Pacific Electric is a full service electrical and solar contracting firm and a worker owned coop. They are having a kick off party at the L.A. Eco Village on Friday, April 25 at 6pm and you are invited.
Make sure to check out their website to get an idea of the range of services they can provide and some cool pictures of their portfolio: www.pacificelectric.coop
More info on the event:
What: Pacific electric coop kick off party. Enjoy some homemade food, locally brewed beer and cider. Music by DJ Nova Jade. Live music by Pawing at the Ceiling. Featuring locally crafted pendant lights by Melba Thorne.
When: Friday, April 25, 2014. 6pm
where: L.A Eco-Village, 117 Bimini PL, LA 90004. map
Thiago and Peter shoveling gravel into wheelbarrows to transport it into the LAEV courtyard. All photos by Joe Linton
Here are some photos showing eco-villagers working on the new outdoor kitchen last weekend. Laura Allen has been the person who has really made this happen, and many of us lend a hand when we have time. Prior to these photos, Laura worked with other eco-villagers to build the deck, counter, sink, and washing machine. The sink and washing machine drain into greywater plumbing that waters the nearby garden.
Arlo took advantage of empty wheelbarrows
Click on the jump for more photos. Continue reading
Streetsblog L.A. has been asking community leaders about the city of Los Angeles draft Mobility Plan 2035. This time with our own Lois Arkin. Check it out.
We are super proud of local resident Dore Burry for the work he’s been accomplishing with the L.A. Conservation Corps. Their Tot Parks and Trails program upgrades dilapidated spaces and underused sections of existing parks, focusing on the needs of zero-to-five year olds. This article celebrates the opening of their 6th park in L.A. County at Bellflower’s Thompson Park. Way to go Dore!
Gray water is waste water that can be easily reused on site, that would be most water that doesn’t flow through toilets or kitchen sinks. Water from showers, baths and laundry is all fair game for the water recycler. This KPCC article by Molly Peterson is an excellent primer on the state of greywater in Los Angeles. And make sure you watch the embedded video on one of our laundry greywater systems:
This new landscaped triangle is the Filipinotown Western Gateway. Temple Street Bridge over Silver Lake Blvd is on the left
The Historic Filipinotown Western Gateway is a new green space that just opened today.
It’s located just about a mile north of Los Angeles Eco-Village, where Silver Lake Boulevard crosses below Temple Street. Continue reading
At one point in the protracted Bike Plan processes, the city of Los Angeles labeled the Virgil Avenue bike lanes as “infeasible.” Thanks to persistence from local cyclists, including Eco-Villagers, and leadership from then-Councilmember now-Mayor Eric Garcetti (special thanks to Garcetti’s deputy Marcel Porras), the city is now striping new bike lanes on Virgil Avenue from Santa Monica Boulevard to Melrose Avenue – just northeast of L.A. Eco-Village.
The new Virgil Avenue bike lanes connect to these recent bike lanes on Santa Monica Boulevard in East Hollywood
The new bike lanes are a road diet – reducing four car lanes to three – adding bike lanes and making the street safer for driving, walking and bicycling. They are beginning to build the East Hollywood portion of the city’s bicycle network by connecting to recent bike lanes on Santa Monica Boulevard and are very close to bike lanes on Myra and Sunset. You can ride the new Virgil lanes nearly from the Bicycle District to the new home of the Bicycle Kitchen. Woooot! Woooooooot!
Join now-Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell in celebrating the new bike lanes at their grand opening this Saturday January 18th at 9am at Sqirl, 720 N. Virgil.
Here’s the official announcement from City Councilmember O’Farrel’s office:
Please join Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell as we celebrate the newest bike lane project in the City of Los Angeles! Continue reading