Current Community Issues and Initiatives
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New Scramble Crosswalk Coming to Hollywood & Vine
photo by Ishmael Arredondo
Digital Billboards Proposed for Freeways
UPDATE: This bill has been tabled for the current session by the committee. Argyle Civic Association will keep its members informed about any future attempts to reintroduce it.
According to Ban Billboard Blight, AB 1405, The Advanced Digital Network Act, which is being proposed by the California Assembly, will allow digital billboards on California freeways.
The Argyle Civic Association has written a letter to the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee opposing AB 1405. We urge you to write your own letters of opposition to this dangerous and appalling bill.
Hollywood Center Project
(fka Millennium Hollywood)
The massive, twin-tower Hollywood Center development beside the Capitol Records building is being proposed by MP Los Angeles, as reported by Urbanize.LA. The Argyle Civic Association will be keeping our neighbors informed about this project, which is the latest iteration of the Millennium Hollywood project previously proposed for this site. Come to our next meeting and voice your opinion!
rendering courtesy of MP Los Angeles
Potential dangerous individual back on Argyle and Franklin
David Merck, who was arrested for attacking actress Pauley Perrette in late 2015, has been released from a mental hospital (not from jail, as the poster below erroneously says).
Use CAUTION when walking!
Photo from nextdoor.com.
Video from Fox 11 News featuring Argyle Avenue:
New Office Space Coming to Vine Street
Urbanize.LA reports that the 1980s office building on the corner of Vine and Yucca is being revamped into Class-A building with 60,000 square feet of leaseable office space as well as 20,000 square feet of outdoor space.
New Dog Signs Installed
The Argyle Civic Association has recently installed street signs urging dog owners to clean up after their pets.
ACA Bulletin Board
Keep an eye on this bulletin board on Franklin near Argyle--soon to be replaced with a newly designed version!--for information about our meetings and other community issues.
Argyle Civic has collected 400+ signatures to allow these spaces to be used for parking overnight.
Read our Vine Street Safety Analysis
Next General Meeting
The next meeting of the Argyle Civic Association will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 7 pm sharp.
We meet in the library at Castle Argyle (1919 Argyle Avenue). All are welcome!
Membership is not required to attend meetings, but we urge you to join us as an official member to help make ours a better community.
If you would like to make a tax-free donation to the Argyle Civic Association, click below.
Argyle Historic District
The aim of our new parking initiative is to free up parking spaces in the neighborhood that are being used for long-term storage of automobiles and other vehicles.
Click the flyer above to view and download our informational postcard outlining the initiative.
In addition, we have created stickers for Argyle area residents that will help distinguish their vehicles from vehicles from outside the neighborhood. The stickers are free and completely voluntary.
Argyle Avenue area residents can now receive free vinyl stickers from the Argyle Civic Association. These stickers are entirely voluntary but will help ACA and our neighbors recognize your vehicle as local to the neighborhood. We hope that this will help discourage outsiders (office workers, club-goers, theater patrons, etc.) from parking here.
Pick your FREE sticker up at our next meeting at Castle Argyle, or email email@example.com
to make an email request to get a sticker.
PLEASE NOTE: Obtaining and using a sticker does not allow you to park in the No Parking zone on Upper Vine Street. The stickers are for vehicle identification only!
NEW!! Please Join
Argyle Civic Association
Argyle Civic Association member Gary Steinberg is the new Lead for the Argyle Civic Association neighborhood on Nextdoor.com.
We urge you to join this online social network just for Argyle Civic Association neighbors. On Nextdoor, neighbors share crime and safety concerns, local events, recommendations, and other topics of interest to our community.
Use the link below to join — it's free!
Argyle Civic Association Postcards
We have just mailed our new postcards to all current members and other neighborhood contacts. It explains our goals for 2018. If you did not receive one and would like to, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search & rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
CERT training is taught by the LA Fire Department and is FREE! Anyone 18 or older can sign up. It's once a week for 7 weeks.
Here's what you will learn...
Class 1: Disaster Awareness
Class 2: Disaster Fire Suppression Techniques
Class 3: Disaster Medical Operations - part 1
Class 4: Disaster Medical Operations - part
Class 5: Light Search & Rescue Operations
Class 6: Team Organization & Disaster Psychology
Class 7: Terrorism & Homeland Defense
For more information and to find a CERT class schedule:
By City of Los Angeles regulations, cars may only be parked in one spot for 72 hours. Cars parked for more than 72 hours in the same parking spot can be ticketed and towed by the Dept. of Transportation. The Argyle Civic Association monitors the streets of our neighborhood for abandoned vehicles to keep parking spaces clear for neighborhood residents.
Report Abandoned Vehicles Online