Open Neighborhoods's Blog – August 2011 Archive (5)

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

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