April 2011 Blog Posts (12)

LA Times Festival of Books at USC This Weekend

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is coming to our neighborhood and we're all invited.

 

One of Southern California’s most cherished and engaging weekend celebrations kicks off its 16th storied year in a new home on USC’s University…

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Added by Rancho Park Online on April 28, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Children's Book World - Read All About this Local Resource Serving Infants to Young Adults

Children's Book World on Pico Blvd. has been a Rancho Park fixture for almost a quarter century. From its beginings when owner Sharon Hearn sold books out of a garage, the store has grown in size several times over the years, making it possibly the largest children's book store on the West Coast. Yet is has never strayed from its core audience, newborns to eighteen-year-olds.

 

 

Visit  on…

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Added by Orli Belman on April 26, 2011 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Fire Station 92 Company (Fire Truck) Slated for Permanent Removal -- Call to Action!

Reported by Kerry Cavanaugh of the Los Angeles Daily News on April 22, 2011, changes in Los Angeles Fire Department deployment were to be announced yesterday, including the CLOSURE OF ONE OF THE COMPANY FIRE TRUCKS AT FIRE STATION 92 that serves Rancho Park, Cheviot Hills and Century City.

 

As reported by Cavanaugh, Fire Chief Millage Peaks' redeployment plan will permanently and selectively close fire companies based on…

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Added by Overland Avenue on April 23, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Uncovering and recovering the Rancho Park Arcade

 

 

When I stopped by the new Blossom Floral, not only was I impressed with the selection but also what they did with the pedestrian alley between them and…

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Added by Rancho Park Online on April 20, 2011 at 10:09pm — 1 Comment

My Hyperlocal Year: Dinner at The Six Restaurant on Pico Blvd - I Give it a Ten

My husband and I finally had dinner at The Six, on Pico Blvd, just east of Overland. I had a hard time getting my spouse to try the place because seeing the air fries on their menu convinced him that it was actually still Jack Sprats,…

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Added by Orli Belman on April 17, 2011 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Brewery Artwalk this weekend April 16-17

Don't let the name fool you - the Brewery Artwalk is focused on showcasing the art in one of the largest art colonies in the world. The cool thing is that it's in the old Pabst Brewery just northeast of downtown Los AngelesOne of the best events of the year in Los Angeles happens this weekend.

This unguided tour is a maze of artists' lofts like you've never see. There's a restaurant on the sprawling campus that serves beer and wine. There's a library and a…

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Added by Rancho Park Online on April 14, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Rancho Park Residents & Firefighters Featured in Steve Lopez LA Times Article 4/13/11

Thanks to Steve Lopez for highlighting the bureaucracy entailed in local citizens and the Westside Neighborhood Council simply trying to help our firefighters at Station 92 that will ultimately benefit all of us.

 

Special thanks to Rancho Park residents -- Lisa Morocco of the Overland Avenue Community, and Terri Tippit of the West of Westwood HOA & Chair of the WNC; as well as Tract 7260's Mike Eveloff,…

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Added by Overland Avenue on April 13, 2011 at 10:12am — 1 Comment

May Expo Light Rail Phase 2 Design Kick-Off Meetings Scheduled for West LA to Santa Monica Segment

The Expo Construction Authority has scheduled two upcoming meetings for Phase 2 of the Expo Light Rail. The meetings will be an opportunity for community members to meet the construction team and learn about the design process and timeline.

 

The first meeting will be held May 9 at the Santa Moncia and the second here in our Rancho Park/Cheviot Hills neighborhood on May 11.

 

According to the…

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Added by Orli Belman on April 10, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

History and Arnold Palmer makes Rancho Park Golf Course the place to play golf in Los Angeles

Ian Cruickshank, a travel reporter for the Toronto Star, gives top billing to the Rancho Park Golf Course on his short list of where to play golf in Los Angeles.

 

Cruickshank said he was already a fan of Arnold Palmer when he came upon the 18th tee at Rancho Park Golf…

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Added by Rancho Park Online on April 8, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

WESTSIDE SUMMER WRITER'S WORKSHOPS For 2nd-7th Graders

Dear Friends and Neighbors:

 

I am a longtime Calfornia-credentialed teacher who offers writing workshops for elementary and middle school-aged students in my Rancho Park Home.

Please find my attached summer flier and feel free to e-mail with any questions you may…

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Added by Risa Okin on April 7, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

April is Earthquake Preparedness Month - Resources and Tips for West LA

April is National Earthquake Preparedness Month (just in case March didn't scare you into action) and so I am going to do my best to list some local and city resources to help get you and your family as ready as you can be. And hopefully after writing this, I will finish working on our family's disaster plan as well.

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Added by Orli Belman on April 7, 2011 at 12:12am — No Comments

Quidditch in Rancho Park - April 2 - 3, 2011

After reading an article in Friday's the L.A. Times, I took my son and his friend, both devoted Harry Potter fans, over to the field behind the Rec Center on Saturday to see the Western Cup, a real life Quidditch tournament.  11 college teams from up and down the West Coast competed in a tournament where they played the game created by J.K. Rowling and described…

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Added by Cynthia Burstein Waldman on April 4, 2011 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

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