Neighborhood News

  A to Z World Food Database Offers A Taste of the World

With the holiday season fast upon us what better time to pull out a giant cookbook?  AtoZ World Food contains printable traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world in all course categories: appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, and beverages. - If you think that spice is the variety of life and love international cuisine, A to Z World Food has you covered, and all you need is your library card! and get cooking today.

APD Hosting Toy and Sock Drive For Those Less Fortunate

The Albuquerque Police Department needs your help in providing socks and toys for kids in our community this holiday season. APD has partnered with Victory Outreach this December to help youngsters in need, and are asking for donations of new toys and new, packaged socks.  Donations can be dropped off at any APD substation or at APD Headquarters in Downtown. For more information, e-mail Deputy Chief Roger Bañez at: [email protected]

                    No Parking in Bicycle Lanes 
                  Enforcement Starts Next Week

In the coming weeks, the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) will begin enforcing “No Parking in a Bicycle Lane”. Ordinance O-18-14 was passed in June 2018, and goes into effect December 19. However, APD will have a grace period through January 31, 2019, where citizens in violation of the ordinance will only receive a warning; but after that date, citations will be issued. To learn more about the ordinance, visit:

       ONC Seeks Applicants for Managerial Position

The Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC) is hiring for a Manager position! If you or someone you know is interested in working with neighborhoods across Albuquerque, this may be for you! The link to apply is here:

                    Winter Holiday Safety Tips 

This holiday season, don't let the spirit of giving lull you into giving burglars, muggers and pickpockets a better chance to do their dirty work. Crooks love the holidays as much as everyone else, especially because it's an opportune time for crime.  Homes jam-packed with glittering gifts.  Stores, malls and downtown streets teeming with unsuspecting shoppers. People rushing around, stressed out and careless, looking for last-minute gifts, trying to get everything done.  It's enough to make a crook giddy with holiday joy.

Here are some tips on how to celebrate safely this holiday season:

                                    Green Waste Collection

Do you have leaves, brush, or other green waste that needs to be picked up? The Solid Waste Management Department’s Fall Green Waste Collection, last day for Ladera Heights will be Friday, Dec. 14. Solid Waste Customers should have their green waste at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on their regular trash and recycling collection day.

During collection events, please follow these guidelines:

  •    *Green Waste must be 5 feet away from trash/recycling containers.
  •    *Green Waste must be placed in trash bags.
  •    *Trash bags must not weigh more than 40 lbs.
  •    *Cut branches to four-foot lengths and bundle them securely.
  •    *Dirt, debris, gravel, construction material or tree stumps will not        be picked up.
  •    *Do not place green waste in your recycling cart.

         First Wednesday Free at Albuquerque Museum Each Month!

Every first Wednesday of the month is free admission at the Albuquerque Museum. There are many great exhibits there now, as well as permanent exhibits year-round, so this is an excellent opportunity to bring the family! Visit: to learn more.

Start a Neighborhood Watch on Your Block

Fight crime in your block: consider starting a Neighborhood Watch on your block.  This is one of the best ways to reduce crime and get to know your neighbors at the same time.  Contact LHNA and we will assist you in starting a Neighborhood Watch in conjunction with the Albuquerque Police Department.  Once you have set up your Neighborhood Watch Ladera Heights Neighborhood Association will pay for the Neighborhood Watch signs.  Take an active role in creating a safer more secure neighborhood by organizing a Neighborhood Watch on your block. 

Guidelines for starting a Neighborhood Watch



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