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  • Neighborhood Events and Helpful News

    5th Annual “Your Track to Success” Job Fair Open to Public
    Know someone looking for a job? Send them to the 5th Annual Your Track to Success Employment Event, on Tuesday, August 20, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at the Manzano Mesa Multi-Generational Center, 501 Elizabeth St. SE. The first 200 attendees will receive a free tote bag and free Rail Runner pass! To learn more,

    visit: www.dws.state.nm.us/en-us/Job-Fairs/your-track-to-success-08202019


    Dog Walker Watch Encourages Neighborhood Residents to Help Prevent Crime
    Love to walk your dog? Worried about crime in your neighborhood? Why not join the Dog Walker Watch Program? This national initiative encourages people to be consciously aware of what’s going on around them while out walking their furry friends! There are thousands of dog owners in Albuquerque, and these eyes and ears can be a valuable crime-fighting asset to our city. To learn more about the program and how to sign up, visit: www.natw/dog-walker-watch


    School is Starting August 12, (Some Safety Reminders)
    Back to school is nearly here! Both Albuquerque Public Schools and CNM start on Monday, August 12, and UNM kicks off the semester a week later on Monday, August 19. With so many students out and about, it’s important to keep an eye out for kids getting on and off school buses and crossing busy streets, slow down when driving in school zones, and remember there will be extra traffic around all schools, including UNM and CNM campuses. Help everyone get back to school safely! For student tips and resources, visit: www.cabq.gov/student-guide


    Public Libraries Don’t Just Offer Books for Checkout!
    Did you know that our public libraries don’t just offer books to check out? It’s true! They also offer a wide range of online learning resources, CDs, DVDs, e-Books, and – this is the best part! – you can also check out ukuleles and cake pans! So if you’ve been wanting to learn this musical instrument but don’t have one, or expand your baking skills and make a cake in the shape of a flower, the library is your starting point! Visit: www.abqlibrary.orgfor a complete catalog of free items for checking out!


    Northwest Area Command Community Policing Council Meetings:

    Held the third Tuesday of every month at 6:00 PM. The meeting is at the Northwest Area Command Substation located at 10401 Cibola Loop, NW 87114 across from Cibola High School.

  • What’s Going on in Albuquerque

    The City of Albuquerque’s Department of Municipal Development, Engineering Division; Solid Waste Management Department; Bernalillo County, and Advanced Chemical Transport (ACT) are sponsoring a free household hazardous waste collection event. 

    Residents of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County are encouraged to bring their household hazardous waste on this drop-off day.  Examples of household hazardous waste include those items that can burn easily (flammable), corrode or irritate the skin (corrosive), or poison humans and animals (toxic).

    WHEN:          August 24, 2019 from 10am to 3pm

    WHERE:        Balloon Fiesta Park, 5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway NW, Albuquerque, NM 87113

    Please find link below to visit our website and/or download, print, and fill out the event form prior to the day of the event.



    Free Mundos de Mestizaje Tour at National Hispanic Cultural Center Every Weekend
    Have you seen the Mundos de Mestizaje mural at the National Hispanic Cultural Center yet? If not, take the family this weekend for a free tour of the mural inside the torreón at the NHCC.  To learn more, visit: http://mundos.nationalhispaniccenter.org

    Several City Pools Staying Open Through September
    Pool time isn’t over just yet! The Parks and Recreation Department will keep several pools open through the end of September, including Rio Grande, Wilson, West Mesa, Eisenhower, Sierra Vista and Sunport. Hours of operation vary for each pool, so visit: www.cabq.gov/aquatics to find out when you can splash around!

    Community Emergency Preparedness Training This Week and the Public is Invited!
    In a large-scale disaster, most rescues are performed by neighbors, not first responders who are typically overwhelmed with responding to the emergency. As a neighborhood resident, are you prepared for a disaster? Could you perform life-saving first aid to help your family, friends and neighbors? The City of Albuquerque’s Office of Emergency Management is offering a free community training on Disaster Preparedness this Thursday, August 22, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the St. Luke Lutheran Church (9100 Menaul Blvd NE) and you are invited! To learn more, e-mail Nick Zubel at: nzubel@cabq.gov

    Senior Citizens’ Day Trivia at the Cherry Hills Library Brings a Blast from the Past!
    Did you know that National Senior Citizens’ Day is Saturday, August 24? The Cherry Hills Library (6901 Barstow NE) is celebrating our community seniors by hosting Blast from the Past Senior Trivia from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Drop by with your favorite senior citizen and learn some fun retro facts this weekend! Visit: https://abqlibrary.org/cherryhills to learn about this and other fun programs the Cherry Hills Library has to offer!


    Ballet Folklorico Fiesta Mexicana Youth Fall Dance Classes.
    Please join us for Ballet Folklorico Fiesta Mexicana Youth Fall Dance Classes!
    When : Aug 03, 2019 10:00 AM – Sep 14, 2019 01:00 PM
    Where : South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway Blvd. SE,  505-848-1320
    Every Saturday for 6 weeks.    Registration is required.

    Please come to the South Broadway Cultural Center office to register.  For Ages 5 – 17 years old.  Limit 20 students per class.
    Class Times:  5-8 years old:  10:00am – 11:00am,  9-11 year olds:  11:00 – 12:00pm, 12 – 17 year olds:  12:00 – 1:00pm
    For more information call Ballet Folklorico Fiesta Mexicana at 505- 944-5034 or email:  fiestamexicana.nm@gmail.com

    There will be no class on Saturday, August 31 due to the Labor Day Holiday.


    Free general admission to Albuquerque Museum 

    On the following dates :

    Sep 04, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
    Oct 02, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
    Nov 06, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
    Dec 04, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
    Jan 01, 2020 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
    Enjoy a pleasant stroll in our sculpture garden with a friendly docent who will sharing stories  on the artists and their works. No reservations necessary.  General admission is free

    for the following times also:
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month
    5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month
    9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday


    Senior Centers Offer Wide Variety of Activities and Services for 62+

    We all know a senior citizen, whether it’s a family member, a friend or a neighbor! Why not recommend some of the great free services offered by our Department of Senior Affairs? Our many Senior Centers offer a wide variety of classes and activities ranging from computer literacy to tax assistance to basketball to knitting to wood carving, and everything in between! Visit:www.cabq.gov/seniors/events to learn more!


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    311 Customer Service Survey Invites Public Feedback

    Have you taken the 311 Customer Service Survey yet? This online survey offers you the chance to give feedback and share ideas for making the City’s 311 service more open, accessible and accountable to the community it serves. To take the survey, visit:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S8TKMZV

    311 Citizen Contact Center

    Information about the 311 Citizen Contact Center.

    The 311 Citizen Contact Center is a centralized call center for the City of Albuquerque. The 311 service is a single telephone number for all non-emergency City of Albuquerque inquiries and services.

    We answer questions and respond to requests for service.


    Monday through Saturday – 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    Sunday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Animal welfare calls and fixed bus times)

    How Can We Help?

    There are several ways the City of Albuquerque and 311 can answer questions or requests for service.

    Click here for website


    The new City website link to report abandoned vehicles.

        Report Abandoned Vehicles at: https://www.cabq.gov/report-abandoned-vehicles/report-abandoned-vehicles


  • Safety

    Sign Up for APD’s Security Camera Analytical Network! Does your home or business have a security camera? Register it with the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) Security Camera Analytical Network (SCAN) network at: www.cabq.gov/scan. Connecting your street-facing security camera to the SCAN network can help counter crime in your area and helps APD with visual surveillance and information in the event a crime was captured on camera.



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Reminder: Neighborhood Cleanup this Saturday!

Hi Neighbors and friends – Let’s show our community pride and have fun at the same time!!

It’s time for the Neighborhood Clean Up and it’s this  Saturday, April 27th, 9am to 12pm.

Volunteers meet at Rinconada Point Park (Bob McCannon Parkway & Painted Rock) for bags & supplies.

PLEASE NOTE: Only those items that fit in a bag will be picked up on this day.  The City will not pick up large items (stove, mattresses, etc.).

For more information go to: www.keepalbuquerquebeautiful.com

Looking forward to seeing everyone!


Healthy Relationships: Recognizing Unhealthy Relationships

With Spring, come young love. And, whereas those of us who are old enough to have teenage children know that there is a miniscule chance of teenage love lasting, unfortunately teenagers do not have the experience to know better. This will be a 3-part series on recognizing unhealthy relationships, recognizing healthy relationships, and recognizing abusive relationships. All of this is from the February 2019 issue of the Bernco Sheriff’s newsletter, the “Communicator.” Is it time for another conversation with your loved ones?

“Unhealthy relationships are marked by certain characteristics our youth should be aware of…:

  • Control: One dating partner makes all the decisions and tells the other what to do, what to wear, or who to spend time with. He or she is unreasonably jealous, and/or tries to isolate the other partner from his or her friends and family.
  • Hostility: One dating partner picks a fight with or antagonizes the other dating partner. This may lead to one dating partner changing his or her behavior in order to avoid upsetting the other.
  • Dishonesty: One dating partner lies to or keeps information from the other. One dating partner steals from the other.
  • Disrespect: One dating partner makes fun of the opinions and interests of the other partner or destroys something that belongs to the partner.
  • Dependence: One dating partner feels that he or she “cannot live without” the other. He or she may threaten to do something drastic if the relationship ends.
  • Intimidation: One dating partner tries to control aspects of the other’s life by making the other partner fearful or timid. One dating partner may attempt to keep his or her partner from friends and family or threaten violence or a break-up.
  • Physical violence: One partner uses force to get his or her way (such as hitting, slapping, grabbing, or shoving).
  • Sexual violence: One dating partner pressures or forces the other into sexual activity against his or her will or without consent.
  • Digital Abuse: Using technology to bully, stalk, threaten or intimidate a partner using texting, social media, apps, tracking etc…”

I hope that you are not seeing any of this behavior. But if you are, I encourage you to have that conversation sooner rather that later. I am giving you a list of resources that should be able to help.

Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866-331-9474

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673

Trevor Lifeline (for LGBTQ* youth): I -866-488-7386

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: I -800-273-8255

National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-786-2929

National Domestic Violence Hotline I-800-799-7233

National Hotline for Crime Victims: I -855-484-2846

National Street Harassment Hotline: I -855-897-5910

https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/tdv-factsheet.pdf https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/ipv-technicalpackages.pdf https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/yv-technicalpackage.pdf https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/sv-prevention-technical-package.pdf https://vetoviolence.cdc.gov/dating-matters


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Garage Sale Safety Tips

I am happy to announce that the Annual Ladera West Neighborhood Association Garage Sale will be Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th, 2019. With spring cleaning underway, we encourage you to plan a garage sale or partner with a neighbor to turn some of that clutter to cash. The Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC) Weekly E-News of Monday, July 23, 2018 gave us some advice for having a safe garage sale.

“Summer always means garage sales, and there are a few things to keep in mind when having one:

  • Only two garage sales per year are allowed by City rule, and can’t exceed three days.
  • No signs advertising the sale are allowed on utility poles or in medians.
  • If possible, have an assistant or two to help you with sales and cash handling, and to prevent theft of sale items or cash.
  • Have plenty of change on hand – $1 bills, quarters, etc. – and keep a close eye on it.
  • Have a calculator on hand.
  • Specify that sale of all items is final and clarify that all sales are cash only.
  • For safety, have the sale in your more-visible yard or driveway, not in the garage.
  • Keep your pets indoors.
  • Keep your house doors and windows closed and locked, and keep your garage locked.
  • Before the sale, double-check all sale items to ensure no personal or financial information is left in them.
  • Watch for trip hazards such as cords, boxes, bags, or other clutter, and don’t display breakable items where they can be easily knocked over.
  • Keep anything that is not for sale out of sight.
  • Any items not sold at the end of the day could be put in a box marked “FREE” to eliminate further packing and cleaning up.
  • If you’ve put out signs, remember to take them down at the end of the sale and keep your neighborhood looking tidy.

For additional questions on garage sales, contact the Planning Department’s Zoning & Residential Code Office at (505) 924-3850, or visit: https://www.cabq.gov/planning/planning-faqs/code-enforcement-faqs .”

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