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…Continue
Added by Open Neighborhoods on August 19, 2011 at 10:48am — No Comments
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.
Added by Open Neighborhoods on August 10, 2011 at 12:58am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Open Neighborhoods on August 3, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Open Neighborhoods on July 30, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Ocean Charter School on July 23, 2011 at 6:44pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Open Neighborhoods on May 18, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
A short sale will affect your credit. However the short sale itself is not what causes the big credit point hits. It's that coupled with missing payments. Missing payments is what does more damage. However in under 2yrs, you can really boost your credit score back up by remaining current on all other debt obligations.
It is possible to complete a short sale without ever missing a payment. It is possible to do a short sale without having a severe hardship.
If this is your…
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Added by Kelly Hartog on May 10, 2011 at 8:54am — No Comments
We are located in Mar Vista, call us or send us a message for more information: (310) 744-6072, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out our…Continue
Added by Oxygen Tango on May 9, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Venice Blvd. merchants have long complained that shortages of parking spaces and unfriendly parking meter policies have discouraged visits to Mar Vista's "Venice Town Center" near Venice and Grand View Blvds.
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation has recently responded by replacing the outdated…Continue
Added by Open Neighborhoods on May 2, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Hundreds of residents from across Southern California visited Mar Vista on Saturday for a community-wide Green Garden Showcase featuring more than 80 local gardens demonstrating various aspects of sustainability. The tour highlighted many homes featuring solar panels…Continue
Added by Open Neighborhoods on May 2, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Mar Vista's "insanely popular" Green Garden Showcase this Saturday will present drought resistant landscaping, edible gardens, composting techniques, water capture and even chickens! More than 80 homes will be open to the public.
Added by Open Neighborhoods on April 28, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Added by Open Neighborhoods on April 28, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Madelaine Kolisnyk on April 28, 2011 at 8:04am — No Comments
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 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…Continue
Added by Open Neighborhoods on April 26, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Madelaine Kolisnyk on April 16, 2011 at 7:49am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Open Neighborhoods on April 15, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
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…
Added by Open Neighborhoods on March 25, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Open Neighborhoods on March 23, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments