🌡️Beat the heat this weekend and keep yourself and loved ones safe!⠀ ⠀ Important recommendations from our Los Angeles County Department of Public Health:⠀ ⠀ 🚰Drink plenty of non-alcoholic, caffeine-free beverages. Water is the best choice. It is important to drink fluids regardless of thirst because you can become dehydrated without being thirsty.⠀ ⠀ 🌬️Stay in air-conditioning as much as possible. If your home is not air-conditioned, go to an air-conditioned place such as a mall, movie theater, or library.⠀ ⠀ 🥵 Do not run fans in a room with the windows shut – you are only circulating hot air.⠀ ⠀ 👴🏽Check regularly on elderly or home-bound friends and relatives.⠀ ⠀ 🏃♀️Eliminate strenuous activity such as running, biking and yard work when it is hot.⠀ ⠀ 🍲Eat small meals and eat more often.⠀ ⠀ ☂️If you must be outdoors, stay out of direct sunlight and seek shade; wear a wide-brimmed hat or use an umbrella to create your own shade.⠀ ⠀ 👕Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing that helps sweat evaporate.⠀ ⠀ 🧴If you must be outdoors, use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 or higher.⠀ ⠀ 👩🏿⚕️Ask your doctor if you are at particular risk because of a medical condition or current medication.
@lahomelessservicesauthority has officially purchased the #Sylmar Amory for $2.9 million dollars and will convert it to a year-round bridge housing program for women.⠀ ⠀ This exciting project will help provide some of these women with a safe, stable place to call home as they begin to heal and start their journey to permanent housing.⠀ ⠀ A big shoutout to @mrodcd7 for stepping up to partner with us!
⚠️ The Trump Administration is again threatening mass arrests of immigrants and immigrant families in major US cities this weekend. Knowing your rights, being prepared, and having the right plan for you and your family can help you respond to an immigration emergency. The Los Angeles County Office of Immigrant Affairs has a host of resources to protect and empower our immigrant neighbors from these deplorable attacks. For more information, see link bio.
Wishing you and yours a very happy (and safe) Independence Day!
The 4th of July holiday is busy for the @lacoanimals with many animals coming into their care. This means it’s a great time to adopt! Visit one of the seven animal care centers between July 1-14 to take advantage of the Feline Freedom and Patriotic Pups promotion. $4 for all cats. $40 for large dogs (35lbs and over). Hope to see you there! #daccares#adoptdontshop #felinefreedom#patrioticpups #animals#adoptiondiscounts#catsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram#dogsoflosangeles#catsoflosangeles
🏳️🌈 Today, as we honor the 50th Anniversary of the #Stonewall Riots, the City of LA’s very first rainbow crosswalk was unveiled in Venice on Abbot Kinney Blvd. just outside the historic Roosterfish bar. This new Third District landmark is not only about remembering the past -- it’s an act of visibility today! Thank you @venicebeachpride, @mikeboninla, @abbotkinneyblvd, @asmautumnburke, @benallenca, and everyone else who made this possible!
🛒 One job should be enough! It's time for Albertsons, Ralphs, and Vons to honor their workers by negotiating a fair contract with family-sustaining wages and benefits.
🏳️🌈 On this day in 2015, SCOTUS ruled that marriage was a fundamental right. While this was a critical step toward equity, the rights of LGBTQ folks remain under attack. We can't go backward – we must all stand up for justice and#equality.
The Trump Administration is threatening mass arrests of immigrants and immigrant families in major US cities this weekend.⠀ ⠀ Knowing your rights, being prepared, and having the right plan for you and your family can help you respond to an immigration emergency.⠀ ⠀ The Los Angeles County Office of Immigrant Affairs has a host of resources to protect and empower our immigrant neighbors from these deplorable attacks.⠀ ⠀ Visit oia.lacounty.gov for more info.
Remembering my wonderful dad Arthur Kuehl today. Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!
Happy Pride LA! 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈⠀ ⠀ #LAPride
Incredibly, six months have already gone by since the #WoolseyFire -- the most destructive fire in LA County history -- and our communities have made incredible strides in their efforts to recover.⠀ ⠀ Following the destruction the fire left in its path, 1,343 properties have worked with the County to get debris cleared away. Over 300,000 tons have been removed from affected properties with 601 properties fully cleared, and 239 properties ready for rebuilding.⠀ ⠀ Many people have also been concerned about fire flow and access to adequate water, so the County is speeding up water infrastructure upgrades to help people safely rebuild.⠀ ⠀ Additionally, the County has hired a firm to analyze the fire, its aftermath, and the government response and submit a draft report this fall with input from a task force of high-ranking County, City, and community leaders.⠀ ⠀ We held two listening sessions to gather first-person testimony on the fires which will inform draft recommendations from the task force. @lacopublicworks has also held free one-on-one workshops to ensure that residents get expert advice as they rebuild and recover.⠀ ⠀ As we move forward and look to the future, it is essential to learn from the Woolsey Fire and better prepare -- and also continue to acknowledge the progress and resilience of all those impacted.⠀ ⠀ We will rebuild!