Days of Light Traffic.


Days of Light Traffic Normally, in the morning, the cars start traveling bumper-to-bumper in Van Nuys, and indeed, all over the city. Since the school strike began, the number of vehicles on the roads seems to have dropped significantly. Parents take their children to school by car and drive them miles to attend magnet schools,…

Bourdain.


  It has been a tearfully confounding few days for those who imagined a life of elation for that man privileged to travel and eat anywhere in the world, to dine in places high and low, to taste cuisines in remote outposts, and consume foods prepared by experts in professional kitchens, or cooked on stoves…

The Janitors’ Light Rail.


  “If you’re a housekeeper, janitor or dish washer, you need to get to work every day on time,” she said. “Buses don’t move as many people and as quickly as the light rail. That’s why we’re excited about the project that would serve people who are transit dependent.”[1] "As a mom, I can tell…

The New Chief Design Officer of Los Angeles.


  "Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne is leaving the paper to take the newly created position of chief design officer for the City of Los Angeles. According to a release from Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office, Hawthorne’s new role will include bringing a “unified design vision to projects that are shaping Los Angeles’ urban landscape,” and collaborating…

Live in the Moment.


Through the virtual sheet of postage stamps on my smartphone, I learned of an event, with music and men’s fashion, held last night at Rogue Collective at 305 S. Hewitt St. in the Arts District. Due to the constraints of my domestic relationship, I drove down alone around 5pm, the most beautiful part of the…

Dinner With the Hollywood Advisor.


The other night I went to dinner at the home of The Hollywood Advisor, “Jason” who owns a little cabin (“Worst home in Malibu” his wife calls it) nestled into a canyon, mockingly rustic, but worth millions. They had just returned, from their yearly six-week jaunt across several continents. The family skied in Switzerland for…