The Miracle Mile Residential Association was established in 1986 and is widely successful in representing the residents of the Miracle Mile neighborhood. We work actively with our council district leaders (CD5 and CD10), LAPD Wilshire Division, and local businesses. We stand behind our motto “Preserving The Quality Of Life in The Miracle Mile” and invite you to do the same!
Our wonderful 100-year-old historic neighborhood has boundaries from Wilshire to San Vicente and Fairfax to La Brea. The charming area has period revival-style single-family homes, duplexes, and apartments. Locals enjoy walking distance convenience to busy museum row as well as a diverse array of popular restaurants and small businesses.
Our website has an abundance of resources for our neighbors. Take a moment to look around our website and check out our photo gallery, read up on our history, join our neighborhood watch, and don’t forget to become a member of the MMRA (reserved for residents that live within the stated boundaries)!
We look forward to hearing from you!
MIRACLE MILE RESIDENTIAL ASSOCIATION
MAY 24, 2023
FEBRUARY 9, 2023
|ARE YOU PREPARED? IS YOUR BLOCK PREPARED?|
HERE ARE YOUR FIRST STEPS TO PREPAREDNESS
The devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria has us praying for rapid relief and recovery for all affected by this natural disaster. Below are ways how you might help with these efforts.
Here in Miracle Mile, we may want to take a moment to consider what we can do to be better prepared for when a large, or even a smaller but disruptive magnitude quake occurs. Seismic experts have informed us it’s not ‘if’ but ‘when’.
Don’t be overwhelmed with where to start, just start. See below for a comprehensive infographic designed to get you totally prepared for any disaster. Visit the MMRA website for even more info and resources.
Step 1: Place the following items in a bag and secure the bag to the frame of your bed (shoes, glasses, flashlight, dust mask, whistle *optional: hard hat, crowbar, first aid kit)
Step 2: Follow this guide (click anywhere on pdf for all resources)
GOAL: Each Miracle Mile resident (renters & owners)
Complete RYLAN (Ready Your LA Neighborhood) for your block. A 2-hour course held on your block.
Complete CERT (The Fire Dept’s Community Emergency Response Training) a series of 7 two-hour classes. You will be totally prepared and Miracle Mile will be resilient. We can do this.
|TURKEY/SYRIA EARTHQUAKE: DONATING TO A LEGITIMATE ORGANIZATION TO HELP RELIEF EFFORTS |
If you are interested in helping with relief efforts in Turkey/Syria, consider donating funds to a reputable and legitimate organization. To find one, click here, or to get tips on making sure one is legit, click here.
|SAFETY TEST AT WILSHIRE COURTYARD THIS WEEKEND|
Wilshire Courtyard at 5700 Wilshire has informed us that their complex will be conducting its annual “Regulation 4 Fire Life Safety Tests” this weekend 2/11/23 and 2/225/23 from 6 am – 6 pm.
There should not be any disruption to our residential area other than possible noise from the exercises/alarms.
|BLOCK CAPTAIN CORNER|
The MMRA is checking back in with our block captains post-pandemic and asking them to update their block rosters with names and contact information. Please reach out to your block captains and make sure they have your current information! This program is designed to share information from MMRA and neighbor-to-neighbor information. Please alert your block captain to all crime incidents and other issues of concern on your street. Staying in touch with your neighbors is key to keeping our community safe. To get in touch with your block captain, or to be a block captain (we need one for every block in MM!) please email the MMRA Block Captain Chair at MiracleMileNHW@gmail.com
SECURITY PRO TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR SAFETY:
Watch the video for updates from LAPD Officer Green and SSA Patrol Officer Liddy. Full list of ‘how to’ and ‘pro tips’ – just click here.
OPERATION SPARKLE: NOVEMBER 12, 2022!
MIRACLE MILE & CARTHAY CIRCLE START THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS WITH HAPPY HOUR AT BERGIN’S:
Read all about it here!
NEW WATER RESTRICTIONS FOR MIRACLE MILE:
May 12, 2022
|FROM THE MAYOR’S OFFICE…|
Our city didn’t just become one of the most water-efficient cities in the world overnight. We pulled together, and have achieved so much … but we have further to go if we want our children and grandchildren to be able to turn on the tap with confidence.Given that 2022 is our third consecutive year of drought, we need to double down on the solutions that have made conservation a way of life in L.A.That’s why on Tuesday, I announced that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will move to Phase 3 of its emergency water conservation plan. So, what does this mean for you? If you’re a LADWP customer, you’ll need to cut the amount of outdoor watering days from three, down to two. LADWP is also asking customers to reduce their per-person use by seven gallons a day, which is the equivalent of reducing showering time by four minutes, or shutting the faucet off during a 2-minute tooth brushing cycle and 5-minute shaving cycle.
The watering restrictions will go into effect June 1st, after City Council approval.
(click on here for more info on LADWP water restriction) We’ve already made great strides — and thanks to LADWP’s generous water rebates, Los Angeles has become one of the most water-efficient cities in the country.
Take a look to see if you’re eligible: Since I took office in 2013, LADWP customers have saved over 256 billion gallons of water – enough water to fill the LA Coliseum over 900 times. And we’ve worked to reduce dependence on imported water by bypassing measures such as Measure W, L.A. County’s Safe, Clean Water Program, which provides nearly $300 million in local, dedicated annual funding for projects that increase local water supplies, improve water quality, enhance the public right of way, and protect public health. Executive Directive 5, in response to the 2014 drought, set a 20 percent reduction target by 2017 and successfully reduced potable water use from 133 to 106 gallons per capita by February 2017. Committing the City to recycle 100 percent of its wastewater for reuse by 2035 at the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant. We all have a shared responsibility in keeping our city safe. The water choices – big and small – we make now will secure the health of future generations, and build an even stronger and more resilient Los Angeles.
For all that you do for our great city, thank you.
|RECAP OF WATER RESTRICTION|
FOR MIRACLE MILE AS OF JUNE 1, 2022Under the rules:
-> Residents will be assigned two watering days a week based on their addresses — Monday and Friday for odd addresses and Thursday and Sunday for even ones
-> Watering capped at eight minutes PER STATION or 15 minutes PER STATION for sprinklers with water-conserving nozzles
-> No watering will be allowed between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. regardless of the watering days
-> Those who don’t comply with the new rules will receive a warning, followed by escalating fines for each subsequent violation
MIRACLE MILE ANNUAL MEETING 2022 – WATCH IT NOW!
Thank you to our neighbors who attended the MMRA Annual Community meeting last week. We had a great turnout and we’re excited to connect with neighbors via zoom. We look forward to upcoming in-person community meetings but found this to be a valuable way to share with you important updates regarding our neighborhood. If you missed us, click on the video below!
Time Stamps for Annual Community Meeting:
Welcome from Greg Goldin, President 1:58
Past: History of MMRA 4:35
Membership & Raffle Prizes 10:35
Present: Current Issues In The Pipeline 12:53
Crime Stats/Neighborhood Watch/Disaster Prep 27:45
Future: Get Ready Miracle Mile 40:50
As promised, below are the links to the resources mentioned during the meeting.
RESOURCES MENTIONED AT MEETING:
MMRA website: www.MiracleMileLA.com
Link to previously recorded MMRA Annual Community Zoom Meeting “Past, Present & Future” March 3, 2022
Dog Park!! Provide feedback by 5:30 pm on March 16thfor the Dog Park planned for the La Brea Tar Pits by emailing email@example.com and read the article by Larchmont Buzz to get all the details. Your support is needed to help complete this process started by our very own MMRA Board Member, Thao Tran. Let’s make it happen.
CD10 Community Updates
Important Numbers you should have on your phone
Miracle Mile Block Captain Roster
Your block does not have a captain? Want your block organized? Email us at info@MiracleMileLA.com
Crime Stats for Wilshire Division and Miracle Mile Basic Car Area 7A33
Want to know how to secure your property? What exactly is our Neighborhood Watch Program?
Why Miracle Mile needs a dedicated patrol car and how it will benefit you. Sign up for ADT Patrol so we can reach our goal to qualify for an 8-hour dedicated patrol car.
How To Get Things Done In Miracle Mile (click for infographic)
Question…which council district am I in?? Click here to find out.
How do I contact my council member or field deputy for CD5 or CD10?
- CD5 Paul Koretz contact 323-866-1828
Field Deputy Jill Kline 323-866-1828
- CD10 Website
Field Deputy Maya Guevara (323) 733-7514
Question…which Neighborhood Council am I in and what exactly is an NC? Click here to find out.
Are you prepared? Follow our simple infographic to start getting prepared today. We’ve done the hard work for you and organized everything you need to be prepared.Pro Tip #1: On the first day of every month, do ONE item on the list. Pro Tip #2: If you do only ONE thing, sign up for RYLAN for your block. It’s a 90-minute course for your block and will save your life.
GREAT MEETING BUT I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS! WHO DO I CONTACT?
General MMRA questions info@MiracleMileLA.com
Neighborhood Watch or Earthquake Prep MiracleMileNHW@gmail.com
WE NEED YOU. YES, YOU!
Help us help you. If you have even 30 minutes to help us, imagine what we can do together for our neighborhood!
Email us at info@MiracleMileLA.com is you are able to…..
-Hand out flyers
-Post lawn signs
-Help plan our 100th Centennial
-Wednesday Walks – email us if you are interested or would like to promote
-Miracle Mile Moms
-Architectural Tour Of Miracle Mile’s Period Revival Homes
-Design 100th Centennial t-shirt, fleece zip up and lawn sign
-Join our disaster prep team “Neighborhood Team Program” with CERT
MIRACLE MILE TURNS 100!
Miracle Mile Neighbors!
Our historic Miracle Mile neighborhood turns 100 this year! Just a century ago the barley fields and orange groves just south of Wilshire Boulevard were transformed into a neighborhood filled with one-story houses and two-story apartment buildings in the fashionable Period Revival styles.
The pandemic had initially delayed our plans for a big celebration to bring our community together and enjoy the centennial birthday of our beloved Miracle Mile neighborhood.
However, spring or summer of 2022 is right around the corner and will be a perfect time to safely come together and honor the magnificent neighborhood we call home, Miracle Mile.
It was 100 years ago A.W. Ross (whose statue is located on the island at Wilshire at Curson) purchased 18 acres of land (for $45,000!) along Wilshire between Fairfax and La Brea to develop a shopping area designed around the motor vehicle and to rival that of downtown stores in the 1920s. Fast forward 100 years and Miracle Mile has blossomed into a renowned historical neighborhood, bustling Wilshire boulevard with museum row, wonderful restaurants within walking distance from our architecturally unique and gorgeous residential neighborhood. We are pretty certain that A.W. Ross never imagined the opening of the Academy of Motion Picture Museum or the much anticipated Metro Purple line subway running under the Wilshire corridor. Our neighborhood is constantly changing and yet, we still are able to preserve the beauty and architecture of this historic area.
There is so much to celebrate in Miracle Mile. Let’s continue with our milestone birthday as we have plans, and those plans include YOU! Please see below for how you can enjoy our journey back to 1921 and make our upcoming Miracle Mile Centennial Celebration a huge success.
Here are some of the ways that you can be a part of these celebratory events:
- Help us plan our celebrations! We need neighbors to volunteer for everything from our Centennial Celebration (planned for Spring/Summer 2022), assist with collecting stories from long-time residents, graphic design for our lawn signs, and more! If you like to volunteer let us know and our committee will contact you to sign you up for something that fits your interests. If you are interested please email, Hana Kawano, our Miracle Mile 100th Celebration Coordinator, by clicking here!
- Share your personal Miracle Mile story or photos. Share your personal story or interview a family member or loved one about their experience in Miracle Mile. You can send us an email, record a video or audio recording and the length should generally be between 3-5 minutes long. Send us photos! We would enjoy seeing photos of Miracle Mile from 1921 forward! Perhaps inquire with a family member or dig through your albums. Family pics, the front of your Miracle Mile home, or a photo of Wilshire Boulevard from yesteryear would be great! Click here to email your stories.
- We look forward to celebrating any centenarians who have or will be turning 100 in 2021/2022! Click here to email us if you, your relative, or your Miracle Mile neighbor is turning 100 (or has recently!).
- Share your personal story on social media. Tag us in your Instagram posts and pics about Miracle Mile memories and be sure to visit us @MiracleMileMMRA
- Share your personal story in a longer-form interview. If you would like to share your Miracle Mile experiences in a session longer than five minutes, one of the centennial committee members will contact you and set up a time to do this. We’d love to record your personal history! Click here if you are interested in a longer-form interview!
- How old is your historic home? We are interested in homes built from 1921 to 1924 and will showcase these in some very exciting ways! If your home was built during this time, especially if you are the lucky ones to be in a 1921 home, please email us asap! Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Spoiler alert – there are four homes in Miracle Mile that were built before 1921, however, they were relocated here at later dates! One was built in 1905 and relocated here from Pasadena. More on that later – follow us on Instagram so you don’t miss out.
- Our newsletter is one of the largest in the area but we still need ALL neighbors to get our messages and be part of our celebration. Please forward this email to your neighbors on your block and let them know about us!
IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE
MIRACLE MILE TURNING 100! JOIN US!
Wilshire Boulevard., circa 1932. View from the E. Clem Wilson Building at Wilshire and La Brea, looking west along Wilshire Boulevard, circa 1932. Myer Siegel Department Store occupied the two floors at the base of the Dominguez Building at 5400 Wilshire. In the distance is the Wilshire Tower, also known as Desmond’s building – so named for Desmond’s, the first department store to locate in the Miracle Mile
CAN YOU GUESS WHICH STREET THIS IS? Follow us on Instagram for the answer @MiracleMileMMRA!
Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Conservancy
CLICK HERE TO SHARE YOUR 100th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IDEAS!
April 1, 2021
Now playing on the MMRA YouTube Channel:
Why are power outages on the rise in the Miracle Mile?
Q & A with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Click here to read more and for a link to the video.
Miracle Mile Then & Now Photographs
Time travel at our Miracle Mile Historical Photo Collection
The Miracle Mile Residential Association [MMRA] is a non-profit community organization composed of your neighbors, both homeowners, and renters. We are dedicated to maintaining the quality of life in the Miracle Mile area of Los Angeles through careful monitoring of development, safety, traffic, and other important neighborhood concerns.
The MMRA stays current on these matters and then disseminates this information to the neighborhood residents. The MMRA is a volunteer organization. It is composed of its members, board members, and officers.
MMRA Boundaries: Northern: Wilshire Blvd; Eastern: La Brea Ave; Southern: San Vicente Blvd; Western: Fairfax Avenue
Topics of interest:
- The ABC’s of our Miracle Mile HPOZ
- Preferential Parking Primer
- Why Can’t the Miracle Mile be More Like Beverly or 3rd Street…?
- When the Miracle Mile was LAX: Aviation History of the Miracle Mile
- Lights, camera, action! The Miracle Mile in Film