Palms Traffic Alert: Closures for Venice Blvd. Roadway Improvements 1/23 to 1/26 & 1/30 to 2/2

Expo Construction Authority has announced lane and street closures for weekends of 1/23/15 to 1/26/15 and 1/30/15 to 2/2/15 to complete roadway improvements on Venice Boulevard.


Work Hours


Continuous Weekend Closure of Northbound Robertson Blvd North of Venice Blvd and the Eastbound I-10 Freeway Robertson Blvd Off-Ramp.

24-Hour Work Shifts

9:00 p.m., Friday, January 23 6:00 a.m., Monday January 26

Continuous Weekend Single Lane Reduction of Eastbound Venice Blvd and Northbound National Blvd

24-Hour Work Shifts

9:00 a.m., Friday, January 30 – 6:00 a.m., Monday, February 2

Traffic Impacts:

  • Weekend of January 23-26 – Closure of northbound Robertson Blvd:
    • Local access to Northbound Robertson Blvd will be maintained via Ellis Ave and National Blvd. Please follow detour signs to loop around via Robertson Place to Exposition Blvd.
    • Eastbound I-10 Freeway Robertson Blvd Off-Ramp will be closed. Traffic will be detoured to the La Cienega freeway exit.
    • Only right turns will be allowed from Robertson Blvd onto Venice Blvd during the closure.
  • Additional intermittent nighttime lane closures will be implemented throughout construction.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times either via a designated pedestrian walkway or detour.


  • Directional signage and/or flaggers will be used to safely direct vehicles and pedestrians around the construction zone.
  • Temporary parking restrictions will be required and strictly enforced at all times. Signage with specific restrictions will be in place in all construction areas.
  • Local access to businesses and residences will be maintained throughout all construction activities.
  • Please obey all posted construction signs and do not enter the construction work zone.

(Construction schedules are subject to change for various reasons including but not limited to: weather conditions, unforeseen emergencies and other acts of nature.)

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1/24/15 Asm Ridley-Thomas’ CA Budget Priorities Forum 8:30am

Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas invites Palms civic, community, and elected leaders to his California Budget Priorities Forum at Dorsey High School Math/Science/Technology Magnet on Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Find out what the budget means to you at the forum via thought-provoking discussion of important local issues and the fiscal impact of Governor Brown’s proposed 2015-2016 State Budget.

Lunch will be provided. Rusty Hicks, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor will speak during lunch on the importance of our state’s budget to working Californians.

Breakout sessions will be led by distinguished public and elected leaders:

Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance

Health and Human Services
Senator Ed Hernandez, Chair of the Senate Health Committee

Labor & Consumer Protection 
Patrick W. Henning Jr., Director of the Employment Development Department

Public Safety
Assembly Member Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr., Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 5 on Public Safety

Senator Fran Pavley, Chair of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee
Keali’i Bright, Deputy Secretary for Legislation at California Natural Resources Agency

Transportation & Housing
President Pro Tempore Emeritus Don Perata

California Budget Priorities Forum
Saturday, January 24, 2015

Registration – 8:30 a.m.
Opening Session – 9:30 a.m.
Breakout Sessions – 10:00 a.m.
Lunch – 12:00 noon

Dorsey High School Math/Science/Technology Magnet
3537 Farmdale Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90016

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1/19/15 PNC Planning & Land Use 7pm

The Palms NC Planning and Land Use Committee meets Monday, January 19, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at IMAN Center, 3376 Motor Avenue, Palms CA 90034. Highlights include:

  • proposed motion to support extension of conditional use permit for beer/wine sales at 3300 Overland Ave. (cross street is Rose Ave.) for Vintage Wine + Market
  • presentation on proposed new mixed-use development at 10300 Venice Blvd. (at Vinton Ave.)
  • update on Overland Ave. Streetscape Plan

January 2015 PLUM AGENDA

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1/10/15 Great Streets Walk in Mar Vista w/ Mayor Garcetti, CM Bonin 9:30 am

You’re invited to join our neighbors in Mar Vista for a neighborhood walk this Saturday, 9:30 am at Fire Station 62, 11970 Venice Blvd. (cross street is Inglewood Blvd). Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilmember Mike Bonin will be walking door-to-door in Mar Vista to share information about the Mayor’s Great Streets program and to encourage people to attend an upcoming information session about this exciting initiative.

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1/8/15 PNC Outreach 7pm

The Palms NC Outreach Committee meets Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Fire Station 43 Conference Room, 3690 Motor Avenue, Palms CA 90034. You can view the agenda below.

PNC Outreach Agenda 1-8-15

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1/7/15 PNC Assembly meeting 7pm

The Palms NC Assembly meets this Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at IMAN Center, 3376 Motor Avenue, Palms CA 90034. You can view the agenda below.

PNC Assembly Agenda 1-7-15

PNC Assembly Special Agenda 1-7-15

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12/22/14 PNC Transportation & Safety 7pm

The PNC Transportation and Safety Committee meets Monday, December 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Fire Station 43, 3690 Motor Avenue, Palms CA 90034. Highlights include motions regarding a transit shelter at northwest corner of Palms Blvd. and Motor Ave. and a crosswalk across Palms Blvd. at Jasmine Ave.

Trans Comm Agenda 12-22-14

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12/14/14 PNC Holiday Mixer & 10th Anniversary 1-3p

You’re invited to join us for a festive holiday mixer as we celebrate our tenth anniversary. Palmanians past and present will come together as we celebrate our accomplishments and look forward to the future!

WHEN: Sunday, December 14, 2014, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Gaby’s Mediterranean, 10445 Venice Blvd., Palms CA 90034

RSVP/More info: email or call (424) 256-5762 or visit

holiday mixer 10th anniv 12-14-14

holiday mixer 10th anniv 12-14-14

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12/11/14 Joint Outreach and Projects & Policy 7p

A joint meeting of PNC Outreach and Projects & Policy Committees will be held on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Fire Station 43 Conference Room, 3690 Motor Ave., Palms CA 90034.

PNC Outreach PP Agenda 12-11-14

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Faye Johnson Confirmed as PNC Business Rep. 3

Congratulations to Faye Johnson on her confirmation as Palms NC Business Rep. 3. She’s lived and worked in Palms for 21 years, serving as an educator for 33 years, teaching at Hamilton High School in the Humanities Department for 16. While at Hami, she coached track and field, cross country and girls and boys volleyball during my tenure. Faye graduated from Western Michigan University with a BA in Education, and from CSULA with a MA in Recreation Therapy. Welcome!

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