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 […]

The Road To Big Sunday: Unloading Day

One year ago today, we did our successful Big Sunday event at the Cahuenga Branch Library, and now we’re heading toward another. Just a block away from the Library is Lexington Ave. Primary Center, where I took the U-Haul cargo van onto the school campus and got to unload the mulch, water and t-shirts […]

The Road To Big Sunday: D(istribution)-Day!

A Big Sunday volunteer loads in the water bottles into my rental cargo van at the Distribution Day activity at Universal Studios.

It’s May already, and that means Big Sunday Weekend is just around the corner!

Today was Distribution Day, a day where Big Sunday project captains pick up their event supplies from […]

Writing East Hollywood History

Santa Monica Blvd, east of Vermont, circa 1954. The Cahuenga Branch Library can be seen right of center (From USC Digital Archives)

I’ve never thought of myself as a historian. I’ve always been interested in history, particularly local history, and I’ve always been an active writer…but never a historian.

But oftentimes, you grow […]

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 […]

Picture A Native Garden Here

A mostly-barren strip of dirt along the front entrance of Lexington Primary Center.

This morning I met with Lexington Avenue Primary Center principal Paula Kurilich for a site tour of their campus, with the goal being how the community can help beautify it. I had told her we were looking for prospective Big […]

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 […]

February EHNC Youth & Education Committee Meeting: Raising “L”

We had our first proper EHNC Youth & Education Committee meeting tonight, with all four members in attendance. Our committee unanimously voted to recommend the endorsement of the March 8 City election’s ballot Measure L to the EHNC to help our City’s troubled library system by raising the amount allocated to the LAPL from […]