Northeast Community Newsletter
January 31, 2014
Upcoming Events & Community Bulletin
Northeast Pic of the Week
Eagle Rock residents Rosalie and Ray Sherwood cross Colorado Boulevard at Glen Iris Avenue using the new flashing crosswalk.
In This Newsletter:
Metro Area's First RRFB Crosswalks Installed in Eagle Rock on Colorado Blvd
Flashing, pedestrian-activated crosswalks installed as part of Councilmember Huizar’s plan – working with DOT & community – to slow down traffic, add bike lanes & improve Colorado Blvd
Councilmember Huizar announced today that three Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) have been installed at crosswalks on Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock as part of a comprehensive “Complete Streets” plan to improve safety, add bike lanes and increase pedestrian access for local businesses.
The RRFBs (flashing crosswalks) were installed by the City’s Department of Transportation (LADOT) and funded by the Office of Councilmember Huizar and Measure R funds – they are the first such crosswalks in the Los Angeles Metro area. Councilmember Huizar also provided funding for the construction of additional median space to accommodate two new Colorado Boulevard crosswalks that he helped add to the street. The RRFBs were added to the two new crosswalks at El Rio Avenue and Glen Iris Avenue. Another RRFB was added to an existing crosswalk at Hermosa Avenue.
In October, buffered bike lanes were installed on Colorado Boulevard, as well as the two new crosswalks and median improvements from the Glendale Freeway (2 Fwy) to Figueroa Street.
“These new flashing crosswalks are going to greatly enhance the safety on Colorado Boulevard and are a welcome addition to all the other improvements on the street,” said Councilmember Huizar. “A big thanks to our city departments for working with us on this project and especially the community-based ‘Take Back the Boulevard’ initiative. Efforts like these add to Eagle Rock’s small town feel – a well-earned reputation that has put the community on the map as one of the top neighborhoods in the entire nation.”
Real estate brokerage firm Redfin recently named Eagle Rock the Nation’s Number 2 “hottest” community to live in.
The improvements on Colorado Boulevard come after years of collaboration among Councilmember José Huizar, the Take Back the Boulevard initiative and other community organizations, LADOT and the Bureau of Street Services. Numerous community meetings were held to hear public feedback, much of which found its way into the street’s final re-design.
Colorado Boulevard improvements include:
- Lane reduction along the boulevard from six lanes to four lanes to slow traffic down and accommodate the additional upgrades.
- Two new crosswalks on Colorado Boulevard at El Rio Avenue and Glen Iris Avenue.
- Installation of buffered bike lanes on Colorado Boulevard.
- Installation of over 60 bike racks at locations requested by local businesses.
- Modifying the median striping along Colorado Boulevard to allow for vehicles to safely make left hand turns onto side streets.
Councilmember Huizar is one of the City’s biggest “Complete Streets” proponents, piloting programs in CD14 to bring the first parklets and bike corrals to the City, which are now part of LADOT’s People Street program.
He has also improved public and multi-modal access to the main corridors throughout his district – including the recently announced Road Diet for his Bringing Back Broadway initiative, bike lanes and new parks in Downtown, upgrades he facilitated on the First Street Arts Corridor in Boyle Heights, and the York and Huntington Drive Vision Plans Huizar led in Highland Park and El Sereno.
For more information on these improvements, please contact Councilmember Huizar's Northeast Field Office at (323) 254-5295.
Cash for College Workshop at Eagle Rock High School
Saturday, February 1st
Eagle Rock High School
1750 Yosemite Drive
Cash for College Workshops provide FREE, one-on-one assistance to students and families completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (for eligible AB540 students) and Cal Grant GPA Verification Form.
These forms must be completed by March 2 to receive priority consideration for state and federal financial aid, including: grants, scholarships, loans and work-study opportunities, if eligible.
Please bring the following financial documents:
- You and your parents' federal income tax returns from 2013 (if filed)
- You and your parents' W-2 forms, ppaycheck stubs or any records of earned income
- Current bank statements and records of stocks, bonds or other investments
Women's Twentieth Century Club of Eagle Rock - 100th Anniversary of the Clubhouse
Saturday, February 8th
6:00PM - Hors d'oeuvres/no-host bar
7:00PM - Concert
The Women's Twentieth Century Club
5105 Hermosa Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041
The Women's Twentieth Century Club of Eagle Rock is celebrating the 100th
anniversary of the construction of its historic clubhouse. Please join us for a special Centennial Concert to kickoff a year of celebratory events. When completed, the clubhouse opened with a piano concert to which the women welcomed the entire community. In an homage to the founders' event, Eagle Rock resident Carl Matthes, an internationally known pianist, will entertain. Items and documents of historic significance will be on display and the event will offer lots of fun surprises for your enjoyment. The entire community is welcome. ATTIRE: Costume dress in the spirit of the early 1900's is warmly encouraged. Have some fun!
Advance purchase recommended
Get tickets here!
$20 per adult
$10 students / 18 & under
$5 children 12 & under
Tickets will also be available at the door
$25 per adult
$12 students / 18 & under
$7 children 12 & under
TERA's Eagle Rock State of the Town Address
Thursday, February 13th
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
2225 Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90041
You are invited to The Eagle Rock Association's (TERA) Annual State of the Town Address. 14th District City Councilmember Jose Huizar will speak on Eagle Rock's past year and look toward the future. Parking is available on the street and at the Bank of America, west of Center for the Arts Eagle Rock.
For more information, call TERA at (323) 259-TERA
or Councilmember Huizar's Northeast Field Office at (323) 254-5295
York Blvd Community Cleanup!
Saturday, February 15th
Meet at the corner of Ave. 50 & York Blvd.
Councilmember Huizar, in partnership with the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council, the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce, and the North Highland Park Neighborhood Watch, invites you to participate in the York Boulevard Community Cleanup! Meet at the future York Park site on the corner of Ave. 50 and York Blvd. Cleanup tools and refreshments will be provided. All you need to bring is yourself! Special thanks to Café de Leche, El Super, Franklin High School, and Burbank Middle School.
For more information, please contact Councilmember Huizar's Northeast Field Office at (323) 254-5295.
Northeast Trees 2014 Earth Day Festival
Sunday, May 4th
Los Angeles River Center & Gardens
570 W. Avenue 26
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Join North East Trees for its Second Annual Earth Day Fest. This fundraiser features about 35 local artists selling their works, live music, exhibits and information about the work of local environmental organizations, information on volunteer opportunities, activities for kids, craft beer and fresh lemonade, prize drawings and more. Each exhibitor donates a portion of sales to North East Trees, which has been planting an urban forest, designing and building parks, building and enhancing trails, and training and hiring at-risk youth for over 20 years.
This event is open to the public, is free to attend, and there’s ample free parking at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens and on nearby streets. For more information, call (323) 441-8634 x 30
or e-mail the organization at firstname.lastname@example.org
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