Archives for: Art

Echo Park Art: SUPER iam8bit’s Opening Night Extravaganza

A line of attendees — spanning the sidewalk from Mohawk to Rosemont on Sunset Blvd. — waited patiently during iam8bit’s Opening Night extravaganza last Thursday, August 11th.  Luckily, yours truly was on the “first name only” VIP list (by sheer luck and coincidence). And, what a sight to behold!  The art show quietly drew more […]

Farewell 2-BAD! Vintage, Hello Weed Lollipops?

For those who frequented 2-BAD! Vintage, the next door neighbor to Tribal Cafe in Echo Park, you may be surprised to find a marijuana dispensary in its place.  The retro store specializing in furniture, knickknacks, accessories, and clothing of yore is on vacation until January 2012. Medicine Man Collective, creatively named, is the new kid […]

$250,000 Reward for Bryan Stow Beating Seeks Recipient

With 300 generous billboards strewn across Los Angeles promoting a $200,000 reward — predominantly around Elysian Park, Dodger Stadium, Historic Filipinotown, and Hollywood — for the March 31st Dodger Stadium beating of Bryan Stow, it’s a marvel that no one’s claimed the cash prize, which the LAPD reports as an escalated $250,000. Launched May 17, […]

L.A. Dodgers, Gang Fan Base & Pride of the City

I love the Dodgers, Dodger Stadium, and the L.A. summers dedicated to watching a game — cold beer, peanuts, hot sun above, Dodgertown swag, nighttime fireworks for the lucky — so I extend a generous applause to LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, the LAPD SWAT team, and the parole agent responsible for the recent arrest of […]