The sad news of Mollie Pearl's passing comes via an email from the Westwood Gardens Neighborhood Association...Here's what they wrote...
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…Continue
Added by Orli Belman on January 9, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments
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.)…Continue
Added by Rancho Park Online on January 3, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Orli Belman on December 21, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Orli Belman on December 21, 2010 at 4:05pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Orli Belman on December 20, 2010 at 9:12pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Orli Belman on November 19, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Added by Rancho Park Online on October 26, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments