Reachin' Out at Imperial/ Wilmington

For the past couple months, I’ve been doing freelance outreach gigs for The Robert Group, a public affairs firm contracted by Metro to facilitate and do outreach for community meetings for some of their projects, such as the Westside Metro Purple Line subway extension (a.k.a. “The Subway To The Sea”). Another such project is […]

Showtime For The First Time - My First Lakers Game

On Friday, February 5, 2010, at the age of 38, I, Elson Trinidad, a lifelong resident of Los Angeles, attended my very first Lakers game.

And so marks another New Year’s Resolution (for the past several years) achieved. Yeah, it took a while.

Why so long? Well, many reasons. Most of you who know […]

Say You Want A Revo-lution - Hangin' Out at Revo Cafe in Atwater Village

Growing up in Los Angeles, as a teen, there was a dearth of places to go hang out in. My only choice back in the day was the Glendale Galleria. Today, there’s all sorts of places withing walking, biking and subway distance. It’s always interesting to see how the urban landscape has progressed over […]

A Neighborhood On Watch - Hel-Mel Businesses, Police Working Together

Following up on the January 21 meeting of Hel-Mel businesses following the 1/18 drive-by shooting on the corner, I organized a meeting that took place on Tuesday at Scoops between LAPD Rampart Division Senior Lead Officer Matt Zeigler (who was in training during the initial meeting) and the businesses,  to get them to voice […]