President’s Message

Rob Schraff

Well, it’s that time of year. Time to look back, and to look forward. Here, with a peek back at 2010, is what your Mount Washington Association will be working on this year.

The Nature of Change

Greg Williams

Are humans, by nature, resistant to change? If we were, by nature, resistant to change, we wouldn’t date, get married, have kids, take vacations, accept a promotion or commit to the challenges of community development, yoga, the martial arts or any other social and personal disciplines. These are all examples of common changes … changes we not only do-not-resist making; but in fact, we devote tremendous amounts of our resources to making them happen.

Potential Leadership for Our Children’s New High School

Pat Griffith

Construction for the new high school (Central Region High School #13) on San Fernando Road is nearly completed, and selection of the instructional approaches is in the final stage. This new campus will relieve overcrowding at Marshall, Eagle Rock and Franklin high schools, and we understand that Mount Washington teenagers will be included in the catchment area for this school.

Minutes of the November MWA General Membership Meeting

Bill Rumble

Rob introduced First District LA City Council Member Ed Reyes. Council Member Reyes introduced José Gardea, his chief of staff. The Council Member spoke on the Broadview Solar Array Project which the MWA had voted to support at a previous general membership meeting.

MWA Expenditures in 2010

Bennie Padilla and Rob Schraff

Printing and mailing of MWA Newsletter 6 times a year + envelopes

Sri Daya Mata: A Remembrance

BJ Gallagher (Provided by Hank Schaffer)

"When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt," someone wise once said. It seems an apt description of the life of Sri Daya Mata, who led the Self Realization Fellowship for the past 55 years. I never saw her pontificating on TV or quoted in news stories, as is often the case with other religious leaders. I never heard tell of any scolding or finger-wagging on the part of this spiritual woman. As far as I can tell, she lived in the spirit of Gandhi's famous words: "My life is my message."

Drive Your Plants Up the Wall!

Anna Carpenter

It is inspiring to see so many solutions to the lack of growing space offered by many companies today. Actually, these walls of green are appealing even just for a splash of color on an otherwise drab wall or fence… and can provide you with some herbs and vegetables that you would not otherwise be able to harvest.

The Recovery Discovery Art Tour

Connie Rohman

The 17th annual self-guided auto tour of artists’ homes and studios in Highland Park, Eagle Rock and Mount Washington. Over 100 artists and artisans will open their homes and studios on this popular tour.

General Membership Meeting

Monday, November 15, 2010, 7:30-9:00 PM
Jack and Denny Smith Auditorium
Mount Washington School
3981 San Rafael Avenue
Panel Discussion – Siqueiros Mural

It seems like everywhere one turns in LA this fall, there are events and exhibits about "Siqueiros", David Alfaro Siqueiros, one of the three great Mexican muralists. There is an exhibit at the Autry about the artist, an exhibit of his art at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach and local galleries are also exhibiting his work. The City of Los Angeles has a history with this famous artist; we have a mural that he painted in the heart of the city.

Food Drive

Maria Gray

Holidays are all about tradition. Here in Mount Washington our tradition for many years has been to support the North East Mental Health Clinic with a Holiday Food Drive.

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