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 […]

Just Another Day In The Neighborhood: Thai CDC Retreat, Library Gardening

Not as frenetic as last Saturday, but this Saturday was a day of much community activity (So what’s new?)…

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Thai CDC Strategic Board/Staff Planning Retreat

Saturday morning was spent at the Hollywest Apartments’ multipurpose room as Thai CDC had the first part of its board and staff retreat. As […]

Garcetti’s LAND Double-Whammy (Part 2): East Hollywood Visioning Summit

Our Council President does The Robot. Just kidding; he discusses the LAND process.

Just an hour after this morning’s Los Angeles Neighborhood Dreams Initiative (LAND) Summit for Echo Park and Historic Filipinotown, The party moves west to East Hollywood’s Kingsley Elementary School, where about 20 community members came to participate in CD13’s series […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do You Love East Hollywood?

Showin' some love for the community.

Tonight at the EHNC’s Outreach Committee, I brought up an idea to have “I [heart] East Hollywood” bumper stickers made as a way to stimulate community pride and promote the neighborhood council. After all, today was Valentine’s Day, and what an appropriate way to express one’s love […]

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 […]

Bumper To Bumper

Here's damage on the front bumper of my car: Note paint scratch, bent license plate frame and indentation on upper right hand corner of license plate frame.

A funny thing happened to me while I was posting agendas for the upcoming EHNC Youth & Education Committee Meeting.

Having biked […]

LACC Golf Range Meets A Less-Than-Majestic End

A decade-long episode between L.A. City College, a golf driving range operator and the community finally comes to an end this week as crews complete their demolition of Majestic Golf Land.

The $6 million driving range opened in 2003, the result of a public-private partnership plan to create revenue for the then-cash-strapped community college […]

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 […]