Cahuenga Library Mini Clean-Up, May Edition

Today wasn’t only another Cahuenga Library Mini Clean-Up, but the one-year anniversary of the native plant garden at the Library. So I went out to European Baking Co. on the way to the Library on Santa Monica Blvd and got a small red velvet cake for the volunteers.

I got to water the plants […]

Cahuenga Library Mini Clean-Up, April Edition

We had another mini-clean up at the Cahuenga Branch Library today, but I was mostly not there. Having been assigned to do some onsite Social Media reporting for the Council District 13 office at their LAND Summit in Echo Park, I only was present at the cleanup at the beginning and at the end […]

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 […]

Cahuenga Library Mini-Cleanup, February Edition

Almost ready to bloom – The Cleveland Sage out in front.

We had a small but loyal group of four people clean up the Cahuenga Library today – all of us veterans: Damon and Guia Wood, Amanda and myself, now branding ourselves as the “CahuenGardeners.”  The amount of trash was moderately low, save […]

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 […]

New Growth For The New Year

Verbinas come into bloom, thanks to the December rains.

After several days of rain the past few weeks and an unprecedented amount of December rainfall this month, I decided to check up on the Cahuenga Library Botanical Gardens to see what’s new. Being that this is the growing season for California native plants, […]

Library Mini-Clean Up: Go Cahuenga, It’s Yo’ Birthday!

Today was the Cahuenga Library Mini-Cleanup, and we had six volunteers show up, including Amanda, a local resident who found out about the cleanup though this blog (Hi, Amanda! :)).

There was a large amount of trash that we had to do, though it was still manageable for six people to take care 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 […]