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…Continue
Added by Orli Belman on April 10, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Rancho Park Online on April 8, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
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 have.
Added by Risa Okin on April 7, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
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.
Added by Orli Belman on April 7, 2011 at 12:12am — No Comments
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…Continue
As part of my efforts to stay local and get back in shape, I have been attending a morning bootcamp in Rancho Park for the last week or so. It is called Boot Camp 90210 but don't let the name fool you, the classes are held behind the baseball fields, near where the dogs run their obstacle courses, in the back of Rancho Park. Trainer Chuck leads this ladies-only class with no yelling and screaming…Continue
Laduree Hair Salon is so close to my house, I can walk there. But if that doesn't work out, they have parking in the back. I first discoved this Rancho Park hair salon because I was heading north up Westwood Blvd on a Friday evening and needed to find somewhere that would blow dry my hair for an event I was on my way to attend. Owner Rayn fit me in and has contined to do so even though I have never made an appointment more than a…Continue
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Big decisions affecting Rancho Park, Cheviot Hills and the entire Westside are slated for Friday, March 18, involving the Expo Line and its two Rancho Park stations. Up for consideration -- whether to use city funds to elevate the Sepulveda Blvd station and whether a park or parking lot will be built at the Westwood Blvd. station…
Added by Orli Belman on March 17, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments
Part of the area anyway. . . .
The area South of Pico, adjacent to Overland Avenue, was owned by Ferdinand R. Bain, head of Southern Counties Gas Co., who came to California from New York in 1911.
Bain built a colonial mansion at the top of what was then called "Overland Hill" and named his 90 acre estate "Rancho La Lomita" (Little Hill Ranch). The property was used as a dairy farm (Jersey cows). There was a creek running just south of the Exposition…Continue
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Great Indian food at this Pico dining spot and they don't bat an eye or tack on a fee when you bring your own wine. I'll drink to that!…Continue
Check out the flier for my latest four writing workshops!…
More history will follow by the historians of the Overland Avenue Community, including what the original name was for Olympic Blvd, west of Beverly Glen, but the following, from the Los Angeles Times, April 4, 2004, will give you all a flavor for the beginnings of our little community:
April 04, 2004|H. May Spitz | Special to The Times
Once an area dominated by…Continue
For all you dog lovers --
March 13, 2011
Woofstock 90210, a free community event for both pets and their owners, is back in 2011. The pet extravaganza will be held at “Wiggly Field” in Roxbury Park on Sunday, March 13 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm and will include a pet parade, guest celebrities, adoptable pets, K-9 demonstrations and pet-related entertainment and vendors. Well-behaved…
Added by Overland Avenue on March 9, 2011 at 7:19am — No Comments
I asked how that compares and the nice poll worker ladies said - There are about a 1,000 registered voters.
I'm no math major but that's about 5 percent. Not enough.
People are dying in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and lots of other places for the right to elect…Continue
Added by Rancho Park Online on March 8, 2011 at 2:43pm — No Comments
Important decisions affecting the design and construction of the Expo Line Light Rail are coming up fast. This month, the Expo Board may vote on whether or not to incorporate a parking lot as part of the Westwood Station, which is expected to one of the busiest on the line. The current plan calls for building 170 parking spaces with an additional option to forgo the parking, and use it for park space. Sepulveda Blvd, about half a mile away, will have a parking lot.
Added by Rancho Park Online on March 5, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
There aren’t 99 bottles of beer on the wall at Steingarten LA, which just opened March 1 here in Rancho Park, West LA,…Continue