This is a weekly roundup of the 90045 online chatter that catches my eye. I tend to hang out mostly on NextDoor and the Moms’ Facebook Group, although I do loosely follow other neighborhood-related platforms. After each blurb below, I reference which platform the conversation is happening on and how you can find it.
The Moms Facebook Group is “secret.” This means that you can’t find it on Facebook unless you are a member. Email me at tracy @ living90045.com and I’ll get you hooked up. It’s a very worthwhile resource for moms and it’s open to moms from 90045, PdR and Playa Vista.
By the way, NextDoor is pretty restrictive with how you deal with your neighbors. There may be super active conversations where the original poster didn’t include my neighborhood, Kentwood South. If you see big conversations that you think the wider 90045 community might want to be aware of and you don’t see Kentwood South tagged, send me a summary and I’ll include it in the roundup.
With that, let’s look at the chatter that caught my eye this week.
Kentwood ICO PSA
Kentwood’s R1 Zoning “emergency” ordinance is expiring in 6 months and there is a question as to what will replace it. If you’re still catching up on this issue, I wrote a lengthy blog post about it on my personal blog here and also posted my recent letter to Councilman Bonin’s staff here. If you want to catch some of your neighbors’ differing viewpoints on the topic, go to NextDoor and search “nco/ico” and “lot size vs property.” The Kentwood Home Guardians are hosting a Q&A next week on Thursday night with a land use expert from Mike Bonin’s staff. I’ve talked to her at length about this topic and found her super articulate about it. Should be an interesting forum. NextDoor, search “ICO” and “kentwood.”
And A PSA For The Coyotes
Lots of coyote chatter still, but it seems to be calming down. The PSA is for the Forum on Wednesday evening sponsored by Mike Bonin’s office. More details here.
1st Annual Westchester Arts & Music Block Party
Did you make it out to WAM? There was no shortage of reminders on social media this week. I volunteered for a couple of hours at the Emerson Garden info table and had a terrific time. Tons of people came out even though it was soooo hot. Lots of kids in the garden, too. NextDoor, search “WAM” and “arts.”
The thread on NextDoor that was started after the crazy trash incident over Labor Day weekend is still going strong at 234 comments strong. I can’t bring myself to slog through the finger pointing and complaints about racial insensitivity, but if you want to, search “westchester park.”
Somebody Has A Peeve About Grocery Carts
A neighbor posted a rant about people who leave their grocery carts wherever they want at Ralphs on Sepulveda and apparently that resonated with a LOT of people with 43 “thanks” and 51 comments. NextDoor, search “pet peeve.”
And Then There’s The Peeve About NextDoor Itself
A neighbor went on eight paragraph rant about stupid posters on NextDoor and that elicited 75 thanks and 30 replies. A big fuzzy hug to the neighbor who mentioned me by name as a worthwhile poster. 😀
Sadly, an LMU student was assulted at the LMU library last week and pictures of the alleged assailant were circulated and posted on numerous threads. Reportedly, students were ably to immediately identify the guy. NextDoor and Moms Facebook Page, search “LMU.”
The Mamas Are Sending Love
Ice Cream Truck Girl sold her ice cream truck this week and there were multiple threads on the Moms Facebook page about this girl and what will happen next. It’s a very sad situation. She seems to have mental health and/or drug issues and has a pimp hanging around making it hard for outreach people to help her. I’m the mother of a teenager and this ongoing story is hurting my heart. 😦 Moms Page, search “ice cream truck.”
Banking Umbilical Cords
Interesting discussion on the Moms Page. Search “umbilical.”
Moms with migraine headaches – whoda thunk? Big, big conversation on the Moms Page. Search “migraine.”
Where Do The 90045 Trick or Treaters Go?
Seems that it’s hit or miss whether you’ll get little ghouls and goblins knocking on your door. One mom says she spends $100/yr on candy and another says she gets nobody. If you want to be in the know, check out the Moms Page (search “4 halloweens”).
There you go, friends! Now you’re in the 90045 know! Did I miss anything? Drop it in the comments for your neighbors!
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