Free Green Living Workshops

Councilmember Paul Koretz has worked with the LADWP to set up FREE Green Living Workshops, presented by Sustainable Works in various locations in Los Angeles.

These workshops consist of three sessions:

Session 1: WATER
• Learn solutions to reduce your water bill, probably lower than most of your neighbors
• Take part in a “Water Walk” exercise
• Receive a FREE water saving shower head

Session 2: ENERGY
• Engage in a dynamic discussion on the latest climate change news and research
• Participate in a light bulb comparison experiment
• Take home the best bulb for FREE

• Explore the best smartphone apps for the environment
NCJW• Make your own cleaning supplies
• Be part of a Fair Trade chocolate tasting

The free Green Living Workshop in Melrose Village is from 7 8:30 p.m. on three consecutive Wednesdays: September. 14, 21 and 28 at the National Council of Jewish Women, 543 N. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036. (This is on the southwest corner of Fairfax Ave. and Clinton St.)

[Click here for a flyer showing all of the workshop dates and locations.]

To sign up for the workshop go to:

Reasons to participate:
It’s fun • Connect with people who care as much as you do • Become empowered/active in your community • Get the facts • Receive a Certificate of Completion • Get a FREE Course Book & more. And these workhops are FREE for LADWP customers, with funding provided by LADWP, and sponsored by L.A. City Council District 5 Councilmember Paul Koretz


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Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch Meeting at Your Corner Wednesday, August 24th

The next Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch Meeting at Your Corner will be held on Wednesday evening, August 24th, starting at 7 p.m. This one will be at the corner of Rosewood Ave. and Stanley Ave., a couple blocks east of the south end of Fairfax High School. (Look for the large LAPD vehicle.)

These events are a great way to meet your neighbors and meet with representatives of the LAPD and other L.A. City offices. In addition to presentations by City representatives, there will be an opportunity to ask them questions, so come by and be part of your community.

Oh … by the way … there will be free pizza samples* from The Pizza Press, now located in the West Hollywood Gateway Center.  [*while supplies last]

Meeting at Your Corner August 24 2016


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National Night Out Tuesday, August 2nd, Poinsettia Park

National Night Out (NNO) is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. NNO takes place on the first Tuesday of August each year. So next Tuesday, August 2nd, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., our local National Night Out will take place at Poinsettia Park Recreation Center, mostly on the south lawn with the entrance where Fuller Ave. meets Willoughby Ave.

This event is being organized by Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch in coordination with LAPD Wilshire Division and the office of our local City Councilmember Paul Koretz. There will be food, music, presentations, free giveaways and more. It’s fun and educational as you can learn from safety experts and others to help or community.

NNO2016Flyer 3


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#Hashtag Lunchbag making lunch for people in need July 31st at The Parlor

On Sunday, June 31st, starting at 10 a.m., you can join with #Hashtag Lunchbag to help make and distribute lunches for people in need. And this is taking place right here in Melrose Village at The Parlor, 7250 Melrose Ave. (southwest corner of Melrose Ave. and Alta Vista Blvd.). No RSVP needed  Just be there at 10 a.m.:

For more information see the #Hashtag Lunchbag website where you can also send questions or feedback.

Hashtaglunchbag 7-31-2016


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Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch Meeting at Your Corner Wednesday, July 13th

Meeting at Your Corner July 13, 2016

The next Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch Meeting at Your Corner is west of the “official” Melrose Village area, but is still part of our community and is in Basic Car Area 7A1 of the LAPD Wilshire Division. This will be on Wednesday, June 22nd starting at 7 p.m. at the corner of Clinton St. and Harper Ave. (Look for the large LAPD vehicle.)

LAPD Basic Car Area 7A1
Basic Car Area 7A1 is the northwest section of the LAPD Wilshire Division, and the Senior Lead Office (SLO) for the area is Officer Inga Wecker. Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch has posted a video of Senior Lead Officer Inga Wecker talking about a range of crime prevention and other safety matters. She also includes more details about representatives from LAPD who will be at this Meeting at Your Corner, so be sure to watch.

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Free Melrose Shopping Shuttle Saturdays and Sundays in July

The Melrose Business Improvement District (BID) has partnered with electric car service ParkPlace Cali to offer a FREE shopping shuttle along Melrose Ave. every Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 7 p.m. for the remainder of July  (July 9 & 10, July 16 & 17, July 23 & 24 and July 30 & 31). With this shuttle, you can get from place to place without a long walk or moving your car.

Melrose-Shopping-ShuttleThe seven-seat shuttle — which looks like an open-air Cadillac — will have marked stops along Melrose Ave. on the north and south sides, and if you’re on the shuttle, you can ask the driver to drop you off. A map of the stops is posted on the Melrose BID website.

The Melrose Shopping Shuttle is being sponsored by the Melrose BID along with several Melrose businesses including Cosmo & Nathalia, The Groundlings Theatre & School, Love Baked Wings and Manic Panic. If it proves to be as popular with shoppers as expected, the BID may continue running it all summer into the fall.




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Melrose BID Neighborhood Mixer Saturday morning July 9th

Melrose_Neighborhood_Mixer July 9 2016The Melrose Business Improvement District (BID) is holding a Neighborhood Mixer for all of our neighbors (both residents and businesses) at The Parlor on Saturday, July 9th from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Please be sure to RSVP!

At this Neighborhood Mixer you can meet the new Security Ambassador for the Melrose BID, hear about the BID’s latest activities and achievements, get to know some of the Melrose BID’s board members and business owners, and enjoy a delicious, free breakfast.

The Parlor is on the southwest corner of Melrose Ave. and Alta Vista Blvd. For details and to RSVP, see the page for the Neighborhood Mixer on the website.

melrose-logoThe Melrose Avenue Business Improvement District is a property-based district formed by a vote of the commercial property owners that assess themselves for its cost of operation and is managed by a non-profit corporation in contract with the City of Los Angeles.

Melrose-BID-Newsletter-headThe Summer 2016 edition of the Quarterly Newsletter of the Melrose Business Improvement District is now available. This includes articles on a pilot valet parking program and other programs.  Past issues of the Newsletter are available on the website.

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