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Weights And Measures

11012 Garfield Ave., South Gate 90280
Phone (562) 940-8916 (information)
(562) 622-0400 (complaint number – gas stations, scales, meters)
(562) 622-0419 (Metrology laboratory)
(800) 665-2900 (scanner complaints)
Antelope Valley Area (661) 974-8807

Issues registrations and inspects accuracy of all scales and meters used in trade throughout the County; inspects packages at the wholesale and retail levels for accurate quantity and labeling; investigates complaints regarding same. Certification for mass and volume available.

Welfare Fraud

Hotline: Phone (800) 349-9970
Website: http://dpss.lacounty.gov/dpss/fraud/welfare_fraud_home.cfm

Welfare Programs

(See Public Social Services, Department of)

WIC Nutrition Program

Applications: (888) WIC-WORKS or 1(888) 942-9675

Assists pregnant low-income women with health care and nutrition education. Provides vouchers to buy healthy foods for women and their children up to age 5. The Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program is administered by the federal Department of Agriculture.

WIC Nutrition Program

Applications: (888) WIC-WORKS or 1(888) 942-9675
Website: http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/

Assists pregnant low-income women with health care and nutrition education. Provides vouchers to buy healthy foods for women and their children up to age 5. The Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program is administered by the federal Department of Agriculture.

Wildlife Sanctuaries

Parks and Recreation
Phone (661) 944-2743 Information

Acton Wash Sanctuary
Soledad Canyon and Gillespie Avenue, Acton, 93510

Alpine Butte Wildlife Sanctuary –
East Ave. O, Lake Los Angeles 93591
(Between130th Street East & 135th St. East)

Big Rock Wash Wildlife Sanctuary -
11550 East Avenue O, Palmdale, CA 93591
Between 115 and 120 Street, East)

Blalock Wildlife Sanctuary –
14101 Valyermo Rd., East Avenue W, Pearblossom 93553
(Between 141st and 146th St. East)
Butte Valley Wildlife Sanctuary –
Avenue J between 190th & 200th Streets East,
Lancaster, 93534

George R. Bones Wildlife Sanctuary
(Formerly Desert Pines) –
Intersection West Avenue G & 205th Street West
Antelope Valley, 93544

Carl O. Gerhardy Wildlife Sanctuary –
240th St. East and Ave. O, Antelope Valley, 93550
(Between 240th and 250th St. East)

Jackrabbit Flats Wildlife Sanctuary –
116th St. East and Ave. T, Pearblossom 93543

Longview Wildlife Sanctuary
14000 Valyermo Road, Pearblossom, 93553

Mescal Wildlife Sanctuary –
223 Street and Hwy 138, Llano 93544
(Between 238th and 243rd St. East)

Neenach Wildlife Preserve
Adjacent to 210th Street West and West Avenue D
Fairmont, 93536

Theodore Payne Wildlife Sanctuary –
235th St. East, Llano 93544
(Between Ave. U & V / 1 mile north of Palmdale Rd.)

Phacelia Wildflower Sanctuary –
200th St. East & Avenue D, Antelope Valley, 93535

Tujunga Ponds Wildlife Sanctuary –
Tujunga Wash, 210 Fwy. and Wentworth St., Tujunga, 91042

Wills

Superior Court
Phone (213) 830-0850 information
Phone (213) 830-0803 index

Wills are written to direct how a person’s property should be distributed after he or she dies. California’s Probate Code Sec. 6100 et. seq. governs wills and their execution. The Probate Code is available in libraries, many legal self-help manuals, and on the Internet at leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html .

A will must be filed with the probate court within 30 days of notification of the will-maker’s death. To learn whether a probate case has been filed or to obtain a case number, parties may search the case index or call (213) 974-5171 and provide the decedent’s full name and date of death. Once a case number is obtained, it is possible to monitor a case via the court’s website, lasuperiorcourt.org, or by reviewing a case file in the courthouse where it is stored.

Women, Commission for

Rm. B-50, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-1455
Fax (213) 633-5102
Website: bos.lacounty.gov/categories/commissions/laccw/laccw.htm
E-mail: laccw@lacbos.org

Advises the Board of Supervisors and county agencies on issues impacting the status, health and welfare of women, seeking to eradicate prejudice and discrimination based on gender, marital status and sexual orientation; recommends legislation and policies promoting equal rights and improved quality of life for women; researches and investigates conditions which allegedly discriminate against women; facilitates communication between County departments, community groups and organizations on programs and issues affecting women. Sponsors the annual Women of the Year Award and Scholarship Luncheon, which recognizes businesses and community members that encourage better access to information and services toward improving the quality of life for women; administers the Scholarship Program, which awards educational scholarships to girls at risk; and provides referrals to appropriate governmental agencies and community organizations.
The commission reaches out to the community to support, promote and advocate programs and issues of significant priority to women. To volunteer for the commission’s projects, please contact the commission’s office. The commission meets on the second Monday of every month at 10 a.m. in the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration.

Workers’ Compensation

(For County employee-related issues only)
Chief Executive Office
Risk Management Branch
3333 Wilshire Blvd., # 820, Los Angeles 90010
Phone (213) 738-2154

Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Auditor-Controller, Department of
Rm. 515, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone toll-free: (800) 544-6861
Website: lacountyfraud.org
E-mail: hotline@oci.lacounty.gov

Investigates reports of suspected Workers’ Compensation fraud and abuse by County employees and providers.

Workforce Inv. Board, Los Angeles County (LAC-WIB)

Administrative Office
3175 W. Sixth St., Rm. 300, Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 738-2593
Fax: (213) 487-0379
Website: worksourcecalifornia.com/information/wib_LAcounty.htm

Sets policy and provides oversight for workforce investment programs authorized by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998, which are intended to improve the quality of the workforce and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the economy. Programs provide comprehensive employer services, including resources for placing job orders and obtaining referrals, labor market data, information/referral on training resources, and business assistance; and help prepare residents to participate in the workforce, increase their employment and earnings potential, improve their educational and occupational skills, and reduce their dependency on welfare. The programs are funded by the federal and state governments and are implemented through a network of WorkSource Centers in partnership with businesses, community-based organizations, and private agencies.

Zoning Information

Land Development Coordinating Center (LDCC)
Rm. 1360, Hall of Records
320 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-6411
Fax: (213) 626-0434
TDD: (213) 617-2292
Website:  planning.lacounty.gov
E-mail:  zoningldcc@planning.lacounty.gov
Public counter and phone inquiries:
Hours: Mon., Tues., and Thurs. 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.,
Wed. 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Closed Fridays.

Field Offices:

Antelope Valley
335A E. Ave. K-6, Lancaster 93535
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(Must sign-in before 11:30 a.m. for service; Office is subject to early closure on Thursdays, please call to confirm closure time.)
Phone (213) 974-6411

Calabasas
26600 Agoura Rd., Calabasas 91302
Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
(Must sign-in before 10:30 a.m. for service)
Phone (213) 974-6411
Fax (818) 880-6279
East Los Angeles
4801 E. Third St., Los Angeles 90022
Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(Must sign-in before 11:30 a.m. for service)
Phone (213) 974-6411
Fax (323) 267-4422

La Puente
16005 E. Central Ave., La Puente 91744
Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(Must sign-in before 11:30 a.m. for service)
Phone (213) 974-6411
Fax (213) 626-0434

San Gabriel Valley
125 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 91007
Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(Must sign-in before 11:30 a.m. for service)
Phone (213) 974-6411
Fax (213) 626-0434

Santa Clarita Valley
23757 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355-2192
Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(Must sign-in before 11:30 a.m. for service)
Phone (213) 974-6411
Fax (661) 222-2947

South Whittier
13523 Telegraph Rd., Whittier 90605
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(Must sign-in before 11:30 a.m. for service)
Phone (213) 974-6411
Fax (562) 906-8425

Southwest
1320 W. Imperial Highway, Los Angeles 90044
Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
(Must sign-in before 11:00 a.m. for service)
Phone (213) 974-6411
Fax (323) 756-0780