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 […]

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 […]

I Voted

I voted today. No, that's not me voting, but you get the picture.

Unlike some candidates, I actually vote in all of the elections (okay, so I probably missed some obscure special election for the State Board of Equalization several years ago) and have obligated my duty to do so as […]

Thomas Starr King Middle School To Become ‘Green’ Magnet

The Los Angeles Unified School District on Friday has approved Thomas Starr King Middle School to start an environmental studies magnet program in the Fall 2011 semester. The program will focus on sustainability and environmental education, also designed to prepare students for careers in the Green Economy workforce.

As not […]

My Old School: Still Learning At Ramona Elementary

Nearly 27 years after I graduated from Ramona Elementary School, I discovered I’m still learning there.

On Thursday I met with new Ramona principal Jim Hum, as part of my continuous implementation of the EHNC’s East Hollywood Junior Neighborhood Council program (described here in a previous post), as well as our Community Curriculum program […]

Lockin' In Lockwood

I braved the heavy rains to finally meet with Lockwood Elementary School principal Andrea Donahoo on Wednesday, along with Paula Dominguez, one of the school’s staff member – a meeting that had been delayed not once but twice last week, mainly due to District business the principal had to adhere to. We talked about […]