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How To Adjust NextDoor To Minimize Email Notifications

This week Living90045 welcomes a guest post from NextDoor Power User Rhyss Leary. Would you like to write for us? More info here. Did you know you can mute a person or a specific thread or even set up your email to filter just about whatever you want? Muting A Person Selecting a person’s name […]

E-Waste Fundraiser for LAPD Cadet Program

This week Living90045 welcomes a guest post from Margie Hanson. Would you like to write for us? More info here. I am part of an e-waste fundraiser being put on by the Pacific Boosters to raise money for the Pacific LAPD Cadet Program. You may already know about the program, but if not, it’s a […]

Can You Donate Warm Clothes For Skid Row?

One of our neighbors is collecting warm clothes for Skid Row. Her group is looking for warm clothing, jackets, coats, sweaters, hoodies, sweats, long-sleeve shirts, hats and gloves plus blankets of any kind along with the usual socks, sneakers and underwear. If you can donate, my daughter and I are offering donation pick ups on Saturday. […]

Westchester Weekly for September 5th

Westchester Weekly – Here’s your weekly recap of what’s new and notable in Westchester 90045, including fun things to check out this week   Happy Weekend Westchester! We’re well into September and it continues to be hot, hot, hot out there. Do you have elderly neighbors? How about checking in on them to make sure they’re […]

Fun Family Events This Weekend In & Around Westchester

Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend? Here are a few ideas to get you into the Westchester Kids Fun Zone frame of mind this weekend: Visitation Friday Night Food Trucks – invited trucks include Stuffed Crepe, Lobsta, Grilled Cheese Truck, Fishlips and others. Eric Vincent and the Diamond Cutters are the musical […]

Little Free Libraries In Westchester

I shared a photo of a Little Free Library in Kentwood on Facebook this week and learned that lots of other families are as excited about them as I am. Have you heard about Little Free Libraries? I learned about them last year when parents built three of them for my daughter’s K-8 campus. What […]

Art Class Fundraiser Tomorrow At Real Creative Space

Have you been to Real Creative Space yet in the Westchester Triangle? I got a chance to check it out last week at First Friday, and I was super impressed. We’re so lucky to have this studio in our own backyard. Tomorrow they are hosting a terrific event to raise money for Art for Animals’ […]

Rounding the homestretch

Westchester’s Jim and Sharon Higgins rescue racing greyhounds from long-shot odds when time runs out at the Tijuana dog track. For the full story, head over to These are a couple of LocalHeroes for sure. 😉

A Hero In Our Midst

A taco stand cook has become a local hero after saving a four-year-old boy from a violent Feb. 26 kidnapping attempt in Westchester. Jesus Delgado, 35, was enjoying a short break in the parking lot of T2 Tacos at Manchester Avenue and Loyola Boulevard when he heard a cry for help. Rushing out to the […]

90045 Community Clean-Up With Councilman Mike Bonin SUNDAY

Mike Bonin, our City Councilman, is hosting a Westchester community clean-up event Sunday from 10 am to noon. Meet Mike on the lawn of the DWP building at 7867 La Tijera Boulevard. To RSVP or get more information, contact Fred Sutton at 310.575.8461 or fred.sutton @ See you on Sunday?

Westchester Family YMCA To Honor Community Leaders

“The Westchester Family YMCA will honor outstanding members of its organization at its Sixth Annual Kids Need Heroes event. This year’s luncheon will take place on Thursday, September 26.” The event starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel LAX. The keynote speaker is LMU’s Center for Urban Resilience Professor Eric Strauss. For more information […]

Jet to Jetty TOMORROW

Saturday, Aug. 24 marks the 29th running of the Jet to Jetty 5K/10K run/walk for mental health. The Drollinger Family Charitable Foundation is once again sponsoring the event, which benefits Airport Marina Counseling Service. There will be a 5K walk/run a 10K run, 10-mile and 20-mile family bike rides and a kids’ fun run. For […]

The Conyers Family Gets Their Green On

I couldn’t resist sharing my husband and daughter participating in a beach clean up for Earth Day last Spring. Around the country, Parsons Brinckerhoff employees, friends and family planted trees, cleaned trash and restored beaches. Here in LA, volunteers teamed up with The SEA Lab in Redondo Beach for beach clean up, composting education and […]

Help Put A New Face On Our LAPD Pacific Station

Fundraiser to update our LAPD Pacific Station in honor of her 40th birthday. From now until the end of August, the Drollinger Family Charitable Foundation is matching donations.

LADWP Issues Scam Alert

LADWP has issued a Scam Alert warning customers to beware of fraud involving energy efficiency programs. The Scam: Someone asks for money in advance of providing energy efficiency equipment. LADWP recommends the following steps to protect yourself: Don’t pay in advance – LADWP does not charge for rebates or direct installation of efficiency upgrades Check […]

Westchester Woman’s Club donates $33,000 to charities

The Westchester Woman’s Club awarded a total of $33,000 in donations to local charity organizations during Spring 2013. Recipients included the Airport Marina Counseling Service, Bob Hope USO and the LAX Food Pantry, among others. For the full story and names of the club’s board, head over to

It’s Hot Out There – LA County Cooling Center Info

It’s hot, hot, hot out there, but LA County offers Cooling Centers to help you survive the summer heat. For more information, call the LA County Information line at 2-1-1. Information is also available from this downloadable document furnished by the LA County Public Health Department. This document covers the entire county, so share it […]

We’re Back, Westchester!

After a prolonged absence, is back, reporting on what matters to families in Westchester 90045. It’s going to take more than a %@&$’ing hacker to keep us down!