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Spend It Mar Vista!

According to local blog Curbed LA, Councilman Bill Rosendahl's office wrote the following email to West Side Neighborhood Council (NC) Presidents, urging the Mar Vista Neighborhood Council to spend $25,598 or lose it:

"Dear Mar Vista, Palms and WLA NC Presidents: A proposal is afoot by Councilmember Smith to sweep NC funding balances older than three years that have not been spent. The new proposal allows NCs to… Continue

Added by James Brennan on May 15, 2008 at 12:00am — No Comments

Mar Vista Mystery Hump Revealed

Added by James Brennan on May 2, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Beethoven Orientation

Tuesday, April 22nd. 9AM

Added by John Ayers on April 21, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments


Beethoven is now having their SPRING BOOK FAIR! Open to the public.

The Reading Road Trip Book Fair will be open in the school library during recess, lunch, and after-school from April 21st through the 25th!

Added by John Ayers on April 21, 2008 at 6:56am — No Comments

Venice Boardwalk to Setup Free Speech Zones

The LA Times reports that the LA City Council has unanimously approved a new ordinance to regulate Venice Beach, curtail 'unwanted' commercial activity and bring order to an unruly subculture of freewheeling public expression with new rules setting noise limits on street performers.

In addition, the the boardwalk's west side will be divided into two free speech zones -- a "p-zone" and an "i-zone."

Between Memorial Day weekend and Nov. 1, so-called "free-speech performers"… Continue

Added by James Brennan on April 13, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Controversial Jets Banned from Santa Monica Airport

The Santa Monica City Council has banned large, fast “Category C and D” jet aircraft from Santa Monica Airport, gearing up for an expected court battle with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Santa Monica wants longer “runway safety areas” (RSAs) to protect the safety of nearby residential neighborhoods by preventing aircraft from overrunning the end of the runway.

However, the FAA insists on shorter runway safety areas and longer runways, which can accommodate… Continue

Added by James Brennan on March 31, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Community Concept Plan Committee

Concept Plan Subcommittee

Chair: Sharon Commins

Agenda: Wednesday, March 12, 2008



HURRY CURRY 12825 Venice Bl LA 90066--

North east corner of Venice at Beethoven St

TIME: 7-9 PM approximately

Agenda: times approximate;

Discussions may exceed time allotted

1. Call to Order 1 min.

2. Approval of minutes

3. Introductions & Public Announcements/Comments 5 min.

4.… Continue

Added by John Ayers on March 11, 2008 at 10:42pm — No Comments


CULVER CITY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close Washington Boulevard and Washington Place between Sawtelle Boulevard and Sepulveda Boulevard intermittently from 10 P.M. Thursday, March 13 to 6 a.m. Friday, March 14.

Work involves restriping the streets to their pre-construction configuration. The streets will not be closed at the same time.

Additionally, work will take place during the above hours at the north corner of Culver Boulevard and… Continue

Added by John Ayers on March 11, 2008 at 9:09pm — No Comments

Mar Vista Mystery Hump Revealed

Curbed LA investigates a mysterious hump that appeared recently on the front lawn of a Mar Vista resident.

Added by James Brennan on March 3, 2008 at 11:00pm — No Comments


Master Plan Concepts for Venice Boulevard between Lincoln and Sawtelle

This master plan is the result of community efforts commencing in 2002 with the founding of the “Merchants of Venice” group. Since then the master plan has been guided and developed through the efforts of these community members and the subsequent commitments of time and effort by city staff, council office and additional… Continue

Added by James Brennan on March 2, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Mar Vista Tsunami Drill Feb 20th 7 am to 12 noon

Senior Inspector Chris Hatzikian announces that the Housing Department will be conducting a drill to test their response to a simulated Tsunami disaster. The drill will be conducted between 7:00 am and 12:00 noon on Saturday February 20th.

A force of 70-100 Housing Department inspectors clad in blue jump suits will be staging at Mar Vista Recreation Center and deployed to low-lying areas in Venice.

Len Nguyen

Field Deputy (Mar Vista, Palms, West LA)

Councilmember… Continue

Added by James Brennan on February 19, 2008 at 9:10am — No Comments

OPEN MY STREET: Bring Open Mar Vista to My Block!

Check the 'available wireless networks' on your computer for "Open Mar Vista Wi-Fi" and click connect when you see it appear. Then open a web browser and sign up for an account when the Open Mar Vista welcome page displays. Click Subscribe below to begin your Open Mar Vista membership.

If your Open Mar Vista connection strength is low, consider activating an indoor repeater to boost the signal inside your home or business.

If you are not… Continue

Added by Open Neighborhoods on January 14, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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