Category The Far Corners of LA

Preparing LA for Sustainable Growth

What does your utopian version of LA look like for the future? Architects Thom Mayne and Eui-Sung Li shared their vision on June 27th with their presentation Future LA: 99% Preservation and 1% Densification at the Hammer Museum in Westwood. They have a plan for densifying 1% of land along the Wilshire corridor to accommodate […]

Five Years of Car-Free Living

June 21st was the first day of summer in the northern hemisphere. It was also a solstice of sorts for me: it was the five year anniversary of living car free! Taking the plunge to get rid of my car nearly didn’t happen. The very day I posted an ad on Craigslist to sell my […]

Remembering Phillip

I decided to buy that succulent I saw today at the market. It’s beautiful. It has a hint of purple to it, and the water beads on it in such a lovely way. It may not be the original plant he gave me, but I’ll always think of Phillip when I see it.

Why I Marched in Women’s March Los Angeles, Part 3: First Amendment Rights

I believe it was not a coincidence that the authors of the Constitution gave the 1st Amendment top billing. Our right to free speech, a free press, and right to assemble are the backbone of what makes us a great nation.    I’ve been appalled by how our new president regards the press and those […]

Labor Day Travels via Surfliner

I approached Labor Day weekend with no plans.  I have had a lot going on, so I was looking forward to being productive around the house and relaxing.  But then at the last minute, some friends invited me to Mexico for the weekend. My friends drove down on Friday while I was working.  Now how […]

Opening Weekend of the Expo Line Extension

The Expo Line extension opened this weekend, after years of anticipation.  Los Angeles finally has a rail line connecting downtown all the way to the beach for the first time in 63 years! Not only will the Expo line help weekday commuters avoid the chaotic 10 freeway, but it now allows SoCal residents to expand […]

Expo Line Extension Opening Weekend

The day is finally upon us!  The Expo Line extension will open May 20th , finally bringing rail service from downtown to the beach. To celebrate, Metro is providing free rides on the Expo line beginning at noon on Friday, and all day on Saturday.  There will be community events at the new stations from […]