Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!!!

A belated but heartfelt wish for the new year. Thank you Grand Park (and the LA County powers that be) for hosting a public celebration that didn’t require a $30 cover charge that was easily accessible by public transportation. Sure there were some hiccups which hopefully will be improved upon December 31, 2014… but it really was a pleasure to ring in the New Year with 20,000 of my closest friends.

So, dear Grand Park, considering I’ve celebrated your grand opening, your first birthday, Dia De Los Muertos, I look forward to more Grand Park celebrations in 2014!!

Reynar Banham Loves Watts Towers

Reynar Banham Loves Watts Towers

Last night, the Echo Park Film Mobile screened “Reynar Banham Loves Los Angeles” on the grassy knoll in front of Watts Towers. The film was part of Echo Park Film Center’s summer series that screens classic films in cinematic locations across Los Angeles. I’ve seen Banham’s BBC documentary several times but wanted to see it with an audience…going to Watts Towers for the first time was an amazing added bonus. Continue reading

Echo Park Paddle Boats Return…

…and so do I!


It’s been several years since publicly-accessible paddle boats have glided through the waters of Echo Park Lake. The paddleboats and canoes sure were a sight for sore eyes on Saturday. And as the paddle boats return to Echo Park Lake, I too make a comeback of sorts — returning to the blogosphere. It’s been five years since I switched from blogging to microblogging (i.e. Twitter). Yet, I still find the need for longer reflections. Sure I could reflect privately, but the public nature of the blog provides a better discipline as well as keeping one’s technical skills sharp.