Author: jtbbjoint

Another Perfect Day

May Day is MAYDAY for Intense Dodger Fans

It’s May Day! May Day! Which can only mean one thing! I don’t know. Who really celebrates May Day in the strictest sense? If you’re like most people, you hear it as one word and think PANIC! Particularly, like the type in the movie Airplane. May 1st elicits a lot of questioning, like “It’s May? Aren’t…
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May 1, 2014 0

To cleanse us from Sterling, we must remove the Clipper name!

I write a blog about Los Angeles. Mostly, I cover the places and history that formed us. It is not a career for me, but I do it only because I love this city so much. I also know a lot about sports. So much so, I used to cover it in a previous life.…
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April 29, 2014 0

Our first designated landmark: The Leonis Adobe

Grasping our local history is no easy task. Our city is so wide and urbanized that coming across our origins takes some initiative. If you grew up in Los Angeles, most likely you’ve been on a field trip to Olvera Street. It’s a nice place to start, with many buildings spanning the 19th century. At…
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April 25, 2014 0

The Miniest of Los Angeles’ Libraries

What builds community? Interaction. Here in Los Angeles, there is no proper formula how to pull this off with such a wide variety of urban landscapes. There is one universal truth: it cannot be done in a car. It must be done on foot, whether at our coffee shops, town meetings or just walking around…
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April 17, 2014 0

Los Angeles CENTRAL Library

It’s fairly easy to dismiss our library system.  With all the information now available at our fingertips, who needs books?  With the demise of Barnes & Noble and the like, there seems to be a greater divide. I admittingly was one of those cynics.  As I needed more resources to study, the library seemed like…
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April 7, 2014 0

Distinctive look at Los Angeles #1

When you’re driving around as much as we do, at the moment you expect it least something will catch your eye. Sometimes, you might even drop your cellphone. I kid. I’ve been able to explore a variety of back channels here and there thanks mostly to the use of my bike. If I’m not in…
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April 1, 2014 0

Alvarado Terrace

I make no secret about it. I love older Los Angeles. It explains who we are. Even as freeways has cut apart neighborhoods, sent people outward and changed demographics, many of our buildings still remain. If you’re looking for a street filled with a slew of landmarks, there are very few places that can match…
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March 27, 2014 0

Biking to the valley guide – Part 1(Westside edition)

I’ve logged a lot of miles over Mulholland. So much so that I can properly spell Mulholland now. In the hunt for the most efficient route to the valley, I’ve tried every route possible. One thing for certain is you’re going to do some climbing. There are varying degrees of grade and elevation, but for…
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March 11, 2014 3

The prettiest block in Los Angeles: 1300 Carroll Avenue

As the “eastside” enclaves of Echo Park and Silver Lake become the hotbeds of activity, you would think there is very few places to hide among the hipsters.  Needless to say, this is Los Angeles and there is always something to discover as long as the new Google maps try to confuse us. Nestled at…
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February 28, 2014 0

Let the Olympics return to their birthplace: Los Angeles

“Citius, Altius, Fortius” I’ve heard of the Greeks. From what I know, they used to be naked and compete in tickling competitions. I may be wrong about that, but I can be pretty accurate without doing any research. In my mind, the Olympics were created here in Los Angeles. Sure, athletes from other countries used…
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February 19, 2014 0