February 2013 Blog Posts (7)

KPCC asks: How has mental illness affected your life?

Tragedies like the Sandy Hook shooting strike, and the country turns its attention to mental illness. But this is a conversation that needs to go deeper and last longer. KPCC journalists want Southern California community members to lead the conversation.

Tell us: How has mental illness affected your…

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Added by Ashley Alvarado on February 22, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Bike Lane Draft EIR Goes to Public Hearing

On Feb 19 the LA Department of City Planning held its Westside public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for implementation of the 2010 Bicycle Plan.  The capacity crowd of nearly 100 seemed about evenly divided between yeas and nays, although the nays were certainly rowdier. 

The proposal for floating bike lanes on Westwood Blvd (see my Feb 15…

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Added by Calla Wiemer on February 20, 2013 at 12:35pm — 13 Comments

Westside Neighborhood Council Discusses Bike Lanes for Westwood Blvd

The Council’s Feb 14 meeting featured a discussion of proposed bike lanes for Westwood Blvd.

The discussion kicked off with a PowerPoint presentation by Eric Bruins of the LA County Bicycle Coalition.  For the stretch between Santa Monica and Pico, Bruins pitched a creative proposal involving floating bike lanes as an alternative to the city’s proposal.  A city representative who was present said the city was prepared to support the LACBC proposal and noted such a design has been…

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Added by Calla Wiemer on February 15, 2013 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

Massage Parlors in Picwood

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.

Added by Overland Avenue on February 12, 2013 at 7:31pm — 1 Comment

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

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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Added by Overland Avenue on February 12, 2013 at 7:26pm — 19 Comments

Do you suffer from an 'invisible' condition like migraines or rheumatoid arthritis?

Do you or a loved one suffer from an illness like migraines, rheumatoid arthritis or chronic fatigue syndrome? KPCC reporter José Martinez is working on a series of stories that…

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Added by Ashley Alvarado on February 11, 2013 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Junior's Deli is now Lenny's Deli - Grand Opening Thursday, Feb 7

Junior's Deli on Westwood Blvd. is now Lenny's Deli. Starting Thursday, Feb. 7, the new restaurant at the site of Rancho Park's famed deli will beginning serving staples like pastrami, corned beef, chopped liver and a burger called the Rosenberger.…

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Added by Orli Belman on February 6, 2013 at 9:06am — 2 Comments

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