Friday, October 30, 2009

Civic Notes

Meeting Tuesday on Possible Light Rail Service for Harbor Area

The county transportation agency will hold a public meeting Tuesday on improving transit routes in the Harbor Area, including possibly bringing light rail service to the region.

The meeting takes place on Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. at the port administration building, 425 S. Palos Verdes St. Officials will report on the “alternatives analysis study” that was prepared following community meetings this spring.

View the flyer for meeting details and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority web page for background information.

Coastal Council Honored for Arts Involvement

The Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council received a citywide award this week for its support of the arts. LA Commons, a nonprofit organization, recognized the Coastal council and five other groups for their “effective efforts to use art and culture as a community building tool.”

Doug Epperhart, who served as founding president of the council, is pictured above accepting the “Uncommon Angels” award from Karen Mack, executive director of LA Commons, against a backdrop of a Day of the Dead display.

“It is rare and impressive for a neighborhood council to dig so deeply into the cultural arena,” said Mack. “We commend the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council for making cultural planning a centerpiece of their activities.”

The awards were given out at a luncheon at Mama’s Hot Tamales restaurant in MacArthur Park, west of downtown Los Angeles, which was vividly decorated for the season.

Coastal and the Downtown L.A. neighborhood council tied for the award in the neighborhood councils category. Coastal has supported Shakespeare by the Sea, Little Fish Theatre Company, Warner Grand Theatre programs, Angels Gate Cultural Center and Harbor Interfaith arts programs, among other initiatives.

Website for Angels Gate HS Development Info

Construction news and other documents can be found on a relatively new website about Angels Gate High School.

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