Eric Garcetti, my always faithful and willing to help Assemblymember Adrian Nazarian, Angie, Brian, NCADD in San Fernando Valley, Access your Success Wells Fargo, crab planet, Monique J, Sultry Erotic Goddess, Pride Auto Body and a host of others (sorry if I left anyone out).
But my main thanks goes out to the Van Nuys Community which showed up and showed out in a positive way. There were so many people that came out to support this positive event. Many thanks to the players from the police department and the community.

I’ll try my best to keep putting on positive events so people will be able to see that Van Nuys is a proud, loving, caring and respectful Community.

It really wasn’t about the score who won. Technically, we all won. The police gain new friends in the community and the community gain new friends within the police.
If this game change the negative thoughts that one person might have had about the police. Then, that’s a win in itself.

Thanks again Van Nuys,

I love you.

Maria Skelton

Pictures from the Event: