Thursday, September 14, 2017

Minutes, July 13, 2017

These are the minutes taken at the July 2017 meeting of the Friends of the Historic Fire Station 62. They were approved August 3, 2017. Click on the page for a larger image.

 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

BBQ - Smashing Success!

 

Many, many thanks here to Los Angeles Councilmemer Mike Bonin who sponsored a barbeque celebrating the City Council's authorization to negotiate with the Friends of Historic Fire Station 62 an Option to Lease agreement. This authorization marks the first step in transforming the abandoned fire station into a community center to serve the whole community.

Attendance at the July 30 afternoon event was estimated at about 150 individuals. Residents from surrounding apartment buildings and homes showed up to say "hello," eat, view floor plans, eat, talk to our District 11 Councilmember, eat, hang out, and eat. FHFS62 directors Judith Deutsch and Sharon Commins greeted visitors at the gate. President Albert Olson, Treasurer Rachel Swanger, and Secretary Bob Bridges circulated among visitors, answering questions.

Directors Roy Persinko and Rob Kadota, the latter also a director with the Mar Vista Community Council, did the grillin'. MVCC director Holly Tilson supervised the serving of side dishes.

Many thanks to those who gave food contributions. (Judith baked and decorated over 200 cupcakes!) Thanks to Roy for his terrific pics. An especially warm thank you goes to Len Nguyen who has served as Bonin's interface with the Friends.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Celebrate With Us! Sunday, July 30, 2 - 5 pm at the Historic Fire Station!


Join us, Councilmember Mike Bonin, and the Mar Vista Community Council to celebrate the L.A. City Council’s authorization of an Option to Lease agreement with the Friends of Historic Fire Station 62. The authorization is the first step in creating a multi-purpose community center at the Historic Fire Station 62 site. It’ll be a hot dog and burger barbeque! Free of charge!

Where:  In front of Historic Fire Station 62
              3631 Centinela Ave, Mar Vista 90066
When:   Sunday, July 30, 2 – 5 pm

NOTE NEW DATE! The barbeque had previously been scheduled for July 29. This has been changed to the next day, Sunday, July 30.

Minutes, June 6, 2017

These are the minutes taken at the June 2017 meeting of the Friends of Historic Fire Station 62. They were approved July 13, 2017. Click on the page for a larger image.




Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Great News!


This morning the Los Angeles City Council passed a motion on consent authorizing the City to negotiate an Option to Lease with the Friends of Historic Fire Station 62 in regard to the Centinela Avenue fire station. This is the NEXT BIG STEP we've been looking for. Thank you, Councilmember Mike Bonin, for getting us closer to turning Historic Fire Station 62 into a multi-purpose community center.

UPDATE:  Previously we had reported that to celebrate this major milestone, we were hosting a hot dog/burger BBQ on Saturday, July 29. That date has CHANGED! The BBQ will be held Sunday, July 30, in front of Historic Fire Station 62. Full details at this link.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Revisit Mar Vista's Support for Historic Fire Station 62

Under Councilman Bill Rosendahl, the Mar Vista Community Council Old Fire Station 62 Ad Hoc Committee was permitted access to the fire station in order to organize a community-based clean-up as part of the 2009 annual Los Angeles citywide event, Big Sunday, the Mayor's Day of Community Service.

At the time, the Ad Hoc Committee figured it could count on committee members and Mar Vista Community Council members to show up to assist. But what blew everyone away is that the surrounding community, both as individual neighbors and members of community groups, showed up in full force—with brooms in hand! If you've never seen this slideshow, spend a couple of minutes watching the hard work everyone put in to clean up the fire station's interior and exterior despite it being a hot, hot day in June.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Minutes, March 9, 2017

These are the minutes taken at the March 2017 meeting of the Friends of Historic Fire Station 62. They were approved June 1, 2017. Click on the page for a larger image.