Glassland: A Photo Essay.


I rode the bus and the train to downtown Los Angeles today. And later sat, with feigned enthusiasm, for a job interview inside a concrete-floored, high-ceilinged art gallery. The subway exit was 7th and Hope. The weather was violently windy, blindingly sunny. White fluffy clouds tore fast across the sky. I walked into a shimmering,…

Dire Situation at Van Nuys Airport.


Employment Survey Shows Unprecedented Job Losses at Van Nuys Airport Posted by marin2008 Sunday, 20 December 2009 "Tenants at Van Nuys Airport (VNY) today requested relief from increasing rental rates and charges that have contributed to unprecedented job losses at the airport and left many businesses struggling to survive in the midst of the most…

Unemployment and Financial Ruin for Journalists.


As if we needed any confirmation that times are tough for journalists, two stories in the past few days, report on how job losses have decimated the lives of people who worked for magazines and newspapers and now are unemployed. The Journalism Shop reports "Former Los Angeles Times journalists continue to struggle with severe underemployment,…

Can the Rich Make it?


Can the Rich Make it?, originally uploaded by here in van nuys. For the past decade, this domestic scene was unremarkable. An enormous modern home with a three-car garage. Somehow we imagined that this was attainable and desirable. The market goes down and down and nobody know where it will settle. Speculation in stocks and…

Is Traffic in LA Easing Up?


Perhaps I am hallucinating, but there seems to be less traffic in Los Angeles in the last couple of months. Last night, there was a crazy two-hour car chase that was televised on all the local news stations. A woman in Palmdale had stolen a U-Haul and drove it all the way from the high…