As of July 18, 2010, the Los Feliz Library’s hours have been reduced(they are now closed on Sundays and Mondays and close much earlier) and part of the staff has been laid off. This also affects us as a community with fewer access to services and all that a library can offer.
08.3.10 | Community, Entertainment | Alex 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
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
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
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
This 1,192 Sq. ft, Mid-Century gated home with fantastic views, located in the Franklin Hills area of Los Feliz, is a great home for entertaining, with 2 bedrooms and 1.75 baths. You can stay warm with the cozy stone fireplace in the living room or enjoy a sunny day walking through the French Doors that lead to a beautiful outdoor deck via Kitchen and Dining Room. The master bedroom suite holds much closet space and a spa like bathroom. Recent comps sold for High 600s/Low 700s. The lender is currently asking for $619,000. The property currently has occupants, so please do not disturb them for information in regards to the sale of this property. For more information, call 323-704-7130 or email info@myLARealEstateGroup.com
01.22.10 | Community, Market Trends, Real Estate | Alex Golshan