Author: jtbbjoint

Another Perfect Day

South Pasadena’s Rialto Theater to Reopen!

If any of you have driven down Fair Oaks in the past, you’ll longingly drive by the Rialto Theater wishing it would reopen. As Frank Shyong of the LA Times reports, South Pasadena is getting its wish: Izek Shomof, a prominent redeveloper of older buildings in downtown Los Angeles, has purchased the historic Rialto Theatre in South…
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January 12, 2015 0

Lankershim Monument

Sitting auspiciously among the Hollywood Hills sits a landmark to one of the San Fernando Valley’s most important founders, James B. Lankershim. After inheriting 60,000 acres from his father, JB eventually sold a large portion of this land while developing the Southeastern corner of the Valley, such as Studio City, North Hollywood and Universal City.…
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January 6, 2015 0

Hollywood Freeway Follies

About a month ago, I included this pic of the LA Fitness off of Cahuenga being partially demolished for a Hollywood Freeway onramp. This was known to come for the nearby Barham exit, but Hailey Branson Potts of the LA Times elabortes: The southbound Barham Boulevard exit ramp is set to permanently close, probably in the coming…
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January 5, 2015 0

Pictures of the Year: Across Los Angeles

My first disclaimer, these aren’t all my best pics, but my roundup from the uncategorized. Don’t feel like I’m shortchanging you. That leaves most of the city. And then some. Here are my Los Angeles Pictures of 2014:   The dreamy entrance to the California Science Center   The sunset leaving Dodger Stadium behind.  …
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December 31, 2014 0

Pictures of the Year: Los Angeles Transit

It’s easy to take our train stations for granted. We try to zip in and out of them as fast as possible to get to our next destination. The funny thing about Los Angeles is that we have very artistic stations if you manage to look up. New York, Chicago or San Francisco cannot hold…
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December 30, 2014 0

Pictures of the Year: Downtown Los Angeles

What a year it’s been for Downtown Los Angeles. The renaissance is real and people are loving it. Here are some of my favorite shots I took over the last year:   The urban oasis of Grand Park.   Vintage LA hosted a special screening at the Million Dollar Theater City Hall reflecting off of…
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December 29, 2014 0

Los Angeles Pictures of the Week

Welcome to the last full week of 2014 Los Angeles! Luckily, people must have gotten a lot of photo gear, as there’s so many this week. Here’s some highlights: I’m debating whether this was taken from the Verdugo or San Gabriel Mountains:     The city of Los Angeles pic.twitter.com/AqqpYdrG2c — Los Angeles Pictures (@LosAngelesPic)…
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December 28, 2014 0

Rose Parade Preview

Here’s some early shots of Rose Parade floats. Remember: they only add the roses a few days before:   Dig Alert's "Do it Right–Call 811" Rose Parade float pic.twitter.com/yIRLyVs6We — Fiesta Parade Floats (@fiestafloats) December 26, 2014 China float for the Rose Parade 2015 is seen near the Rose Bowl Stadium in Los Angeles, the…
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December 26, 2014 0

Last Minute Los Angeles Centric Christmas Gift

I got “Los Angeles” as a Christmas gift a couple of years ago and I still continue to go through the pages. I still don’t get the german translation, but I’m working on it.


December 24, 2014 0

Should the San Fernando Valley get more Transit?

Bianca Barragan from Curbed LA sums up the San Fernando Valley’s beef with Measure R: “The Valley clearly has been shortchanged by Measure R,” City Councilmember and Metro Boardmember Paul Krekorian tells the Daily News, referring to the 2008 voter-approved measure to fund transportation projects with a half-cent sales tax increase. Metro’s considering asking for more money on…
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December 23, 2014 0