With all the Holiday festivities, visiting in-laws, maxed out credit cards, yummy dinners and all the office parties, its no surprise the alcohol intake escalates during this Season. The LAPD is serious about not driving under the influence and has set up sobriety checkpoints through out the Los Angeles area, on Friday and Saturday nights.
12.17.10 | Community, Laws | Lou Golshan
“All the world is a stage” and this summer marked the beginning of a new theatrical tradition in the heart of Griffith Park. The great and classical works Othello and Much Ado About Nothing were the free productions performed July through August 2010. The Independent Shakespeare Company serves our community in creating inspiring and accessible classical theater and bringing it to as wide an audience as possible
09.18.10 | Art, Community, Entertainment | Yessenia Nunez
Farm Feliz in association with The Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council Green Committee presents: EAST SIDE ECO TOUR: Sunday, October 24th, 2010!
Do you have a home that you think ought to be on the 2nd East Side Eco tour? We need a few more homes. Do you want to share lessons that you have learned, with other homeowners in your quest to reduce your home’s eco footprint?
09.3.10 | Community, Real Estate | Lou Golshan
The editors of Los Feliz Today asked a couple of members of the GGPNC for an update since the last elections in March. Jessica Kornberg has shared her progress and views with us below. Her words do not represent any offical views or opinions of the GGPNC or LosFelizToday. We do thank her for her time and efforts!
09.1.10 | Community | Jessie Kornberg
Yesterday, the LA Zoo announced that 22 of the 23 hatched brand new Komodo Dragons now reside at the Zoo, from eggs laid in January by their mother, Lima. Only 14 to 20 inches long now with a weight of 3-4 ounces, they are reported to grow up to 200 lbs or more, being the largest lizard in the world! Komodo Dragons have a reputation for having a poisonous bite.
08.26.10 | Community, Entertainment | Lou Golshan
The local businesses on Vermont, Hillhurst and Hollywood are celebrating summer with specials and discounts on Saturday, July 31, 2010, 2:00 – 9:00pm! Come see the best Los Feliz has to offer – we’ll have the welcome mat out with amazing 30-70% discount specials, strolling musicians, face painting, live entertainment & music and a scavenger hunt. Enjoy your favorite hang-outs and get to know our new businesses! Pick up a comprehensive map of participating members & planned events on our complimentary transports. Free transportation throughout the Village provided. Stops will be posted throughout the Village. Get a chance to win a 3G IPAD! $1 raffle tickets will be available at several locations throughout the Village. Proceeds to benefit the Barnsdall Art Center. Join the fun, relive the good times and come celebrate at the Los Feliz Village Summer Fair. Questions or to participate in the fun, call our info-line at (818) 669-2618.
07.26.10 | Bars & Restaurants, Community, Entertainment, Food | Alex Golshan
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
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