Monthly Archives: December 2011

Angeli Caffe closing

We’ve just heard the sad news that Angeli Caffe is closing next month.  Their last day is Sunday, January 8th. Angeli has been on Melrose near Poinsettia for over a quarter century, and has always been a great place to … Continue reading

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Park Gym Gets New Floor

The improvements at Poinsettia Recreation Center keep on coming. Here are some recent pictures of the new gymnasium floor.  The installation began on December 12, and the goal for completion is January 4.  The crew must allow 7 days curing … Continue reading

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Chanukah Parade Tuesday evening in Melrose Village

Tuesday evening, December 27th, the last evening of Chanukah, the Chanukah Parade will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The Parade starts at Waring Ave. and Alta Vista Blvd., travels south on Alta Vista to Melrose Ave., west … Continue reading

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Walgreens open at Highland and Santa Monica

Back in August, we mentioned that construction on the new Walgreens on the southeast corner of Highland Ave. and Santa Monica Blvd. was well underway.  Well, we got busy and didn’t follow up on the project. The new Walgreens is … Continue reading

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Mega-Senior Living Facility Turned Down

We have reported previously about a proposed mega-senior living facility on a block of single family houses in the neighborhood. Many residents were concerned about the proposal for a for-profit nursing home at 846-848 N. Sierra Bonita Ave. (between Waring and … Continue reading

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Watch Out for DWP Scam

We recently received this report from a neighborhood resident: My neighbor told me the following incident happened this afternoon.  A supposed utility worker asked to enter her house.  She asked to see ID and the worker said she will get … Continue reading

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Get Your Ice Cream Here

We reported previously on the opening of NEVEUX Artisan Creamery & Espresso Bar, on Melrose Avenue just west of Martel. We had a chance to try sample some of their gourmet ice cream flavors at a reception last week – … Continue reading

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From La Brea to the World

Spotted recently by one of our roving correspondents at JFK Airport in New York: a La Brea Bakery cafe and take-out counter.  That’s the first one we have heard about outside Los Angeles. Good things do travel far and wide….

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Real Estate Update

We received this report on real estate in Melrose Village from local realtor Victoria Massengale: Can you believe it’s the beginning of December?  I don’t know about you, but I can’t believe the year has gone so quickly!  In the … Continue reading

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Movietown May be Moving Forward

We have reported extensively on the Movietown Plaza site adjacent to our neighborhood.  It is currently an aged shopping center with a Trader Joe’s and little else, though the City of West Hollywood has approved a large new mixed use … Continue reading

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