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martha rourke March 30, 2014 at 11:51 AM
Hi Robert no you can not vote in tommorrow election you have to vote in the Villege vagile side.
Lightnapper March 20, 2014 at 01:46 PM
If you are really interested in participating in an area you have a "vested" interest in, Read MoreI recommend going to the particular NC website for that area and reading their Bylaws as to what a "Stakeholder" actually is rather than "word-of-mouth" info. There is also the LA Dept. of Empowerment (DONE) website with info. These legitimate resources will also provide current boundary maps specifically locating NC's you may be active in.
Bob Peppermuller March 20, 2014 at 03:37 PM
Robert you can vote in MTNHNC from your description. Read the requirements for Community InterestRead MoreSt akeholder on pg 5. Too long to copy here. http://empowerla.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/NC-Elections-Acceptable-Forms-of-Documentation-2014-Revised.pdf If you live east of the 170 you are in MTNHNC. Either location please vote.
ricki March 18, 2014 at 10:37 AM
I spoke to Eric Brooks, who works for the current owner of Valley Plaza (Istar Financial) as theRead Morepro ject manager for the new development. He told me that the new Valley Plaza would have a combination of housing and retail stores/restaurants. He did not know if the housing would be rentals or condos, thou he believes that by summer Istar would decide on that, and present their plans to the public at a Meeting. I read that Laurel Plaza has been sold to a group of people headed by a Mr. Goldstein. who at one time also owned a large portion of the Valley Plaza but gave it back to the bank who just happens to be Istar. They have said in an L.A. Times article that they plan on demolishing the Macy's and constructing a new center that would cost upwards of $100 million. I look forward to attending the meetings that are supposed to take place in the summer - I am sure they will be very interesting
David Rivers March 18, 2014 at 03:33 PM
Ricki, I'm impressed at your investigative reporting. Better than some Patch editors we've had.
robert March 19, 2014 at 01:58 AM
Thanks Ricki for the information. I'm very happy with the project. I'm hoping that is will beRead Moresometh ing similar to the Americana in Glendale. Maybe a revamped theatre, a housing mixed with a limited percentage of affordable units, and dining/shopping that everyone can enjoy. A mix of luxury and moderate retailers would be nice. I'm really happy for the future of the area and I want to be involved as much as possible. The only thing I hate about the area is that damn middle school. LAUSD didn't have any consideration for the area when they built that school and severely damaged the potential of the area. No one wants to build next to a middle school.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) March 12, 2014 at 12:18 PM
Hi. I can highlight these kinds of announcements on the page if you include a photo. Thanks!
mzjuniper March 15, 2014 at 12:49 PM
Please do. I wish I had seen this?
mzjuniper March 15, 2014 at 12:50 PM
Please disregard the question mark. I really wish I could have attended.
robert March 15, 2014 at 10:45 PM
so what is your view on the bike lanes on Lankershim?
Have bike lanes on Lankershim will not work it is too arrow of a street with to much traffic.
robert March 16, 2014 at 07:52 PM
Good answer. I totally agree 100% u have my support
David Rivers March 10, 2014 at 05:50 PM
Penny, any updates on the Local patch editor situation? Eager to see Patch get back to its roots!
Penny Arévalo (Editor) March 10, 2014 at 05:58 PM
We're working on it. Did you see this article?Read Morehttp://streetfightmag.com/2014/03/06/new-patch-owner- running-company-in-lean-entrepreneurial-mode/
David Rivers March 10, 2014 at 06:51 PM
Thanks Penny. I found the very last question the most interesting. I could tell the most activeRead Morehype r local bloggers in NoHo and EchoPark...... "Any plans for partnerships with other community news providers? We’re working on it. One thing we’re committed to trying to change is the idea that Patch is some sort of outside competitor to hyperlocal bloggers or news sites. Hyperlocal is not a zero-sum game. There’s too much unclaimed territory, and even those who have built audiences in individual communities want more readers and better exposure. There’s no reason a successful hyperlocal news site operator in a given community couldn’t also run the local Patch. They’d benefit from cross-linking on both sites, and might expand their audience and potential advertising base, while also having an opportunity to promote local stories that have national import across a much larger platform. We want to support local voices, period."
Toluca Lake Observer February 21, 2014 at 10:49 AM
Typical fact-challenged right-wing claptrap. That the poster says he is a Marine gives him noRead Morespeci al insight into a matter already reviewed by experts and political leaders. He is welcome to his opinion, but in typical right-wing fashion, he overlooks reality. Patch is for local news. This over-the-top and irresponsibly inaccurate opinion piece belongs on the opinion page of the Wall Street Journal-not in Patch. Let us hope the new owners do not think Patch is for twisted political diatribe.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) February 20, 2014 at 12:49 AM
Sorry, Butch, that story occurred as we were transitioning to the new team. You can always drop meRead Morea line at penny.arevalo@patch.com.
U - M February 25, 2014 at 05:05 PM
Thank you Penny, yes they caught the guy and his court day is , soon. My elderly neighbour who fell Read Morevictim to him also will be a witness for this case.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) February 25, 2014 at 07:50 PM
If he's the guilty party, godspeed!
Thats not may point there waste taxs payers money and taking money from the bussiness on Lankershim Read Morethese are getting paid by my taxs dollars.
Here is the picture of the likely guilt party member from Paul office. I know that he was the first Read Moretime. Is the picture the guy with bread. To right of kids.http://myemail.constantcontact.com/CD2-News-Vol--5--Issue-3.html?soid=1105979720716&aid
Nino February 14, 2014 at 11:57 AM
I think this guy is mis-spelling and bad verbiage so we pay attention. I now scroll down to seeRead Morewho is writing and erase immediately. Good trick though.