NoHo Mural Painting Continues, Dedication Planned

This past Saturday, the Vintage North Hollywood mural moved a step closer to completion with the help of some dedicated and artistic volunteers. When the call went out, they chose to spend a lovely Saturday morning making their neighborhood a more beautiful place with a vast concrete canvas on Whitsett. This was the second day of public painting. Of course, regular readers will already know this from another article on this website.

Councilman Paul Krekorian of CD 2, who has been leading the mural effort, has also announced a planned dedication date on November 15th. Our own Neighborhood Council, partnering again with our neighbors at NoHo West NC, will be helping to support this event.

To follow the developments on the mural, keep watching right here. Or follow #nohomural.

Another Whitsett Slope Cleanup Improvement

Our Council, in coordination with the City Council District 2, and our neighbors at the North Hollywood West Neighborhood Council, returned to the Whitsett Slope on March 31. Our Council has visited this slope many times over the past years for trash cleanup, weed removal, planting, and now another weeding, including hundreds of volunteer hours. And the results speak for themselves. This slope on the west side of Whitsett south of Saticoy may be small, and may be very close to the freeway, but it has gone from an eyesore to a symbol of the kind of changes we can make in our community.

As we consider the many Saturdays that have gone into restoring this small piece of land, we also see the kind of dedication and persistance that can be needed to make this kind of turnaround. Changes don’t happen overnight, but our Council, our neighbors, and our partners have demonstrated that we can follow through and make a difference.
Our thanks and recognition go out to everyone who was able to join our efforts on Saturday, as well as everyone who has generously donated their time and effort to this project in the past. None of this would have been possible if we had not come together as a larger community.

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Whitsett Soccer Complex to get new Synthetic Field

The City of LA and the Department of Recreation and Parks are working on a long-term goal of improving the Whitsett Soccer Complex, located at the corner of Whitsett and Vanowen. They will be adding a new synthetic field in the next few months. The long term goal is to add 7 fields, an ADA area and some picnic areas.

There will be a discussion about the project on February 19, 2014 @ 2 pm, at Valley Plaza Library, 12311 Vanowen st. in North Hollywood.

President Moscoso Helps Turn On New Traffic Light

Council President Ernie Moscoso joined City Council Member Paul Krekorian to turn on the new traffic signal at the intersection of Lankershim and Valerio. As a popular pedestrian crossing, this intersection has long been a dangerous place to walk or drive, but that all changed on November 5th.
President Moscoso and Councilman Krekorian at the control box for the new signal at Valerio and Lankershim.

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