Greater Streets — Exploring Valley Boulevard

INTRODUCTION Normally when I write an account of one of my explorations, it's after I've concluded it. Sometimes I work on them for months and when I can't stand thinking about it anymore, I just publish it and figure I'll correct the typos later. However, I began exploring and writing about Valley Boulevard more than a … Continue reading Greater Streets — Exploring Valley Boulevard

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California Fool’s Gold — Exploring University Hills

AS I LOOK BACK ON MY EDUCATION -- UNIVERSITY HILLS In the fall of 2012 I had a stint house-sitting in El Sereno and I spent much of that time exploring said neighborhood with a dog named Dooley. This past fall I again returned to the Eastside and Dooley I again resumed our epic walks. … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring University Hills

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring El Sereno, Last of the Independent

INTRODUCTION Normally for my Los Angeles and Orange County neighborhood blogs, I spend a day (two in the case of Highland Park) exploring and seeing as much as I can and then write about it. For El Sereno, however, I had two whole weeks to explore. I was house-sitting for a couple, staying in their 1959 … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring El Sereno, Last of the Independent

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