City Attorney Mike Feuer Event: Meet Neighborhood Prosecutor

Neighborhood Prosecutor

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Westside Winter Shelter Donation Drive

Winter Shelter Donations 2014

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Spark of Love Toy Drive

Spark of Love Toy Drive
Provider: Los Angeles Fire Department

The Los Angeles Fire Department Holiday Toy Program for Needy Children collects new unwrapped toys or sporting goods and distributes to identified recipients prior to December 25.

Donations may be dropped off at your local Fire Station in Southern California during the holiday season.

Brentwood’s local station is
Los Angeles Fire Department – Station 19 (Brentwood)
12229 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049


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Vintage Postcard Views of Old LA Then and Now

St Marks Hotel- Windward Avenue Venice 1910s

[From Curbed LA]

It’s crazy the things people used to make postcards for. Now, all the cheesy trinket stores sell a million mailable photos of the Hollywood sign, but it used to be that you could get a postcard of a cool barbecue restaurant, or a wild roller coaster in Venice. Thanks to the ScenePast: Americana Road Trip app, we’re getting a chance to see a bygone Los Angeles through well-preserved old souvenirs for “popular landmarks, beloved destinations, forgotten restaurants, memorable motels, & quirky roadside attractions,” and their locations as seen in the present. ScenePast previously brought us before-and-afters of famous LA filming locations.

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The Lost Canyons of Brentwood

Brentwood - November 25, 1927

[An article by Fred Gurzeler from Westside Today]

Brentwood is home to several canyons that wind their way down from the Santa Monica Mountains. To the west there is Mandeville Canyon and to the east is Sepulveda Canyon. Running down the center of Brentwood is a canyon few may know. Originating at the meeting of Cliffwood and Carmelina Avenues north of Sunset and unceremoniously ending at an entrance to the Pico-Kenter storm drain just north of Wilshire near McClellan Avenue, is Brentwood Canyon. Prominently shown on the earliest United States Geological Survey (USGS) maps, the canyon was once the dividing line between four major developments, Brentwood Park and Westgate to the north and Ethelwyn Manor and Ethelwyn Manor Heights to the south. Few today may know about the last two developments, but they were heavily advertised and promoted one hundred years ago.

“Brentwood Park.”

So began a front page article in the December 15, 1905 edition of The Daily Outlook (which eventually changed its name to the Santa Monica Evening Outlook). “That is the name that has been chosen and the new 320 acre park city on San Vicente boulevard and Twenty-sixth street has been christened.” Named in honor of William Lynton Brent (January 6, 1868 – April 5, 1955), a major owner/investor in the development, the tract map for Brentwood Park was recorded January 23, 1906 and “Brentwood” was born. The eastern boundary of Brentwood Park was Brentwood Canyon.
On the other side of Brentwood Canyon lay Westgate, which was comprised of various tracts (Westgate, Westgate Acres, Westgate Heights and Westgate Gardens) that went all the way to the Pacific Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. The first tract – simply known as Westgate – was surveyed in March, 1905 and recorded April 19, 1905, but the developers, the Santa Monica Land and Water Company, wasted no time announcing the new development; advertisements were already appearing in the local newspapers: “Amid the Foothills Fair” touted an April 12, 1905 ad in the Los Angeles Times and “The Foothill Garden” in a May 21, 1905 ad in the Los Angeles Herald. Although Westgate is a tad older than Brentwood, the Brentwood name would eventually consume it. By the 1930s Westgate as a distinct community was all but gone.

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How Los Angeles Neighborhoods Got Their Names



The divide between the different neighborhoods of Los Angeles can feel like one between cities, and in some cases—like West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Culver City—it literally is. But residents of L.A. really do place stock in the neighborhood they live in, whether it be on the Westside or Eastside, downtown or nestled in the hills.

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Notice of Public Hearing: The Archer Forward Project

A public hearing will be held at University Synagogue on December 8th at 10:30am.  The full notice is included here as a PDF file.



Here is the Final EIR for the Archer Forward project

Final EIR_Archer Forward111314


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LAPD Food Drive Nov. 23rd

Food Drive: LAPD

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BCC Outreach Survey for 2015: Please help

FOR 2015

Please help us refine the BCC Outreach & Community Engagement Goals for 2015. Our mandate is to focus on supporting Brentwood services and non-profits, such as the West LAPD, Fire Station 19, VA Homeless Services, Brentwood Library, local service organizations (e.g. the Girl Scouts) and non-profits that focus their efforts within 90049.

Please click here to take the survey.

Thank you for your participation!

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Tom Kalette Memorial Oct. 30th at 6:30pm

Tom Kalette lost his fight with cancer Oct 22, 2014.
A community memorial will be held for him at University Synagogue at 11960 Sunset Blvd. on Thursday, October 30 at 6:30 PM. Parking is available in the parking lot just south of Sunset on Saltair.
Tom was a respected businessman who was revered in the Brentwood Village where he managed properties and the overall Village activity.  He had a wonderful sense of humor and selfless quality that made him a wonderful person to work with in his business and community activities.  He will be sorely missed.
Thomas Michael Kalette was born June 4, 1951 in Syracuse, NY.
He attended Syracuse University.
Tom served 3 years in Vietnam with the Marine attachment aboard the USS Enterprise.
He practiced real estate beginning in 1987,  servicing the Los Angeles area.
Tom came to Brentwood Village in the late 90’s to help in the establishment of the Brentwood Village Chamber of Commerce, the Brentwood Village Business Improvement District. He worked hand-in-hand with the City of Los Angeles in a revitalization of Brentwood Village, a project which began in 2000.
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