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14 Tax Day Drink Specials

14 Tax Day Drink Specials

Happy Tax Day! We made it this far. Now it’s time to drink. Several bars in in Los Angeles are offering drink specials to celebrate either giving our money to the government, or getting it back. The 1933 Group – proprietors of LA’s key vintage-style […]

The City Exposed: Western and Fountain on Foot

The City Exposed: Western and Fountain on Foot

The distance from my home in East Hollywood to Malo in Silverlake, where I had dinner plans on Saturday night, is 2.6 miles. Too far to drive, by LA standards. But by walkable-city standards? Reasonable. So, I walked. I haven’t walked Los Angeles – I […]

Thank Gods, We’re Getting a New Beverly Center

Thank Gods, We’re Getting a New Beverly Center

What excellent news: The Beverly Center, aka one of LA’s worst design nightmares, is getting a revamp. The most aggravating aspect of the current Beverly Center is its lack of pedestrian access. The shopping mall sits on the upper three levels of the eight-story building. […]

Je Suis Ici

Je Suis Ici

Je suis à Paris. After a thirteen hour over-night flight on which I did not sleep a wink, I arrived at Charles de Gaulle airport with a fifty-pound suitcase, a fifteen-pound shoulder bag, and a head both heavy with fatigue and soaring with excitement. I took […]

Mom’s Apartment

Mom’s Apartment

1618 Vista Del Mar reads a hand-written note tacked to the bulletin board above my desk. I only write notes by hand. I had a roommate once who would type notes – reminders, to-do lists, quotes – and then color childlike borders on them with […]

Weekdays

Weekdays

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I drive to Pacoima, in the San Fernando Valley. From Hollywood, it’s only 15 minutes in good traffic. I teach theatre at a charter school there twice a week. The air is hot and dusty in Pacoima, the streets are wide, […]

The City Prolific: Weekend Events October 5 – 6

The City Prolific: Weekend Events October 5 – 6

As minor signs of fall tease us Angelenos with the notion of seasons, my posting of The City Prolific will become less frequent. Festival season has wound down, the outdoor screenings are over, and after Halloween, there just won’t be as much going on. This […]

The City Prolific: Weekend Events September 21 – 22

The City Prolific: Weekend Events September 21 – 22

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 Made in LA  Ride III: LA River Edition Pickles, surfboards and all things bikes! Enjoy a ride along the LA River and learn about places that manufacture and create goodies in LA.  This expedition, open to all cyclists, will pedal through and […]

The City Prolific: Weekend Events September 14 – 15

The City Prolific: Weekend Events September 14 – 15

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 Grand Park Presents: E.T. Extra Terrestrial I’m sure I don’t need to tell you how well this movie holds up. It’s funny, touching, weird, and heartbreaking. And it cemented, early on, my love of Reese’s Pieces. Go downtown and watch those bicycles […]

Heat Wave (Summer isn’t Over)

Heat Wave (Summer isn’t Over)

Though the summer season may be rolling to a close, our summer weather has no intention of cooling itself down. In time for FYF and the Los Angeles County Fair, our temperatures have skyrocketed. I, for one, appreciate any reason to get outside of my […]