Essential Guide to Mar Vista

Community Sets New Course For South LA’s ‘Death Alley’

July 15, 2017 at 11:14 pm
SOUTH L.A. ( — Part of South L.A.’s infamous “Death Alley” is getting new life. Statistics show the two-mile stretch off Vermont Avenue has been the site of dozens of killings over the last decade. For the past year, architecture professor Marcela Hicks and students from L.A. Trade–Technical College have been cleaning up part of the ... More

After Raucous Public Comment, Mar Vista Community Council Votes To Support Venice Blvd Improvements

July 13, 2017 at 10:10 am
Last night a crowd of about 300 people gathered at the Mar Vista Community Council’s meeting where the board took action on the Venice Boulevard Great Streets project. On the council’s agenda were two motions regarding Venice Blvd. The board rejected a motion calling to immediately reverse the Venice lane reduction, and approved a motion ... More

Mar Vista council votes to support Venice Boulevard lane reduction—for now

July 13, 2017 at 10:09 am
The community council wants another six months to analyze the project At a packed meeting Tuesday, the Mar Vista Community Council voted against asking the city to restore a small stretch of Venice Boulevard to six lanes of traffic amid protests from residents opposed to recent pedestrian-oriented changes along the thoroughfare. Instead, the council voted ... More

Getting to 100% Renewable Energy for Los Angeles – What’s Next?

July 7, 2017 at 1:21 pm
Join the Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance (NCSA) for our next forum! Getting to 100% Renewable Energy for Los Angeles – What’s Next?  City Council passed a motion last year directing LADWP to study 100% renewable energy for Los Angeles, and a lot has happened in the meantime.  Join us to hear from experts and local ... More

LA campaign to eliminate traffic deaths raises concerns over policing, gentrification

June 28, 2017 at 2:08 am
South Los Angeles resident James Harris stands at the intersection of Manchester and Western avenues, two of the most dangerous corridors in the city, according to L.A. Department of Transportation data. He hopes Vision Zero projects will make his neighborhood streets safer.; Credit: Meghan McCarty/KPCC Meghan McCarty Carino The city of Los Angeles’ ambitious program ... More

In Mar Vista, it’s good to be master of the house

June 27, 2017 at 12:41 pm
Completed this year, this contemporary two-story in Mar Vista pampers the head of the household with a sizable master suite complete with an artistic wall fireplace, private balcony and four-section bathroom. For the rest of the family, there’s an open-plan living room and a kitchen with a wide… More

Students walk out of Venice High School Monday to protest alleged discrimination

June 5, 2017 at 10:48 pm
The walkout was organized by students grades nine through 12 who stood in support of the removal of Dr. Oryla Wiedoeft. More

Modern architecture makes itself at home in Mar Vista

June 5, 2017 at 8:43 am
Hidden behind a front gate and hedges, this Mar Vista contemporary retains a new-kid-on-the-block look with its modern architecture.  For the entertainer at heart, there’s restaurant-quality barbecue equipment and a media projector.  The backyard has tropical hardwood decking and a surprise — an… More