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the skunks of los feliz
The GGPNC apparently believes that there are people in Los Feliz who get up before 9:00 a.m., because they've scheduled this week's Neighborhood Improvement Committee meeting for 8:30 in the morning, at Figaro. If you're feeling civic-minded on Wednesday, drag your tired ass out of bed, shuffle down Vermont zombie-style, and attempt to coherently discuss the Vermont Triangle Streetscape issue, all the while smoking Gauloises and pouring espresso down your throat.

Or, just hit snooze and roll over. There are plenty of other GGPNC meeting this month that are not held at sadistically early hours:

- The tussle over the future of Griffth Park continues apace with a pair of meetings related to the Griffith Park Master Plan: The Parks, River, and Openspace Committee meeting at 7 p.m. on the 10th, and the Griffith Park Master Plan Working Group meeting at 6:30 on the 11th (both at the Griffith Park Rangers Station, 4370 Crystal Spring Dr.).

- The controversial development planned for the Derby/Louise's location will be Topic A at the Planning/Zoning and Historic Preservation Committee meeting on October 12th (7 p.m. at the Los Feliz Community Center, 1965 Hillhurst). To help save this historic and culturally significant landmark, please visit Save the Derby, and attend this meeting to voice your opposition to razing the last of the Brown Derby locations.

- At some point during the four year odyssey that has been the Griffith Observatory renovation process, you may have begun to doubt that the Observatory was ever going to reopen. Almost unbelievably, though, the time is rapidly approaching when the spruced-up structure will throw open it's doors to the world (and city officials are predicting the world will be take us up on that invitation). In anticipation of throngs of visitors clogging the roads as they flock to the Observatory, the Griffith Observatory Reopening Community Working Meeting (GORC-WOM?) will attempt to hammer out a plan to deal with the crowds (October 17th at the Friendship Auditorium, 3201 Riverside Drive).
I went to that meeting, thanks to this blog!

Weird things happening with regard to East Hollywood. The CRA has partnered with some people who are doing some really shoddy work. The mockups for certainly Hollywood Boulevard intersections were insane.
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