“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
Papa’s Place is having their official “Grand Opening” tomorrow, Saturday, August 28, 2010. Doors will open to the public from 12 noon to 6pm, then a private staff meeting on Sunday, and regular working hours again on Monday (11am-9pm). The owner, Cengiz Karachua, has dedicated the unique Turkish-German Deli Style restaurant to his father, who served the Los Feliz community as the Golden Needle Tailoring for 23 years prior. His father had always wished for his son to open a restaurant and about two years after his passing, his dreams will be realized. An official menu had not yet been finalized, but the manager stated the Turkish – German take out style establishment will be unique. Sauerkraut and sausages…Mediterranean sandwiches…burgers..and a bakery!
08.27.10 | Bars & Restaurants, Community, Food | Alex Golshan
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
Marc Abrams was famous for walking the streets of Los Feliz, Silverlake, Echo Park, tanned and shirtless, every day while reading, since the 80′s, rain or shine.
07.22.10 | Community, Entertainment | Lou 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 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
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
Happy. What a postive word! That’s exactly the feeling you get when you walk in to HAPPY, the business on the corner of Hollywood Blvd and Vermont, in Los Feliz. HAPPY is a unique business offering well designed home and lifestyle accesories and gifts, along with a gallery space featuring local and international artists. They also hold classes of all sorts and a vintage line. Happy online is now available on their website, as well as the option to subscribe to their mailing list.
02.3.10 | Community | Alex Golshan
Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller’s home in Los Feliz is listed for sale. This 4,179 sq ft., 4 bedroom/4.5 bath Mediterranean Villa was bought on November 9, 2007 for $2,575,000. The magnificent home holds a grand entry, precious stone floors, a wine cellar, library, and wood-beamed ceilings throughout the house. The exterior shows off a beautiful pool and canyon views and sits close to the Griffith Observatory. Their house was listed for $3,697,000 when it first came on the market in June ’09 and now has dropped its price to $3,197,000.
01.12.10 | Community, Market Trends, Real Estate | Alex Golshan