Friday, June 5, 2015

Tour of West Adams Heights "Sugar Hill," Saturday, June 6

The West Adams Heritage Association is hosting a tour of some of the grandest homes of the West Adams Heights area on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 10am – 4 pm. The Rindge Mansion, home of actress Hattie McDaniel, who played Mammy in “Gone with the Wind”  will be open to the public for the first time. West Adams Heights was developed at the turn of the century for wealthy Angelenos, and many homes were built by renowned architects.

The tour is self-guided walking tour, named the“Heights of Elegance,”will benefit the WAHA Preservation Fund, which promotes historical landmarking and cultural heritage programs in the area.
Tickets are $35, and may be purchased online or at the door. The tour will begin at 2263 S. Harvard Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018. Please note that no tickets will be sold after 1 pm.


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Celebrate the Beauty of the Butterfly

NHM Pavilion of Wings & Live Animal Presentation 

Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum: More than 30 native North American butterfly species and an array of plants take up residence every summer for the Butterfly Pavilion. Wander through a unique changing ecosystem, witness free-flying creatures interacting with plant life, and emerge with a better understanding of the environment needed for the survival of these spectacular animals on wing. A great way to learn more about becoming a Monarch Waystation from citizen scientists and gardeners. Learn more on the NHM website, and reserve your admission tickets ($17/adults, $8/children, free for NHM members.)

Monday, April 6, 2015

Wesson Endorces Ramsey for City Council District 4

City Council President Herb Wesson recently endorsed Carolyn Ramsey in the race for LA City Council District 4 “I think it’s important to tell you why I am supporting Carolyn,” said Wesson. “We are standing in the heart of the CD4. I started my career as the chief of staff and I know it’s the heart of the council office; it really prepared me; taught me how to get votes to pass legislation and I think it makes Carolyn head and shoulders above the others in this race.”
“I’m grateful for the strong support of Council President Wesson as we kick off our campaign for the May 19th runoff.” said Carolyn Ramsay. “His strong leadership on economic development means we can begin working together to rebuild our infrastructure and preserve our neighborhoods like historic Wilshire Park with over 500 historic homes.”
Ramsay has also been endorsed by her former boss, Councilman Tom LaBonge, who is termed out. City Councilman Gil Cedillo and Councilman Mitch O’Farrell have also endorsed Ramsay.
The endorsement gives Ramsay a boost over challengers David Ryu.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Presidential Visit and Marathon Time in Los Angeles

President Barack Obama will be in Los Angeles on Thursday and Friday, with various road closures.  Plan ahead and give yourself lots of time to travel on those days.

Sunday is the Los Angeles Marathon - with record breaking heat! 
Marathon organizers have moved up the race's start time by 30 minutes because of the expected heat.
The start time for the race is now set for 6:55 a.m., when a temperature of 64 degrees with a humidity of 40% in downtown Los Angeles is expected. By the time the first runners make it to Santa Monica — likely between noon and 1 p.m. — the temperature is expected to have reached 80 degrees.

It will be a great event in the City, but keep in mind that traffic issues will likely  impact all of us.  Here's a link for the Marathon street closures.

Some extra fun -- On Friday night, 124 spotlights will be set out along the Marathon route and shining upwards. To everyone who's running in the Marathon this year, good luck!! 

Friday, March 6, 2015

All Star Chef Classic and Salt and Straw -- Yum Yum!!

All Star Chef Classic - Mar. 11-14. 

Are you a foodie, or do you just like good food?  Either way, this is a great event!

The four-day foodie event brings together some of the world’s most celebrated chefs to cook in a 

“Restaurant Stadium” and “Chefs Tasting Arena” in downtown Los Angeles. Dazzle your taste buds 

during the “French Masters Dinner,” “Grill & Chill” and “Cuisine for the Cure” events. LA Live, 800

W Olympic Blvd., downtown.

Ice cream fanatics are flocking to the recently opened Salt and Straw (240 N. Larchmont Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90004), as the lines stretching out the door will attest.  The Portland, Oregon favorite is housed in a charming-looking place staffed by super friendly counter wizards who serve up sweet temptations like California Peaches and Lemon Crumble, Sea Salt Caramel, and Avocado and Strawberry Sherbert.   Lots of odd and delicious flavors too, to tempt your tongue.  Definitely worth checking out!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

LA Metro Coming to the Crenshaw Corridor

The Crenshaw/LAX Line is an under construction mass-transit light rail line project to construct a new 8.5-mile light rail line through southwest Los Angeles. The line will run generally north-south and will connect the Crenshaw District and Leimert Park to Inglewood and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The line will be a part of the Los Angeles County Metro Rail System. When completed, it will run from Jefferson Park in the north to El Segundo in the south with a projected ridership of 16,000.

The project is being planned by Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). The project has been given high priority by Metro in its long-range plan.  Metro began pre-construction in July 2012.  Heavy construction began in June 2014 and initial revenue service projected to begin by 2019.