Thursday, October 15, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
- September 15th: Venice Library, 501 S Venice Blvd., Venice
- September 17th: Harbor Gateway Library, 24000 S Western Ave., Los Angeles
- September 22nd: Encino-Tarzana Library, 18231 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana
- September 24th: Arroyo Seco Library, 6145 N Figueroa St., Highland Park
Thursday, September 10, 2009
The project started a year ago when Principal Pauline Furman explained to artist Criss that even though the school recites the Pledge of Allegiance and broadcasts songs with patriotic themes, the meanings remained elusive to her students. The decision was made to enhance a drab courtyard with imagery chosen to convey a sense of country.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
- Saturday, August 8: 4030 Crenshaw Blvd, Baldwin Hills
- Saturday, August 15: 14401 Saticoy St, Bldg. #3, Van Nuys
- Saturday, August 22: 1350 S. Wall St, Downtown-Fashion District
- Saturday, August 29: 1350 Sepulveda Blvd, West Los Angeles
Class space is limited. Reserve your space now by emailing LADWP or calling (800) 544-4498 and pressing "5".
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Our grantees have been very busy in the last few days with their projects. CB Grant staff has taken part in over 8 dedication in the last 10 days. These are (in no particular order):
- TERA - The Eagle Rock Association, "Eagle Rock Make Art Not Trash Project" ~ Commissioned local artists to design and create ceramic mosaic panels. The panels were attached to 20 cast concrete trash receptacles gracing Eagle Rock's main commercial streets.
- The Collaborative Eagle Rock Beautiful, "Wiota Circle" ~ Installed an impressive neighborhood marker on Colorado Blvd.
- Friends of Westminster Avenue Garden, "WE Garden" ~ Expanded and revitalized the garden area in the school.
- Castle Heights Elementary, "Spacing Out!: Creating Learning/Play Spaces" ~ Created a host of improvements to the kindergarten yard.
- Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Beautification Committee, "ArtCans for Silver Lake" ~ Installed the third set of "Art Cans" in Silver Lake.
- Vinedale ES Parent Teacher Association (PTA), "Vinedale Elementary School/La Tuna Canyon/Sun Valley Community Mural Beautification Project" ~ Created a mural honoring America's past and present. The border of the mural features tiles that were created by each student in the school.
- Wilton Place Elementary School, "The Power to Dream/Strive To Succeed!" ~ Painted a inspirational mural in the school at the main enterance.
- Playa del Rey Beautification Committee, "The Little Garden That Could" ~ Transformed a corner of the school into a beautiful garden.
Also of special mention is the recently finished project "Literary Mosaic" by the Friends of Memorial Library. The internationally recognized artist Brent Spears, known for his designs for the first five House of Blues venues, created a mosaic bench at the Memorial Branch Library. This amazing work of art using tiles, glass and unique "found objects" brings to mind the Watts Towers and the work of Antoni Gaudi.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Save the Date to attend one of the 15 CB Grant Workshops near you. Released is the LIST of 15 Community Beautification Grant Workshops held throughout the Los Angeles area.
At the workshops, the CB Grant staff shares a lot of information about 2009 -10 grant process, including showing pictures of previous projects, explaining in detail how to fill out the application, and offering tips on how to submit a competitive proposal. No reservations are required to attend.
Check the CB Grant website's WORKSHOP PAGE a few days prior to the event to confirm the date and location as there may be changes to the workshop schedule.
We look forward to seeing you at a workshop.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
- Community Day of Service- Volunteers will be planting trees along Mission Rd. To be a part of the tree planting, RSVP to Thalia Uribe by June 23rd at (213) 473-9950 or by email, Thalia.Uribe@lacity.org. Remember to bring gardening gloves, sunblock and a hat to the event.
- Grand Opening of the East LA MTLA Tree Center and Environmental Facility- Trees and mulch will be given away at the grand opening. A limited quantity of citrus trees will be available for adoption (must live or own property within the City of Los Angeles) so it's first come first serve. The facility, soon to release its schedule of operation, will offer free mulch and trees. To find out more, contact the City's Citywide Services Directory at 3-1-1 (within LA area) or at (213) 473-3231 and request for the Million Trees LA Program.
- Over 20 eco-friendly organizations will be sharing their services and/or products to help the community to act and think green.
- Date: Saturday, June 27, 2009
- Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- Where: 850 N. Mission Road, Los Angeles (between Cesar Chavez Ave. & 5 fwy on ramp). Street parking available.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
- Since 1998, over 930 projects have been completed in partnership with the community. To view over 540 projects situated on an interactive map, follow this link (http://www.cbgrant.org/).
- The City's original investment of $5,460,000 to fund these projects has yielded over a 200% return of $16,403,000 in matching funds and labor from the community and its partners.
- Over 102,000 people volunteered their time and expertise to complete the projects.
- These projects have solved many problems plaguing our communities and were done so without incurring City of Los Angeles staff time or resources.
- Some of the more innovative projects include a community-based recycling program in Pacific Palisades, a proposal to install solar-powered trash receptacles in Echo Park, and developing a community garden SECURED TO A WALL in Downtown LA's skid row.
- Many community leaders have used the grant to spark revitalization efforts that have lead to further community investment, including Atwater Village, Pacoima, Downtown Los Angeles, Studio City, Venice, and Larchmont Square.
- Many cultural communities have installed projects, such as the Japanese-American mural on Central Ave., the Thai Town angels on Hollywood Blvd., the dome representing ancient Latino culture on Huntington Blvd., and the landscaping project at the California African American Museum to name a few.
In 2005, the area above the 118 Freeway at the end of Canoga Avenue was a 13-acre public site plagued with problems. Former trails were overgrown with non-native weeds and plants. The spectacular rock formations were covered with graffiti, and illegal campsiteswere found throughout the area. That was before the organization Save Chatsworth received three grants for the area in 2006, 2007, and 2008. The grants were awarded to revitalize the area, including its trails, and to install informational kiosks highlighting the local flora and fauna. Even after suffering damage in the recent fires, the area continues to prosper. Hikers and horse riders now regularly utilize the area. Since the improvements have been completed,vandalism has been almost non-existent in the park.Vanessa Watters, the Head of Save Chatsworth,said "I know times are tight and we all have to sacrifice a little bit but I am glad the City recognizes the value created by their Community Beautification Grants. Our experience has been extremely gratifying. The City worked with us and helped us when we encountered any problem and ours was not a typical project. Our goal was to clean up the sites of dumping and debris and make it a nice area for people to pass-through. We've had a great response to the informational panels we have erected that educate passers-by as to the fascinating history of Chatsworth and the local fauna and flora. Next on our list is to create a hitching post and add an information kiosk on equestrian life. Once you start these projects, the work goes on. In these times it’s difficult, but even a little bit spent on projects like this is so uplifting."
Monday, April 27, 2009
- Name, date, time and estimated number of attendees.
- Information for the crews and their trucks.
- On-site contact information for the day of the event.
- City Council District.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
- Los Angeles River Keeps (CD1)
- The Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City (CD2)
- Wilbur Avenue Elementary (CD3)
- Toluca Lake Garden Club (CD4)
- Jonathan Weiss (CD5)
- Glenn Lopez (CD6)
- Project Youth Green (CD7)
- City Year Los Angeles (CD8)
- Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA) (CD9)
- Renee A. Gunter (CD10)
- The Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission (CD11)
- Chatsworth Neighborhood Council (CD12)
- Ida Tallala (CD13)
- Los Angeles Fashion District (CD14)
- Lori Moilov (CD15)
Monday, April 20, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
- Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, "Maple Bridge at the Japanese Garden in Little Tokyo"
- Rockdale Elementary School, "Rockdale's Secret Garden"
- Fair Avenue Elementary, "Garden of Knowledge"
- Liggett Street School, " 'Project Pride!' Liggett Lions Community Cleanup Drive"
- North Harvard Heights Beautification Committee, "Harvard Heights - Signs to Remind"
- Urban Farming, "Urban Farming Food Chain"
- Plainview Avenue School, "Plainview's Patch of Green"
- Tarzana Community And Cultural Center, "Beautification and Refurbishment of Ventura Blvd Frontage"
- Healthy Start Project, "Pathway to Knowledge Reading Garden"
- Rosewood Community Garden, "New Gates to Rosewood Community Beautification Garden"
- Associated Supporters of Mariposa, "The Art Starts Here! Mariposa Playground Beautification Project"
- Arnold Schwarzenegger Charter Elementary School, "Arts Oasis"
- Community School Parents Association, "The Not So Secret Garden"
- Mural Restoration, "Hard Drive Mural"
- Palisades Green, a division of Palisades Cares, "Green the Palisades/Recycling Bins"
- Valley Cultural Center, "Reseda's Cornucopia of Cultural Contributions-Past & Present"
Monday, April 13, 2009
Learn How to Use Web-based Tools to Promote Projects. Free Talk on May 16th at the Garden in Every School Resource Fair
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
- Zoom in or out on the map to see the completed projects in a specific area of the City of Los Angeles.
- View projects by categories. Click on the following categories, Murals · Landscaping · Benches · Community Gardens · Mosaics · Reading Gardens · Marquees · Planters · Community Identification Signs.
- View all projects in the web album.· Select a picture to view a larger image, including project information and map of the location.
More coming soon. Stay tuned....