Ouch. The Bike Accident.

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On my way home from the Glendale Bicyclist and Pedestrian Count, just yards after passing under the Sunset Bridge on the Myra Avenue  bike lane in Silver Lake, I got into a minor bike accident.

Basically, I hit some rough pavement, lost control and flet towards the curb, hitting my nose on the exposed […]

Come, Mr. Tally Man: Doing the Glendale Bicyclist and Pedestrian Count 2010, Part 2

Continuing on Wednesday’s efforts to count bicyclists and pedestrians on San Fernando and Los Feliz for the Glendale Bicyclist and Pedestrian Count 2010 , I returned to the intersection today, a much warmer day, riding my bike four miles from home through Los Feliz to the intersection. Joined by two other men, Sean and […]

L.A. Times Article Highlights Cahuenga Library, Branch Cuts

Got an email from Julia Griswold from the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council who shared a link to this article in today’s Los Angeles Times that talks about the recent cuts in service to the L.A. Public Library system affecting youth patrons, while their lives face other distractions, such as midnight video game launch events.

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Piggypacking On A Concept – Zocalo Public Square

I attended my first Zocalo Public Square event this evening, hopping on the 94 Metro Local bus from Glendale, getting off at Ord Street in Chinatown and riding down a few blocks to The California Endowment‘s facility on Alameda.

Zocalo, named after Mexico City’s famous central plaza, is an ongoing public salon/panel dealing with […]

Come, Mr. Tally Man: Doing the Glendale Bicyclist and Pedestrian Count 2010

Last year I helped my friend and neighbor, Colin Bogart, who heads the City of Glendale’s Safe and Healthy Streets program, in tallying the intersection of Columbus Drive and Riverdale Avenue in that city for the Glendale Bicyclist and Pedestrian Count 2010..Armed with a clipboard I counted the number of pedestrians […]

Garcetti Hosts Planning Town Hall in Silver Lake

After being bombarded for weeks by my friends who work at the Council District 13 office (as well as friends who have no direct connection with Garcetti or the district), the day has finally come: The CD13 Planning Town Hall at Mayberry Elementary School in Silver Lake. The purpose was to meet the new […]

Torrid Tale Of The Towed: The Epilogue

Today was the final day of paying that $80 parking ticket I got back when my car got towed on the night of August 12 in Downtown L.A. Surely, I had the option to pay online, or by phone, but there was a $2 “Convenience Fee” for making such a transaction via credit card. […]

Streets For Feet – Hollywood Community Studio’s Open Space Experiment

In conjunction with Friday’s Park[ing] Day L.A., the Hollywood Community Studio closed off Hudson Avenue north of Hollywood Boulevard and turned it into a pedestrian plaza on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I didn’t have the time to check it out on Friday and I totally slept on it Saturday, so I […]

Plant[ing] Day

Even though this wasn’t the first Saturday of the month, I went to the Cahuenga Branch Library today to plant my adopted salvia spathacea (Hummingbird Sage) from yesterday’s Park[ing] Day festivities in the back entryway of the Library. Having discovered the Office of Community Beautification finally retrieved their tools we borrowed since late April, […]

Tak[ing] In Park[ing] Day

Today was Park[ing] Day LA,¬† the local version of an international event where street parking spaces are converted into makeshift, guerrilla-style open space for a number of hours for the day. The purpose of the event is to create a dialogue to call attention to the fact that more space in cities is dedicated […]