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Overland Avenue commented on Lisa Morocco's event Take Me Home Days Pet Adoption
"This is such a great event!  Many wonderful pets were adopted last year, so let's make this even better!  Thank you, Lisa, for showcasing this event, and thanks to the tireless Westside Neighborhood Council and Westside Pavilion."
Sep 25, 2013
Overland Avenue is attending Lisa Morocco's event

Take Me Home Days Pet Adoption at Westside Pavilion 1st Floor in front of Macy's

September 14, 2013 from 1pm to 4pm
The Westside Neighborhood Council, in partnership with Westside Pavilion, are holding a series of pet adoption days to showcase local pet rescue groups. Every Saturday in September we will feature a different local group. Stop by Westside Pavilion to find out about volunteer opportunities at theses shelters or to find a new member of your family!There are so many wonderful dogs, cats and even bunnies who would love to find a new forever home with you! Check it out!See More
Sep 25, 2013
barney desimone commented on Overland Avenue's blog post Westside Neighborhood Council -- Bike Lanes On Westwood?!?
"All symptoms of the engineered downgrade of the standard of living. Remember the images of the poor Chinese riding bikes in massive herds that we used to see back in the 80's. That's going to be us. Welcome to the future. If you can…"
Feb 17, 2013
Dylan commented on Overland Avenue's blog post Westside Neighborhood Council -- Bike Lanes On Westwood?!?
"Samantha, I just wanted to pass on a couple of links in case you hadn't considered this. Current trends indicate that, more than likely, your kids will one day be biking or walking at least part of their commute. I don't have a point to…"
Feb 17, 2013
barney desimone commented on Overland Avenue's blog post Westside Neighborhood Council -- Bike Lanes On Westwood?!?
"That would be about right. Car travel by the common man is to be discouraged. It's not a family friendly concept, but then population reduction is the ultimate aim. Less people means less carbon output and environmental damage. These people are…"
Feb 16, 2013
barney desimone commented on Overland Avenue's blog post Westside Neighborhood Council -- Bike Lanes On Westwood?!?
"I like to ride a bike too. It's just not pracitcal transportation for most people. For the larger agenda Google Agenda 21 ( the Agenda for the 21st Century ) and ICLEI. There are some interesting You Tube clips if you don't have time to…"
Feb 16, 2013
barney desimone commented on Overland Avenue's blog post Westside Neighborhood Council -- Bike Lanes On Westwood?!?
"Common sense Samantha. I agree with everything you said. You took into account the actual reality on the streets and the actual mentality of the majority of the people who use them. The bike crowd do seem to have an attitude that they are morally…"
Feb 16, 2013
Dylan commented on Overland Avenue's blog post Westside Neighborhood Council -- Bike Lanes On Westwood?!?
"Samantha, I ride a bike to work. I don't feel holy about it. I never think about the environment while I'm riding. I simply enjoy it personally. I drive too. Your generalizations are simply inaccurate. Have you tried biking?"
Feb 15, 2013
Calla Wiemer commented on Overland Avenue's blog post Westside Neighborhood Council -- Bike Lanes On Westwood?!?
"There was a good turn out at the Council meeting in support of bike lanes.  That die-hard bikers such as myself spoke in favor was not surprising.  What was surprising was that many people who are not now biking Westwood Blvd said they…"
Feb 15, 2013
michael derek mccoy commented on Overland Avenue's blog post Massage Parlors in Picwood
"I have noticed quite a few massage parlors,and pot places. We have to put a stop to these types of businesses, before it's to late. It sends the wrong message. "
Feb 14, 2013
barney desimone commented on Overland Avenue's blog post Westside Neighborhood Council -- Bike Lanes On Westwood?!?
"Dylan, my objection to bike lanes on Westwood is not a matter of "personal taste" as you stated. It's a matter of safety. That's point number one. Don't put words in my mouth. If we're going to have an intelligent…"
Feb 14, 2013
Calla Wiemer commented on Overland Avenue's blog post Westside Neighborhood Council -- Bike Lanes On Westwood?!?
"As someone who both bikes and drives Westwood regularly, I know the current system does not work well for either mode of transport.  It's harrowing being on a bike and frustrating being in a car stuck behind a bike.  LA County Bicycle…"
Feb 14, 2013
Dylan commented on Overland Avenue's blog post Westside Neighborhood Council -- Bike Lanes On Westwood?!?
"For the record, I am a person who bikes on Westwood, and it is scary sometimes. I am not a "developer." The only development I support is for safe streets for people of all ages and all modes of transportation. The image of a 1950s-esque…"
Feb 14, 2013
Eddie North-Hager commented on Overland Avenue's blog post Westside Neighborhood Council -- Bike Lanes On Westwood?!?
"Traffic is at such a terrible level in the area that we need to start thinking about how to deal with it. And it's not by just having more lanes for cars."
Feb 14, 2013
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Feb 14, 2013
barney desimone commented on Overland Avenue's blog post Westside Neighborhood Council -- Bike Lanes On Westwood?!?
"It might be a good time to discuss increased congestion in the area overall due to the effects of the Expo Line. There is a station planned at Westwood and Exposition that will bring increased foot traffic ( bikes piggybacking also possible ).…"
Feb 14, 2013

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Massage Parlors in Picwood

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 7:31pm 1 Comment

Like the proliferation of mattress stores, we now have a proliferation of massage parlors.

 

These are NOT allowed in the Neighborhood Oriented District (NOD) that runs along Pico and up Westwood.

 

Some are perfectly legit, if they were allowed, but they are not.  And some of them, most notably the most recent addition across from the Landmark, may be something "more" than massage, at least according to a few websites and Craigslist.

Westside Neighborhood Council -- Bike Lanes On Westwood?!?

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 7:26pm 19 Comments

Please come to the Westside Neighborhood Council meeting this Thursday evening at 7 p.m.

 

There will be someone from the LA Bike Coalition discussing proposed bike lanes on Sepulveda, Westwood, and Avenue of the Stars -- something that is scheduled for hearing on February 19th.

 

We love cycling and want to create a bike network on the Westside, but anyone who walks or drives down Westwood between Pico and Santa Monica knows that taking out lanes, or parking, or…

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Pico Repaving -- At Last! February 25th & 26th

Posted on February 12, 2012 at 7:28pm 0 Comments

Last year Pico was repaved from Beverly Glen to Westwood.  The balance, to the 405 was put "on hold" while there is bridge widening and other improvements going on under the 405 at Pico.

The good news is that the section of Pico between Westwood and Sepulveda will now be repaved (Sepulveda to the 405 must wait until the bridge and other roadwork is completed).  The re-paving will be done over the weekend of February 25th in order to reduce business impacts, traffic disruption, and…

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Westside Mobility Plan -- Meeting Updates!

Posted on November 3, 2011 at 9:51am 0 Comments

Westside Mobility Study Update 

Shape the Future of Westside Commuting…
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We are very pleased to announce the start of our 5th Storytelling Season with the return of our very own WOMEN'S VOICES in another fantastic show, titled "Kinfolkare Our Village". Experience the rich heritage of the spoken word tradition with this…See More
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Orli Belman's blog post was featured

Watch Willy Wonka Under the Stars Tonight at Palms Park

Join your friends and neighbors for a night time screening of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.When:  dusk, Wednesday, August 6Where: Palms Park, 2950 Overland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064No charge for attending. Bring your own chairs and…See More
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Los Angeles Summer of Learning comes to the West Side

Mayor Eric Garcetti, in partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy, JPMorgan Chase & Co., The California Endowment, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, have launched of the Los Angeles…See More
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Watch Willy Wonka Under the Stars Tonight at Palms Park

Join your friends and neighbors for a night time screening of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.When:  dusk, Wednesday, August 6Where: Palms Park, 2950 Overland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064No charge for attending. Bring your own chairs and…See More
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Los Angeles Summer of Learning comes to the West Side

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