University Park Family's Blog – September 2009 Archive (6)

Neighborhood councils may be a luxury city can't afford, city v.p. says.

As the city faces a $400 million deficit, officials are looking for places to cut. And one place for the axe to fall a – neighborhood councils, a system of 89 councils scattered throughout the city that are designed tto serve as liaisons between communities and elected officials,



"When you're $400 million in debt, that luxury may have to wait until another day,"

Al… Continue

Added by University Park Family on September 29, 2009 at 2:51pm — No Comments

For Sale: The star of Stand and Deliver, Garfield High School

L.A.U.S.D.'s Garfield High will soon be eligible for a takeover because of persistent academic failure, a high-level district source has told venerable L.A. Times reporter Howard Blume.



That means a charter school can now manage Garfield.



The East Los Angeles campus of 4,600… Continue

Added by University Park Family on September 25, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Masterplan for Vermont underway; locals' input encouraged

Visions for Vermont, a project aimed at redrafting of the city's development plans, met last week as the 30 neighborhood residents who showed up spoke for the tens of thousands who live in the area, according to a story by Neon Tommy reporter Callie Schweitzer.



They wanted more affordable housing, better schools, repaved sidewalks,… Continue

Added by University Park Family on September 21, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Could increased costs be on the way for your local farmers market because of city fees?

South Central Farmers said that on Friday Sept. 18 Mayor Villaraigosa would need to sign an ordinance changing the way the City assesses fees to "Special Events", including local certified Farmers' Markets.



Farmers Markets… Continue

Added by University Park Family on September 20, 2009 at 11:43pm — No Comments

For roosters in University Park the sky may be falling as L. A. considers new laws

The City Council should vote next week on whether residents should be allowed to have one - or any - roosters on the property, according to NeonTommy.com.



The public safety committee recommended this week that residents should only own one rooster. The city's Animal Services department also supports the proposal.



Councilmembers said they got noise complaints and… Continue

Added by University Park Family on September 16, 2009 at 11:53am — No Comments

Renaissance at Hoover and Union

 

There’s a new destination for din

ner, drinks and a show. Call it Ho-Un, in the tradition of No-Ho for North Hollywood. Or perhaps it one day will be called “The H-U,” like “The U-V” refers to University Village. For now, it’s simply…

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Added by University Park Family on September 9, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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