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Hello everyone! Is Saint Patrick’s day; Did you know that it celebrates a 5th century Christian missionary? I’m back in your inbox this morning with your new edition of the Los Angeles Patch newsletter. Here are all the things you need to know about what’s happening locally, including:
- 🔐 Possible school closures next week
- 🎶 Westlake/MacArthur Station music
- ✂️San Fernando road improvements
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🌤️ But first, today’s weather:
Clouds giving way to some sun. High: 65 Low: 48.
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😋 Fair Food Survey!
Fair food is the best cheat food. Although we all know it’s unhealthy, everyone has a guilty pleasure. What is your favorite? Until now, 30.6% love Funnel Cake, 22.4% we expect candy apples, 14.2% eat corndogs, and 6.1% look for guacamole. 4.1% they each eat cotton candy, tri-tip sandwiches, or cheesecake. Finally, 2% everyone prefers cheesy guacamole, fried cheese curds, turkey thighs, a fried bacon-wrapped pickle, cinnamon rolls, or pork chop on a stick. The rest have the willpower to stay away from just food.
📰 Here are today’s top stories in Los Angeles:
- Unless the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 99 reach a meeting of minds, you will have your children home next week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. At a Wednesday rally in Grand Park, the union announced its intention to go on strike. United Teachers Los Angeles already put on record that its members would not cross the picket lines. “SEIU officials are calling for a 30% pay increase across the board.” (Patch)
- Metro officials are trying something new to rid the Westlake/MacArthur Station of drug dealers and anyone seeking refuge: classical music. “The idea is to create an atmosphere that is comfortable for short periods of time transiting our station, but not conducive to lounging around for hours,” the officials explained. The next time you step out of the red or purple line, you’re bound to hear it. (Main topics)
- the Angels street vendors are challenging the no-sale zones the City has installed in specific areas. For example, they can’t come without 500 feet of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The sellers say they have paid for the permits. The city says the sale could worsen crowding and traffic congestion in some areas. The court denied the City’s motion to dismiss the sellers’ lawsuit on a technicality. (KTLA)
- On Monday, Councilwoman Mónica Rodríguez cut the ribbon for safety improvements at the intersection of Paddock, Oro Grande and Astoria streets. They represent just one of several improvements to San Fernando Road. In collaboration with the Sylmar Neighborhood Council and the Tía Chucha Cultural Center, you’ll notice that the marked crosswalk features colors and “high-visibility symbols of ‘Xochitl,’ which means flower, and ‘Ollin,’ which means movement.” Next up will be art installations and lighting. (Councilwoman Mónica Rodríguez)
- Speaking of Councilwoman Mónica Rodríguez, she proposed a P-22 memorial during Wednesday’s City Council meeting. The installation would honor the big cat at Griffith Park. Possible options include a statue that could be placed near the Griffith Observatory on the Tom LaBonge Panorama Trail. The proverbial ball is now in the court of the Neighborhood and Community Enrichment Committee. (Patch)
📆 Today in Los Angeles:
- Dare to join the tour of the hood which meets at 8825 S. Sepulveda Blvd (2 pm)
- Learn in the praise and worship workshop at 4394 W. Washington Blvd (6:30 p.m.)
- The Hollywood Palladium presents spank molly (6:30 PM)
- Participate in a St. Patrick’s Day Board Game Night at Village Well Books & Coffee (7 p.m.)
- Laugh and celebrate in a Half-Jewish, Half-Canadian St. Patrick’s Day Comedy Show at The Dudes’ Brewing Company (8 p.m.)
🖊️ From my notebook:
- “The City of Los Angeles is now accepting applications for administrative employee! Salary $42,678 – $72,474 – Closes: March 30, 2023 – Visit https://governmentjobs.com/car… for more information on this opportunity!” (City of Los Angeles – Jobs via Instagram)
- “Expand your horizons 💫 Did you know that LACMA is free to Los Angeles County residents on weekdays after 3 pm with valid ID? Discover works of art from new and unexpected points of view, informed by the region’s rich cultural heritage.” (Los Angeles County Museum of Art via Instagram)
- “The City of Los Angeles is now accepting applications for cement finishing worker! Salary $52,847 – $77,256 – Closing: March 30, 2023 – Visit https://governmentjobs.com/car… for more information on this opportunity!” (City of Los Angeles – Jobs via Instagram)
- “Did you know that at-home COVID tests can still be used after the expiration date? If the control line “C” appears, it’s still good to use. If the “C” line is missing or discolored, the test has expired.” (Los Angeles County via Instagram)
- “We would like to thank the City of Los Angeles Parks and Recreation staff as well as the City of Los Angeles Construction staff for allowing us to fire extinguisher training. Why is fire extinguisher training important? The most important reason for fire extinguisher training is safety. Fires are extremely dangerous, so it is important to ensure the safety of those nearby. Making sure someone is equipped to handle a fire extinguisher and safely put out the fire also ensures the safety of everyone present.” (Los Angeles City Park Rangers via Instagram)
🏡 What are houses selling for these days in Los Angeles?
- Median home listing price $1.1 million
- median home price per square foot $669
- Median home price sold $900K
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— Silvia Cochran
About Me: Sylvia Cochran works in sunny Southern California and has been a full-time freelance writer since 2005. She loves dogs, cats, books, plays Best Fiends (don’t judge), embraces social justice, and treats to live Micah 6:8.
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