Songkran, Songkran, Gonna Get Down On Songkran…

Sunday afternoon was spent at a great community tradition for the past eight years on the first Sunday of April: the big Songkran Thai New Year Festival on Hollywood Blvd, between Western and Normandie avenues, in Thai Town.

“Songkran” translated does not mean “New Year,” but refers to the first month of the […]

What’s Happening On Vermont?

Some of my friends in the neighborhood have been asking me what was going on down Vermont lately, so I figured I’d blog about it.

Vermont Avenue has been closed since Wednesday evening to make way for the LAPD Rampart PAL Halloween Carnival this weekend (Carnival hours 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday; 1 […]

Goin' Down To FPAC, Gonna Have Myself A Time: The 19th Annual Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture in San Pedro

This past weekend was the Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC), an annual festival on the second weekend of September that has been a tradition in the local Filipino American community for 19 years. And Filipino American in the truest sense, as it was and still is organized by second-generation, American born/bred Filipinos, […]