Here is a rundown of some of the news and events making headlines in the 11th District and beyond.
The issue of apron parking passed the first hurdle with Councilman Bill Rosendahl and his Transportation Committee. According to the Daily News, the committee is recommending changing the little known ban on parking at the end of your driveway. Read the details here.
The Argonaut is reporting on the grand opening celebration of Google in Venice. The festivities took place last week in the what many call the binoculars building – the Frank Gehry designed structure on Main Street just south of Rose Avenue. The event featured welcome remarks from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilman Bill Rosendahl. Both dignitaries presented certificates to management at the internet search giant.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Mayor Villaraigosa wants to borrow Measure R funds to fix nearly one-fourth of the City’s roads. As you may know, Measure R is the half cent sales tax passed by county voters to help fund transportation projects. The Mayor’s proposed plan calls for borrowing $800 million dollars to fix roads over the next two years. While some say the proposal just makes sense, others are worried the plan could keep other transportation related projects from moving forward. (source)
Firefighters with the Los Angeles Fire Department had their hands full in Brentwood as an early morning blaze ripped through a six-unit townhouse project which is currently under construction. The Brentwood Patch is reporting that approximately three dozen people from adjacent residences were temporarily evacuated and arson investigators are looking into the case.
Finally, be sure to honor Veterans Day by catching a special encore presentation of Veterans’ Vox 365. The event was held at City Hall and featured an introduction by Councilman Rosendahl – a voice for veterans on the City Council! The event will be broadcast on LA Channel 35 on Friday, November 11, at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. (source)