The South Mar Vista Neighborhood Association and Los Angeles Council District 11 joined forces recently for a community cleaning and beautification in one of the community’s most well-traveled areas.
CleanStreet of Gardena began pressure washing and weeding the sidewalks, curbs and parking lanes of the 3800 block of Grand View Boulevard in Mar Vista July 30 and is slated to continue the work for several mornings.
The area south of Venice Boulevard at Grand View is the site of the weekly Mar Vista Farmers Market, which is held on Sundays and will celebrate its seventh anniversary Sunday, Aug. 4.
This section of the boulevard was resurfaced a few years ago and is swept on a weekly basis by the city’s Bureau of Sanitation but the sidewalks, tree wells and curbs are showing the impact of heavy usage, said Steve Wallace, the president of the homeowners association.
“The sidewalks have never been cleaned and the broken curbs were sprouting foot high weeds. We saw the need, had the funds available and are hoping to inspire a regular power washing schedule with the help of the farmers market, its patrons, the city, the businesses and the South Mar Vista neighbors,” Wallace said. “The timing is perfect for a cleaner, brighter area for the seventh anniversary of the market this weekend.”