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GOVERNMENT:

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Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information on Identity Theft

City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning - Sylmar New Community Plan DRAFT.

City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning re:code LA program
This is a five-year initiative to comprehensively update the City’s Zoning Code. For more information and to sign up for e-mail notifications, visit recode.la.

To register your horse, dog or cat or find a pet to adopt, visit Los Angeles Animal Services - various locations

Operation Blankets of Love provides comfort to animals in shelters.
Help keep cats and dogs in City Animal Shelters warm and comfortable by supporting the efforts of Operation Blankets of Love. The San Fernando Valley-based non-profit organization gathers donated blankets, towels and pet beds and distributes them to animal shelters.
Donations can be dropped off at Pet People - 18040 Chatsworth Street, Granada Hills. To donate money to support Operation Blankets of Love visit online or call Brad Smulson at 818.402.6584.

Free mulch for your garden from the City’s Mulch Giveaway Program!
Mulch is made from recycled yard trimmings and other green waste from the green bins. Recycling green waste helps reduce the amount of organic material that goes into landfills. When plant materials go into landfills, they emit large amounts of the greenhouse gas methane, which contributes to climate change.
Free Mulch Locations in the San Fernando Valley: 16600 Roscoe Place, North Hills (near Van Nuys Airport). New mulch is delivered Wednesdays & Fridays. Open daily 7am - 6pm. 15800 Victory Blvd., Van Nuys (near D.C. Tillman Plant). Entrance: turn south on Densmore Ave. from Victory, follow curve. New mulch is delivered Mondays. Open Monday through Friday, 7am - 3:30pm.

SAFE Center Drop off electronic devices, paint, pool and garden chemicals, motor oil, batteries, fluorescent lightbulbs and other household hazardous waste. Drive in and open your trunk. Staff at the SAFE Center will remove your household hazardous waste for you.
Nicole Bernson SAFE Collection Center, 10241 N. Balboa Blvd., Northridge. Open Saturdays & Sundays, 9am - 3pm

211, 311 and 511 Calls; Need a Bike Rack in front of you business? - go to Services

Waste, Fraud and Abuse Hotline - Accessible in More Than 150 Languages: 866.428.1514
download a pdf with a list of all the languages

For Sylmar Branch Los Angeles Public Library - go to Education

Ranger Stations of Angeles National Forest:
Head Office - 701 N. Santa Anita Avenue, Arcadia 91006 • 818.574.1613
Tujunga Ranger District - 12371 N. Little Tujunga Canyon Road, San Fernando 91342 • 818.899.1900
Arroyo-Seco Ranger District - Oak Grove Park, La Canada 91011 • 818.790.1151
Mt. Baldy Ranger District - 110 N. Wabash Avenue, Glendora 91740 • 818.335.1251
Valyermo Ranger District - 29835 Valyermo Road, Valyermo 93563 • 805.944.2187
Saugus Ranger District - 30800 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus 91350 • 805.296.9710

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

Los Angeles Launches New Website to Help Businesses: LocateLA

Mission Community Police Station - 11121 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills - 818.838.9800

San Fernando City

Our Representatives:

California State Assembly District 39 Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra
Includes Pacoima, San Fernando, Arleta, Mission Hills, Sylmar, North Hollywood, Lake View Terrace, Los Angeles, Northeast Granada Hills, Sunland-Tujunga, and Sun Valley.
Capitol Office: State Capitol, P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0039 • t 916.319.2039 f 916.319.2139
District Office: 302 S. Brand Blvd., Suite 212, San Fernando, CA 91340 • t 818.365.2464 f 818.365.8083

Sylmar District 7 Council Office Vacant because the person we elected saw fit to become a lobbist instead of fulfilling his term
Sylmar Office: 14117 Hubbard Street #D1, Sylmar, CA 91342 • t 818.756.8409 f 818.362.4857
There are also offices in Pacoima and Sunland. Visit the link above for addresses and staff contact information.
City Hall Office: 200 N. Spring Street, Room 455, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti
200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 • t 213.978.0600 • mayor.garcetti@lacity.org
Aura Garcia - External Affairs, Area Representative East Valley
Field Office: 14410 Sylvan Street, Room 211, Van Nuys, CA 91401 • t 818.778.4990 f 818.778.4995 • aura.garcia@lacity.org

Board of Supervisors Los Angeles County
Office: Room 869, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Third District, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl • e sheila@bos.lacounty.gov
Field Office: 14340 Sylvan Street, Suite A, Van Nuys, CA 91401 • t 818.901.3831 f 818.890.9416
Angelica Ayala, MPA, Senior Field Deputy, Van Nuys District Office • e aayala@bos.lacounty.gov • Office Hours: Monday through Friday: 9am to 5:30pm

18th Senate District (map) Robert M. Hertzberg
Capitol Office: State Capitol, Room 4038, Sacramento, CA 95814 • t 916.651.4018 f 916.651.4918
District Office: 6150 Van Nuys Blvd., #400, Van Nuys, CA 91401 • t 818.901.5588 f 818.901.5562

Secretary of State Alex PadillaTwitter
Local office: 777 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 4050, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Regional Office informationSacramento office and business programs

Governer of the State of California Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Mailing address: Governor Jerry Brown, c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173, Sacramento, CA 95814 • t 916.445.2841 f 916.558.3160
United States Congress, 29th District Congressman Tony Cardenas
Washington, DC Office: 1510 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515 • t 202.225.6131 f 202.225.0819 • hours: M-F 9-5:30pm EST
District Office: 9612 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 201, Panorama City, CA 91402 • t 818.221.3718
From his website you can:
Get help with contacting a Federal agency
Get help with immigration services
Book a tour of the Capitol building
Resources tailored to the needs of military veterans, students, and small business owners in the Serving You section
Find grant opportunities
Request to meet me or email me directly
Receive invites to my Congressional events in the Valley or Washington D.C.
Sign up for Congressman Tony Cardenas eNewsletter

United States Senate
Senator Kamala D. Harris
Los Angeles Office: 312 N. Spring St., Suite 1748, Los Angeles, CA 90012 • t 213.894.5000 f 202.224.0357
Senator Dianne Feinstein
Los Angeles Office: 11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 915, Los Angeles, CA 90025 • t 310.914.7300 f 310.914.7318
Please visit the Senators’ websites for additional contact information

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MAPS:

Map of the Los Angeles River Systerm

Horse Trails

SERVICES:

Los Angeles Animal Services visit for more information and register your dog or horse online.

A Bee Farms located in Agoura Hills are local beekeepers servicing Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Over 9 years of relocating bees from trees, structures and many other unusual places. They have bee farms throughout the Southern California area. Allow beneficial bees to continue their journey in pollinating the world. Call A Bee Farms if you are experiencing unwanted bees on your property. They can also remove wasps & yellow jackets, as well as help bee proof your home or business. A Bee Farms can provide presentations to schools and groups to educate on the importance of the honey bees and discuss the bee shortage. For more information visit abeefarms.com or call Phillip Klein 213.928.7764 or 818.919.4696 or phillip@abeefarms.com

ICON CDC Initiating Change in Our Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation
Their Los Angeles BusinessSource Center, South Valley Region, provides a comprehensive suite of services to equip entrepreneurs and small business owners with tools to help their business thrive. 8248 Van Nuys Blvd., Panorama City, CA 91402 • t: 818.894.8800 f: 818.894.8810 • icon.cdc.info@gmail.com

Need a Bicycle Rack in front of your favorite business?
Fill out this form with the city of Los Angeles and if the sidewalk meets the requirements, the city will install bike racks! For more info read this kppc radio blog.

CALL 211, 311 & 511 - How does that work? Read on . . .

Call 3-1-1
Connects citizens with specially trained city customer service representatives who are ready to help with city service requests such as libraries, abandoned vehicles, sidewalk repair, graffiti removal, illegal dumping, street light repair, etc.

Call 2-1-1
Provides free and confidential information regarding food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.

Call 5-1-1
A free traveler information service, provided by CalTrans, that offers traffic, transit and commuter service information in Southern California via a toll-free phone number and website. Call 5-1-1 or visit Go511.com to get all the information you need to make smart traveling decisions. Check real-time traffic speeds, plan a trip on a bus or train, and even find a carpool or vanpool partner. 5-1-1 will help improve your commute and keep you informed about travel conditions before leaving the house and while on the road.

Sylmar Graffiti Busters 818.362.8702

Permanent Collection S.A.F.E (Solvents/Automotive/Flammables/Electronics) Center Recycling and Disposal: 11025 Randall Street, Sun Valley, CA 91352. Hours of Operation: Saturday and Sunday 9am to 3pm. For residents of the City of Los Angeles and the County of Los Angeles call 800.773.2489.

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ORGANIZATIONS:

EQUESTRIAN:

Corral 12 - Sylmar Vista Del Valle, established in 1949, is the Sylmar chapter of Equestrian Trails Inc. (ETI)

ETI - a family oriented riding club based in Sylmar, was established as a nonprofit corporation in 1944 with the Charter to be “Dedicated to the Acquisition and Preservation of Trails, Good Horsemanship, and Equine Legislation.”

The Valley Horse Owners Association

The Trail Mapping Project

Marge Feinberg Rim of the Valley Trail Dedicated at New Saddletree Ranch Trailhead in Sylmar Press Release 2009

Saffyre Sanctuary - 11128 Christy Avenue, Lake View Terrace, CA 91342 818.842.4368, Mailing: P.O. Box 921708, Sylmar, California 91392-1708. Saffyre Sanctuary is a rescue and rehabilitation program that cares for horses that have been abandoned, abused, or neglected. By allowing them to rediscover their true nature, we provide every opportunity for them to experience the possibility of enjoying a second career, or offer them a well deserved retirement due to soundness issues, age, or owner hardships. esta@saffyresanctuary.org

Valley View Vaulters - 11295 Orcas Avenue, Lake View Terrace, CA 91342 • 818.302.0153. Valley View Vaulters is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1980, which focuses on teaching the sport of Equestrian Vaulting.

SYLMAR AND NEARBY VALLEY ORGANIZATIONS:

Friends of the Sylmar Library - find out more at the library (see Education below)

Friends of the Los Angeles River

Guide Dogs of America - 13445 Glenoaks Boulevard, Sylmar, CA 91342 • 818.362.5834

Pacoima Beautiful - 13520 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 200, Pacoima, CA 91331 • 818.899.2454 • info@pacoimabeautiful.org

San Fernando Valley Historical Society - Andres Pico Adobe • Box 7039/10940 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills, CA 91346 • 818.365.7810

San Fernando Valley Arts Council - SFVAC meets at RMG Airport Business Center, 7100 Hayvenhurst Avenue, Van Nuys the second Monday of every month at 7pm in the lower level conference room. Parking at the rear of the building. All art lovers invited. P.O. Box 571476, Tarzana, CA 91357 • 818.469.3380 • sfvarts@sfvartscouncil.com

Sylmar Woman’s Club - is dedicated to providing scholarships for students of Sylmar High School and Mission College. The club also contributes to a number of other charitable organizations in the community including, Sylmar Independent Baseball League, Mission Area Police Station, MEND, and Olive View Hospital. P.O. Box 922974, Sylmar, CA 91392

Sylmar Homeowners’ Council (SHOC) - Meets on the second Saturday of the month from 4-6pm at El Cariso Park, 13100 Hubbard Street. SHOC acts as a conduit between the City and local property owners, and works with stakeholders, City representatives and Departments to improve our community. t: 661.714.6431 • f: 818.833.9695 • shoc@sylmarhomeownerscouncil.com • Mailing address: SHOC, P.O Box 923683, Sylmar, CA 91392

Sylmar Independent Baseball League (SIBL) - 15501 S F Mission Blvd 312 Mission Hills CA 91342. Founded in 1957.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Department California Valley View Post - VFW CA Post 6213 - Sylmar

USC Alumni Club of San Fernando Valley - join the Club for exclusive Valley tours, mixers and game watching parties

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EDUCATION:

Sylmar Branch Los Angeles Public Library - 14561 Polk Street at the corner of Glenoaks, 818.367.6102
LAPL provides free & easy access to information, ideas, books & technology that enrich, educate & empower every individual in our city’s diverse communities. Sylmar Library Website, Facebook and Twitter.

Hours:
Mon: 10am - 5:30pm
Tues: 12:30pm - 8pm
Wed: 10am - 5:30pm
Thurs: 12:30pm - 8pm
Fri & Sat: 10am - 5:30pm

Foothill Learning Center dedicated to providing the best possible care for every child. Our mission is to enrich each child through play creativity, and education, as well as, working closely with each parent in order to meet the needs of every child.

Wildlife Learning Center Life • Science • Education - Visit the Wildlife Learning Center and meet 50 different species of animals from around the world exhibited in a beautiful landscaped setting. Stroll along the paths and enjoy viewing the animals. Location: 16027 Yarnell Street, Sylmar. Check out Wildlife’s wildly popular Zoology Summer Camps for Kids! 818.362.8711. General admission and hours: $5 children, $6 adults, open 7 days a week, 12-5:00 M-F, 11-4:00 Sat-Sun.

Los Angeles Mission College

Theodore Payne Foundation promotes the understanding and preservation of California native flora. California Native Plant Nursery. A great place to visit or picnic. Native plant seeds and classes.

Celebrating Wildflowers Check out their Native Alternatives page for low water native plant ideas for your garden.

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MEDICAL:

Olive View - UCLA Medical Center 818.364.1555

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center 818.898.4613

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AIRPORTS AND TRANSPORTATION:

Bob Hope Airport - 2627 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank

Whiteman Airport, a general aviation airport. 12653 Osborne Street, Pacoima

Van Nuys Airport - A general aviation airport - 16461 Sherman Way, Van Nuys

LAX FlyAway Bus

San Fernando Metrolink Station - 12219 San Fernando Road, Sylmar

Bike Path - along San Fernando from Roxford to the Metrolink Station

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