Join your neighbors for the final Cleanup event of 2017.
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Join us as we beautify a stretch of Roscoe by Orcutt Ranch
Join us as we clean and beautify West Hills on Platt Ave. between Ingomar and Cohasset. Hope you can make it!
What is truth and what is rumor? Join us at a public forum and hear from CSUN Department of Criminology and Justice Studies faculty about the reality of crime in West Hills and the West San Fernando Valley. Hope you can make it.
Join us as we clean and beautify West Hills on Roscoe Blvd. east of Fallbrook. Hope you can make it!
Many people in our community have been concerned about Metro bus operators parking their vehicles too close to one of the driveways at Platt Village. This has made it difficult and even dangerous for drivers trying to enter or leave the shopping center. After several months of resolutions, letters and other attempts to get Metro's attention, it looks like the efforts of your West Hills Neighborhood Council Streets & Transportation Committee are finally paying off.
Save the date for our 9th Annual Fall Fest Shadow Ranch Park for fun filled games, art and crafts inflatables, and live entertainment.For more details about this great family event and way you can help those in need click below. Hope to see you there!
Join us as we beautify West Hills along Sherman Way between Shoup and Fallbrook. For more information clcik the link below. Hope you can join us!
Join us as we beautify West Hills along medical center drive east of Woodlake Avenue.
Join the West Hills Neighborhood Council and members from the Department of Animal Services for a presentation and discussion about wildlife in West Hills.
What is truth and what is rumor? Join us at a public forum and hear from LAPD Senior Lead Officers about the reality of crime in our community. Hope you can make it.
Join us as we clean and Beautify West Hills along Fallbrook Avenue, between Victory and Vanowen. See you there.
Please join the West Hills Neighborhood Council in our first-ever community photo in front of Castle Peak!
The City of Los Angeles’ Department of City Planning is initiating the process of updating each of its 35 Community Plans over the next six years. The plans represent the land use element of the General Plan, a long-range planning document that captures the City’s vision for the future of our neighborhoods.
Councilmember Mitchell Englander is proud to commence the fifth class of the E-12 Excellence in Public Service high school leadership development program to train and cultivate the next generation of young leaders in our community. For more information on how to get involved, click the link below.
Join us as we clean and beautify West Hills on Platt between Victory and Vanowen. Hope you can make it!
New pedestrian crossing lights are in operation at Roscoe Boulevard at Jason Avenue, almost a year after a mother, her daughter and their dog were killed as they crossed the intersection on April 11, 2016.
At its February meeting in Tujunga, the City of Los Angeles Board of Neighborhood Commissioners honored the West Hills Neighborhood Council on its 15th anniversary.
West Hills is getting ready for its biggest celebration of the year, the 10th annual West Hills Spring Fest (formerly known as the Eggstravaganza Health & Safety Fair) on Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Shadow Ranch Park, 22633 Vanowen St.
Almost all of the committees of the West Hills Neighborhood Council now meet in the second-floor meeting room of the Condon Family Center, 23260 Saticoy St.
The West Hills Neighborhood Council collaborated with the Neighborhood Councils of Woodland Hills-Warner Center and Canoga Park in presenting a Measure S Town Hall on Feb. 7 at El Camino Real Charter High School.
Matt Szabo, Mayor Eric Garcetti’s chief of staff, addressed the West Hills Hills Neighborhood Councils March 2 meeting.
Addressing the concerns of homeowners, the Los Angeles City Council has approved new temporary rules governing the use of vehicles for dwelling on city streets.
Also at its March 2 meeting, the West Hills Neighborhood Council Board of Directors voted to approve a resolution submitted by the Environment Committee relating to the United States Department of Energy’s cleanup of its portion of the Santa Susana Field Lab site west of West Hills.
On Saturday March 4 2017, the West Hills Neighborhood Council, Canoga Park Neighborhood Council, Office of Assemblymember Matt Dababneh and Office of Councilmember Bob Blumenfield had an incredible joint community cleanup along the north-eastern stretches on Shoup and Saticoy.
With the latest increase in crime within the City of Los Angeles and especially in our community, the need for more law enforcement and patrols on our street’s is higher than ever before. U.S. Census Bureau data shows that the population in areas served by the LAPD’s Topanga Division increased by approximately 17,000 people between 2009 and 2015, yet, staffing has either remained the same or at times decreased.
Roughly 15 years ago Los Angeles voters embarked on an unknown road when the City Charter was amended to create a new branch of the city government, one comprised of unpaid volunteers, and one representing the unique and the diverse neighborhoods of our city and thus, the Neighborhood Council system was born.
Since the closing of the former Highlander Road Elementary School in the early 1980s, questions arouse as to what would be the future of the site. In the spring of 2016, plans surfaced from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) about possibly giving the campus a new life as a preforming arts school.
Don't miss out on the best event happening this Spring in the West Valley. Come join us and the Department of Recreation & Parks for a day of fun. For more information, click the link below. Hope to see you there!
We haved moved many of our committee meetings to a new location, please click below to see a map of our new location.
Come join neighbors and friends for our rescheduled joint community cleanup event as we clean and beautify West Hills and Canoga Park along Shoup Avenue and Saticoy Street. Hope to see you there!
Find out more about Measure S which could change the landscape of our city by attending our co-sponsored Town Hall Forum with other local organizations. Hope you can make it!
Learn about the results of the Lazy J. Ranch fence survey and find out what steps your WHNC took to ensure your voice was being heard.
The West Hills Neighborhood Council’s Streets & Transportation Committee has compiled a step-by-step guide on how to submit a request to the city of Los Angeles for placing a crosswalk in West Hills.
The Streets & Transportation Committee announced that city traffic engineers have approved installation of “protected left-turn” arrow signals at the intersection of Shoup Avenue and Sherman Way.Funding is being sought for the signal improvement, which was requested by the West Hills Neighborhood Council following the death of a bicyclist at the intersection’s southwest corner on July 17, 2014.
In November, the Streets & Transportation Committee applied for a grant from Mayor Garcetti’s Vision Zero Los Angeles initiative to fund an education program at local high schools. The program would address the dangers of racing and reckless driving, among other issues.
Responding to requests by the West Hills Neighborhood Council’s Streets & Transportation Committee and others in the community, Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitchell Englander sponsored a resolution in the City Council allocating $85,000 to install pedestrian-activated LED lights embedded into the crosswalk across Roscoe Boulevard at Jason Avenue
West Hills endured four traffic fatalities within its boundaries between Oct. 24 and Nov. 13, intensifying longstanding concerns about traffic safety in the community.
Join us on 1/21/17 as we beautify West Hills on Fallbrook Avenue between Lull and Ingomar Streets. Hope you can make it!
City of Los Angeles has made a historic commitment to invest $1.4 billion, find out how you can get your sidewalk fixed.
West Hills showed its heart on Saturday, Dec. 17, at a rally and march for kindness and against bullying.
Hundreds of volunteers from the Church at Rocky Peak joined local residents at six sites throughout West Hills on Nov. 5, filling approximately 230 large bags with weeds, trash and debris from Woodlake Avenue, Valley Circle Boulevard, Roscoe Boulevard and other streets.
Third-graders at Pomelo Community Charter School in West Hills combined traditions celebrating Veterans Day and Thanksgiving on Nov. 15 during the school’s annual Heroes Feast.
The wrought-iron fence surrounding Lazy J Ranch Park is badly corroded and needs replacement. Now, residents of West Hills are being asked how they would like to fix the problem.
At its Dec. 1 meeting, the West Hills Neighborhood Council presented a Certificate of Appreciation to members of the West Hills Spikes, Westhills Baseball’s traveling 12U team, celebrating their top-10 ranking at the Tournament of Champions in Cooperstown, N.Y. The tournament hosted more than 140 elite teams from across the country.
Homelessness liaisons representing 93 Neighborhood Councils from all over Los Angeles met with representatives of the Mayor’s Office, Council District 8 and the Chief Administrator’s Office on Nov. 30 to identify how NCs can help the city implement its Comprehensive Homeless Strategy in their areas.
Four representatives of the West Hills Neighborhood Council met with LAUSD School Board member Scott Schmerelson on Dec. 1 to explore possibilities for providing community programs at the proposed Hale Charter Academy for Visual and Performing Arts on the former site of Highlander Road School in West Hills.
This week, The City of Los Angeles launched “Safe Sidewalks LA” Sidewalk Repair Warranty and Sidewalk Repair Incentive Program. The comprehensive 30-year sidewalk repair program provides an unprecedented City investment of $1.4 billion to fix its sidewalks, making them accessible to everyone and renewing them as a center of civic life and pride.
At its meeting on Oct. 6, the West Hills Neighborhood Council approved a community impact statement urging the city to approve the Safe Parking initiative. The initiative, which would provide safe places for occupants of recreational vehicles to park away from city streets, is being considered by the Los Angeles City Council.
West Hills residents, businesses, parks and schools are getting into to the holiday spirit with collections of clothes, toys, hygiene products and other items for disadvantaged people of all ages.
Pablo Barajas, the beloved gardener at Orcutt Ranch known as Papa Pablo, is retiring at the age of 83 after 37 years of service.
The West Hills Neighborhood Council’s Homelessness Subcommittee, in coordination with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), is sponsoring the 2017 Greater L.A. Homeless Count in our community, and we need your help!
Lia and Joey are home, safe and sound in their chicken coop. And the kindergarten kids at Haynes Charter Elementary in West Hills are greatly relieved. On Halloween night, someone hopped the school’s fence, cut open the coop and made off with Joey. The culprit returned the next night and absconded with Joe’s friend, Lia.
Help bring a smile to a child this holiday season by participating in our Toy collection drive for the 13th Annual Motor4Toys Charity Car Show and Toy Drive! For more information, click below.
Join us on 12/3/16 as we Beautify West Hills along Platt & Sherman Way. Hope to see you there!
Hey West Hills- the wrought-iron fence that has surrounded Lazy J. Ranch Park is rusted and deteriorated beyond repair and thus will be removed in the near future. We want to hear you thoughts on what should replace the current wrought-iron fence around this popular West Hills park. For more details click below.
Seven months after two women and their pet dog died while attempting to use a crosswalk on Roscoe Boulevard at Jason Avenue, Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles City Council have agreed to fund a crosswalk lighting system to help prevent more pedestrian fatalities at the intersection.
At its meeting on Aug. 25, the City Planning Commission recommended the approval of the Small Lot Code Amendment to the City Council. The next step for the amendment is to go to the Planning and Land Use Management Committee and City Council for consideration.
WHNC Board Members Joanne Yvanek Garb and Simone Best represent West Hills in the Budget Advocates, a group composed of designated liaisons from participating Neighborhood Councils throughout Los Angeles.
On Oct. 27, more than 30 representatives from the 10 Neighborhood Councils in Council District 12 participated in Councilmember Mitchell Englander’s Conversations with Councils.
At its October meeting, the West Hills Neighborhood Council voted to support a motion before the City Council to create a Safe Parking Program to move RVs and other oversize vehicles occupied by homeless people out of residential areas. Once a new ordinance is passed, Los Angeles will begin identifying areas in each council district where homeless individuals and families can park safely and be connected to supportive services to help them get back on their feet.
Two new board members will take the oath of office when the West Hills Neighborhood Council meets at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, at de Toledo High School, 22622 Vanowen St. in West Hills.
West Hills had one of the largest delegations attending the annual Congress of Neighborhoods at City Hall on Sept. 24. The gathering drew more than 800 representatives from 96 Neighborhood Councils throughout the city to meet city leaders and attend workshops on a wide range of subjects, from ethics training to innovative visions for the city’s future.
An estimated 1,500 volunteers from The Church at Rocky Peak will assemble in locations throughout West Hills and nearby areas between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, Nov. 5, to clear weeds, pick up trash, fix up local schools and improve the grounds of the West Hills Post Office. The West Hills portion of the church’s third annual All Serve Day is coordinated in cooperation with the West Hills Neighborhood Council’s Beautification Committee, with assistance from the Kiwanis Club, the Canoga Park-West Hills Chamber of Commerce and the City of Los Angeles Clean Streets L.A. initiative.
The West Hills Neighborhood Council joined the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks in sponsoring the Eighth Annual West Hills Arts & Crafts Fall Fest at Shadow Ranch Park on Oct. 29.
Join us on 11/5/16 as we beautify West Hills at six different community sites. For more details about our cleanup locations and the type of community beautification project at the site, click the link below. Hope you can make it!
Combat crime and build a safer neighborhood for your friends, family, and neighbors, signup to receive free Neighborhood Watch signs. For more details click below.
Are you, your family, and neighbors ready for the Big One? Join us for a free Map Your Neighborhood Facilitators training class on 10/22/16 to learn how to prepare your neighborhood for the worst. Hope to see you there!
Join us on 10/15/16 as we beautify West Hills on Roscoe between Sale and Fallbrook Avenues. Hope you can make it!
Join us for our 8th Annual Fall Fest Shadow Ranch Park for fun filled games, inflatables, and live entertainment. In addition, join us for our food & clothing drive to help the less fortunate. For more details about this great family event and way you can help those in need click below. Hope to see you there!
Curious about what's happening at the former Highlander Road School? Click below and read about the latest news at the school ranging from the physical demolition of the buildings to other projects on site.
Join Councilmember Mitch Englander as they present the 70’s classic film “Grease” during a throwback drive-in movie experience on 10/1/16 @ Shadow Ranch Park. For more details, click below.
Curious about how your West Hills Neighborhood Council spent public funds to improve our community last fiscal year? Click below and get engaged in our budget process.
The Toronto Blue Jays have nominated centerfielder Kevin Pillar for Major League Baseball's Roberto Clemente Award.
At the Sept. 1 meeting of the West Hills Neighborhood Council, the WHNC honored two outstanding volunteers in the community.
Stein Mart, a chain of discount clothing stores, and the Chick-fil-A fast-food franchise are planning to build outlets at the northeast corner of Victory and Fallbrook in West Hills.
The Valley Economic Alliance will host its Valley Hackathon on Friday, Sept. 23, in the Grand Salon of Cal State Northridge.
At the first Los Angeles Fire Department Girls Camp in August, young women ages 14 to 18 learned about the skills needed to pursue careers as firefighters and emergency medical technicians.
?National Park Service researchers recently discovered two litters of mountain lion kittens in the eastern Santa Susana Mountains. The three females and two males were ear-tagged and returned to their dens.
A Homelessness Town Hall featuring leaders from the city, county and relief agencies will focus on the homelessness crisis in the West Valley.
On Wednesday evening, Aug. 31, members of the West Hills Sunshine Club will be in front of the Platt Village Starbucks between 6 and 8 p.m. to receive donations of new home goods and hygiene products.
Last month I was invited to join a roundtable of Neighborhood Council presidents at City Councilmember Mitch Englander’s 12th District field office in Chatsworth. I was surprised when, in his opening remarks, Mitch singled out our West Hills Neighborhood Council’s monthly Community Cleanups as a “shining example” of neighborhood activism.
LADOT Senior Engineer Nader Asmar pledged that if current budget levels are maintained, speed studies for 100 percent of streets on the of the city’s High Injury Network (HIN) would be completed within the next two to three years. These streets cover only 6 percent of L.A.’s street network but are responsible for 65 percent of all traffic deaths and severe injuries in the city.
Many residents of West Hills were happy to see city crews resurfacing their streets this month.
Come Join neighbors and friends on September 17th at 8:30 AM as we clean and beautify WestHills along Platt Avenue above Sherman Way. Hope you can make it.
The Homelessness Subcommittee of the West Hills Neighborhood Council has received permission to use the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health’s Homeless Mobile Triage Referral Form.
West Hills Neighborhood Council President Dan Brin met with staff at U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman's office to work on initial steps toward reforming the ZIP code system to better reflect local jurisdictions.
At its meeting on Aug. 4, the West Hills Neighborhood Council Board of Directors unanimously endorsed the efforts of the West Valley Garden Club to install a Blue Star By-Way marker
In a major development affecting the quality of life — to say nothing of property values — in West Hills, the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services has announced plans to repave many of the community's most decrepit streets during August.
The city's Small Asphalt Repair (SAR) truck is coming to West Hills on Aug. 23!
West Hills has produced world-class athletes in many sports, including baseball, football, track and bowling. Now, as the 2016 Olympic Games begin this week in Rio de Janeiro, at least two products of our community are continuing that tradition as members of Team U.S.A. Mikaela Mayer, and Conor McCullough.
The West Hills Neighborhood Council is sending two representatives, Joanne Yvanek-Garb and Simone Best, to represent West Hills at meetings of the 2017-18 Budget Advocates.
Three officers of the West Hills Neighborhood Council — President Dan Brin, Vice President Charlene Rothstein and Treasurer Bobbi Trantafello — represented the community at Mayor Eric Garcetti’s backyard barbecue on July 5. They were among a select group of officers from Neighborhood Councils across the city invited to attend the first-ever event at Getty House, the mayor’s official residence in the Windsor Square neighborhood next to Hancock Park.
Sarah Horvet, community relations representative for Galpin Motors, holds a Certificate Appreciation from the West Hills Neighborhood Council during its July 7 meeting. Horvet was singled out for arranging the use of a Galpin truck for the WHNC float in the Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade.
Twenty-one board members, as well as some non-board stakeholders, attended a special meeting of the West Hills Neighborhood Council on June 28 at West Hills Hospital. The meeting was called to ensure the Neighborhood Council was able to spend every penny of its 2015-2016 budget of $42,000 before the fiscal year ended on June 30.
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A resolution seeking dramatic reductions in density of a proposed housing development was presented by WHNC Zoning & Planning Chair Charlene Rothstein at a hearing of the City of Los Angeles Planning Department on July 28.
The Los Angeles Unified School District will host a community meeting on the pending demolition of Highlander Road Elementary School. at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, at Haynes Charter for Enriched Studies, 6624 Lockhurst Drive in West Hills. The meeting will address details about the demolition,as well as safety measures and future uses for the site. Questions from the community are welcome.
Important Announcement, LAUSD will be hosting a community meeting about the former Highlander Road School on Thursday August 11th. Please visit this page for more information.
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Save the date, Free LAFD CERT Class are coming to the West Valley in September.
The city's Small Asphalt Repair (SAR) truck is coming to West Hills on Aug. 23. Deadline to submit requests ends on Aug 8. So don't miss out, submit your pothole request now!
At its meetings on May 5 and June 2, the West Hills Neighborhood Council honored exemplary teachers and staff members at West Hills’ elementary schools. The honorees were selected by their peers in a process organized and coordinated by the WHNC’s Youth and Education Committee.
Attendees of the West Hills Neighborhood Council’s June meeting learned about efforts to solve the homelessness crisis in a presentation organized by Thomas Booth, co-chair of the WHNC’s Homelessness Subcommittee.
A special meeting of the West Hills Neighborhood Council on June 28 wrapped up a complicated process to ensure the WHNC would spend almost every penny of its annual budget before the fiscal year ended on June 30.
During June’s meeting of the West Hills Neighborhood Council, a nurse from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported on the Zika virus’ potential effects on pregnant women and newborns in Los Angeles. She also shared ways residents can protect themselves from the Zika and West Nile viruses, both of which can be spread by the Aedes mosquito.
The West Hills Neighborhood Council’s Beautification Committee, headed by Reeyan Raynes and Tony Brosamle, organized another successful Community Cleanup on June 25 along the west side of Topanga Canyon Boulevard between Nordhoff and Gresham Streets.
Alec Uzemeck, co-chair of the WHNC’s Environment Committee, reports that the committee is concerned about possible effects of the Santa Susanna Field Lab cleanup on surrounding communities, including West Hills.
After two years of delays, crews from the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation installed signs limiting parking on Platt Avenue, Roscoe Boulevard and Valley Circle Boulevard in West Hills.
West Hills Neighborhood Council President Dan Brin reports that the Canoga Park Neighborhood Council voted unanimously to support the WHNC’s plan to fix the mislabeling of mail to West Hills by the United States Postal Service.
Congratulations to the students at de Toledo High School in West Hills, whose production of the musical Urinetown won the 2016 Jerry Herman Award for Best Production in high school musical theater in Los Angeles.
A ceremony at Orcutt Ranch on June 27 honored Ben McDonnell, who spent two years restoring the 1927 greenhouse at the park for his Eagle Scout project.
Fairwinds West Hills, the retirement community at Roscoe and Woodlake, celebrated its 15th anniversary with a Western-themed party.
Did you know West Hills has lovely community gardens at Orcutt Ranch?
In the aftermath of the terrorist shootings at an Orlando nightclub, the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and the LAPD’s Valley Bureau presented two training sessions on Site Protection through Observational Techniques (SPOT) at de Toledo High School in West Hills on June 16.
Representatives of El Camino Real Charter High School answered questions about plans to use the former Parkhill School at Shoup Avenue and Valerio Street as a center for independent study.
At the WHNC’s June meeting, LAPD Officer Donald Thompson displayed the Presidential Medal of Valor that President Barack Obama gave him during a ceremony at the White House in May.
Los Angeles Animal Services wants your valuable thoughts and ideas on how we can do even more for animals and people in your community.
Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson spoke about reforming the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power during the WHNC’s May 5 meeting at de Toledo High School. Also during the meeting, the WHNC presented Certificates of Appreciation to David Daily, Devin Coury and Sandra Taylor, who administered aid to the two pedestrian victims in a fatal car accident on April 11 in West Hills.
West Hills was recently singled out by the Daily News as having one of the cleanest communities in the Valley, thanks in part due to countless community volunteers and members of the WHNC’s Beautification Committee.
The West Hills Neighborhood Council Zoning & Planning Committee is actively engaged in several projects, including: 1. Proposed homes at 23200 Sherman Way and 7000 Woodlake Ave. These vacant lots are on the south side of Sherman Way, adjacent to the historic Canoga Mission Gallery/Hidden Chateau & Gardens. The properties were owned previously by the silent film actor Frances Lederer and his wife, Marion.
LA City Council President, assisted by John Lee, Chief of Staff for Councilman Mitch Englander, swear in our new and reelected Board Members. L-R Sandi Bell, Michael Teitelbaum, Tom Booth, Olivia Naturman, Barry Siebert, Tony Brosamle, Joan Trent, Bill Rose (back row), Joanne Yvanek-Garb, Esperanza Butler, Carolyn Greenwood, Ed Young. Missing is Margery Brown.
Presentations on the Zika virus and efforts to eliminate homelessness will lead off the next meeting of the West Hills Neighborhood Council, 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, at deToledo High School, 22622 Vanowen St. (east of Fallbrook and across the street from Shadow Ranch Park).
Help local families in need by providing citrus fruits on 5/22/16. Visit our page for more details.
Save the date, come meet the candidates on 3/24/16 and ask questions about their vision for a better West Hills!
Come join us as for our annual Egg Hunt and learn about how we can better Prepare ourselves when Disaster Strikes. This is a great Fun and Free Event for the whole Family. Hope to see you there!
Please sign our Petition to show your support for a Community/Senior Center in West Hills!
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Next Monthly Public Board Meeting at
deToledo High School
22622 VANOWEN ST
(EAST OF FALLBROOK ACROSS FROM SHADOW RANCH PARK)
Thursday December 7, 2017
7:00 to 9:30 pm
El Nino is coming, are your Storm Drain Ready!