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 […]

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 […]

Cahuenga Library Mini-Cleanup, September Edition

Being Labor Day weekend, there was predictably a smaller volunteer pool this month for the Cahuenga Library Mini-Clean Up, with the dedicated Damon and Guia Wood helping out. And the weather was rather warm, too. But fortunately we only had a smaller task at hand. The mound of garbage that usually piles up next […]

Cleaning Up The Library, August Edition

Today being the first Saturday of the month, it’s once again time to tend to the Cahuenga Library Botanical Gardens for our monthly mini-cleanup of our 94-year old LAPL branch‘s grounds!

This being August, I wondered if Summer weather might be a deterrent for people, but apparently so far this […]

The No Facebook Experiment : Day 6

No Facebook For A Week: Day 6: Saturday, July 3, 2010

Text Contacts with FB Friends: 2 Email Contacts with FB Friends: 2 Telephone Contacts with FB Friends: 1 In-Person Contacts with FB Friends: 1

Jumped right out of bed and did some gardening. The Cahuenga Library Botanical Gardens group had our monthly “mini-cleanup” […]