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Candidate Forum – L.A. City Council District 13 Election

The Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce (AVCC) is hosting a Candidate Forum for the upcoming L.A. City Council District 13 race. In 2013 our current L.A. City Councilmember, Eric Garcetti (CD13), will be termed-out and Atwater Village (along with other CD13 communities) will end up with a new person to represent us at City Hall. City Council decisions affect almost every aspect of our neighborhoods, from public safety to infrastructure, traffic, jobs and much more. Find out how the candidates stand on local issues important to you.
Got questions for the candidates?
We are soliciting questions from Atwater Village / CD13 stakeholders for our upcoming Candidate Forum. Click here to submit your questions. All questions will be pre-selected prior to the event.
For more information or questions about the Candidate Forum contact the Atwater Village Chamber at:
Tel: 818.732.1413

21st Annual Atwater Village Tree Lighting Ceremony

2nd Annual Atwater Artwalk


Saturday, April 28th, 2012
9:00 am to Noon
At the Sunnynook Bridge (Sunnynook Dr & Legion Ln), Central Atwater Village

Join Friends of Atwater Village (and Dahlia Heights Elementary, Echo Park Orinthology Club, and Girl Scout Troop #13151) for FOLAR’s “Gran Limpieza” to cleanup Atwater’s section of the Los Angeles River. Bring work gloves and lots of energy!

The Sunnynook Footbridge is located in the scenic “Glendale Narrows” in Atwater Village, the central and longest natural area of the LA River. The site features a footbridge over the River with tremendous views. The soft-bottom river has tall willow trees, and plenty of ducks and other water fowl.

Click here for more information

Thank You Atwater Village!

Friends of Atwater Village would like to give our heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped make our 2012 Spring Cleanup a success.

Special thanks go to Atwater Village residents Marie Conte, Cynthia Veneuad and Max Rios and to Northland Church members Jamie Olsen and Rene Chun who all worked hard pulling weeds, picking up trash, cleaning tree wells and clearing storm drain covers to make our Village shine.

Another special thanks goes to Luis Lopez Automotive for hosting our cleanup and donating the water used by the MTA for cleaning the sidewalks and bus stops along Fletcher Dr.

Additional thanks go the MTA Metro Team and their workers who trimmed and cleaned up the Bougainvillea at the Glendale Blvd underpass and filled many trash bags of debris along Glendale Blvd. Also, we’d like to thank the Students and Staff Member from Boys Republic for weeding the sidewalks of the entire Hyperion Bridge.

Lastly, thanks to Atwater Grill for providing lunch for the volunteers as a thank you for weeding the planters in front of their business. The lunch was delicious and it was a nice to have participation and acknowledgement of appreciation from a merchant.

Thank you again for helping make our Village sparkle n’ shine.

Friends of Atwater Village will participate in the 23rd Annual Los Angeles River Gran Limpieza on Saturday April 28th. Our site will be the Sunnynook Bridge and we hope to see you there!

Atwater Village Neighborhood Cleanup: March 31st!


Wednesday,  January 4, 2012 – 6:30 p.m.

Friendship Auditorium

3201 Riverside Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Public Testimony regarding City Redistricting (Each presenter is allowed no more than two minutes per speaker at the discretion of the hearing Presiding Officer. All written testimony will be accepted, as well as testimony submitted on-line)

For information concerning this Commission, please contact Myriam Lopez at (213) 922-7740 or e-mail

Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission

200 N. Spring Street, Room 275

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone: (213) 922-7740


Currently, Atwater Village is divided among three council districts. Atwater’s industrial area north of Goodwin and equestrian district is located in Council District 4; Atwater’s residential areas and three main commercial corridors (Fletcher Dr and Los Feliz & Glendale Blvd’s) are located in Council District 13; and a small slither of industrial property south of the 2 freeway is located in Council District 1.


"Atwater Village" book cover

Get your own copy today! Books will be available with the following Atwater Village merchants:

Alias Books East – 3163 Glendale Blvd

Luis Lopez Automotive – 2751 Fletcher Dr

Pot-ted – 3158 Los Feliz Blvd

Speed Co Fax & Pack – 3371 Glendale Blvd

Vince’s Market – 3250 Silver Lake Blvd

The book is also available by mail order for a donation of $21.99 per book plus $5 (up to five books) shipping & handling. Click here to download order form (PDF file).

You can also contact us at 323.913.2999 or


Atwater Village residents, business owners, city agencies and volunteers came together on this past Saturday, October 1, to make our village sparkle and shine.  Friends of Atwater Village (FAV) would like to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped make our community cleaner and greener.

As part of a team effort the Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce and FAV was awarded a $2,500 “Clean and Connected Communities” grant for our “Make ‘em Sparkle  Make ‘em Shine” beautification project. This joint project focused on sprucing up the commercial corridors of Glendale Blvd and Fletcher Dr. “Make ‘em Sparkle  Make ‘em Shine” entailed steam cleaning, repairing and painting of the historic tile trash receptacles; as well as repainting and replanting the plant containers all along Glendale Blvd. Fletcher Dr will soon get its graffiti abatement murals cleaned and touched up – including a fresh application of anti-graffiti coating. And the river rock parkway at the corner of Larga Ave and Fletcher Dr also got weeded and cleaned.

Besides these projects many volunteers helped to remove weeds from around tree wells, curbs and gutters, picked up trash, swept the streets through out the neighborhood and some of the businesses had their sidewalks steam cleaned.

In addition, the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council (AVNC) was also awarded a separate grant and has already started working on improving and beautifying the landscaping of the median down Glendale Blvd. The AVNC has started their planting of drought tolerant plants on the Glendale Blvd median between Glenfeliz Blvd and Larga Ave.

It does take a village to keep our village beautiful. Again, thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make Atwater Village sparkle and shine.

Click here for project photo gallery

Atwater History Presentation & Book Signing

Tuesday, September 27 · 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Atwater Village Branch Library – Community Room
3379 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90039
Join Friends of Atwater Village for a presentation on Atwater Village history based on the “Images of America: Atwater Village” book. The presentation will also include photos not included in the book.