March 31, 2008

Every Block in Atwater Village Now on Street View

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GOOGLE MAPS STREET VIEW has recently upgraded and now offers every block in Atwater Village. When it first launched, only Los Feliz Blvd. and Glendale Blvd. were photographed. But now you can get into just about everybody's business, including this nice fellow and his dog.

UPDATE: Here they are again around the corner.

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March 30, 2008

Day After Baseball History

"LAST NIGHT, 115,300 fans filled the LA Coliseum to see the Dodgers battle the Red Sox. It was the largest crowd to ever attend a baseball game. The event celebrated the Dodgers' 50th anniversary in LA and benefited the ThinkCure! Foundation."

March 28, 2008

Help a Neighbor: Any Craftsman Specialists Out There?

THOUGH THIS REQUEST is posted on LA Times and Google Groups, the response so far has been less than deafening. Can anyone else help?
Hi, I'm currently interested in buying a Craftsman style house in Atwater Village that will need a complete remodel. I would like to get in touch with a contractor who specializes in the Craftsman style in order to get an estimate so I can judge whether I can afford the remodel and how much to offer for the house. Does anyone know of a contractor who specializes in this field? Thanks, EG

March 18, 2008

Greenward or Greensward? 2 Names, One Street

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MERE YARDS AWAY from each other, just south of Glendale Blvd., sit two streets signs. One labels the first turn after I-5 as Greenward. The other labels it Greensward. Both purport to be in the 3500 block. (Though one gets more specific about being the 3500 block west.)

What gives? Street department typo? All maps point toward the correct name of the street being Greensward - with the s - so how'd this rogue sign get posted?

Greensward or Greenward, 1 of 2
Greensward or Greenward, 2 of 2

March 16, 2008

Canele Started Serving Brunch This Weekend

AND OUR NEIGHBOR Miles really liked it. Can Canele ever miss? Stop by 3219 Glendale Blvd., or visit the restaurant's spiffy web site.

March 13, 2008

It's Time for a Chardonnay Intervention

THOUGH MRS. NEWBIE and I have already stopped by for tastings on more than one occasion, the real, official, not-cold, grand opening of 55 Degrees Wine is tomorrow, Sunday March 16, 3111 Glendale Blvd., next to Starbucks in Atwater Village. May we recommend one of their weekly-changing wine flights? It's called Chardonnay Intervention ($11):
  • Corte Manzago Bianco di Custoza (2005 Veneto)
  • Coffele Soave Glassico "Aizari" (2004 Veneto)
  • Fontanbianca Arneis (2006 Langhe)

March 10, 2008

The Unhappiest Hobo

LITTER. SPIT. FLIP PEOPLE OFF. All in a day's lack of work for this friendly fellow. He must have been on a union-mandated break from his cardboard sign operation in the Glendale Blvd. median at Glenhurst/Glenfeliz, where all the cars U-turn to cross the Hyperion bridge. Sorry my soul-stealing camera displeased you, mister! Hopefully you were able earn it back with those tax-free cash donations from guilt-driven Silver Lakers.