Friday, Saturday, Sunday Labor Day Weekend Sixteen years ago, a FREE event was created that changed the dynamics of the largest historic neighborhoods in Los Angeles. The West Adams Avenues Jazz & Music Festival. The first neighbors gathered with picnic baskets and lawn chairs, then local musicians from the community began their music sets with Gospel, Jazz, Zydeco, Blues and Funk. A lot has changed since then.
Last year’s event shattered all expectations: • Nearly 4,000 attendees—some coming from as far as Australia • Covered by LA Weekly • Three full nights of music • Dancing in the streets • Activities for children • Arts, crafts and Jewelry from local artisans • Fabulous Foods from area restaurants/food trucks
Three full days of music, starting at 6:00 PM each day and continuing until MIDNIGHT SHOW UP, JUST LIKE OUR OTHER NEIGHBORS!! 7th Avenue & W. Adams Blvd. (North of Adams, South of 25th Street)
The City of Los Angeles and Council President Herb Wesson, in association with the Korean American Coalition (KAC), the Latino Coalition of Los Angeles and TheWilliam Grant Still Arts Center, is hosting a community art exhibit that will feature works from both established local artists and promising youth artists centered on the theme of diversity and their vision of Los Angeles as it stands today. The exhibit will be held at the EK Gallery on Saturday, August 19th and aims to celebrate the diversity of our city. Selected youth submissions will be featured alongside a number of featured artists from the community. More details about the event will be announced at a press conference hosted by Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson in June.
We are now accepting submissions from high school and college aged students (15-25) for consideration to be featured at the exhibit. On the day of the event submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges, comprised of the feature artists from each community, where 4 youth artists will be selected to feature their body of works in a separate exhibit at EK Gallery. In addition to the exhibit, one overall winner will win a $2000 cash prize. This opportunity will provide visibility for promising young artists in the community in an event that will be heavily promoted to local media.
2D art: Must fit within the following frame dimensions:
3D art: Dimensions will need to be pre-approved prior to submission. Please contact Janet Kim at janetkimpr@gmail to inquire
Participants must be between the ages of 15-25
Submissions must be mailed to EK Gallery with the submission form by August 9th, 2017
Submissions will be judged on the execution and expression of the theme EMBRACE LA
For questions related to the event or submission requirements, please contact Janet Kim via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On August 14, 2017, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation will begin to enforce L.A.M.C. 80.53 Parkway Violation in Los Angeles. The Ordinance prohibits the stopping, standing, or parking of a vehicle in the Parkway. A parkway is the area of the public right-of-way not intended for vehicular use between the sidewalk and the curb. A parkway can also be located where no curb exists between the sidewalk and the public street, which the City has reserved for landscaping and utilities. No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within the area of a Parkway. For parkway violators, penalties include issued citations.
For more information on the enforcement of the Parkway Violation, please visit: www.ladot.lacity.org
In November 2016, Los Angeles adopted an ordinance that does not ‘criminalize’ living in vehicles, while balancing the needs of residents, businesses and visitors for clean, healthy and safe public areas. The new LAMC Section 85.02 regulates the conduct of dwelling in a vehicle on a public street. These provisions became effective on January 7, 2017 and expire on July 1, 2018, unless extended by ordinance.
On June 20th, L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson introduced a motion to rename “Rodeo Road” to “Obama Boulevard”. Rodeo Road runs through the 10th Council District and was where then-Senator Obama’s first Los Angeles campaign rally took place in 2007. The 10th Council District is home to Washington Boulevard, Adams Boulevard and Jefferson Boulevard, and now it may also be home to Obama Boulevard. Read the full motion here (PDF).
Thursday, May 12, 6:00 - 9:00 pm Claude Pepper Senior Citizen Center, 1762 S. La Cienega Blvd
Faircrest Heights (including part of C.H.A.P.S.) was one of 15 neighborhoods protected by a March 2015 Interim Control Ordinance (ICO) limiting mansionization. Affecting single family dwellings on RA, RE, RS and R1 lots between Pico, La Cienega, Venice and Fairfax, the ICO allows demolitions, additions, remodels and new construction, while placing limitations on the size of new or remodeled homes.
Given our ICO status, we will be among the first neighborhoods in the city to be granted access to a menu of new single family zones currently being developed by City Planning under the re:CodeLA effort. City Planning has set up a community meeting JUST FOR US, to help our neighborhood understand - and help determine - our options. Community input is critical!
Below please find a message from City Planning:
The Department of City Planning is kicking off a series of community meetings for the Interim Control Ordinances (ICO) areas across the City to address the issues confronting single-family neighborhoods. This draft ordinance will be the follow-up to the March 25, 2015 Interim Control Ordinance to establish new regulations for neighborhood conservation. Please join us at the open house meeting near you to hear the menu of new zoning options and tell us what you think.
At this meeting, you will have an opportunity to learn more during an open house-style session with Planning staff, followed by a brief presentation about the area and zoning options and timeline for this ordinance. We will conclude with small group discussions where staff will hear more about your concerns, ideas, and feedback about draft zoning options.
Following this meeting, staff will review feedback and information provided by community members and move forth with preparing a draft ordinance. Follow-up focus group meetings will be scheduled, followed by a public hearing before the draft ordinance will be presented to the City Planning Commission (CPC) in late summer.
Feel free to forward this email. We look forward to seeing you soon! Sincerely, Neighborhood Conservation Staff -- Katherine E. Peterson Policy Division, Community Planning City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning Phone: 213-978-1472 email@example.com
NU Block Party - Saturday, August 8, 2015, 12 to 5 PM
Join us for Neighbors United’s Block Party 2015 on Saturday, August 8 from 12 noon until 5 p.m. on the 1900 block of Stearns Drive. We’ll have great entertainment, games, prizes and special guests. The Fire Department and Police Department will demonstrate their equipment and there will be information booths. The food will be FREE but you’ll need tickets for each member in your family. Tickets will be available on a first come-first served basis at the registration table beginning at 12 noon at Stearns Drive and Sawyer Street.
So that we will know how many neighbors will attend we’d like for you to complete the form below and bring it to the July meeting, return it to your block captain or mail it to Neighbors United, P. O. Box 35103, Los Angeles, CA 90035 no later than Saturday, August 1.
I am looking forward to seeing all my friends and neighbors at our annual Faircrest Heights neighborhood block party in a few short weeks. I am especially looking forward to the dance performance from the lovely young ladies of Seventh Dancers.
Seventh Dancers, located in the Evolve Dance studio over on Pico and Fairfax, is an amazing ballet dance program for young girls and boys ages 8-16yrs old. The students of Seventh Dancers have been practicing all summer for their first performance at the Faircrest Heights neighborhood block party.
The very talented Tahira Aliya is the visionary behind this amazing dance program. Miss Tahira, as the girls call her, has traveled the world to study her love for dance, with much of her training spent at the Le Petite Danseuse, Debbie Allen and The Dance Arts Academy. With 30 years experience, Miss Tahira took her passion to the next level by continuing her education at The National Academy of Sports Medicine studying injury prevention, personal training, and wellness coaching. This combination of experience, education, and dedication to the art of dance is what makes Seventh Dancers an extraordinary program here in Faircrest Heights.
Seventh Dancers is more than just a ballet class, it’s a lesson on sophistication, leadership, community pride, and teamwork. From the moment you step inside the studio you are greeted with warm smiles and friendly faces. It is clear that these young ladies take their lessons seriously and absolutely love being apart of this program.
Dance practice typically runs between 2 ½ – 3 hrs. In addition to their traditional lessons, the students enjoy exploring the local farmer’s markets, swimming at LACES, book club at the local library, and field trips on Fridays. Miss Tahira believes that education is very important and encourages the girls to strive for excellence in the classroom too. During the school year, students break up into study groups and work on their homework for a full hour. Miss Tahira’s assistant, Miss Danielle, is a teacher and helps tutor the students as needed.
Lessons are on going throughout the year and parents can enroll their children at anytime. For more information about Seventh Dances contact Miss Tahira at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to see and meet Miss Tahira and her talented students at the Faircrest Heights neighborhood block party Saturday, August 8th!