Draft Expo Corridor Transit Neighborhood Plan Release

The Los Angeles Department of City Planning is pleased to release the first draft of the Exposition Corridor Transit Neighborhood Plan. A copy of the Draft Plan, in addition to high resolution maps of the project area, can be downloaded at www.latnp.org/expo-line/expo-draft-plan/.

Attached for your convenience is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and a comment form. We look forward to your feedback. Please direct any comments or questions to Lameese Chang at lamees.chang@lacity.org.

Please stay tuned for future notices on the release of additional Plan materials and upcoming public meetings. The associated draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) will also be released soon.

Expo Corridor Plan_FAQ

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Battle of the Badges: Blood Drive

LAPD Blood Drive

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Fierce Santa Ana Winds Blowing Through Socal This Weekend

Via LAist.com:

“Hold onto your hats! There’s a major windstorm heading to the Southland tonight with some pretty gnarly Santa Ana wind gusts of up to 70 mph in the mountainous regions.

The National Weather Service (NWS) said that these areas will also be affected by the fierce winds: San Fernando Valley, coastal beach communities, metropolitan L.A. areas including downtown, and the Hollywood Hills, City News Service reported. The wind gusts will be the strongest in these areas on Saturday from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m., potentially hitting speeds of 40 to 50 mph.”


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Weekend Traffic Alert: UPDATE

The Vice President will be leaving Los Angeles to attend the funeral of King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia.  Therefore, the traffic interruptions previously communicated will be averted.

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West LA Crime Report for Jan. 6th – Jan. 19th

ROBBERY:     0

ADW (Assault with a Deadly Weapon):            0

BURGLARY:            4

0 Oakmont Dr

Between 01/10/15 at 2:30 pm and 01/12/15 at 7:00 am, unknown suspects(s) pried rear garage door and removed tools.

200 Chadbourne

On 01/13/15 at 7:30 pm, unknown suspect(s) attempted to pry construction site office door, activating alarm. No property loss.

11600 Mayfield

On 01/15/15 at 4:30 pm, unknown suspect(s) entered apt building subterranean garage and removed a bike.

400 Bundy

On 01/16/15 at 2:00 am, suspect (family member) entered with key and removed clothing.

GRAND THEFT AUTO:            2

2200 Mandeville

On 01/11/15, while parked in a driveway, a 2012 Mercedes 350 was stolen

11600 Dunstan

On 01/16/15 between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm, while parked in apartment parking lot, a 2009 Yamaha motorcycle was stolen

BFMV (Burglary and/or Theft from Motor Vehicle):                        3

1100 Granville

On 01/11/15, at approx. 10:25 pm, while parked in an apartment garage, gift cards were stolen

11700 Wilshire

Between 01/11/15 at 6:00 pm and 01/12/15 at 10:15 pm, while parked in a parking structure, door was pried. No property loss.


11600 Kiowa Ave

On 01/05/15, between 8:30 am 7:00 pm, an unknown suspect removed the victim’s electric car charger valued at 950.00 from the parking garage. Continue reading

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Traffic Alert for this Weekend

In an effort to avoid possible traffic congestion during the visit by the Vice President of the United States, the following areas of the City should be avoided when possible:

Friday, January 23rd from 8:30am to 10am

  • Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive
  • Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard
  • Santa Monica and the South 405 Freeway

Friday, January 23rd from 10:30am to Noon

  • Westwood Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard
  • Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive

Saturday, January 24 from 7:30am to 9am

  •  Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard
  •  Santa Monica and the 405 Freeway
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Westside Small Business Survey Results

Today we released the results of our Westside Small Business Survey, and we are very excited about it. By a 2-1 margin, our CD-11 small business owners support raising the minimum wage in Los Angeles. Please see the following link for particulars: http://www.11thdistrict.com/small_business_survey_results



Norman Kulla
Senior Counsel
Councilmember Mike Bonin
City of Los Angeles
310-575-8461 | www.11thdistrict.com

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Weekend Construction on Sunset Postponed

Good news! Metro and Caltrans have agreed to postpone the road work that was scheduled to take place on Sunset this weekend to avoid conflicting with other road work on Wilshire happening tomorrow and Sunday. An unnecessary weekend traffic nightmare averted.

The postponed work, which calls for the temporary closure of the 405 on and off ramps at Sunset so pedestrian access can be improved, will now take place next weekend. The work on Wilshire, which will reduce traffic to one lane so progress can be made on the Wilshire Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, will continue as planned.

It is maddening when various agencies, different levels of government or even neighboring cities cannot coordinate construction projects to avoid unnecessary impacts on traffic and neighborhood quality of life. There are tech tools other jurisdictions have used to coordinate better, and we need them here in LA. Thanks to those who called or emailed with objections and concerns.

Councilmember, 11th District
(213) 473-7011
twitter:  @mikebonin

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Weekend Traffic Alert for Eastbound Sunset Blvd.

This weekend (1/17, 1/18), the 405 North On and Off Ramp at Sunset will be closed to finish ADA pedestrian ramps and access.  This will likely cause congestion on eastbound Sunset from Bundy to Church.

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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT): Training Program 

The Brentwood Community Council (BCC) is sponsoring a free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Program at Paul Revere Charter Middle School starting in March. The CERT program is provided by the Los Angeles Fire Dept. This program is the Nationally Accepted Federal Standard for community response team training.

What is CERT? Local government prepares for everyday emergencies. However, during a disaster, the number and scope of incidents can overwhelm conventional emergency services. The CERT program is an all-risk, all-hazard training. This valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your famgjf165@gmail.comily, your neighbors and your neighborhood in an emergency situation.

The CERT program consists of 2½ hour classes, once a week, for 7 consecutive weeks. All sessions will be on Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. The dates will be March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16. Classes will be in the school”s Town Hall next to the cafeteria. Signs will be posted to help locate the building.

SIGN UP FOR THE CERT TRAINING CLASS by e-mailing your full name, email, and phone number to: info@brentwoodcommunitycouncil.org. If you don”t have email, or have questions, call Jerry at 310-472-4733.

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