The Mayor will be in Mar Vista tonight to discuss his "Back to Basics" agenda. Here are the details and a form to RSVP. If anyone goes, please post an update here.
Mar Vista Recreation Center
11430 Woodbine St…
Added by Orli Belman on February 26, 2014 at 4:58pm — No Comments
We've been spending a lot of time on Sawtelle Blvd recently. It's walking distance, buzzing at night and emerging as one of LA's best dining streets. I still have yet to get a table at the no-take out Tsujita or the Tsujita Annex. And judging by where they rank on this Los Angeles…Continue
Added by Orli Belman on January 9, 2014 at 12:03pm — No Comments
Just saw today that the old Boston Market space across from Westside Pavilion is going to be an Einstein Brothers Bagels opening on Jan 6th it looks like.
Since the Expo Line opened, people who live within a half mile of a station are driving 10 - 12 fewer miles each day, according to a new USC study looking at before and after impacts of the light rail line.
Among the report’s findings:
• Residents living near Expo Line stations produced about 30 percent less carbon emissions from their vehicles after the opening of the rail line than did residents living farther from the stations.
• Those living near the Expo Line…
Added by Orli Belman on December 16, 2013 at 10:53am — No Comments
Wondering about middle school? Head to the Palms-Rancho Park Library tonight from 6:00 - 7:00 pm to hear from area middle school representatives from Palms, New West Charter, City Charter School, Emerson and Paul Revere.
I don't usually think of car companies for food reviews but General Motors is getting into the content creation craze and has put together this list of West Los Angeles ramen restaurants that has me wanting some warm noodles on this relatively cool fall day. I'm at work so I don't have a Pho-to (get it? Pho!) of any noodles to add but if anyone is in the…Continue
Added by Orli Belman on September 26, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
This just in...
The California Supreme Court says Expo Line Phase Two construction can proceed without any further study. The court affirmed the appeals court's Expo Line decision and denied Neighbors for Smart Rail's petition to have the line's environmental impacts restudied.…Continue
Rancho Park's skies are home to a great fireworks show thanks to our neighbors at the Hillcrest Country Club. Launch time is 9:00 pm but the lawns and fields at the across the street Cheviot Hills/Rancho Park are open for kickball, frisbee, picnics and family fun. Rancho Park residents, where will you be this Fourth of July?…Continue
Added by Orli Belman on July 3, 2013 at 9:54am — No Comments
Palms Park will be showing free movies under the stars this summer. The fun, sponsored by the Westside Neighborhood Council, begins Wednesday, June 26 with Despicable Me beginning at dusk (8-8:30 pm).
Bring blankets and chairs. Popcorn, hot chocolate and candy can be purchased.
Upcoming dates and movies:
July 10, Casper
July 24, Up
August 7, E.T.
For more info click…Continue
Added by Orli Belman on June 25, 2013 at 5:20pm — No Comments
Added by Orli Belman on June 7, 2013 at 7:19am — No Comments
Palms Park, nestled between the Palms Rec Center and Library on Overland and the under-construction tracks of the Expo Line, has been closed for months and months and months, walled off behind forbidding fences. Last week, it opened again in a discreet…Continue
Added by Eric Mankin on May 31, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
The Los Angeles Fire Department CERT Unit is hosting today's Sidewalk CPR Da…Continue
Added by Orli Belman on June 4, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
This Memorial Day weekend, local Rancho Park brownie troops joined with other area Girl and Boy Scouts to honor those who served our country by participating in a flag planting ceremony at the Los Angeles National Cemetary in Westwood.…Continue
Added by Orli Belman on May 27, 2013 at 12:49pm — No Comments
Tomorrow's election day. We've been bombarded with mail and tv, millions of dollars worth, and it still seems to me (and I usually try to follow these things) about very few tangible effects for the neighborhoods.(Interestingly, almost all the millions on the mayoral campaign have come from our neighbors on the westside.) The differences between the mayoral candidates are…Continue
Added by Eric Mankin on May 20, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
It's located in Santa Monica but it's a big hospital Rancho Park adjacent, and it's just undergone a total architectural overhaul largely funded by Patrick Soon Shiong, an LA billionaire with an amazing background. (Briefly: Chinese parents, born in South Africa, educated in Canada, became a surgeon in LA, got UCLA professorship, resigned UCLA professorship to found startup which exploded, now may be richest man in town, …Continue
Added by Eric Mankin on May 19, 2013 at 4:31pm — No Comments
Westwood Blvd has been designated a backbone of the LA 2010 Bike Plan Network and targeted for the extension of now fragmentary bike lanes.
The many cyclists who ride this corridor everyday, along with those would-be cyclists who have been afraid to get out there under current conditions, have welcomed this news. The stretch between Santa Monica and Pico presents particularly dangerous conditions for cyclists as now configured. This…Continue
The utilities in the Cheviot / Rancho area are old and outdated resulting in outages like we had earlier this week. A whole house serge protector provided by DWP will prevent electrical panel burn outs caused during incidents like the one this week. DWP will install a protector when the power enters your home. The added charge is around $3.99 a month extra. Our oven panel burned out several times and the appliance repair company recommended a house surge protector. . We haven't had…Continue
Following the very exciting 4:30am power surge(s) yesterday, some folks in our neighborhood are still without power. DWP trucks were parked along Veteran at Brookhaven this morning, presumably working on the problem. Neighbors report varying degrees of damage ranging from fried tankless water heaters and microwaves, to non-functioning outlets and fritzed-out X-boxes. In our house a number of bulbs blew out, outlets fried, and appliances are malfunctioning (including our bedroom ceiling fan…Continue
Added by Orli Belman on May 6, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments