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SCBA is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to the beautification and improvement of our community. Transforming public spaces from eyesores to mini parks and gardens, adding “Welcome” signs, and planting trees are just a few of the things that SCBA does on a continuing basis. The goal of every project we undertake is to create pride among our residents and to build a stronger sense of community.

SCBA is managed by volunteers, but it is run as a business, keeping tight control on expenses and making every dollar work. By leveraging city and partner resources, securing private and public grants, and always with the generous contributions from individual contributors, SCBA has been able to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in beautifying Studio City since its inception in 1984.

SCBA oversees a professional maintenance program of weeding, tree trimming, irrigation repair, monument restoration and other ongoing maintenance expenses that amount to well over $25,000 a year.

SCBA is proud to say that we employ sustainable ecological methods, using California native and friendly plants, organic materials and the latest in irrigation technologies.

If you are looking for information on the current watering regulations for Studio City, the following link will provide that information.  Current Watering Regulations.

SCBA Board of Directors are:

Barry Weiss, President
Lorena Parker, Vice President
Connie Elliot, Secretary
Bryan Abrams, Treasurer
   Barry Johnson
 Karen Younce, Admin. V.P.
 

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Beautification Projects

Beauty Awaits

  • Fairway Project : A Verdant Hillside Canvas

In the coming months, the Fairway-Ventura median will transform into a vibrant, distinctive hillside garden.  Pedestrians on the sidewalk below will be protected and delighted by the garden’s planted canvas of verdant climate compatible foliage.  Optimally sustainable materials and methods will minimize erosion, stabilize the slope, and efficiently deliver just enough water to ensure the garden thrives.

The highly visible median will enhance Studio City’s sense of community and pride while highlighting the efforts of the Studio City Beautification Association and Business Improvement District.  It will also serve as proof that Los Angeles-area municipalities can simultaneously conserve water and develop beautiful, authentic outdoor aesthetics.

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"Inspiration"

  • Eureka Island Beauty

Two architectural islands rise from Eureka Drive’s sea of concrete and cars. The distinctive beauty of the redesigned medians offers a visual reprieve for drivers and enhances the safety of those travelling to the Ventura/Eureka bus stop.  In creating visual interest in the most uninspiring of places, the Studio City Beautification Association and Business Improvement District will inspire greater community pride and distinguish even this high-speed, high-traffic area of Studio City from more industrial areas.

The medians serve as proof that Los Angeles-area municipalities can simultaneously conserve water and develop beautiful, authentic outdoor aesthetics.  The materials and foliage used do not increase the city’s water use or maintenance needs.  Instead, they deliver the ecological benefit of permeability, allowing rare rainwater to seep into the ground instead of remaining mired on the motorway.

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"Inspiration"

  • Studio City Residents Association, SCBA’s sister organization collaborated with other organizations in obtaining grants of $1,090,000 to improve the north side of the LA River bank between Whitsett and Coldwater

  • “Studio City Welcomes You” monument on Ventura at Longridge

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