Thursday, June 21, 2012

Celebrate Independence Day At Three CD 14 Concert & Fireworks Shows

Help us celebrate an early Independence Day as my office joins community groups to sponsor three Concert and Fireworks shows, with two next Saturday, June 30th, in El Sereno and Boyle Heights, and one on Sunday, July 1st, in Eagle Rock.

Since taking office, I have made it a priority to bring back our beloved neighborhood 4th of July fireworks shows, which had been non-existent in some CD 14 neighborhoods for decades.

So please join us for food, kids games, music and fireworks as we celebrate our great nation's birthday!

Click on flier or see below for details:

Saturday, June 30, 2012

El Sereno Fireworks Show is preceded by the El Sereno Bicentennial Committee 4th of July Parade, which begins at 2 p.m. on Huntington Drive , traveling down Eastern and ending at El Sereno park.

El Sereno Concert and Fireworks Show
4 p.m. - 9 p.m. (fireworks begin at 8 p.m.)

El Sereno Park
4721 Klamath Place
Los Angeles 90032

Please call (323) 226-1646 for more information.

Boyle Heights Concert and Fireworks Show
4 p.m.- 9 p.m. (fireworks begin at 8:30 p.m.)

Hollenbeck Park
415 S. Saint Louis St.
Los Angeles, 90033

Please call (323) 526-3059 for more information.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Eagle Rock Concert and Fireworks Show
4 p.m.-9 p.m. (fireworks begin at 8:30 p.m.)

Eagle Rock Park
1100 Eagle Vista Drive
Los Angeles 90041

Please call (323) 254-5295 for more information.

Click on the fliers for info, or see below:

Saturday, June 30, 2012

5th Annual El Sereno 4th of July and Fireworks Show

& El Sereno Bicentennial Committee 4th of July Parade

Parade begins at 2 p.m. on corner of

Monday, June 18, 2012

Teaming Up to Save Historic Downtown Mural and Preserve Building’s Historic Features

Historic building preservation and historic mural preservation came together recently to save the Calle de la Eternidad (Eternity Street) mural by Johanna Poethig on Broadway! David Gray, the new owner of the 1911 building reached out to my office to figure out a way to save the mural before he renovated the property and took down an added façade that has been covering the buildings original windows for 60 years. We brought in Judy Baca and SPARC and they photographed the mural using high-reso equipment that will allow the mural to be completely reproduced on another wall of the building once renovation is done with Johanna hand-painting. Thanks to all for coming together to keep our history alive!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Supporting Complete Streets in Boyle Heights and Beyond

Union de Vecinos debuted street furniture they designed with the Green LA Coalition today. Look for the new benches on Fickett and Boulder. Union de Vecinos shares my commitment to the complete streets concept, which is about creating community friendly streetscapes. I am working with the Green LA Coalition on complete streets concepts for Huntington Dr. in El Sereno and York Blvd in Highland Park. Congrats to Union for all the good works they do!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Broadway Arts Center Recieves Largest ArtPlace Grant

Great news for the Arts in Los Angeles- today out of 2,200 applicants, L.A. received 4 of the 47 grants from ArtPlace, including the Broadway Arts Center, which is part of our Bringing Back Broadway plan. The Center will bring artists housing and uses to Broadway & received the largest grant (470K) of any award winner throughout the nation – other LA awardees: Sci Arc Institute in the Arts District, Cornerstone Theatre Co. and Esperanza Community Housing (to bring art programming to El Mercado La Paloma in South L.A.) -- Way to go LA Arts community!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

CD14 eNewsletter Highlighting Community CD 14 Partnerships

With a nod to Edward James Olmos and his inspiring response to the Los Angeles Riots 20 years ago, check out the latest CD14 eNewsletter with updates, links and video on our action to ban single-use plastic bags littering our streets and polluting our waterways, a pocket park for York Blvd, more jobs coming to Angelenos on Broadway, and much more. Want to thank our community partners throughout CD 14 and the City for sharing our commitment and passion for positive change in our communities!

Read the CD14 eNewsletter here!