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Bike rider asks “Speed Racers” to slow down on the L.A. River Path

Bike rider asks “Speed Racers” to slow down on the L.A. River Path
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Kevin is a bike rider from Echo Park who looks forward to taking early evening rides with his girlfriend along the Los Angeles River Path between Elysian Valley and Griffith Park. But some of his recent rides along the river have been marred by other cyclists he refers to as “Speed Racers,” the Lycra-clad bike […]

It’s off to the archives and more

It’s off to the archives and more

Love writing to you, truly I do.  But this week I’m off  doing some research.  I’ll be giving a talk at The Blacker House on June 26.  It’s one of the At Home Series Event coordinated by Pasadena Museum of History. I’ll primarily be talking about some of the earliest days of Pasadena via the […]

Will flags flutter this Memorial Day on the Glendale-Hyperion bridge?

Will flags flutter this Memorial Day on the Glendale-Hyperion bridge?

Photo by Clinton Steeds/Flickr Memorial Day came and went last year without any American flags waving from the Glendale-Hyperion bridge as they have in years past. Last year, the city lacked the money to install the flags on the span linking Atwater Village and Silver Lake in time for the holiday, explained a spokesman for Tom […]

Firefighters snuff out brush fire near Elysian Heights

Firefighters snuff out brush fire near Elysian Heights

Firefighters this afternoon quickly put out a grass fire that burned less than an acre near Stadium Way and the 5 Freeway.  The slow moving blaze that broke out in thick brush around 2 p.m. took about 40 minutes to extinguish, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. No injuries or damage to structures was […]

Glassell Park school holds Comedy Lounge fundraiser

Glassell Park school holds Comedy Lounge fundraiser

Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts will hold it Big Night Out Comedy Lounge fundraiser on Saturday, May 19 at its Glassell Park campus. Here are some details of what to expect: The event will take place this Saturday, May 19th, doors open at 6:00pm. Admission is $40, which includes a live show featuring […]

Silver Lake Jubilee unveils final music line up

Silver Lake Jubilee unveils final music line up

 Family of the Year to play at Silver Lake Jubilee The Silver Lake Jubilee today announced a final line up of more than 70 musical acts and artist that will perform on six stages during the Memorial Day weekend. With the Sunset Junction Street Fair collapsing into bankruptcy court, the Silver Lake Jubilee has been […]

The candidates at the Forum

The candidates at the Forum

There is something in the lighting of the Crawford Family Forum at KPCC that just doesn’t balance the great sound that exists in that auditorium.  They were each very focused on what they were about to say and were animated when they shared their thoughts.   That having been said, here are the candidates for […]

May graduates

May graduates

The first week of May was filled with events that had to do with Cinco de mayo.  In part because of recent work by Dr. David Hayes-Bautista.  His work, El Cinco de Mayo, An American Tradition, recently published by University of California Press, adresses a question that often comes up every year.  Why is Cinco […]

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, Highland Park & Silver Lake

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, Highland Park & Silver Lake

Artist suffers fatal stroke as he prepares for final exhibit at Highland Park gallery.  L.A. Times Occidental College elects its first Native American student body president.  Oxy News Renovation of Boyle Height’s “haunted hospital to begin next month. L.A. Times & Previously on The Eastsider An $800-a-month Silver Lake rental any kid would love.  Curbed […]

Mother’s Day Brunch 2012

Mother’s Day Brunch 2012

At a certain point Mother’s Day changes meaning.  Well, perhaps not for everyone, but it has at the Martinez/Grimes household. Sharing our time with Leia and her favorite past time is a great way to spend a laid back morning.  Yogurt is good for the coat and tasty, too.  Then there is time for portraits […]

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