In Sunset Junction, aka the Westside,..,.some friends and I created our own comfort station for the marathoners. As the runners came by, we handed out cold cervezas and sprinkle donuts……
This morning I shuffled out of the house in my chànclas to bring in the morning newspaper and to bring a bite of breakfast to my favorite pet squirrel, Frank. As I bent to grab the paper, I happened to glance down on the sidewalk where I discovered a ghastly sight that filled me with disgust and horror…
WARNING! WARNING! The following images depict extreme carnage and gore of the: “ALARMA!” magazine kind. If any readers are prone to àsco and revulsion at such sights, STOP NOW! PLEASE DO NOT CLICK TO CONTINUE WITH THE REST OF THIS POST! You have been warned! proceed at your own risk…….ahi de ti!!………. Continue reading
While browsing today’s LA Times, I came across Patt Morrison’s OP-ED interview with developer/mogul and aspiring civic leader; RICK J. CARUSO. That same city-within-a-city retail & housing developer who has brought our region his vision of artificial environments with projects such as THE GROVE, and THE AMERICANA AT BRAND among others. So, now it seems he has his developer sights pointed Eastward,…here is a quote from the Señor Caruso’s interview from today’s LA Times……
“Would you ever build something like the Grove in South L.A.?
I would love to. I would love to build something in East L.A. You’ve got to build something successful or you’re not doing a favor to that community. We’ve looked; we haven’t found the right opportunity, but I would love to do it, absolutely.
What’s necessary to make that a success?
You’ve got to buy the land at the right price. You’ve got to get the right entitlements. The right retailers to serve that community. You’ve got to get enough customers to use it, spend money, support the rents, A lot of very low to moderate income areas really thrive. I think if conceived right it can be done. East L.A., Boyle Heights, I just haven’t found the right areas. ”
Wow…so are we looking forward to, as Dorit suggested, “THE MEXICANA ON CHAVEZ”?,
I recently observed this vehicle ad in Santa Monica and I became flushed….
Ok, is it just me? or does it seem like people on the Westside have a way deeper preoccupation with their scatological functions?
Living in the Eastside, I never once came across any signs that this colonics cottage industry (I vaguely remember hearing the word “LAVATIVA” once in Spanish) existed to the degree that I see it here in the West of L.A. It’s like an accepted part of everyday life it seems….people here budget their colonics along with their cable and cell phone bills.
Has this stuff ever been medically proven to work the wonders it promises? Does anybody from the Barrio get into this? I need to know the answers….
by the way,….eeewww.
Manuel himself, from El Tepeyac as recently sighted at a local Eastside office supply store. Manuel admits to being instantly recognized everywhere he goes.
photo courtesy of ego plum
This is so friggin awesome! I’m guessing it’s from the 30’s or 40’s! I found it on a house exterior. The Milkman would open this little door……[audio:http://laeastside.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/los-matematicos-el-lechero.mp3]
I’m not much of drinker but that doesn’t mean I can’t apreciate the entertaining aspects of drinking culture. Musical odes to drinking are some of my favorite kinds of tunes and I’ve included a few of my favorites songs about drinking right here. Cheers!
- I Ain’t Drunk, I’m Just Drinkin’- by Jimmy Liggins
- Beer For Breakfast- by The Replacements [audio:http://laeastside.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/beer-for-breakfast.mp3]
- En El Cielo No Hay Cerveza- by Flaco Jimenez [audio:http://laeastside.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/15-en-el-cielo-no-hay-cerveza-in-heaven-there-is-no-beer.mp3]
- One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer..- by Johnny Lee Hooker [audio:http://laeastside.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/johnny-lee-hooker-one-bourbon-one-scotch-one-beer.mp3]
- There’s A Tear In My Beer- by Hank Williams Jr. and Sr.[audio:http://laeastside.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/theres-a-tear-in-my-beer.mp3]
- Whiskey, Gin and Wine- by Joe Liggins [audio:http://laeastside.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/14-whiskey-gin-wine.mp3]
- Have A Beer With Fear- by Fear [audio:http://laeastside.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/06-have-a-beer-with-fear.mp3]
- Too Drunk To Fuck- by Dead Kennedys [audio:http://laeastside.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/02-too-drunk-to-fuck.mp3]
- I’m Home Getting Hammered While She’s Out Getting Nailed- by Banjo & Sullivan [audio:http://laeastside.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/14-im-at-home-getting-hammered-while-shes-out-getting-nailed.mp3]
- What Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made A Loser Out Of Me)- by Jerry Lee Lewis [audio:http://laeastside.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/01-what-made-milwaukee-famous.mp3]