Monday, March 30, 2015

Noel Knows: Easter Celebrations on the Westside

3/30/2015 Sherri Noel
Easter is this weekend and with the weather expected to be beautiful, there are a number of events happening on the Westside all weekend that you can attend to ring in the holiday! We decided to narrow down a few of the top options for you and your family! We started with an event right in our backyard the Spring Eggstravaganza at Mar Vista Park!
Spring Eggstravaganza at Mar Vista Park 
Saturday April 4th 11 am - 3 pm
Mar Vista Recreation Center 11430 Woodbine St, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Cost: $5 for advance purchase or $7 day of event!

West LA Easter Egg Hunt at Stoner Park
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church and LA Parks and Recreation host a community Easter Egg Hunt with games, crafts and a hot dog lunch for everyone.
Saturday April 4th 10 am - 1 pm
Stoner Park Rec Center
1835 Stoner Ave. LA 90025

Easter Champagne Brunch on a Hornblower Cruise from Marina Del Rey
A 2 hour brunch buffet cruise with free-flowing champagne, live entertainment and photo ops with the Easter Bunny.
Sunday April 5th departing at either 10:30 or 11:30 am
Hornblower Cruises, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey
Cost: $68.95 13 and up, $41.37 4-12, free for 4 and under. $6 discount for Seniors/Military

Spring Enchanted Fairytale
A special Easter weekend edition of Fairy Tale Theatre returns, as costumed actors invite little ones and their grown-ups to partake in story telling, sing-a-longs, crafts, face-painting, theater games, refreshments, and re-enactments of fairytales, myths, and legends.
Saturday April 4th and Sunday April 5th 10:30 am and 1:30 pm
Westside, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica, CA
$15 for Children $5 for Adults (ages 4-10)

Bugs Bunny Cartoons
It’s wabbit season. Celebrate spring with a thoroughly jolly, rabbit-filled family matinee of classic cartoon Warner Bros. shorts starring the one, the only… Bugs Bunny! There’s also an “egg” hunt in the movie theater before the show.
Sunday April 5th 4 pm
Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA
Cost: $9-$11 (ages 3 and up)

Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter!

Mar Vista Weekly Real Estate Market Update {Week of March 30, 2015}

3/30/2015 Sherri Noel
View the summary below regarding Single Family Home Sales in Mar Vista for the past 7 days. We are still very much in a seller's market, which means now is the perfect time to sell. Call us for a free home evaluation. 310-994-8721

Friday, March 27, 2015

Love The Beach? Love Art?

3/27/2015 Sherri Noel
Who doesn't love the beach and art! Tomorrow, Saturday March 28th from 10-4 attend the 3rd Annual Art Exhibit at King Gillette Ranch. 18 fine artists will be featured along with food, a tour of the grounds and tons of information on the local wildlife in the center! It will be a beautiful spring day and is the perfect way to spend a Saturday with the cool ocean breezes and surrounded by art! Hope to see everyone there!

Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch
26876 Mulholland Hwy. at Las Virgenes Rd
Calabasas, CA 91302

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Be Wowed By This Cottage Revival

3/26/2015 Sherri Noel

3786 Wade Street Los Angeles, CA 90066
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,170 Sq. Ft. House | 5,038 Sq. Ft. Lot | $1,065,000
This updated home with character, has lovely period details along with a high-end custom gourmet kitchen. Any chef would be thrilled to cook on the Bertazzoni stove. The refrigerator has matching cabinet panels, as does the dishwasher. There is even a built-in seating area that overlooks the patio. Hardwood floors throughout enhance the warm feeling you will get when you enter. There are three bedrooms and two completely updated bathrooms, perfectly appointed with designer details. One has a Clawfoot tub and delicate crystal chandelier, while the master bath has Carrera marble and absolute black granite accents. A magical garden will serve as a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. There is also a three-car garage with access off of the alley, great for a car enthusiast. Perfect never lasts so book an appointment to see this home today!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

4 Level Townhome, Private Garage and Rooftop Deck

3/25/2015 Sherri Noel

1815 Westholme Ave #3 Los Angeles, CA 90025
2 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | 1,121 Sq. Ft. Townhome 
This four level townhome with an oversized private and direct access garage has everything one could want. The main level consists of the living room, dining room and open kitchen. A full wall of built-in bookshelves anchors one wall of the living room while a wood-burning fireplace on the opposite wall enhances the space adjacent to the dining area. Enjoy cooking in the crisp white kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Upstairs are two large bedrooms with plenty of closet space. The master suite even has a walk-in cedar closet. Ascend to the roof where there is a landing, which provides more storage options; and a rooftop deck with pretty West facing views. Yes there is a private laundry area just off of the garage. As we said, this unit has it all!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

New Mar Vista Restaurant Opening: Sunny Blue

3/24/2015 Sherri Noel
Another great restaurant has opened in Mar Vista, Sunny Blue! The Japanese restaurant is serving up fresh, made to order Omusubi which is Japanese rice balls with different fillings inside wrapped with or without nori. We want to welcome Sunny Blue to the neighborhood! Make sure to stop by and try Sunny Blue located at 12608 Washington Blvd. Thanks to Mar Vista Mom for the photos!
Happy Dining!

Hike with Mike Bonin This Saturday March 28th!

3/24/2015 Sherri Noel
Do you want your voice to be heard in your community? Join Councilmember Mike Bonin this Saturday March 28th, for a Hike with Mike in Temescal Canyon. Hike the gorgeous canyon and chat with Mike about the work he is doing in our neighborhoods! It's is supposed to be a warm one so make sure to bring lots of water, sunscreen and a hat! The details are below and Mike asks if you could RSVP at

March 28th 9 am- 12 pm
Temescal Canyon
15637 Sunset Blvd
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Hope to see everyone there!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

LA Moves Forward With Temporary Restrictions on Mansionization in Mar Vista

3/18/2015 Sherri Noel
The Los Angeles City Council's Planning and Land Use Management Committee approved a temporary restriction on 20 Los Angeles neighborhoods aimed to stop the construction of mansion-like homes that are unusually large for their lots. One of these neighborhoods is Mar Vista. If approved by the full council, home owners in those areas would be banned from demolishing their homes or making certain changes to their homes. We will keep you updated on any new developments into this issue, but as of now we are aware that Mar Vista is one of the neighborhoods that will be affected by this. You can also read more about this issue on Patch!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

President Obama Visiting Los Angeles March 12 and 13th- Traffic Closures

3/12/2015 Sherri Noel
President Obama will be in Los Angeles starting today, March 12th and there will be street closures due to his visit. Please see the street closures below. The streets on the Westside are highlighted in red!

Thursday March 12, 2015

The area around Sepulveda Blvd. between Lincoln Blvd. & Century Blvd. from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The area around North Hollywood Way between West Empire Ave. & N. Glenoaks Blvd. from 3:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

The area around Sheldon St. between Roscoe Blvd. & San Fernando Rd. from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The area around Sheldon St. between Roscoe Blvd. & San Fernando Rd. from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The area around Highland Ave. between The Hollywood Bowl & Sunset Blvd. from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The area around Ocean Ave. between Pico Blvd. & San Vicente Blvd. from 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m

The area around San Vicente Blvd. between Ocean Ave. & 25th St. from 4:00p.m. - 7:30p.m.

The area around Ocean Ave. between San Vicente Blvd. & Pico Blvd. from 6:00 p.m- 8:00 p.m.

The area around Overland Ave between National Place & Tennessee Ave. from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The area around W. Pico Blvd. between Overland Ave. and Century Park East from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The area around Avenue of the Stars between W. Pico Blvd. & W. Olympic Blvd. from 7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

There will be a hard street closure in the northbound and southbound lanes of Sepulveda Blvd., between Lincoln Blvd. and Century Blvd. The closure will be for an eight-minute period between 3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Hard street closures also include:

Hollywood Blvd., east and westbound traffic, between North Orange Drive and North Highland Ave. from 4:25 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Hawthorn Ave., east and westbound traffic, between North Orange Drive and North Highland Ave. from 4:25 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

20th St., between Marguerita Ave. and Carlyle Ave. (in the city of Santa Monica) from 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

19th St., between Marguerita Ave and Carlyle Ave (in the city of Santa Monica) from 6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Avenue of the Stars, 1 ½ southbound lanes from Galaxy Way

Due to street closures, the following bus routes will be rerouted to utilize alternate stops during the above listed times: MTA bus #156, #212, #217, #222 and #312

Riders should contact the MTA for any alternate locations.

Friday, March 13, 2015

The area around W. Pico Blvd. between Avenue of the Stars & Westwood Blvd. from 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

The area around Overland Ave. between W. Olympic Blvd. & National Blvd. from 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

The area around S. Centinela Ave. between Pico Blvd. & Ocean Park Blvd. from 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.