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New GoSolar.LA Website Offers New Way to Reduce Utility Bills

Open Neighborhoods announces a regional solar initiative and comparison shopping service for residential, commercial, tax exempt property owners and multi-family communities in greater Los Angeles seeking to reduce utility bills with solar energy.


GoSolar.LA launches this week with a new website at www.GoSolar.LA providing free services including information about solar rebates and incentives…


Added by Open Neighborhoods on November 2, 2012 at 12:25am — No Comments

Mar Vista Fall Festival; Neighborhood Council Elections

Celebrate Fall in Mar Vista this Saturday!

Hosted by the Mar Vista Community Council with a theme of “Creative Connections,” the Mar Vista Fall Festival celebrates the incredibly diverse ways in which Mar Vista community members connect with each other.  Arts and crafts, food and entertainment -- and an all-new Green Zone is devoted to games, products and non-profit organizations sharing tips for a sustainable…


Added by Open Neighborhoods on October 19, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Mar Vista Needs You

The Mar Vista Community Council is asking for candidates to run for seats on its Board of Directors.

All seats are open, and all stakeholders should consider becoming an advocate for Mar Vista by running for a seat. There are six zone director seats…


Added by Open Neighborhoods on September 23, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Join Bill Rosendahl at the Lantern House for a Special District 11 Event

Mar Vista resident and Los Angeles City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl has announced he is running for a third term to represent Mar Vista and other Council District 11 neighborhoods!

Please join friends and supporters of Bill for a special District 11 event at the spectacular Lantern House in Venice, hosted by S. Scott Mayers this Friday evening, September…


Added by Open Neighborhoods on September 10, 2012 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Found: one tortoise, vicinity of Wade and Victoria

Is anyone missing a pet? This fellow is very friendly. If you have lost a pet tortoise, email me at with a description and a picture!

He is home safe! Neighbors came and got him!!!!

Added by Sharon on September 4, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

West Nile Watch in Mar Vista

County health officials have issued a warning to Santa Monica residents after two dead birds in the city tested positive for West Nile Virus.

The LA County Vector-Borne Disease Control District previously reported that a dead crow in Venice tested…


Added by Open Neighborhoods on August 23, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

POLL: Should Mar Vista Secede From Los Angeles and Join Culver City?

There's been recent speculation in the media over whether residents of Mar Vista should secede from the City of Los Angeles and join Culver City.

Reasons given range from infrastructure challenges to potential loss of property values, the feeling of being ignored and disenchantment with city government.

We invite you -- actual residents of Mar Vista -- to weigh in on the debate. What do you think... should we stay or should we go?…


Added by Open Neighborhoods on August 20, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Venice Arts is Accepting New Students for Summer Media Arts Camp 2012



We are Venice Arts, a non-profit organization providing free and low-cost multimedia arts programming for youth and adults.  This summer from July 2nd - July 27th, we are holding our third annual Summer Media Arts Summer Camp!


We will be offering week long youth workshops (at our newly renovated gallery space) in filmmaking,…


Added by Venice Arts on May 9, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Los Angeles Overwhelmingly Supports More Local Rooftop Solar Power

new poll has found that 87 percent of voters in Los Angeles want more local solar powering the city, with 76 percent specifically noting that LADWP should be doing more to expand the use of local rooftop solar in Los Angeles.

81 percent support LADWP increasing its local solar…


Added by GoSolar Mar Vista! on May 7, 2012 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Celebrate Earth Day in Mar Vista

The Mar Vista Community Council invites you to participate in the FREE fourth annual

Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase - a citywide Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 21st, 2012 from 10 am to 4pm.

See the gardens on the tour here. There are …


Added by Open Neighborhoods on April 20, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments



• We are a community of professional artists and experienced educators dedicated to bring out the best in each child.

• We specialize in working with youth and teens on every level from novice to advanced.

• Our administrators and instructors develop empowering, valuable and age-appropriate curriculum.

• Players are guided with techniques and direction to build their theater knowledge, expand their range, and find their…


Added by Kids On Stage on March 23, 2012 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Spring Break Musical Theater Camps Ages 4-7 & 8-14

Unleash the actor and explore the world of theater in one or both of our

2-one-week dynamic Spring Theater Camps.  …


Added by Kids On Stage on March 23, 2012 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Edison: I'd Put My Money on the Sun and Solar Energy

Thomas Edison invented electric power generation and distribution to homes, businesses, and factories – a crucial development in the modern industrialized world.

Do you wonder what would Edison say about the extreme weather, …


Added by GoSolar Mar Vista! on March 21, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Free Screening of Sundance Award-Winner FUEL at Mar Vista Library Today

Open Neighborhoods and PermaCity host The Climate Reality Project today at the Mar Vista Library (12006 Venice Blvd.) at 5:30pm. The event will feature a free screening of the Sundance Award-winning documentary FUEL, a fast-paced glimpse into our clean energy future.

The film will be followed by a public climate change presentation by LAUSD Science Advisor John Zavalney.

Solar installers and home energy experts will be on hand to share information about rebates, incentives,…


Added by Open Neighborhoods on March 8, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Mar Vista Recreation Center Winter Programs Begin Jan. 9th

Winter classes begin at Mar Vista Recreation Center on January 9th and winter sports kickoff on January 14th.  Registration is still open for many programs.  You can register online from the convenience of your own home -- and get up to the minute availability on activities and also pay by credit card.

The full Mar Vista…


Added by Open Neighborhoods on December 31, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Mar Vista Green Committee: Occupy City Hall with Sustainable Landscaping

The Mar Vista Community Council Green Committee unanimously approved a motion urging the LA Dept of Recreation and Parks to replace the lawn at City Hall with sustainable landscaping using plants indigenous to Southern California. The motion will be presented to the MVCC Board in December for Board approval.

The …


Added by Open Neighborhoods on December 2, 2011 at 9:24am — No Comments

Free Advertising in Mar Vista with Google AdWords Express

If you've ever thought about advertising your neighborhood business on the Internet, Google has introduced a new advertising product that can help you get the result you need without a lot of fuss.

To learn more contact Open Neighborhoods today and ask for your gift of $100 in free AdWords Express advertising, while supplies last.



Added by Open Neighborhoods on December 1, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Join Open Neighborhoods at the LA Green Festival

Join us in experiencing the LA Green Festival this weekend. We'll be presenting Community Solar and the LA County Solar Challenge in booth #632, next to Energy Upgrade California.

The event is October 29 & 30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Ride your bike or take public transportation for FREE…


Added by Open Neighborhoods on October 28, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments



There have been a substantial number of burglaries in Mar Vista and adjacent areas recently.

Please be advised of the following.

  • These crimes are being committed during the daytime…

Added by Open Neighborhoods on October 3, 2011 at 2:52pm — 3 Comments

Doors Legend Robby Krieger Plays at Good Hurt in Mar Vista Tonight

The Good Hurt Nightclub presents a live concert by The Doors' legendary guitarist Robby Krieger.

Kriieger wrote some of the Doors' best known songs, including "Light My Fire," "Love Me Two Times," "Touch Me," and "Love Her Madly."

Krieger will be…


Added by Open Neighborhoods on September 27, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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