Transition groups around the greater L.A. area

Culver City

Transition Culver City meets at Green Peas monthly, first Thursdays, 7pm- 9pm.  Look for the Transition Handbook. 
Leaders:  Michelle Weiner, Virgina Lerossignol Blades, Meghan Sahli-Wells, Disa Lindgren, Carolyn Andersen
Focus:  Local watershed issues, alternative transportation,re-skilling, urban oilfield issues, city-wide environmental policies


  • geography: Inglewood & east end of Westchester,
  • meeting sites include: St Jerome's parish, La Tijera & 405
  • key people:  Jacqueline, Tom
  • contact via TLA contact page
  • initial areas of emphasis:  recycling in local private school, faith-based sustainability efforts

Mar Vista / Venice

  • geography: Mar Vista/Venice
  • meeting sites include:  Sivananda Yoga center, 13325 Beach Blvd; The Learning Garden at Venice High School
  • key people:  Vidya, Julie, Agnes
  • contact via TMV webpage
  • initial areas of emphasis:  inner Transition (heart & soul), health care, food gardens
  • related local groups:  The Learning Garden at Venice High School, Seed Library of Los Angeles, Time Bank for Culver City/Palms/Mar Vista, Westside Produce Exchange


  • geography: Pasadena, Altadena, Eagle Rock, Highland Park
  • key people:  Therese, David, Qrys, January, Rob, Ginko
  • Projects: Inner Transition, Throop Learning Garden, Repair Cafe Pasadena
  • contact: 
  • related local groups:     Throop UU Church, Conscientious         Projector, Citizens Climate Lobby, Institute of Urban Ecology, Pasadena Learning Gardens, Downtown Pasadena Neighborhood Assn.
  • contact information: 

San Fernando Valley

Transition San Fernando Valley
  • key people:  Bruce, Bill, Debbie, Carol, Don
  • contact via GoogleGroup or email
  • initial areas of emphasis:  permaculture gardens, time bank

South Bay LA

Transition South Bay LA
  • geography: South Bay, Redondo Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes
  • key people:  Carolyne, Dori
  • contact via TSBLA webpage
  • initial areas of emphasis:  films,...



WATIF - Whittier in Transition
  • geography: Whittier
  • key people:  Isaac, Bill
  • contact via TLA contact page
  • initial areas of emphasis:  awareness-raising, time bank, neighborhood fruit-picking project

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Transition in Los Angeles

Transition LA city hub

  • geography:  greater L.A. basin
  • key people:  core team of 25
  • contact via TLA contact page
  • initial areas of emphasis:  helping local groups get started, leadership gatherings, hosting trainings, "crosspollination" between local groups, outreach to new areas
  • more about TLA

Groups in-formation

New local groups are in-formation in ...
  • Hollywood
  • Pacific Palisades
  • mid-Wilshire
  • Rancho Palos Verdes
send them a message through TLA

What about my neighborhood?

We'd love to help you get Transition action started in your local neighborhood.  Here are some tips on how to get things going.

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