In an effort to break 2010′s voter turnout, the Los Feliz Business Improvement District (LFBID) and the council have made arrangements with several restaurants and merchants to offer 20% discounts, along with other incentives to voters who visit with their “LOS FELIZ VOTES” sticker, which you would receive after successfully submitting your vote on “election day”. Anyone over the age of 13, who lives in Los Feliz, works in Los Feliz, or is a part of the Los Feliz Community can have their vote counted.
10.2.12 | Community | Lou Golshan
The Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council is holding a “City Council District 4 Candidates” Forum on March 1st at 6 PM. Please come and hear all three candidates (Stephen Box, Tom LaBonge, Tomas O’Grady) discuss the issues and their answers. Hear it from them directly. Elections are just around the corner… Be informed…Be involved!
02.27.11 | Community | Lou Golshan
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
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
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
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