April 19 | Another Northbrae Fountain: Part 3

Friends and neighbors: The mystery of the second Northbrae fountain is solved — well, at least the part about exactly where it stood before it was removed. (You can read the back story in our two previous posts.) John Coleman, who lives on Monterey Avenue near The Alameda, sent along this note and a photograph that definitively places the smaller...

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April 17 | Another Northbrae fountain: Part 2

Friends and neighbors: Our previous post on the fact that the Northbrae development had at least one other fountain operating at one time drew a lot of interest. (If you haven’t yet read it, you can find it here.) It also led to a lot of sleuthing by a number of people to try to help determine just where this...

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April 7 | Another Northbrae Fountain …

Friends and neighbors: Recently, an antiques and ephemera collector contacted Friends of the Fountain and Walk with an intriguing pair of photographs he’d found among others in an old photo album he’d purchased. The photos pictured a young woman in early 20th century clothing posed near a pair of fountains. One of them was the Fountain at The Circle. The...

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February 10 | February at the Fountain

Friends and neighbors: An update on several things as we move into February… Another soaping: After a long lull, the fountain has now been soaped for a second time in just over a month. It happened the evening/early morning of Feb. 9-10. As always, it is discouraging that someone(s) not only chooses to do potential harm to the fountain works,...

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February 2 | First Saturday Work Day in February

The weather looks like it will be great on Saturday, almost like summer! So we hope to see you all Saturday morning. Please remember to sign in at the tool shed. We will get started around 8:30 or 9. And as always, thank you so much for your support and work at the fountain! Jim and Steve


January 4 | Happy New Year! (Part 2)

Friends and neighbors: With wet weather arriving, our energetic volunteer maintenance chief Scott Dunlap (that’s him above) went ahead and took down all the holiday decorations on and around the fountain Wednesday morning, so the island is back to its simply beautiful self for another year. We hope you enjoyed the annual decorations as much as we did. With better...

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December 31 | Happy New Year! (and an update)

Hi, folks. A quick update: The lighted garlands around the perimeter of the fountain island in The Circle will be taken down today (Wednesday, Jan. 3) ahead of the expected rains. They were to stay up until Saturday, but the wet weather expected today means it is better to take them down now, so they can be dry when stored...

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December 26 | At Year’s End, Good News and Bad

Friends and neighbors: Just a quick note as we reach the end of 2017. First, briefly, the bad, or maybe sad, news: After several vandalism-free months, the Fountain at The Circle had detergent or some other soap tossed in it on Christmas night. It’s discouraging, especially after we felt we had had some success raising consciousness in the community over...

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December 2 | Happy Holidays from Friends of the Fountain and Walk!

Friends and neighbors: The holiday season is here, and the Fountain at The Circle has donned its annual holiday finery. Here’s a sampling of images of volunteers and neighbors turning out on Saturday, Dec. 2 (the first Saturday of every month is our scheduled volunteer maintenance day — come join us!) to add lighted swags of greenery and wreaths and kippahs...

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November 16 | Update: New Landscaping at The Circle

Friends and neighbors: By now you have likely seen the results of a flurry of activity around the Fountain at The Circle over the past few weeks. Most noticeable is the re-landscaping that has taken place, removing the old, weed-ridden sod on the fountain island, the planting strips surrounding The Circle and the median between Los Angeles and Mendocino with new...

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