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Will West LA Have a Bike Path Along the MTA Expo Line? It Depends Who You Ask.

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…

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Added by Orli Belman on January 26, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments

My Racho Park Secrets... #1: F & S Fabrics Notions Department

I love giving and receiving gifts that are tied up with brightly-colored, reusable ribbon.  For years I traveled to Santa Monica to buy ribbon by the yard at Michael's or Jo-Anne's.   Then I discovered the notions department -- specifically the ribbons and trims -- at F & S Fabrics.  The choices are scrumptious and will help to create gorgeous, eco-friendly & reusable wrapping.  Try some hand-dyed silk ribbon to spruce up a package wrapped in a brown paper grocery bag.  Trust me, it'll… Continue

Added by Debra Silverman on January 25, 2011 at 3:19pm — 2 Comments

Fruit Tree Give Away In USC University Park on Sunday

 

I'll be at MLK Park on Western from noon to 2 giving away fruit trees. C'mon down.

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Added by Rancho Park Online on January 22, 2011 at 9:50am — No Comments

Rancho Park Secret Revealed - Karen Dudley's Parent and Me Classes at Palms Rec Center

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.

 

Today's Secret...

 

Karen Dudley's Parent and Me Classes at Palms Park Recreation Center

There are certainly pricier classes in town but none…

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Added by Orli Belman on January 21, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Rancho Park 2011: My HyperLocal Year

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…

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Added by Orli Belman on January 19, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Rancho Park's FOOD - Get Your Groupon Today

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…

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Added by Orli Belman on January 17, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

What do you do when you have Martin Luther King Day off? You see a parade in Leimert Park

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade is one of the most important community events in Los Angeles and celebrates one of the most important men in American history.

 

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…

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Added by Rancho Park Online on January 13, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Remembering Rancho Park Resident Mollie Pearl

The sad news of Mollie Pearl's passing comes via an email from the Westwood Gardens Neighborhood Association...Here's what they wrote...

 

Sad News:

 

We have received word over the holidays that one of our most elderly residents passed away on November 1st. Our Westwood Blvd. neighbor Mollie Pearl was 98 years old. If you remember, she was the lady that was attacked a few years ago, when…

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Added by Orli Belman on January 9, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Crime at historic lows in Rancho Park, Westwood, Cheviot Hills and Mar Vista Los Angeles

Los Angeles ended the year with less than 300 killings – something that hasn't happened since 1967, when the population was almost 30% smaller.

Imagine in 1992, there were more than 3 homicides a day. In 2001 there were two every day. Last year there was less than one. (Great graphics from the LATimes.com below.)…

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Added by Rancho Park Online on January 3, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Wellesbourne, Rancho Park's Newest Bar

The space that used to be Anna's Italian Restaurant has now become The Wellesbourne, an old-English syle pub that is open from 5:00 pm - 2:00 am. The Los Angeles Times' Jessica Gelt was at the "private opening party" last week for the new bar and had…

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Added by Orli Belman on December 21, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Update on Neighbors for Smart Rail Lawsuit

The judge gave an initial ruling to dismiss the NFSR lawsuit but won't have a final decision until early next year. Here's the whole story from Damien Newton at LA Streetsblog who writes: "What this means is that while it’s possible (Judge) McKnew will change his mind, his preliminary research favors Expo’s argument that their environmental studies are adequate to…

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Added by Orli Belman on December 21, 2010 at 4:05pm — No Comments

The MTA Expo Light Rail - Rancho Park's Dividing Line

Rancho Park is divided. Literally.

Train tracks cut through the neighborhood along Exposition Blvd. These tracks used to be part of the Red Car trolley line. And now this MTA-owned land is once again slated to have trains as part of Phase Two of the MTA's new Expo Line. Some residents are excited about the prospect of living close to public transportation, seeing benefits and exciting opportunites. Others see cause for alarm, citing concerns about traffic, safety and the…

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Added by Orli Belman on December 20, 2010 at 9:12pm — No Comments

This Weekend - Last Chance to See Neil Simon's Last of the Red Hot Lovers at the Rancho Park's Pico Playhouse

It's going to be a rainy weekend so why not head indoors to the Pico Playhouse to see one of the few remaining performances of the West Coast Jewish Theater's production of Neil Simon's Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Tickets are still available for the Sunday, Nov 21…

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Added by Orli Belman on November 19, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Haunted house, carnivals and teen dances on Halloween in Rancho Park

Rancho Park's police station is getting a horrific makeover for Halloween.



Take your children to jail at the Haunted House at the WLA Community Police Station Friday and Saturday, October 29 and 30 from 6 to 10pm.



Donate candy/chocolate for community children by dropping off at the front desk, at 1663 Butler Ave.

Last year over 300 families visited for a bit of a scare and lotsa fun.…



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Added by Rancho Park Online on October 26, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

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