New Apartments or New Green Space? (November 12, 2019 ) - Carl Robinette recently reported on a development proposed near the Los Angeles River. The LA River is that iconic concrete canal you see in movies like Terminator 2, but with large parts of the river inhabited by green space and wildlife, some groups want to expand and open the natural environment in and around the LA River, while developers see an emerging opportunity for high-end housing near Atwater Village.
carl robinette homeless los feliz los angeles news Combating Homelessness at the Neighborhood Level (November 1, 2019 ) - Carl Robinette recently reported on homelessness in the Los Feliz area and what locals are doing to help. With a shortage of services for a sky rocketing homeless population, the city's homelessness crisis is more visible than ever.
Celebrating Indigenous L.A. (October 10, 2019 ) - Carl recently reported on an indigenous people's celebration in Los Angeles for the Los Feliz ledger. Though much of native American history has been erased or mistreated, the article hopes to give local residents a sense of connection to the indigenous history of the land on which they live and help foster a sense of one community.
Bridge Over the River L.A. (October 4, 2019 ) - Carl recently reported on a new bridge built to help cyclists, pedestrians and equestrians cross the Los Angeles River in North Atwater Village. The bridge saw some controversy after costs skyrocketed, but some residents are just happy to have a bridge to improve access to Griffith Park in the area north of Los Feliz Blvd.
carl robinette news fletcher drive atwater village los angeles Concerns Clash Over Possible Changes to Fletcher Drive (August 15, 2019 ) - Carl recently reported on the possibility of “safety enhancements” to Fletcher Drive in Atwater Village, Los Angeles. Outspoken road-safety advocates say major changes are required for the roadway while business community activists worry that slowing traffic down on the thoroughfare will create gridlock in the neighborhood.
carl robinette los feliz ledger news scooters escooters Scooter-mania Gets Curbed in LA (August 1, 2019 ) - You’ve seen them, you might have ridden them and possibly even been endangered by them. Carl recently reported on attempts by Los Angeles City Council to bring a sense of order to the bonanza of app-rented electric scooters which have been lauded by the companies as the future of affordable transportation.
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homeless housing news los feliz ledger carl robinette silver lake los feliz atwater village hollywood Affordable Housing Crisis = Homelessness Crisis? (June 28, 2019 ) - Carl recently reported on the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles and the impact of a housing shortage that has left the city about 517,000 housing units short. Get the local spin on a big city problem for Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Atwater Village, Hollywood Hills and more.
carl robinette news journalism los feliz ledger bridge photo red car trolley bridge Red Car Trolley Mural “Leaves the Station” in Atwater Village (May 31, 2019 ) - Carl wrote about the Red Car Trolley mural that was removed in Atwater Village to make way for a pedestrian and cycling bridge. Check out pictures of the old mural. Checkout the artist Rafael Escamilla. ATWATER VILLAGE—An iconic 30-foot by 40-foot mural on the Los Angeles River, depicting a red trolley car, was recently demolished to make way for a new pedestrian and cycling bridge, despite previous plans to keep the mural intact.
LA Hate Crimes Mirror National Trend (May 4, 2019 ) - "Hate Crimes Rising" was originally published at the Los Feliz Ledger. Carl reports on trending hate crime as local officials in Los Angeles respond to a rise in hate crime in their city and the rest of the nation (with big thanks to editors who helped whip this story into shape).
reservoir silver lake, news silver lake, silver lake damn featured Using Rainwater – Silver Lake Reservoir News (February 5, 2018 ) - Check out Carl’s article, “City OKs $8 Million Stormwater Capture Project” Originally Published in the Los Feliz Ledger. SILVER LAKE—The Silver Lake Reservoir’s south dam will open for the first time with a public pathway February 10th, hot on the heels of Los Angeles City Council’s recent approval of $8.13 million for a stormwater capture project…
recycla III los feliz ledger carl robinette featured recycLA Latest Developments (February 4, 2018 ) - Check out Carl’s article, “recycLA Facing Scrutiny, Fines for Poor Service” Originally Published in the Los Feliz Ledger. Fines can now be imposed on Los Angeles trash haulers for poor customer service amid growing outcry from businesses and apartment owners about price increases and reduced service under a citywide recycling program, which began rolling out in…
Atwater Village Homeless Encampment (February 2, 2018 ) - Check out Carl’s article, “Locals Concerned Over Riverbed Encampment,” Originally Published in the Los Feliz Ledger. ATWATER VILLAGE—As Orange County officials have been removing a three-mile encampment along the Santa Ana River, where an estimated 500 to 1,000 had taken shelter, similar encampments along the Los Angeles River—though much smaller in size—now pose a health and…
recycla carlrobinette los feliz ledger More recycLA Complaints (December 8, 2017 ) - Check out Carl’s article, “More Complaints of City’s New Trash Hauling Program,” Originally Published in the Los Feliz Ledger. (LOS FELIZ LEDGER) Los Angeles businesses, property owners and tenant organizations are voicing ongoing concerns about the escalated cost of garbage collection under a new sanitation program called recycLA, which started in July. Proponents of recycLA say it is…
Neighborhood Councils React to De Leon Comments (December 6, 2017 ) - Check out Carl’s article, “De Leon Comments Irk Local Officials,” Originally Published in the Los Feliz Ledger. LOS FELIZ LEDGER – Current President pro Tempore of the California State Senate and U.S. Senate hopeful, Kevin De Leon drew local ire recently over comments he made in an NBC Los Angelesinterview that many perceived as disparaging to neighborhood…
LA City Council to Act on Hollywood Tours (November 6, 2017 ) - Check out Carl’s article, ‘Ryu Restricts “Rogue’ Tour Buses,” Originally Published in the Los Feliz Ledger. HOLLYWOOD HILLS—Tour bus operators may soon see tighter restrictions in Los Angeles if the city passes two September motions filed by Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu in response to growing complaints from residents about noise pollution, traffic violations and…
The Apt.’s Are Coming (November 5, 2017 ) - Check out Carl’s article, “Area Apartment Construction Booming,” Originally Published in the Los Feliz Ledger. SILVER LAKE—With several developments planned from Barnsdall Park to Echo Park, neighborhoods east of Hollywood will soon see a flood of new apartment construction as some area landmarks face demolition to make room for multi-family housing. The abandoned so-called “Bates Motel”…
mosquito carl robinette article los feliz ledger West Nile, Zika, mosquitoes and chickens (November 4, 2017 ) - Check out Carl’s article, “Virus-Spreading Mosquitos Confirmed Locally,” Originally Published in the Los Feliz Ledger. “West Nile Virus is on the rise across Los Angeles with 208 reported cases this year according to Los Angeles public health officials. Vector control authorities said chickens and mosquitos in Los Feliz have tested positive for the virus in recent…
Killer Comedy, Benign Robot (October 9, 2017 ) - Check out Carl’s article, “Human and Robot Humor Get Big Laughs at AMPLYfi,” Originally Published in the Larchmont Ledger MELROSE AVENUE—Greg the robot’s eyes light up on the AMPLYfi stage just east of Larchmont Boulevard and the crowd in the basement-level venue laughs before the show has even started. Greg is a homemade robot and the…
recycLA Roll Out (October 9, 2017 ) - Check out Carl’s article, “recycLA Roll Out Aggravates Area Businesses,” originally published in the Los Feliz Ledger. Amid outcry from some owners of businesses and multi-unit residential buildings that their trash pick up costs have doubled while service has diminished under the city’s new “recycLA” trash collection program, the Los Angeles City Council directed the…