Monthly Archives: August 2011

8oz. Burger Bar Closed for Good, but Sandwiches Arrive

We noticed a few months ago that 8oz. Burger Bar was shuttered.  We heard rumors that it was being renovated, but also noticed a “For Lease” sign out front. The current issue of LA Weekly has the skinny in an … Continue reading

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Residents Concerned about Zoning Variance for Proposed Nursing Home

The Melrose Village Blog has been contacted by neighborhood residents who are very concerned about a new proposal for a nursing home at 846 N. Sierra Bonita Ave. (between Waring and Willoughby).  The owner of a for-profit company is requesting … Continue reading

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We See Dirt. Good News.

Sighted today by one of our roving correspondents:  Work has begun on the baseball fields at Poinsettia Recreation Center, part of the complete overhaul of the park. These baseball fields are very well used and have needed an upgrade for … Continue reading

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Wine Tasting Sunday Afternoon

Looking for something to do this weekend?  How about tasting Spanish wines while eating Mexican seafood? It’s happening at Domaine LA, our friendly neighborhood wine store.  This Sunday, August 21, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, you can taste three … Continue reading

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Joan Gets the Lights Back On

On last night’s Channel 4 News at 11:00 pm, there was an excellent segment featuring some of our neighborhood advocates, including block captain Joan Fitzpatrick. A month ago, Joan noticed that the street lights on her block of Stanley Avenue … Continue reading

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Albano’s – Yum

Last month we reported that Albano’s Brooklyn Pizzeria has re-opened after a three-year absence. Well, we have been testing it out, and we are happy to report our verdict: Yum. Try the penne with meat sauce.  You will thank us. … Continue reading

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Zev Speaks

Zev Yaroslavsky, our County Supervisor, kicked off our National Night Out event in Poinsettia Recreation Center earlier this month.  Shortly before he spoke, he was interviewed for the Melrose Village Blog’s YouTube channel. Zev talks about Carmageddon, the big issues … Continue reading

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New YouTube Channel for the Melrose Village Blog

We are happy to announce our new YouTube Channel for the Melrose Village Blog.  You can see it (and bookmark it) here:  http://www.youtube.com/melrosevillageblog We send our thanks for these great videos to neighborhood volunteers Elizabeth Reynolds, Noam Dromi, and Brad … Continue reading

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If a Car is Blocking Your Driveway in Los Angeles, Get it Towed

We keep track of which posts on the Melrose Village Blog are viewed the most, and we have noticed an interesting thing.  Nearly every week, one of the most widely-read posts is one from last November titled, “If your driveway … Continue reading

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Police Station Open to Public Sunday

Looking for something different to do this weekend? Why not head to our local police station for its official Open House, which takes place Sunday from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 pm?  There will be food, live entertainment, and exhibits.  You … Continue reading

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