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FINDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUNDING

I wanted to share some milestones in our march toward establishing guidelines for the first-ever comprehensive affordable housing policy in the City of Los Angeles. I have been aggressively pursuing a value capture policy in particular. In September, I introduced a motion that would require developers to build low-income units or pay into the city's Affordable Housing Trust Fund in exchange for zoning changes, variances or other exceptions that increase the value of the project. The motion…

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Added by Betsy Hall on April 17, 2015 at 5:42pm — No Comments

SILVER LAKE STREET CLEAN UP

Join CD13 Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell's team, Silver Lake Improvement Assn and Wood Handcrafted Pizza on Sunset at Silver Lake Blvd. for a morning of neighborhood clean up and a genuine Italian reward. 

Look for the crew with the brooms, Thursday, 4/23, 9 a.m. to noon.…

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Added by Betsy Hall on April 17, 2015 at 5:06pm — No Comments

SHOWCASE HOUSE OPENS THIS SUNDAY!

PASADENA SHOWCASE HOUSE FOR THE ARTS

This year, Pasadena Showcase House is revisiting a distinguished estate designed by Fernand Parmentier in 1910 that is an eclectic English Tudor combined with Craftsman elements. The artistic innovations and philosophy of the burgeoning Arts and Crafts movement are evident in this striking…

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Added by Betsy Hall on April 17, 2015 at 12:34pm — No Comments

MUSIC, MAGICAL SCULPTURE HUNT, MUNCHIES

Added by Betsy Hall on April 17, 2015 at 12:11pm — No Comments

SILVER LAKE CHAMBER MIXER

Join us at the Silver Lake Chamber Mixer

THIS THURSDAY, 4/16, 6:30 to 8:30 at HachéLA.

Great steak or veggie burger goes well with double friend french fries and garlic dip, strawberry lemonade or select brew or wine, and don't forget custard desserts. We usually have about 30 members of the community show…

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Added by Betsy Hall on April 13, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

COMMUNITY FAIRE

 

The Griffith Park Adult Community Center will hold their annual Spring Faire on Saturday, April 18, 2015.  10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. invite your family and friends. Meal tickets are only $12 in advance; or pick them up at the event for $15.00 There is…

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Added by Betsy Hall on April 13, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

SILVER LAKE TO JOIN 800 CITIES IN 110 COUNTRIES

Registration is now open for Make Music Los Angeles. MMLA is part of the international, free, live, public performances Fête de la Musique.  Schedule now for Summer Solstice, June 21. 

Performers, join others' stages or create your own. Audience - watch SilverLakeStar for more details about local venues. For email notifications, join our online community.

For more info,…

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Added by Betsy Hall on April 13, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

RAMSAY OR RYU FOR YOU?

CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES DEBATE 4/27/15

   

Hear from the candidate who will replace Tom Labonge after the May 19, 2015 election. 

The Los…

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Added by Betsy Hall on April 10, 2015 at 6:58pm — No Comments

WAGE REPLACEMENT DURING FAMILY ILLNESS TO BE INCREASED?

Sometimes the motivation for creating legislation is personal. For Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez, he recalls, “As a child, I spent seven days in the hospital with pneumonia and nearly bankrupted my family. Between lost wages for missing work and the cost of my medical bills, my parents were barely able to make ends meet."

And sometimes, it's about taking steps towards fairness. When people aren't taking advantage of…

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Added by Betsy Hall on April 2, 2015 at 11:24am — No Comments

REMEMBER THAT SUNSET JUNCTION ART PROJECT?

WAIT, we need to spend  1 3/4 million in preparatory work first. 

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2015/02/giant_sunset_junction_saddle_is_finally_happening_this_year.php

CITY OF LOS ANGELES BREAKS…

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Added by Betsy Hall on March 31, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

JIMBO TIMES

POV LA - Jimbo Times, The L.A. Story Teller, is part photo journalism, part soulful blogger and all L.A. Jimmy documents the ordinary (Sunset Blvd. in Silver Lake)...

and compliments the extraordinary (Open Mic in Los Feliz)...

and there's always the element of surprise...…

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Added by Betsy Hall on March 31, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

GASTRO GUY AT DINOSAUR COFFEE

Actor Cassidy Claire Risien and I met for coffee at the (fairly) new Dinosaur Coffee. Each at turning points in our lives, we…

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Added by Betsy Hall on March 26, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

JUST SOLD - 2/1 IN ECHO PARK

Silver Lake Star Real Estate and Entertainment blogger, Clint Lohr. Lohr was on the seller's team for this Echo Park listing. Want an up-to-date property evaluation or an idea of what's available in Eastside residential properties? Contact Clint through his …

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Added by Betsy Hall on March 24, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

TRANSPORTATION - RELIEF IN SIGHT

Gatto’s Bill to Ease Traffic Congestion Cruises Through Transportation Committee    

Sacramento, CA – Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Glendale) legislation to help increase the efficiency of Los Angeles County’s freeway system, one of the nation’s most notoriously congested systems, passed its first legislative hurdle today, the Assembly Transportation Committee by a vote of 13-0.  The bill, AB 210, will create a pilot project to help ease traffic congestion…

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Added by Betsy Hall on March 23, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

CD4 RUN-OFF

Pending approval by City Council, the run-off election will determine Carolyn Ramsay or David Rhu as our next Councilmember in Council District 4.

Opinion:

Having worked in current Councilmember Tom LaBonge's office for many years, Ramsay knows the District well. She comfortable in heals at a business mixer, hiking boots in Griffith Park. She stays cheerful and cooperates with others under difficult circumstances. Her interpersonal relationships and skills could speed the…

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Added by Betsy Hall on March 21, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

HAPPY HOURS - DIABETES AWARENESS - HSFC FUNdraiser

Wednesday, March 25 - Haché LA is offering 15% to Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic to help with Diabetes Awareness. During an extended Happy Hour of 6 to 10 PM, we'll be chowing down on steak and vegan burgers and studying up on our Diabetes knowledge. Come by and meet…

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Added by Betsy Hall on March 20, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

DWP SAYS EARN 10 BUCKS - SAVE A TREE

LADWP Offers $10 To Go Paperless

For a limited time, LADWP is offering a $10 bill credit for new paperless billing customers. Customers who sign up for paperless billing through ladwp.com will receive a $10 credit on their next…
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Added by Betsy Hall on March 20, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

FREE CREAMY ICE CREAM - FRIDAY OPENING

JENI’S LOS FELIZ OPENING NIGHT PARTY

Friday, March 20

7 – 10 p.m.

1954 Hillhurst Ave (corner of Hillhurst and Clarissa avenues)

Free scoops!

Hosted by Jeni

First 50 in line get one of our new ceramic Flavor Mugs

Jeni's first West Coast shop opens this Friday night in Los Angeles—and they’re throwing a party. Join them at Jeni’s Los Feliz (1954 Hillhurst Ave; at the corner of Hillhurst and Clarissa) from…

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Added by Betsy Hall on March 20, 2015 at 11:38am — No Comments

ONE LANE WALK THROUGH

Project Walking Tour & Community Meeting

Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Bypass Line Traffic Plan



Councilman Tom LaBonge (4th District), the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and the Los…
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Added by Betsy Hall on March 14, 2015 at 6:29pm — No Comments

MOJO AND MARKETING

MARKETING AROUND SILVER LAKE 

By Betsy M. Hall

How do businesses connect with clients, in and around Silver Lake? That is one of my niches. I grew up here and I've helped businesses grow. 

Omnipresence is one my favorite strategies. Beyond being familiar, you and your business can be known, liked and trusted. 

What tools can Marketing Directions offer for…

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Added by Betsy Hall on March 11, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Pasadena Showcase House

Home and Garden Masterpiece

Volunteers create a place of beauty. Tour and support musical arts.

4/19 to 5/17/2015

The members of Pasadena Showcase House Association are united by their belief in the power and beauty of music. Their collective goal is to provide funding to programs that nurture the study and appreciation of music, to programs that provide music as a vehicle towards health and healing, to programs that offer music education knowing that the study of music enhances other academic subjects as well as cultural enrichment and to programs that ensure that music is available to a broad range of audiences.

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