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  Spring 2012 Newsletter

Comings & Goings

Welcome to the Neighborhood:

Sunflower Baking

Sunflower Baking offers custom hand-decorated sugar cookies, sandwiches, and other treats! Stop by 3272 Motor to check out their selection of goodies.

Peridot Skincare

“Peridot” is a summer gemstone, which eases your stress and helps realize the potential of one’s true inner beauty.
Like the effect similar to this gemstone, our desire is to provide an opportunity for one to realize both physical beauty and inner beauty by experiencing true relaxation of the mind and body. Visit them at 3741 Motor Avenue.

  • After many years on Motor Avenue, West Coast Couture, formerly located at 3314 Motor, is moving. Feel free to pay them a visit before they're gone! We wish them much luck and success in their future endeavors!
  • Palms Spa will be relocating away from Motor Avenue. MAIA worked with LAPD Vice to encourage this move, as the business was viewed as inappropriate directly across the street from an elementary school.


Simpang Asia
is offering 20% off* to MAIA members!

Simply mention your MAIA membership to receive your discount.

Simpang Asia is a place for everyone who want to embrace and enjoy Indonesian culinary culture. In a word, Simpang Asia is the melting pot of creativity, experience, culture and life in a form of foods and drinks. Our aspiration has been the unique street style Indonesian food and the warmth of Indonesian home cook food that of course very close to our heart. We are bringing life experience from a culture stirred with creativity has lead us to grow into a new found page of Indonesian food. We’ve gone overboard to provide our customer the ‘real’ taste and highlighting the boldness taste of Indonesian food by preparing our dish from the scratch with the freshest ingredients.

Our passion is to serve our best interpretation of Indonesian cuisine to our guests along with excellent service and humble attitude so our guests is no more guests but becoming a part of Simpang Asia family.

Thank you and we are looking forward to serve you the best of us in our humble home. See you soon!

*Restrictions may apply.

E-Waste Recycling

To recycle electronic waste, you can drop it off at CompuTech at 3272 Motor Ave, Suite F, during their regular business hours: Monday-Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 10am-4pm.

For all your Apple support and service needs, visit CompuTech in person or online!

New Bus Benches Have Arrived on Motor!

The city is installing new bus benches, replacing the old brown ones with new green benches. The new design is meant to deter graffiti and prevent liquids and waste from pooling in the bench seat. MAIA has worked with the city to have the benches in our area replaced as soon as possible, and we are proud to announce that the new benches were installed May 4!

Thanks to Palms Neighborhood Council for their work on beautifying the electrical boxes throughout Palms!

Safe & Secure Neighborhood Program

We have been working to create a comprehensive security camera network for our local businesses and lower security costs for all involved. If you are interested in installing a new camera system or upgrading your current one, please contact us at and we will put you in touch with the vendor we are working with.

Attention Owners of Honda, Toyota, and Acura cars model year 2005 and earlier:

Street Closures and Parking Removal for Expo Line Construction

At the end of May, K-rail installation under the Motor Avenue Bridge will necessitate the removal of 16 parking spaces for the duration of the project(12-18 months). According to Expo, the k-rail will be installed:
  • East side of Motor Avenue: K-rail will start on the north side of the Kline Academy of Fine Art and continue north to the mid-way point under the I-10 bridge.  There will be a gap in the k-rail for the P&C Auto Body and Auto Service entrance.
  • West side of Motor Avenue: K-rail will start from the red curb area just south of the Motor Avenue Bridge near Irene Street and continue to the north end where the I-10 bridge ends.
Subsequently, there will be four to five nights of construction around the bridge at the beginning of June. Lane closures will be necessary, so the work will be done at night.


We are aware of the problems this will pose for the businesses in the immediate area, and that coupled with the traffic calming measures and the hundreds of parking spots already lost to the Expo Line, this could deal a damaging blow to your business's bottom line. The loss of any parking on this street is a problem, and are working to remedy it as quickly as possible. We are not convinced that it is necessary to block this many parking spots for such a long time, and hope to come to a more amenable solution with the Expo Authority.

We have been meeting and working with Metro and Expo to minimize the inconveniences caused by these closures and we will keep you updated with more details as the construction dates near. If you have any questions regarding the Expo Line or street closures, feel free to call or email us.

Expo Line Phase I Opened April 28th, Court Denies Challenge to Phase II

The Expo Line's Phase I opened to the La Cienega station on April 28, with free rides all weekend to celebrate the new line. Testing is still being done on the remainder of Phase I, scheduled to open to the Culver City station this summer.

Phase II, which will extend the Expo Line through Santa Monica to the ocean, has begun construction and has recently cleared the final legal hurdle brought by Neighbors for Smart Rail. Read more...

Neighborhood Events

Fire Station 43 Open House: Fire Service Day
May 12
Come meet your local firefighters and tour the station!

Palms Bike Rodeo
June 2, 10am-2pm at Palms Elementary School

Join Palms Neighborhood Council in the annual Bike Rodeo!
Bicycle Safety Course, Safety Inspection, Radar Speed Test, and *BIKE GIVEAWAY*

We greatly appreciate your support for our organization, and we cannot continue to operate on a daily basis without your generous financial support. Please consider renewing your membership for 2012!

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