By Hillel Aron
The Bus Riders Union put on one of their famous street-theater gigs the other day at Vermont Ave. and Wilshire Blvd. to protest Measure J, a proposed sales tax extension on the Los Angeles ballot that would tax all L.A. County consumers until the year 2069.
The performance featured ... More >>
The Eastsider L.A. poses the tantalizing possibility that the old Lincoln Heights Jail could be converted to loft spaces. (I'm waiving all rights to jokes and puns here to cut to the chase.) The under-employed jail, whose storied cells have been home to Minsky's burlesque queen Betty Rowland, a youn ... More >>
On Saturday night, I was running late to my own birthday party at Saint
Felix in West Hollywood, wondering if the right people were going to
show up. I didn't care about the number of people, I just wanted the right people. Ten minutes later, as I stood in the middle of the crowded bar, my parents, ... More >>
Christoph Babka, a handsome blonde with a keen sense of duty, was burned out working in Hollywood, so he decided to shake things up.
"We try to get the younger generation involved," he said, holding a clipboard inside the Armani Exchange store on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. "There's a lot o ... More >>