Volume 5 - September 2013  
Security & Maintenance: (866) 560-9346  
General Inquiries & Office: (213) 663-1111
Good Eggs Farm-to-Fridge Groceries & Special South Park Offer!
 
We've heard your voices - South Park residents need a source of fresh groceries!  You're in luck, because the company Good Eggs has expanded operations into our area.
 
Good Eggs is a NEW online marketplace for locally grown and produced food, delivering farm - to - fridge groceries to South Park every Wednesday from 4 - 8pm!  On a mission to grow and sustain local food systems worldwide, Good Eggs connects people who care about what they eat and where it is coming from with those who can provide it to YOU.
 
The process is simple:  you order online by Monday, and you can either pick up the groceries for free at the facility in the Arts District or have it delivered for $3.99. Follow the process below & get $10 off your first order.
 
Here's how it works:
2. Select "Eastside" as your zone in the top right corner
3. Select the date that you want your food delivered in the top left corner
4. Shop from dozens of local farmers, ranchers, bakers and artisans
5. Make sure to use "southparkeggswhen you check out to get $10 off your first order.
 
If 10 people sign up soon, Good Eggs will consider placing a regular pickup location in South Park, complete with tastings and a possible additional market component.
 
Happy eating!
9/24 - Meet to Learn About and Discuss Local Safety 

Join the South Park BID Safety Team and local LAPD Senior Leads as they meet with the neighborhood of South Park.  We'll be discussing current safety concerns, statistics on the local area, and specific practices for dealing with those issues.

This meeting will also include important information on panhandling in the district.  South Park BID has been meeting with LAPD and Council District 14 to discuss the matter, and recognizes the importance of this situation for the community.

Want a seat?  RSVP to dispatch@southpark.la so that we can make adequate preparations for seating and informational materials.
More Maintenance Tools for a Cleaner District

South Park BID has invested in new maintenance equipment!  We are currently creating a comprehensive schedule and series of maps that will show all constituents when their streets are being serviced by each tool.  In order to keep the neighborhood maintained to a new standard, the maintenance crew has new leaf vacuums, sidewalk buffers, and weed abatement tools on the streets today.  Additionally, a pressure washing schedule will soon be available, and the regular trash removal will be maintained.

See something on the street that requires the South Park touch?  Get in touch with our clean and safe teams immediately, 24/7 through our hotline: (866) 560-9346.  You can also report an issue online at southpark.la/service

PLEASE NOTE that after hours online requests may be dealt with the following day, and you should always call for immediate action.
ULI to Study South ParkULI
Technical Assistance Panel to Discuss Issues & Solutions
Next month, professionals from the real estate, urban planning, design, and policy fields will embark on an extensive study of the issues of the built environment that South Park is facing, including hotel development, infusion of retail and basic services, and potential designs and locations of open space.

The South Park BID is excited to partner with ULI on this endeavor, which will provide valuable tools for the community as developers, residents, and City departments look at potential next steps for the neighborhood.  An initial presentation of their findings will take place on October 25, and a final report will be presented at the Annual Meeting on December 11th.  Details on both to come.

South Park Local Hospital Presents Its Newest Renovations

On September 12, the California Hospital Medical Center, located in South Park, celebrated the completion of a $9 million renovation and expansion of their facilities.  The J. Thomas McCarthy Center for Emergency Services and Leavy Trauma Center have been under construction for several months, all while staying fully operational as one of the busiest emergency and trauma centers in the county, hosting more than 65,000 visits each year.

Congratulations to the incredible physicians, nurses, staff, and philanthropers who have made and will continue to make CHMC such an asset to the community, both locally and throughout LA.  South Park BID was proud to be recognized as a member of the supporting community.
The Purge: Fear the Night Performance in South Park

 
This fall, enter the chaos of The Purge, where all crime is legal for one night each year. Audience members inhabit this dystopian world for over 2 hours, embarking on their own discovery of 6 floors and 70,000 square feet of immersive horror-theater.  

Created by Blumhouse Productions, the company behind such terrifying films as films Paranormal Activity, Sinister and Insidious, THE PURGE: FEAR THE NIGHT brings the dark future seen in the film The Purge to downtown Los Angeles. Last year, the same team created The Blumhouse of Horrors at the same location. 

Beginning September 27, THE PURGE: FEAR THE NIGHT performances will be held Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with expanded showtimes during Halloween week.  There will be only two entry periods and shows each evening, and you must arrive for your selected time.

Check out www.purgelive.com for more information.  To visit, you must be 18 or older.
Join South Park Community Members in this Global Network
 
BNI, a professional business & networking organization (www.bni.la) is forming a chapter in the Downtown LA/South Park area.  BNI is seeking professional individuals who want to stay connected with the downtown movement, grow their business network, and exchange quality referrals.  Individuals who are part of a BNI local chapter find increases in business immediately, as they the global network through local connections.  Please contact South Park resident Greg Stangl at 213-327-5436 for additional information.
Streetscape Improvement Plans Obtain Final EIR

The Environmental Impact Report has been completed for the My Figueroa streetscape improvement project.  Funded by federal Prop 1C funding, this- fast-tracked development must complete construction by the end of 2014 in order to receive full federal funding.  This final EIR addresses many concerns that critics of the project have brought forward, including its impact on traffic.

The project will bring LA its first protected bike lanes, as well as remove some street parking and increase transit-only lanes.  By diversifying the modes of transit utilized along the Figueroa corridor, DTLA will become better connected for cyclists and pedestrians both within the area and down towards USC and Exposition Park.


Save the NEW Date for South Park Disaster Prep Fair

Previously scheduled for Sept. 21, the disaster preparedness event is now November 9th.  Come join Evo and the South Park community at "Nero's Disaster Prep Street Party"! This public event will help prepare South Park for potential major issues the community could face in the future. Coming late August/early September, you can join the Masters of Disaster Jazz Band, Survivalist Foodies and the Evo CERT street performers for a day of fun and facts in the neighborhood. Street vendors and sponsors interested in participating are encouraged to contact our office.  More info to come next month.

Rock 'n' Roll Races Run Through South Park

Join the Downtown LA community at the Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles Halloween Half Marathon, benefiting the ASPCA on October 27 at 7:30 AM

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • Live Music Every Mile
  • The Best Bling in the Biz
  • FREE Finish Line Concert by Alternative Rock Icons Cracker
  • Scary Awesome Swag
  • Inspiring Cheer Teams & Spirited Crowds
  • Costume Contests with Outstanding Prizes
  • LA's Stars
  • Start & Finish at the World Famous L.A. LIVE
  • Fast, Flat & Frighteningly Haunted Course
  • Perfect Fall Running Weather

 

Mix all of this together and you get the World's Largest Halloween Half Marathon on October 27, 2013. Don't be scared, REGISTER TODAY!

 

Not ready for 13.1 miles? Experience all of the Rock 'n' Roll fun in a shorter run with the Mini Marathon, a non-timed 3.5 mile fun run!

 

Click here to sign up or learn more.

Print it Out or Stop by SP BID for a Copy

Check out the first version of the South Park neighborhood map - we're already working on Version 2 to include more businesses and info, so contact us today if you have any input!

Get Connected! 
For more regular updates & info:
In this Issue:
SP Spotlight On: Live Church LA
Locally Grown Food Straight to YOU 
South Park Invests in New Equipment
ULI to Study South Park
CHMC Opens New ER & Trauma Center
Interactive Horror Show Coming Soon
SP Professional Networking Group
My Figueroa Project Passes Review
Date Change: Disaster Prep Now 11/9 
Sign Up for a Local Half Marathon
Neighborhood Map, Version 1
SP Spotlight On:spotlight
 
Live Church LA 
Everyone is Invited, Everyone Belongs

 

  

Come to Club Nokia on a Sunday morning, and you won't find a new indie rock artist or a jazz festival - you'll find one of South Park's newest religious institutions!  Every Sunday at 10AM, Live Church LA holds services, complete with free parking.  The church also teams up with AEG and Club Nokia to host community events like Thanksgiving meals, Christmas events, and Easter Celebrations. When they learned about the needs of our elementary schools, the congregation started an Adopt-a-Classroom program to put together school supply kits and book drives.
 
 
Live Church LA is on a mission to be a vibrant and healthy church reflective of its socially and economically diverse surroundings.  With musical services and a welcoming environment, they encourage all members of the local community to experience all that they have to offer.
  

Check them out online at livechurchla.com, glance at pics on their Facebook page, or give the office a call at Packard Lofts: 213-493-4329

Clean & Safe Report
Updates from the SP Service Team

Clean Team
 
The Clean Team has been diligently pressure washing sidewalks, removing graffiti, and disposing of trash in the district, as well as responding to special requests.
 
Leaf vacuuming and buffing the sidewalks
with our new equipment
 
Clean Team Accomplishments for August:

Streets Maintained
3,534
Streets Maintained (linear feet)
1,664,439
Trash Disposed (bags)
2,573 
Trash Disposed (pounds)
43,180
Bulky Items Disposed
154
Alleys Maintained
275
Trees Maintained
1,941
Graffiti Removed (square feet)
3,674
Weed Abatement (sf)
691
Citizen Assists
274
Pressure washing (sf)
43,180

Safety Team

Our Safety Team is always making strides in improving the security of South Park.  Some issues the safety team encountered this month include window vandalism, apprehension of a robbery, and helping the LAPD with a deadly weapon assault.

COMING SOON:
Our newest way of patrolling the district!
 
Selected Safe Team Accomplishments for August:

Observations
3,562
Merchant Contact
308
Resident Contact
259
Citizen Assist
237
Vehicle Tags
46
Call For Service
254

Report maintenance & safety issues at (866) 560-9346 or click here.
Upcoming Events
South Park Board Board 
& Committee Meetings

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

Upcoming Meetings:


Anyone is welcome to join SPBID at any of these meetings, which take place at our office.  Agendas are posted at our office 72 hours in advance, and are available online.

Keep in Touch
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Give us a call: (213) 663-1111
Report an issue: (866) 560-9346
Drop by: 1333 S Hope St, LA, CA 90015
Want to promote your organization or event with the South Park Post?  Contact our Director of Communications at amanda@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
 Admin & Field Office: (213) 663-1111 
24/7 Dispatch: (866) 560-9346
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