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I-405 Closure 2/14—2/18
To complete work on the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project by mid-2014, Caltrans will oversee a partial 80-hour daytime freeway lane reduction and full night-time northbound 405 closure on President’s Day Weekend, Feb. 14-18, 2014. Northbound daytime lane reductions and full nighttime directional closures are scheduled to begin Friday, Feb. 14, at 11 p.m. and last until Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 5 a.m. The planned lane reductions and closures will extend approximately 5.6 miles in the Sepulveda Pass between Getty Center Drive and Ventura Boulevard.

LADWP Statement Regarding Statewide Drought Conditions
Los Angeles has prepared for this drought. Today, Angelenos use less water per capita than residents of any major U.S. city with a population over 1 million. Los Angeles’ Mandatory Water Conservation Ordinance, which was strengthened in 2009, has resulted in unprecedented levels of water savings by LADWP’s 680,000 water customers. LADWP and other Southern California water agencies have invested in storage over the past decade. We are asking residents across the city to look for more ways to reduce their water use and encourage our customers to take advantage of money saving rebates offered by LADWP to help them save both water and money. More information on LADWP’s water conservation programs, regulations, and rebate incentives can be found at ladwp.com/WaterConservation.

TOLUCA LAKE

à la Mutt Dog Adoption Event
à la Mutt hosts a Dog Adoption Event with The Animal Protectorates. Please stop by as DONATIONS & FOSTER PARENTS are needed. For more information on TAPS pets visit alamutt.com. See you Saturday!

à la Mutt
10214 Riverside Dr.
Saturday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m.

STUDIO CITY

Teens and Pre-teens Invited to Learn About Banking
Teens and pre-teens are invited to attend a free program on a grown-up topic: banking. The presenter will be a representative of a local bank. The topic is considered to be so important that federal leadership has asked that teens hear about these issues, which will influence their financial futures.

It’s an opportunity to ask questions about many types of banking issues. Though the presenter is from Wells Fargo Bank, the concepts being presented will apply to practices at all banks.

The program is free and will be given in the library’s meeting room.

Studio City Branch of Los Angeles Public Library
12511 Moorpark St. (corner of Whitsett Avenue)
Thursday, Jan. 23, 4:30—5:30 p.m.

For further information, you may speak with the Young Adult Librarian at (818) 755-7873.

ALL OVER

Writers & Photographers Wanted
Are you an outgoing person who’d like to cover the “beat” of the Valley? We’re looking for experienced photographers & writers to profile local businesses in our paper. If you think this is you, shoot us an email: info@tolucantimes.com.

Top row from left: City Librarian John F. Szabo joins student Celeste Joaquin, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember José Huizar, and other dignitaries and community members at a ribbon cutting at Central Library on Jan. 12 to launch the re-opening on Sundays of 9 city libraries.

Top row from left: City Librarian John F. Szabo joins student Celeste Joaquin, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember José Huizar, and other dignitaries and community members at a ribbon cutting at
Central Library on Jan. 12 to launch the re-opening on Sundays of 9 city libraries.

Angelenos across the city cheered the return of Sunday library service at ribbon cutting celebrations held at nine libraries on Jan. 12. At the Central Library in downtown Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Councilman José Huizar, and City Librarian John F. Szabo were joined by 300 community members at a press conference for the re-openings.

The Central Library and eight regional branch libraries are once again open 1—5 p.m. on Sundays, four years after they were closed due to budget cuts:

  • Central Library, 630 W. Fifth St., downtown LA, 90071
  • Arroyo Seco, 6145 N. Figueroa St., LA 90042
  • Goldwyn–Hollywood, 1623 N. Ivar Ave., Hollywood 90028
  • Exposition Park, 3900 S. Western Ave., LA 90007
  • Mid-Valley, 16244 Nordhoff St., North Hills, 91343
  • North Hollywood, 5211 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood 91601
  • San Pedro, 931 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro 90731
  • West Los Angeles, 11360 Santa Monica Blvd., LA 90025
  • West Valley, 19036 Vanowen St., Reseda 91335

The ribbon cuttings at all nine libraries were followed by special family programs and refreshments throughout the day.

“Libraries play a critical role in our neighborhoods and our economy,” said Mayor Garcetti. “By reopening our libraries on Sundays, we re-open the doors of opportunity for thousands of children and families who look to their local library as a place of learning, safety, and community.”

The Los Angeles Public Library serves the largest and most diverse population of any library in the nation. Its Central Library and 72 branch libraries, more than six million books, and state-of-the-art technology accessible at lapl.org, provide everyone with free and easy access to information and the opportunity for life-long learning.

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