Virtual Sanity – The Rally To Restore Sanity and/or Fear L.A.

Saturday was the big day for Comedy Central TV hosts John Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s “The Rally To Restore Sanity and/or Fear” on the National Mall in Washington D.C. Though a few friends of mine made the trip over to the big event, a few folks here in town organized a satellite event, “The […]

What’s Happening On Vermont?

Some of my friends in the neighborhood have been asking me what was going on down Vermont lately, so I figured I’d blog about it.

Vermont Avenue has been closed since Wednesday evening to make way for the LAPD Rampart PAL Halloween Carnival this weekend (Carnival hours 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday; 1 […]

The PreSCidential Visit: Obama Speaks at USC

Yeah, I’ve met the President, and seen Barack Obama and Bill Clinton do speeches (as candidates only), but I’ve never seen any sitting President of the United States – do a speech. And how often does the POTUS get to speak at my alma mater? I had to go down to USC on Friday […]

Thomas Starr King Middle School To Become ‘Green’ Magnet

The Los Angeles Unified School District on Friday has approved Thomas Starr King Middle School to start an environmental studies magnet program in the Fall 2011 semester. The program will focus on sustainability and environmental education, also designed to prepare students for careers in the Green Economy workforce.

As not […]

Mini-Documentary: CicLAvia – Redefining the Streets of Los Angeles

Spent the past four days working on this mini-documentary on my CicLAvia experience last Sunday, editing, doing the voiceover and composing the music. Enjoy!

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CicLA Ye Shall Find

Wow. All I can say is, “Wow.”

Of course there are more words to describe CicLAvia, but that’s the first one to come to mind.

I was proud to have not only be one of some 100,000 participants, but I signed up as one of the goldenrod-shirted volunteers of the event. I got to […]

Reality Bikes: CicLAvia Comes To Life

Saturday, March 7, 2009 was a pretty memorable day for me. You wouldn’t believe me when I say it, but in the morning, I helped clean up the streets of Historic Filipinotown with boxing champ Manny Pacquiao, and in the evening I went on a bike ride with Tour de France champ Lance Armstrong […]

Cafecito Organico in Hel-Mel – Now Open!

East Hollywood’s newest coffeehouse, Cafecito Organico, is now open! The new Hel-Mel cafe, in the former City College Cafe (and previously Night In Tunisia) space on 710 N. Heliotrope opened for business today.

The establishment, which also operates a Silver Lake location just barely a mile east (on Hoover and Bellevue), specializes in self-roasted […]

Cahuenga Library Mini Clean-Up, October Edition

It’s the first Saturday of the month, and we’ve reached October already!

A few days ago I got an email from a Tanya Jung, who was the president of a “local community service club” who found out about our monthly mini clean-up events from the Big Sunday volunteer calendar. She said she would bring […]