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Support the Mar Vista Great Streets project at a critical neighborhood council meeting tomorrow night. Other events this week include Toxic Tour leader training, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza redevelopment, bus service changes, Summer Train Fest and more.

    • Tuesday 7/11 - The Mar Vista Community Council Board of Directors will discuss Venice Boulevard safety improvements at its monthly meeting. The L.A. County Bicycle Coalition and others are organizing folks to attend in support of the improvements; others "Restore Venice Blvd" are organizing against. The meeting takes place at 7 p.m. at the Mar Vista Recreation Center Gymnasium at 11430 Woodbine Street in Mar Vista. Meeting agenda at MVCC and mobilization background at LACBC.
    • Wednesday 7/12 - L.A City Vision Zero is hosting a community input meeting for planned safety improvements for Temple Street between Beverly Boulevard and Beaudry Avenue - in neighborhoods including Historic Filipinotown and Temple-Beaudry. The meeting takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Echo Park Recreation Complex at 1632 Bellevue Avenue in Echo Park. Details at Facebook event.
    • Wednesday 7/12 and Thursday 7/13 - Metro will host public hearings on proposed bus service changes. Wednesday's meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at Metro Headquarters Union Station Conference Room at One Gateway Plaza, behind Union Station in downtown L.A. Thursday's meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at Dollarhide Community Center at 301 N. Tamarind Avenue in Compton. Details at Metro.
    • Wednesday 7/12 - The day after Tuesday's full board meeting above, the Mar Vista Community Council Great Streets Ad Hoc Committee will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Mar Vista Branch Library at 12006 Venice Boulevard. Details at MVCC.
    • Thursday 7/13 - The L.A. City Planning Commission will hear redevelopment plans for the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. The proposal for mixed-use retail, commercial, office, hotel, and residential project would preserve the existing enclosed mall structure and cinema, while adding additional structures. The project includes a total of 6,829 parking spaces and 885 bicycle spaces. The hearing begins after 8:30 a.m. at City Hall, 3rd floor Council Chambers, at 200 N. Spring Street (public entrance on Main Street) in downtown. Details at meeting agenda.
    • Friday 7/14 -Ride On All Roads - ROAR EYCEJ - hosts a Bike Lead 101 Training - 'In The Hood' Edition in order to prepare volunteer leaders for the L.A. River Bike Toxic Tour 2017 (coming up on Saturday 7/22). Training will include: Bike Lead and Safety 101, Large Ride Facilitation, Overview of the LARBTTour Route, Group GPS Navigation, and Mobile Air Monitor Training. The training takes place from 5-6:30 p.m. at 5117 Kinsie Street in Commerce. Details at Facebook event or call (323)263-2113 or email info[at]
    • Saturday 7/15 - Union Station will host its Summer Train Fest from noon to 6 p.m. The free family event will feature a rare collection of beautifully restored vintage train engines and cars from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. Details at Facebook event.

Did we miss anything? Is there something we should list on future calendars? Email joe [at]

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