Monthly Archives: May 2011

Pothole? Get it Filled!

Now that the rainy season is coming to an end, the City of Los Angeles is working to fill the potholes that sprang up due to the heavy rainfall of recent months.  There will be an “Operation Pothole” this coming … Continue reading

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Yes, Everyone Loves Trader Joe’s

The Melrose Village Blog has been operating for nearly eight months now, covering the news about our great urban neighborhood, from community events to restaurant openings to schools, parks, and theaters.  We have kept track of how many people visit … Continue reading

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Poinsettia Park Facelift Starts Soon

Lots of good news came out of last night’s Park Advisory Board meeting for Poinsettia Recreation Center. Mike Shull, one of the top administrators of the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, gave a presentation about the improvements coming … Continue reading

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Hear about Park Upgrades on Thursday

One of our local parks, the Poinsettia Recreation Center, is about to get a big facelift.  Long-scheduled improvements to the park will begin this summer. To hear all about it, come to the Park Advisory Board meeting tomorrow (Thursday, May … Continue reading

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Construction of New Trader Joe’s Starts Next Week

Construction of the new Trader Joe’s store at 3rd and Fairfax, across the street from the Farmers Market, will start next Tuesday, May 31. As we reported in February, the A.F. Gilmore company, which owns the Farmers Market, will build … Continue reading

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Public Safety Meeting Tuesday

If you are concerned about public safety, then attend the meeting of the Public Safety Committee of our neighborhood council, Mid City West Community Council. The meeting will be held tomorrow (Tuesday, May 24, 2011), from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. … Continue reading

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Fastest Way to Get Graffiti Removed

Despite what elitist suburban nitwits claim (such as the curators of the Museum of Contemporary Art), most people in Los Angeles can’t stand graffiti, and want to see it removed as quickly as possible. Fortunately, the city-funded vendor that removes … Continue reading

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Hasta La Vista Tattoo Parlor

The Melrose Village Blog supports our neighborhood businesses, and frequently encourages residents to patronize local merchants.  However, there are a few businesses that are bad neighbors – and when they shut down, we shed no tears for them. So we … Continue reading

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New Steakhouse on Fairfax

One of our neighborhood scouts reported that a new steakhouse has opened on Fairfax Avenue, just south of Rosewood (and Fairfax High School). We did some research and found that it’s called Rosewood Tavern.  It’s brought to us by restauranteur … Continue reading

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Officer Gallegos Will Visit Your Block

LAPD Officer Art Gallegos, pictured above, is the “Senior Lead Officer” for Melrose Village (west of La Brea Avenue). That means that he is our community’s liaison to the police department.  Officer Gallegos is the best person to contact about … Continue reading

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