Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Avenues Holiday Gathering


Remember our Avenues meeting will be taking place tonight and it is the annual Holiday Gathering.

There will be lots of food, holiday goodies and plenty of cheer for all. Be sure to bring a neighbor with you and remember to bring an unwrapped toy for the South Seas House Winter Wonderland.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Wilfandel House
3425 West Adams (corner of 5th and Adams)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Neighborhood Council Candidates


Use this opportunity to practice for the upcoming Presidential election!

Tonight there is a "Meet and Greet" with the candidates running for your Neighborhood Council (see time and location below). This will be followed by the actual voting day on Saturday, October 27, 2012.

FOR WEST ADAMS AVENUES you will be choosing one candidate from Area 3 and up to six from At Large Representatives (One is Avenues neighbor Anthony Carter and our own Benny H. Potter Park star, Carlton Stubbs!)

At-Large Representative, Group A
Leigh Rosensteel-Patrick 
Sandra Pruitt 
Mark DeMan 
Jess Bravo 
Gus Harris 
John Arnold 
William Hernandez  
Charlzetta Driver 
Carlton Stubbs
Anthony Carter
Area 1 Resident Representative
Betty Walton 
Glen Booker 
Moon Chung 
Area 2 Resident Representative
Billie Green  
Area 3 Resident Representative
Clarence Moore 
Elzabeth Fenner 
Area 4 Resident Representative
Andrea Dunlop 
Area 5 Resident Representative
Norman Gilmore 
Marilyn Romero 

  1. You do not have to be a registered voter to vote in this election.
  2. If you are at least 14 years old AND live, work, own property, own a business, go to school, worship, shop, or belong to an organization in the UNNC area, you may vote in this election.
  3. At the polling place, you will sign a Stakeholder Registration Form. You will not be asked for identification.
  4. You will be given a ballot depending on your Resident or Non-Resident status.
  5. Everyone votes for up to six At Large Candidates. Residents also vote for one Region Representative for their Area.
  6. Disabled voters may request curbside voting by calling the Elections Hotline at 818-293-8683 (818-293-VOTE).
  7. Questions? Visit or call Elections Hotline 818-293-8683 (818-293-VOTE.

Friday, August 10, 2012



After years of hard work, West Adams Avenues has finally been granted "No Overnight Parking." (2:00 AM to 6:00 AM that is)

Many of you may have noticed the signs being posted on your Avenue, and yes, also on 23rd Street and 25th Street.

To find out all of the IMPORTANT information you need to know, read below.


On May 22, 2012 the Los Angeles City Council established Overnight Parking District (OPD) No. 545 in the Avenues of West Adams. This district is bounded on the North by Santa Monica 10 Freeway, East by Arlington, South by Adams Boulevard and West by Crenshaw. 

If you park your car on a street where the new signs are posted, you will need to purchase a permit for that vehicle. Any vehicle parked on a street with a posted sign (see left) will be ticketed. ENFORCEMENT BEGINS AUGUST 20.


What does the permit do for me?

Permits will exempt vehicles with a valid permit from "No Parking, 2AM to 6AM, District No. 545 Permits Exempt" parking restrictions. However, vehicles with permits are NOT exempt from any other restriction such as Street Cleaning, fire hydrants, commercial vehicle restrictions, driveway blockage, or red curb restrictions.

Do I need a permit with a Disabled Person Placard?

Vehicles with disable person placards/license plates do not require a permit if the placard is displayed properly.

Where/How do I purchase a permit for my vehicle(s)?

Overnight Parking permits may be purchased weekdays (except holidays) from 9:00 AM to 5:00PM at the following locations:

Downtown Service Center
312 W. 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Mid-Wilshire Service Center
3333 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 3337
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Van Nuys Service Center
6309 Van Nuys Blvd., #103
Van Nuys, CA 91401

West Los Angeles Service Center
9911 W. Pico Blvd., Suite B-201
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Call Customer Service (310) 843-5936


When purchasing permits for the first time, you will be required to provide a photo identification and two proofs of residency (such as your Driver's License, Property Tax Bill, Rental/Lease Agreement) or current Utility Bill (cable TV, Telephone [landline only], gas, water or electric). If you are not sure what other types of proofs of residency are acceptable, call the Customer Service number in advance. Only cash, check or money order will be accepted for payment when you establish and account. Once accounts are established, permit renewals can be done online, in person or through the mail and specific credit card, checks or money orders are accepted as payment.

Permit Types and Fees

Resident Permit (Maximum of 3 per dwelling unit): the cost of these permits is $15.00 per permit and are good for a maximum period of 12 months. This permit is a sticker; which is permanently affixed to the rear driver's side bumper or driver's side rear window of your vehicle and can be used to park anywhere within the District. To qualify for a Resident permit, the vehicle must be registered to your OPD address. If it is a company vehicle, a letter from your employer confirming the license number of the vehicle and that it is assigned to you must be presented.

You are required to present the vehicle registration for each vehicle for which you are purchasing a Resident Permit.

Visitor Permit (Maximum of 2 per dwelling unit): The cost of these permits is $10.00 per permit, and are valid for 4 months from date of purchase. This can be used on any vehicle and is valid within the entire district. This permit must be hung from the rear-view mirror of the vehicle. Lost or stolen Visitor permits cannot be replaced until they expire.

Guest Permit (Maximum of 25 permits per day per dwelling unit) Guest permits cost $1.00 per permit and they can also be purchased by mail, in-person, or online. This permit is placed on the dashboard of the vehicle and is only valid on the "date of use" which is stamped onto the permit.

Finally, Visitor and Guest permits are exclusively for the use of the residents and their guests. Penalty for violation of this requirement is loss of permit parking privileges for a period of one year.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012



The flowers are popping up everywhere; along with the temperature!

Remember to join us for May's West Adams Avenues monthly neighborhood meeting, Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 7PM.

We'll be presenting the latest updates on:
  • Police Issues
  • Tenth District
  • Neighborhood Council
  • Benny Potter Park
  • "Celebrating our Graduates" in June

There will also be a special presentation on Surviving an Emergency; in Your Home, in Your Car, and at Work.

We hope to see you there and remember to bring a neighbor and friend! And we'll share some food and punch afterwards.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The Wilfandel House
3425 West Adams (corner of 5th and Adams)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Where is My Family?

This "pup" was found in the neighborhood and looks very well cared for. Are you my "missing" owner? Or do you know where I live? Leave a post here because I miss my family! Or email

Help me get back home!