California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Wilshire Vista

INTRODUCTION I finally visited and explored Wilshire Vista. I say “finally” because, at the time of writing, it’s the most voted-for neighborhood ever and has been for a little while now. OK, it’s only received nineteen votes — but even with about 800 total votes cast, there are so many Southern California communities that nineteen … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Wilshire Vista

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Homes Fit for Heroes — Clinton Manor Apartments

Clinton Manor is an apartment complex located at 5184 Clinton Street in the Larchmont neighborhood of Midtown Los Angeles. I visited yesterday for what my be the last time, to help some friends and tenants prepare for their move to Portland, Oregon. I’ve always thought that it had a certain charm and decided to write … Continue reading Homes Fit for Heroes — Clinton Manor Apartments

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Hancock Park

This edition of California Fool’s Gold, currently in its ninth year, is about Hancock Park, an affluent, quiet, and mostly residential neighborhood in Midtown Los Angeles that was mostly developed in the 1920s. On this exploration I was accompanied by Hancock Park resident, Gonzi, and (at the very beginning) the good folks of Walking LA.  INTRODUCTION TO HANCOCK … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Hancock Park

Southland Parks — Visiting Los Angeles High Memorial Park

Parks comprise more than 14% of Los Angeles’s landscape and the city is home to hundreds of these cherished public spaces. From the largest park within any American city (Topanga State Park) to the smallest pocket parks and parklets, I hope to showcase them one park at a time, in the series Southland Parks. ***** Yesterday, whilst … Continue reading Southland Parks — Visiting Los Angeles High Memorial Park

COME IN! S, M, L, XLA — A new exhibit at the A D Museum opens this Thursday

  COME IN! S, M, L, XLA -- A new exhibit at the A D Museum opens this Thursday A cool new exhibit opens at the A+D museum this Thursday... and I helped 🙂

Visiting LACMA’s Bing Theater for a Tuesday Matinee

A recent viewing of The Shining reminded me of just what a good idea it is for people who work at home (and perhaps have a bit of a tough time pulling themselves away from work) to forgo all work for occasional play. I also regularly suffer from a sort of paralysis that occurs when … Continue reading Visiting LACMA’s Bing Theater for a Tuesday Matinee

Nobody Drives in LA — Exploring the Planned Course of the Metro Purple Line Extension

With bicycles, buses, ferries, planes, rideshares, sidewalks, subways, taxis, and trains at Angelenos’ disposal, why would any sane person choose car-dependency? Nobody Drives in LA celebrates sense and sensibility in transportation. ***** The prospect of more rail transit excites me greatly, and so far I've explored the future courses of the Expo, Gold, and Crenshaw lines. While I've long looked forward … Continue reading Nobody Drives in LA — Exploring the Planned Course of the Metro Purple Line Extension

California Fool’s Gold — A Midtown Primer

JUST LIKE MIDTOWN TRAFFIC -- MIDTOWN  A detail of Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of LA County showing Midtown's location Midtown is a small but bustling area of Los Angeles surrounded by the larger regions of Hollywood to the north, the Westside to the west, South Los Angeles to the south and the Mideast side to … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — A Midtown Primer

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Fairfax

THE FAIRFAX DISTRICT The Fairfax District is a small Midtown neighborhood with a long history as one of Los Angeles' primary centers of Jewish culture. The boundaries, like many Los Angeles neighborhoods, aren't universally agreed upon but I place them as Melrose Ave on the north, N La Brea Ave on the east, W 3rd … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Fairfax

Shangri-La Sundays Presents Tim & Eric’s Awesome Set

Time: Sunday, March 6 at 7:00pm - March 7 at 12:30am. Make sure to mark that on your calendar and in your mobile phones and tricorders.   Location: R Bar LA 3331 8th St - WILSHIRE CENTER / KOREATOWN. CLICK HERE to see the Facebook event page and confirm that you're attending... then invite all of … Continue reading Shangri-La Sundays Presents Tim & Eric’s Awesome Set