Saturday, October 25, 2014

November Contemporary Film Series – Sundays at 2PM

October 24, 2014 by  
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11/02 – The Fault in Our Stars (2014) PG-13
126 minutes – Teenager Hazel, who has pushed people away since her cancer diagnosis, reluctantly joins a support group, where she bonds with a boy named Gus. Together, they face the challenge of building a relationship under the shadow of terminal illness. (Fox 2000 Films)

11/09 – Date Night (2010) PG-13
113 minutes – Who knew simple dinner reservations under a different name could turn one New Jersey couple's date night so terribly upside-down? Claire (Tina Fey) and Phil (Steve Carell) Foster leave their kids with the sitter (Leighton Meester) and head out for a night on the town — as the Tripplehorns. Shawn Levy (Just Married, Night at the Museum) directs this action-comedy; Mark Wahlberg and James Franco co-star. (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

11/16 – The Italian Job (2003) PG-13 SPECIAL EVENT
110 minutes – Charlie Croker is a clever thief who masterminds a major heist amid the waterways of Venice, Italy — but a betrayal by one of his own spells disaster. Returning to Los Angeles without the stash, Croker reassembles his crew and plots revenge. (Paramount Pictures)

Wayne Powers, a resident of Park La Brea wrote the screen play for The Italian Job and other films & documentaries. It was Paramount’s biggest grossing film for that year. Wayne would be glad to answer any questions you might have after the screening. We thank him for is generous offer to our community!

11/23 – Water for Elephants (2011) PG – 13
121 minutes – In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he's transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena. (Twenty Century Fox Film Corporation)

11/30 – The Truman Show (1998) PG
103 minutes – Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show," a 24-hour-a-day TV phenomenon that broadcasts every aspect of his life without his knowledge. When Truman discovers that his life is a sham for public consumption, he makes a desperate escape bid. (Paramount Pictures)

New PLB Spin Room!!

October 24, 2014 by  
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This is the first in many improvements of our health club. Come check it out at the Activity Center!

November Family Friendly Films – Saturdays at 2PM

October 24, 2014 by  
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11/01 – Godzilla (2014) PG – 13
123 minutes – Godzilla rises from the sea once more in this remake of the original Japanese monster saga, which was first unleashed on the world in 1954. In this version the fire-spewing giant sides with humanity to battle against equally terrifying beasts. (Warner Bros)

11/08 –Dolphin Tale (2011) PG
113 minutes – A badly maimed juvenile dolphin is given a new tail, and a new life, through the efforts of the humans who save it in this true-life adventure saga. After losing its tail to a crab trap, the dolphin is doomed until a young boy spots its plight. (Warner Bros)

11/15 – Bedtime Stories (2008) PG
99 minutes – Skeeter is a down-on-his-luck guy who's always telling bedtime stories to his niece and nephew. But his life is turned upside down when the fantastical stories he makes up inexplicably turn into reality and he must find a way to manage them. (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

11/22 – Popeye (1980) PG
113 minutes – During a storm that wrecks his ship, super-strong sailor Popeye washes ashore and winds up rooming at the Oyl household, where he meets Olive. Before he can win her heart, he must first contend with her fiancé, Bluto. (Paramount Pictures)

11/29 – Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005) G
102 minutes – Lindsay Lohan stars as Maggie Peyton, the new owner of the freewheeling Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own. After rescuing Herbie from a junkyard, Maggie prepares to take on an auto racing champion. (Buena Vista Pictures)

Elevator Modernization

October 22, 2014 by  
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Dear Residents:

As we prepare for the modernization of elevators in additional towers, it is important to be aware of some elevator operational tips that can improve the operation of the elevators.

  1. Do not obstruct the elevator doorway with an object. This is often done to hold the elevator for an extended period of time. If this is done too long, the elevator will reset and turn off. If done too often, it burns out the relay and leaves the elevator out of commission.
  2. Keep both exterior and interior elevator thresholds free and clear from debris. Elevators are complicated devices that require dozens of circuits to be completed in order to operate safely. If debris is preventing a door from completely closing, it is preventing the elevator from completing its circuit. This is the most significant reason elevators are rendered inoperable, and the most avoidable.
  3. When waiting for an elevator, do not push the opposite directional button in an attempt to get the elevator to your position faster. This just adds another command and further delays other passengers.
  4. If you see something, say something. If delivery persons are holding doors, let us know. Important facts to report are:
    1. Time and date of incident
    2. Who did it
    3. Moving Company abusing the elevator? Let us know!

We rely on resident involvement to help us. By all of us working together we can improve everyone’s living experience at Park La Brea. Please contact Patrol at (323) 549-5508.

Thank you for your cooperation. We are confident that modernization combined with thoughtful usage will ensure improved elevator operations for all.

Park La Brea Management

Debbie Doodles After School Art Classes

October 8, 2014 by  
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Great fun at the Debbie Doodles After School Art Classes.

Cool Park La Brea Photo!

October 6, 2014 by  
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Check out this cool, vintage photo!

Construction Notice: Utility Relocation Work, Wilshire and LaBrea Intersection

October 3, 2014 by  
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Park La Brea Fitness

September 26, 2014 by  
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Construction Notice: Reminder Work this Saturday, Sept 27, Wilshire and Fairfax

September 25, 2014 by  
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October Contemporary Film Series – Sundays at 2PM

September 25, 2014 by  
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10/05 – Labor Day (2013) PG – 13
111 minutes - What begins as a short ride turns into a life-changing event for divorced single mother Adele Wheeler and her 13-year-old son, Henry, when they give a lift to a bloodied man on a fateful Labor Day weekend. (Paramount Pictures)

10/12 – Belle (2014) PG
105 minutes – This period drama based on fact traces the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle, a biracial girl born in 1761 to a British admiral father and an African mother. Raised by her great-uncle, Dido finds her place in society despite her mixed ethnicity. (Searchlight Pictures)

10/19 – Austenland (2013) PG – 13
97 minutes - Jane Hayes is so taken with Jane Austen's novels that she decides to splurge on a trip to an English resort that caters to Austen fans. But when the authentic period romance Jane was promised proves unacceptable, she acts to alter her fate. (Sony Pictures Classics)

10/26 – The Other Woman (2014) PG – 13
109 minutes - When she finds out that her boyfriend is married and that she's his mistress, a woman teams up with the jerk's wife to get revenge. Nicki Minaj makes her live-action debut in this comedy about getting the upper hand in a relationship. (Twenty Century Fox Film Corporation)

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