Friday, March 27, 2009

Civic Datebook

Ponte Vista is holding an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. today (March 28) at the Boys and Girls Club, 100 W. Fifth St. in downtown San Pedro. Presentation boards will outline the developer’s latest proposal, incorporating input from the first open house two weeks ago. Supporters and opponents of the Western Avenue residential development are looking ahead to the pivotal City Planning Commission hearing in downtown L.A. on April 9. See the Ponte Vista blog for more information about the “emerging land-use concept” and R Neighborhoods Are 1 for an update from grassroots opponents.

Who turned out the lights? The Vincent Thomas Bridge will go dark at 8:30 p.m. tonight (March 28) on purpose. The switch will be flipped to mark Earth Hour, a worldwide grassroots campaign to raise awareness about global warming and energy conservation.

An idea has surfaced for ballfields and an amphitheatre on Knoll Hill, but the concept isn’t universally cheered, the Daily Breeze reported Thursday.

See the Daily Breeze story and pictures of “high-tech democracy” – the new live video feed connecting San Pedro with the L.A. City Council meeting.

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