Contact Information

West LA Office
822 S. Robertson Blvd.
Suite 102
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 289-0353

Valley Office
15760 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 1020
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 971-3088

City Hall
200 North Spring Street
Room 440
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 473-7005


LADWP Service Saturday- October 10, 2015

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will hold Customer Service Saturday at four of its Customer Service Centers on October 10, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Event locations are the Van Nuys, Watts, West Los Angeles and Crenshaw Customer Service Centers (CSC.) Locations of the CSCs are:

Crenshaw CSC
4030 Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90008

Van Nuys CSC
6550 Van Nuys Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA 91401

Watts CSC
1686 E. 103rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90002 

West Los Angeles CSC
1394 S. Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Customers who attend Customer Service Saturday at any of the four locations can expect assistance from LADWP staff who are able to take payments, process service order requests, answer billing questions and resolve billing issues. There will be informational tables and displays with helpful information on LADWP programs and services available to customers, as well as sign-up materials. Additionally, the Crenshaw and Van Nuys locations will have free tree giveaways by City Plants, while supplies last. 

LADWP holds Customer Service Saturdays on the second Saturday of the month. For more information on Customer Service Saturday, please visit and check back regularly for the latest news on the next event.

Traffic and transportation alert!

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will be having an upcoming Water System Infrastructure Project on Mulholland Drive between Beverly Glen and Nicada Drive. This project will take place on Friday, October 16, 2015 to Sunday, October 18, 2015. The project will require a FULL 3-DAY CLOSURE of the aforementioned segment. Upon completion of the project, the 5th District Council Office will work with Bureau of Street Services to repave the segment. 

The Council Office has been working diligently with LADWP and LADOT to ensure that all major concerns of this project have been addressed. 
The hours of work will
be Friday through Sunday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The traffic will be directed to Nicada Drive and Beverly Glen. Message Boards are currently being placed along Mulholland Drive and surrounding streets to inform drivers of this closure. Notices will also be sent out to the community this week regarding this upcoming project. As always, emergency vehicles and local residents living along the road will be given full access to travel through. Click here to view map of closure.

The Los Angeles Fire Department is pleased to unveil LAFDmobile, a free application for iPhone and Android smartphones. For more information, please click HERE.

Shopping within the City limits of Los Angeles not only supports local businesses, it also supports City services, its neighborhoods and the well-being of all Los Angeles residents. For every $10 you spend on taxes - $1 goes back to the General Fund! Whether shopping along Melrose or grabbing some food in Encino, every dollar we spend within the city is an investment to the future of Los Angeles. Details HERE.


iWATCH is a community awareness program created to educate the public about behaviors and activities that may have a connection to terrorism. It is a partnership between your community and the Los Angeles Police Department. For more information, please click the logo above.

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AIDS Walk Los Angeles

AIDS Walk Los Angeles is one of the great fundraising and consciousness raising efforts of our times.  In the 31 years of its existence, hundreds of thousands of people have walked, millions have donated, and more than $79 million has been raised to combat HIV and AIDS, and to support crucial prevention, care and advocacy programs. 

This year’s event, on Sunday, October 11, starts with sign-ins beginning at 8:30 a.m., and a 9:15 a.m. opening ceremony; the Walk itself kicks off at 10a.m. AIDS Walk Los Angeles is 10 kilometers (6.2 miles). The Walk begins and ends in West Hollywood Park and usually takes about 2.5 hours to complete. Participants should enter at Melrose Avenue and San Vicente Boulevard and walk north to General Sign-In.

Councilmember Koretz and his staff thank and congratulate AIDS Project Los Angeles and every single organization and person involved. To find out how to participate, please visit the AIDS Project Los Angeles website here.

TRAFFIC ALERT:  To find out how about the path of the Walk and related street closures related to the AIDS Walk, Click here. 

ATaste of Encino

One of our city’s great annual community events, A Taste of Encino, will take place Sunday, October 11 from 10am to 5pm.  As always, it will offer all kinds of fun food, entertainment and educational features.  This is the 28thyear for these festivities, and it’s always a great time for all.  It takes place on Ventura Blvd. between Balboa and Amestoy. 

Councilmember Koretz looks forward to seeing you there, and thanks the Encino Chamber of Commerce and all involved for making this tremendous event possible.

Traffic Advisory for Presidential Visit

Los Angeles
In an effort to assist the public in avoiding possible traffic congestion during the visit of the
President of the United States, October 10, 2015, the following areas of the City should be avoided when possible to prevent travel delays for community members:

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The area around Sunset Blvd between Rivas Canyon Rd & Monaco Dr from 12:30p.m. - 2:30p.m.

The area around Capri Dr between Corsica Dr & Casale Rd from 12:30p.m. - 2:30p.m.

The area around Casale Rd between Capri Dr & San Remo Dr from 12:30p.m. - 2:30p.m.

The area around Amalfi Dr between San Remo Dr & Capri Dr from 2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m.

The area around Capri Dr between Amalfi Dr & Sunset Blvd from 2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m.

The area around Pavia Pl between Sunset Blvd & Amalfi Dr from 2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m.

The area around Sunset Blvd between Westcove Dr & Minorca Dr from 3:30p.m. – 5:30p.m.

The area around Allenford Ave/26th Street btw Sunset Blvd & San Vicente Blvd from 3:30p.m. – 5:30p.m.

The area around San Vicente Blvd between 25th Str & Wilshire Blvd from 3:30p.m. – 5:30p.m.

The area around Wilshire Blvd between Barry Ave & Devon Ave from 3:30p.m. – 5:30p.m.

The area around Beverly Glen Ave btw Ashton Ave & Charing Cross Rd from 3:30p.m. – 5:30p.m.

The area around Mapleton Dr between Club View Dr & Wynton Dr from 3:30p.m. – 5:30p.m.

The area around Beverly Glen Dr between Wynton Dr & Pico Blvd from 5:30p.m. – 7:30p.m.

The area around Pico Blvd between Patricia Ave & Avenue of the Stars from 5:30 – 7:30p.m.

The area around Motor Ave between Pico Blvd & Monte Mar Dr from 5:30p.m. – 7:30p.m.

CLOSURES / RESTRICTIONS (no bus routes impacted by the hard closures)

LAX Airport

NB and SB lanes of Sepulveda Blvd between Lincoln Blvd and Century Blvd will be closed to vehicular traffic for an eight minute period between the approximate hours of 12:45p.m. to 1:15p.m.

Will Rogers State Park

Park closed from approximately 7:00a.m. to 1:30p.m.

San Remo Drive Pacific Palisades, CA

San Remo will be closed between Casale Rd and Amalfi Dr from approximately 1:30p.m. to 3:00p.m.

Amalfi Drive Pacific Palisades, CA

Amalfi Dr will be closed between Napoli Dr and Minorca Dr from approximately 3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m..

South Mapleton Drive Los Angeles, CA

South Mapleton Dr will be closed between Wyton Dr and Club View Dr from approximately 5:00p.m. to


Club View Dr will be closed between S Beverly Glen Blvd and Comstock Ave from approximately

5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.

Cheviot Hills Park

Cheviot Hills Recreation Center and Park will be closed from approximately 1930 HRS on Friday October

9th to 1930 HRS on Saturday October 10th.  Motor Avenue will be closed in between Pico Boulevard and

Monte Mar Drive from approximately 1830 to 1930 HRS on October 10th

                       Fire Prevention Week
Fire Prevention Week 2015 may be over, by the time you read this -- but fire prevention really is a year-round commitment, and so it is well worth everyone's time to review the following information and tips

Scary fact: Half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep. To help combat this hazard, the National Fire Protection Association has launched the "Hear the Bleep Where You Sleep" campaign during this year’s Fire Prevention Week. If the bedrooms in your home don’t have properly functioning smoke alarms and a fire breaks out while you are asleep, you and your family may never wake up: the smoke will find you BEFORE you find the fire.   Here are some tips to help keep your family safe:   1. Smoke Alarms: Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. 2. Escape Planning: A fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you less than two minutes to escape safely. Know your route. 3. 9-Volt Batteries: If not stored safely or disposed of with care, these batteries can create a fire hazard.

For more on these tips and others, please visit the

New Dividers on Venice Blvd. and Motor Ave.

Councilmember Paul Koretz recently joined with the Palms Neighborhood Council, the Motor Avenue Improvement Association, and local business owners on Motor Ave. to celebrate the installation of left-turn traffic signals and center dividers. 

The work done by CalTrans and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation has significantly reduced the community's traffic issues for the popular intersection.

Canfield Elementary

In late September, Councilmember Koretz was delighted to join Jorge Flores, Friends of Canfield, Canfield Elementary Principal Tamara Gullatt, and Sarah Shaw of JMB Realty, in presenting Canfield Elementary School with a check for $25,000. 

The was check provided so that Canfield Elementary might have its very own computer lab for teachers and students. The gift certainly came as a surprise to the parents. The Councilmember, a former Canfield Elementary student, is very grateful to JMB Realty and all those who are so generous and involved for the sake of our schools and the quality education they provide.

Ribbon Cutting

Councilmember Koretz was delighted to attend an October 4th ribbon cutting for the grand opening of Robertson Specialty Pharmacy. Key participants included Bob Eghbali, Manager of Robertson Pharmacy, and his family. The Councilmember is a strong supporter of small businesses and is
always thrilled to have another one established within the district and the South Robertson community. Councilmember Koretz also presented Bob Eghbali with a certificate of appreciation for his leadership in promoting health care for the community.


Good Work!
The City's Bureau of Street Services did a great job in getting the islands along Burbank Blvd from Aldea Ave to Hayvenhurst cleaned last week.  Councilmember Koretz, his staff and the community thank all those involved in getting this important work done.



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Los Angeles, CA 90012
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