π•·π–”π–˜ π•¬π–“π–Œπ–Šπ–‘π–Šπ–˜ π•²π–”π–™π–π–Žπ–ˆ, 𝖆 π•³π–†π–‘π–‘π–”π–œπ–Šπ–Šπ–“ 𝖆𝖓𝖉 𝕯í𝖆 π–‰π–Š π–‘π–”π–˜ π•Έπ–šπ–Šπ–—π–™π–”π–˜ π•±π–†π–“π–™π–†π–˜π–Žπ–†

It's almost Halloween. Surely one of the greatest holidays, Halloween is up there, in my estimation, with Burns Supper, Nowruz, Thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving II. I keep reading and hearing, though, that Halloween is cancelled this year, thanks to the mismanagement at nearly every level of the COVID-19 pandemic. Surely you can't cancel a holiday, though, … Continue reading π•·π–”π–˜ π•¬π–“π–Œπ–Šπ–‘π–Šπ–˜ π•²π–”π–™π–π–Žπ–ˆ, 𝖆 π•³π–†π–‘π–‘π–”π–œπ–Šπ–Šπ–“ 𝖆𝖓𝖉 𝕯í𝖆 π–‰π–Š π–‘π–”π–˜ π•Έπ–šπ–Šπ–—π–™π–”π–˜ π•±π–†π–“π–™π–†π–˜π–Žπ–†

The Full Californian Breakfast — a California Fry-Up

I love breakfast. It's easily my favorite meal of the day (followed by second breakfast, elevenses, and supfast). When I die, if anyone wishes for whatever reason to celebrate my life, please do so with a "Brightwell Breakfast." RobertΒ Burns gets his supper, after all, and surely if anyone deserves the sobriquet "ploughman blogger," it is … Continue reading The Full Californian Breakfast — a California Fry-Up

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Bunker Hill

BUNKER HILL The story of Bunker Hill is the story of at least three neighborhoods -- maybe more. There's theΒ posh, VictorianΒ neighborhood of the late 19th Century. There's also the diverse, working-class neighborhood celebrated in noir fictions of the early 20th Century. Today, there'sΒ theΒ contemporary neighborhood, a collection of corporate high-rises and high culture. As an explorer … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Bunker Hill

Edendale and the Beginning of the West Coast Film Industry

This edition of the Los Angeles neighborhood blog is about historic Edendale. To vote for more neighborhoods, click here. To vote for Los Angeles county communities, click here. To vote for Orange County neighborhoods, vote here. Chicagoan William Selig had a background in vaudeville and, as a teen, was part of a traveling minstrel show. … Continue reading Edendale and the Beginning of the West Coast Film Industry