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Proposed Zoning Change Decreasing Property Values in our Neighborhood Could be Effective Mid-March

On February 12, 2015, the City of Los Angeles for the first time publicly issued a proposed interim control ordinance, prohibiting the issuance of building permits for home construction in our area for up to two years if certain restrictions are not followed.  These restrictions include removing the 20% bonus density so that homeowners will only be able to build up to 50% of their lot size, as well as counting mandatory covered parking, detached accessory buildings, porches, patios, and…

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Added by Diane Gross on February 25, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Nordstrom is Leaving the West Side Pavillion for Century City in 2017

The rumors are true.

Nordstrom announced yesterday that after 30 years in the area, they are leaving their anchor location at the West Side Pavillion…

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Added by Orli Belman on February 25, 2015 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

Graduate Research: Walkability & Quality of Life Survey

Hello to the Rancho Park Online Community

Per the request of your Facebook and website coordinator, I'm posting this outreach in hopes of gathering feedback from your neighborhood.

My name is Elizabeth Bogumil and I am a Master’s student in Sociology at California State University Northridge.  As part of the requirements for my M.A. program and Thesis I am conducting research examining the relationships between community walkability, attachment to place, sense of community and…

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Added by Elizabeth Bogumil on February 24, 2015 at 7:07pm — 1 Comment

Rancho Park's Toddle Tunes New Policy: Only Vaccinated Children Can Attend Classes

In what may be a first for a child-focused business, Rancho Park music school Toddle Tunes announced on Tuesday evening that unvaccinated children will no longer be permitted to attend classes, unless they have a medical reason for not being vaccinated. Calling the health and safety of students, infants and pregnant mothers their number one priority, the company posted the following statement on their Facebook page:…

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Added by Orli Belman on February 4, 2015 at 1:13pm — No Comments

2015 West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Business Directory & Community Guide Available Online - Features Rancho Park and Rancho Park Online

Celebrating 70 years of service, the West LA Chamber of Commerce has released their 2015 Business Directory and Community Guide.

Thepublication, available in hard copy and …

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Added by Orli Belman on February 4, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Living Room Now Open!

We are now open at 2234 S. Sepulveda Blvd. in between Pico & Olympic. We offer an array of original, sexy, finely wrought items, including tables, chairs, couches, beds, table and floor lamps, rugs, accessories and art. Most of our furnishings and decorative items are custom-made locally, though we also carry a number of vintage pieces – as well as some distinctive imports (none of which are assembled in sweatshops).…

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Added by Steve Melendrez on December 29, 2014 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Palms Park Parenting Workshop

Palms Park Rec Center is hosting a parent support workshop with child-rearing expert Karen Dudley tomorrow at 6:30 pm. Space is limited. See below for sign up details.…

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Added by Orli Belman on December 1, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Holiday Ballet Performance Not to be Missed!

Come get in the holiday spirit and show your support for the arts!



Save the date and spread the word. The Yuri Grigoriev School of Ballet (YGSB) Winter Afternoon of Dance performance will be held Saturday, December 20th at the Smothers Theater at the gorgeous Pepperdine campus in Malibu. Performances will be held at 12:00p.m. and 4:00p.m. Get in the…

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Added by Adrienne Luce on November 30, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Vote Today - Find Your Rancho Park Polling Place

Don't forget to vote today.

If you don't know the location of your polling place, you can look it up here.

Added by Orli Belman on November 4, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Rancho Park's Pico Playhouse To Premiere "Adventures in Candyland" - A Play By Kids for All Ages to Enjoy

Saturday, November 1 marks the sold-out world premiere of "Adventures in Candyland", a  sugary saga written, performed and produced by a group of students from Overland Avenue Elementary School.

The delicious drama features friends on a journey, goblins up to no good, and royalty in peril.

The …

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Added by Orli Belman on October 29, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Eat at Pitfire Pizza on Westwood Blvd Thursday 10/23 Good Food for a Good Cause

Join us for a Night of Great Food, Friends, Family and Fundraising

 

Who: Everyone is welcome.

 

What: Support the  Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES is an LAUSD public middle and high school) while you and your family enjoy delicious artisan pizzas, fresh chopped salads made with locally grown ingredients, fantastic pasta and paninis!

When: 5:00 – 9:00 pm, Thursday, October 23. Arrive anytime…

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Added by Orli Belman on October 17, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

The Book Truck at Children's Book World - Bring or Buy Books for Underserved Teens

Children's Book World Rancho Park's Children's Book World and The Book Truck are holding a teen book drive to reach readers all across Los Angeles. Stop by tomorrow to donate new or gently used books to this great cause.…

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Added by Orli Belman on September 26, 2014 at 8:53pm — No Comments

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 6

Where: Palms Park, 2950 Overland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064

No charge for attending. Bring your own chairs and blankets. Popcorn and candy can be purchased.

Added by Orli Belman on August 6, 2014 at 10:19am — No Comments

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 Summer of Learning program, a citywide initiative to keep youth engaged in learning this summer. 



Los Angeles youth age 3 - 24 can access 100 valuable learning opportunities online and in person at City parks and libraries, LAUSD schools,…

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Added by Susan von Seggern on July 17, 2014 at 2:37pm — No Comments

beware- scammer here

this comment was left on my profile here- can he be blocked from this site? obviously a phisher of some sort 

Good Day,

How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on:( mr.frankkwabena0033@yahoo.com.hk ) for the full…

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Added by denise sweeney on July 3, 2014 at 6:36am — 2 Comments

Rancho Park's Best Spot for Fireworks

Head to Cheviot Hills Park on this Fourth of July to for a low-key, crowd-free celebration courtesy of the Hillcrest Country Club. You may have to be a member to golf there but the club's annual fireworks display lights up the Rancho Park sky for all to see. The best seats in the house are free - across the street at Cheviot Hills Park on Motor Ave, just south of Pico.

The fireworks begin at 9:00 pm but the fun starts earlier. You can bring picnics, blankets, sports equipment…

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Added by Orli Belman on July 2, 2014 at 7:45pm — No Comments

President Obama to Visit West Los Angeles

May 7, 2014 - LAX & Bel Air…

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Added by Orli Belman on May 6, 2014 at 4:28pm — No Comments

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 community and how you can help to improve the quality of life in West LA. 

If you can't attend the meeting, join WOWHOA and support the outstanding advocates working to make our community the best it can be!

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Added by Adrienne Luce on March 3, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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Proposed Zoning Change Decreasing Property Values in our Neighborhood Could be Effective Mid-March

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Proposed Zoning Change Decreasing Property Values in our Neighborhood Could be Effective Mid-March

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