Monday, November 3, 2014

Red Car Property: Schools & Hillside Streets, Special Events, Parking, Noise, Canyon Effects

Photo: Red Car Property Neighbor, October 31, 2014. Allesandro Elementary School parents filled the school parking lots, Riverside Drive, India & the Red Car Property Friday for some special event. (Click on photos to enlarge.)
Photo: Diane Edwardson, October 31, 2014.  Apparently the special event at Allesandro Elementary School involved mobile dental trucks, funnel cakes & sugary drinks on Halloween.  Go figure. 

Neighbors on the school side of  Corralitas Drive  also complained of very loud music coming from the elementary school's playground (which happens on more than just special events.)  Their PA system is also extraordinarily loud.  You have to wonder if the administrators have hearing loss after working next to the 5 Freeway for so many years.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, November 1, 2014.  Cars were parked from Rose Scharlin Nursery School to at least the Silver Lake Ave Public Staircase for their annual fundraiser,  Halloween Hullabaloo, Saturday evening. 

A neighbor who's child went to Rose Scharlin many years ago, told me they had to hold their fundraisers off-site due to neighborhood concerns & parking.  But then, they also had a lot more neighbors who walked their kids to school then.

Several neighbors on Corralitas Drive asked me about the loud music coming from the Rose Scharlin party.  Perhaps parents, teachers & administrators just play the music really loud to drown out the screaming children.  The canyon effect in hillside neighborhoods amplifies the sound depending on where you live.  Some neighbors get more noise than those who may live closer to the source because sound bounces around the hills.

Both schools need to be better neighbors.