Patty Kirby said she is passionate about saving open space near the Los Angeles River.
She is campaigning to drum up 5,000 signatures to keep Weddington Tennis and Golf Center to remain 100 percent open space. She was speaking last week to a group fo 75 people at a Neighborhood Watch meeting at the Studio City Rec Center.
"We are concerned that there are rumors that the property has been sold to someone outside the area, who won't care so much about the community concerns," Kirby said.
Patch is trying to confirm or deny those rumors with the Weddington family, stay tuned.
Meanwhile, they are trying to establish the Los Angeles River Natural Park and asking for help by clicking here to sign.
For more than half a century, the property at Weddington Golf & Tennis (on Whitesett Avenue between Coldwater Canyon and Laurel Canyon) has been a regional destination and owned by a local family.
"If current building plans are approved, this open space will be lost forever," Kirby said. "The LA River Natural Park is a gift that will be treasured for generations. Developers want to put 200 condominiums and 635 parking spaces on this last remaining 16 acres of open space in the San Fernando Valley on the Los Angeles River."
Go to www.SaveLARiverOpenSpace.org for more information.
The meeting was organized by Alan Taylor a local Realtor with the John Aaroe Group in Sherman Oaks. Alan is a fourth generation resident of the area and co-founded Watch2.org a neighborhood watch advocacy group designed to support watch groups become more effective through the use of online tools.To sign up for the areas Watch2 newsletter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The newsletter contains hyper relevant information on crime & safety issues, traffic, development and fun social events.