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KPCC presents Unheard LA: The stories of where you live

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Added by Miyuki Miyagi on April 17, 2017 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Editorial - The VA and the neighbors in West L.A. have started helping homeless vets; when will Congress do its part?

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Added by Sarah Bullion on September 8, 2016 at 12:18pm — No Comments

L.A. lawmakers plan to grandfather in hundreds of granny flats

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Added by Sarah Bullion on September 1, 2016 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Expo Line trains regularly run behind schedule, posing a challenge for Metro

Ben Poston and Laura J. Nelson


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Added by Sarah Bullion on August 29, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

LA Rams Hiring Event

Added by SPMG Media on July 2, 2016 at 10:25pm — No Comments

The Expo Line Service Starts Friday, May 20 for Culver City, Palms, Rancho Park, West LA and Santa Monica

Phase Two of the Expo Line opens for business on Friday, May 20. 

Metro is offering free rides beginning noon on Friday and all day Saturday. 

Steve Hymon at Metro's The Source posted this great guide with info on everything you need to know about the Culver City to Santa Monica Extension, including recommendations to visit the Apple Pan and the Motor Ave Farmer's…

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Added by Orli Belman on May 19, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Why So Many Mattress Stores?

I've always wondered why we have so many mattress stores on Pico Blvd. in Rancho Park and West LA.

t turns out mattress stores are a big business that is only growing. The news program Marketplace has provided some answers, which I have summarized here:

We buy them more often, we want to test them out in person, they are inexpensive to run, and concentrations of them…

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Added by Orli Belman on May 3, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Expo Line to Santa Monica to Begin Service May 20

All aboard! The Expo Line officially opens on May 20. 

Metro's The Source Blog has all the info (or at least 17 things) you need to know about this new service. Here are a few of them. Read Steve Hymon's post for the full list.

•This is the first…

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Added by Orli Belman on February 25, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Expo Bike Path Meeting, Wednesday, Jan 13 at Palms Park Library, to Discuss Closing the Northvale Gap

The bike path running along the Expo Line has an over half a mile gap here in Rancho Park, between Overland and Motor Avenues.

Tomorrow, the public is invited to a meeting community meeting to provide input on how to close what is called the Northvale Gap.

Here are the details from the LA Department of Transportation:



Expo-Northvale Bicycle Path Open House

Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library – Meeting Room [2920 Overland Ave, Los Angeles]

January 13th, from 6 to…

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Added by Orli Belman on January 12, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Holiday Lighting Contest

After delicious holiday baking, my second favorite part of the Holidays is seeing how everyone decorates!  This season, in honor of sparkling lights everywhere,  my company is giving away $1,000 in prizes to homeowners who go the extra mile including a $500 cash payout for first place!  

You can enter for free on our website, link below, or contact me anytime with questions.  …

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Added by Jessica D. Winstead on November 12, 2015 at 1:04pm — No Comments

UCLA to Build Private Middle School and High School in Westwood with $100 Million Gift from Geffen

Billionaire David Geffen is giving UCLA more money  - $100 million more - to build a private school in Westwood that will serve children of UCLA faculty and staff as well as children from the wider Los Angeles area.

The reported goal is an economically and ethnically diverse student body reflecting…

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Added by Orli Belman on November 12, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Westside pavilion *updated with comment from mall management

I was at Westfield shopping town in century city the other day and was speaking to one of the mall attendants about the renovations. Was told that Westside pavilion is going To be closing and Nordstrom moving to century city. Was wondering if anyone has further info on whether WPavilion is in fact going to close once nordstroms moves in 2017.

Added by Sueska on September 17, 2015 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

#Cat Chronicles Creamy Cat Available for Adoption

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Neighborhood Abandoned Cat Creamy that was rescued off the street is in a foster home with a kind neighbor and her 21 yr old female cat who is not accepting him at all. Creamy is looking for a quiet home and a patient owner who will just let him be himself. He is not a lap cat but…

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Added by Jenelle Jones on August 16, 2015 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Westwood Greenway…Open Space next to the Expo Line

If you go by the Expo Line construction in Rancho Park/West LA you’ll see test trains, new crossing gates, and lots of construction vehicles and workers between Overland Ave. and Westwood Blvd.  This wide swath of public land has been a staging area for the Phase 2 construction and is now a dumping ground for extra asphalt, unused catenary poles, and broken-down equipment.

However, a group of dedicated community members has been looking beyond the construction and envisioning the…

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Added by Sarah Hays on July 2, 2015 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Another Angle on Our Drought

Californians keep hearing about the drought all over the news and lots of us have taken steps to address this dire situation but as we already know, there's still plenty of room for improvement.  

Wanted to share this fun infographic created by SERVIZ, an on-demand home services booking tool, because it addresses how certain cities in California are handling their water usage at the local level, plus has some home conservation tips that everyone should be implementing if they're not…

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Added by Jessica D. Winstead on June 29, 2015 at 10:12am — No Comments

Overland Traffic Safety on NBC News

Last week an accident on the corner of Overland and Esther led to a car landing on its side on the sidewalk. Some residents feel Expo Line construction, specifically the the loss of a curbside parking lane along Overland may be partly responsible for the crash.

NBC 4 spoke to parents…

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Added by Orli Belman on May 28, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Vote for Rancho Park today!

To find out where you vote, click here -https://www.lavote.net/locator/ - and put in your address. 

If you want your elected representative to care about your concerns and the issues in your community, you need to vote. 

Five percent of eligible voters decide the election and the areas they represent get more attention. Your vote helps those who are working to improve the community because it shows the people…

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Added by Eddie North-Hager on March 3, 2015 at 8:23am — No Comments

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

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