July 3, 2011

The Median is the Message

Los Feliz Blvd., on the way into Glendale.

April 12, 2011

Thanks for the Order, Law & Order

Thanks for the Order

PRODUCERS FROM Law & Order: Los Angeles purchased my aerial photo of downtown LA (top) for the new season's main titles (middle, bottom), debuting last night and repeating throughout the season. They found me through a Getty Images group on Flickr. Have to say, it caps a lovely, dramatic, new opening sequence on the show. Quite an honor.

January 28, 2011

Winners Along LA River

Waving Winner
HERE'S MY SNAPSHOT of cyclists rolling north along the Los Angeles River bike path, gratefully receiving impromptu applause from the group of walkers touring Glassell Park and Atwater Village. (Tour led by LA's "stair master," Bob Inman.) As seen on The Source blog of LA County's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and my Flickr stream.

January 10, 2011

Coming to Casitas Row: ATX Eatery

3245 Casitas Avenue

FARM-TO-TABLE restaurant coming to 3245 Casitas Avenue in Atwater Village, from the folks behind Atwater Crossing:
In early 2011, a new restaurant — the ATX Eatery — will warm the hearth of the complex with a menu built around the highest quality ingredients, a true passion for freshly prepared food, and a state-of-the-art Italian wood burning pizza oven.

Vegetables and herbs will be grown on an onsite linear farm, with meals served in a marvelous 4,000 square foot patio and a permeable indoor dining area.

In the evenings, this dining area will host an eclectic mix of live jazz and classical music, as well as curated film series and performances.
The Atwater Crossing complex already hosts creative spaces like Dark Dark Science Gallery and Blue Rooster Studios, all just a block down from Atwater Playhouse. As always, with interesting neighborhood news, email atwatervillagenewbie@gmail.com.

January 7, 2011

It's Not Your Backyard They're After

Suspect DescriptionDON'T FALL for it, Atwater Villagers. LAPD's latest news on recent "distraction" burglaries:
On January 5th, 2011, two elderly distraction burglaries were reported, one in Elysian Valley and the other in Atwater Village.
In both incidents, a male suspect posing as a contractor accompanied the victims to their back yards to discuss wall repairs. While there, a second unknown suspect entered the victims homes and removed cash and jewelry.
The primary suspect is described as a male Hispanic, 5'3" to 5'6", 185 to 200 lbs., 30 to 45 years old. The vehicle used is decscribed as a silver pick-up type truck.
Of course, report emergencies to 911, non-emergency police phone calls to 1-877-ASK-LAPD.