🌱 Garage Fire On Tonopah + Watts Healing Garden Construction Begins

Hello, everybody; today is National Detroit-Style Pizza Day, which was founded in 2021 by Buddy’s Pizza to celebrate the dish’s 75th anniversary! I’m back in your inbox this warm morning to walk you through everything you need to know about what’s happening in Los Angeles.

there was a fire threatening an adjacent property that the LAFD got under control. Also, Watts is getting a Healing Garden and you can volunteer to build it! Finally, it looks like hotels will need to provide workers with personal security devices.


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Plenty of sunshine. High: 87 Low: 65.


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Here are the top stories today in Los Angeles:

  1. there was a fire on Tuesday on the 12800 block of West Tonopah Street. Reports came in around 11:45 am, and 29 firefighters responded to “a garage fire spreading to a vacant single-family home.” They only needed 23 minutes to knock down the blaze. (Flickr)
  2. The US Green Building Council LA will bring a Reverence Project’s Survivor’s Healing Garden to Watts. Groundbreaking was on Tuesday at 1673 East 108th Street. “Featuring native California vegetation, meditative trails, pergolas and art installations, this green space will facilitate healing and restorative justice solutions among community members.” there are volunteer opportunities on July 28, August 27, and October 25 to continue developing this green space. (NBC, Eventbrite)
  3. Also on Tuesday, the LA City Council voted “tentatively” to outfit hotel workers with personal security devices. The hotels would be responsible for handling the project. The goal is to protect hotel workers “from violent or threatening hotel guests.” (NBC)
  4. We’re number . . . 129? The City is the 129th best-run city in America. Mind you, this ranking stems from a list of 150 cities. Organizers of the evaluation looked at local leadership and “how well city officials manage and spend public funds by comparing the quality of services residents receive against the city’s total budget.” (WalletHub)
  5. Mark your calendars! The Studio City Recreation Center will host a free movie night at Beeman Park on Saturday. Raiders of the Lost Ark is on the schedule, and the movie starts around 7:30 pm (Event Brite)

Today in Los Angeles:

  • Teen Grab-and-Go Crafts from the North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library (10 AM)
  • Horticultural Therapy Presentation & Bookmark Activity at the Peninsula Center Library (10 AM)
  • Pop-Up Food Pantry at the Valley Vineyard Christian Church (12 PM)
  • Dolby Theater Guided Tour at 6801 Hollywood Blvd. (12 PM)
  • Let’s Make Kombucha at the Felipe De Neve Branch Library (3 PM)

From my notebook:

  • It’s summer and with warm weather looming, the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden introduce you to its newest garden. The Garden of Quiet Reflection is cool (literally and figuratively) and it’s a great spot to visit. (Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden via Facebook)
  • concerned Hollywood Village neighbor reminds you to please do not leave your dog in the car. It’s nearly 100 degrees today, and they’ve seen a few people leave a window cracked with their dog in their car while shopping at Gelsons. Leave your dog at home or carry him. (Next Door)
  • Our Angelino Heights neighbor is looking to find out if anyone knows where the rooster noise is coming from. It’s been for several days, and it’s unbearable to hear all day, especially early in the morning. They’re on Calumet near W. Edgeware. (Next Door)
  • A neighbor in the Windsor Hills-View Heights area wants to know if anyone else is bothered by the billboard on Slauson & LaBrea about syphilis? (Next Door)
  • Our Silver Lake Marathon neighbor is looking for a really good house cleaner! They have had some people come who just weren’t thorough enough. Does anyone have a really amazing cleaner who gets into the nooks and crannies? (Next Door)

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Sylvia Cochran

About me: Sylvia Cochran works out of sunny Southern California and has been freelance writing full-time since 2005. She loves dogs, cats, books, plays Best Fiends (don’t judge), embraces social justice, and tries to live out Micah 6:8.

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