12 Dec


Stuffed coyote at ASNC wildlife presentationOn December 1, 2015 a public symposium was conducted by Hoang Dinh of LA Animal Services and volunteers from CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.  The event focused on co-existing with coyotes and emphasized the importance of not feeding (even fallen fruit can attract them)  and “hazing” to keep them naturally afraid of humans.  The event was sponsored by the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council Public Safety Committee.

LA Animal Services Coyote Pamphlet

CA Fish and Wildlife Coyote Info

Contact Info:

  • For any Human life threatening situations call 9-1-1.
  • For any urgent animal related EMERGENCY calls (injured, orphaned (alone >24 hours), distressed, or sick animals) call your local shelter at 888-452-7381 and follow the prompts.
  • If you experience unusual wildlife behaviors, contact the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

For more information regarding how to co-exist with our local Wildlife, search on or call our LA Animal Services NON EMERGENCY Wildlife phone line 323-225-WILD (9453).

12 Dec

CERT Classes starting January 2016

CERT LogoThe Community Emergency Response Team Program’s concept was developed and implemented by the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) in 1985. The CERT course will benefit any citizen who takes it. This individual will be better prepared to respond to and cope with the aftermath of a disaster.

1/4 – Silverlake – Evenings – 7 Mondays 6:30 -9 pm

1/6 – Hermon – Evenings – 7 Wednesdays 7:00 -9:30 pm

Check out all CERT classes being offered in the LA area at Eventbrite.
For further information, you may contact the CERT Unit at (213) 893-9840.

08 Dec

El Nino Preparations

The National Weather Service is predicting a “godzilla” El Niño weather pattern of storms this winter.  Fire Station 44 will be supplying free sandbags and sand. 1410 Cypress Avenue in Cypress Park – 213-485-6244. Call first – they already ran out of sand once! Also check the city’s El Nino site for other preparedness info: elninola.com. And if you see clogged storm drains/catch basins, you can report it with the address or intersection to the Sanitation Dept. – call 311 or direct dial 213-485-5392.