While local media and L.A. political leaders are bemoaning the city's embarrassingly low voter turnout on Election Day, something quite positive, even historic, happened last Tuesday night: Gay candidates across Los Angeles kicked butt.
Many gay politicos can't think of an election in Los Angeles h ... More >>
Pompea Smith, Executive Director of SEE-LA and founder of the Hollywood Farmers Market, was fired on Tuesday evening, following private meetings of the non-profit's board of directors. Smith had been a part of the market and SEE-LA for over 20 years. The official statement issued by the board is s ... More >>
Grassroots support and community ire have seemingly won out over land ownership and business development. Upon hearing that the Hollywood Farmers Market would be granted their much delayed street permit, the LA Film School (LAFS) issued a letter to Public Works Commissioner ... More >>
Felicia FriesemaHFM Manager Pompea Smith and SEE-LA Chair Michael Woo stand in front of proposed alternative market layouts.
Ideally, we'd be gearing up for a big celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Hollywood Farmers Market about now, maybe planning seasonal menus, responding to vario ... More >>
Felicia FriesemaThe disputed half of the Hollywood Farmers Market, south of Selma on Ivar.
On Monday, Councilmember Eric Garcetti and SEE-LA Chairman Michael Woo announced that the Hollywood Farmers Market would get another extension on their street closure permit to nail down exactly what's ... More >>
Simone WilsonUrban farming at the weekly Hollywood marketFinally, the land war goes mainstream.
L.A. Film School spokesman Antoine Ibrahim spilled to the Times this morning that the school is thinking about erecting another building at the corner of Selma and Ivar Avenues, an intersection th ... More >>
This Old HouseQuaint no moreWe missed the first-ever Los Angeles episode of "This Old House" on PBS last night (we blame it on dirty liar and former Los Angeles School Police Officer Jeffrey Stenroos, what with his shameful breaking news), but judging by the preview, looks like it was cute as ... More >>
Simone WilsonElegant, if not harmoniousHollywood Patch opened its doors last Thursday -- hey guys! -- and we're not particularly surprised to see that editor Anna Bakalis' first story attempts to tackle the Hollywood Farmers Market vs. L.A. Film School beast. Its the latest in a line of many ... More >>
Felicia FriesemaVendors at the 12-12 Hollywood market show their support.
The SEE-LA/Hollywood Farmers Market vs. LA Film School battle has reached a temporary detente, but the fight that's been raging for the past two weeks is far from over.
First, the market was on its last legs. Then, it ... More >>
New Planning Director Michael LoGrande with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Michael LoGrande, who had been the city's chief zoning administrator, was confirmed Wednesday by the City Council to become the new planning director. He'll be charged with creating and executing a vision for the city's fu ... More >>
The Los Angeles Planning Commission voted today to adopt a new sign ordinance that would prohibit brightly-lit digital billboards and giant vinyl supergraphics citywide but allow them in 21 potential sign districts.
The commission also voted to establish a city task force to annually review the im ... More >>
Taking aim at digital billboards in the wake of intense opposition from community groups in Hollywood, Venice, Encino, Silver Lake and other areas, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission adopted a preliminary motion to ban all new electronic billboards for a year.
The Interim Control Ordinance w ... More >>