Category The Far Corners of LA

My Adventures with the LA Explorers Club – Garden of Eden the Devil’s Gate

This Sunday I joined the Los Angeles Explorers Club with my friend, Mary, on an intense bike ride through the Arroyo Seco.  I’ve been wanting to check out one of their curated rides since I heard about the group earlier this year.  Their rides explore the history and culture of the city, and delve into […]

4th Annual Clitoral Mass – 8/1/2015

Last Saturday, I joined the Ovarian Psycos and dozens of other women for the fourth annual Clitoral Mass ride.  This is LA’s largest bike ride organized by and for women.  It was a great afternoon of camaraderie and promoting social justice through bicycling. I arrived early at Olvera Street, where the ride was meeting.  Bike […]

Ear Bud Security

On most Fridays, I do a quick happy hour with my co-worker and her boyfriend to kick off our weekends.  Afterwards, I will head over to another local spot to meet friends, or take the subway straight home.  As I queue up my iPod when we part ways, her boyfriend always calls out the same […]

Submissions Open for the New Urbanism Film Festival 2015

Are you a film maker exploring topics of bicycling, architecture, or some other aspect of the current urban renaissance?  The New Urbanism Film Festival is now taking submissions for the 2015 festival through June 30th. For three years now, NUFF has been showcasing films that feature the city as a cultural hub.  If you’ve got […]

Under the 6th Street Bridge

Last Sunday, I made the difficult decision to pass on CicLAvia, one of my favorite LA institutions, to bask in a piece of local history while it’s still around: the 6th Street Bridge. The historic 6th Street Bridge, which goes over the LA River, was opened in 1933.  It’s iconic concrete pillars and steel arches […]

This Tuesday: Best of New Urbanism Film Festival 2014 Screening

This coming Tuesday, March 24th, you will have your chance to see all the short films and performances that took home an award at the 2014 New Urbanism Film Festival in Los Angeles.  If you missed the festival last year, now is your chance to see the best entertainment relating to urban planning, architecture, health […]

This Saturday: Women Bike, Women Lead

Attention all lades! On February 21, join other women-identified cyclists for the Women Bike, Women Lead ride. The ride meets at Grand Park at 10:00, with the guided group ride leaving at 10:30. The ride will head down into South LA and will come back to Grand Park by about 2:00. The ride is expected […]

Finding a Way Home After the Phone Battery Dies

Smartphones are the Swiss Army knives of green commuting.  With a smartphone, a commuter can find out when the next bus comes using the Metro app.  Google Maps will generate the best route for bikers, walkers or metro riders.  Ride sharing apps like Lyft and Uber will bring a driver to your location to give […]

CicLAVia as Seen Through My Eyes: South LA, 12/7/2014

Sunday afternoon was CicLAvia, the event where streets are closed to vehicle traffic as a celebration for bikes, skateboards, and non-motorized vehicles. Sunday was the first time the event was thrown in South LA. I did the ride with my friends, Skippy and Samantha, and we had a blast! We met up at my place […]

CicLAvia – South LA – 12/7/2014

This Sunday is the next CicLAvia event, and the first in South LA.  The route will connect Leimert Park to Central Ave. via Martin Luther King Blvd., and will be open only to bike, skate and pedestrian traffic.  Hubs will be located along the route that include various events celebrating the neighborhood culture and will […]