Cal Poly Pomona students in Professor Lehrman’s Landscape Architecture class recently put together videos describing some of the issues we face in the San Fernando Valley,possibilities for the future,and interviewed our staff. All three projects propose community gardens and improvements to public spaces –which we are currently working on!
The River that . . . →Read More:Cal Poly Pomona Student Films on the San Fernando Valley
Two of our staff,Deputy Director Veronica Padilla and our new Project Manager Ken Frederick,were interviewed for Friday’s Daily News article celebrating progress on the Hansen Dam park,including wetlands restoration,a skateboarding park,and a potential Children’s Museum. We’re really excited,not only about the skate park and Children’s Museum,but also the great . . . →Read More:Hansen Dam Improvements
People get info,plants,and paletas at PARKing Day 2010
We’ll host our second PARKing Day on Friday,September 16 from 10am-5pm outside of the Pacoima Branch Library. Come out and enjoy the fun! We’ll have treats,music,information,and shady places to sit. We’ll also have fun activities where you can make seed bombs . . . →Read More:Get Ready:PARK(ing) Day 2011
New plants for the pathway
Over 108 residents,students,and community members came out to the Pacoima Wash on April 30th to participate in the Mayor’s Day of Service. The focus of this year’s day of service was the Los Angeles River Watershed,with projects focused on improving the river and its tributaries happening . . . →Read More:Mayor’s Day of Service a Success!
PB Staff in KPCR's Studio
Three of our staff recently talked with student radio show host Melody Soto on her program “Voces del Valle,”which operates out of Pierce College’s very professional communications studios. Melody braved the rain to join us for our Haddon Bridge improvements day and was kind enough to feature us . . . →Read More:PB Work Featured on “Voces del Valle”
Thanks to Danielle Brazell of Arts For LA,who joined us on a recent tour of Pacoima via the Southern California Leadership Network,for her recent coverage of PB and our work on her blog!
“Another incredible example is happening in Pacoima. What initially started as a group of mothers mobilizing against illegal dumping,Pacoima Beautiful . . . →Read More:PB in Arts For LA Blog!
This Friday afternoon we are having a Park(ing) Day celebration,the only one of its kind in the North East San Fernando Valley! We’ll set up with some places to rest and relax,have a paleta (popsicle),and grab some bike and pedestrian info (thanks to the amazing Ciudad de Luces and Bike Metro!). Park(ing) . . . →Read More:Two Parties:Park(ing) Day and Kermes/Grassroots Fundraiser!
We here at PB have long been working on revitalizing the Pacoima Wash (a tributary of the LA River),making it into an open space resource for our community and environment. As such,we were delighted to see this great article in the LA Times,following river advocates on a kayak ride of the LA . . . →Read More:A Navigable LA River!
Planting a Tree
Saturday,dozens of youth joined staff from Tree People and Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes’office to green and clean-up Glenoaks Boulevard. YUTEP hosted the community event,with San Fernando High School,Vaughn HS,Arleta HS,Sylmar HS,Polly HS and Maclay Middle School in attendance. This clean-up helped create . . . →Read More:PB Youth,Tree People and Assemblymember Fuentes’s Office Partner for a Greener Community
Imelda and Youth at Charrette
We had two very successful charrettes yesterday at San Fernando High School! Dozens of students attended,as well as many adult residents,to give their input on a new pocket park and improvements to a local overpass.
Fox Park is a planned pocket park project led by the LA . . . →Read More:Fox Park and PLACE Bridge Improvements Charrettes