Monthly Archives: May 2012

Town Hall Meeting Wednesday Evening

Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch will host a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday (May 30, 2012) at 7:00 pm at the National Council of Jewish Women building at 543 N. Fairfax Avenue. According to the group: The focus of the meeting … Continue reading

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Melrose Village Homes Becoming More Valuable

There is a very interesting commentary in Sunday’s New York Times titled, “Now Coveted: A Walkable, Convenient Place.” It describes a new study showing that walkable urban neighborhoods have seen much higher increases in home values than have more car-centered … Continue reading

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Save the date: Public Safety Walk – Tuesday, June 26th

This is a “heads up” for this year’s Public Safety Walk. This event is organized by the Mid City West Community Council Public Safety Committee, and it will be held Tuesday evening, June 26th starting around 7 p.m. The Walk … Continue reading

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Proposed Facility on Sierra Bonita Draws Controversy

As we reported last December, a developer has proposed to tear down a small 1920s duplex and build an 11-bed board and care facility for people with dementia on a quiet residential block of Sierra Bonita. In addition to drawing … Continue reading

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New Trader Joe’s Open at Third and Fairfax

We have reported previously on the new Trader Joe’s being built at Third and Fairfax, in the new Gilmore Station complex owned by the same company that owns the original Farmers Market across the street. Well, let the shopping begin! … Continue reading

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Transient Arrested in 2008 Murder

One of the most tragic incidents to ever happen in our neighborhood was the 2008 murder of West Hollywood resident Katan Khaimov, who had been taking an evening walk when he was stabbed.  Khaimov collapsed and died on Romaine Street … Continue reading

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Melrose Village BID to Launch January 1

The Melrose Village Blog has reported regularly about plans by the commercial property owners on Melrose Avenue (between Fairfax and La Brea) to create a Business Improvement District (BID).  A BID would pay for numerous improvements and services on the … Continue reading

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