THE VIEW FROM BLAIR HILLS
The Blair Hills Association May, 2002 Edited by Bobbi Gold
BLAIR HILLS COMMUNITY MEETING
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2002
OHR ELIYAHU ACADEMY
5950 STONEVIEW DRIVE
· Update on the ECIS Sewer Line to be built under Blair Hills
· Update on the renovation of Blair Hills Park
· Report on the Park Ranger's house to be built in Blair Hills
A Ranger Among Us
A Park Ranger will live on-site in the emerging Baldwin Hills State Park, which includes the former Vista Pacifica property on the hilltop to the west of Blair Hills. A home for the ranger will be built off Shedd Terrace. Find out more about the plans at the meeting.
E-mail addresses and Blair Hills web site
Jon Melvin is maintaining a database of e-mail addresses of residents who would like to receive notices of neighborhood matters. If you'd like to add yours, or if you added it previously but it has changed, please e-mail Jon Melvin.
Jon is also maintaining and expanding the new Blair Hills web site at http://www.BlairHills.org. Check it out occasionally for new information and photos and links to other web sites of interest.
Beautification Committee Report (submitted by Cheri Sakai)
The Beautification Committee is working on the following projects:
New Pedestrian Bridge sketches
Those of you familiar with the old wooden pedestrian bridge which crosses Ballona Creek between Overland Avenue and Sepulveda Blvd may be interested in artist sketches of the planned replacement bridge. If you have internet access, you can see them on the web site of Ballona Creek Renaissance, a Culver City-based non-profit organization. Go to http://www.BallonaCreek.org and click on "Bulletin Board" in the site index, then on "Pedestrian Bridge".
The bridge is both artistic and environmentally relevant. The design is based on the leaf of the alder tree, which is native to the creek area. The City hopes that construction can begin this summer and be finished by early fall, so that the old bridge can be removed by October 15, the nominal start of the rainy season.
Ballona Creek Renaissance is dedicated to the improvement of Ballona Creek in terms of water quality, aesthetics, recreation, environment, and educational opportunities. One of the uglier stretches of Ballona Creek is right at the foot of Blair Hills. To see what BCR and other agencies are working on, visit their website listed above. The new Baldwin Hills Conservancy is also likely to be involved in creek improvement.
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