All Blog Posts (138)

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 hours.
  • The suspect…

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…


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

Solar Tour Showcases Mar Vista Solar Projects

Open Neighborhoods and the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign in Los Angeles are presenting the Westside Solar Tour as part of the National Solar Tour on October 1st, 2011. 

The tour will showcase innovative green buildings and homes and to demonstrate how homeowners can use…


Added by Open Neighborhoods on September 27, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

LAPD Reports Rash of Daytime Burglaries in Mar Vista

The LAPD recently reported that there was a rash of daytime burglaries in the Palms and Mar Vista areas. This trend has continued, and over the past week there were 5 additional daytime burglaries in the Mar Vista Area.

LAPD is reminding all area residents to ensure that you lock all of your doors and windows…


Added by Open Neighborhoods on September 27, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Mar Vista Green Business Mixer on September 21st

Open Neighborhoods and the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign in Los Angeles will be hosting a free Green Business Mixer in Mar Vista on Wednesday September 21st from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in the courtyard behind Venice Grind coffeeshop and Earl's Gourmet Grub (12224/12226 Venice Blvd). The event is a forum for neighborhood businesses and professionals to connect and discuss local green initiatives.

Special guests include the Los Angeles Business Council, Los Angeles Alliance for a New…


Added by Open Neighborhoods on September 16, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Pesto Madness, LA Victory Gardens and More at The Learning Garden on the Venice High School campus

Organic Gardening Classes Offered at the Learning Garden at Venice High School

Photo by David King

If you've been longing to "grow your own," join DAVID KING--long-time Gardenmaster of The Learning Garden at Venice High School, horticultural instructor at UCLA…


Added by Open Neighborhoods on September 15, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Youth & Teen Theater and Performing Arts Classes begin this week

Kids On Stage Fall Class Session - NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN! 
Award-winning, premiere performing arts company for Youth & Teens since 1987!
Performance and Non-Performance Classes offered: Monday-Saturday's. 
  • Musical Theater Ages 4-6, 7-13
  • Teen Master Troupe Ages 12-16
  • Creative Dramatics Ages 3.5-7
  • Tap for…

Added by Kids On Stage on September 13, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Join your Mar Vista neighbors in the LA County Solar Challenge!

Open Neighborhoods has teamed up with PermaCity, Inc. to make going solar easy and affordable with group discounts, neighborhood workshops and a Solar Challenge to raise up to $40,000 for school booster clubs, religious institutions and other non-profit organizations.



Added by Open Neighborhoods on September 8, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Pilot seriously injured as small plane crashes into home near Santa Monica Airport


A small plane crashed into the yard of a home just west of Santa Monica Airport at around 2:45 p.m. Monday near 21st Street and Navy.

The pilot has been seriously injured, suffering a broken leg.  No one was home at the time, though painters working in the backyard rescued the pilot from the…


Added by Open Neighborhoods on August 29, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Mar Vista Struck With HoneyLove


It was a full house at the Mar Vista Library as local residents swarmed the yellow carpet for a screening of the new documentary…


Added by Open Neighborhoods on August 25, 2011 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Home Energy Contest For Schools Offers $200,000 in Prizes

The U.S. Department of Energy and National Science Teachers Association have announced a nationwide student contest to help families save money by saving energy at home. America’s Home Energy Education Challenge will engage students in elementary and middle schools across the Nation to help them learn…


Added by Open Neighborhoods on August 19, 2011 at 10:48am — No Comments

A New Dawn for Mark Twain Middle School

A distinguished new principal, Dr. Rex Patton, has taken the helm at Mark Twain Middle School.

Patton previously served as principal of Coeur d'Alene Avenue Elementary, recipient of the 2008 California Distinguished School award and the 2007 Music Center's Bravo award while under Patton's leadership.  API test scores (Academic Performance Index) went from the low 600s to 900 during his tenure.

According to…


Added by Open Neighborhoods on August 10, 2011 at 12:58am — No Comments

LADWP to Relaunch Solar Incentive Program on Sept. 1, 2011

Under a plan approved by the Board of Water and Power Commissioners yesterday, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will relaunch its Solar Incentive Program with double the budget for the next three years.  Promising a faster and more transparent customer experience, LADWP will resume accepting applications for solar incentives starting Sept. 1, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.

In anticipation of resumed solar installations, Open Neighborhoods has issued…


Added by Open Neighborhoods on August 3, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Google maps Mar Vista schools

If you're looking for information about Mar Vista schools, start with the Mar Vista Schools map on Google

Join the Mar Vista Education, Arts & Culture Committee group on Open Mar Vista, and visit the…


Added by Open Neighborhoods on July 30, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Ocean Charter School Seeks Community Input On Proposed School Project

Inspired by the growing success of arts-integrated Waldorf Education in private schools, a group of Mar Vista and Venice neighbors began organizing over a decade ago to create a public independent charter school in the Mar Vista neighborhood with an innovative arts-integrated program based upon the principles of Rudolf Steiner/Waldorf Education.

In 2004 Ocean Charter School was born with a commitment to…


Added by Ocean Charter School on July 23, 2011 at 6:44pm — No Comments

Grand View Fine Arts Studios Presents...

Artwork by Colin Doherty

For more than a dozen years, Grand View Fine Art Studios (GVFAS), previously Kraft Gallery, has been a low-profile hot bed of Mar Vista creativity.  Founded in the late 1990's, the 8,000 square-foot complex houses 27 private studios occupied by visual artists who paint, sculpt, do collage and assemblage in a…


Added by Open Neighborhoods on May 18, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Blog Topics by Tags

Monthly Archives









The Open Mar Vista Daily


The Mar Vista Community Council provides a forum for discussion of local issues and serves as advocate for the neighborhood. Learn more.

Advertise on Open Mar Vista

© 2016   Created by Open Neighborhoods.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service