July 2011 Blog Posts (9)

Book review: Los Angeles's The Palms Neighborhood

Published in 2009, this book offers lots of pictures and details of the Palms area which 100 years ago was defined as a large area halfway between LA and the beach.  If you are a local, you will enjoy looking at the pictures and imagining what this area looked like years ago.  Wide open spaces, historic houses, two train lines, film studios, floods, factories making pasta and…


Added by Carey Begbie Westerfield on July 23, 2011 at 9:07am — 2 Comments

Summer Writing Camp August Spots Available/Special Discount for Online Members

A few openings left for August Writing Camp!  


Discounts for Rancho Park Online members,…


Added by Risa Okin on July 21, 2011 at 11:33am — No Comments

Expo Line Phase Two Pre-Construction Activities in Rancho Park

Thanks to the folks at the Westwood Garden Homeowners Association who forwarded this clarification about some upcoming Expo Line nighttime work to take place along Expostion at Gateway, Sawtelle, Sepulveda, Westwood Blvds. and Overland Avenue over the next month.
The activities will take place Sunday through Thursdays at night, beginning at 7:00 p.m.. They include cleaning and inspecting of sewer and storm drain pipers and, if I understand the flyer correctly, the creation of…

Added by Orli Belman on July 20, 2011 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Rancho Park's Ice Cream Man Makes Summer Sweeter

Yesterday we bought ice cream from Will, our friendly ice cream man who has been driving up and down the streets of Rancho Park and the Westside for the past nine years. He's always got a smile for the kids and his ice cream truck music takes me back to my childhood every time I hear it. Thanks Will, for the memories and the treats!



Added by Orli Belman on July 13, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

West LA Sanitation Open House this Saturday

Though not in Rancho Park, the West LA Department of Sanitation Yard services our area.  And this Saturday is their open house.  We went a few times years ago and my boys loved it.  Not sure what our plans are for this weekend but we might go again.  Here is the info if anyone is interested:


Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

West Los Angeles District Yard

2027 Stoner Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025



Added by Carey Begbie Westerfield on July 11, 2011 at 5:55pm — 4 Comments

Royalty On Overland Avenue!

The Overland Avenue Community welcomes William and Kate to Los Angeles and to Overland Avenue and Rancho Park!  The Prince was seen by one of the members of Rancho Park Online with his head out the window checking out Overland Avenue!  Check them out in the Black Range Rover as they navigate the turn at Overland.… Continue

Added by Overland Avenue on July 8, 2011 at 5:19pm — 1 Comment

The Royal Couple Visits Los Angles; A few things for William and Kate to do while in LA

Prince William and his wife, Catherine, will be visiting Los Angeles from July 8 to July 10. Their itinerary is packed with official visits, businesses events to encourage U.K. investment, and, inevitably, a charity polo match. But since they’re in town anyway, we thought we’d suggest some other places we think they would like in our fair city.…


Added by Rancho Park Online on July 7, 2011 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Wedensday Night Kid's Club Events at the Westside Pavillion - July 6, Aug 3, Sept 7, Oct 5

With tons of kid's clothing and toy stores, gym and music classes, and those great family bathrooms, the Westwide Pavillion here in Rancho Park is one kid-friendly mall.


They host some fun kid's entertainment on the first Wednesday of each month in the food court. This coming Wednesday, July 6 features a ventriliquist. Hope to see you there.


Added by Orli Belman on July 2, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Outdoor Movie Nights Around Rancho Park This Summer

Last year, our local Palms Park Recreation Center hosted some great outdoor movie nights. Sadly, this year they tell me they likely cannot hold the events due to budget cuts.


CBS Los Angeles put together this…


Added by Orli Belman on July 1, 2011 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

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