Bumper To Bumper

Here's damage on the front bumper of my car: Note paint scratch, bent license plate frame and indentation on upper right hand corner of license plate frame.

A funny thing happened to me while I was posting agendas for the upcoming EHNC Youth & Education Committee Meeting.

Having biked […]

Some Work To Do

I’ve been asked by The Robert Group to help them do community outreach and canvassing on a sewer rehabilitation project along Vernon Avenue in South Los Angeles (which I just happened to visit not too long ago). If you recall, last year, I helped them do outreach for a community meeting they organized for […]

A Bass-ive Outpouring Of Love For The New Congresswoman

In between work on Sunday I was able to attend the swearing-in ceremony of freshman Congresswoman Karen Bass at Robert F. Kennedy Community School in Wilshire Center.  Attended by over 600 dignitaries, community activists, friends and constituents alike, it was a massive outpouring of love and a celebration of one woman with a long-standing […]

The Other Kind Of Hollywood Dreams: Garcetti’s LAND Visioning Workshop In Hollywood

The thing with having friends and contacts in your City Council office means that it’s going to be difficult to ignore an event from them. Such as the case on Saturday, where it was hard for me to avoid attending L.A. City Council President Eric Garcetti’s District 13 Hollywood LAND (Los Angeles Neighborhood Dreams […]

Celebrating MLK Day In Leimert Park

The Compton HS Marching Band marches down Vernon Ave at the end of the Kingdom Day Parade.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Everyone can be great, because anyone can serve.”  Many people nationwide commemorated his birthday holiday by spending some time doing service to their community.

Of course, I spend several […]

LACC Golf Range Meets A Less-Than-Majestic End

A decade-long episode between L.A. City College, a golf driving range operator and the community finally comes to an end this week as crews complete their demolition of Majestic Golf Land.

The $6 million driving range opened in 2003, the result of a public-private partnership plan to create revenue for the then-cash-strapped community college […]

Take Action! Oppose the 50% Cuts In Graffiti Abatement!

The Los Angeles City Council will vote on Wednesday, January 12 whether to slash the City’s graffiti abatement budget by up to 50 percent to ease the current budget woes. The proposal comes from a recommendation from the City’s Council’s Budget and Finance Committee.

Yes, we are in a budget crisis, but we’re going […]

Operation Pothole? More Like Operation Butthole!

These two never got filled over the weekend. Neither did the other two I called in last week…

Last week, I blogged about Operation Pothole – the City of Los Angeles’ highly-touted endeavor to fill thousands of street potholes following our recent rains – and was even excited to call 3-1-1 to report […]

Cahuenga Library Mini-Cleanup, January Edition

Today we had our first Mini-Cleanup/Gardening of 2011 at the Cahuenga Branch Library, with seven volunteers pitching in this morning.

I was joined by Monthly Mini-Cleanup veterans Damon and Guia Wood, along with local resident Amanda who first joined us last month, and her friend Amy, from nearby Silver Lake. Later on Eric Moore […]

‘Save The Library’ Saves Itself

I recently got an email from a Ben Fuller-Googins  from the Librarians’ Guild, the union representing workers of the Los Angeles Public Library system, which, as you know, has undergone severe service cuts the past year. Ben emailed me asking how he can speak at the January 24 East Hollywood Neighborhood Council meeting regarding […]