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Exchange a Bag Launch at the Mar Vista Farmers Market

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…

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Added by Open Neighborhoods on April 15, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Mar Vista to Host Westside Education Summit on April 14, 2011

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…

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Added by Open Neighborhoods on March 25, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Peach Tree Pottery Calls Young Artists for PEACH FEST 3



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…

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Added by Open Neighborhoods on March 23, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Best Fitness Spots in Mar Vista

Last weekend Mar Vista resident Kevin Purcell won the Catalina marathon! Kevin might have had a bit of an advantage coming from a neighborhood with abundant fitness amenities, an active health and wellness community -- and steep, rolling hills well-suited for a …

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Added by Open Neighborhoods on March 17, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase to Celebrate Earth Day 2011

The Mar Vista Community Council welcomes you to participate in the FREE third annual Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase - a community-wide Earth Day celebration on Sunday, April 30th, 2011 from 11am to 4pm.



Choosing your own eco-adventure will be fun and easy with options for…

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Added by Open Neighborhoods on February 16, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Venice High's Learning Garden Featured in LA Times

http://www.openmarvista.net/profiles/blogs/venice-highs-learning-garden

Venice High's Learning Garden, a locavore's delight

The Learning Garden at Venice High School is…

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Added by Open Neighborhoods on December 22, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Dec 15th is last day of GoSolar Mar Vista signups http://bit.ly/dfZlUv

A big shout out to LA City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl and Alexandra Kravetz of VoteSolar.org for coming out to Casa Sanchez restaurant last night to share a few words about solar in Los Angeles.

It was wonderful to see so many eco-minded neighbors at the last community solar event of the year!

Final day of signups for the 2010 community solar program is December 15th. Last chance to claim Million Solar Roofs rebates before LADWP solar moratorium begins January…

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Added by Open Neighborhoods on December 14, 2010 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Halloween Festival, The Green Life and More...

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Added by Open Neighborhoods on October 28, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Do You Know This Dog?

This little dog was found walking along Venice Blvd. near Boise Ave. No tags. No chip.
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Barbara Ryan

Added by Open Neighborhoods on August 13, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Help the Mar Vista Farmers Market Be America’s Favorite Farmers Market!

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Mar Vista Farmers Market is topping the charts on "The America’s Favorite Farmers Markets" contest, placing at the #4 most favorite farmers market in California. With just a few more votes Mar Vista can jump to #2. And with strong support from the community the Mar Vista Farmers Market can place #1 in California and nationwide!





You can vote for your favorite farmers market until midnight on August… Continue

Added by Open Neighborhoods on July 21, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

Mar Vista Meets EPA Purchasing Guidelines on Green Power

On Tuesday the Mar Vista Community Council decided to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to become an EPA Green Power Community.



The EPA’s Green Power Communities program recognizes cities, towns and villages in which the local government, businesses, and residents collectively buy green power in amounts that meet or exceed EPA's Green Power Community purchase requirements. The EPA has invited Mar Vista to participate in a pilot version of the… Continue

Added by Open Neighborhoods on July 15, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Join the Song Around Mar Vista!

Mar Vista singer-songwriter Didi Pop (aka Deborah Poppink Hirshland) is inviting the neighborhood to participate in a collaborative music video about Mar Vista in honor of Earth Month.



Hoping to inspire people with a message that communities have the power to come together to make big, positive changes in our lives, Didi Pop is sharing her local… Continue

Added by Open Neighborhoods on April 16, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

It's Unofficial! MVCC Election Results Posted

The City Clerk has posted the 'unofficial' results to yesterday's MVCC election.



Congratulations to all the winners!!



2010 NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL ELECTION: Mar Vista

Election Date: April 11, 2010



Community Director



SUMMARY OF UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

ALEX C. THOMPSON 382

WRITE-IN 0



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Added by Open Neighborhoods on April 12, 2010 at 11:31pm — No Comments

Call to Action: Neighborhood Councils May Lose All Funding

Neighborhood Council budgets are in danger of total elimination today (2/1)! The City Council Budget and Finance Committee is meeting Monday, February 1st at 1pm. Read more.



Los Angeles CAO Miguel Santana is expected to propose the total elimination of neighborhood council budget allocations plus the sweeping of all rollover funds.



Please contact your… Continue

Added by Open Neighborhoods on February 1, 2010 at 9:27am — 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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