There It Is, Revitalize It — Visiting the Silver Lake Reservoir

The other night (24 June), the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and outgoing (in both senses of the word) city council member Tom LaBonge arranged to have the gates of the Silver Lake Reservoir unlocked for a few hours and thus the South Dam was briefly opened to the public. Despite the … Continue reading There It Is, Revitalize It — Visiting the Silver Lake Reservoir

There It Is, Revitalize It

What do you think this is, a desert? Wetlands, integral to sustainability, were long turned into dumps and rivers were entombed in concrete and turned into urban run-off conduits and storm drains. Oops. If there’s a water-related issue you’d like me to write about, please let me know by leaving a comment. The Los Angeles … Continue reading There It Is, Revitalize It

There It Is, Revitalize It — The Southland’s Wetlands

Most of Los Angeles‘s climate is chaparral, similar to that of Mexico‘s Baja California, central Chile,  southwestern South Africa, parts of southwestern Australia, and most of the Mediterranean Coast. In chaparral climates, most summers are rather dry and the rainy season occurs primarily between late autumn and early spring. The Los Angeles Basin and surrounding valley floors are … Continue reading There It Is, Revitalize It — The Southland’s Wetlands

Marking the end of an Eight Year Venture, or, My Final Post

The following entry originally appeared on the Amoeblog This is my last dispatch for the Amoeblog.   I started blogging for Amoeblog on 26 July 2007. In that time I created a few series for the Amoeblog: One Album Wonders (profiles of bands which only released one album), Brightwell’s Top 10 (my favorite tracks from the … Continue reading Marking the end of an Eight Year Venture, or, My Final Post

California Fool’s Gold Episode Guide… and links to related series

I thought that it might be useful to publish an “episode guide” of my California Fool’s Gold series of explorations. When I explore a new community, I usually rely upon the vox populi which is why anyone may vote for what communities they’d like to become the subject of future articles by clicking here for Los Angeles … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold Episode Guide… and links to related series