Volume 24 - July 2015
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Save The Date: August 18 Green Carpet  AugGreenCarp

Do Art and South Park BID Celebrate A Decade Strong


 

South Park Green Carpet Event:
A Decade Strong

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

5:00 - 9:00 PM

Parking Lot at 12th and Hope Street

 

 

Experience South Park like never before as it celebrates its ten-year anniversary. Join South Park, the Do Art Foundation and the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles for the first-ever guided public art tour in the South Park neighborhood. Reception to follow.

 

More details to come.

 

RSVP Today!

 

Double-Portrait of Special Olympics Ambassadors Located in South Park

 

Kent Twitchell recently completed a mural in South Park to commemorate the 2015 Special Olympics Summer Games, which kicks-off at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum on July 25. Twitchell's "Special Olympics Monument" is a double-portrait of Special Olympics ambassadors Rafer Johnson and Loretta Claiborne. Johnson, an Olympic gold medalist, is a founder of Special Olympics Southern California. Claiborne is a former Special Olympics Athlete.

 

Many thanks to Branded Arts and the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles for bringing these murals to the district. The mural is located at 1147 S. Hope St. and accompanies another mural in the district of Muhammed Ali by artist CRYPTK. Twitchell's mural is the 7th completed in the district in the past year.

 

Read more about the Special Olympics murals here.

LAPD's Annual National Night Out: August 4 NationalNO

South Park Hosts Community-Building Campaign


 

National Night Out

August 4, 5PM-9PM

Chick Hearn Court & Georgia St.

 

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer, better place to live. Together, we are making that happen.


 
South Park is proud to host Los Angeles City's National Night Out with the Los Angeles Police Department Central City Police Boosters. 


For more information call (213) 486-1163 and ask for Officer Dressen or Officer Leong.
Pico Station Closed for Renovations This Weekend Pico

Free Shuttle Will Be Available Instead

 

Weekend Pico Station Closures:
Friday, August 17, 9:00pm -
Monday, August 20, 5:00am

The Metro Blue and Expo Line Pico Station, the leading public transit hub in South Park, will be closed this weekend for renovations. The closure is part of a $1.2 million development project to make the station safer and more user-friendly. The South Park BID has been working proactively with LA Metro, LA Mayor, and LA City Council to make the Pico Station improvements a reality. Renovations include:
  • New, expanded station canopy 
  • Improved lighting
  • Tile replacement
  • Fresh paint 
  • Camera and video enhancements
During the closures, a free bus shuttle will be available between 7th/Metro - Red Line Station to Grand Station/LATTC or Expo 23rd/LATTC station. Shuttle stops will also be made at Pico Station to pick up and drop off riders.

SPBID Participating in Meetings

  


The Figueroa Corridor Streetscape project ( MyFigueroa) is redesigning the Figueroa Corridor and 11th street into a complete, multimodal street that better serves the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit riders, while still accommodating drivers. 

The Department of City Planning (DCP) convened a group of corridor stakeholders to help advise DCP and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) on communicating the changes along Figueroa St. related to MyFigueroa Streetscape Project. The meeting was held at the South Park BID on June 24. 

These meetings will be ongoing for corridor stakeholders. If you have questions, ideas, or topics you would like the SPBID to share, please feel free to reach out to Laura Hill, laura@southpark.la .
Speedplay Block Party: July 19 Speedplay

Free Class and Drink Specials for South Park Residents

  


Your new neighbor, Speedplay, is hosting a free class for South Park residents on Sunday, July 19 at 10:30am! Speedplay is a high-intensity interval training class combining Woodway Curve Treadmills, Concept 2 Rowers, and free weights for a 60-minute full body workout. After class, enjoy $10 bottomless mimosas at The Briks and a complimentary tea from Coco Fresh!

Splash of LA: August 8 Splash

How You Can Support Youth Leadership and Development

 

 

On August 8, 2015, Kid City Hope Place will host its fifth annual "Splash of LA," a family festival and fundraiser  held in the heart of downtown at 1010 South Flower Street, in the parking lot on the corner of Flower and  Olympic.  This festival, organized entirely by Kid City students, features freshly made tacos and pupusas, live entertainment,  games and activities for all ages, including a dunk tank and a bouncy house.

All proceeds benefit Kid City, a youth leadership and development, college access and completion, and arts and music program for first generation low-income youth in downtown Los Angeles. This fall, Kid City will have over 140 kids enrolled in college, including Yale, UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside, Elizabethtown College and local community colleges! For more information about the Kid City program, please visit www.urbanfoundation.org/kid_city.

 

Please click here to read more about how you can participate in and support this event.

Salon Eleven Summer Social: July 18 Salon

Come Meet DTLA's Best Salon Team!

  

 

Salon || Eleven invites you to come experience their beautiful salon and team of outstanding stylists. Stop in for a complementary hair consult and enjoy summer sangria and snacks.

 

For more information, please click here.

Key Guests Present on Elongating the Development Cycle

Ray Chan, General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety, made a special presentation at the South Park Board of Directors Meeting on June 25, 2015. Fire Chief John Vidovich joined the lively presentation on the phone. Both Vidovich and Chan discussed changes they are making at the City and their vision for developers, such as elongating the development cycle in Los Angeles, moving forward. 

Thank you to Ara Sargsyan, LADBS; Frank Bush, LADBS; Hazens Group; and Kid City for presenting.

Submit Your DASH Recommendations by July 31 LADOT

Together We Can Improve Service in South Park

 

LADOT Transit Services Bureau has begun a new Transit Service Analysis entitled  "Moving Forward... Together" to improve service around the city.   The South Park BID is thrilled that LADOT is reevaluating their bus lines, and looks forward to bus services with the new growth of Downtown LA in mind. Read more and find recommendations here.

P articipate in the crucial analysis by  submitting your suggestions by July 31 .
Nike 3 on 3 Basketball Tourney: August 7-9 Nike

Nike 3 on 3 Tournament Returns To South Park on 11th Street

 


ATTN: Street Closures (See More Below)


 

The "pros" may bring the heat to STAPLES Center but you can take your own skills to the outdoor courts on the streets of South Park and L.A. LIVE on August 7-9 at the 7th annual Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament presented by NBC4 Southern California. With over 1,500 teams, 5,000 players and 40,000 spectators, California's largest 3 on 3 basketball tournament is home to all every kind of "baller" there is: short, tall, college standout, recreational league champion, intramural player, gym rat, AAU or YMCA participant. Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament is double-elimination style, with teams guaranteed to play at least 3 games. In addition to competitive game play, the three-day weekend also features fun activities for players AND spectators alike, including:

  • ESPNLA All-Star Celebrity Game
  • Nike Slam Dunk Contest
  • Free Fan Fest With Over 20 Interactive Vendors
  • Live Entertainment & Dance Performances
  • Basketball-Themed Activities & Giveaways
Deadline to register is August 3, 2015. For more information and to register your team today, visit www.nike3on3.com.

As a result of the tournament, please take note that the following street closures will be in effect beginning Friday, August 7th at 7pm. All streets are expected to reopen Sunday, August 9th by 10pm.

Street Closures:
  • Figueroa St., between Olympic Blvd. and 12th St. 
    • Friday, August 7 at 9pm to Sun, August 9 at 10pm
    • NORTHBOUND FIGUEROA IS OPEN
  • 11th St., between Flower St. and Grand Ave. 
    • Friday, August 7 at 7pm to Sun, August 9 at 10pm
    • FLOWER STREET IS OPEN
  • Hope St., between Olympic Blvd. and 12th St. 
    • Friday, August 7 at 7pm to Sun, August 9 at 10pm
  • 11th St., between Figueroa St. and Flower St.
    • Friday, August 7 at 8am to Sun, August 9 at 10pm
    • FLOWER STREET IS OPEN
  • Chick Hearn Court, between Figueroa St. and Georgia St. 
    • Wed, August 5 at 8am to Sun, Aug 9 at 10pm
  • Chick Hearn Court. Between Georgia St. and L.A. LIVE Way 
    • Friday, August 7 at 3pm to Sun, August 9 at 10pm

To view a detailed map of the street closures, click here.

 

You can also email streetclosures@nike3on3.com or call the Helpline at 1-844-363-6453.

 

L.A. LIVE Summer in the City - Round Up: July 24 Summer

Don't Miss Round Up at L.A. Live!

  

 

L.A. LIVE is hosting six exciting events this summer. They include the popular  Downtown Dark Nights  and  POPUP Marketplace  and the debut of new comedy and family-oriented events, including  Round Up at L.A. LIVE , the ultimate country street party. Check out their dinner and a movie special, as well as their $1 Kid's Movies and $8 Tuesdays deals.  Don't miss L.A.'s best summer ever!
 
LA Food and Wine Festival: August 27-30, 2015 LAFW

Featured: Chef Ray Garcia of South Park's Broken Spanish 

  


Cuisine and culture collide this  August 27 - 30, 2015 as the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival brings some of the most celebrated culinary talent in the country together for a four day, city-wide, epicurean extravaganza.

The weekend's festivities offer guests the chance to sample the cuisines and products from some of the most prominent epicurean influences, while enjoying the sights and sounds of the entertainment industry's brightest talents during live culinary demonstrations, world-class wine and spirit tastings, strolling marquee events, one-of-a-kind lunches, book signings, after parties and much more.

California Hospital Participates in Great Kindness Challenge

 

Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center in Downtown Los Angeles recently participated in the Great Kindness Challenge as part of initiative at all 39 Dignity Health hospitals in California, Nevada and Arizona and beyond. From surprising patients with a flower, to delivering lunch to a co-worker, California Hospital's involvement in the program is just one of the many ways the organization demonstrates its dedication to humankindness and encourages others to do so as well.

The Great Kindness Challenge, created by non-profit Kids for Peace, is a bullying prevention program dedicated to creating a culture of kindness in elementary, middle, and high schools nationwide. Metro Charter School, which is located on the California Hospital campus, joined California Hospital and participated in the program as well.

Overall, the Great Kindness Challenge had more than two million students enrolled for 2015, which amounted to 100 million acts of kindness in schools nationwide.

Enjoy a Selection of Specially Priced Prix-Fixe Lunch and Dinner Menus

 

 
d ineL.A. Restaurant Week,  July 13 - 26,  is a 14-day dining event showcasing Los Angeles as a premier dining destination, highlighting the diversity of culinary experiences L.A. has to offer. Locals and visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of specially priced prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus from some of L.A.'s best restaurants.

Participating South Park restaurants include:
Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @southparkla and fb/southparklosangeles as we continue to feature participating South Park restaurants!

Interested in Serving on the South Park Board of Directors?

 


 

It is the time of year to nominate individuals to the South Park Stakeholders Group Board of Directors! It is the right of all property owners (and ONLY property owners and their representatives) to nominate either themselves or their designee to fill one of the positions currently available on the Board. Property owners must be current with assessment payments as well. All property owners should be receiving a notification postcard at the end of July; nominations will be also be publicized on our newsletters and social media at that time. More information to come.

SP Clean Team's Monthly Focus CleanTeam

Maintenance Crews Perform Extra Work to Make Our District Shine

 

Starting in 2015, SP's Clean Team focuses on a monthly special project in order to increase the overall cleanliness of the neighborhood.

 

This month, the Clean Team will be detailing all the alleys in the district: removing all weeds, graffiti, and trash.

 

Earlier this year, the Clean Team pressure washed every trash can in the district, removed weeds from all local tree wells, touched up walls with paint, and cleaned dirty utility boxes.

 

Stay tuned for information on special projects from the South Park BID Clean Team in the coming months!

 

Have an idea for a special project? Let us know!

New SPBID Communications and Policy Manager

 

Contact information:
laura@southpark.la
(213) 663-1110 (work)

(314) 956-4425 (cell)
 

 

The South Park BID is thrilled to welcome Laura Hill to the team as our new Communications and Policy Manager. Laura will be spearheading the branding, marketing, and stakeholder communication efforts--as well as policy initiatives--of the South Park BID.

 

Laura previously served as the Deputy Director for the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at the University of Southern California where she managed political programming and student-body civic engagement. Her work at USC with various community partners in Downtown Los Angeles sparked her interest in local politics, policy and economic development. Laura's dream is to help make effective, positive change in the city of Los Angeles, and she is very excited to begin realizing that goal with the South Park BID.

 

Laura is originally from St. Louis, MO and has been a Los Angeles resident for over 4 years. She hopes to bring her Midwestern spirit to the hustle of Downtown LA.

 

Stop by our office to say "Hi!" to the newest member of our team.

Sign Up for New Meeting NotificationsMeetingNots

All Are Welcome at SPBID Board and Committee Meetings

 



Sign up for South Park BID public meeting notifications today!

Once you have signed up for any or all of the notifications, you will get reminders a few weeks and a few days out, as well as a request for you to RSVP.  All of these meetings are open to the public, so feel free to tell your friends and neighbors as well.

New to South Park meetings?  Don't be afraid to join us!  Our Board of Directors meetings handle district-wide topics and approve committee recommendations.  The  District Identity and Marketing (DISI)  Committee discusses ideas for branding the district and special events, while the Clean/Safe Operations, and Enhanced Beautifications (SOBO) Committee focuses on keeping the district  maintained  and secure. 

Email Priscilla at priscilla@southpark.la to request meeting notifications. We hope to see you soon!

 

Get Connected! 
For more regular updates & info:
Be sure to tag us: #SouthParkLA

In this Issue:
SP Spotlight On: Triple 8 China Bar & Grill

 
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Triple 8 Bar and Restaurant
New Restaurant at L.A. Live

 

 

The M2K Group is making a growing presence in downtown Los Angeles and is making some noise again with this new exciting concept. Triple 8 will join Wokcano, Spear Steak and Seafood, The Bunker Hill Bar & Grill, and 3rd Generation Ramen & Sake Bar as the latest addition to its growing downtown restaurant portfolio. With the capacity to host over 300 guests, multiple private banquet rooms,

open kitchen and patio seating makes Triple 8 the largest Chinese restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. The menu will be anchored with flavors from all regions of China. Triple 8's signature dishes are the variety of dumplings and Cantonese style seafood.

 

Clean & Safe Report
Updates from the SP Service Team

Clean Team

  

The Clean Team has been diligently removing graffiti, disposing of trash in the district, and  pressure washing sidewalks, as needed as well as responding to special requests.
 
 
Clean Team Accomplishments for April:

Streets Maintained
4,020
Streets Maintained (linear ft)
1,998,480
Trash Disposed (bags)
2,806
Trash Disposed (pounds)
27,710
Bulky Items Disposed
25
Number of Requests/Jobs 429
Graffiti Removed (square ft)
4,325
Citizen Assists
294
Tree wells serviced 546
Pressure washing (sf)
11,260
Alleys Maintained
510
Weed abatement (sf)
906

Safety Team

Our Safety Team is  always  making strides in improving the security of South Park.  This month, SP Safety Team worked with LA County Public Health on illegal vending, and assisted with crime prevention throughout the district.
 
Selected Safe Team Statistics for February:
 
Observations

1,569

Merchant Contact
147
Resident Contact
5
Citizen Assist
54
Call For Service
68
Kiosk Assists 267
Guard Tour Check Ins
10,506
Benches/sidewalks cleared
72

Report maintenance & safety issues 
at (866) 560-9346 or click here.

Sponsor South Park Today!

Support Your Business & Community

 

Have a business or service in South Park?  Hosting or promoting an event?  Maybe you live in the neighborhood but want to support a shop just outside?

 

If you'd like to advertise on SPBID's newsletter, website, mobile kiosk, social media, street furniture, and more, check out our Sponsorship Package.  Your financial support will increase funding straight into the local community, while we promote your business or event!

 

Click here for more info, or contact priscilla@southpark.la.

Upcoming Events

 

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IDEA World Fitness: July 16 - 18


















South Park Board BOARD 
& Committee Meetings

Bi-Monthly Board & Committee Meetings:
  • Board of Directors
  • District Identity & Streetscape Improvements Committee (DISI)
  • Sidewalk Beautification, Operations, and Order Committee (SOBO)

Upcoming Meetings: 

Anyone is welcome to join SPBID at any of these meetings, which take place at our office.  Agendas are available online. 

Want to promote your organization or event with the South Park Post?  Contact our Operations Manager at priscilla@southpark.la today!
The South Park BID was established in 2005, with the mission to continually support the unique living and commerce experience for its residents and businesses by facilitating a safe, clean, collaborative and wholesome environment.
South Park Business Improvement District
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