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 […]

A Piece of Information

A Piece of Information

The heat wave has broken, and we’ve all gotten back to work. Fewer beach trips, vacations over, barbecues past. Just last week I was on a mad hunt for an air conditioner, and when I learned that there were none left to buy in the […]

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 […]

The City Prolific: Weekend Events August 10 – 11

Apologies for my silence the last two weekends. I was in Hawaii on a research project. Posts on Honolulu and Waikiki coming soon. Here in LA, this weekend looks like most summer weekends – outdoor screenings all across town. SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 Cinespia presents Cabaret […]

The City Prolific: Weekend Events July 20 – 21

Man, summer in LA is the best. We saw the Psychedelic Furs in concert for free last weekend, in the heart of downtown. It was cool. Like, one of those moments where you look around and realize how happy you are, and how lucky. SATURDAY, […]

The City Prolific: Weekend Events July 13 – 14

The City Prolific: Weekend Events July 13 – 14

Last weekend was one of beaches, pools, bicycles, bikinis, and barbecues. Biked up the coast from Manhattan Beach to Venice, swam in the ocean, swam in a rooftop pool, and barbecued in our little backyard.  This weekend will likely be a little more urban (and […]