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Atwater Village Neighborhood Cleanup: March 31st!

LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL REDISTRICTING COMMISSION PUBLIC INPUT HEARING

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 myriam.lopez@lacity.org


Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission

www.redistricting2011.lacity.org

200 N. Spring Street, Room 275

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone: (213) 922-7740

email: redistricting.lacity@lacity.org


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 STILL AVAILABLE AT THESE LOCATIONS

"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 favboard@friendsofatwatervillage.org

NEIGHBORHOOD WIDE CLEANUP MAKES ATWATER VILLAGE SPARKLE & SHINE

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

Book Signing – “Images of America: Atwater Village” at Potted

Join Friends of Atwater Village and Potted for evening of history… Atwater Village history.

Thursday, September 15 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Potted

3158 Los Feliz Blvd

Los Angeles, California

A PHOTOGRAPHIC PEEK AT THE HISTORY OF ATWATER VILLAGE; FUNDRAISER / BOOK SIGNING EVENTS

Friends of Atwater Village (FAV), along with Arcadia Publishing, is proud to announce the publication of “Images of America Atwater Village.”

The book will take you from the days of the Santa Eulalia Rancho down to the Los Angeles River, over its bridges and on a trolley past the homes of Atwater Village families as they work, play, and shop. It also includes our wonderful equestrian community as well as a look at creative locals.

FUNDRAISER/BOOK SIGNING EVENTS:

AUGUST 25: Hosted by Alias Books – 3163 Glendale Blvd, during “Summer Nights on the Blvd” (5pm – 10pm)

SEPTEMBER 15: Hosted by Pot-ted – 3158 Los Feliz Blvd (6pm – 9pm)

SEPTEMBER 27: History Presentation, fundraiser & book signing at Atwater Village Branch Library – 3379 Glendale Blvd (4:30pm – 7:30pm)

If you are unable to attend these events, 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 from (pdf file).

You can also contact us at  323.913.2999  or favboard@friendsofatwatervillage.org

“ATWATER VILLAGE” PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY BOOK FOR SALE IN AUGUST!

"Atwater Village" book cover

Atwater Village celebrated its centennial in 2010. To help commemorate this important milestone Friends of Atwater Village (FAV) produced Atwater’s first photographic history book, as part of Arcadia Publishing for the Images of America series. The book will become available this August 1st.

From the book’s back-cover

In the shadow of Griffith Park along the Glendale Narrows section of the Los Angeles River sitsAtwater Village, a charming slice of Los Angeles nestled amid Silver Lake, Los Feliz, and the city of Glendale. Atwater’s beginnings date to 1868 when W. C. B. Richardson bought the 671-acre Santa Eulalia Rancho. Starting in 1904, the Pacific Electric Red Car offered a convenient commute to downtown Los Angeles, and the Art Tile Company (later Gladding McBean) and Van de Kamps Bakery became key local employers. Stylish homes and bungalows proliferated along the tree-lined streets, built in the Mediterranean, English Tudor, Spanish Colonial Revival, California Craftsman, and Fantasy architectural styles. A library, post office, schools, and churches sprang up along with more than 100 family-owned and corporate enterprises. Nearly 4 miles long and half a mile wide, Atwater evolved as a wholly contained community, prompting residents in 1987 to successfully petition the city to officially add the word Village to its name.