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Mimosas on the Terrace


Street art, Silver Lake, @ The Dirt Floor


"Wanna try Korean taco or Vietnamese taco?" Downtown Art Walk isn't much about art. It is more about condoms, food trucks, and "feeling like New York"--to wit, simulating urbanism.

The raid on Club 907 have caused hutesium et clamor among immigration rights advocates.

The DWP is reducing the incentives for homeowners and businesses to convert to solar power. That doesn't sit well with a lot of people here who want to realize full conversion benefits, and a movement is afoot to push back against the cuts. Zine sides with the DWP, but the rest of Council is shaky or opposed to the DWP's recent actions. Koretz says the cuts "will devastate the program" that the Mayor's DWP has been selling us since he's been in office.

The Airport Commission is starting to look like LA's new Coliseum Commission. Plans are afoot to develop the Bradley terminal to an extent that air traffic controllers won't have a good look at what goes on behind it. The controllers call the development plans "unsafe."

Maestro Dudamel did not get good reviews outside of LA, but that matters little to the former fishwrap of record, who now put forward an editorial saying "You go, dudes" to the Phil for bringing concerts to theaters.

Micro-planning can become even sillier than City planning: the Mid City West Neighborhood Council wants to dictate to Trader Joe's what it can and can't sell. This is what happens when planning trickles down to the neighborhood level, and it is what can happen when your neighborhood council has a say in local schooling too.

Elsmere Canyon, spared.