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Plug Into Your Park - Electronics Recycling this Saturday at Mar Vista Park

Recycle your old electronics this Saturday and help support our City parks.



Free Electronic Recycling Drop-Off!

Recycle your old electronic equipment at the park!



Saturday, April 30, 2011 8a.m. to 2p.m.



Mar Vista Recreation Center

11430 Woodbine Ave.Los Angeles, CA 90066

(Drop-off at Southeast Palms parking lot)

Proceeds Benefit Your City… Continue

Added by Open Neighborhoods on April 28, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

New Sales Tax coming on selling your home in 2013. 3.8 % Plus Capital Gains/city and county transfer taxes/inheritance tax

A 3.8 Percent “Sales Tax” on Your Home?

April 22, 2010

 

 

I received this e-mail:

This should help stimulate the Real Estate market!

UNDER THE NEW HEALTH CARE BILL – DID YOU KNOW THAT ALL REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A 3.8% “SALES TAX”?

YOU CAN THANK NANCY, HARRY & BARACK (AND YOUR LOCAL CONGRESSMAN) FOR THIS ONE.

IF YOU SELL YOUR $400,000 HOME, THIS WILL BE A $15,200…

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Added by Madelaine Kolisnyk on April 28, 2011 at 8:04am — No Comments

Full Slate of Candidates to Participate in April 27 Forum, Vie to Replace Jane Harman

The Mar Vista Community Council and Venice Community Council are co-presenting a candidate forum for the upcoming 36th Congressional District Special Election.  The event will take place at 6:30pm this Wednesday, April 27 at Westminster Elementary School, located at 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd (enter from Westminster).

The forum will feature the candidates certified by the County Registrar to run in the Special Election on May 17th. Moderating the… Continue

Added by Open Neighborhoods on April 26, 2011 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Mar Vista Program Inspires Silver Lake Clean Energy Conference

Mar Vista Patch reports on an Earth Day Conference in Silver Lake inspired by Mar Vista's goal of 100% clean electricity by 2018.

In 2009 Mar Vista became the first neighborhood in Los Angeles to adopt a local version of the RepowerAmerican.org goal of 100% clean electricity nationwide by 2018.  Since then the Venice Neighborhood Council has adopted…

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Added by Open Neighborhoods on April 26, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

Probate Explained

Probate Explained

The probate process seems to many persons outside the legal world to be a long, drawn-out and expensive process for settling a deceased person's affairs. This is often not the case as your probate matter may be fairly straight-forward and not require an attorney. However, it is always advisable to have a probate attorney specialist review your case to help you avoid costly and time-consuming delays. While this…

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Added by Madelaine Kolisnyk on April 16, 2011 at 7:49am — No Comments

Exchange a Bag Launch at the Mar Vista Farmers Market

Sunday is the launch of "Exchange a Bag"at the Mar Vista Farmers Market -- and the beginning of an effort for the Farmers Market to be entirely plastic bag free by September 1.

In partnership with the Mar Vista Green Committee, the Mar Vista Farmers Market will kick off this community initiative by giving away 500 free reusable bags available under the Green Tent this Sunday, April 17th.

The Mar Vista Community…

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Added by Open Neighborhoods on April 15, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Mar Vista to Host Westside Education Summit on April 14, 2011

The Mar Vista Community Council (MVCC) Education Summit  will feature more than 20 area schools and a panel discussion on education reform at the Mar Vista Recreation Center Auditorium on Thursday April 14, 2011, 5-8:30 PM.



Striving to offer the community the largest, most inclusive free education event of its…

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Added by Open Neighborhoods on March 25, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Peach Tree Pottery Calls Young Artists for PEACH FEST 3



Peach Tree Pottery is looking for young artists up to 17 years of age to submit artwork for exhibit and sale at PEACH FEST 3.  The event is Sunday, June 12, 2011 from 10 am to 4 pm.  We are looking for a wide variety of media, but work submitted is limited to wall art: photography, painting, collage, mixed media, illustration; work must be ready-to-hang, either framed or on…

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Added by Open Neighborhoods on March 23, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Best Fitness Spots in Mar Vista

Last weekend Mar Vista resident Kevin Purcell won the Catalina marathon! Kevin might have had a bit of an advantage coming from a neighborhood with abundant fitness amenities, an active health and wellness community -- and steep, rolling hills well-suited for a …

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Added by Open Neighborhoods on March 17, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Free Tango KaBloom!

FREE CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS THIS WEEK ONLY

Tango KaBloom! Free, nightly Tango technique classes for beginners in Mar Vista. Bring your friends and…

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Added by Oxygen Tango on March 6, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase to Celebrate Earth Day 2011

The Mar Vista Community Council welcomes you to participate in the FREE third annual Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase - a community-wide Earth Day celebration on Sunday, April 30th, 2011 from 11am to 4pm.



Choosing your own eco-adventure will be fun and easy with options for…

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Added by Open Neighborhoods on February 16, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

WI-FI share

Is there any neighbour on Palms available to share his wi-fi connection? If so, please let me know how it would work, any help is really apprechiated!

Added by Erika on February 1, 2011 at 7:36pm — 1 Comment

Venice High's Learning Garden Featured in LA Times

http://www.openmarvista.net/profiles/blogs/venice-highs-learning-garden

Venice High's Learning Garden, a locavore's delight

The Learning Garden at Venice High School is…

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Added by Open Neighborhoods on December 22, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Dec 15th is last day of GoSolar Mar Vista signups http://bit.ly/dfZlUv

A big shout out to LA City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl and Alexandra Kravetz of VoteSolar.org for coming out to Casa Sanchez restaurant last night to share a few words about solar in Los Angeles.

It was wonderful to see so many eco-minded neighbors at the last community solar event of the year!

Final day of signups for the 2010 community solar program is December 15th. Last chance to claim Million Solar Roofs rebates before LADWP solar moratorium begins January…

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Added by Open Neighborhoods on December 14, 2010 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Halloween Festival, The Green Life and More...

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Added by Open Neighborhoods on October 28, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Safe, Clean, Comfortable and Independent Bathing Experience for seniors and handicapped

According to the CDC…

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Added by andro dayao on October 11, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Do You Know This Dog?

This little dog was found walking along Venice Blvd. near Boise Ave. No tags. No chip.
310 463-7179
Barbara Ryan

Added by Open Neighborhoods on August 13, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Help the Mar Vista Farmers Market Be America’s Favorite Farmers Market!

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Mar Vista Farmers Market is topping the charts on "The America’s Favorite Farmers Markets" contest, placing at the #4 most favorite farmers market in California. With just a few more votes Mar Vista can jump to #2. And with strong support from the community the Mar Vista Farmers Market can place #1 in California and nationwide!





You can vote for your favorite farmers market until midnight on August… Continue

Added by Open Neighborhoods on July 21, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

Mar Vista Meets EPA Purchasing Guidelines on Green Power

On Tuesday the Mar Vista Community Council decided to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to become an EPA Green Power Community.



The EPA’s Green Power Communities program recognizes cities, towns and villages in which the local government, businesses, and residents collectively buy green power in amounts that meet or exceed EPA's Green Power Community purchase requirements. The EPA has invited Mar Vista to participate in a pilot version of the… Continue

Added by Open Neighborhoods on July 15, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

To be willing...

There is an old Indian story that I have heard told many ways, but I tell it like this:

The sage Narada was walking through the forest when he came across a yogi who was sitting under a tree deep in meditation. From the look of things, he had been there for quite some time as his hair was matted and the birds had also made their nests in it and there was much growth around him. As Narada approached, the sage recognized him and asked, "Oh great sage, what are doing this…
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Added by Robert Burgener on July 6, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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