A Night with the Stanley Cup

On Monday, the Los Angeles Kings made history, garnering their 45-year-old franchise’s first-ever Stanley Cup championship , and the first hockey championship in Los Angeles.

On Wednesday, I was all set to go to the Dodgers-Angels game when it was announced the 2012 Stanley Cup Champs will be there and bring The Stanley […]

WaBa Grill Opens in East Hollywood

For the past couple months, I’ve been observing the vacant storefront in the shopping plaza on the northeast corner of Santa Monica and Vermont. It’s the westernmost storefront, on 1134 N. Vermont, which for years – every since I could remember – was a Los Burritos restaurant.

But it was cleared out some […]

The Tour and The Guardians

I did my first of four summer excursions of East Hollywood Saturday as part of LA Commons’ ‘Trekking LA” neighborhood tours. Hollywood Patch gave my tour some love this morning and featured it on the front page.

I took a small group of folks through Thai Town (even running into my friend Wanda’s Six Taste […]

Take a Tour of East Hollywood this Saturday!

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Here I am giving a tour of East Hollywood during LA Commons' Found LA Festival, October 2011.

I wear many hats, and one of them is tour guide. Or rather, neighborhood docent.

I’ve been involved with the nonprofit organization LA Commons for the past 5 or so years. They do wonderful […]

A Look at the Bicycle Kitchen’s New Digs

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Back in February, the Bicycle Kitchen announced it was seeking a new home after outgrowing its Hel-Mel location after some seven years (In fact, it was both Bicycle Kitchen cook Somerset Waters and I who coined the name “Hel-Mel” in the Fall of 2005 after we did some brainstorming for identifying that part of the […]

Venus If You Will…

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Today was the day of the long-awaited Transit of Venus across the face of the Sun. I made sure to get my errands done (like voting for Tuesday’s California primary election) before 3 p.m. so I can enjoy this astronomical event that won’t happen for another 105 years.

I dug out […]

On the Virtues of Volunteerism

This morning I addressed around 100 Los Angeles Public Library volunteers and staff on the virtues of volunteerism at a Volunteer Recognition Breakfast at the Pio Pico-Koreatown Branch Library. More on this at the CahuenGardeners blog!

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