It Takes A Village: Garcetti’s LAND Visioning Workshop In Atwater Village

I spent my overcast Saturday afternoon with about 30 others in Atwater Village attending L.A. City Council President Eric Garcetti’s LAND (Los Angeles Neighborhood Dreams Initiative) visioning workshop at Atwater Crossing. I previously attended the Hollywood LAND workshop back in late January, but I wanted to attend this one for several reasons — I […]

Cerritos For Pulido

On Wednesday evening I headed down to the city of Cerritos to see my friend Mark Pulido get sworn in as member of their city council. He was elected in the March 8 election, where he was one of seven candidates vying for three seats in the at-large council. Not only did he […]

March EHNC Outreach Meeting

Tonight we had our East Hollywood Neighborhood Council Outreach Committee meeting at THAIs, Inc’s offices. We took recommended $1000 sponsorship of the Youth Art Pavilion at the upcoming Songkran Thai New Year festival on Hollywood Blvd, which will be on Sunday, April 3. We also looked over the estimates from Lacey Art Service for […]

A Brush With History

I’d have to say that my musical exploits has lead me to interesting places. Playing music and singing at funerals might be depressing or morbid to some but they can be inspiring events, especially when you get to know about the deceased’s impact on not only their family and friends, but the world. And […]

A True Soldier’s Final Salute

On Saturday, I attended the funeral of Faustino “Peping” Baclig, a beloved figure in our local Filipino community best known for spearheading efforts to lobby for recognition and equity for Filipino World War II veterans. He died on February 27 at age 89.

Many people in the Filipino community in Southern California have some […]