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Things only Angelenos will understand

11:51 am in Blogging (in) LA, Fictional LA, LA, Which Side? by frazgo

The palm tree...iconic L.A., click to embiggen

OK…I’m at a bit of of loss on this one. This link was sent to me by a PR firm for a realty company in the Bay Area, a part of the state that for reasons I’ve never understood, hold us with great disdain.  The LIST isn’t entirely accurate and certainly missed out on a few biggies about us that are more truthful and enlightening on our own idiosyncrasies.  Race you to the 405?

What’s missing from their list?  What needs to be added?  Deleted?

Pic by me taken with the trusty old che-ez snap, a .2 megapixel toy camera.  Arty ain’t it?

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Sierra Madre Tattler uncovers, literally, City Council Candidate selfies

2:26 pm in Blogging (in) LA, LA bloggers, Politics, San Gabriel Valley by frazgo

click to embiggen...sophomoric goofing around

I’m not quite sure where to start with this. Background maybe? Noah Green is/was a candidate for City Attorney council for Sierra Madre. So far so good. Sierra Madre is a quiet, staid little bedroom community.   Here he went astray.  He referred to the locals as “townies” which ruffled a few feathers. Then they saw his facebook page. Sierra Madre Tattler was on the story.

Before long this story exploded and likely cost Noah his shot at winning the election.  3 images surfaced and appeared on the Sierra Madre Tattler, before long his selfies, as childish and sophomoric as they were, became big news. Big enough that the Tattler opines it cost him the election. (Complete story and pictures here, mildly NSFW)

My question to you, with the exception of the nudie in the hammock, should this poor exercise in judegement be enough to cost him the election?  Or would it have been funnier if he got his dangly bits caught in the open loops of the hammock?

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Militant Angeleno explains how the ‘burbs got their names

12:40 pm in Blogging (in) LA, LA bloggers, People, Which Side? by frazgo

Militant Angeleno logo - click to embiggen

I believe it was Raymond Chandler who described Los Angeles as “40 suburbs in search of a city” back in the 40′s.  He was wrong there were 88 in Los Angeles County alone and Militant Angeleno took the  time to catalog them and explain how they got their names.  His post “88 suburbs in search of their names” went live today.  Its an easy read that is both informative and entertaining.

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LA vlogger Austin Null is a Agent for the Fiesta Movement

8:30 am in Blogging (in) LA, Driving, Entertainment, LA bloggers, Transportation, Twitter by frazgo

It bears repeating, you meet the coolest people blogging.  This time around it was LA vlogger Austin Null an Agent with the Fiesta Movement.  The Fiesta Movement is a social media program with Ford that gives folks who blog and vlog 2014 Ford Fiestas to take on missions, adventures if you will, and do posts about the cars they are given. It involves monthly missions from when they get the car in April until the program ends in December or January of next year.

I met up with Austin recently here in Culver City at Fullscreen where he is a “Social Engagement Strategist”.  He also blogs and vlogs with his own YouTube channel.  Austin is a recent transplant to the Los Angeles area living in the West LA area.  The Fiesta Movement has given him missions that have allowed him to explore more of L.A and sunny SoCal. Read the rest of this entry →

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SGV Bloggers picnic Saturday…all are welcome to attend

9:18 am in Blogging (in) LA, Events, Food & Drink, LA bloggers, San Gabriel Valley by frazgo

5th annual sgv bloggers picnic

click to embiggen

Do you write a blog?  Like to read blogs? Like to meet the folks behind a blog?  Well then this annual event is made for you.  There are usually a few dozen local bloggers there and their groupies (not including each other).

This is the 5th annual held at this park, but if you have followed me on blogging.la for a while you will know that we, a large diverse group of us bloggers in the SGV, have been getting together since ’07.  This picnic got going when it was determined we needed to do it annually in one location and blogger Timothy Rutt of the Altadenablog got it all rolling for us.

This is a pot luck affair so bring a tasty bit to share with the group.  Don’t be surprised if it gets blogged too.

Deets: March 30, 2013, 11AM – ???, Farnsworth Park,568 Mt Curve Ave, Altadena, CA 91001  MAP HERE

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L.A. Auto Show opens today and what to expect.

3:58 pm in Blogging (in) LA, Downtown, Driving, Events, Transportation by frazgo

Ford World 2012 LA Auto Show

Ford World 2012 LA Auto Show, click to embiggen

So much to talk about so will try to bring it down to a Reader’s Digest condensed version.  I will also try to bring you up to date as well as what you missed during Press Days which were this Wednesday and Thursday.

First of all, if you are looking for exotics fuhgetaboutit, there are none.  The entire class is represented by Galpin’s stock of Aston Martins.  Very nice cars, but not the boat load of Ferraris, Lambos and Rolls of years past.  That’s what happens when the L.A. show grows so big with a focus on green cars it alienated that fun bunch of fantasy cars. Read the rest of this entry →

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Militant Angeleno explains how to jump the LA Times Paywall

6:51 am in Blogging (in) LA, LA, News, People by frazgo

Not happy with the LA Times decision to set up a paywall limiting you to content on the LA Times Web?  Blogger and ever diligent lover of all things LA has a way for you to overcome the paywall limits and is explained entirely in his post HERE.  Happy reading.

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Shit People Say in LA…the video

11:17 am in Blogging (in) LA, LA bloggers, Media, People, Which Side? by frazgo

I’m guilty of more than a few.  You?  I particularly like the dig about moving to the West Side…a place I barely know as there is simply no easy way to get there from where I live and there is never any parking.  There, I said it.

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Blogging.LA Holiday Giving: Its a Wrap!

9:33 am in Blogging (in) LA, Seasonal, Social issues by frazgo

jingle bags

gift bags for the neighbors all loaded and ready for delivery

Over the course of the last week or so we’ve given you ideas for Holiday giving.  These represented a variety of ways to give to charities and causes near and dear to us.

A list of those ways to give back a little of yourself to L.A.:

Of course it is never too late to chime in with you own ideas for giving back to the community in the comments here.

 

 

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Blogging.LA Holiday Giving: Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

7:55 am in Blogging (in) LA, Seasonal, Social issues by RobNoxious

I’m going for the obvious here, but I don’t care.

Kids. Sick kids and their families.

Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and Orange County are pretty much tops at what they do. And what they do is help sick kids, not just to feel better, but to feel like they can and will grow into normal, healthy adults, instead of some outcast, freakshow survivor of childhood illness. And that last part is worth a lot.

Go to www.chla.org for more info.

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Blogging.LA Holiday Giving: Five Acres

9:08 am in Blogging (in) LA, Events, Holidays, Seasonal, Social issues by frazgo

5 acres logo

5 acres logo

Five Acres is a child services organization in Altadena that specializes in helping abused kids.  It started in 1888 as an orphanage for Los Angeles County and today has grown to include full service to families where child abuse and neglect is an issue.  They have been creamed with the loss of government and private grants as the economy has tanked yet the kids needs has not changed.  They are in need of financial assistance now more than ever.

I apologize for the late notice but they are in need of help with their “Holidays and Family Angels” program.  They have a deadline of today to help if you can.  What they need is volunteers to adopt a family of 2-10 members and provide them with Holiday gifts.  If you can spare the extra right now this is a great way to bring a little joy to the season for a family.  More information can be had on this program by contacting Danielle Barr at 626-798-6793 ext 2250 or emailing her at dbarr@5acres.org

For more information visit their web. Other contact information on the group: Five Acres – The Boys’ and Girls’ Aid Society of Los Angeles County,760 W Mountain View St.Altadena,CA 91001, (626) 798-6793

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Blogging.LA Holiday Giving

9:13 am in Blogging (in) LA, Seasonal, Social issues by frazgo

Christmas

Christmas in full swing in my 'hood

Over the next several days the writers here at Blogging.LA will be sharing with you ideas to help those in need in the Los Angeles Area.  We will cover a variety of ways to help from charities to causes that we hold near to our hearts.  And giving doesn’t have to be monetary, it can be your labors, your gifts in kind even raiding your pantry to help others out.  You don’t have to be religious either, much of what we share will strike a cord at least with your humanist and spiritual side.

Of course, feel free to jump in on the comments with your favorite charity or cause that needs a little extra help this time of year…include links where possible so others can help if they are so inclined.

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Militant Angeleno does Hollywood Blvd for Halloween

5:56 am in Blogging (in) LA, Hollywood, LA bloggers, Seasonal by frazgo

Its hard to pick out what is “normal”  Hollywood Blvd weirdness vs regular stuff on Halloween.  A few more in costumes and begging to be photographed videoed for free is probably the only difference. Its sort of Halloween Light compared to the insanity that is WeHo but it is subway easy and still festive enough.  His original blog post HERE.

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Chance to win tickets to a Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas Premiere

5:43 pm in Blogging (in) LA, Contests, LA bloggers by frazgo

John Cho and Kal Penn

John Cho and Kal Penn as Harold and Kumar

The folks over at 8 Asians is running the contest.  Pretty simple rules you ask a question of John Cho and Kal Penn, they’ll read them, answer them and pick a winner.  All the details HERE at the 8 Asians post.  Its very important you ask the questions on their post as they won’t be looking here.  Seriously, ask the actors not the character (like my knuckle-headed kids insisted on).

While you are at it take a look at the 8 Asians blog.  They look at numerous issues, serious and humorous that affect the Asian American community.  The humorous ones are the most fun, but its all good.

Just a simple plug and we are cross posting with permission.  As well as using their publicity photo with permission.

 

 

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Blogging (in) LA: Nutty Nomads

10:15 am in Blogging (in) LA by Chris Corning

Nutty Nomads

Perhaps this one would be more accurately described as “Vlogging” (in) LA, but I think it still applies. I had the pleasure of meeting the Nutty Nomads at the Kalbi Burger Challenge, and have been planning to write them up ever since. Their LA-based videos cover a variety of cultural events and popular attractions, such as the Japanese Obon Festival, Ciclavia, and the San Diego Zoo. (Okay, so they’re not all LA-based videos, but it’s still entertaining!)

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