Do you have a question about Studio City? Community activist Lisa Sarkin is answering questions about the history, government and problems in our area in this You Ask..Studio City Patch Answers column. She knows who to call and where to go to get things done. Send your questions to editor or leave it in the Comments section below. Thanks!
Vintage Street Lighting
How did some neighborhood get those cute old-fashioned streetlights and others didn't? Is it the age of the buildings in the area?
The cute old-fashioned lights were used around the neighborhoods built in the 1930s until the 1960s. Some older areas, such as the original Colfax Meadows, were built without sidewalks and street lights were not required. After the 1950s, street lights were installed on many more rural streets, but unfortunately, nobody seemed to care which lights were installed.
More recently, the Studio City community requested that the lights on the Colfax Bridge, which was designated as a "signature bridge" have the older original lights, but the designer of the bridge did not follow that request and the bridge has much more modern lights on it. The CBS Studio Center installed the old-fashioned lights near the Colfax Bridge and they can be seen from Colfax Avenue.
Ventura Boulevard Gone to the Dogs
Is there any reason why there is a dog-related store every other block practically along Ventura Boulevard in Studio City alone? Can't the city or Neighborhood Council restrict that any better...they can't all stay in business can they?
The Los Angeles City Council and the do not regulate the type of stores along Ventura Boulevard, the business property owners do. I am surprised you did not ask about the massage parlors, tattoo shops and , of which there are more than any other type of shop at the present time. Free enterprise is alive and well in Studio City.