L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti
Col. Kimberly Colloton, PMP, Commander and District Engineer of the Los Angeles District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Friends of the Los Angeles River co-founder/president Lewis MacAdams
Volunteers from dozens of companies, schools and community organizations including Anheuser-Busch, Bank of America, Van Nuys High School, and CSUN Outdoor Adventures

WHEN: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Media Availability at 9 am, cleanup from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Media Availability: Los Angeles River at Anthony C Beilenson Park
Media availability parking entrance at 6182 Balboa Blvd 91316, follow signs
Clean-up at four sites from Sepulveda Basin to City of Glendale

25th anniversary volunteer-driven Los Angeles River clean-up.

Hundreds of volunteers clearing and tons of debris from riverbed vegetation. Sorting river trash into categories, weighing and recording it for scientific data collection. Small groups hefting bulky items. “Soft-bottom” section of Los Angeles River, lush with vegetation that is habitat for birds and fish, distinct from typical concrete images.

A quarter-century ago, the few Angelenos who knew of the Los Angeles River thought of it as a drag strip or a storm drain. Today, its restoration as “a greenway from the mountains to the sea” is a widely shared civic goal, inspired by Friends of the Los Angeles River’s 25 years of organizing an annual river clean-up. From humble beginnings with only 10 volunteers in 1989, “La Gran Limpieza” anticipates drawing 3,000 volunteers to the river’s banks and pulling approximately 25 tons of trash out of it—trash that would otherwise end up in the Pacific Ocean.

Because of its growing civic importance, the river clean-up has been divided into three consecutive Saturday. This clean-up will address areas between the Sepulveda Basin and Griffith Park, with the subsequent two Saturday’s cleaning up the lower Glendale Narrows and areas near Long Beach.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Neighborhood Council Elections are Saturday April 26, 2014

Make it an outing, a celebration of your community…  Plan to VOTE this Saturday! NELA polling locations are listed below. Polling Hours vary by Neighborhood Council

You are a stake holder in a neighborhood council if you: Live, work, or own a business or property, in the council area, or have a community interest in the area based on “substantial and ongoing participation in some aspect of the community.”

Find your neighborhood, get involved, vote, come to meetings.


Arroyo Seco Neighborhood council
Representing: Hermon, Montecito Heights, Monterey Hills, Mount Washington and Sycamore Grove.
Polling hours: 10 am to 4 pm
Ramona Hall Community Center Lobby
4580 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90065
To review candidates:

Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council
Polling hours: 10 am to 4 pm
Benjamin Franklin Branch Library
2200 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
To review candidates:

Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council
Polling hours: 10 am to 4 pm
Eagle Rock City Hall
Downstairs Community Room
2035 Colorado Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90041
To review candidates:

Glassell Park Neighborhood Council
Polling hours: 10 am to 4 pm
Glassell Park Recreation Center
3750 N. Verdugo Road, Los Angeles, CA 90065
To review candidates:

Cypress Park Neighborhood Council
Polling hours: 10 am to 4 pm
Cypress Park & Recreation Center (Auditorium)
2630 Pepper Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90065
To review candidates:

Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council
Polling hours: 9 am to 3 pm
Highland Park Recreation Center
6150 Piedmont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90042
To review candidates:

Polling Hours: 9 am to 5 pm
Farmdale Elementary School
2660 Ruth Swiggett Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032
To review candidates:

Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council
Polling Hours: 11 am to 5 pm
Cafe in the Heights
3510 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90031
To review candidates:

See you at the polls!

North Figueroa Bike Lanes Community Meeting – Phase I

Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo (First District), would like your input on LADOT’s proposed bike lanes for North Figueroa (from Avenue 22 to Avenue 52, in Cypress Park, Sycamore Grove and a small portion of Highland Park). The meeting is for Phase I of the proposed N. Figueroa Street bike lanes.

North Figueroa Bike Lanes Community Meeting
Thursday, May 8th, 2014
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Nightingale Middle School (Cafeteria)
3311 North Figueroa Street (corner of Cypress Ave.)
Los Angeles (Cypress Park), CA, 90065

The proposal would remove one of two southbound traffic lanes (“road diet”) on North Figueroa Street. An alternative proposal will be presented that includes:

•Bike sharrows (shared lane – not removing a traffic lane) along Figueroa from Avenue 22 to Avenue 50 with no “road diet”
•Bike sharrows along Sycamore Terrace between Avenue 50 to Avenue 45/Woodside Drive
•Bike sharrows along Monte Vista Avenue from Avenue 50 to Marmion Way to Figueroa
•Bike sharrows along Avenue 50 between Figueroa and Monte Vista

Bike lanes on North Figueroa are part of the adopted 2010 City of Los Angeles Bike Plan. Refreshments and translation will be provided. RSVP with the District Office at (323)550-1538 or RSVP at:

ERNC Candidate Forum is Tomorrow Night, Tuesday April 22

ERNC Candidate Forum is Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow, Tuesday April 22, at 7:00pm, the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council will host a candidates’ forum for those running in our election — which is coming up this Saturday, April 26.

The Forum will be held at the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, while the Election will be held at Eagle Rock City Hall.

The list of candidates is available on our page at the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. We’re hoping all the candidates attend the forum, so you can hear first-hand why they want to be elected, and what they hope to do if they’re elected. Please attend and help make Eagle Rock a better place!

Here are the details:

ERNC Candidate Forum
Tues., 4/22, 7:00 – 9:30pm
at Eagle Rock Center for the Arts
2225 Colorado Blvd (free parking in Bank of America lot)
light refreshments will be served

ERNC Elections
Saturday, 4/26, 10am – 4pm
at Eagle Rock City Hall
2035 Colorado Blvd

N.E.L.A. Artist Series Launch, April 26th @ MiVida Boutique, Limited Edition T’s and Prints



ER Principal Velasco Meeting Thur 4-24-14 7PM

Joseph Lucey ER HS Meeting Thur 7PM I’m putting together a community meeting / with parents from Eagle Rock High School this coming Thursday evening at 7PM at Saint Bernard’s Church Auditorium in Glassell Park. The Principle Mr. Salvador Velasco … Continue reading

Raven Interviews Highland Park’s Own Wakako Kawagoshi-Fisher of American Horrors


Elliott Caine Duo/4tet @ redwhitebluezz/Colombo’s

Jazz Fans…

Two upcoming dates: The first is at the "new & improved" red white+bluezz, which is now at The Pasadena Playhouse complex. The second is at our "usual" venue, Colombo’s, in Eagle Rock. We look forward to seeing all of you!

The Elliott Caine Duo (EC-trumpet, Rick Olson-piano) performs atred white+bluezz jazz club, 37 South El Molino Ave (@ The Pasadena Playhouse complex) on Thursday, April 17, from 6:30 to 9:30pm. For more information/dinner reservations, please phone 626-792-4441.

The Elliott Caine Quartet (EC-trumpet, Gary Blumer-piano, Trevor Ware-bass, Kenny Elliott-drums) performs at Colombo’sItalian Steakhouse & Jazz Club on Friday, April 25, from 9:30 to Midnight. Address: 1833 Colorado Blvd., LA (Eagle Rock) 90041. For more information/reservations, please phone: 323-254-9138. No cover charge!

Eagle Rock Ren Arts Student Hero in Fatal Bus Crash

Ernie Junior Swamped

At Ernie Junior’s in Eagle Rock, Sunday, April 13, the place was so packed there, it was standing room only. There are plenty of empty tables if you are a party of 4 or less. Bigger parties…. It will be a wait. Parking? Better think about parking near the car wash or at the Eagle Rock Plaza and walking the two blocks.
April 19 will be the last of the last days before they close forever.



12th Annual Art Auction Benefit Join us to bid on works by over 100 established and emerging artists to support CFAER’s programs. Admission $30.  Presale Special $50 a pair Admission includes hors d’oeuvres Open Bar from 5-6pm GOod time for a Good … Continue reading

Advisory: New Northeast Police Station

Advisory: New Northeast Police Station

WHAT: Groundbreaking Ceremony

Hi Fletcher Figueroa,

New Northeast Police Station

WHAT: Groundbreaking Ceremony
WHEN: Monday, May 5, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Northeast Construction Site
3353 San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, Ca 90065

WHO: Mayor Eric Garcetti
Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell
Commissioner Steve Soboroff, Board of Police Commissioners
Chief of Police Charlie Beck

WHY: A groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of a construction project of the new Northeast Community Police Station.

Friday, April 11 – Grand Opening: Goodwill Community Enrichment Center at Fletcher Square in Glassell Park

Please join the community of Glassell Park and Goodwill Southern California as they celebrate this new center which includes: Flagship Retail Store, Outlet Center, Career Resource Center, Café, Gallery of Goodwill Portraits

Starting at 9am, Friday: 3150 N. San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, California  90065

On opening weekend enjoy fabulous prizes and offers* at our retail store, including:
• First 100 Shoppers In Line Receive a Merchandise Voucher for $10
• Drawings for a Flatscreen TV and 2 Blu-ray Players
• For Every $50 Spent Receive a Merchandise Voucher for $5
• 200 Free Items Hidden Throughout the Store
• Free Totebag for First 1,000 Shoppers

And outlet center customers may enjoy:
• Textiles for $1.49 per Pound
• Hardgoods for $.69 per Pound

*Vouchers not valid at GSC outlet centers. Vouchers good at participating GSC retail stores after April 14, 2014. While supplies last. No purchase necessary to enter drawing. One free item per person. Eighteen years or older. Tote bag given at register upon checkout.

Store hours: Open Mon – Sat 9a – 9p, Sun 10a – 9p

See for more information and to apply for jobs

12th Annual Arts Auction: Saturday, April 12, 5pm-8pm

Come support Center for the Arts Eagle Rock’s educational programs, events and exhibitions, at their 12th Annual Silent Auction.  Mingle with the artists as you enjoy hors d’oeuvres and desserts.  There will be music with DJ Frosty of Dublab, free drinks 5pm to 6pm, and no-host bar from 6-8pm.

Saturday April 12, 2014, 5pm-8pm. Last bids 7:30 and 7:45.  2225 Colorado Boulevard, Los Angeles, Ca 90041

Admission $30, advance special ticket price $50 a pair if purchased by Friday April 10.

Visit CFAER to pre-pay admission, and to preview and bid on Art (April 1-10)

For more information please contace Renee Dominique, Dierector of Development 323 226-1617 ext 224,

Mystery plane flying over Eagle Rock/ Glendale

Can anyone answer this or give any information?

Mystery plane flying over Eagle Rock/ Glendale

Do you happen to have any info about a mysterious large airplane flying rather low for some time over Ralphs in Glendale and also in Eagle Rock in the early afternoon of 4-4-14?


CINDY’s is reopening at 7 am on Wednesday! (April 9)

The famous, friendly, (and one of our favorites) breakfast and lunch spot It has been acquired by Chef Paul Rosenbluh and his wife Monique.

While they are keeping the name and vintage, look it is rumored that they are adding a smoker, as in Barbecue fare at Dinner time!

These folks are also the proprietors of Firefly Bistro in South Pasadena. So if you love Firefly, you will likely be happy with the new/old Cindy’s.
See you there!