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Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase April 28

The Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase returns! It’s exciting to see what we’ve already achieved with our past Showcases…and with two years off to recharge our creative batteries, we’re coming back on Saturday, April 28, 2018 stronger than ever.

Saturday, April 28, 10am - 4pm

Sustainable gardening, our mandate since the Showcase was conceived by the Mar Vista Community Council Green Committee in 2009, has always been at the heart of our event. Even though our…


Added by Open Neighborhoods on April 27, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Mar Vista Eco Car Expo this Weekend!

Are you EV curious? Have you wanted an electric vehicle, but been too swamped to do the research? Come to the expanded Green Tent on April 10, from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and ask EV & plug-in hybrid drivers all your burning questions.

Real live drivers will be on hand with the following plug-in vehicles: BMW i3, Chevy Volt, Fiat EV, Ford C-Max Energi, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, Toyota Rav4 EV and Zero S Electric motorcycle.

You'll also be able to see the… Continue

Added by Open Neighborhoods on April 9, 2016 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Water Wise Expo at Mar Vista Farmers’ Market Sunday March 29th

Saving water starts with us. 
Learn simple ways to save water and money in our homes and gardens.…


Added by Open Neighborhoods on March 26, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Green Real Estate at the Mar Vista Farmers Market Green Tent

Did you know that "Green" homes often sell faster and for more money than the traditional home?read more

Not only does your investment in "green" home upgrades save you money with lower utility costs and rebates, but it helps put more "green" in your pocket when it's time for you to sell. Save yourself money, "green" our community and help save the Planet, too.

Susan Klos, Mar Vista’s local National Association of Realtors GREENDesignee, is… Continue

Added by Open Neighborhoods on January 11, 2014 at 12:54am — No Comments

Mar Vista Rec Center to Host Halloween Spooktacular

The City of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation will be hosting a Halloween Spooktacular at the Mar Vista Recreation Center on October 31st from 4 to 8pm at 11430 Woodbine Street in Mar Vista.

For an event fee of $3, come for a family-friendly time and enjoy jumpers, games, a costume contest, goodie bags, a haunted house, food/drink for sales, and a howling contest!…


Added by Open Neighborhoods on October 29, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Meet Mayor-Elect Eric Garcetti Saturday June 15 in Mar Vista

Attend the Town Hall at Windward School on Saturday June 15 from 1 p.m. Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti will be talking about &Getting L.A. Back to Basics.

Added by Open Neighborhoods on June 14, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Open Neighborhoods would appreciate your feedback

We are seeking your input to better understand our neighborhood communities. Please respond to our one question survey today for a chance to win a solar charger with USB battery backup for your phone.

To complete the survey, click here.

Thanks for your valuable feedback.


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Open Neighborhoods has commissioned Survey Monkey, a web-based survey solution, to conduct this…


Added by Open Neighborhoods on December 31, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments

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

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

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

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

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