This is a post from last year, but I am reposting it today as I have gotten reports of coyote sightings and heard about several neighborhood cats who may have been killed by coyotes in recent weeks.
I've been getting a lot of emails about coyotes attacking cats and dogs in and around Rancho Park. Here are some safety tips courtesty of the Westwood South of Santa Monica Homeowners…Continue
This heads-up comes from my good friend and former colleauge, Karen Foshay, who brings her award-winning investigative…Continue
First The Wellesbourne and now Steingarten LA! Rancho Park is making up for lost nightlife with some high-concept themed bars and restaurants. Steingarten LA, which is taking over the old Kay n Dave's location on Pico Blvd., describes itself as a German inspired restaurant and biergarten in West Los Angeles. When they…Continue
If your kids attend one of the public or private schools in and around Rancho Park, then you may already be familiar with the Westside Pavillion's School Cents Program, which gives area schools from $350 to $3000 in prize money based on which school collects the most points during the school year, from Sept 15, 2010 to May 15, 2011.
No surprise that you earn points by spending money…Continue
My hyperlocal year continues with dinner with friends at La Serenata Gourmet, a Rancho Park institution serving up some of the city's best Mexican food. Who knew spinach sauce could taste so good! I am glad I can walk here from my house, but a meal here is worth the trip even if you have…Continue
Now it is official. For the portion of the Expo Line that starts in Culver City and runs through Cheviot Hills, Rancho Park, West LA to Santa Monica, the MTA's Expo Authority will award the design-build contract to Skanska/Rados a joint venture involving Skanska USA Civil West, a subsidiary of Skanska USA, and Steve P. Rados Inc., based in Santa Ana. The contract is expected to be officially awarded at the March 18 Expo Authority board meeting.
An initial review had raised…Continue
Gyu-Kaku West LA on Pico is officially my kids' new favorite restaurant and I'm not just saying that because it is right here in Rancho Park. They were so excited at the prospect of making smores right at our table, they gobbled down all their steak, shrimp, chicken, broccoli, sweet potatoes and zucchini…Continue
I stopped by Sew Modern's Grand Opening yesterday and am really excited about this bright, sunny store in our neighborhood. I do hope we will all soon be crafting our own quilts, bags, coats and more here. Debra and I hope to take the handbag making class from 1 - 4 on Sunday, Feb 20. Anyone want to join…Continue
With Phase 2 of the Expo Light Rail crossing through Rancho Park's main thoroughfares of Overland, Westwood, Sepulveda and Sawtelle, we are keenly following any development developments. So thanks to Karen Leonard and Sarah Hays of Light Rail for Cheviot, for this heads-up about the Expo Authority being close to selecting construction joint venture Skanska/Rados for the Phase 2 design-build contract.
Added by Orli Belman on February 1, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments
My Rancho Park hyperlocal year kicked off with drinks at The Wellesbourne on Pico Blvd. First off, thanks to my friends and family who have been troopers when I inform them we can only go out in our West Los Angeles neighborhood of Rancho Park this year. Lucky for us, it really has not felt like a sacrifice. I imagine I will eventually include some of our north of Olympic neighbors, like Westwood and Sawtelle, but for now, I'm enjoying keeping my explorations…Continue
Farm Fresh delivers organic produce from the central valley to my doorstep every other Tuesday. They send a newsletter with recipes for the sometimes exotic fruits and…
Added by Rancho Park Online on January 27, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Here in Rancho Park and Cheviot Hills, we are hearing quite a bit of spin about the proposed bike path to run along Phase 2 of the Expo Line light rail route, which travels through the Westside, from from Culver City to Santa Monica.
At issue is an assertion in the Cheviot Hills Homeowners' Association's Winter newsletter (not online yet) that federal funding has been suspended for this project due to a lawsuit filed by…Continue
Added by Orli Belman on January 26, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments
I'll be at MLK Park on Western from noon to 2 giving away fruit trees. C'mon down.
Added by Rancho Park Online on January 22, 2011 at 9:50am — No Comments
Ever since I filled out my Rancho Park profile, I've been thinking of more fun facts I could have listed for Rancho Park's Best Kept Secrets. So from time to time, I'll be spilling the beans on my favorite Rancho Park finds.
Karen Dudley's Parent and Me Classes at Palms Park Recreation Center
There are certainly pricier classes in town but none…Continue
Added by Orli Belman on January 21, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Since I am spending so much time researching what is going on in Rancho Park these days, I've decided to make 2011 my hyperlocal year, literally. My plan is to have Rancho Park be my one stop locale for as much of my shopping, eating, entertainment, education, health and wellness as is practically possible. For groceries, you'll find me at Trader Joe's on Westwood and National. For exercise, I'll try out some of the many boot camps held in the early mornings at Rancho Park, post some of my…Continue
Added by Orli Belman on January 19, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Today only! Food, a Rancho Park favorite serving up delicious homestyle dishes is offering $20 dollars worth of food for only $10 dollars on Groupon. The discount coupons expire July 18, 2011. But with FOOD now open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm on Saturday and 8:00 am - 3:00 pm on Sunday, there is plenty of time to go in…Continue
It also happens to be one of the most fun.
The Kingdom Day Parade starts at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Western Ave. turns left at Crenshaw and curls back up Leimert…Continue
Added by Rancho Park Online on January 13, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments