Friday, March 13, 2015

Presidential Visit and Marathon Time in Los Angeles

President Barack Obama will be in Los Angeles on Thursday and Friday, with various road closures.  Plan ahead and give yourself lots of time to travel on those days.

Sunday is the Los Angeles Marathon - with record breaking heat! 
Marathon organizers have moved up the race's start time by 30 minutes because of the expected heat.
The start time for the race is now set for 6:55 a.m., when a temperature of 64 degrees with a humidity of 40% in downtown Los Angeles is expected. By the time the first runners make it to Santa Monica — likely between noon and 1 p.m. — the temperature is expected to have reached 80 degrees.

It will be a great event in the City, but keep in mind that traffic issues will likely  impact all of us.  Here's a link for the Marathon street closures.

Some extra fun -- On Friday night, 124 spotlights will be set out along the Marathon route and shining upwards. To everyone who's running in the Marathon this year, good luck!! 

Friday, March 6, 2015

All Star Chef Classic and Salt and Straw -- Yum Yum!!

All Star Chef Classic - Mar. 11-14. 

Are you a foodie, or do you just like good food?  Either way, this is a great event!

The four-day foodie event brings together some of the world’s most celebrated chefs to cook in a 

“Restaurant Stadium” and “Chefs Tasting Arena” in downtown Los Angeles. Dazzle your taste buds 

during the “French Masters Dinner,” “Grill & Chill” and “Cuisine for the Cure” events. LA Live, 800

W Olympic Blvd., downtown.

Ice cream fanatics are flocking to the recently opened Salt and Straw (240 N. Larchmont Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90004), as the lines stretching out the door will attest.  The Portland, Oregon favorite is housed in a charming-looking place staffed by super friendly counter wizards who serve up sweet temptations like California Peaches and Lemon Crumble, Sea Salt Caramel, and Avocado and Strawberry Sherbert.   Lots of odd and delicious flavors too, to tempt your tongue.  Definitely worth checking out!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

LA Metro Coming to the Crenshaw Corridor

The Crenshaw/LAX Line is an under construction mass-transit light rail line project to construct a new 8.5-mile light rail line through southwest Los Angeles. The line will run generally north-south and will connect the Crenshaw District and Leimert Park to Inglewood and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The line will be a part of the Los Angeles County Metro Rail System. When completed, it will run from Jefferson Park in the north to El Segundo in the south with a projected ridership of 16,000.

The project is being planned by Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). The project has been given high priority by Metro in its long-range plan.  Metro began pre-construction in July 2012.  Heavy construction began in June 2014 and initial revenue service projected to begin by 2019.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Tarfest 2014

Free art and concert at the La Brea Tar Pits.  FREE!  Plus, restaurant dining, food trucks, kits activities and silent auction.  A great annual event!

5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Saturday, September, 20, 1-8pm. 

2014 Los Angeles Historic Neighborhoods Conference

Join the Los Angeles Department of City Planning and the Los Angeles Conservancy for a day of interactive workshops and networking with historic preservation experts and community stakeholders to learn more about how to protect the unique character of Los Angeles’ historic neighborhoods. The theme of this year’s conference is SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES and the event is open to anyone interested in historic districts and neighborhood conservation. The day will culminate with walking tours of Windsor Village, Country Club Park, and Wilshire Park Historic Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZs). The conference will take place at Wilshire United Methodist Church, a designated City Historic-Cultural Monument.
SaturdayOctober 18, 20148:30am – 4pmWilshire United Methodist Church4350 Wilshire BoulevardLos Angeles, CA 9001
REGISTER BYOctober 1, 2014$25 Early Registration Fee$30 Fee, after October 1$35 Fee, At the Door
For more information, go to

Thursday, June 20, 2013

CicLAvia Bicycle Event - Ride down Iconic Wilshire Boulevard with No Cars!

Wilshire Boulevard will be closed on June 23 from 9 am to 4 pm for CicLAvia - a bicycle and pedestrian event open to the public and free of charge  ( ).

Registration is not required and there is no starting or ending point along the route. There will be six miles of car-free, open streets and participants can join at any point along the Wilshire from Grand Avenue downtown to Fairfax Avenue - open to pedestrians, strollers, bikes. There will be Hubs with a street fairs on Wilshire from Curzon to Fairfax and near Wilshire and Western. There will be crossings at La Brea, Western and Vermont.

The event is coupled with Iconic Wilshire Boulevard, part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. Initiated by the Getty it will include programs about the architectural history of Wilshire Boulevard including radio broadcasts by architectural commentator Edward Lifson which will be available for download as free podcasts. The radio series will tell stories that run quickly through Wilshire’s beginnings as a long path through a barley field in 1895, through its pre-WWII boom years to focus on the modern era and new projects.