18th Street Arts Center is a celebrated art complex in Santa Monica. Known for its support of the arts, it is home to artist residencies welcoming international and local artists and encouraging unique installations and performance artists.
Community is vital. We know this, because when we don't have it we don't feel fully alive. Its as if what we experience on our own is almost made real when we share it with others. Life just doesn't work when we feel alone.
It came to me as I rode the Expo Line home after a business meeting in Santa Monica. The Expo Line is L.A. Metro's gateway drug. And, if we know what's good for us we should all keep experimenting to find our favorite rail or bus line. We should also all vote for Measure R2 in November.
I remember walking into the door and seeing some of the greats and coming face to face with Arnold. At that point he wasn't really very well known except for some photos in the magazines. We quickly became friends and started doing some chest and back workouts together.
Cinco de Mayo is a Los Angeles holiday favorite...and although presidential candidate Donald Trump has managed to alienate Mexicans everywhere, this year's holiday is especially important to celebrate.
I am decades older now than I was on that visit to Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island but fundamentally I am the same. I am still the hopeful romantic about my city, albeit now a warmer one with different flora, mountains, tastes and accents.