Monthly Archives: January 2012

Vienna Cafe is now JG’s Cafe

We just recently learned that the Vienna Cafe (on the south side of Melrose Ave. just west of Fuller Ave.) is now called JG’s Cafe.  JG is John Ghaffari, the new Manager (owner?) of the cafe.  The sign on the … Continue reading

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Eric Greenspan is Everywhere

Local chef Eric Greenspan of The Foundry on Melrose continues to get media coverage that most chefs would (and certainly do) envy. Saturday’s Los Angeles Times Home section featured a story about the home kitchen he shares with his fiancee … Continue reading

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Boutique Hotel Opens on Melrose

    Melrose Village has virtually every amenity and convenience within walking distance – a rare feature in Los Angeles, and a very desirable one to those of us who like urban living. One thing we have lacked, though, is … Continue reading

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More Real Estate Info

For years, many of us in this neighborhood have been working hard to brand our community as “Melrose Village.”  We have understood the need to differentiate our neighborhood from West Hollywood (which is a separate city, just to the north) … Continue reading

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Changes happening near La Brea and Romaine

We’re now seeing some of the planned changes moving ahead in the area of La Brea Ave. and Romaine St.  In that area, the boundary with the City of West Hollywood runs along the center of Romaine St. The new … Continue reading

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Meet Your Local Cops Next Thursday

Want to meet your local LAPD officers?  Then come to a special breakfast meeting at Canter’s Deli next Thursday (January 26), from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. The Captain’s Roundtable Breakfast will feature LAPD Wilshire Division Captain Eric Davis.  A … Continue reading

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Poinsettia Park Blooming

One of our roving correspondents sent in photos of some of the great upgrades that have been completed at Poinsettia Park.  The city is putting more than one million dollars into improvements at the park, and everything should be completed … Continue reading

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Lots Happening at La Brea and Santa Monica Boulevard

There is lots of activity happening at the intersection of La Brea Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard, in the City of West Hollywood. At the popular West Hollywood Gateway complex, a new restaurant called Flame Broiler is going into the … Continue reading

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The Real Estate Month and Year

We received this real estate update for December, along with a market analysis for the entire year of 2011, from local real estate agent Victoria Massengale. December 2011 Real Estate Update In the month of December, we had a total … Continue reading

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City Council redistricting meeting Thursday evening

On Thursday evening, January 5th, one of the 15 meetings being held regarding City Council redistricting will be held at Fairfax High School from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  City Council districts are adjusted every ten years based on the … Continue reading

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