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Speed Humps Application Window Opens on Friday

Speed Humps Application Window Opens on Friday

On Friday, September 22, the Department of Transportation will open a new application cycle for speed humps on neighborhood streets.  The city officially closed the speed hump program a few years ago, during a period of budget cutbacks, but it re-opened the program earlier this year, with applications now being taken during a specific time […]

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LADBS Reports Housing Permits Up 19% Over Last Year

LADBS Reports Housing Permits Up 19% Over Last Year

New construction of apartments and condos is going on all around us, spurred by the City’s efforts to green light housing projects to address the much discussed lack of housing, so it’s no surprise the City’s Department of Building and Safety reported housing unit permits increased by 19% this FY 2016-17 over last year. In […]

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City of LA Expands Recycling to Business and Multifamily Residents

City of LA Expands Recycling to Business and Multifamily Residents

“Think of us as your environmental agency,” said Enrique Zaldivar, P.E., General Manager and Executive Director of LA Sanitation, explaining the City’s new effort, known as “RecycLA,” to provide recycling and waste collection services to 80,000 commercial and multifamily accounts in Los Angeles…many of which Zaldivar said have never before had the chance to recycle. “There are […]

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Update on Wilshire Park School Library

Update on Wilshire Park School Library

Last week, we told you about how the Wilshire Park School library is looking for help to fill its way-too-empty shelves, to find replacements for much-loved books that are barely holding together, and maybe, just maybe, to also acquire a few much-needed student computers for the library. Leatrice Floyd, the library aide at Wilshire Park, […]

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Celebrating Summer Tomatoes

Celebrating Summer Tomatoes

This is the height of summer tomato season and local chefs are making the most of this time of year.  Buzz reader Amanda Parsons told us this week that she had an incredible meal inspired by local tomatoes at Marino Ristorante. According to Parsons, Marino is serving up Tomato Wednesdays through the tomato season. “I […]

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New Neighborhood Mapping Project Gets (More) Things Right

New Neighborhood Mapping Project Gets (More) Things Right

What’s in a (neighborhood) name?  For those involved in their local communities and neighborhood issues, a lot.  Neighborhood names and boundaries define our communities, their history and their grass roots governance, at the most basic level possible.  So when you’re dealing with traffic issues, neighborhood watches, historic designations or new development, it really does make […]

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Film “Found In Eagle Rock” Explores Impact of Gentrification

Film “Found In Eagle Rock” Explores Impact of Gentrification

Sponsored Post “Found In Eagle Rock,” is a new feature film by Joe Lombard, a local filmmaker whose work has appeared in the Buzz,  examines how gentrification unravels the fabric of a community through the lives of one family. In his first full length feature, Lombard’s narrative follows three young artists struggling to launch their careers against […]

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Carthay Circle Neighbors Mulch Parkway and Median Trees

Carthay Circle Neighbors Mulch Parkway and Median Trees

A group of Carthay Circle neighbors spent Labor Day laboring on their beloved street trees. Carthay Circle is home to one of the City’s oldest tree-lined medians on San Vicente Blvd., but the condition of the trees following years of drought motivated concerned residents to take actions to try to preserve them. “Tons of traffic […]

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Property Brother Drew Scott Renovating Home in Hancock Park

Property Brother Drew Scott Renovating Home in Hancock Park

Last week, the LA Times reported that HGTV home makeover twins Drew and Jonathan Scott are renovating a 1921 Hancock Park home, reportedly never been touched, that will become Drew and fiancée Linda Phan’s first home together. After some sleuthing around, we weren’t able to determine which home it is (or even confirm the house […]

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Weekend Buzz – Events for September 16-17, 2017

Weekend Buzz – Events for September 16-17, 2017

This is one of those weekends event-lovers live for.  There’s no way you could get to everything that’s happening this weekend, but no matter what you choose, big or small, indoors or outdoors, you just can’t go wrong. First up, for early risers and hunter-gatherers, is a huge luxury estate sale, running Friday-Sunday from 9 […]

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Windsor Square Hancock Park Historical Society Home Tour Sunday 12-4 pm

Windsor Square Hancock Park Historical Society Home Tour Sunday 12-4 pm

After years on hiatus, the Windsor Square Hancock Park Historical Society Home Tour is back this Sunday, from 12-4 p.m. in the 200 South block of St. Andrews Place, featuring Craftsman-style houses. “This year’s tour features a docent-led tour of Craftsman homes dating back to the 1900s, as well as a self-guided tour of the exterior […]

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LAPD Wilshire Division Coffee with a Cop – Wednesday, Sept. 13

LAPD Wilshire Division Coffee with a Cop – Wednesday, Sept. 13

On Wednesday, September 13, LAPD Wilshire Division residents are invited to join the Wilshire Division Senior Lead Officers for a “Coffee with a Cop” event, from 8-10 a.m.  at the Starbucks at 7624 Melrose Ave. (Melrose and Stanley Ave.)  These periodic and very informal events are a great way to meet your local LAPD officers […]

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3.6 Earthquake Shakes Neighborhood

3.6 Earthquake Shakes Neighborhood

| September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Did you feel it? Last night at 11:20 p.m., a 3.6 earthquake rattled residents in the neighborhood. The epicenter of the small quake was located 5.4 kilometers northwest of Westwood and 10.5 km deep, according to the US Geological Services (a great link to bookmark, by the way, if you like to find out earthquake […]

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CPC Unanimously Supports New Recreational Marijuana Location Regulations

CPC Unanimously Supports New Recreational Marijuana Location Regulations

| September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

After a more than 2-hour hearing on Thursday, September 14, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission voted unanimously to support a new set of regulations to govern the location of recreational marijuana sales, cultivation and other cannabis related businesses when such commerce becomes legal statewide in 2018.  (This is just one of a number of […]

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LA Parks Report Card: Pan Pacific Gets B+

LA Parks Report Card: Pan Pacific Gets B+

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Community parks in the City earned generally solid grades for facilities such as playgrounds, trails and gyms — but maintenance and cleanliness of restrooms scored largely C and below in new first-of-their kind report cards issued by L.A. City Controller Ron Galperin this week grading the condition of 40 of the City’s parks. Inspired by […]

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Spanish Duplex at 129 South Mansfield Avenue

Spanish Duplex at 129 South Mansfield Avenue

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sponsored Post: 129 South Mansfield Ave.  Open Tuesday September 19th from 11 am – 2 pm A rare offering: Ready to be delivered VACANT, this lovingly maintained 1926 Spanish duplex is situated on the prime block between Beverly and 3rd streets. Spacious units retain original charm including pristine hardwood floors, original kitchens, baths and fireplaces. […]

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GWNC Honors Windsor Village Resident Holly Holyk at Monthly Meeting

GWNC Honors Windsor Village Resident Holly Holyk at Monthly Meeting

| September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

At last night’s monthly meeting of the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, the GWNC board presented its periodic Citizen Recognition Award to Windsor Village resident Holly Holyk, who was honored for more than 30 years of service to her neighborhood.  According to remarks read at the presentation: “Since the 1980s, Holly has been actively involved in […]

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Can You Identify the Children in These Portraits?

Can You Identify the Children in These Portraits?

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Sharon Apostle bought her home on S. Irving Ave. in Windsor Square in 2012, she was impressed with the artwork by the former owner, Genevieve “Vivi” Chesebro, that was hanging throughout the house.  The works, mostly portraits and floral paintings, were distinct, personal reminders of the home’s history, and of the artist and her […]

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Residents Discuss Temporary Parking District in Hancock Park

Residents Discuss Temporary Parking District in Hancock Park

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last Sunday, CD 4 staff met with Hancock Park residents regarding the  Temporary Preferential Parking District (TPPD) 215, which is up for renewal in November.  The controversial parking district was implemented last year in the small cul de sac neighborhood bordered by Lillian Way, Cahuenga Blvd. and Wilcox Avenue in Hancock Park. One year later, […]

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Cannabis Location Ordinance Goes to Planning Commission on Thursday

Cannabis Location Ordinance Goes to Planning Commission on Thursday

| September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last March, when local voters approved Proposition M, legalizing sales of marijuana for recreational use in Los Angeles, and empowering the city to create a regulatory scheme for the commerce, it triggered a huge local effort to craft and approve a new system of regulations that will control marijuana sales in the city, starting in […]

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