If you are like most Angelinos, you spend a great deal of time in your car driving around and have noticed the new traffic light at the corner of Finley and Hillhurst Ave., that was just installed in June. The Los Feliz community needed a traffic light at that location and had been asking for one as a result of many speeding motorists and traffic accidents. The Los Feliz residents and community members gathered to “turn on the light” on June 22, 2010. Among the witnesses was Councilmember Tom LaBonge, who stated to have made funding possible for this light by the CRA, “I’m thankful to the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation for funding and installing this necessary light,” Councilmember LaBonge said. “This will make this intersection much safer for drivers and pedestrians in Los Feliz.”
In addition to all this, an official Blessing of the Light and Crosswalk ceremony was held by Father Christopher Kelley of St.Mary of the Angels Anglican Church, which is located at the intersection. Mya Rose Pecchia, a 5 year old girl, had the honor of flipping the switch on to the new traffic signal at 1 PM.
Information provided by Tom LaBonge http://www.tomlabonge.com/news/greater-griffith-park
07.8.10 | Community | Alex Golshan
A mid-show reception is being held at Happy in Los Feliz on Friday, July, 2 from 6 to 10 pm. What a great way to start your independence day celebration…by viewing the wonderful work of Karen Frimkess Wolff and Carlos Ulloa along with a cup of coffee and sweet treats from FIX COFFEE of Echo Park. If you’re planning on pulling an “out-of-towner” and can’t make the reception, the exhibit will be available for viewing until July 31, 2010. The response to has been overwhelming, so we really recommend putting a stop on your summer calendar.
06.30.10 | Community, Entertainment | Alex Golshan
Oprah Winfrey is on a search to find fresh, undiscovered, talent to follow in her footsteps as she prepares for her last show in Sept of 2011. The new realty show will launch in January on OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network). Aspiring hosts can upload their videos on Oprah.com under categories such as traditional talk show, cooking, health and wellness, and interior design. Visitors of the website can also watch and vote on submitted videos. A local Los Feliz Resident, Lisa, is on a path to become that new talent! Her video, Lisa’s Luck, explores Los Feliz as a fascinating place in the world, with its architecture, people, food, shopping and history. Lets unite together to show our support to the local Los Feliz hopeful and Lisa’s Luck! Visit the link, watch the video, give her your vote…and SPREAD THE LUCK!
06.8.10 | Community, Entertainment | Alex Golshan
You may have noticed changes to the Facebook Fan Pages over the past couple of weeks. Facebook has actually dropped the “Become a Fan” button from your Facebook Fan Page, and has replaced it with the “Like” button.
05.5.10 | Technology | Alex Golshan
Members of the Silverlake/Sunset Junction chapter of the “Coffee Party” protested outside of Bank of America at 2420 Glendale Blvd. on Sunday, May 2, 2010, against local home foreclosures performed by big financial institutions that have benefited from what amounts to corporate welfare. The Coffee Party is a political movement that evolved as a response against bitter rhetoric and gross representations that saw media play week after week as major news outlets covered the Tea Party protests. The Coffee Party in turn supports lively political debate amongst elected officials and citizens alike, but also believes those discussions should be civil. The Silverlake chapter of the Coffee Party is one of the first and most well-established gatherings of this nationwide movement. As Coffee Party members began to see Wall Street reforms becoming hotly contested between Democrats and Republicans in Congress, they also watched local families being evicted from their homes, from banks that received hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars in bailout funds. Meanwhile average people suffer throughout Los Feliz, as well the rest of Southern California, and indeed the rest of the country. Beginning at 12:15 pm, Coffee Party demonstrators arrived in front of Bank of America with handmade placards with sobering statistics of the number of homes closed on local city streets. Two homes on Lemoyne St., Four homes on Lake Shore, etc.. 15 Energetic Coffee Party protesters chanted to, “Regulate Wall Street! Bail out Main Street!” with local drivers honking their support as they drove by. \Fliers were passed out on the street to passerbys, informing them of an important issue that impacts the country, as well as their very neighborhoods. The protest began to wind down at 1:45, with seven die-hard Coffee Part members remaining. Whether their actions will have any impact remains to be seen, but it’s clear that as the Coffee Party watches decisions that affect citizens in Los Feliz, they will be an active voice in defense of their community.
05.3.10 | Community, Real Estate | Alex Golshan
A new and unique home has just been listed in the Los Feliz area where city and park meet at Red Oak Dr….this traditional home has been converted to a modern Loft style property with spacious open spaces, soaring ceilings, and custom metal frame skylights which extend to the rear where glass sliders provide you with windows to the world. Hardowood flooring in the interior and An additional librbary is hosted on the Mezzanine above. The one-of-a-kind 2 bedroom/2 bath living space offers over 2,700 sq ft. sits on 12,060 sq. ft lot, and to quote the listing …”when is architecture this cutting-edge available in a prime neighborhood so affordably?” What a great way to have an exotic artistic lifestyle in a classic neighborhood where you get the best of ALL worlds!
04.19.10 | Community, Market Trends | Alex Golshan
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