This Saturday evening I was transported from chronically-casual Santa Monica to the elegance and grace of Jane Austin's world, as a talented troupe of improvisation pros made it impossible to maintain a stiff upper lip.
Today is Veterans Day over here, and Remembrance Day back in the UK. Despite the difference in names, the origins of the commemoration are identical: the end of the first Anglo-American military partnership.
The City of LA recognized in CicLAvia an opportunity to give Angelenos a taste of what LA can be like, at least for a bit, without cars. It will temporarily turn the streets over to those who deserve them the most. Us.
With the financial markets gyrating and Tim Geithner talking again about the need for more economic stimulus, I'm finding it hard not to holler, "It's about investing in public transportation, stupid!"
The Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist body in the United States, is about to restart its LA local. Since the 1990s there has been no DSA unit in Tinseltown, despite the city's liberal stereotype.