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Wilshire Bus Lanes Project Now Complete

by Craig Whitlock
Wilshire Bus Lane
The BRT Project is now complete and the last .9 miles of bus lanes between Federal Ave. and Centinela Ave. will open along Wilshire this Monday, November 16th. 
 
This means curb lanes will be reserved for buses during peak periods (M-F 7-9A and 4-7P), so remember to share the road as bicycles are allowed and adhere to parking restrictions.  
 
For a full list and map of new routes click to download Metro's flier here

The Brentwood Grand Prix Is On!

by Craig Whitlock

The Brentwood Grand Prix once again dominates San Vicente Boulevard on Sunday, August 3rd.  The race begins at 7AM and will continue to approximately 4:30PM.  Hosted by the Velo Club La Grange, this will be the sixth year of bicycle road racing in Brentwood.  

Grand Prix Details and Registration

 

The Brentwood Grand Prix Is On!

by Craig Whitlock

The Brentwood Grand Prix once again dominates San Vicente Boulevard on Sunday, August 4th.  The race begins at 7AM and will continue to approximately 4:30PM.  Hosted by the Velo Club La Grange, this will be the fifth year of bicycle road racing in Brentwood.  There'll be Kids Races sponsored by Helen's Cycles so bring your toddlers ages 5-11 if they'd like to participate

Grand Prix Details and Registration

 

Many know it just as 'The Tennis Courts on Barrington' - an apt description considering the limited view from the street when driving by.  If you were to park and look a little closer, you'd find that the Barrington Recreation Center (located at 333 South Barrington Avenue just below Sunset Blvd.) in Brentwood is a full-spectrum recreational resource for all ages.  It's operated by the city's Department of Recreation and Parks and offers a well-rounded menu of sports and events including:

Tennis (4 Courts free of charge) - from Beginner to Advanced

Youth Classes - from Soccer Clinics to Skateboarding to Basketball

Girls Baseball and Flag Football

Co-ed Baseball and Flag Football

Dog and Puppy Training Classes (plus Companion Dog Training)

Basketball Camp (ages 9-16)

Parent and Me Classes

Senior/Adult Classes - from Bridge to Yoga to Physical Firtness

It's been there ever since I can remember (and that's a long time) and has slowly evolved over the years.  There is however, an effort underway by the Friends of Barrington Recreation Center to further elevate it to a 'state-of-the-art recreational facility that will serve the community for generations to come'.  They could use your support and those interested should check out the site for more details about this and all of the team/event sign-up information.  Even if you reside in Westwood or Pacific Palisades, this is a family-fun resource that's worth the time to drive over and explore.

Sullivan Canyon Is An Equestrian Hideaway

by Craig Whitlock

When you think of urban Los Angeles, horses are not something that immediately comes to mind.  Yet a quick turn off Sunset Boulevard just west of Mandeville Canyon will bring you to the entrance of an equestrian enclave where the term 'rustic lifestyle' is an understatement.

Most of the homes in Sullivan Canyon reflect the brilliance of renowned architect and builder, Cliff May, who created the 'California Ranch-Style' home in the late 1930s and come with corrals and open stalls.  They were built to blend into the landscape while their low profile and extensive use of glass render them timeless both inside and out.

The first home in Sullivan Canyon was built around 1906 and local folklore credits the naming of the Canyon to one it's first squatters - a Civil War veteran named Sullivan.  As you explore the Canyon either from it's Sunset Boulevard entrance or access the still undeveloped back-half (see picture) from Queensferry Road off Westridge Road above, you'll readily appreciate how seemingly little has changed over time. 

Welcome to Brentwood's lost world . . . 

LA Westside Fire In Brentwood Hills Misses Homes

by Craig Whitlock

On Monday (9/5) afternoon, a fire in Mandeville Canyon (situated in the Brentwood Hills north of Sunset Blvd.) which has now been labeled The Mandeville Fire broke out around 4:25PM.  The cause of the blaze which spread quickly through the dense brush is still under investigation. 

As of this morning, the fire had burned nearly 10 acres and was about half-contained.  Fortunately, no houses thus far had been damaged although the fire apparently came very close to a home at 3682 Mandeville which is a little over a mile south of Mulholland Drive.  (Mandeville dead-ends just before Mulholland and at roughly 5.2 miles, is considered the longest cul-de-sac in Los Angeles.)

Magnet School Registration Deadline Approaching

by Craig Whitlock

The magnet school program (now totaling 173) of the Los Angeles Unified School District has moved up their application deadline this year by three weeks to December 18th.  Last year, the deadline was January 9th and the advanced deadline means parents can find out as soon as April whether their applicaton for a particular magnet school has been accepted.

Current enrollment stands at nearly 57,000 students and only 1 in 4 applications are accepted each year from the 65,000 applications submitted.  Thus, right now is a great time to take action if this program is one you might be considering.  For more information, you can log on to: http://eChoices.lausd.net.

Electronic Waste Recycling Fund Raiser

by Craig Whitlock

Now you have an opportunity to correctly dispose of all those electronic discards that you weren't quite sure of where to dump.  Paul Revere Charter Middle School (my alma mater) is hosting an e-Waste Recycling Fund Raiser on Sat., March 7th from 9:30AM to 3:30PM.  Their address is 1450 Allenford Avenue in Brentwood and the event takes place in the Front Circular Driveway.  Televisions, monitors, computers, printers, telephones, cell phones and just about anything you plug in is welcome.  Help the environment and the school earn money from e-Waste recycling.

The Barrington Recreation Center Has Something For The Whole Family

by Craig Whitlock

Many know it just as 'The Tennis Courts on Barrington' - an apt description considering the limited view from the street when driving by.  If you were to park and look a little closer, you'd find that the Barrington Recreation Center (located at 333 South Barrington Avenue just below Sunset Blvd.) in Brentwood is a full-spectrum recreational resource for all ages.  It's operated by the city's Department of Recreation and Parks and offers a well-rounded menu of sports and events including:

Tennis (4 Courts free of charge) - from Beginner to Advanced

Youth Classes - from Soccer Clinics to Skateboarding to Basketball

Girls Baseball and Flag Football

Co-ed Baseball and Flag Football

Dog and Puppy Training Classes (plus Companion Dog Training)

Basketball Camp (ages 9-16)

Parent and Me Classes

Senior/Adult Classes - from Bridge to Yoga to Physical Firtness

It's been there ever since I can remember (and that's a long time) and has slowly evolved over the years.  There is however, an effort underway by the Friends of Barrington Recreation Center to further elevate it to a 'state-of-the-art recreational facility that will serve the community for generations to come'.  They could use your support and those interested should check out the site for more details about this and all of the team/event sign-up information.  Even if you reside in Westwood or Pacific Palisades, this is a family-fun resource that's worth the time to drive over and explore.

Sullivan Canyon - An Equestrian Hideaway

by Craig Whitlock

When you think of urban Los Angeles, horses are not something that immediately comes to mind.  Yet a quick turn off Sunset Boulevard just west of Mandeville Canyon will bring you to the entrance of an equestrian enclave where the term 'rustic lifestyle' is an understatement.

Most of the homes in Sullivan Canyon reflect the brilliance of renowned architect and builder, Cliff May, who created the 'California Ranch-Style' home in the late 1930s and come with corrals and open stalls.  They were built to blend into the landscape while their low profile and extensive use of glass render them timeless both inside and out.

The first home in Sullivan Canyon was built around 1906 and local folklore credits the naming of the Canyon to one it's first squatters - a Civil War veteran named Sullivan.  As you explore the Canyon either from it's Sunset Boulevard entrance or access the still undeveloped back-half (see picture) from Queensferry Road off Westridge Road above, you'll readily appreciate how seemingly little has changed over time. 

Welcome to Brentwood's lost world . . . .

 

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