|THE COMPLETE RECIPE in tomorrow's edition of the LA Times: "At Canele in Atwater Village (3219 Glendale Blvd.), chef Corina Weibel serves a perfectly-seared snapper fillet ... It recently caught the attention of staff writer Amy Scattergood."|
February 26, 2008
|A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL Sunday. A community meeting Monday. Another confab with government officials tonight. The northeast LA neighborhoods of Atwater Village, Cypress Park and Glassell Park are waking up to more than our fair share of gang shootings lately. By one account, LAPD's northeast division has seen 12 gang-related shootings, more than any other division, so far in 2008.|
Greater Cypress Park NC Health & Safety Committee
February 25, 2008
|I READ THIS about hybrid vehicles in LADOT's parking section, but I can't tell if it's still the case:|
Oh, what to do without the LA City Nerd to answer these questions."While the City Attorney is drafting the new ordinance, the City will continue the current program of allowing four hybrid vehicles (Honda Insight, Honda Civic Hybrid, Toyota Prius, and the Ford Escape Hybrid) to park for free at City parking meters without being required to have a Clean Air Vehicle Decal."
February 20, 2008
A = Taco Stand; B = Shooting
|NOT COOL, MURDERER. Our "off the hook" neighborhood taco stand is around the corner from where you shot Steve Garcia last Friday morning. How are we supposed to feel safe procuring $1 tacos al pastor in the middle of the night, if you're running around doing stupid shit like that? Knock it off. And turn yourself in. Thanks.|
February 19, 2008
|IF YOU FIND WITHIN Los Angeles city limits a better Italian varietal and French bubbly wine shop and basement tasting room (with a wine locker kept at, you guessed it, 55 degrees) - co-founded by an Iranian expatriate who currently lives in Hawaii - buy it! Unless you just bought it. In which case, welcome to the neighborhood.|
And when they sold us $85 worth of Italian reds, they also sold us a story that one of them has been bottled for 1,000 years and was once reviewed by Leonardo da Vinci. By the last drop, we didn't really care if it was true.
(55 Degrees Wine, 3111 Glendale Blvd., next to one of the Starbucks stores in Atwater Village; store 11:00am to 10:00pm, tasting room 6:00-10:00pm)
February 11, 2008
|COSTCO CAN ASK FOR for your receipt on the way out the door because Costco is a membership retailer. As a Costco member, you agree to the paper pat-down. The Target store in Glendale Galleria, on the other hand, is not a membership store. Anyone can shop there. But Target still posts guards to check receipts at the exits. How it went down today:|
There's no reason to put up with it, fellow Target shoppers. A New Mexico Walmart ceased its receipt-checking practice when one of their customers complained. And, truthfully, I don't think the Glendale guard's heart was in it. Maybe he knows deep down that no one has to comply.Rent-a-cop: "May I see your receipt, sir?"
February 4, 2008
|IN A RETAIL STRIP that seems to enjoy drawing out the welcome wagon (remember Starbucks' 9-month-old coming-soon banner?) we finally get to taste Atwater Village's new wine shop:|
Thanks to Miles and the FAV for the sip. I mean, tip.Complimentary tasting
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