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Shaking off complacency

Like countless Angelenos, I’ve been a Lucy Jones fan for years. When it comes to earthquakes, no one conveys information more accessibly—or calms rattled nerves...

Exposing a mountain of deceit

Last month, the Board of Supervisors adopted a widely-hailed, landmark plan to preserve one of our region’s most precious natural resources—the Santa Monica Mountains. Under...

The beauty is in the details

There are moments in my job—special moments—when I know I’m representing not only the interests of people today but also the needs of generations to...

Not just a local hero

For 40 years, Rep. Henry Waxman has represented a wide swath of Los Angeles’ Westside. But the truth is that no single member of Congress...

After Baca, a new start

When Lee Baca announced his retirement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, I was relieved but not surprised. As a colleague and friend, I...

Culver City Times

Celebrate Arbor Day 2014 with Free Mini Tacos from Tito's Tacos

Tito’s Tacos and the Culver City Public Works Department will join forces to celebrate Arbor Day 2014 with a tree planting ceremony outside of the award-winning Mexican food restaurant, tomorrow morning, April 23, from 8 am to 9 am.

The Arbor Day tree will be planted to replace a recently…

Culver City's 3LABS Studio Hosts 27th Annual Los Angeles Modernism Show This Weekend

The 27th Annual Los Angeles Modernism Show & Sale takes place this weekend, April 26th and 27th, at 3LABS Studio in Culver City. Featuring more than 40 national and international exhibitors presenting decorative and fine arts from all design movements of the 20th century, the Los…

6th Annual Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase This Saturday

The Mar Vista Community Council invites you to participate in the FREE 6th Annual Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase on Saturday, April 26th, 2014 from 10 am to 4pm. You can get a preview of some of the gardens…

Some Gifs Celebrating MGM's 90th Anniversary

Last Thursday, April 17, marked the 90 anniversary of Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer Studios, and an industrious fan on Tumbler, Nitrate Diva, took the opportunity to create…

Parcel B Update: "Limbo"

Here's an update (of sorts) from Culver City Councilman Jim Clarke regarding Parcel B, the 1-acre plot in the heart of downtown Culver City. To get caught up, last September the Culver City Successor Agency transmitted a resolution to the State Department of Finance, recommending the sale…

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Hearing on Cutting Down of Crenshaw Trees!

Hello Family,

 

I received this email from Mark Glassock from the CHC:

 

Joint Empowerment Congress West Area/Park Mesa Neighborhood Council Task Forcemore than 150 trees to be cut down on Crenshaw Blvd by mta Let’s build the crenshaw rail without blighting our community SPEAK UP FOR OUR COMMUNITYAttend the Board of Public Works Commission Hearing Monday– April 14, 2014 9:30am

Edward R. Roybal BPW Session RoomRoom 350 City Hall200 North Spring Street Los…

Leimert Park Village African Arts and Music Festival

Does any one know who I can contact about the 2014 Leimert Park Village African Arts and Music Festival? Members of the Los Angeles Cameroonian Community would like to participate in this coming year's event.

Putting more PARK into Leimert Park this SUNDAY during Leimert Park Art Walk

During this coming Sunday's Leimert Park Art Walk, the legendary corner of 43rd and Degnan will go green.

A community coalition that involves Ben Caldwell of KAOS and USC, LA Cultural Affairs and Los Angeles Council District 10 will be installing five re-made street objects between the Vision Theater and Leimert Plaza…

 

Blog Posts

New Candy Pop-Up Shop At The Mall!

Posted by A Real Treat Candy Boutique on February 28, 2014 at 12:00am 0 Comments

Hey Rancho Park, we're an all natural candy boutique that just opened a pop-up shop at the Westside Pavilion inside of the wonderful Jaxx Children's Boutique. None of the candy has corn syrup or artificial colors, and there's lots of options for gluten-free, vegan, kosher, and allergen-free folks. Come sample over 25 different pick-n-mix options, and over a 100 different kinds of caramels, chocolate, lollipops, licorice, taffy, and more!  

Can't wait to see you guys!

Best from,

A Real Treat Candy Boutique

10800 W. Pico Blvd. - Ste 123 (Inside Jaxx Children's Boutique)

Los Angeles, CA 90064

424.272.5416

arealtreat.com

@CandyStoreKid

facebook.com/arealtreat

Westside Town Hall Budget Meeting - Engaging, Informative, and Inspiring

Posted by Adrienne Luce on February 27, 2014 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

More than 200 people packed the Mar Vista Community Center last night for Mayor Garcetti's Budget Town Hall meeting. Daniel Tamm who represents Mayor Garcetti on the Westside (and was the Regional Field Director for Obama) introduced Deputy Mayor Rick Cole (who happens to be the former Mayor of Pasadena, and former City Manager of Ventura and Azusa) who gave a very informative presentation on the City of LA budget. Rick started out by saying, that there are two words to keep in mind when thinking about the City of LA budget:

1. The news is sobering
2. Solutions must be collaborative

Even though the State of CA may have surpluses and seems to have recovered, the City of LA is still facing a shortfall and is very much in recovery mode. 
The $242 million shortfall actually represents only about 5% of the total City of LA budget.
He explained that the two biggest sources of city revenue are sales tax and property tax. Property taxes do not rise significantly and internet sales have impacted retail on the local level. 


Two additional challenges that the City faces are:

1. Pension costs - The City will be paying to restore lost pension money during the Great Recession over the next 30 years

2. Salaries are going up this December after a 3 yr. freeze on raises for city workers



Another challenge is that the city has already made cuts so there is not a lot of fat left to trim. For example the city has already have reduced its…
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West Los Angeles Town Hall with Mayor Garcetti Tonight

Posted by Orli Belman on February 26, 2014 at 4:58pm 0 Comments

The Mayor will be in Mar Vista tonight to discuss his "Back to Basics" agenda. Here are the details and a form to RSVP. If anyone goes, please post an update here.

WHEN
February 26, 2014 at 6pm - 8pm
WHERE

Mar Vista Recreation Center
11430 Woodbine St
Los Angeles, CA 90066
United States

Top Sawtelle Restaurants According to the Los Angeles Times

Posted by Orli Belman on January 9, 2014 at 12:03pm 0 Comments

We've been spending a lot of time on Sawtelle Blvd recently. It's walking distance, buzzing at night and emerging as one of LA's best dining streets. I still have yet to get a table at the no-take out Tsujita or the Tsujita Annex. And judging by where they rank on this Los Angeles Times list, it will probably be even more difficult.

Sawtelle question of the day...Brian's Shave Ice or Blockheads?

Bagels

Posted by John A. Abel on December 24, 2013 at 10:08pm 1 Comment

Just saw today that the old Boston Market space across from Westside Pavilion is going to be an Einstein Brothers Bagels opening on Jan 6th it looks like.

Residents Near Expo Line are Driving Less and Exercising More

Posted by Orli Belman on December 16, 2013 at 10:53am 0 Comments

Since the Expo Line opened, people who live within a half mile of a station are driving 10 - 12  fewer miles each day, according to a new USC study looking at before and after impacts of the light rail line. 

Among the report’s findings:

• Residents living near Expo Line stations produced about 30 percent less carbon emissions from their vehicles after the opening of the rail line than did residents living farther from the stations.

• Those living near the Expo Line stations who were the least physically active before the line’s opening increased their moderate or vigorous physical activity by 8 to 10 minutes per day, as compared to those living farther away.

You can read the full report here.

The study was also covered in the Los Angeles Times.

Middle School Panel at the Palms-Rancho Park Library Tonight

Posted by Orli Belman on October 22, 2013 at 2:36pm 1 Comment

Wondering about middle school? Head to the Palms-Rancho Park Library tonight from 6:00 - 7:00 pm to hear from area middle school representatives from Palms, New West Charter, City Charter School, Emerson and Paul Revere.

http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/middle-school-panel

Noodles Anyone? Check out these West LA Ramen Recommendations

Posted by Orli Belman on September 26, 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments

I don't usually think of car companies for food reviews but General Motors is getting into the content creation craze and has put together this list of West Los Angeles ramen restaurants that has me wanting some warm noodles on this relatively cool fall day. I'm at work so I don't have a Pho-to (get it? Pho!) of any noodles to add but if anyone is in the area, please snap and pic from your favorite Rancho Park, Westwood, or Sawtelle area place and post it here. Hopefully, we'll soon have an album of oodles of neighborhood noodles.

With Expo Line light rail legal issues resolved, attention turns to Expo Line Bike Lanes

Posted by Rancho Park Online on August 25, 2013 at 11:00pm 5 Comments

Though the Expo Line lawsuits seem to have come to an end, bicycle advocates are concerned about bike trails in Cheviot Hills, reports LAStreetsblog.org publisher Damien Newton.

Thought LADOT and federal authorities and "Northvale 7" reached a settlement last year, cyclists are worried about access to the path.

The Westside Neighborhood Council and Council District 5, currently represented by Paul Koretz, will be provided with a presentation and a chance to weigh in on whether or not there should be an entrance to the bike path at Northvale and Dunleer Drive and whether or not the access should be 24 hours.

"The Westside Neighborhood Council isn’t exactly known for it’s support for transportation options," Damien stated. He noted that one member appeared on radio railing against Westwood bike lanes and highlighted Rancho Park Online  member …

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California Supreme Court Denies Neighbor's For Smart Rail's Expo Line Petition

Posted by Orli Belman on August 5, 2013 at 4:00pm 2 Comments

This just in...

The California Supreme Court says Expo Line Phase Two construction can proceed without any further study. The court affirmed the appeals court's Expo Line decision and denied Neighbors for Smart Rail's petition to have the line's environmental impacts restudied.

You can read the ruling here.

The majority of the court actually agreed with NFSR's first claim that the EIR failed to disclose the effects the project will have on existing environmental conditions. However, the court deemed this non-prejudicial to the case.

In a statement on their website, Neighbors for Smart Rail says their attorneys are are reviewing this unique opinion to understand what it means and does not mean.

Streetsblog LA covered the breaking news, with some history on this case, and quoted Expo Construction Authority CEO Rick Thorpe.

“We are gratified that the California Supreme Court has affirmed the lower court rulings," he said.…

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Westside from the LA Times

Acceptance rates at elite U.S. colleges decline

Stanford's acceptance rate was just 5% this year as other prestigious colleges and universities see rise in number of applicants.

Throughout the arduous college application process, Brown University was on the top of Madeline Anderson's wish list. So when the Long Beach high school senior received a rejection from the Ivy League campus, she was disappointed but also knew she had tons of company.

Venice contemporary was haven for Anjelica Huston and her late husband

Anjelica Huston sells the five-story home she shared with sculptor Robert Graham for $11.15 million. It has a 10,000-square-foot art studio.

Actress Anjelica Huston has parted with the five-story contemporary live/work home in Venice that she shared with her late husband, sculptor Robert Graham, for $11.15 million.

Candidate Shriver wants overhaul of L.A. County campaign finance laws

Running for county supervisor, Shriver criticizes a $1.4-million voluntary spending limit as inadequate for reaching voters.

Bobby Shriver, the first Los Angeles County supervisorial contender in 18 years to opt out of voluntary campaign spending limits, is calling for a major overhaul of county election laws, including lifting fundraising restrictions on candidates who use personal wealth to help pay for their campaigns.

Beverly Crest contemporary features indoor-outdoor vibe

The newly built three-story home makes the most of its site with expanses of glass bringing in canyon views.

Set at the end of a cul-de-sac behind glass gates, this newly built three-story contemporary in the Beverly Crest area makes the most of its site with expanses of glass bringing in canyon views. Retractable walls further the indoor-outdoor vibe, opening the house to a wall planted with succulents, an infinity pool and a spa.

L.A. County deputies fatally shoot man by mistake

The TV production assistant was one of two hostages shot as they fled apartment in West Hollywood.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies mistakenly shot two hostages, killing one, earlier this week as the men fled a knife-wielding captor in West Hollywood, officials said Thursday.

EchoParkOnline

All politics are local in Echo Park - Neighborhood Council elections Sat. April 12

Take charge of your community and vote from 10:00am - 4:00pm Tomorrow
  • Edendale Branch Library, 2011 Sunset…

Echo Park: Do you have a story for KPCC's new First Person series?

What does it take to lead a healthy life? How do we build a healthy community? We know we need good clinics and hospitals staffed by skilled professionals to keep us healthy and and treat us when we're not. But it takes a lot more than that. A healthy community has good schools, plentiful park space, healthy food options, minimal pollution, few or no gangs.

Sharing experiences is one way to build a healthier community.…

Bing Bing leads 7 people 21 miles through South Central LA to End Gang Violence on his 24th Birthday (Footage Included)

On January 19th, 2014, Martin Luther King smiled upon the step that 8 individuals took in attempt to fulfill his dream. Pasadena artist Bing Bing led 7 people on a 21-mile trek through some of the nation's…

Annual Posada travels on Sunset from Silverlake to Echo Park this Thursday

26th Annual Aids Posada is December 6, 2013 @ 6:30pm. Community candlelight procession starting at the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic (3324 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A., Calif. 90026)& walking east on Sunset to the Echo Park Methodist Church, headed by mariachis, community members, business owners, & residents sharing their personal…

L.A. SALT: A brand new craft fair coming to Echo Park!

L.A. SALT: a market at the pehrspace
325 Glendale Blvd …
 
 
 

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The Bead Society Spring Bead Bazaar in Culver City at Veterans Memorial Auditorium

April 27, 2014 from 10am to 5pm
Open to the publicAmple free parking$5 entrance feeDownload pdf for a FREE TOTE BAG:http://www.beadsocietyla.org/pdf/BeadSoc_PC_Apr-2014-4C.pdf To join our email list, go to:…See More
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The Bead Society Spring Bead Bazaar in Culver City at Veterans Memorial Auditorium

April 27, 2014 from 10am to 5pm
Open to the publicAmple free parking$5 entrance feeDownload pdf for a FREE TOTE BAG:http://www.beadsocietyla.org/pdf/BeadSoc_PC_Apr-2014-4C.pdf To join our email list, go to:…See More
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Garage Sale Extravaganza!! at 2657 Greenfield Ave.

March 23, 2014 from 10am to 3pm
We have a lot of really great stuff in our garage that we're getting rid of for pennies on the dollar!  For example, great condition K2 26" bicycle, top-rated toddler bicycle seat, custom modern furniture, tools, photography equipment, dog house,…See More
Mar 20
Kathleen Haase's event was featured

Garage Sale Extravaganza!! at 2657 Greenfield Ave.

March 23, 2014 from 10am to 3pm
We have a lot of really great stuff in our garage that we're getting rid of for pennies on the dollar!  For example, great condition K2 26" bicycle, top-rated toddler bicycle seat, custom modern furniture, tools, photography equipment, dog house,…See More
Mar 19
Kathleen Haase posted an event

Garage Sale Extravaganza!! at 2657 Greenfield Ave.

March 23, 2014 from 10am to 3pm
We have a lot of really great stuff in our garage that we're getting rid of for pennies on the dollar!  For example, great condition K2 26" bicycle, top-rated toddler bicycle seat, custom modern furniture, tools, photography equipment, dog house,…See More
Mar 18
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A Week Of French Language Cinema in Los Angeles at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz

March 15, 2014 at 7:30pm to March 20, 2014 at 9:30pm
From March 15 to March 20FRANCE - Saturday, March 15th (Opening reception)Mr Hublot (Academy Award winner for Best Animated Short) by L.Witz & A. EspigaresAdieu Berthe : L'enterrement de mémé by Bruno Podalydès with Valérie LemercierCANADA -…See More
Mar 5
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Be Part of the Solution - Attend the West of Westwood Monthly Meeting TONIGHT @ 7p.m.

The West of Westwood Home Owner's Association will hold its monthly board meeting tonight at 7p.m. in meeting room A behind food court in Westside Pavilion. Come learn about the issues facing our…See More
Mar 3
Melissa Brand is now a member of Rancho Park Online
Mar 3
A Real Treat Candy Boutique's blog post was featured

New Candy Pop-Up Shop At The Mall!

Hey Rancho Park, we're an all natural candy boutique that just opened a pop-up shop at the Westside Pavilion inside of the wonderful Jaxx Children's Boutique. None of the candy has corn syrup or artificial colors, and there's lots of options for…See More
Mar 3
Adrienne Luce's blog post was featured

Westside Town Hall Budget Meeting - Engaging, Informative, and Inspiring

More than 200 people packed the Mar Vista Community Center last night for Mayor…See More
Mar 3

University Park Family

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this weekend at USC

Fourth year on the USC campus expected to draw more than 150,000 attendees

WHAT: The 19th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the largest and most prestigious public literary event in the country.

Visit…

South LA Kids Bike Festival - April 13 - 11a-2p at Foshay Learning Center

Come one! Come all! Foshay Learning Center this

Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 11a-2p

South LA Kids Bike Festival! Fun, Family, Food - FREE!…

BIKE RIDE TO GRAND PARK - DOWNTOWN LA - SUNDAY MARCH 9 @ 11AM

Grand Park Bike Ride Downtown LA/Meet Up: Explore Downtown L.A. on a bike! USC Bicycle Coalition is hosting a group ride on Sunday, March 9th from Exposition Park to Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles. 

The ride is open to all, and is a great chance to safely practice riding on the street with a large group. A small lunch will be provided, to be enjoyed at Grand Park. 

We roll out at 11am from the Expo…

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