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 be…Continue
Added by Open Neighborhoods on September 27, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
The tour will showcase innovative green buildings and homes and to demonstrate how homeowners can use…Continue
Added by Open Neighborhoods on September 27, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Open Neighborhoods on September 27, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Open Neighborhoods on September 16, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Organic Gardening Classes Offered at the Learning Garden at Venice High School
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…Continue
Added by Open Neighborhoods on September 15, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
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
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…Continue
Added by Open Neighborhoods on August 29, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
It was a full house at the Mar Vista Library as local residents swarmed the yellow carpet for a screening of the new documentary…Continue
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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
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
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 parking meters with new solar-powered parking…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 – and new data was released by Open Neighborhoods announcing Mar Vista’s…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
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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