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.
Supporters of Law Enforcement in Devonshire raises money for equipment needed by LAPD Devonshire Division, but not provided by the City of LA. Their site lists their accomplishments to date and invite contributions.
Castlebay Lane Elementary School
Located in Porter Ranch this school has earned the California Distinguished School Award with an API of 920 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. The 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 Library
Located on Tampa, the library is open five days a week, offering reading programs and other community events.
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. Currently they have a campaign to build a new Youth Activity Center to be located near Tampa and Parthenia. If you would like to be involved, contact Greg Baker at 818 534-1197.
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, Tamar Galatzan
County Supervisor, District 5, Michael Antonovich
State Senator, District 27, Fran Pavley
State Assemblyman, District 38, Scott Wilk
Congressman, District 25, Buck McKeon
Congressman, District 30, Brad Sherman (West of Moonshine Canyon)
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.
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.
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 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
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
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.
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.