Tag Archives: Hoff the Beaten Path

I’m Running for Public Office!

Yes, it’s true! I’m officially running for a board seat as an At-Large Resident Representative of the Wilshire-Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council. I’ve decided it’s time to take my advocacy work to the Council to make a direct impact on my community. Koreatown is a unique neighborhood in LA—it’s situated at the junction of several rail […]

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 […]

Why I Marched in Women’s March Los Angeles, Part 2: Rape Culture

Most of us seemed to have a triggering moment in our new president’s campaign that cut a little too close to the bone. For those of us who oppose him, his hateful rhetoric was always bothersome. Of all the foul things I heard him say, the worst for me personally was hearing the leaked Access […]

Why I Marched in Women’s March Los Angeles, Part 1: My Experience

Rain came down hard the day of the Presidential Inauguration. The rain and wind on that Friday felt fitting. I made a joke that if I was a religious person, I would probably think that the rain was God’s tears. That was the only joke I could muster all day. It was hard to laugh […]

Photos: Opening Day of Metro Bike Share

Metro rolled out its bike share service today, and DTLA got rolling!  Check out some pictures of the new Metro bikes.  They look great and are functionally designed. Have you taken a ride yet on one of the new Metro Bike Share bikes?  Tell us about it! All photos by Christian Meola