The Los Feliz Village Business Improvement District presents the 19th Annual Los Feliz Village Street Fair, this Sunday, July 22, 2012. According to police estimates, last year’s attendance was about 20,000 people strong. The event is held on Hollywood Blvd, between Hillhurst and Vermont Avenues. As posted on the LFBID’s website, “[Los Feliz] is a kind of community that celebrates its uniqueness and the biggest expression of that is the Los Feliz Village Street Fair!”
07.20.12 | Art, Bars & Restaurants, Community, Entertainment, Food | 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
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
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
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
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