Lisa Sarkin has the week off, so we are reprinting some community issues that are timely, including a poll that runs a tight race (bottom of page!) Please answer the polls in this and weigh in in the COMMENTS. And, read other columns. Send your questions to Studio City Patch editor or leave it in the Comments section below. Thanks!
Who No McDonald's Drive-Through?
Why isn’t that near a drive-through? Wouldn’t that help alleviate traffic? Was it a zoning issue?—Carla Montez
The Ventura/Cahuenga Boulevard Corridor Specific Plan prohibits drive-throughs, as they create too much traffic. If you look at the configuration of the buildings at this location, there really is no place to put a drive-through. Several of the current buildings were already there when the McDonald’s was built.
How is Michael?
We were never updated if Michael Klausman from is back on the mend after his motorcycle accident ... or did he retire? Just wanted to know.—A friend
Michael Klausman is back at work and doing fine.
Can I legally if it’s on my property? Not shoot it of course, there are other ways.—Jamie Ball
Well, Jamie—of course you cannot shoot a weapon legally in the city of Los Angeles. I suggest you hire an exterminator. Some coyotes are protected, so you should not do it yourself. Just go online and you will be able to find many exterminators to choose from.
Colfax and Rio Vista in Studio City?
I’m so confused about school borders. Are and considered part of Studio City or not?
Rio Vista is actually within Studio City. Colfax Elementary is within Valley Village. Both schools service Studio City schoolchildren.
PED Xing at Woodbridge and Tujunga
The pedestrian crosswalk at Woodbridge and Tujunga needs a pedestrian signal!! While the crosswalk lights can be seen all the way to Ventura Boulevard, people using the crosswalk have no indication as to when or whether the crosswalk lights are in fact blinking, indicating it's safe to begin crossing! Do they give tickets for this? Especitally on Ventura Boulevard.—Thom Karlsen
Thom, I agree with you, but no matter what the Studio City organizations tried to do, we received that blinking light. It was supposed to be a real pedestrian crossing with flashing lights in the street. As far as I can determine, no tickets are given for this type of signal, but by law, drivers must stop for pedestrians within a crosswalk.