Friday, April 15, 2011

Easter for Kids in the Park


Bring the kids to the South Seas House this Saturday, April 16! There will be a Spring Celebration where children (ages 2 to 12) can make Easter Baskets and then participate in an Easter Egg Hunt. From 12PM to 2PM, the kids will have creative activities and will get to enjoy what looks to be an absolutely beautiful spring day. Parents can also take advantage of this event to see what "LA Kids" classes will be offered for this spring and to sign up at the same time. For class dates and  times see below.
Easter Basket and Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 16, 2011
12PM to 2PM
2301 W. 24th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 373-9483

Classes begin April 20 and continue through June 10, 2011*
*Children MUST be registered before program begins

Monday through Friday
3:30PM to 3:45PM

Ages 6 to 12
Wednesdays, 4PM to 5PM
Ages 7 to 12
Thursdays, 4PM to 5PM

Ages 7 to 13
Fridays, 4PM to 5PM

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spring Carnival for the Kids


The Los Angeles Police Department, Southwest Division will be holding their bi-annual Carnival. There will be rides, food and games with all proceeds going to benefit youth programs put on by Southwest Division.
For additional information, call Southwest Community Relations Office at (213) 847-5800. Pre-sale ride tickets are also available at a discount. BUT, you must purchase them in advance of the Carnival at the Southwest Police Station.

1546 W. Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Friday, April 8th, 2011 3PM -- 11PM
Saturday, April 9th, 2011 1PM -- 11PM
Sunday, April 10th, 2011 1PM -- 11PM

Monday, April 4, 2011

Southwest PD Town Hall TONIGHT

Please join us and our fellow Senior Lead Officer, Tracy Hauter as the Southwest Community Police Advisory Board, comes to our "neck of the woods" for a Town Hall meeting. Meet the officers who work hard to keep each and everyone of us safe. You can also hear updates of happenings in our area and share your community concerns directly as well.

Food will be served. So drop by, if only for a few moments!

Monday, April 4th, 2011 6:30PM
FAME Renaissance
1658 West Adams Boulevard, LA CA 90007



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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Expo Line Train Testing to Begin


Train testing activities on the Expo Line are scheduled to start the week of April 4, 2011 and continue for several months along the light rail alignment.

Testing schedules are dynamic and updated information will be provided.


  • Obey all warning signs and traffic signals when crossing the tracks
  •  Always look both ways before crossing any street
  • Never walk on railroad tracks
  • Watch for trains from both directions
  • Use the crosswalks—Do not jaywalk across the tracks
For more information visit . A flyer can be downloaded here.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Beautiful Historic Home Available


I don't normally put "For Sale" in our Avenues blog, much less a property outside of our area--just slightly. However--Leslie Evans--a friend of mine through Neighborhood Councils and the Southwest C-PAB board sent me the information. Since we are an historic community, I felt that this was worthy of posting.

The magnificent home at 2656 Van Buren Place, the corner of Van Buren and 27th Street, just came on the market today. This 3,077 foot 1909 Craftsman home last sold, in December 2005, for $910,000. Its current assessed value is $705,000. The house was foreclosed in January and was sold at auction in February for an unknown price. It is now being offered by Action Investment Realty, 310-419-7900, which just posted a for sale sign in front of the house. They are listing it at $449,000. (Their phone number doesn't accept blocked calls so you may need a *82 to be put through)

The property also contains two currently rented one-bedroom garage apartments over four garages. The house is on the Secretary of the Interior's national register of historic places and is a contributing structure to the Adams-Normandie Historic Preservation Overlay Zone. It stands on the most intact block within the Adams-Normandie HPOZ. It should be eligible for a Mills Act city historic house contract which would cut the property taxes approximately in half.

Speaking for the residents of the block, we would really hope to see a family, with an interest in historic preservation, buy the house for themselves to live in. The real estate company is looking for a group home operator to turn the house into student rentals.

Note that the speculators who had bought the house in 2005 with the intention of flipping it had turned it into student rentals when the market tanked. They have since removed the partition they had put up to divide the living room and the house is back to its original configuration, except for an easily removable partition between the living room and a rear study. There are four bedrooms on the second floor, one full bathroom on the second floor and two on the ground floor. The dining room is wood paneled on all four walls as well as the ceiling. The kitchen was nicely remodeled in 2004.

Please share this with your friends, especially if you know a family who is looking for a great house in West Adams.

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Dates To Remember


Mark your calendar, set your smartphone, and adjust your Google calendar for the following dates of meetings happening in--and for--West Adams Avenues.

Monday April 4, 2011  6:30PM
CPAB/Community Police Advisory Board
FAME Renaissance
1658 West Adams Boulevard, LA CA 90007
Our SLO Tracey Hauter is leading this social..get to meet the Captain and eats are provided.

Thursday April 7, 2011 6:30PM
UNNC United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council Governing Board
CD 10 Office
1819 S. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, Ca 90006 (Enter on Washington Blvd.)

Saturday April 9, 2011 11:00AM
West Adams Avenues Quality of Life Meeting
South Seas House

Tuesday April 12, 2011 6:15PM
PAB--Park Advisory Board
South Seas House
Annex renovation update

Wednesday April 13, 2011 7PM
West Adams Avenues Monthly Meeting
3425 West Adams (corner of 5th and Adams)
Important all about new Magnet in our area! Come bring a neighbor and enjoy some food!!

Thursday(s) April 14 AND April 28t, 2011 7PM
HPOZ (Historic Preservation Overlay Zone) Board
South Seas House