We are a committed group of neighbors and community participants seeking to make the place in which we live and work a friendlier, more pleasant, and more attractive place.

Plans for an Early Childhood Center on Beethoven

Westside Neighborhood School is seeking a conditional use permit for the addition of an Early Childhood Center to serve a maximum of 68 preschool aged children at 12901 Coral Tree Place.

To learn more about the plans, attend the meeting on April 3 at 6:30 p.m. with Brad Zacuto, head of Westside Neighborhood School, at 5401 Beethoven.

Then, you can walk across the street to our Spring General Meeting at 7 p.m. at 5400 Beethoven. The preschool is planned for the third corner of that intersection.

Spring General Meeting

“A Creek Runs Through It” – Del Rey and the Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project

When: Thursday, April 3, 2014 @ 7 p.m.

Where: Westside Neighborhood School, 5400 Beethoven Street, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Our speaker, Margot Griswold, Ph.D., is a restoration ecologist who has worked in Southern California for 24 years. She will give an overview of what is known about the alternatives being considered by the proponents of the Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project. Then, she will present an alternative approach for the restoration.

We will also be electing our directors for 2014 – 2016.

March Board Meeting



DRRA March Board Meeting

When:  Monday, March 3, 2014    7PM – 9PM
Where:  The Venice Japanese Community Center, 12448 Braddock Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90066

The agenda includes an LAPD Pacific Division report on efforts to deal with the speeding problem along the “Inglewood Speedway” (Inglewood Blvd. from Jefferson to Allin), an update by C.D. 11 Del Rey Deputy Cecilia Castillo on planning issues and an FYI presentation on the Del Rey Neighborhood Council’s Elections on May 15, 2014. (Candidate registration opens March 4, 2014.)

LAPD Pacific Division Blood Drive

Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Time: 8:00 am ~~ 8:00 pm

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be parked in the station’s rear parking lot.

To make your life-saving appointment, please visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code BADGESoCal or call Sophia at 310-202-2890.

All donors will receive a free American Red Cross t-shirt, a coupon for a free Cold Stone’s Creation ice cream and a voucher for two Laugh Factory tickets.

Identification is required to donate.

redcrossblood.org or 1-800-RED CROSS

February Board Meeting

DRRA February Board Meeting


When:  Monday, February 3rd, 2014    7PM – 9PM
Where:  The Venice Japanese Community Center, 2448 Braddock Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90066

The agenda includes a presentation by the Venice Community Housing Corporation about their project to build 21 units of affordable housing at 13668 Beach Avenue.  We also will be planning for our Spring General Meeting and discussing our 2014 efforts to reach out to all of Del Rey’s residents (approximately 33, 000 people).

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