Category Archives: Robertson

South Robertson Blvd

Chocolate on Robertson

At the September 27 SORONC Townhall meeting about the Robertson Great Streets plans, I was impressed by the heartfelt speech of a young man, David, who introduced his handcrafted chocolate to the neighbors. They are open to the public on … Continue reading

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Enjoy South Robertson

Sunday June 4, I walked 3 blocks from my home to South Robertson to experience the SORO Fest, a joyous community event in its 20th year, when this usually busy street between Cadillac and Cattaraugus is closed to traffic and … Continue reading

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Robertson-Great Street

Many residents were disappointed two years ago when South Robertson Boulevard was NOT included among the 15 “Great Streets” chosen by Mayor Eric Garcetti for transformation.  Last November SORONC (South Robertson Neighborhood Council) leaders applied for a $13,000 matching grant, … Continue reading

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Halloween

Reynier Village celebrated Halloween with many neighborhood activities. Residents decorated their homes with pumpkins, skeletons and graves, kids went out trick or treating dressed in scary costumes.  The Relational Center on Robertson held a party for the community. RVNA (Reynier … Continue reading

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Gelato on Robertson

Monaco- Fabbrica di Gelato finally opened on Friday September 2 at 2633 Robertson Blvd. 203-979 6346.  Their hours are Thursday to Sunday from 12 noon to 8pm. Residents of Reynier Village and Castle Heights already love walking over there to … Continue reading

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Dolce Isola is Capri

We enjoy having Dolce Isola on Robertson, the bakery of the Ivy restaurant; they serve breakfast, sandwiches, salads and ice-cream.  The downstairs space is way too small, but they do have a few more quiet tables upstairs. Ever since they … Continue reading

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SORO Fest

Today we participated in one of our neighborhood’s most popular events, the 18th annual street festival on South Robertson Blvd. The LA Fire Department was out in force with 2 giant firetrucks parked on Beverlywood, and numerous firemen talking to … Continue reading

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Robertson Map

We just received this lovely map of the businesses on South Robertson Blvd, designed by our local artist, Barbara Mendes. Check out the alphabetical listing in the Robertson page of our Reynier Village Neighborhood Association website. Patronize these shops, galleries, … Continue reading

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Undergrind Cafe

After running our of money in June, when they were planning to open their café on South Robertson, Ron and Rachel Sazon launched a successful crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter and raised the additional $12,000 they needed.  They finally opened their … Continue reading

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Blue Buddha

During one of my walks to greet new businesses opening up in our neighborhood, I discovered that a lovely photography studio recently opened at 2803 Robertson Blvd. It has the evocative name of Blue Buddha Studio. So I walked in … Continue reading

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Robertson mural

On one on my walks around the neighborhood, I discovered this bright new mural, on the side wall of the liquor store on Robertson, corner Gibson St.  The signature reads Beautify Robertson/septerhed1@gmail.  We located the website and contacted Sept. He … Continue reading

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Shop on Robertson

A few weeks ago, during one of my walks, I discovered that an elegant new shop had opened on Robertson at 2613. So I walked in and chatted with the proprietor, Shannon Colburn, and her son Conor, who created their … Continue reading

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Art Space on Robertson

    A new community art space and print studio opened in our neighborhood PHLAT PHILE at 2805 Robertson: 323-744 7222 On June 2, at the SORO Festival, they launched a group exhibition called “1 Degree of Separation” featuring various … Continue reading

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Reynier Village-South Robertson

Reynier Village was featured on Departures-KCET, an online exploration of Los Angeles neighborhoods. See above the murals in the alley between Reynier Ave and Shenandoah Street. South Robertson was also explored. See below Barbara Mendes painting a wall of her … Continue reading

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Art classes

We were glad to see that the remodeled space at 2803 S Robertson Blvd has been rented to Art Works Studio (310-202 1894). Starting September 10, they offer art classes and workshops for all ages on drawing, painting and mixed … Continue reading

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SORO FEST

The Annual SORO Community festival celebrated its 15th anniversary this year, on Sunday June 3, 2012.  A new coordinator, Mark Fielder, and many volunteers worked really hard to organize this exciting event, that attracts throngs of neighbors to a Robertson … Continue reading

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Robertson remodel

Many of you probably noticed that four storefronts are being remodeled on Robertson, painted in bright pastel colors to attract new tenants. We can’t wait to find out which exciting new shops will open there. One of them is already … Continue reading

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Schools on Robertson

Did you know that you could find so many learning opportunities for yourself and your family on our very own South Robertson Blvd? If you have teenage children, they may attend Alexander Hamilton High School, and qualify for their excellent … Continue reading

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More on Robertson

There are so many useful places on Robertson, right next door to our homes, and we should support them, because we’d like to make our neighborhood more user-friendly. For instance, I always have my car washed locally, bring my donations … Continue reading

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Art on Robertson

                  A few weeks ago I walked to Robertson Blvd to review some of the new places that have opened recently, in order to update the RVNA website.  I stopped inside the … Continue reading

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Eat on Robertson

There are not nearly enough good places to eat on Robertson as we would like, so we wouldn’t have to drive to downtown Culver City to find a proper restaurant, however we have some local favorites, like Campos, not a … Continue reading

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Swim on Robertson

When I moved to Reynier Village from Hollywood 24 years ago, in 1988, my daughter was still a baby, but pretty soon I was taking her to swim at the Beverlywood Swim School on Robertson, a local institution that has … Continue reading

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Robertson Blvd

I often take walks around the neighborhood, by myself or with a friend.  Even now that our dog has passed away, I keep up this habit to get some exercise.  Last Sunday I walked on Robertson Blvd, which I don’t … Continue reading

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Green preschool

A brand new preschool has opened in our neighborhood! Welcome news to those of us who remember the now defunct but wonderful Palms-Westminster Nursery School. And this school is amazing! The building is painted green, it’s called Green Beginning, and … Continue reading

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SORO Festival

For the thirteenth year the SORO festival took place on South Robertson on Sunday June 6. It was a great way to discover local businesses and get reacquainted with old friends. I spoke with our Reynier Village neighbor Huli, who … Continue reading

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