All the Great Plans…


Yesterday afternoon, we were gathered at MacLeod Ale to celebrate Quirino’s birthday. We sat along a wooden table in the back, near the bags of hops. People were playing darts. The front door was closed, the air conditioning was on, we ate BBQ tri-tip beef (marinated in MacLeod). And we were discussing Van Nuys over warm and…

Pershing Square: 1905


Photo: USC Digital Archive In the 104 years since this photo was taken, the elements in it remain those of a civilized and urbane city. There is a lovely park with benches, quite accessible. A streetcar nearby makes it possible to come here easily and efficiently. A tall and eccentric building, manages to be dignified…