I’ve been working a lot more from the Beverly Hills Public Library. It’s a cool space that is very quiet with ample work spaces and fast Internet: it may be the best library in Los Angeles. One of the most attractive qualities in the Library/City Hall compound around Santa Monica and Rexford are these crazy sculptures that seem to have recently popped up out of nowhere. They are bright and abstract pieces that play with color and form, like 3D printed versions of Pop Art details. If you haven’t noticed them, you’ll want to keep a lookout for them.
Chinatown staple Fong’s is in need of your help: they’re risking losing their lease and they need some help. To get them the goods, there is going to be a big “cash mob” event on March 22. Please help them if you can!
Did you know that Compton has a new mayor who is both an Urban Planner by trade and a hip, young woman? They do! Her name is Aja Brown and she’s hoping to turn around South LA neighborhood into something along the lines of Brooklyn. Rad!
Very interesting article over on Politco about “reinventing” Skid Row Downtown in light of all the changes of the neighborhood. It’s an overly long article, sure, but raises some interesting points.
Have you heard of Frogtown? It’s a fairly obscure Elysian Valley neighborhood near the LA River that often goes overlook and is quite neat. To give some historical context, local Will Coley made a documentary about the area. Catch it after the jump.