City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department Camp ReadyLA

City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department Camp ReadyLA

Applications are now open for Camp ReadyLA! The City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department is hosting its second annual Camp ReadyLA: Emer-Gen-Z. Camp ReadyLA is a week-long program for young adults aged 17-22 that provides a look into the life of an emergency manager. Campers will learn about disaster preparedness and participate in fun activities that will improve their team-building and leadership skills, to pave the way for their professional success. Several careers in the Public Safety field will be showcased, highlighting emergency management coordination and capabilities for City response. The program will run from Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2, 2024, and will take place daily between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM at the City’s Emergency Operations Center in Downtown Los Angeles. Applications will close on Monday, June 3, 2024.

Paris 2024 Cultural Olympiad Sport+Poetry Program

Paris 2024 Cultural Olympiad Sport+Poetry Program

The City of Los Angeles DCA seeks LA-based poets, songwriters, and spoken-word artists for a collaborative, performance-poetry project that will be produced in conjunction with the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The closing day of the Paris Cultural Olympiad will feature a staged event in a boxing ring specially placed on the Place du Châtelet in Paris for the thematic 12-hour long “poetry-relay” program of live poetry readings and spoken-word and sung performances with music by a wide range of artists based in France. This imminent opportunity is designed to include participation of up to seven Los Angeles-based artists at this showcase event, in the spirit of “passing the microphone” from the Paris 2024 Games to the Los Angeles 2028 Games.

 

Respondents to this Imminent Opportunity must be willing/able to travel to Paris for six days (if selected) for four full work-days of activities, such as workshops, book-signings, and educational opportunities for youth, culminating with each selected artist performing a 15-minute set (in English) during the 12-hour poetry showcase on Saturday, September 7, 2024. As this event takes place in Paris, the City of LA Department of Cultural Affairs and its sponsor-partners, will simultaneously coordinate a live+live-streaming event (approximately 1:00-4:00 Pacific Standard Time) to receive a “midnight-toast” from Paris and “catch the mic.”

 

Project Timeline:

  • Individual Los Angeles-based poets, songwriters, and spoken-word artists respond to an RFQ by Thursday, May 9, 2024 (click here to access the RFQ) to submit sample past work and CV/resumes.
  • DCA organizes community experts to rate and rank RFQ submissions to identify up to 28 pre-qualified artists in mid-June 2024.
  • DCA provides each top-ranking pre-qualified artist $200 and two to three weeks to compose a new poem about Art+Sports which will be due to DCA by the end of June.
  • DCA organizes community experts to rate and rank commissioned works to identify approximately seven artists to participate in the poetry relay event in Paris (July 2024).
  • DCA refers selected artists to a collaborating Los Angeles literary arts nonprofit organization who will serve as an administrative agent for issuing artists’ creative-admin fees, assisting with roundtrip travel/lodging bookings, and coordinating activities while in Paris (July 2024).
  • Los Angeles creative delegation (seven selected artists, plus administrative agent) travel to Paris in the first week of September 2024.     
  • Four days of public activities in Paris (Sept 4 through 7) including a 15-minute set within the Poetry Showcase at the Place du Châtelet, noon to midnight, Saturday, September 7.
  • Live+live-streaming event in Los Angeles, approx. 2:00-4:00PM, Saturday, September 7.

Special Considerations:

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a foreign host agency and their art specialists.
  • Ability to diplomatically represent Los Angeles in a foreign host city.
  • Ability to safely and securely travel and produce artwork successfully according to the description provided above (including a current US passport valid through January 2025).
  • Youth poets (ages 8-14) are encouraged to apply (with approval from a parent and/or legal guardian)
  • Writers with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to support the closing of the Cultural Olympiad and the Paralympic Games in Paris. Event-venues in Los Angeles will be ADA compliant.

If you have direct questions about this Imminent Opportunity Contact the City of LA DCA Grants Manager Ben Espinosa at ben.espinosa@lacity.org.

To Apply Visit Request for Qualifications Submission Form

This information is being provided as a courtesy to the community and is not an endorsement by the West Adams Neighborhood Council.

Calling All Aspiring Photographers – Free Mentorship Program Now Accepting Applications!

Calling All Aspiring Photographers – Free Mentorship Program Now Accepting Applications!

The Bridge, a free mentorship program designed for emerging photographers ages 18-26, is now accepting applications for its 2024 Summer session.

What is The Bridge?

  • A non-profit program for photographers based in Los Angeles and New York City.
  • Offers real-world mentorship, professional development opportunities, and a chance to refine your artistic vision.
  • This program is completely free thanks to charitable contributions.
  • Places a special emphasis on reaching photographers from historically underrepresented communities.

Why should you consider applying?

If you’re a passionate photographer looking to take your skills to the next level, this program could be perfect for you! The Bridge provides invaluable experience and connections that can open doors in the photography world.

How to Apply

The Bridge is offered by the American Society of Media Photographers and BKC.

This information is being provided as a courtesy to the community and is not an endorsement by the West Adams Neighborhood Council.

SOCAL GAS – GAS ASSISTANCE FUND

SOCAL GAS – GAS ASSISTANCE FUND

Due to several factors (including widespread, below-normal temperatures; high natural gas consumption; reduced natural gas flows; and pipeline constraints, including maintenance in West Texas), customers will likely receive gas bills that could be double or higher compared to last year’s winter bills.

In response, the Southern California Gas Company (SoCal Gas) recently announced a $1 million contribution to the Gas Assistance Fund. The Gas Assistance Fund is a joint effort between SoCalGas and United Way of Greater Los Angeles, working with non-profit organizations throughout our service territory, to help income-qualified customers pay their natural gas bill with a one-time grant of up to $100 per household.

To qualify for GAF, you must meet the following requirements:

  • The natural gas bill must be in the name of the applicant requesting assistance.
  • The bill address must be the applicant’s primary residence.
  • The applicant must not apply for more than the maximum GAF allowance for the current program year.
  • The applicant must meet the income guidelines listed here.

For more information on eligibility requirements, please visit https://www.socalgas.com/gaf or call (877) 238-0092.

Asphalt-Rubber Cape Seals in West Adams

Asphalt-Rubber Cape Seals in West Adams

Below is information about an incoming street renewal project utilizing Asphalt-Rubber Cape Seal in the West Adams neighborhood scheduled from March 18th to March 22, 2024. 

What is an Asphalt-Rubber Cape Seal?

An Asphalt-Rubber Cape Seal is a pavement treatment designed to extend the life of your street. It uses a special rubberized binder that offers several advantages:

  • Increased Strength and Flexibility: This reduces cracking and improves resistance to future damage.

  • Waterproof Seal: Protects the existing pavement from water infiltration.

  • Extended Lifespan: Provides a new wearing surface for the road, lasting over 10 years.

Please note: While the ride quality won’t significantly improve, this treatment is necessary to address existing cracks and prevent further deterioration.

How will this project affect you?

  • Parking Restrictions: “No Stopping Anytime” signs will be posted 72 hours prior to construction. Parked vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense. Please move your car beforehand if needed.

  • Special Needs: Contact the City in advance to discuss any accommodations required.

  • Trash and Recycling: Collection will continue as usual. The contractor will coordinate with the crews to ensure minimal disruption.

  • Street Access: Expect temporary lane closures and delays. Utilize alternate routes or transportation whenever possible.

  • Resident Access: Residents will not be allowed on the street during construction and curing of the new pavement.

  • Traffic Flow: Once cured, local traffic will resume at slow speeds. Driveways to businesses and shopping centers will remain accessible, except during works directly in front.

Important Reminders:

  • Do not wash cars or water lawns 24 hours before and during construction to avoid damaging the new surface.

  • Obey all posted construction signs and traffic control measures.

Locations & Dates 

STREET 
FROM 
TO 
DATE 

CLYDE AVE.

120’ S/O ADAMS BLVD. 

SMILEY DR. 

3/18/2024 

DUNSMUIR AVE. 

COLISEUM ST. 

SANCHEZ DR. 

3/18/2024 

EXPOSITION BLVD./ S SERV RD. 

WELLINGTON RD.

VIRGINIA RD.

3/18/2024 

HEPBURN AVE. 

39TH ST. 

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BLVD. 

3/18/2024 

WELLINGTON RD. 

WASHINGTON BLVD. 

23RD ST. 

3/18/2024 

COCHRAN AVE. 

EXPOSITION BLVD. 

DUNSMUIR AVE.

3/19/2024 

SMILEY DR. 

THURMAN AVE. 

SPAULDING AVE. 

3/19/2024 

SUNLIGHT PL. 

SYCAMORE AVE. 

ALSACE AVE. 

3/19/2024 

EXPOSITION BLVD./S SERV RD. 

SOMERSET DR. 

WELLINGTON RD. 

3/19/2024 

WELLINGTON RD. 

VICTORIA AVE. 

ADAMS BLVD. 

3/19/2024 

29TH ST. 

BUCKINGHAM RD. 

WEST BLVD. 

3/19/2024 

HALM AVE. 

CATTARAUGUS AVE. 

VENICE BLVD. 

3/20/2024 

VERA AVE. 

REGENT ST. 

VENICE BLVD. 

3/20/2024 

DUNSMUIR AVE. 

20TH ST. 

21ST ST. 

3/20/2024 

DUNSMUIR AVE. 

D/E N/O

WASHINGTON BLVD. 

3/20/2024 

APPLE ST. 

CLOVERDALE AVE. 

COCHRAN AVE. 

3/20/2024 

DUNSMUIR AVE. 

BANGOR ST. 

APPLE ST. 

3/20/2024 

21ST ST. 

WEST VIEW ST. 

LONGWOOD AVE. 

3/21/2024 

23RD ST. VICTORIA AVE. 

VICTORIA AVE. 

WELLINGTON RD. 

3/21/2024 

3RD AVE. 

OBAMA BLVD. 

N. OF @3853

3/22/2024 

7TH AVE. 

JEFFERSON BLVD. 

36TH ST. 

3/22/2024 

10TH AVE. 

MONTCLAIR ST. 

30TH ST. 

3/22/2024 

30TH ST. 

8TH AVE. 

9TH AVE. 

3/22/2024 

3RD AVE. 

S. OF @3947

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BLVD. 

3/22/2024 

8TH AVE. 

JEFFERSON BLVD. 

36TH ST. 

3/22/2024

Town Hall on DONE’s Fiscal Year 2024-25 Budget Request

Town Hall on DONE’s Fiscal Year 2024-25 Budget Request

You are cordially invited to join your Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates (NCBA) to learn about the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment’s (DONE/Empower LA) Fiscal Year 2024-25 Budget Request with DONE Director of Administrative Services Armando Ruiz and DONE Interim General Manager Vanessa Serrano on Saturday, March 23, 2024 beginning at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom.  Registration is required.

This Town Hall will begin with a budget presentation from DONE followed by a question and answer period.  To make the most of our limited time we respectfully ask that all questions for DONE about their requested budget be submitted in advance when registering or be emailed to LABudgetAdvocates@gmail.com by March 19th.
The 230-page DONE budget request, which is now being considered by Mayor Karen Bass, is linked here.
This is meant to be a productive discussion about the Department’s requested budget. Please keep all comments and questions limited to that topic.  Based upon last year’s experience, we expect this session will last 90 minutes.
We will provide you with budget updates if you register  (https://tiny.cc/DONETH24), even if you are not able to attend.
Please share this invitation and the attached PDF and JPG flyers with interested Stakeholders and post it on your NC website calendar.
Thank you for your participation in this year’s Town Hall and for all you do for your communities all year long!

Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates
Website:  www.BudgetAdvocates.org

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