CicLAvia #2: SEEK LOVE, YEAH!

It’s hard to believe that an entire six months had passed since the inaugural CicLAvia open streets event, but the first of three in 2011 had arrived on Sunday. Like the first one, it again used the 7.5-mile route from East Hollywood to Boyle Heights, but this time, there were at least 50% more […]

New Year, New Friends, New Beginnings

New Year's Brunch 2011, courtesy of David Weidman

It’s been exactly a year since this blog began and as with every new year, there’s a feeling of optimism and hope in the air.

So far, 2011 has gone off to a great start. I rang in the New Year at the Down and […]

CicLA Ye Shall Find

Wow. All I can say is, “Wow.”

Of course there are more words to describe CicLAvia, but that’s the first one to come to mind.

I was proud to have not only be one of some 100,000 participants, but I signed up as one of the goldenrod-shirted volunteers of the event. I got to […]

Piggypacking On A Concept – Zocalo Public Square

I attended my first Zocalo Public Square event this evening, hopping on the 94 Metro Local bus from Glendale, getting off at Ord Street in Chinatown and riding down a few blocks to The California Endowment‘s facility on Alameda.

Zocalo, named after Mexico City’s famous central plaza, is an ongoing public salon/panel dealing with […]

The Torrid Tale Of The Towed

After successfully evading it in 18 years of driving, my car got towed away for the first time on Thursday night as I was playing with members of my band for our Soul Barkada Lounge jam at the Downtown L.A. ArtWalk.

I arrived at the Spring Street venue at around 6:45 p.m., unloaded […]