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…Continue
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SAVE THE DATE FOR Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic's celebration of 46 years of *FREE* health care services.
>>Thursday, October 9 in the PM.
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February Flamenco Dinner Theater at El Cid, the Los Angeles landmark that’s an authentically replicated 16th century Spanish Tavern has been presenting world-class flamenco for over 50 years. The iconic El Cid flamenco shows, taking place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, are a must-see filled with dynamic rhythms from internationally and locally recognized artists performing the classic style of pure flamenco dance and live music in an environment reminiscent of its Spanish…Continue
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El Cid continues its Tuesday Jazz Series this holiday season with Hot Club of Los Angeles performing gypsy jazz, a style of music pioneered by the Belgian guitar virtuoso and composer Django Reinhardt (1910-1953), on November 26, December 3, 10, and 17.
The seven members of the Hot Club of Los Angeles are all esteemed southern California-based musicians with backgrounds as sidemen and band leaders in a wide array of musical styles, including jazz, blues, country, rockabilly, jump…Continue
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El Cid turns into Honky Tonk Hacienda on Thursdays with bands, songwriters and musical instigators tearing it up in Outlaw Country, Roots, Old Time and Americana territory.
The inaugural monthly "throwback-Thursday" edition of the roots night, The Coyote Club, debuts on Thursday, November 21st and will…Continue
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Ever since Meher McArthur started writing for the Los Feliz Ledger, I've been her #1 fan. I always hoped she'd write the article addressing those common trash can / recycle bin quandaries. It arrived on my doorstep today!
Here's a link to Meher's…Continue
Added by Betsy Hall on August 1, 2013 at 9:13pm — No Comments
email from Mitch O'Farrell
We made it happen!
Together. You, me, and our neighbors across District 13.
We stood up against special interests and their Super PAC money. We showed that integrity and decency can beat the establishment and their negative campaigning.
I'm so proud to be a resident of District 13 today. You keep hearing in the news how voters in L.A. aren't engaged—how they don't care.
Well, our District…Continue
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This news comes from the O'Farrell campaign. Although we received a commitment of answers to questions from John Choi, the other candidate for City Council District 13, he has not responded to our contact via email and Facebook.
Friday was an inspirational day for the O'Farrell campaign. Community leaders at all…Continue
Added by Betsy Hall on May 13, 2013 at 12:58pm — No Comments
Our neighboring community of Elysian Valley will be holding a candidate forum for the two CD13 City Council candidates in the runoff - Mitch O'Farrell and John Choi.Continue
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Our city councilmember for the west side of the reservoir, Tom LaBonge, brought a number of local leaders and city departments together. Here is a great write up about what is coming for Griffith Park, the L.A. River, the Zoo, roads and ever important sewers. Many thanks for this report go to Sergio Lambarri, Special Interest Representative, Atwater Village Neighborhood Council · Atwater Village, Where Progress Is Tradition…Continue
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The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council (SLNC) Arts and Culture committee is happy to announce the Silver Lake Electrical Box Art Project taking place April 13 through April 21st, 2013 at a variety of public locations throughout the neighborhood. This year, 8 local artists and 1 youth group…Continue
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Eric Brightwell owns Brightwell, a gentlemen's shop across the street from Ivanhoe's playground.
Another thing that puts Eric on the map is, well, his maps. Here's an L A Times article about his cartographic caricatures.…Continue
Added by Betsy Hall on April 12, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
This will be the first in a series of posts about my experiences, travels and even occasional travails as an Angeleno trying to keep it green.
As an underground chef in L.A. people always ask me how I do it! Surviving on foot in a city that prides itself on vehicles. Without a car to transport or a motorcycle to look…Continue
On Thursday, February 28 at 8:30 a.m., Oliver Chin returns to his 'hood. He'ssss sssssharing his newest book in a ssssseries of children's ssssstories, The Year of the Snake. Sssstarring Ssssuzie and Lily, Chin's beautifully illustrated…Continue
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The Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce quarterly mixer will introduce and reacquaint local businesses this Thursday. Bon Vivant Market & Cafe in Atwater Village will host the event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bring business cards and a BRIEF introduction. Expect fun, friendship and new contacts for increased profits. See me for a serious Silver Lake Star sponsorship package…Continue
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The rest of the story - New Bike Rail Installed on Glendale-Hyperion Bridge
We featured this story a month ago and the blog post received nearly 500 views. As an update, here's a link to show how the sister cities program helped inspire this solution. And how this bike rail is inspiring other simple fixes throughout L.A. Click on: …Continue
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Home Restaurant in Silver Lake is donating a portion of the proceeds today between 4:00 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Organizer and Silver Lake resident, Dorothy Stringer, is helping her dear friend Dr. Montes to fulfill a dream of many decades. He wants to help our veterans with dental care. Share a few…Continue
Where else would she live but Silver Lake? She, "has a shrink for a mom, a comedy-writer dad, and a color-blind, Abstract Expressionist grandfather, it's no wonder "orthodox" simply isn't in her vocabulary."
The Refinery visited Sophie Buhai and interviewed her about her Silver Lake sanctuary.
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