Speed hump application window opens May 1st

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Every six months the Department of Transportation accepts new applicants for speed humps. the next speed hump application window will open Wednesday, May 1 at 8AM.

Only 30 requests per Council District will be accepted so we recommend applying as soon as the application window opens. 

Click HERE to apply. For more information on the Speed Hump Program and application process, please visit 

http://ladot.lacity.org/how-do-i/request-speed-humps

Rattlesnake season is here!

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The Bel-Air Association warns residents that it is now “rattlesnake season” in Los Angeles.   

Earlier this week, two Laurel Canyon dogs had been bitten resulting in the death of one. Rattlesnake season is between the months of April and October.

Safety tips when outdoors includes:

  1. Stay on well-used trails when hiking.

  2. Don't touch freshly killed snakes – they can still be holding venom.

  3. Rattlesnakes can swim, so avoid grabbing what might look like a stick or branch when you're in a lake or river.

  4. Wear boots and loose-fitting pants. Don't wear flip flops.

  5. Shake out sleeping bags when camping.

What to do if you do run into a snake? 
Do not come close to the rattlesnake. If you come across a snake on the trail you can just wait for it to crawl away, or turn around. They don't want anything to do with you. To them you are a big predator.


If a rattlesnake is upset and it's cornered. It doesn't have another place to run to like a bush or tall grass or something. That is when you see it sit up and make an “S" pattern in its neck so it can be prepared to defend itself. 
Their first line of defense is to remain still and rattle their tails as a warning. The best thing to do is to just leave them alone. 

If you do get bitten... 
If someone happens to get bit by a rattlesnake stay calm and seek immediate medical attention. 
Elevate the bite and remove all jewelry near the bite that can constrict the swelling. 
Call the hospital on your way so they are prepared to treat you as needed. 

For more information, see links below:

LA TIMES “Rattlesnake season begins with a vengeance in Southern California”

KTLA video “Dog Dies After Being Bitten in Nose by Rattlesnake at Laurel Canyon Dog Park”

NBC Channel 4  “Rattlesnake Season Has Begun:  Here’s How to Stay Safe”

Eureka! “Six venomous rattlesnakes in California and how to identify them”

City Council unanimously supports Koretz’s Motion to oppose SB 50

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Image credit Preserve LA

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously 12-0 against Senate Bill 50, CA State Senator Scott Weiner’s transit-housing bill.  On February 27, 2019, Councilmember Paul Koretz introduced a Motion to oppose SB 50 on the basis the Bill would allow construction of higher density multi-family housing developments near major transit stops that are out-of-compliance with local land use regulations and procedures.  

For more information and impact maps, links are below:

LA TIMES “City Council opposes state bill that would lift local zoning rules”

Interactive Map of SB 50 impact by Stop 50

Impact Map of SB 50 created by UC Berkeley’s Urban Displacement Project