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Massage Parlors in Picwood

Like the proliferation of mattress stores, we now have a proliferation of massage parlors.


These are NOT allowed in the Neighborhood Oriented District (NOD) that runs along Pico and up Westwood.


Some are perfectly legit, if they were allowed, but they are not.  And some of them, most notably the most recent addition across from the Landmark, may be something "more" than massage, at least according to a few websites and Craigslist.

Added by Overland Avenue on February 12, 2013 at 7:31pm — 1 Comment

Westside Neighborhood Council -- Bike Lanes On Westwood?!?

Please come to the Westside Neighborhood Council meeting this Thursday evening at 7 p.m.


There will be someone from the LA Bike Coalition discussing proposed bike lanes on Sepulveda, Westwood, and Avenue of the Stars -- something that is scheduled for hearing on February 19th.


We love cycling and want to create a bike network on the Westside, but anyone who walks or drives down Westwood between Pico and Santa Monica knows that taking out lanes, or parking, or…


Added by Overland Avenue on February 12, 2013 at 7:26pm — 18 Comments

Pico Repaving -- At Last! February 25th & 26th

Last year Pico was repaved from Beverly Glen to Westwood.  The balance, to the 405 was put "on hold" while there is bridge widening and other improvements going on under the 405 at Pico.

The good news is that the section of Pico between Westwood and Sepulveda will now be repaved (Sepulveda to the 405 must wait until the bridge and other roadwork is completed).  The re-paving will be done over the weekend of February 25th in order to reduce business impacts, traffic disruption, and…


Added by Overland Avenue on February 12, 2012 at 7:28pm — No Comments

Westside Mobility Plan -- Meeting Updates!

Westside Mobility Study Update 

Shape the Future of Westside Commuting…

Added by Overland Avenue on November 3, 2011 at 9:51am — No Comments

Little Overland Wishes You A Happy Halloween

Don't forget to stop by the Occupy Little Overland encampment of Pumpkins!

Added by Overland Avenue on October 31, 2011 at 7:52am — 2 Comments

Westwood Charter School -- Halloween Hoot!

Mark you calendars for Sunday, October 23, 2011 and don’t miss the annual Halloween Hoot at Westwood Charter. The fun will begin at 10:00 am and last all day until 4:00 pm


This is one of Westwood Charter's biggest fundraisers of the year, and parents and teachers unite in making this a spectacular fun-filled day for kids and…


Added by Overland Avenue on October 19, 2011 at 11:09pm — No Comments

Welcome Curren Price -- We are now State District 30!

District lines were certified on August 15, 2011, and Rancho Park is now COMPLETELY within newly designed State Senate District 30.  Rancho Park residents were previously separated into Curren Price's District 26 and Ted Lieu's District.  Those on Little Overland were in Senator Lieu's District.  Ted Lieu has now taken over District 26, which consists of the coastal area.  Little Overland, our neighbors, and all of the Rancho Park area, both north and south of Pico are all now in District 30,… Continue

Added by Overland Avenue on August 16, 2011 at 7:53am — No 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

Three Officers and a Street -- the Overweight Truck Saga

Ever wonder if those overweight truck prohibition signs you see on Rancho Park streets like Little Overland north of Pico have any impact?  Who is minding that store?  Like the scofflaws who use dead automobiles for storage and illegally park on parkway aprons (that area between the sidewalk and the street), there never seems to be any patrolling, much less ticketing of overweight trucks violating the prohibited weight truck signs on our local streets.


But no more!  The…


Added by Overland Avenue on June 8, 2011 at 7:57pm — 1 Comment

Westside Pavilion Starts "Controlled" Parking June 1st.

For those of you Rancho Park residents who actually drive to the Westside Pavilion, the parking garage will commence issuing parking tickets allowing free parking for three hours only, followed by different pay scales for different activities, with some of the parking costs going up quickly.  Also commencing will be the new parking guidance system, similar to what was installed recently at Santa Monica Place (or the older version at the Century City Mall).  More information can be found at…


Added by Overland Avenue on May 31, 2011 at 7:55am — 4 Comments

Fire Station 92 Company (Fire Truck) Slated for Permanent Removal -- Call to Action!

Reported by Kerry Cavanaugh of the Los Angeles Daily News on April 22, 2011, changes in Los Angeles Fire Department deployment were to be announced yesterday, including the CLOSURE OF ONE OF THE COMPANY FIRE TRUCKS AT FIRE STATION 92 that serves Rancho Park, Cheviot Hills and Century City.


As reported by Cavanaugh, Fire Chief Millage Peaks' redeployment plan will permanently and selectively close fire companies based on…


Added by Overland Avenue on April 23, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Rancho Park Residents & Firefighters Featured in Steve Lopez LA Times Article 4/13/11

Thanks to Steve Lopez for highlighting the bureaucracy entailed in local citizens and the Westside Neighborhood Council simply trying to help our firefighters at Station 92 that will ultimately benefit all of us.


Special thanks to Rancho Park residents -- Lisa Morocco of the Overland Avenue Community, and Terri Tippit of the West of Westwood HOA & Chair of the WNC; as well as Tract 7260's Mike Eveloff,…


Added by Overland Avenue on April 13, 2011 at 10:12am — 1 Comment

South of Pico History

Part of the area anyway.  . . .


The area South of Pico, adjacent to Overland Avenue, was owned by Ferdinand R. Bain, head of Southern Counties Gas Co., who came to California from New York in 1911.


Bain built a colonial mansion at the top of what was then called "Overland Hill" and named his 90 acre estate "Rancho La Lomita" (Little Hill Ranch).  The property was used as a dairy farm (Jersey cows).  There was a creek running just south of the Exposition…


Added by Overland Avenue on March 14, 2011 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Rancho Park History

More history will follow by the historians of the Overland Avenue Community, including what the original name was for Olympic Blvd, west of Beverly Glen, but the following, from the Los Angeles Times, April 4, 2004, will give you all a flavor for the beginnings of our little community:


Neighborly Advice

April 04, 2004|H. May Spitz | Special to The Times


Once an area dominated by…


Added by Overland Avenue on March 10, 2011 at 11:21am — 4 Comments

Woofstock Returns Sunday March 13th

For all you dog lovers --


Woofstock 90210

March 13, 2011

Woofstock 90210, a free community event for both pets and their owners, is back in 2011. The pet extravaganza will be held at “Wiggly Field” in Roxbury Park on Sunday, March 13 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm and will include a pet parade, guest celebrities, adoptable pets, K-9 demonstrations and pet-related entertainment and vendors. Well-behaved…


Added by Overland Avenue on March 9, 2011 at 7:19am — No Comments

Big Blue Bus No. 13 To Be Eliminated?

Information from the Westside Neighborhood Council:


Santa Monica Big Blue Bus system is planning to discontinue its Route 13 that goes up and down Motor Avenue in Cheviot Hills and services Rancho Park due to low ridership.  An informational session will be held on March 3rd from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Palms Library.  See link for further information. …


Added by Overland Avenue on March 1, 2011 at 8:10am — 2 Comments

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