“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
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
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
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
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
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