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Local Organizations

Neighborhood Watch-East of Tampa
Meetings are held at 7pm every 3rd Thursday at St. Euphrasia Church, located on Shoshone, North of Rinaldi. Meetings provide information about crime in the area and what to be on the lookout for.

Neighborhood Watch-West of Tampa
Meetings are held at 7pm every 4th Thursday 7pm at St. John Eudes Church, 9901 Mason Ave, At Lassen & Mason.

School Attendance Boundaries in Porter Ranch Map

S.O.L.I.D.
Supporters of Law Enforcement in Devonshire raises money for equipment needed by LAPD Devonshire Division, but not provided by the City of LA.

Castlebay Lane Elementary School
Located in Porter Ranch this school has earned the California Distinguished School Award with an API of 939 and significant parent involvement through PATH, Parents and Teachers Helping.

North Valley YMCA
The YMCA offers adult athletic programs, children's sports classes, a pool, community events, after school programs. They are united in a common effort to put Judeo-Christian principles into practice and to enrich the quality of spiritual, mental, physical and social life for their families, their communities and themselves.

Porter Ranch Community School
Located in Porter Ranch, this school covers grades K-8 and offers a dual language track in Korean. 2013 API was 924.

Porter Ranch Library
Located on Tampa, the library is open five days a week, offering reading programs and other community events.
Info on Porter Ranch Library events for teens: https://prblya.wordpress.com/ and https://twitter.com/porterranchlapl/

Police Activity League Supporters (PALS)
PALS is a youth program supported by LAPD Devonshire Division and sponsored by local businesses and community leaders. They provide fun and enriching after school and weekend activities for at risk children and teens. PALS is focused on building character in youth and reducing crime.

Community Emergency Response Training
CERT offers disaster training. Sign up on their website. Classes are 2 1/2 hours a week for 7 weeks. Taught by the Fire Department.

Your Public Officials

City Councilman, District 12, Mitchell Englander
Board of Education, District 3, Scott Schmerelson
County Supervisor, District 5, Kathryn Barger
State Senator, District 27, Henry Stern
State Assemblyman, District 38, Dante Acosta
Congressman, District 25, Steve Knight
Congressman, District 30, Brad Sherman (West of Moonshine Canyon)

Community Resources

Alert LA County Los Angeles County has implemented an emergency mass notification system that will be used to contact County residents and businesses via recorded phone messages, text messages or e-mail messages in case of emergency, such as evacuation.

City of Los Angeles
The official web site of the City of Los Angeles. Information on department and mayoral projects and initiatives.

Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE)
Resources for Los Angeles Neighborhood Councils. Promotes public participation in government to make government more responsive to local needs by creating, nurturing, and supporting a city wide system of grass-roots, independent, and participatory neighborhood councils.

CityWatchLA
An insider look at LA. This site provides news about Neighborhood Councils, DONE and interactions with City Council.

Los Angeles Fire Department
Statewide emergency bulletins, emergency preparedness information.

Los Angeles Police Department
Devonshire Community Police Station
E-policing The E-Policing program enables Senior Lead Officers, Area Captains, and detectives to e-mail newsletters, crime trends and other important information to you.
Nixle Sign up for emergency alerts directly from the Los Angeles Police Department to your mobile phone or email.

Street Racing? Call Valley Traffic at 818-644-8000 or the LAPD Devonshire Desk at 818-832-0633 immediately upon hearing racers or seeing them gather.

Los Angeles County Online
The official web site for Los Angeles County. Access to county resources, projects and news.

Early Notification System (ENS)
Access to LA government and Neighborhood Council agenda and meeting information. Agendas and other pertinent information are e-mailed directly to anyone who asks to receive them.

Nearby Neighborhood Councils

Chatsworth Neighborhood Council
Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council
Northridge East Neighborhood Council
Northridge West Neighborhood Council

Porter Ranch Parks and Nearby Recreation Centers

Aliso Canyon
Located East of Reseda between Sesnon and Rinaldi
Includes hiking and horseback riding.

Browns Creek Park
Located in Browns Canyon
Includes bike path and horse trails

Holleigh Bernson Park
Located at the corner of Porter Ranch Drive and Sesnon
Includes playground, basketball court, baseball diamond and bathrooms.

Limekiln Canyon Park
Located in the canyon just West of Tampa. Can be access at 11901 Tampa or from the North side of Rinaldi West of Tampa. Includes horse trails, hiking, jogging and picnic tables. Please beware that mountain lions have been sighted and use with caution.

Mason Recreation Center
Located at 10500 Mason Ave. in Chatsworth
Includes playground, baseball diamond, auditorium

Northridge Recreation Center
Located at 18300 Lemarsh St. (East of Reseda, South of Devonshire)
Includes baseball diamonds, soccer fields, basketball courts, playground, gymnasium

Palisades Park
Located between Tampa and Reseda just South of Braemore.
This is a hiking trail with scenic views of the valley.

Porter Ridge Park (ET Park)
Located at Reseda and Sesnon
Includes playground, BBQ pits, picnic tables, outdoor basketball courts.

Viking Park
Located at Viking and Nau Avenues
Includes playground and picnic tables.

Wilbur Tampa Park
Located on the Northeast corner of Wibur and Tampa, 12001 Wilbur Avenue
Includes playground, picnic tables, jogging path and large fields.

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The Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council is an organization that is officially certified by the City of Los Angeles to increase our influence with City lawmakers and departments to improve our community.

The PRNC came about as a result of Los Angeles City Charter Reform and interested stakeholders in our community. The Board is elected by stakeholders and holds monthly meetings, usually on the first Wednesday of the month. The agenda is emailed to those who subscribe (see the green box in the upper corner), on our website here and posted at 11280 Corbin Avenue, Northridge, CA 91326 on a bulletin board facing Corbin street.

The Board is comprised of volunteers who want to help you make Porter Ranch a better place to live, work and grow. We can't do it for you, but we can do it with you.

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