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Neighbors discuss scope of EIR for CIM Farmers project

Neighbors discuss scope of EIR for CIM Farmers project

| December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

About 20 neighbors showed up in mid-December at the House of Lebanon in Brookside for the city’s “scoping” meeting for an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the 4.73-acre development project proposed for the former Farmers Insurance property at Wilshire Blvd. and Mullen Ave. The city organized the evening as an “open house,” with a half-dozen […]

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Petition for ballot initiative pits two visions of future Los Angeles skyline

Petition for ballot initiative pits two visions of future Los Angeles skyline

| December 31, 2015 | 1 Comment

Activists seek a ballot measure to block ‘mega’-development citywide. The complete 23-page petition and proposed initiative can be found here.  Disputes between property developers and community groups are a familiar headline in Los Angeles, but activists based in Hollywood seek to put the brakes on all building projects that require changes to city planning rules. […]

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Police, neighbors come together for National Night Out

Police, neighbors come together for National Night Out

| August 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Residents turned out to L.A. High School on Aug. 4 for a community block party hosted by Wilshire Police. The annual event is an effort to connect neighbors and emergency workers in a friendly atmosphere. Attendees were welcomed with refreshments, including lemonade and iced coffee, and encouraged to check out vintage police cars on display. […]

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Bollywood dance, soap making, poetry writing on L.A. public library schedule this month

Bollywood dance, soap making, poetry writing on L.A. public library schedule this month

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

FAIRFAX LIBRARY 161 S. Gardner St. 323-936-6191 Children Spring crafts: Kids ages 5 and up can make baskets and go on an egg hunt on Thurs., April 17 at 4 p.m. STAR: Trained library volunteers read children’s stories. Kathy reads on Mondays at 3 p.m. Linda reads on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Toddler Storytime: Children […]

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Olive branch significance dates back to Greek times

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

  By Bill Bentley, Professor Know-It-All Why is the “olive branch” a symbol of peace? queries Adrian Seeburg. In ancient Greece, the olive tree was sacred to the goddess Palas, in allusion to the story that at the naming of Athens, she presented the city with an olive branch. Subsequently, it became the symbol of […]

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The Squeaky Wheel asks: “How long will Mayor Garcetti’s honeymoon last?”? 

| December 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Jack Humphreville Our new neighbor, Mayor Eric Garcetti, has had a relatively uneventful 150 days in office other than a successful dust up with union boss Brian d’Arcy over the International Brotherhood of Electrical Worker’s labor contract with our Dept. of Water and  Power. But there are storm clouds on the horizon that will […]

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