Flora and Fauna: Visit to the Vet; Some More Cahuenga Plants

I had one of those Saturdays where I was seemingly anywhere and everywhere; it began at the Pasadena Hilton where I sand the U.S. and Philippine national anthems for the Filipino martial arts tournament event at the Pacific Media Expo and ended in the Valley where I caught the Manny Pacquiao vs. Antonio Margarito […]

So I Started My Own Native Plant Garden…

Having gotten into this California native plants thing, and not on the heels of last week’s Cahuenga Library Fall Planting event, I decided to start a little native garden of my own this week…

I started with these three plants I bought at Matilija Nursery:

From left: Coffeeberry, Cleveland Sage and Hummingbird Sage.

Then […]

A Call for Responsible Banking

On Monday night I attended an action rally meeting in support of a proposed Responsible Banking Ordinance for the city of Los Angeles, organized by LA Voice PICO, a multidenominational, faith-based group advocating social justice issues. Over 800 people representing various churches, synagogues, temples and mosques from across Los Angeles gathered at Church of […]

Cahuenga Library Fall Planting!

EHNC Vice President Eric Moore, EHNC Public Safety Committee member J.D. Brown and friends help plant Blue Festuca grasses at the Cahuenga Library.

The day has finally come for Saturday’s Cahuenga Library Fall Planting event. Much less pressure and more low-key than our Big Sunday event, yet a lot of preparation […]

Shopping For Natives

This is a long way from East Hollywood…

Spent the day doing shopping for tomorrow’s Cahuenga Library Fall Planting event, buying native plants and seeds, taking me all sorts of places.

The first place was a nursery off in Moorpark, in Ventura County, some 55 miles away, past suburban shopping centers, tract homes […]

What I’ve Been Up To – Fall Planting

Been busy organizing a Fall Cleanup/Planting/Seeding event at the Cahuenga Library. Six months after our Big Sunday beautification event, we’ve come to spruce up and expand the garden a little more. We’ll have a simpler event, with a smaller volunteer pool, but hopefully just as great of a result nevertheless.

Plus, I finally finished […]

On The Verge Of The Village

I was selected recently as one of around  a dozen community members on a steering committee for the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative‘s (LANI) Virgil Village corridor project. The project was established in the mid-1990s during Richard Riordan’s mayoral administration as one of several neighborhoods that could qualify for beautification grants. Virgil Avenue between Melrose […]

I Voted

I voted today. No, that's not me voting, but you get the picture.

Unlike some candidates, I actually vote in all of the elections (okay, so I probably missed some obscure special election for the State Board of Equalization several years ago) and have obligated my duty to do so as […]