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A group of bikers in Northeast L.A. Photo credit: Courtesy of Mark Vallianatos
nonoise August 17, 2013 at 08:40 am
15,000 bicyclist and millions of motorists. Does the minority here count? Yes, bicyclist countRead More up to a point. Moving traffic is a priority over anything else. No removal of car lanes!!
Hart Fisher August 17, 2013 at 07:44 pm
This is just the City Council's graft soldiers gaming the system. They want to artificially up theirRead More bike vs. motorist percentage with this new count. The last one they did on a holiday weekend during construction. It's sickening. How much you being paid to put the word out for this charade Ajay? We know that a non-profit group has spent nearly 3 million pushing an anti-car movement from out of state, including paying online bloggers to push their agenda so that the city can rake in $65,000 a mile to remove vehicle lanes for bike lanes on our busiest streets. How much are they paying YOU Ajay? Hart D. Fisher
nonoise August 18, 2013 at 08:21 am
The bike extremelist have more plans than just that. Check with your auto insurance company.Read More Most are now giving some kind of new discount that measures how much you drive. Drive less and you save. Yes, there are some people that qualify that do not drive because they are retired or for other reasons and that is fine. But for the rest it is a way of trying to control your driving and the bicyclist agenda is there. Most people need to drive and they need to drive a lot. There is no changing that no matter what bicyclist extremist try to do.
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ManSky July 23, 2013 at 07:47 pm
whatever. I've been on community boards before. Move to have the inappropriate remarks eliminatedRead More from the record; apologize to the offended folks; move on to work on projects of mutual benefit. I'm a trained community mediator, and find this awkward conflagration a symptom of bad communication. I'd be glad to help (without compensation) so that we may have the Native museum restored and maintained.
Tanyad July 23, 2013 at 08:34 pm
I'm sure there's a lot more to Mr Wright's statement and it is not in context. As we all know, thoseRead More in opposition to good works will always pick up on the smallest comment and blow it up out of proportion. From what I've heard, the MWA isn't that interested in helping save the Southwest Museum. So who's side are they really on?
Friends of SWMCoalition July 25, 2013 at 09:55 am
We thought this was resolved... have issued a response letter to MWA Board. It is on our Friends ofRead More the Southwest Museum facebook page or on ASNCAlert: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ASNCAlert/message/29316
"Buster" wearing a cone to prevent him from chewing on his bad leg. Credit: Leslie Brown
Steve June 15, 2013 at 01:26 pm
Try contacting http://www.hopeforpaws.org/. They helped a stray blind dog named "Fiona"Read More obtain surgery. The video is viral. The organization had been featured on many shows and news outlets. They are local. They also helped me with a little dog I fostered who was rescued just 2 days prior to euthanasia. It turned out he had Kennel Cough which developed into Pneumonia. He had to be isolated and treated for days. High vet bills resulted. Owner Eldahd stepped in. His organization paid all bills. The pup made it and is a happy boy!
Vickie Junger June 17, 2013 at 02:41 am
what about creating a chip in fund, and hopefully people here can send money. create a request forRead More donations here, rescue grps use this now. http://www.youcaring.com/ or have donations called into the vet that has been treating Buster. also are you planning to keep him ? if not there are some rescue grp that you can post to network for a home, once he's better. good luck
Vickie Junger June 17, 2013 at 02:49 am
sorry I missed the last part of the post some how, I see many things I suggested done. ! maybe youRead More can call Actor and Others too. Can the dog get pins in the leg ? rather then removing the leg ? maybe can look into the Amanda foundation too.
Constructing the planters from scratch. Credit: Krista Ebert
nonoise June 15, 2013 at 09:41 am
Kid in Cypress Park and Highland Park need an edible garden more than those in Mt. Washington.
Nina Zippay June 15, 2013 at 03:09 pm
Every kid needs an edible garden. It is a not a matter of who needs it more or less. Contact me ifRead More you want to do something about it.
nonoise June 16, 2013 at 07:10 am
A priority is with who needs it. There are poor kids that go hungry. For them it is not a matterRead More of the experience. It is a matter of having some food. The way the community has treated me, I would I want to do anything about it? Racism is a alive and well in Cypress Park.
Kim Axelrod Ohanneson July 8, 2012 at 01:33 pm
Last year, I paddled the two-mile stretch of the L.A. River (Balboa to Sepulveda) that has been leftRead More completely natural. It was an amazing experience and I really hope that the concrete is removed from the Glendale Narrows; it would so improve quality of life in NELA. A recent trip to Seattle made me realize that we're squandering an amazing natural resource. You can read about my river paddling trip at the link below: http://highlandpark-ca.patch.com/articles/travelogue-paddling-the-los-angeles-river#photo-7408103
Lisa Brewer January 23, 2012 at 04:10 pm
Way to go Peter Bedard! Not only are you adorable, but your energy and commitment to yourRead More neighborhood is infectious and inspiring. Wouldn't a lemonade / refreshing citrus beverage stand be awesome this summer?? Power to Neighborhood Watch and to bringing your neighbors together. (Myself? Discount me as a little weakling wary of getting chilled that particular rainy am. Boo!)
ChickenBoyFan January 23, 2012 at 05:39 pm
Peter Bedard has a beautiful mind, and a vibrant personality. He really has his finger on the pulseRead More of what it takes to move us forward into the future of a more beautiful Highland Park. Sign me up!
Howard Formby January 23, 2012 at 06:45 pm
For the record the trees were donates by Norman's Nursery in the San Gabriel Valley. ThanksRead More Norman's!
ChickenBoyFan January 16, 2012 at 09:12 pm
Bob is correct. There is NO such thing as a "card carrying drunk". There are a lot ofRead More questionable stories out there in the HP triangle. In the meantime, you haven't lived until you have shoveled human sh*t from behind the Senior Center wall, when it could have easily been picked up, and disposed of, by it's owner. I'm all for moving forward to solve the problem, but I also support the work to have the Veterans Square restored to a place of honor and memorium. I know our vets would appreciate it.
David Fonseca January 16, 2012 at 09:35 pm
Of course, that Dan claims to carry a card from AA is not proof he does not drink. The point of theRead More passage was not to exonerate him of perceived crime, only that Dan attempted to make it clear, without any prompting, that he didn't drink. It was important to him that I know that. I also agree that the square is an important place to preserve. It's important to find a long term solution that not only keeps the square looking like the memorial it ought to be, but doesn't scatter those people who occupied it to the four winds. Not only because it's more humane, but because they're likely to return to the same spot.
Rebecca Prine January 17, 2012 at 01:56 am
I look forward to advancing on a solution. Working in skid row throughout the years has taught meRead More two things I want to share as a result of the above comments. Alcoholics do carry AA cards, they're chips, if you have gone through AA you should know such. The man featured in the article had his chip attached to the zipper on his jacket. I feel he showed this chip unprompted because people probably treat him as a drunk rather than a person. The disorganization that results from schizophrenia is often mistaken for signs of drinking or drugs, not to mention if I had voices yelling and threatening me all day I too would drink to manage these symptoms. Who are we to judge. As for why families don't step up to the plate and allow family members to return home when they are homeless there are many reasons. The one I see the most of is of untreated and undiagnosed mental illness that family members often don't understand or are scared of. The other is addiction. Both of these are a sickness, that in my opinion, are not well understood and only further stigmatize and often excuse homelessness. I believe no one should be homeless in this country as our resources are vast; people-regardless of their choices, addictions, or challenges deserve more.
David Bloom October 6, 2011 at 11:04 am
Why is every picture of the homeless in Highland Park taken at our beloved Veterans Memorial Square?Read More Why does the LAPD not enforce standards anymore? It is a really sad state of affairs there.
Rebecca Prine October 6, 2011 at 11:04 pm
I am not sure what you mean by enforce standards? As for it being a sad state of affairs out thereRead More it really is, you should come out and get to know these people better.
David Bloom October 19, 2011 at 07:18 pm
You're right, I should have said enforce the "law" not the standards. People are dealingRead More heroin and drinking there. There is nothing to feel sorry for going on there anymore, and no one to get to know better.
Sharifah Rosso September 30, 2011 at 02:01 pm
Personally speaking, I would love to see a Memorial Waterfall with landscaping.
KATHY BROWNING October 1, 2011 at 12:08 pm
Even though the murals would be on public property, the proposed area on Mount Washington is aRead More residential neighborhood and any mural(s) in an area such as this one would detract from the natural surrounding beauty. If people want to put up murals, I believe the murals would more appropriate around the Highland Park area.
Warren Christensen October 1, 2011 at 03:06 pm
Lauren, SRF members and all members of our Mt Washington Community, thank you for your comments andRead More input. The artists are required by the City of Los Angeles to complete an application for approval of Public Art, gather requested supporting materials, submit the application to the Public Works Division, appear before the Public Art Committee to receive feedback before being recommended for approval to the Cultural Affairs Commision to receive a conceptual and/or final approval. Step number one requires (among other things) that the final drawings, renderings and material samples of the project be provided. They will also be required to show evidence of community support including community meeting dates and outcomes. Ultimately, the decision on whether a permit will be granted will be determined by the Cultural Affairs Commission at a public meeting and the public can be heard at all commission meetings. The artists appreciate SRF's official stated position by Lauren Landress; "SRF would like to clarify that, contrary to what has been reported here, SRF has never voiced an opinion about the proposed mural project. We will look forward to reviewing the matter when more details are presented to the community". The artists are happy to comply with all requests by the application process, the community and SRF and they will present the actual drawings and renderings for approval. They look forward to additional SRF and community review to achieve the support needed.
Warren Christensen September 29, 2011 at 10:56 pm
David, Please get in touch with Hank, arrange a meeting time and let us get together and discuss it.Read More You should be involved. You have taken a very public stand on behalf of yourself and SRF. This is how the Palestinians will get statehood although it seems a far cry from possible right now. Same goes with congress and our President. Reasonable people act reasonably. They get together and discuss not only their differences but also possibilities. Everything is possible.
Warren Christensen September 29, 2011 at 11:21 pm
Of course there are guidelines. Go to the city website, cultural affairs, download the guidelinesRead More and application procedure for Public Art. It is not only legal, it is possible. I also have an MFA degree from USC and I have been administrating and practicing my profession in the arts for over 40 years. What exactly does this have to do with Public Policy in the arts? While looking it up on the city website you may also find your curious about how our Nation weighs in with public policy for public art. Go to the National Endowment for the Arts and look it up. You may be very surprised at what you will read. And one day our Universities and Conservatory's that take our tuition money; grant us our MFA's, and teach us about Art, may just get around to teaching about public policy in the Arts. But like anything we do as professionals, the education really comes from doing it. Try someday to do a public art project and you will have what no one is teaching our MFA students. It is not theory. It all comes down to the politics of the people. And that is what Cristo has taught us with his monumental public art projects over the last 30 years. He worked on his most recent New York Central Park project for 20 years and 4 administration. But he got it up. And 30 days later it came down. Whats the message???
Sharifah Rosso September 30, 2011 at 02:28 pm
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR ARTS PUBLISHED STATEMENT VISUAL ARTS: Art Works Introduction The NEA'sRead More guiding principle is embodied in one sentence: "Art works." "Art works" is a noun; the creation of works of art by artists. "Art works" is a verb; art works on and within people to change and inspire them. "Art works" is a statement; arts jobs are real jobs that are part of the real economy. Art Works encourages and supports the following four outcomes: Creation: The creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, Engagement: Public engagement with diverse and excellent art, Learning: Lifelong learning in the arts, and Livability: The strengthening of communities through the arts. etcetera.
Robert Brody September 7, 2011 at 04:35 pm
Great idea. Any opportunity to get the TRUTH out to the public regarding the Demise of the SW MuseumRead More at the hands of the Autry works for me.
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