Sunday, August 5, 2007

Weekly Calendar

I've been slacking a little on getting these up here. But will post soon the two I missed for archiving purposes. These CD14 Planning sessions look particularly interesting to me...

Latino Urban Forum

Meetings, activities and events that promote our mission as of August 6, 2007

1. Urban Design Exercise

2. Malibu Public Beach Safari

3. Urban Planning Discussion Series for CD14

4. LA RIVER: River Improvement Overlay ( RIO ) Meeting

5. Cornfields State Park Meeting

6. LA City Housing Element

7. 2008 APA State Conference Brainstorming

8. Conference: California Walks

9. Conference: Walk 21

10. ART: Landscaping America : Beyond the Japanese Garden


Help create a 100-foot by 3-inch linear city along the walls of Galley 727!

Come join us for an interactive city-building extravaganza in which we will push the boundaries of what a linear city might look like and how it might function. Model-builder James Rojas will supply the building materials; urban designer Simon Pastucha will provide the design expertise; DJ John Kamp will provide the soundscapes for your new urban landscapes. For further information contact James at (626) 437-4446

Bring your imagination.

Date: Thursday, August 9, 2007

Time: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Location: Gallery 727

727 S. Spring Street
LA, CA 90014

Visit www.latinourbanforu,, and the blogito

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August 11-12th, 2007

The Los Angeles Urban Rangers announce:


Tired of Zuma and Surfrider? Want to find and use the other beaches in Malibu? The twenty miles that are lined with private development? The "Malibu Public Beaches" safaris will show you how to find, park, walk, picnic, and sunbathe on a Malibu beach. Each 3 1/2-hour safari visits two or three beaches and explores natural history, jurisdiction, and the identification of public and private property. Skills-enhancing activities include a public-private boundary hike, an accessway hunt, sign watching, and a public easement potluck. We will offer two safaris in west Malibu and two in east Malibu:

** West Malibu beaches - SUN Aug 12 (1:30-5pm)
** East Malibu beaches - SAT Aug 11 (1:30-5pm)

Safaris are free, but space is limited. To sign up, please email with tour date, name, and # of people. For further information on the safaris and the Los Angeles Urban Rangers, visit

A "Malibu Public Beaches" guide will be downloadable from our website in early August.

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Saturday, August 11, 2007

River Overlay Improvement Meeting

The Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan (LARRMP) was adopted on May 2007 by the Los Angeles City Council largely from the efforts of Councilman Ed Reyes and support from eastside residents and organizations. Many of us worked hard making sure the interest of our communities were being heard and incorporated through outreach. The following are meeting dates and locations involving the Eastside:

Location: Council District 14

Boyle Heights Office

2130 E. First Street Suite 202

LA ,CA 90033

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Tuesday August 14, 2007

Please join California State Parks and Hargreaves Associates for a community meeting about the next phase of work for the Cornfields State Park.

Location: St. Peter's Italiana Church

1051 N. Broadway, Los Angeles

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Councilmember Jose Huizar will be hosting a series of four planning-related panel discussions for the community in August and September. The panel discussions will lead up to planning charettes which will kick off this fall in El Sereno, Eagle Rock and Highland Park.

Each panel discussion forum will include presentations and the participation of well-respected subject matter experts from the public and private sectors, as well as time for Q&A. Councilmember Huizar is hosting the summer series with a special focus on the communities of Northeast Los Angeles CD14, but all are welcome! Anyone in the City of Los Angeles interested in planning and economic development will not want to miss this broad and informative summer series!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007 @ 7 pm
• How It Really Works In L.A. & How The City Can "Do Real Planning"
Panelists: Jane Blumenfeld, Dept. of City Planning, City of Los Angeles
• David Gay, Dept. of City Planning, City of Los Angeles
• Bill Roschen, AIA, Los Angeles City Planning Commission

Location: El Sereno Senior Center 4818 Klamath Place Los Angeles, CA 90032

Wednesday, August 15, 2007 @ 7 pm

Panelists: William Fain, FAIA, Johnson Fain Architects
Emily Gabel-Luddy, Urban Design Studio, City of Los Angeles
Woodie Tescher, EIP Associates, a Division of PBS&J
Mike Woo, Los Angeles City Planning Commission

Location: Center for the Arts
Eagle Rock: 2225 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 @ 7 pm

Panelists: Richard Benbow, Community Development Department
Jack Keyser, L.A. County Economic Development Corporation
James Rodriguez, CB Richard Ellis, Retail Brokerage Services
Kent Smith, Fashion District Business Improvement District

Location: El Sereno Senior Center
4818 Klamath Place, Los Angeles, CA 90032

Wednesday, September 25, 2007 @ 7pm


Panelists: Richard Barron, Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission
Ken Bernstein, Office of Historic Resources, City of Los Angeles
Linda Dishman, Los Angeles Conservancy
Peyton Hall, FAIA, Historic Resources Group
Michael Olecki, S. Carthay Historic Preservation Overlay Zone Board

Location: Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock 2225 Colorado Blvd. Los Angeles , CA 90041

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LA City is updating its Housing Element. Please attend if you are interested in shaping the Housing Element. Contact Naomi Guth (info at the bottom) for further information.

Housing Preservation

Thursday, August 16th

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Location TBD

Week of Monday, August 20th - Friday, August 24th:

Housing Preservation

Thursday, August 23rd

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Location TBD

Naomi Guth

City Planning Department

City of Los Angeles

200 N. Spring St., Room 721

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tel: (213) 978-1363 (direct)

Fax: (213) 978-4656


New Meeting date: Thursday, July 26, 2007 @ 7:00 p.m to 8:30 p.m.


2008 American Planning Association State Conference

The 2008 APA State Conference will be held in Hollywood next year. A volunteer committee has been formed to help plan the conference. Many of us have volunteered to organize workshops on Cultural Planning Issues in LA and the state. We want to develop a strong cultural planning agenda that can address issues and as well as highlight stellar projects that provide innovated solutions to land use problems in communities of color. Please contact James Rojas.

Location: 725 S. Spring Street #12
LA, CA. 90014

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Audubon Film Fridays—our free, summer film series under the stars. Our film series begins on Friday, August 3rd with the feature film Hoot!, about the adventures of a group of teens who fight to protect a population of endangered owls in Florida.

We will start each Film Friday at 7 p.m. with a bird walk; the films start at 8 p.m. All films are family friendly and nature themed—the full line up is found below and in the attached flyer. Some films will be shown in English with Spanish subtitles; others will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles. Seating is limited so please arrive early. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Limited parking is available in the Center's parking lot; there is plenty of street parking and we have plenty of space for bicycles. Again, admission to Film Friday is free.

Aug. 3: Hoot! (English w/Spanish subtitles)

Aug. 17: Happy Feet (Spanish w/English subtitles)

Sept. 7: Winged Migration (English w/Spanish subtitles)

Sept. 21: Eyewitness: Bird (English w/Spanish subtitles); Ocean Oasis (Spanish w/English subtitles)

Oct. 5: The Life of Birds – 2 episodes (English)

With your help, Audubon Film Fridays will become a summer tradition at the Audubon Center . What better way to enjoy a hot summer evening than watching nature-themed movies outdoors with family, friends and neighbors in our courtyard??

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"Landscaping America : Beyond the Japanese Garden"

June 17-Oct 21, 2007

This exhibition explores the history of Japanese American gardens and gardeners. The exhibit runs from. The opening day of the exhibit will be on Father's Day. We'll have live music and BBQ food vendors on the plaza.

Location: Japanese American National Museum

368 East First Street


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September 11-14, 2007

APBP Professional Development Seminar in Davis , CA -

Theme: "Walking and Bicycling – The Next Generation"

Registration rates GO UP after July 31

Reserve lodging by August 11 or consider camping.

Check out the PDS sessions at and the Walk/Bike California program at

This is the first time APBP has partnered with a state bike/ped conference. Is your state next?

Walk21 Toronto – October 1-4, 2007

Register by July 31 for the early bird rate http://www.toronto. ca/walk21/registration.htm

View the program and conference update news at http://www.toronto. ca/walk21/index.htm

APBP served on the program planning team. Walk21 Toronto 2007 will bring together hundreds of delegates from around the world, will feature over 100 different presentations, numerous social and networking events, a poster session, walkshops, community events, and more. You're invited to Canada 's largest and most multicultural city for this exciting event!

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Urban Eats:

Farmer Markets in the Hood!

Tianguis: South Central Farmers Market

Support Community Sustainable Agriculture (C.S.A.)

Music, high quality produce, www.southcentralfar

Date: First Sunday of every month (May 6th)

Time: 10:00 am. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: 41st and Alameda


Location: 1718 Bridge Street, Boyle Heights LA 90033
(In between State and Boyle behind White Memorial Medical Center)

To post events, activities or meetings that promote planning, cultural or dialogue contact James Rojas at 213-892-0918 or email . Please submit post in a word document.

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