Northeast Community Newsletter
August 23, 2013
Upcoming Events & Community Bulletin
Northeast Pic of the Week
The Eagle Rock Music Festival is coming soon!
In This Newsletter:
Colorado Boulevard Sinkhole Repair Construction Begins
In October 2011, Councilmember Huizar introduced a motion in City Council to ask the Department of Public Works to determine the cause of a sinkhole on Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock and report back with recommendations on how to fix it. Due to the severity of the damage, the City Engineer determined that repairs needed to be performed as soon as possible. In June 2012, the City Council adopted the Bureau of Engineering's report and declared it an urgent necessity so that it could be assigned to an emergency on-call contractor.
Last week, the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Engineering began work on the aforementioned sinkhole. Located 3/10th of a mile east of Figueroa Street on Colorado Boulevard, the project includes the removal and reconstruction of 700 lateral feet of damaged roadway and sub-base.
Impacts to the community:
There will be no street parking on the south side of Colorado Boulevard within the limits of the construction area.
Traffic traveling eastbound on Colorado Boulevard will be reduced to one lane between approximately Figueroa Street and Glengarry Road
The project is estimated to be completed by next spring
Work hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
You will possibly notice dust, noise during the working hours. The City will work as quickly and safely as possible. We appreciate your patience during this emergency construction phase. If you have any questions, contact the Bureau of Engineering at (213) 978-0329
or call Councilmember Huizar's Northeast Office at (323) 254-5295
The 15th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival is Coming in October!
On Saturday, October 5th, 2013
, Los Angeles Councilmember Jose Huizar and Center for the Arts Eagle Rock proudly present the 15th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival. ERMF celebrates the diverse community of Northeast Los Angeles by transforming local businesses into music venues, bringing innovative and recognized bands, producers, and DJs to Colorado Boulevard from 4 – 10pm.
Your $10 suggested donation supports the arts in our community.
Donate $10 or more prior to the Festival through www.CFAER.org, and you will receive a digital download of the 15th Annual ERMF Mixtape as well as the opportunity to use the fast-track entrance to the Festival.
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock is celebrating 15 years as an organization, with the Eagle Rock Music Festival as its annual event, a milestone for this community.
ERMF is supported this year by generous sponsors which include: Macy’s, Burbank Music Academy, Eagle Rock Plaza, Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce, K-Oxy, Occidental College, Friends of Friends, and DoLA.
A free shuttle service from the City of Los Angeles will be located at Eagle Rock Plaza, where free parking will be provided for all festivalgoers. A bike valet will also be available as a free service to the public.
The Eagle Rock Music Festival is produced by Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, whose mission is to be innovative in providing multidisciplinary, arts-inclusive programming to the diverse communities of northeast Los Angeles… and beyond. Housed in a historic Carnegie Library, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock is the heart of the arts community in Northeast Los Angeles. CFAER provides arts education workshops, afterschool arts programs, contemporary concert series, innovative exhibitions, film screenings, readings, and more.
For more information about the 15th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival please visit: www.CFAER.org
or visit our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/eaglerockmusicfestival
Summer's Last Concert in the Park on Sunday!
Sunday, August 25th
Eagle Rock Recreation Center
1100 Eagle Vista Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Join your neighbors for this summer’s fifth and final Concert in the Park at the Eagle Rock Recreation Center and listen to The Jack Lantz Big Band, playing music from the 1930’s through today. Hosted every year by the Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce and Councilmember Huizar's Office, the concerts are a great family outing. Enjoy food from local vendors and more!
For more information, please contact Councilmember Huizar's Northeast Office at (323) 254-5295
September is Moby Dick Month at LA Public Libraries
Ocean Documentary Screening
Wednesday, September 4th
Arroyo Seco Library
6145 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90042
The Los Angeles Public Library in conjunction with the Library Foundation is celebrating Herman Melville's Moby Dick throughout the month of September. We have a number of events, aimed at individuals of all ages, planned for the month culminating in the Book Group's discussion of the book.
Join the Arroyo Seco Library for its first event, a screening of a documentary about oceans & ocean life and a reflection on Melville’s Moby Dick! Visit the Library Foundation's Moby Dick page (www.whateverhappenedtomobydick.org) for more information about the celebration as well as detailed descriptions about all programming citywide.
Want to make sure LA stays beautiful? Then use MyLA311! MyLA311 is designed to bring city services to the palm of your hand.
Through MyLA311, you can:
Report graffiti, potholes, bulky items, and more
Pay your LADWP bill
Locate and get directions to local parks, libraries, and other city facilities
Follow the Twitter and Facebook accounts of city departments and your local elected officials>
Whenever you submit a request through MyLA311, the respective city department receives an email with the details of your request. If you like, you can include your contact information so the city can follow up with you if they need more details about your request.
You can download the MyLA311 Mobile App here:
iPhone - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myla311/id611079486?ls=1&mt=8
Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lacity.MyLA311
Swim For Health!
Keep Glassell Pool Open Year Round!
The Glassell Pool is due to close as a year-round pool after Labor Day in 2014. Due to city budget cuts, starting in 2014, the pool will be operated on a seasonal schedule, open only during the summer. For years, swimmers from all over the Northeast Los Angeles community have enjoyed this pool, which offers lap swim, lessons for swimmers of all ages, and swim and water ballet teams. It also provides life guard training to youths and hosts the Marshall HS swim team during practice and meets against teams like ERHS.
Friends of Glassell Pool have launched a SWIM FOR HEALTH fundraising effort. The group is looking for local corporate and community partners to help maintain and improve this neighborhood gem. The money raised will be used to supplement and enhance the Recreation and Parks budget. Your donation to the LA Parks Foundation, the City of LA Department of Recreation and Parks' fiscal agent, is 100% tax deductible. For more information on LAPF, please visit the website at www.laparksfoundation.org
. Checks are made payable to LA Parks Foundation and should be mailed to the LA Parks Foundation at 11973 San Vicente Blvd, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90049 and earmarked for the Glassell Pool on the memo line.
For more information, please contact Ronnie Solman at (323) 246-5653
Eagle Rock Farmers Market
Every Friday, 5PM - 9PM
Caspar Ave & Merton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90041
For its 16th birthday, the Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce and local gardeners are recruiting more farmers, artisans and food vendors. Produce is farm-fresh, picked that morning. The Locals Only music program spotlights homegrown talent. Nearby shops are encouraged to stage pop-ups, salons and promos.
For more information, you can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EagleRockFarmersMarket
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