Overland Avenue's Blog – March 2011 Archive (4)

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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