Los Angeles Thread #8: Strong and Prouty

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"maybe i will actually go to rhonda this time!" - me, literally every month

althea and (donna rouge), Thursday, 8 March 2012 22:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

i went once two years ago. i would drive down there for this but i can't. i'm pining i tell you.

Your Ample Girth Does Intimidate (Matt P), Thursday, 8 March 2012 22:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

imo the best ad campaign right now is the vid game controller turning into a happy turtle

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 8 March 2012 22:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

after two years of making do with soul night at the jackelope (no diss on it, lots of good times). xp

Your Ample Girth Does Intimidate (Matt P), Thursday, 8 March 2012 22:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

i absolutely would've gone to the last one w/ optimo if i hadn't been flat broke. i'm in not-much-better shape this time around, but still, harvey...

althea and (donna rouge), Thursday, 8 March 2012 22:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lincoln Park is the new Highland Park. Get in on the ground floor!

nickn, Saturday, 10 March 2012 06:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Boyle Heights

Luomas (admrl), Saturday, 10 March 2012 17:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like where I live, but I am worried it is gonna become all douchey

Luomas (admrl), Saturday, 10 March 2012 17:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Does anyone know a good bike RENTAL place in NELA/Pasadena?

Luomas (admrl), Sunday, 11 March 2012 18:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

From the Drive thread:

Angelenos or other, tell me about that concrete channel beloved of driving scenes in this and other movies. Is it just the course of the Los Angeles River? How come it's so empty of water? Can one normally drive along it? Would one need a lever action shotgun to blast through gates closing it off?

― ledge, Monday, March 12, 2012 10:28 AM (2 hours ago)

"marvellously inoffensive" (Eazy), Monday, 12 March 2012 20:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

The 1914 flood caused $10 million in damages throughout the developing basin and brought a public outcry for action to address the recurrent flooding problems. The following year, the Los Angeles County Flood Control District was formed. Early flood control efforts included some channelization and the need for reservoirs. Taxpayers approved bond issues in 1917 and 1924 to build the initial major dams. However, taxpayers were not willing to provide enough funds for substantial infrastructure downstream of the dams. After two more destructive floods in the 1930s, Federal assistance was requested and the Army Corps of Engineers took a lead role in channelizing the River. Channelization began in 1938, and by 1960, the project was completed to form a fifty-one mile engineered waterway.

Before channelization of the River, flood control projects and utilization of the River as a source of water changed the system of streams, wetlands, and swamps of the natural lands. Channelization provided flood control for the increasingly developed region and a consistent path for the River course. Today, the banks of the River are almost fully lined along its entire length. Only three portions of the channel bottom remain unpaved: through the Sepulveda Flood Control Basin in the San Fernando Valley, near Griffith Park through Elysian Valley where ground water levels prevent it from being paved, and at the River estuary in Long Beach where the River empties into the Pacific Ocean.

buzza, Monday, 12 March 2012 20:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

buzza, Monday, 12 March 2012 20:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

a long-term l.a. river revitalization project is underway:

http://www.lariver.org/

The Plan provides a 25- to 50-year blueprint for transforming the City's 32-mile stretch of the river into an "emerald necklace" of parks, walkways, and bike paths, as well as providing better connections to the neighboring communities, protecting wildlife, promoting the health of the river, and leveraging economic reinvestment.

love this song! :) especially his hair (get bent), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 00:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

They gotta call it the Low Line.

"marvellously inoffensive" (Eazy), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 02:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

OOOOoooo down for that.

Cunga, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 21:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

already have tix for sir richard bishop that night

althea and (donna rouge), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 21:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

i biked by this last night and got to see the robot!

http://laist.com/2012/03/14/man_arrested_in_hollywood_for_bogus.php

althea and (donna rouge), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hey guys

Are you excited that we have our own super big and important Biennial now?

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2012/03/hammer-prize-new-biennial.html

killa amc (admrl), Friday, 16 March 2012 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Does anybody know any good restaurants in Tarzana that aren't too expensive or spicy?

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Friday, 16 March 2012 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

i like coral tree cafe in encino (next neighborhood over). not too pricey.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/coral-tree-cafe-encino

the kids of boris midney high (get bent), Friday, 16 March 2012 20:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

special shoutout to bea's bakery in tarzana, which makes the best black & white cookies in town:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/beas-bakery-tarzana

the kids of boris midney high (get bent), Friday, 16 March 2012 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

aw, i know a couple folks in that biennial! exciting!

i know nothing about tarzana except that one of my coworkers is from there

althea and (donna rouge), Friday, 16 March 2012 21:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

tarzana is: (a) jews (b) people who aren't rich enough to live in encino

the kids of boris midney high (get bent), Friday, 16 March 2012 21:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

NYTimes discovers Long Beach.

http://travel.nytimes.com/2012/03/18/travel/36-hours-long-beach-calif.html

Ned Raggett, Monday, 19 March 2012 19:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

And of course, as a reference point:

As part of Long Beach’s push to become the most bike-centric city south of Portland, Ore...

Ned Raggett, Monday, 19 March 2012 19:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

LACMA's screening marclay's 'clock' this weekend, with free donuts across the street

althea and (donna rouge), Thursday, 22 March 2012 18:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

(gonna try to hit it up at some point)

althea and (donna rouge), Thursday, 22 March 2012 18:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

is that bar new? i never noticed it when i lived there. <3 yuengling but their website isn't doing a good job of making it look appetizing.

y'tulip, y'pea-brained earwig (donna rouge), Thursday, 29 March 2012 00:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think it is a new bar.

ralphs vons williams (get bent), Thursday, 29 March 2012 02:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

rip yellow aster mercantile company. when i lived in east hollywood, this was around the corner from me (jumbo's clown room was around the other corner).

http://la.racked.com/archives/2012/03/29/yellow_aster_mercantile_only_has_a_few_more_months_left.php

ralphs vons williams (get bent), Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Finally had some Yuengling when I was out in NYC. Pretty good, yeah.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 31 March 2012 23:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

L.A. is a great big freeway.
Put a hundred down and buy a car.
In a week, maybe two, they'll make you a star
Weeks turn into years. How quck they pass
And all the stars that never were
Are parking cars and pumping gas

og (admrl), Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Weeks turn into years. How quck they pass

og (admrl), Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

And all the stars that never were
Are parking cars and pumping gas

Yeah, poor Sergio, he just wanted to be a contract player at Paramount

og (admrl), Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's my fav part of that song

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's a mix of the "songs that conjure Los Angeles" thread with Steve Erickson's top 100 LA songs plus highly subjective adamrl insertions:

http://open.spotify.com/user/tulselupero/playlist/3N6OmFlmQmrjPwRuwOMiR3

Feel free to contribute!

og (admrl), Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't have spotify

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also it reminded me how bomb this is

og (admrl), Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

ohhhh poor ppp

og (admrl), Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

pppp

og (admrl), Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

All of these comps are so great too


og (admrl), Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's a mix of the "songs that conjure Los Angeles" thread with Steve Erickson's top 100 LA songs plus highly subjective adamrl insertions:

http://open.spotify.com/user/tulselupero/playlist/3N6OmFlmQmrjPwRuwOMiR3

i may have just played "malibu" twice.

eyes of dora maar (get bent), Thursday, 5 April 2012 23:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

and i knewwww
love would tear you aparrrrt
and i knewwww
the darkest secret of your hearrrt

eyes of dora maar (get bent), Thursday, 5 April 2012 23:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

exploding art!

EXPLOSIONS: Head to The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA for the opening of Cai Guo-Qiang: Sky Ladder, the first West Coast solo exhibition of Guo-Qiang's work. It will feature his new works that include what Cai is best known for—outdoor explosions and gunpowder drawings. The exhibition will open with an outdoor explosion event "Mystery Circle: Explosion Event for The Museum of Contemporary Art" on the exterior wall of The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (facing Temple Street) at 7:30 pm. The exhibit will run until July 30. Check out this entry on the MOCA blog to read more on the artist and the exhibit.

eyes of dora maar (get bent), Saturday, 7 April 2012 23:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyone else going to Swervedriver tonight?

Reality Check Cashing Services (Elvis Telecom), Sunday, 8 April 2012 00:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyone doing CycLAvia?

og (admrl), Sunday, 8 April 2012 00:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

cicLAvia happens the day i fly back to LA :/

y'tulip, y'pea-brained earwig (donna rouge), Sunday, 8 April 2012 07:23 (2 years ago) Permalink


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