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Buena Park leaders to consider removal of well-known Movieland Wax Museum sign

BUENA PARK – A longtime fixture of this city’s entertainment corridor may soon disappear, as city leaders weigh the removal of the iconic Movieland Wax Museum sign. The Buena Park City Council on Tuesday night will discuss plans for an 84-foot-tall monument sign for the new Butterfly Palladium, which would require the removal of the […]

Last of the Toronto Island Tent Dwellers

38 minutes agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What was it like to live in a tent on Ward's Island? Before cottages were built, there was Tent City. This year will be remembered as the Year of the Flood on the Toronto Island. With the re-opening of the park at the beginning of August, things are finally getting back to normal. Show More Summary

Are minor league parks a bad deal for cities?

43 minutes agoNews : USAToday: News

Should local taxpayers pay the multimillion-dollar price tags for modern stadiums that would lure or keep minor league teams in their towns?        

Memphis council weighing steps to remove Confederate statues

A city council in Tennessee plans to consider four different ways to deal with the growing uproar over the existence of two statues of Confederate leaders at city parks. Council … Click to Continue »

11-mile Los Angeles River restoration could move forward this fall

Early design and engineering to tear out concrete could begin in October A major restoration of 11 miles of the Los Angeles River is on the cusp of taking a leap forward. Tomorrow, the City Council’s Arts, Entertainment, Parks and River Committee will consider an agreement between the city and the U.S. Show More Summary

Rock-n-roll, beat and pop mark Dana Point’s ‘British Invasion’ concert

DANA POINT   The city’s last summer concert at Sea Terrace Park, Sunday, Aug 20, was pretty groovy. Titled the “British Invasion,” the event featured performances by My Generation, The Ultimate Stones and Sgt. Pepper. The three bands played music from the 1960s made popular by bands like The Beatles and Rolling Stones. The city estimates […]

Moss Park Safe Injection Site Staying Put As City Opens Its Own

5 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

“We were just really sick of watching people die” The organizers behind the ad hoc supervised injection site in Moss Park have no intention of shutting down now that the City has opened its own interim site, says Zoë Dodd, a harm reduction worker and one of the site’s organizers. Show More Summary

Calls to remove controversial statue in Central Park

Critics want to see a statue in Central Park that honors a doctor with a controversial past come down. New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is among those calling … Click to Continue »

In Mission meeting, SF officials seek safety solutions for Dolores Park

A cadre of San Francisco officials told a crowd of concerned residents Monday evening that the city was seeking collaborative, permanent solutions to address the public safety issues looming over Dolores Park and the neighborhood surrounding...Show More Summary

Shooting

From a few days ago : A man was shot by a Chicago police officer Saturday night in the city's Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.The 32-year-old victim sustained a graze wound to the head and was transported to a hospital,Show More Summary

Residents applaud as San Juan Capistrano approves senior mobile home zoning

Aiming to preserve affordable housing designed for senior living, the City Council on Tuesday, Aug. 15 approved a new zoning regulation for age-restricted mobile home parks. It seeks to ensure that four San Juan mobile home parks that operate for ages 55 and older will never lift the age restriction. A roomful of senior residents […]

San Juan Capistrano nixes idea for diagonal parking in front of mission

Don’t expect to be able to pull into a diagonal parking space in front of Mission San Juan Capistrano anytime soon. The City Council has decided that trying to produce more parking in front of the mission by switching from parallel to diagonal parking would not be worth the consequences. Mayor Kerry Ferguson proposed it […]

Kelly Butte Civil Defense Center in Portland, Oregon

Kelly Butte is a long-extinct volcanic cinder cone outside Portland, Oregon that’s presently used as a city park. But for a time, Kelly Butte was also the site of a two-story subterranean civil defense shelter designed to protect against Soviet atomic bombs. Show More Summary

Charlottesville Voted To Take Down Robert E. Lee’s Statue, Here’s Why It’s Still There

In February, the Charlottesville City Council voted to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, and change the name of the surrounding area from Lee Park to Emancipation Park. “So why is the statue still standing?” you may wonder. Show More Summary

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw bound for rehab start with triple-A Oklahoma City

A crowd of Dodgers officials gathered outside the visitors’ dugout at PNC Park on Monday afternoon. They wore protective glasses and wide grins, gazing skyward over the stands along the right-field line, eyes peeled toward the day’s solar eclipse. Behind them was another site worth seeing: Clayton...

Ellis Act-evicted Portola school turned townhouses asks $10.75 million

City approved 54 southern-lying new homes at former school in May The owners of a 54-unit townhouse development in Portola, located a few blocks from McLaren Park, have put the whole lot up for sale, which includes plans, permits, and...Show More Summary

Burlington's tree whisperer retires

To walk with Warren Spinner through a city park is to time-travel. On Friday, his last day of work as Burlington's City Arborist, he reflected on how his 38-year career … Click to Continue »

Amsterdam park gets a kooky sculptural playground

Weird but fun Here’s another ultra-odd playground to add to the list. Beatrix Park, one of Amsterdam’s oldest city parks, just got a giant sculptural blob that lets kids climb, slide, and hang on its organic form. The massive white-and-purple...Show More Summary

Beautiful night sky viewings on public lands

Far from city lights, these national parks and other public sites offer amazing views of the stars and more.        

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The city this week completed its annual rehabilitation of of athletic fields at the city’s sports park and at adjoining Marco  Forster Middle School, along Camino del Avion, City Manager Ben Siegel announced. The work included new sod, filling in depressions and holes, organic top dressing and weed control designed to improve playing conditions significantly, […]

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