Putting Del Rey on the Map!
On Saturday, I joined leaders from the Del Rey Neighborhood Council and Del Rey Homeowners and Neighbors Association to celebrate the installation of City of
Although Del Rey's neighboring communities have greater name recognition (
Today, Del Rey is a residential community dominated by single-story homes built during the post-war boom. Only 2 miles from the beach, close to LAX, ethnically varied and relatively affordable, Del Rey may be the most interesting neighborhood of which most Angelinos have never heard. While the name Del Rey predates the development of both Marina del Rey and Playa del Rey, until recently few locals used the term to identify their own neighborhood. Even the U.S. Postal Service is confused: as far as the post office is concerned, more than one third of our residents – those with a 90230 zip code - live in
The installation of signs designating Del Rey will help demystify this perplexing condition. Signs were installed at six locations on
Welcome to Del Rey!
Friday, October 26, 2007
Del Rey Day 2007
It was a pleasure spending this wonderful day at the beautiful
Thursday, October 11, 2007
VideoBlog! Westside Fire Safety Town Hall
I joined the Public Safety Committee of the CD11 Empowerment Congress to host a Westside Fire Safety Town Hall at the
I moderated the town hall event and lead the panel discussion which featured:
-Ellis Stanley, General Manager, Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Department
-Chief Patrick Butler, Battalion 9,
-Sargent David Podesta,
The meeting aired on Channel 35, and it is available here as a VideoBlog!. The video is approximately 1 hr 20 min.
Friday, October 05, 2007
Improving Public Safety at the Venice Canals
These two organizations collaborated and formed the FastFind Committee to see this project through to completion. This shows what can be done when people come together, in a grassroots effort, to make the community a safer place. This is democracy at its best.
I would like to thank:
Bev Weise, Co-Chair, FastFind Committee
Renee Kaplan, Co-Chair, FastFind Committee
Nadine Parkos, President, Venice Canals Association
Grace Godlin, newly elected Chair, Voice of the Canals and Member, Fastfind Committee
Members of the Venice Canals Association
Members of Fast Find Committee
Members of Voice of the Canals
Mark Henniger who shared his story with the public and helped to educate people on why it was so important to change the street signs.
I would also like to thank the
Lastly, a big thank you to the emergency services personnel, LAPD and LAFD who supported this effort. They recognize the importance of the street name changes and will now be able to better protect this community.
Mar Vista Family Center Celebrates 30 years!
The MVFC also fundraised for their programs through a variety of food, drink, and dessert sales including traditional Latino and American Foods, fresh juices, and homemade ice cream. There were hands-on games and activities for the children as well as contests and prizes. Lastly, several local musical groups performed throughout the day.
For more information about the
Del Rey Field Deputy