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
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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
Information from the Westside Neighborhood Council:
Santa Monica Big Blue Bus system is planning to discontinue its Route 13 that goes up and down Motor Avenue in Cheviot Hills and services Rancho Park due to low ridership. An informational session will be held on March 3rd from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Palms Library. See link for further information. …Continue
I just signed up and I've got my mug up in this piece already. So where's yours, hmmmm?
Sooo, I have to admit, I'm technically in Palms, but I'm hoping I will be embraced by the RP faithful. I can be your spy in the south and let you know of happenings down here. Here's one little nugget. The Versailles restaurant on Pico at Motor has a big problem. Their big, colorful mural/sign has a typo on it. "Cuban Food at it's Best" See it? haha. They don't seem to have an e-mail contact on…Continue
My Rancho Park hyperlocal year continues with my first-ever visit to Matteo's Hoboken on Westwood. We went on a cold February evening and the hearty Italian (East-Coast Italian) fare hit the spot. On a warmer evening, we would have opted for one of the sidewalk tables. Nice touch - and not something we have enough of here on the Westside.
2323 Westwood Blvd, LA 90064
Added by Orli Belman on February 25, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
Superior Court Judge Thomas McKnew issued a ruling yesterday to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Neighbors for Smart Rail, challenging aspects of the final envirnomental impact report for Phase 2 of the Expo Line, which travels from Culver City through Cheviot Hills and Rancho Park to Santa Monica. You can read the whole decision…Continue
It seems billboard battles are still brewing here in the Rancho Park and Westwood areas. The latest blow is a lawsuit filed by billboard companies seeking to overturn restrictions on digital billboards. I recently got this background and update from the folks over at the Westwood South of Santa…Continue