How To Live Local: Creating Your Two Mile Map

Over the next couple weeks I have a few posts I will be doing that revolve around issues of sustainable living. In these posts I will be trying to avoid the more preachy, theoretical rants I can often find myself falling into. Rather these will be focused on tips and tricks, basic stuff that’s funContinue reading “How To Live Local: Creating Your Two Mile Map”

Bodies of Water in Paste Issue #35

Our musician friends from Highland Park, Bodies of Water, are in the “4 Artists to Watch” section of the most recent addition of Paste Magazine. They also have their song, “Our Friends Appear Like The Dawn” on the CD sampler if you can get your hands on a copy of the Mag or the CDContinue reading “Bodies of Water in Paste Issue #35”

Elvis Perkins @ the Echo: Already Looks Like A Classic

This past Friday night I went to see Elvis Perkins with Emily, Cate and Bob. Recently, I found out about Perkins through Paste Magazine. Their review concluded with a statement that grabbed my attention. They said though this guy hasn’t been around long, and it may be too early to tell, the album feels likeContinue reading “Elvis Perkins @ the Echo: Already Looks Like A Classic”

UCLA and the Taser Incident – We Tase in the Stacks Now

I don’t go to UCLA, but because I live in LA this incident hits close enough to home to draw some reflection and criticism from where I stand. If you’re not sure what I am talking about Slashdot has a succinct explanation based on the article in the Daily Brun. This action has brought nationalContinue reading “UCLA and the Taser Incident – We Tase in the Stacks Now”

Bike to Work Day: Communities and Sustainable Life

[Updated] Thursday, May 18th was Bike to Work Day. The city of LA and its surrounding suburbs participated in various activities and sponsored prizes in hopes of encouraging people to ride their bikes to work more often. I participated in Pasadena’s Bike to Work Day and their sponsored events. Cyclists met in front of theContinue reading “Bike to Work Day: Communities and Sustainable Life”

Bike to Work Week

This coming week, May 15-19, is bike to work week.  I have already expressed my disappointment in not being able to participate because of my accident, but I thought I could pass along some links and what-not about biking.  There are some great resources on the web about getting started as a bicycle commuter, reasonsContinue reading “Bike to Work Week”