As I write this the Colby Fire has grown to well over 125 acres. Friends in Azusa are under mandatory evacuation orders. A friend just tweeted that 2 folks were in custody for this ARSON fire. ABC7 Tweeted just now its 3.
Tweet that 3 have been arrested
WTF..as if we don’t have enough to worry about these assholians are out there starting fires putting so many at risk. Read the rest of this entry →
1,520 DUI Arrests by LA County Policing Agencies Dec. 13-25
A couple of weeks ago I posted a warning that DUI check points were going to increase this year as the various local law enforcement agencies got Federal Grants to up enforcement. Yikes…up over last year by 95 arrests. AND New Years isn’t here yet. Save yourself the hassle and HUGE expense and get a destignated driver, use AAA Tipsy Tow, call a taxi, use the UBER app, use METRO, but don’t get behind the wheel as its not worth it.
In my corner of L.A, as well as the whole city there will be a huge increase in DUI Checkpoints starting this tonight through New Years. The press releases with details after the jump. Read the rest of this entry →
The movement is gathering momentum. Some of the major local media has picked it up. In short the Monday Night Mission is organizing the protest in response to discussions based on neighborhood proposals to ban feeding the homeless in Los Angeles. In short a bunch of gentrifying NIMBY’s somehow think banning the feeding of the homeless will end the problem and remove them from their neighborhood.
Do contact your local council person and tell them to vote NO on this proposal. Contact Mayor Garcetti as well and ask him to kill the discussion.
Somehow, somewhere, things have gotten out of hand in the Hahamonga Watershed area nestled below JPL and abutted by LaCanada and Altadena/Pasadena. After many community meetings, a questional EIR and just plain upset folks it looks like the plan to completely dredge out and obliterate every living thing is moving forward. An important natural recreation and wildlife spot will be lost if they move through with their plans.
Concerned citizens are being asked to gather on either side of the dam for a holding of the hands protest. It will take place on Saturday 12/14/2013 at a11AM. Full details on where to meet up is on the flyer you can click to embiggen. There is a FB page with more information on the protest as well as the plans by L.A. County Public Works to dredge and expand. MAP HERE
Hat tip to Ed Padgett long time friend of blogging.la for this bit of news. I can’t help but wonder if Scrooge taken over the hearts and minds of L.A. city council? Recently the issued a ban on feeding the homeless. Yes, charities, people with big hearts and do-gooders in general will be banned from feeding the homeless even though their acts cost the city nothing. A protest is planned at 4PM on 12/14 at the Intersections of
Just a little idea. One that maybe L.A City Council can wrap its warped little head around. Homelessness and the hungry aren’t going away soon. Rather than limit or prohibit the charities and the like from helping the homeless and hungry they work with them to find a solution. Maybe centralized into the warming shelters in place and it wouldn’t cost us if they do the work.
A big lump of coal to each of them for hitting those in need below the belt this time of year.
The Holidays are here and with all of our festivities comes drinking. Unfortunately not every one has a designated driver which often leads to tragedy. L.A. County Sheriff has some DUI enforcement nights already set aside to help catch the drunks before they can cause an accident. The press release with important dates and locations after the jump. Read the rest of this entry →
American Sabor opens on Saturday Nov 16th at Cal State University LA with a huge open house. Its an exhibit on loan to CSULA until February 6 2014. The Exhibit is here are part of a grant from Ford Motor Company. The exhibit left me speechless. Yes, I knew some of the famous names, but I never knew until touring this exhibit the depth that Latin Music, its flavor or sabor has influenced all of American Music.
More importantly this exhibit has a portion dedicated solely to the contributions of Angelenos, specifically East LA in the 1990s. That will be part of the permanent collection at CSULA when the Smithsonian moves on loan to its next city. Famous Angelenos starting with Desi Arnaz and flash forward to Black Eyed Peas I was amazed, outright blown away with the influence Latin music has had on pop music, hip hop, jazz and other genres. Other artists of note that are showcased in the exhibit are Alice Bag, Los Lobos, Los Illegals, and Quetzal. Read the rest of this entry →
Just a sample cocktail...I' haven't been there yet
I got a follow on twitter that got my attention instead of rapid fire delete just a bit ago. It was from The Phoenix Bar promising no bottle happy hour. I was intrigued and after a quick visit to their web site…wow the prices and hours for this “happy hour” are down right amazing for Beverly Hills.
Three Dollar, yes $3, beer wine and cocktails. Plus what sounds to be classic steak frites to go with it if you are so inclined.
Anyone been? Should I nab a DD and venture into the city for a sampling or just wait until I’m in the neighborhood?
The Phoenix Bar, 14 N La Cienga, Beverly Hills 310-289-5925. Map HERE. Happy Hour Daily,5pm-9pm.
I really don’t apologize for the snarky image and the meme that has made the rounds on fb the last few days. It does bring awareness to the issue of breast cancer in a fun way. Celebrate your healthy bazoombas and set them free for the day. All us guys will appreciate the effort and gesture.
Kidding aside, if you want to donate to the research for a cure go HERE or HERE.
I’ve suggested in the past folks visit Griffith Park for a view of the hills and the sign. Its not up close and personal but it gets the point across without disrupting the lives of those that live close to it. It certainly doesn’t put folks at risk with life and limb from that vantage point.
Tourists aren’t going to go away. And that I suppose is a mixed bag. The L.A. Times article has one resident suggesting the city post armed check points to keep tourists out of the neighborhoods. Thats just a tad excessive. What would you suggest to help the problem? Where would you suggest they go so as not to interrupt traffic or cause damage to peoples property for that great shot?
Snapcious iPhone Safari set - click to embiggen or visit
I was a fun day and the time there was over before I knew it. Posts a plenty will come from the event. We started at the Grand Central Market and worked our way down Broadway with a jog through the fashion district and back to where we started. The Safari was led by Mack Reed and Yael Swerdlow two journalists with a passion for their game, Snapcious and for the city. Read the rest of this entry →
KNBC has the full story HERE. I understand the voters passed a law limiting the number of dispensaries and where they can go. What I don’t understand is why the dispensaries that are outside those parameters don’t find new locations and operate legally. Can anyone explain it?
The best quote in the story is from the attorney representing the dispensaries that got their notices to appear in court because they are outside the parameters. ”You can’t just shut down a business because you don’t like it,” he said.
Well, yes, legally there are ways you can do just that. Pasadena, Monrovia and a host of cities have ordinances that ban outright the dispensaries, limit smokes shops and the old “head shop”. Challenges have failed and Prop D is likely no different. Actually Prop D didn’t outright ban, they left a window open for some shops to operate legally with some guidelines. Not sure what the deal is here as they’ve had months to find a new space and relocate. Read the rest of this entry →
I just got this alert from the LA County Sheriff via nixle. Apparently there’s more than a sucker born every moment out here in the SGV and other areas service by SoCalEddy.
The short version of the scam is that a caller calls someone, tells them their power will be shut off if they don’t immediately pay their bill via a prepaid debit card. Yes, a prepaid debit card that the scammer sends the victim out to get, then gives them the info needed to use it. Goes without saying you hangup and report the number used to contact you to the police with the details of what they wanted you to do. Common sense says that you would go to your nearest SCE office or their web site to make an immediate payment, but common sense flew out the window long before they picked up the phone. Sad.
I heard about it on the news this morning and did a quick Craigslist search and found one post on point. Seriously, women are selling positive home pregnancy tests. The purpose…to trick guys into marrying them.
Vile and disgusting.
And sweetheart, if you need to trick a guy into marrying you, is it really “love” or just some desire not to be alone? Any guy that needs to be tricked really isn’t the catch you imagine, if he were and love was part of the equation, which it should be in my book, then he would have “popped the question” What you are doing is plain evil. Doesn’t even address what happens in 9 mos when you are supposed to pop one out.
I find the preggo selling positive dipsticks for this purpose a vile and disgusting waste of human flesh. As reprehensible as this post is I still obliterated your phone number and address, consider it a favor.
screengrab of the rude awakening this morning - click to embiggen
Imagine my horror this AM when my phone started buzzing and ringing and I wasn’t even awake yet. Didn’t know what was making my phone buzz, ring and vibrate so violently. I stumbled out the kitchen and saw the Amber Alert. Didn’t even know there was a Boulevard, CA until now.
This isn’t the first Amber Alert I’ve been rudely awakened too, but my first here In CA. The first was not quite 4 weeks ago while I was in Vegas and Nevada Highway Patrol saw fit to alert everyone, even non-residents of the alert.
I know from my FB feed that at some point during the night all of my friends got such a message to their phone. I’m not sure what I think about being pushed Amber Alerts, especially at all hours of the day. What’s your thought on the idea of 24/7 push notices on Amber Alerts? Is it good use or abuse of technology?