Those Useless Trees – El Pino Famoso

Angelenos are known for their obsessions with celebs and without a doubt, one of the hottest trees on the landscape today is “El Pino Famoso,” also known (because its fame is implicit) as “El Pino.” On my way to breakfast at El Mercado de Los Angeles in Boyle Heights this morning, I caught up with … Continue reading Those Useless Trees – El Pino Famoso

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring City Terrace

BEEN UP TO CITY TERRACE TO SEE WHAT'S A-HAPPENING  Last year I had a stint house-sitting in El Sereno and spent the better part of my stay exploring with a dog named Dooley that I was also charged with the care of. She and I mostly explored the greater El Sereno area, including Hillside Village and University Hills. This time … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring City Terrace

California Fool’s Gold — An Eastside Primer

ACROSS THE RIVER -- THE EASTSIDE People are weird about Los Angeles' Eastside/Westside thing. The same wannabes from Midtown, Hollywood, Silver Lake and Echo Park that throw up "W" hand signs and exaggeratedly say, "West-side" when they're ironically enjoying rap music are the same jerks that claim, despite the fact that they live in Central Los Angeles, that they … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — An Eastside Primer

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring East Los Angeles

FORWARD Pendersleigh & Sons' Official Map of East Los Angeles East Los Angeles is a neighborhood on Los Angeles' Eastside.  Pendersleigh & Sons' Official Map of The Eastside East Los Angeles is the best known neighborhood on the Eastside and because of the similarity of their designations, some confuse "Eastside" and "East Los Angeles" as synonymous. However, whereas most of … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring East Los Angeles