dThe driving school on Hollywood Blvd and Vermont is scheduled to become the 1,100 sq ft. Covell Wine Bar, headed by Dustin Lancaster (Cafe Stella) and Matthew Kaner(Silverlake Wine). Covell is focusing on quality and intimacy; serving boutique wines and craft beer (and bottles “to go”). The idea is to support local West Coast breweries and small production wines. Wines will run about 5$-12$ a glass. The rotating wine selection will include “anything and everything, whatever we like,” Kaner says. “I’ve been doing this too long to discriminate; there’s great wine coming from everywhere.”
03.31.10 | Bars & Restaurants, Community, Food | Alex Golshan
Los Angeles police on Monday were investigating a shooting that left four people wounded during an altercation in Los Feliz. This is unfortunate since that area is so active with pedestrians and families.
03.22.10 | Community | Alex Golshan
On Saturday, March 20, 2010, the Greater Griftth Park Neighborhood Council elections were held. As soon as polls opened at 10am, a line of about 50 voters were waiting to cast their votes, a scene quite different than that of past neighborhood council elections. LosFelizToday.com editors visited the polling place several times throughout the day and are proud to share that the numbers of voters who showed up tp make a difference, were record breaking! The lines did not get shorter as the day progressed. As a matter of fact, they got longer.
03.22.10 | Community | Alex Golshan
There’s a stink of corruption in the offices of the World Bank, the world’s premiere development agency, as a young, idealistic Midwesterner falls under the influence of the World Bank’s powerful new Director. Loosely inspired by Paul Wolfowitz’s brief tenure as World Bank Director, INFLUENCE is the final play in Bitterman’s celebrated Iraq War trilogy, which also includes the plays, HARM’S WAY and MAN.GOV.
03.22.10 | Entertainment | Alex Golshan
The Los Angeles Marathon is being held this Sunday, March 21, 2010. The course has changed a few times in the past two decades. This year holds a new route, nicknamed “stadium to sea”. It starts at Dodger Stadium, Lot G. The START LINE is located at the crosswalk in Lot G and runners are recommended to arrive at a minimum of 60 minutes prior to racetime. The race continues on through Los Feliz, moving towards Hollywood and West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and ending up in Santa Monica. Yuca’s on Hollywood has organized an “early morning cheer” to start off the support. They are offering a free cup of coffee, tea, or champurrado to all the supporters who show up early in the morning, with their pajamas. We would love to see you there chanting names off bibs (this year, runners will wear bibs with their first names written on them for all to see) and showing your enthusiasm.
03.19.10 | Bars & Restaurants, Community | Alex Golshan
Currently, there are 90 Neighborhood Councils in Los Angeles. The Great Griffith Park Neighborhood Council (GGPNC) was officially certified by the City of Los Angeles in June 2002 to represent the areas of Los Feliz, Griffith Park, Franklin Hills, and portions of East Hollywood & Silverlake. This Council has a strong influence over planning issues that directly affect our homes, our favorite restaurants, our streets, our schools, our parks, and nearly every facet of the quality of life in Los Feliz.
Most city councils have a small number of officials who are appointed (Los Angeles city has 4.5% ) and the remaining is elected. Here, with the GGPNC, the numbers are actually quite different, 45% are appointed. That is not a typo you just read, it is an accurate number, 45% of the board is appointed and only the remaining 55% of the members are elected. The problem with this is that the members do not represent an accurate portrait of the community. Most of the members do not have school age children, and thus may not have strong interests in bettering community schools. They are not ethnically diverse to represent the many ethnicities who work, live, eat, and play in the Los Feliz community. The appointed members have been focused on constancy. They are not open to change, as a matter of fact they hope things remain as they have always been…in their favor. What may have worked for the area years ago, is not necessarily what is best for our community now. As the times change, our board members must reflect the times and people of the area. We were surprised to find out that board members do NOT even have to live in the area. Really? ??How would they empathize about problems RESIDENTS living here may face or the joy and pride each resident feels to say they LIVE in Los FELIZ!
03.19.10 | Community | Alex Golshan
Join the Los Feliz Village BID this Thursday, March 18th for the first of their Business Development Lecture series!
The Zen of Social Media Marketing: An Easier Way to Build Credibility, Generate Buzz and Increase Revenue by Shama Hyder Kabani.
03.15.10 | Community | Alex Golshan
Los Feliz Forward aims to restore integrity, advocate fiscal responsibility, bring common sense solutions to the Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council and fundamentally change the way the body conducts itself.
03.14.10 | Community | Alex Golshan
Mixologist –One who combines the art and the science of creating new drinks and recipes using diverse ingredients. Brady Weise does just that. He creates unique cocktail recipes using fresh fruits, vegetables, extracts, and so much more. Brady sees a bar as an artist looks at a blank canvas…the possibilities race through his mind, thinking of the perfect cocktail that reflects him and his style. Brady is actively trying to bring the elegance and flare of the classic cocktails back to Los Angeles, where they belong. It is important to capture the essence of the drink, he states in his interview with LosFelizToday.com, who had the rare opportunity to film him while at work with his infusions. He incorporates more than just taste to his art, creating a feast for all your senses including texture, aroma, and of course taste and visual. He can even go Vegan! He created a tantalizing Blueberry Bourbon Cocktail for us when we witnessed him at work. “Don’t shake the Bourbon unless you are working with fresh fruit”, he recommends, hoping to have the accent flavor of the drink grab your taste buds at first sip.
See the exclusive video and taste Brady’s masterpieces at Tangier’s Korean BBQ on Hillhurst Ave. and let Brady know you read about him on LosFelizToday.com. 환호
03.9.10 | Bars & Restaurants, Community, Food | Alex Golshan