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Information About Safer at Home

For everything related to the COVID-19 response in the City of Los Angeles, visit corona-virus.la.
 
Safer at Home Order
 
In summary, the City of LA’s Safer at Home order is in effect from March 19, 2020, until April 19, 2020, and “may be extended prior to that time.” Read the full public order here.
 
What Essential Business and Activities Are Allowed to Stay Open?
 
The list below includes essential businesses and activities are allowed to remain open during this time.
 
·       City and County government services
  fire stations
  police stations
  jails
  courts
  garbage/sanitation
  public transportation
  water, power, and gas utilities
  public works construction, including construction of housing
  airport and port operations
 

·       Health care operations

  hospitals

  clinics

  dentists

  pharmacies

  pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies

  medical and scientific research

  laboratories

  health care suppliers

  home health care services providers

  veterinary care providers

  mental health providers

  physical therapists and chiropractors

  cannabis dispensaries or any related and/or ancillary health care services

  manufacturers and suppliers

  Note that health care operations do not include fitness and exercise gyms and similar facilities.

 

·       Food providers

  restaurants offering take-out, delivery, or drive-thru (dine-in service is not allowed)

  grocery stores

  water retailers

  certified farmers’ markets

  farm and produce stands

  supermarkets

  convenience stores

  warehouse stores

  food banks

  convenience stores

  pet supply

  food cultivation, including farming, livestock, and fishing.

 

·       Organizations and businesses that provide food, shelter, and social services (including gang prevention and intervention, domestic violence, and homeless services agencies)

·       Hardware and building supply stores and nurseries

·       Plumbers, electricians, exterminators, custodial and janitorial workers, handyman services, funeral home workers and morticians, moving services, HVAC installers, carpenters, landscapers, gardeners, property managers, private security personnel and other service providers who provide services to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation to properties and other essential activities

·       Banks, credit unions, financial institutions and insurance companies

·       Businesses providing mailing and shipping services, including post office boxes

·       Laundromats/laundry service

·       Newspapers, magazines, television, radio, podcasts and other media services

·       Educational institutions, including public and private K–12 schools, colleges, and universities (for purposes of facilitating distance learning or performing essential functions provided that social distancing of six-feet per person is maintained to the greatest extent possible)

·       Businesses that supply products needed for people to work from home

·       Utility companies and other businesses that supply other essential businesses with the support, services, or supplies necessary to operate, provided that strict social distancing is maintained

·       Individuals or businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food, beverages, or goods directly to residences or businesses, including rail and trucking

·       Airlines, taxis, ride sharing services, and other private transportation services providing transportation services necessary for essential activities and other purposes expressly authorized in the order

·       Home-based care for disabled persons, seniors, adults, or children

·       Residential facilities and shelters for disabled persons, seniors, adults, and children

·       Professional services, such as legal, payroll, or accounting services, when necessary to assist in compliance with legally mandated activities

·       Hotels, motels, shared rental units, and similar facilities

·       Military, defense contractors, and federally funded research and development centers

·       Childcare facilities providing services that enable employees exempted in the order to work as permitted, under restrictions contained in the order.

 
Individuals may leave their residences to provide any services or goods or perform any work necessary to the operations, maintenance and manufacturing of essential infrastructure, including without limitation:
 

·       Construction of commercial and institutional buildings, and residential buildings and housing

·       Airport operations, food supply, concessions, and construction

·       Port operations and construction

·       Water, sewer, gas, electrical, oil extraction, and refining

·       Roads, highways, public transportation, and rail

·       Solid waste collection and removal

·       Flood control and watershed protection

·       Internet and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services)

·       Manufacturing and distribution companies deemed essential to the supply chains of the above industries.

 

2019 NC Board Election

Come out and vote!

Help choose the community members who will represent SORO within the City. As always, SORO NC stakeholders over 15 years can register and vote in person on election day. Learn more about the candidates on our election page.

2019 SORO Neighborhood Council Election

Sunday, May 19th from 11am-5pm
Shenandoah Elementary
2450 S. Shenandoah St., Los Angeles

This year, the NC has seven residential district seats, two at-large seats, three business seats, two organization seats, and one school seat open. You can see the SORO NC zones on our Mapping SORO page.

 
Posted May 12, 2019
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Meet the 2019 Board Candidates

This is your chance to meet and ask questions of the 2019 Board candidates before the election. 

Meet the Candidates

Thursday, May 16th 6pm (before the General Board meeting)
Simon Wiesenthal Center
1999 S. Roxbury Dr. at Pico Blvd., Los Angeles

Underground parking is available via Roxbury.
 
Posted Feb 3, 2019
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2019 NC Election Candidate Information Session

On Sunday, February 10 from 4-7pm, we invite you to attend a Candidate Information Sessionswhere you can hear more about what is involved in serving on the SORO NC Board, meet current Board Members, and have your questions answered.

Candidate Info Session

Sunday, February 10th from 4-7pm
8824 David Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90034

 

SoRo Festival 20th Anniversary: June 4, 2017

SoRo Community Festival

Sunday, June 4 • 11am-4pm
South Robertson Boulevard between Cattaraugus and Cadillac (just North of 10 Freeway at the Robertson Boulevard exit)

Free and open to the public, the 20th Annual SoRo Festival features food trucks, a live music stage, tree adoption, and over 60 vendor booths highlighting neighborhood businesses, community information and a variety of merchandise. It also offers “Camp SoRo” Kids Zone with attractions, a rock-climbing wall and free arts and crafts for children.

It's truly a fun-filled family day in the community and we hope to see you all there. Don't forget to stop by the SORO NC booth and say hello!

For more information, visit the SORO Festival website.
 

Coffee and conversation with our new Senior Lead Officer

Enjoy a free cup of coffee at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf with SORO NC's newest Senior Lead Officer, Matt Kirk.

Come join us on Wednesday, Dec. 21st from 9-11am, as SLO Matt Kirk talks with local neighbors and business owners. The coffee is free, courtesy of our hosts at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, 1845 S. La Cienega Blvd.

Download a flyer here.
 

LAHSA Homeless Count Kick-Off

As a follow-up to our successful Town Hall on Homelessness and co-sponsored with Palms Neighborhood Council, SORO NC will hold a kick off for the 2017 Homeless Count at the IMAN Center, 3376 Motor Ave. from 2–5pm on January 8th

We'll have speakers from the LA Homeless Services Authority talking about the homelessness crisis in the City and the importance of the annual Homeless Count, held this year in our area on January 25. (SORO and Palms NCs are both participating in the count.)

The program will also include stories from homeless individuals, an update on homeless solutions in the wake of the passage of Measure HHH, and three steps you can take beyond the homeless count to help out.

If you're interested in learning more about volunteering for the Count, or just want to learn more about how you can help homeless people in your community, this is a perfect opportunity. 
 

2016 Community Town Hall Meeting: Homelessness

Town Hall 2016: Homelessness

How can you be part of the solution?

Solutions to LA's homelessness crisis call for compassion—and urgency. Focused on the tangible, positive actions community members can take at every level, SORO NC's 2016 Town Hall seeks to foster empathy and understanding for a problem that can no longer be ignored.

Thursday, October 27 | 7pm

The Museum of Tolerance Hertz Theater | 9786 W. Pico Blvd. at Roxbury Dr. (map)
Free underground parking via entrance on Pico Blvd.

Limited seating available for this special event 
Please RSVP to secretary@soronc.org (or call 310-295-9920) and plan to arrive early. Doors close promptly at 7pm. Note: This event is now at capacity and we are taking waiting list names at the email above.

The Town Hall will include a panel discussion and Q&A moderated by KCRW's Anna Scott with experts and leading elected officials. The event is free and open to everyone, although space is limited and RSVPs are recommended. Download the flyer to share with your neighbors here. Note: This event is now at capacity and we are taking waiting list names only.

 

Volunteer to Clean Up Pico Blvd.!

Join Councilmember Paul Koretz, Council District 5 staff, and SORO NC as we help make Pico shine.

Sunday, September 25 | 9am–noon
Parking Lot at 8866 W. Pico

As they say, many hands make light work, and past cleanups have been loads of fun and a great way to show your pride in SORO. You only have to bring a reusable water bottle and a smile—we'll supply the rest (courtesy of LA's Dept. of Sanitation). Be sure to be there at 9am sharp!

Download and print the flyer to help us get the word out.

Email paulawaxman@soronc.org to let us know you're coming, and be sure to invite your friends and family!
 

Free CPR/First Aid/AED classes

The South Robertson Neighborhoods Council will again be sponsoring two FREE CPR/First Aid/AED classes. 

Saturday September 17 | Robertson Rec Center | 11:30am–3:30pm or
Sunday September 18 | New location: 1711 S. La Cienega | 12:30pm–4:30pm

This 4-hour course will train you how to provide immediate care in cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies until advanced medical personnel arrive. Instruction will be provided by Vital Training & Response. 

First Aid: Learn how to respond to common first aid emergencies, including burns; cuts; head, neck and back injuries; and more.
CPR/AED: Learn how to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies in adults, infant/child including the use of automated external defibrillators (AED).

Upon completion, participants will receive First Aid, CPR and AED 2-year certification by the American Heart Association.  

SORO NC is covering the cost of instruction (participant will have option to purchase course workbook for $25). A great value, since these classes normally run $75 and up!

If you wish to participate, you must reserve your space in advance by emailing publicsafetychair@soronc.org as early as possible (classes are limited in size and expected to fill up quickly.)

Please provide full name of each participant, address, phone number and which day you wish to attend.