University Park Family's Blog – July 2009 Archive (5)

Watts Tower has cost $6 million over the last 18 years and still requires more than $5 million in repair?

$6.2 million has been spent on the towers' upkeep since 1991 -- about $3 million each from the city and the state, and $155,000 in grants from private foundations, according to the LA Times.



The story doesn't say what the money is for or note that the Towers were closed from 1994 to 2002 for a $1.9-million seismic retrofit after the… Continue

Added by University Park Family on July 29, 2009 at 9:45am — No Comments

Wetlands soon to grace South Los Angeles



Councilwoman Jan Perry announced that the Augustus F. Hawkins Natural Park broke ground last month on a one-acre wetland feature. The 9-acre South Los Angeles Wetland Park at 54th and Avalon, once the site of a former MTA bus yard, "will serve as an urban oasis, education center, and passive recreational nature center."



The park is already a gem of Los Angeles: "Once a cement pipe storage yard, the… Continue

Added by University Park Family on July 20, 2009 at 12:32pm — No Comments

SOS Website provides resources for kids affected by Los Angeles summer school cancellation

The SOS Classroom is a collection of free educational Web sites, videos and games in order to help bridge the gap after the

Los Angeles Unified School District announced it would cancel summer school, affecting 225,000.



The Website, which USC students created as a class project, is populated with… Continue

Added by University Park Family on July 8, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Reptile Appreciation Day and more in Exposition Park

This month at the Natural History Museum -



REPTILE AND AMPHIBIAN APPRECIATION DAY

Saturday, July 11, noon-4:45 pm

Toads and turtles! Snakes and Skinks! And that’s to say nothing of the pair of American alligators, the 13-foot python, all of California's native rattlesnakes, Indian cobras and poison arrow frogs.… Continue

Added by University Park Family on July 7, 2009 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Michael Jackson Memorial at Staples sure to tie up traffic in University Park and Expo Park

Street closures and traffic management plan regarding the Michael Jackson memorial at Staples Center for Tuesday morning.



These are subject to change to address emergent traffic needs.

Any major changes to this plan before 4:30 today will be sent to you as the

day progresses.



Click to see a larger version. Clear as mud.…



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Added by University Park Family on July 6, 2009 at 11:56am — No Comments

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