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Michelle Obama Features Rancho Park's Overland Elementary School's Overland in Motion Program on Her Let's Move Blog

Overland In Motion, the morning movement program started by Overland mom Apryl Krakovsky, is getting recognition at the highest levels. Check out this feature story on the First Lady's Make Moving Fun blog.

The  story and…


Added by Orli Belman on November 28, 2012 at 10:42am — 1 Comment

Small Business Saturday - Support Rancho Park, Westwood and other Local Retailers

You can show your support of our local business along Pico and Westwood Blvds. today by taking part in Small Business Saturday. Rancho Park, Westwood, Cheviot Hills and Palms are home to many unique neighborhood retailers and services. What is your favorite? Please post a picture or tell us in the comments.

Thanks to all the small business that choose to do business here.

Added by Orli Belman on November 24, 2012 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Expo Line News - Construction Moves Forward on Tracks and Bike Path

Construction on the phase two of the Expo Line does not need to halt before the Supreme Court hears the case. That is the ruling from California's highest court regarding a request to stay construction until Neighbors for Smart Rail appeal has been decided. 

Streetsblog LA reported this, along with news of a settlement between a group of homeowners…


Added by Orli Belman on November 20, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

Rancho Park's Westside Pavillion to Open at Midnight on the Friday after Thanksgiving

The Westside Pavillion will be open at midnight on Friday, November 23. The Rancho Park mall is getting in the holiday spirit with a DJ, free parking and other promotions. The first 400 shoppers will recieve gift cards for the Landmark Theatres and the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.



Added by Orli Belman on November 19, 2012 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Election Day is Tomorrow - Do You Know Where to Vote in Rancho Park?

Attention Rancho Park voters, the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's office has an online tool that tells you your polling place. Just put in your address number and street name and your voting location pops up. Mine is the Henry Medina Parking Enforcement building. Hope to see you there.

Polls are open from 7 am - 8 pm, Tuesday, November 6.

Added by Orli Belman on November 5, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Westside Neighbhorhood Council Emegency Preparedness Fair - Saturday, October 20 in Westwood

The Westwood Neighborhood Council's 2nd Annual Emergency Preparedness Fair is this Saturday, October 20

Noon to 4:00 Broxton Avenue in Westwood Village

Free two-hour parking in the…


Added by Orli Belman on October 19, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Rancho Park Volunteer Opportunity: Cheviot Hills/Palms Rec Center Halloween Carnival and Community Fundraiser

Last week I posted about some upcoming Halloween events, including the Cheviot Hills and Palms Recreation Centers' annual carnival at the Cheviot Hills Rec Center on Saturday, October 27.  They are looking for volunteers to help out with this event, which doubles as a…


Added by Orli Belman on October 15, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Rainbow over Rancho Park

Beautiful rainbow over our house this evening.

Added by Orli Belman on October 11, 2012 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Halloween in Rancho Park 2012

Halloween is just around the corner and Rancho Park is home to some great haunts to help you prepare for and participate in this spooky celebration.


Need a costume or Halloween decorations?

The West LA Party City on Sepulveda at Exposition  is overflowing with all the goblins, ghouls and get-ups you need to get yourself and your home in the Halloween spirit. Click…


Added by Orli Belman on October 10, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments

Rancho Park's West of Westwood Homeowners Meeting Tonight at the Westside Pavillion

The West of Westwood Homeowners Association is holding its annual meeting tonight from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Westside Pavillion in community room B, on the third floor across from the Urban Home entrance. Councilman Paul Kortetz will address the group and answer community questions. Lt. Tony Carranza from the West Los Angeles Police Department is also confirmed to speak about crime and safety in the neighborhood. There are great door prizes from area businesses that will be raffled off at…


Added by Orli Belman on October 1, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Junior's Deli is Open and Serving Up Special Menu for Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year

If you were  too hot this weekend to think about preparing a huge holiday meal, Junior's Deli in Rancho Park has done all the work for you. They are open for Rosh Hashana and serving up a special menu of tradiational dishes, like chopped liver, geflite fish, beef brisket and more. Just like your grandma used to make, or even better.


This family-run Rancho Park institution at the corner of Pico and Westwood…


Added by Orli Belman on September 16, 2012 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

New Motor Avenue Farmer's Market Serving Up Fresh Produce and More Beginning September 2

A new farmer's market is coming to the neighborhood. The Motor Avenue Farmer's Market will set up shop near Rancho Park, at National Blvd and Motor Avenue every Sunday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, selling local produce, prepared foods and crafts.  El Nopal and The Vegan Joint will be providing breakfast options,…


Added by Orli Belman on August 29, 2012 at 5:54pm — 5 Comments

Small Plane Crashes in Westwood - One Person Killed

Sad news in the neighborhood tonight, a plane that had just taken off from the Santa Monica airport crashed on Glendon Ave, near Olympic, killing one person.…


Added by Orli Belman on August 10, 2012 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Major Expo Line Phase Two Bridge Construction Underway As Complaints Force Review of Other Crossings

The Expo Construction Authority issued a press release today stating that major construction has begun on Phase Two of the Expo Line with the start of work on the bridge at Centinela Ave., a structure the authority estimates will take a year to complete.…


Added by Orli Belman on August 7, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

Fourth of July Fireworks in Rancho Park and Los Angeles

You won't find our family's favorite fireworks show listed on most compilations of where celebrate the Fourth of July. Every year we head to Cheviot Hills Park, on Motor just east of Pico, where we have a fantastic view of the fireworks sent skyward from Hillcrest Country Club right across the street. I've been told there is a great view from the roof of the Westside Pavillion…


Added by Orli Belman on July 3, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Rancho Park's Overland Elementary School's Overland in Motion Prorgam Wins $25,000 for Innovative School Fitness Program

Congratulations to Rancho Park's Overland Avenue School for Advanced Studies. The school's early morning exercise program Overland In Motion  was named one the most innovative fitness programs in a nationwide competition through…


Added by Orli Belman on June 11, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Do You Want Native Plants on Phase Two of the Expo Line? Let the Expo Board Know Today

Phase One of the Expo Line was landscaped with non-native plants and now the …

Added by Orli Belman on June 7, 2012 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Obama Back in Rancho Park - Check Traffic for Day Two of his LA Visit

Another month, another Presidential motorcade. Rancho Park residents are getting used to the road closures, traffic delays and helicopter flyovers that are part of President Obama's visits to Los Angeles.

Rancho Park Online member Stacey Copeland sent this great link that tracks the commander-in-chief's commute. Check it out to…


Added by Orli Belman on June 6, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Rancho Park Reminder - Pick Pico is This Weekend. Support Our Local Businesses

The first-ever Pick Pico, the Westside Neighborhood Council-sponsored initiative to support Rancho Park retailers, is this weekend. Pico Blvd. businesses from Beverly Glen to the 405 are offering discounts and perks to patrons from…


Added by Orli Belman on June 1, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Pick Pico Weekend is June 1 - 3 - Local Rancho Park Restaurants and Retailers Offering Great Deals and Discounts

Shop Local Comes to Pico Boulevard!

The Westside Neighborhood Council is proud to announce the first annual Pick Pico Weekend June 1 - 3…

Added by Orli Belman on May 26, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

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