By David J. Barboza
SurveyLA wants to hear from you! That’s why we’re heading out across the City of Los Angeles to hold community workshops in the areas SurveyLA will be focusing on in its third phase (click here for a map of SurveyLA’s three phases). The workshops are a great way to learn more about the project and to suggest places of architectural, social or cultural significance that SurveyLA shouldn’t miss. To RSVP for any of these free workshops please email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the events section of our Facebook page. RSVPs are appreciated but not required. There will be four workshops this year, each focused on a different area of the City:Workshop #1 (South San Fernando Valley) will focus on the communities of La Tuna Canyon, Reseda, Sherman Oaks, Sun Valley and Van Nuys. Thursday, April 12th, 2012 6:30pm – 7:45 Van Nuys Branch, Los Angeles Public Library 6250 Sylmar Ave., Van Nuys, 91401 Library Website Transportation: there is a free parking lot to the east of the library and metered street parking in the area. Metro bus lines 164, 233, 761 and the Orange Line (exit at Van Nuys station) also run close by. Workshop #2 (North San Fernando Valley) will focus on the communities of Chatsworth, Granada Hills, Knollwood, Northridge, Porter Ranch, and Sylmar. Thursday, April 26th, 2012 6:30pm – 7:45 Granada Hills Branch, Los Angeles Public Library 10640 Petit Ave., Granada Hills, 91344 Library Website Transportation: there is free parking at the library. Metro buses 236 and 237 run nearby. Workshop #3 (Mid City – West Side – LAX) will focus on the communities of the LAX area, Venice, Westwood and Wilshire. Thursday, May 10th, 2012 6:30pm – 7:45 Westwood Branch, Los Angeles Public Library 1246 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, 90024 Library Website Transportation: parking is available at the library (90 minutes free with library validation) and there is metered street parking in the area. Metro bus lines 20 and 720 run nearby as do Big Blue Bus lines 1, 2, 8 & 12 and Culver City Bus lines 6 and 6 rapid. Workshop #4 (Northeast Los Angeles) will focus on the communities of Atwater Village, Eagle Rock, El Sereno, Highland Park, Lincoln Heights and Mt. Washington. Thursday, May 24th, 2012 6:30pm – 7:45 Arroyo Seco Regional Branch, Los Angeles Public Library 6145 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, 90042 Library Website Transportation: there is free parking at the library. The Metro Gold Line has a nearby stop (Highland Park) and Metro bus 81 also runs nearby.
We hope to see you at one of our workshops, but if your schedule just won’t allow for it, you can still share your ideas for historic places in the City of Los Angeles at our “virtual town hall”: MyHistoricLA.org!