Los Angeles Thread #11: Let's Save Vincente Minnelli's House

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happy new year! good shows coming up: nels cline, holly herndon, pharmakon. what else?

Bill Nighy the Science Gighy (get bent), Friday, 2 January 2015 07:50 (eight years ago) link

four weeks pass...

i saw! well done.

record parlour in hollywood is doing another dollar-vinyl blowout this weekend. i picked up a nice stack from there during their last big sale.

https://www.facebook.com/events/691928517586389/

no fucks given or implied (get bent), Saturday, 31 January 2015 19:47 (eight years ago) link

i'm glad a new record store still places value on good older vinyl and isn't just a wall of bins of $30 animal collective reissues or whatever.

no fucks given or implied (get bent), Saturday, 31 January 2015 19:50 (eight years ago) link

i am also going to six organs of admittance on the 27th, the pop group on march 10th, and faith no more in april. anyone going to that sparks valentine's day show? or babes in toyland at the roxy? (i see that babes are also doing a set at pappy & harriet's; there are still tix for that and they're only $20, if anyone wants to offer up their car for a road trip.)

no fucks given or implied (get bent), Sunday, 8 February 2015 23:10 (seven years ago) link

Would normally be at Sparks but I'm up in the Bay Area next weekend. And will have to mix Six Organs, sadly! Timing, it happens.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 8 February 2015 23:38 (seven years ago) link

My sis and I will be at the Sparks V-day show.

Virginia Plain, Monday, 9 February 2015 02:51 (seven years ago) link

Will definitely be at The Pop Group show on March 10th and at The Church at the El Rey on Feb 27th.

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 10 February 2015 04:19 (seven years ago) link

Is it possible to drive mulholland drive to Malibu? Last time she tried my sis says she ended up on a dirt road. What do we do at that point?

Virginia Plain, Friday, 20 February 2015 20:34 (seven years ago) link

There's a section that's unpaved between the 405 and Topanga Canyon. Go to Topanga and catch Mulholland west from there.

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 21 February 2015 04:39 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...

WTF? The Tiki-Ti is closed indefinitely...
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tiki-Ti/39568358564

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 7 May 2015 00:53 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

Oh dear. Not much going on in this thread, is there?

pophatte (admrl), Thursday, 11 June 2015 20:16 (seven years ago) link

I just noticed there was a new thread. I linked this one in the #10 thread.

nickn, Friday, 12 June 2015 07:50 (seven years ago) link

haha sorry, i got self-conscious about posting stuff that no one responded to and then the thread died.

music begins where words leave off (get bent), Saturday, 13 June 2015 08:18 (seven years ago) link

^^^ story of my life.

nickn, Saturday, 13 June 2015 21:59 (seven years ago) link

we're all still hung over from the pizza party

Cunga, Saturday, 13 June 2015 22:54 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

Brush fire in the Cajon Pass (with pics).

http://laist.com/2015/07/17/north_fire_cajon_pass.php

nickn, Saturday, 18 July 2015 00:28 (seven years ago) link

Have a feeling the burning carrier of SUVs is going to be the symbolic takeaway

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CKJxW1KVAAAYEYe.jpg

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 18 July 2015 00:46 (seven years ago) link

hey so how does one find an apartment (/room) in this city

tender is the late-night daypart (schlump), Wednesday, 22 July 2015 00:47 (seven years ago) link

Craigslist is probably the most common way. Westside Rentals is an agency you pay that is widespread, but I've heard mixed reports about them.

nickn, Wednesday, 22 July 2015 03:50 (seven years ago) link

yeah, definitely craiglist.

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 22 July 2015 04:37 (seven years ago) link

Another way is to go to the neighborhood in which you want to live and walk around, looking for "For Rent" signs. I've had luck with this approach more than once.

Hydroelectric New Deal Demiurge (B.L.A.M.), Wednesday, 22 July 2015 07:02 (seven years ago) link

hey thanks folks! i'm craigslisting, i was just checking in case there was some slightly tidier route i hadn't noticed (apparently the closed facebook group los angeles apartments is pretty okay).

tender is the late-night daypart (schlump), Wednesday, 22 July 2015 09:53 (seven years ago) link

Someone in the IE couldn't have afforded that many guns.

nickn, Friday, 24 July 2015 01:22 (seven years ago) link

Just saw this posted. a 2-day free music fest at the Hammer. Artist list at the link below.

ALL THE INSTRUMENTS AGREE: an exhibition or a concert is a two-day program of back-to-back live performances by over 25 local, national, and international sound artists, music collectives, art bands, and visual artists whose practices extend into the production of sound. Conceived as an exhibition in the form of a concert, the continuous program of performances will alternate between two outdoor stages in the Hammer courtyard from noon to 10 p.m. each day.

http://hammer.ucla.edu/instruments/

nickn, Friday, 24 July 2015 07:12 (seven years ago) link

^^^ Sept 26 and 27

nickn, Friday, 24 July 2015 07:14 (seven years ago) link

DJ'ing at Blipsy Barcars in Koreatown tonight - starting at 10pm!

I can guarantee that $5 in quarters, cheap drinks, and a strangely bizarre jukebox is a far better return-on-investment than six months of therapy!
369 N Western Ave, Los Angeles CA 90004
http://www.yelp.com/biz/blipsy-bar-los-angeles

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 26 July 2015 01:40 (seven years ago) link

hammer event looks dope but what a weird line to pull out of context for the title

resulting post (rogermexico.), Sunday, 26 July 2015 02:50 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

I drive through these neighborhoods every day and loathe everyone who lives there.. mostly because of jealousy..

in reality the only victims are other rich entitled fucks?

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Tuesday, 15 September 2015 23:35 (seven years ago) link

don't hate me, man (though not technically in a bh zip code)

i don't like these people either. i've seen race cars almost kill people, go on incoming traffic lanes, been cut off by them a handful of times, seen a totalled lamborghini on a light post, and hear their engines revving up a lot, and this is all in the course of 8 months

F♯ A♯ (∞), Tuesday, 15 September 2015 23:40 (seven years ago) link

when I was in the airport in a mexico at some terrible bubba gump a kid working there asked me since I live in LA, do I see lamborghini's every day.. unfortunately the answer is basically yes.

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Wednesday, 16 September 2015 00:01 (seven years ago) link

haha.

funny thing is these cars are usually driving on streets with a lot of traffic so they never go more than 35 miles per hour, yet you hear this huge engine sound

F♯ A♯ (∞), Wednesday, 16 September 2015 00:05 (seven years ago) link

i may rob some banks so i can go to Mets-Dodgers playoff games

skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 16 September 2015 03:28 (seven years ago) link

NYT discovers Boyle Heights.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/17/arts/design/new-art-galleries-enjoy-a-los-angeles-advantage-space.html?smid=fb-share

nickn, Friday, 18 September 2015 04:24 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

so what's going on halloween night, la?

F♯ A♯ (∞), Wednesday, 7 October 2015 19:18 (seven years ago) link

My gf is DJ'ing at Blipsy on Halloween
http://www.yelp.com/biz/blipsy-bar-los-angeles

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 9 October 2015 19:02 (seven years ago) link

Looking to move by the end of the year and I just revised my "things to look out for in a new neighborhood" to read:

- Local flooding
- Can record drums in it.
- Violent crime statistics
- Mudslides
- Close to metro train line station
- Sharks
- Nearby (not close) In-N-Out burger

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 20 October 2015 01:17 (seven years ago) link

need to add: poisonous sea snakes

fact checking cuz, Tuesday, 20 October 2015 18:36 (seven years ago) link

how many of those are positives?

skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 20 October 2015 18:41 (seven years ago) link

elvis, e.g., el segundo, hermosa beach, manhattan beach, redondo beach, and long beach. culver city seems a bit of a ways?

are you willing to wait til the "early 2016" opening of the santa monica station?

F♯ A♯ (∞), Tuesday, 20 October 2015 18:52 (seven years ago) link

I'm actually looking at places along the new segment of the Gold Line.

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 20 October 2015 21:04 (seven years ago) link

nice. i'm eyeing the (south) pasadena area myself.

F♯ A♯ (∞), Tuesday, 20 October 2015 21:29 (seven years ago) link

I work a couple days a week in S. Pasadena and commute in via Metrolink/Gold Line. I'd absolutely move there if my income could support it.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 21 October 2015 04:36 (seven years ago) link

Try El Sereno or Hermon, now that Highland Park proper is also getting pricey.

nickn, Wednesday, 21 October 2015 07:33 (seven years ago) link

I've seen a couple of new stainless steel garage door things in El Sereno. Word is out.

Forces out of my control intervened - looks like I'm bunkering through El Nino here in the OC.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 22 October 2015 11:14 (seven years ago) link

In the city of South Pasadena itself, add $100K-200K to the price of any house due to the school district.

Spencer Chow, Thursday, 22 October 2015 18:48 (seven years ago) link

should have said "value" as opposed to "price"

Spencer Chow, Thursday, 22 October 2015 18:49 (seven years ago) link

(mine too!)

nickn, Saturday, 24 September 2022 20:16 (four months ago) link

new metro line opening on Oct 7th:

The K Line will serve the communities of West Adams, Jefferson Park, Baldwin Hills, Leimert Park, Hyde Park, Inglewood, Westchester and more. Seven K Line stations will open on October 7, 2022.

https://kline.metro.net/

donna rouge, Sunday, 25 September 2022 06:18 (four months ago) link

Eater ran a nice feature on Mary's Market here in Sierra Madre. Big recommendation for their breakfast burritos.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 26 September 2022 21:44 (four months ago) link

need to go there sometime! i got married at the nearby nature friends lodge :)

donna rouge, Monday, 26 September 2022 22:44 (four months ago) link

Also in Sierra Madre news:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od7KGpEqnT4

(this is a trail I hike on at least 2-3 times a week)

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 26 September 2022 23:31 (four months ago) link

Quite the city council we’ve got here.

omar little, Monday, 10 October 2022 02:32 (three months ago) link

great bunch

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 10 October 2022 16:24 (three months ago) link

They aren't going to resign from the council completely, are they?

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 10 October 2022 18:44 (three months ago) link

yeah martinez is going to try to tough it out.

IIUC 2/4 are not standing for re-election in november. they should resign, but OOTH the process by which they would be replaced is not exactly a model of good governance.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 10 October 2022 18:47 (three months ago) link

(this is a trail I hike on at least 2-3 times a week)

Is that Mt. Wilson? I haven't been that far east. I've hiked the Beaudry Loop in Glendale several times. I've seen coyotes but not bears.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Monday, 10 October 2022 18:49 (three months ago) link

i don't think he has the power he believes he does, but this is pretty spicy

The owner of the Los Angeles Times has now waded into the political firestorm after his paper broke the story of city councilmembers’ racist remarks pic.twitter.com/CJuHqoKsd1

— Christopher Cadelago (@ccadelago) October 10, 2022

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 10 October 2022 18:49 (three months ago) link

Is that Mt. Wilson? I haven't been that far east.

Yah, it's the Mt. Wilson trail

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 10 October 2022 19:12 (three months ago) link

damn, RIP Art Laboe

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-10-10/art-laboe-dead

donna rouge, Monday, 10 October 2022 23:00 (three months ago) link

yeah martinez is going to try to tough it out.

Apparently not

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Tuesday, 11 October 2022 12:54 (three months ago) link

She hasn’t resigned from the council yet right?

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 11 October 2022 14:45 (three months ago) link

The stories I've seen today say she has.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Tuesday, 11 October 2022 14:54 (three months ago) link

she has stepped down as council president. she's still on the council.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 11 October 2022 15:25 (three months ago) link

You're right, I should have gone past the headlines.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Tuesday, 11 October 2022 15:34 (three months ago) link

I don’t know how any of them survive that but especially her. Am really curious about the audio leak, the who and why, considering how old it is.

omar little, Tuesday, 11 October 2022 15:38 (three months ago) link

yeah it's weird. i've seen speculation it's LAPD, although you'd expect leaks to be directed at council's left wing if it was them.

anyway

One hour before the public city council meeting, @CD6Nury is taking a leave of absence. She retains her seat on council. https://t.co/KHNEZ4vy1v

— Cerise Castle (@cerisecastle) October 11, 2022

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 11 October 2022 16:07 (three months ago) link

The ugliness and arrogance of what’s on that tape is wild even by the usual low standards of L.A. politics.

omar little, Tuesday, 11 October 2022 16:13 (three months ago) link

That’s gonna quietly shift into a permanent leave of absence soon enough I gotta imagine.

omar little, Tuesday, 11 October 2022 16:14 (three months ago) link

looking back on it, wouldn't you love to have resigned from your job before the president of the united states and head of your political party weighed in

— Scott Frazier (@safrazie) October 11, 2022

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 12 October 2022 03:09 (three months ago) link

looking back on it, wouldn't you love to have resigned from your job before the president of the united states and head of your political party weighed in

— Scott Frazier (@safrazie) October 11, 2022

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 12 October 2022 03:09 (three months ago) link

The ugliness and arrogance of what’s on that tape is wild even by the usual low standards of L.A. politics.

By coincidence, I was re-re-re-re-reading City Of Quartz over the weekend and when the story broke I literally outbursted "fuck, AGAIN?!"

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 12 October 2022 05:48 (three months ago) link

i've seen speculation it's LAPD

LASD, maybe?

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Wednesday, 12 October 2022 14:21 (three months ago) link

LASD is county. i'm sure they have opinions about council but they don't necessarily have routine access.

seems more and more like it was someone inside the union though.

A source tells me that LA Fed staffers signed an NDA months ago that prevents them from publicly speaking about leadership, and that they are not to go out and protest right now, or it would be grounds for termination. Additionally, their computers are being surveilled.

— Jon peltz (@JonnyPeltz) October 11, 2022

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 12 October 2022 17:22 (three months ago) link

wtf

calstars, Wednesday, 12 October 2022 17:37 (three months ago) link

CADOJ will investigate Los Angeles' redistricting process.

The leaked audio has cast doubt on a cornerstone of our political processes.

We will endeavor to bring the truth to light to help restore confidence in the process for the people of our state. pic.twitter.com/HpvjWf8wAp

— Rob Bonta (@AGRobBonta) October 12, 2022

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 12 October 2022 18:53 (three months ago) link

Los Angeles mayoral candidate Rick Caruso declares he's not white because he's Italian

https://news.yahoo.com/los-angeles-mayoral-candidate-rick-184822598.html

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Wednesday, 12 October 2022 19:50 (three months ago) link

I remember LA councilman John Ferraro (also Italian-American) saying he was an "original Latino."

nickn, Wednesday, 12 October 2022 20:06 (three months ago) link

Wow

calstars, Wednesday, 12 October 2022 21:20 (three months ago) link

Statement just in from @CD6Nury: "It is with a broken heart that I resign my seat for Council District 6, the community I grew up in and my home."

— Brittny Mejia (@brittny_mejia) October 12, 2022

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 12 October 2022 21:23 (three months ago) link

You’ll always have a home on nextdoor

omar little, Wednesday, 12 October 2022 21:56 (three months ago) link

My NextDoor group is less racist than them.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 13 October 2022 08:34 (three months ago) link

glad to see council back up running

Capt Castillo on mic announces he’s declaring an unlawful assembly and directing everyone to leave or be arrested or subjected to other police action, including “less lethal” ammunition. pic.twitter.com/CljSeiR0Xl

— Kate Cagle (@KateCagle) October 26, 2022

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 26 October 2022 19:08 (three months ago) link

Iliad Bookstore hit with arson:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CkjIhD8P2j-/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=

no one was hurt and damage was apparently minimal but still, incredibly shitty

donna rouge, Friday, 4 November 2022 21:47 (three months ago) link

Bookshop*

donna rouge, Friday, 4 November 2022 21:47 (three months ago) link

They left their flier at the scene?

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Friday, 4 November 2022 22:09 (three months ago) link

Karen Bass slightly ahead now. Villanueva is OUT

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 9 November 2022 08:30 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

this fuckin guy

the late great, Monday, 12 December 2022 04:27 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

BrokenBookSellers on IG names Vroman's/Booksoup as #1 of the 10 worst bookstores of 2022.

Congrats to Dolores Bauer for all her hard work making Vroman's our other #1. Dolores, you win nothing.

We received more stories from Vroman's former and current employees than from any other store, some we could not publish for fear of retaliation. Almost all whistleblowers told us some of the worst bookstore stories in this page's history, many inventive in their cruelty and heartlessness. Bauer hunts her employees like sport. TW: A few of these stories in the panels to come discuss sexual harassment.

Where do we start? Where do we end? We spent half the day sorting through the stories to make these graphics and it broke our hearts all over again to read.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 2 January 2023 03:43 (one month ago) link

Well, damn. Everybody on the Pasadena fb group I'm in loves Vroman's.

nickn, Monday, 2 January 2023 06:28 (one month ago) link

I stopped going to Vroman's when they put the wine bar in, devoted more square footage to selling things that aren't books, and then whined loudly about how they were about to go out of business because it was everyone's fault for shopping elsewhere.

Book Alley just down Colorado Blvd. is where it's at anyway.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 2 January 2023 20:36 (one month ago) link

I still haven't stopped in at Book Alley's "new" location, but used to love the old one. Also RIP Cliff's Books.

nickn, Monday, 2 January 2023 20:54 (one month ago) link

every time I’ve gone to Vroman’s it’s packed like any Barnes and Noble. Didn’t know about its rep, I’d dealt with them previously on a couple different things though likely dealt with folks who could very well be sources for the stories. My preferred book spot is Iliad, which is not the type of spot that exudes any bad vibes. I’m conversely not surprised to see them talk about The Last Bookstore.

omar little, Monday, 2 January 2023 20:58 (one month ago) link

RIP Cliff's Books

Yup. While we're at it - pour one out for Either/Or Books and Acres Of Books too.

Alias Books in Atwater is worth stopping in if you haven't yet. Iliad, Arcana, and the CLUI are my faves right now.

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 3 January 2023 05:48 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

sorry to keep adding grim notes about bookstores to this thread but Alex Maslansky, the co-owner of Stories in Echo Park passed away suddenly this week. don’t think i ever encountered him there beyond maybe a standard book-buying transaction but he was clearly hugely respected and loved, very sad news

https://www.instagram.com/p/CnxTuXcy_tf/?igshid=ZDFmNTE4Nzc=

donna rouge, Tuesday, 24 January 2023 00:43 (one week ago) link

RIP Mission Tiki Drive-In in Montclair

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 25 January 2023 22:31 (one week ago) link


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