District D - Los Feliz Knolls
District D, which includes Los Feliz Knolls and Waverly Heights, is home to winding streets cresting rolling foothills, and features several publicly accessible outdoor recreation areas. The district is bounded by Los Feliz Boulevard to the north; Commonwealth Avenue to the east; Hyperion Avenue, Tracy Street, and Franklin Avenue to the south; and Riverside Drive and the 5 Freeway to the east.
Franklin Avenue Elementary School, John Marshall High School, and St. Casimir Catholic Elementary School, plus the University of Philosophical Research, all occupy the district.
Los Feliz and Silver Lake share the Hyperion Avenue commercial corridor here, which includes some hip local businesses and a Shepard Fairey mural.
District D has three signature water features: Rowena Reservoir, Mulholland Fountain, and the municipal swimming pool near the public tennis courts and soccer fields off Riverside Drive.
The “Snow White Cottages” are here, too, on the 2900 block of Griffith Park Boulevard. Likely the inspiration for the dwellings in Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, the architecture of this eight-part complex features the “storybook” style that was briefly popular in Los Angeles in the 1920s. Two of the cottages were home to musician Elliott Smith, and have the dubious distinction of being his last place of residence.
In the hills on Waverly Drive is an eight-acre estate with a Spanish-Gothic convent that has been the subject of much contention between the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, an order of nuns, a Silver Lake real estate investor, and pop star Katy Perry. The news coverage surrounding the tug-of-war between these unlikely litigants makes it one of the most high-profile areas of Los Feliz. Another starlet, silent film actress Norma Talmadge, also built her home in The Knolls, albeit without the legal and religious turmoil.
District D Representative
Term Ends Spring 2023