Wanted: Install our Christmas Tree lights!

Flickr photo via miles10001

Be a part of an Atwater Village tradition!

Yes, you will need all this crazy equipment (Flickr photo by Luis Lopez)

Know any professional commercial light and decoration installers? The Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce is currently looking for and soliciting bids for the Christmas lights and decorations on the 80 foot redwood [...]

Join Heartbeat House at AIDS Walk LA

SambaBody, a free fitness/dance group in the area, has invited Atwater Village’s Heartbeat House staff and students to join the group at the 26th Annual Aids Walk Los Angeles on Sunday, October 17, 2010.

SambaBody will lead a walk/dance during the AIDS Walk, which will benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and other AIDS service organizations throughout [...]

Townhall meeting with new LA Planning Director

In case you missed it on Echo Park Now:

Only two more days to register for the September 21 Townhall meeting at Mayberry Elementary School. You’ll have to chance to “meet” Michael LoGrande, LA’s new Planning Director, and/or “bring your questions via Twitter, Facebook, or online via email. All social media enthusiasts [...]

From our Neighbors: The Third Annual Brew Haw Haw

And you thought there was nothing to do this weekend?

Check out the third annual BJ’s Restaurants” “Brew Haw Haw” on Saturday, September 11 at the Gene Autry National Center in Griffith Park. There will be food, music, auctions, and unlimited beer tasting from dozens of breweries. The list of breweries is long, but you can expect [...]

Atwater Village movie night is tonight!

Movie night is tonight (Friday, September 10)! And it’s the last one of the summer, so make sure you grab your picnic blankets and head over to the Los Feliz Municipal Golf Course tonight at dark (around 7 or 7:30 pm).

Tonight’s free movie is ET. Picnics welcome, though concessions are provided. All proceeds benefit the Atwater [...]

In case you missed it: Increased police presence in AV

Earlier this week, an electronic notification from Senior Lead Officer (SLO) for Atwater Village Gina Chovan was being circulated. The letter warns residents of an increased police presence around Atwater, and that residents should keep doors and windows locked at all times. Here’s the full letter:

Greetings to Atwater Village community members:

I just wanted to send [...]

The future of the Atwater Village forum

Last week, several Atwater Village stakeholders met with the NC Outreach Committee to discuss the future of the Atwater Village online forum. It seems many members of the community who participate in the forum are frustrated with a few “trouble makers” who seem to be posting some unfriendly statements online, leading others to think it’s a [...]

What’s up with the water bottles?

A post on the Atwater Village Forum recently peaked my interest: a member asked about seeing several water bottles carefully placed along the front lawns of some homes in Atwater Village: “It’s been this way for a long time and I’m curious if anyone knows the reason.”

Apparently it’s supposed to keep dogs and/or cats from doing [...]

Speaking of Illegal Dumping…

Photo via Corralitas Red Car Property

The Corralitas Red Car Property blog (one of my favorites!) posted over the weekend an article about and photos of someone being caught in the act of illegal dumping on Gilroy and Riverside Drive under the 5 Freeway.

“He was pretty blatant about it,” the resident is quoted as saying, “acting [...]

Get your Han Cholo bling: Sample sale!

Han Cholo in Atwater Village (and also once an Echo Park store) will be holding a sample sale this week – 50% off its summer stock of “ghetto fabulous” jewelry. Check it out behind 3222 Glendale Blvd. on Tuesday, September 7 from [...]