A No-Go For The Final Coco

Energized and inspired by attending Monday’s “I’m With Coco” rally in support for embattled Tonight Show host Conan O’Brien, I decide to give it one last and final shot by attempting to line up for standby tickets for Friday’s last and final show. After all, I had nothing scheduled until 8:30 p.m. on Friday, […]

My Old School: Still Learning At Ramona Elementary

Nearly 27 years after I graduated from Ramona Elementary School, I discovered I’m still learning there.

On Thursday I met with new Ramona principal Jim Hum, as part of my continuous implementation of the EHNC’s East Hollywood Junior Neighborhood Council program (described here in a previous post), as well as our Community Curriculum program […]

All's Not Well in Hel-Mel?

About two dozen businessowners, residents and other stakeholders of the Hel-Mel Bicycle District (a.k.a. the corner of Heliotrope Drive and Melrose Avenue) got together on Thursday morning at Scoops to discuss ways to deal with the drive-by shooting that shook up the corner on Monday afternoon.

According to witnesses, sometime after 4:30 p.m. on […]

Hey look, I'm in the news: EHNC election article (Los Angeles Independent)

I was quoted in an newspaper article on the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council election, which was published in the Los Angeles Independent today. I found my copy safely protected by a plastic bag, waiting for me on my driveway on Wednesday night.

The article announced the names of 17 candidates, which will appear in […]

Lockin' In Lockwood

I braved the heavy rains to finally meet with Lockwood Elementary School principal Andrea Donahoo on Wednesday, along with Paula Dominguez, one of the school’s staff member – a meeting that had been delayed not once but twice last week, mainly due to District business the principal had to adhere to. We talked about […]

Not In The Running!

I will not be running for re-election to the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council Governing Board. […]

Loco for Coco!

Make no mistake about it, I consider myself a diehard fan of Conan O’Brien. I watched his first Late Night With Conan O’Brien back in September 1993, participated in the first-ever online forum (the alt.fan.conan-obrien Usenet newsgroup), got to interview him for an article in the USC Daily Trojan in my college days, and […]

Sing, Work, Sing

This morning at church we wrapped up the Christmas season by observing the feast of the Epiphany, where I got to sing my arrangement of “The First Noel” with the choir at St. Agatha’s. That despite my coughing and sinus issues I’d been wrestling with for much of the past week, although more annoying […]

Back in the O.C.

Happy Palindrome Day

Today is 01-02-2010, which are the same numbers forwards as they are in reverse, so Happy Palindrome Day, at least here in the United States. Most of the world will celebrate it on 1st February, 2010.

So I find myself back in Orange County, as the gateway sign along the […]

Hello, world!

Welcome to my blog– No, too plain. Greetings, ladies and gentlemen– Nah, too formal. Hi everybodeee!!!- Um, let’s just get to business.

Today is January 1, 2010, Happy New Year and Happy New Decade. As you can see, starting a blog was one of my resolutions, so here we are. Instead of the long […]