Author: jtbbjoint

Another Perfect Day

Ciclavia – The Heart of LA

If you were able to manage the heat, Ciclavia was another edition in a long line of great events.  Before the official starting time, Mayor Eric Garcetti got things started technically in East LA city limits just across from  the Cinco Puntos Memorial.  Also on hand was Councilman Jose Huizar and County Supervisor Gloria Molina,…
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October 6, 2014 0

Milt Olin Ride Follow Up

It’s already been two weeks since the ride, but it seems like it’s been months.  I have to say the ride was a success with all the media coverage it received.  With the three foot law just hours old, at least people are becoming aware that cyclists are allowed to have a stake in the…
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September 18, 2014 0

Robin Williams Addendum

Firstly, if you haven’t read my initial column, it can be found here. One thing I forgot to mention in my story was an encounter I had with Robin Williams about ten years. I went to a late improv show at the Upright Citizens Brigade on Franklin. If you’re familiar with the scene, a lot of…
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September 3, 2014 0

UCLA Flood: 24 Hours After

No boots needed! I was pretty shocked like the rest of us yesterday with the images coming out of Westwood.  I spent a great deal of time  having a hand in the development of the UCLA, so I had to take a look for myself. While we are fortunate that no one was hurt, the…
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July 30, 2014 0

Everyone’s Favorite Anomaly: Nick Metropolis

There are few things in Los Angeles that surprise you. We have everything, but sometimes we forget what we have. We’ve all driven down La Brea and  been fascinated by the colorful sights of signs, furniture and statues of yesteryear, but felt too embolden to our cars to step out. Have I ever done this?…
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July 10, 2014 0

LACBC’s 14th Annual LA River Ride

If you’re like me, you want to go places and see things. If it’s by bike, then all the better. I’ve been looking forward to the LACBC River Ride for quite some time. I do the Griffith Park to Elysian Valley segment on a weekly basis and the lower LA River portion may not be…
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June 24, 2014 1

Photo Diary: A Sunday Staycation in Downtown LA

Southwest tries to embed the theme: “Want to get away?” The answer is yes. Please yes! Take me away from this awful sham of a life! I think ideally, we’d like to end up on a Corona themed beach, but we always don’t have that amount of time. My wife had the Monday off, which…
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June 18, 2014 0

Great Streets for Los Angeles: Bring it!

Great Streets or Greater Streets? That’s the question. I went to Garcetti’s presentation on short notice because who doesn’t want something more than just good streets? I must have looked excited enough, that they let me ramble on television! It was actually the first time I saw our Mayor speak in person and I have…
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June 6, 2014 2

Hayden Tract brought to you by Eric Owen Moss

Architects want to do all sorts of wacky things. They are artists like any other who want to stretch the boundaries of their craft. At the same time, they are probably the most limited of this field having to deal with the constraints of high costs, tastes of their clients and making buildings functional. If…
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May 29, 2014 0

Alhambra: Place of Pride

Los Angeles contains many pockets of homes that are large and ornate, yet seem livable. Hancock Park, San Marino, Pacific Palisades and Pasadena comes to mind as places where the variety and character of the residences masks some of its opulence. Beverly Hills on the other hand, seems to be more of a showroom for…
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May 9, 2014 0