Archive for December, 2007

December 28th, 2007 - 12:32 pm § in Community

Getting From Here to There

The LATimes is running a series called “The Big Fix” in the editorial section where they ask “writers and wonks, artists and experts” to address LA’s future and the challenges we face in 2008. Our good friend, Will Campbell, an intrepid cyclist and prolific wordsmith wh[...]

December 26th, 2007 - 2:20 pm § in Sustainability

Recycle Your Christmas Tree and Receive Green Gifts!

My favorite part of the Christmas celebration is the tree. I really don’t care for the consumerism aspect of this Holiday season but I love the look and the smell of the pine tree. I love the decorations of different cultures. Each family has their own history of ornaments. Stores compete for [...]

December 17th, 2007 - 10:05 am § in Everything Bike & Metro

Storm The Bastille! – We ARE the Festival!

Councilmember Tom LaBonge, the DWP, LADOT and the Department of Rec & Park(ing) have conspired to exclude cyclists from the Griffith Park Festival of Lights. Little do they realize, “We ARE the Festival!” Illuminate yourself with your brightest lights, meet at the Mulholland Fountain[...]

December 13th, 2007 - 6:27 pm § in Sustainability

Protect Yourself From Theft While You Protect the Planet

Photo via Flickr by Peter Hilton My friend went to the mall a few days ago and was very excited to have finished her holiday shopping early this year. She had a nice evening planned with her boyfriend, who was waiting for her at home with dinner and a movie. My friend arrived at her […][...]

December 8th, 2007 - 10:43 am § in Everything Bike & Metro

Tom LaBonge – LA’s Artful Dodger!

Originally posted on LAist by Stephen Box Los Angeles CityBeat’s Greg Katz asks Tom LaBonge why cyclists can’t ride through the Griffith Park DWP Light Festival and Tom almost completes a sentence before simply dodging and deflecting and offering more hollow promises for the future. Greg[...]

December 6th, 2007 - 6:49 pm § in Sustainability

Tom LaBonge – The Grinch Who Stole Our Green Christmas!

Originally posted on LAist by Stephen Box For the past two weeks Councilmember Tom LaBonge has been proudly welcoming visitors to the 12th Annual LADWP Holiday Light Festival at Griffith Park, announcing with a straight face that this year’s Festival demonstrates the DWP’s commitment to [...]

December 5th, 2007 - 8:00 am § in Entertainment

How Much Government Information Can We Trust During a National Tragedy?

VOICES FROM CHORNOBYL How much government information can we trust during a national tragedy? VOICES FROM CHORNOBYL, a play based on interviews with survivors of the Chernobyl disaster, asks this and many other questions, which are still pertinent today as the survivors children and grandchildren gr[...]

December 4th, 2007 - 10:37 pm § in Sustainability

Renewable L.A. – First Solar Open House and Green Holiday Gift Fest

On Saturday, December 8th, Van Nuys is hosting their First Annual Eco Fest to Feature Roof-Top Solar Tours, Seminars, Food and Music and Family fun. Jennifer Gill from Wild Women on Wheels (W2ows) has volunteered to lead a “….bike ride to a better world.” Jennifer will meet you at [...]

December 3rd, 2007 - 3:11 pm § in Everything Bike & Metro

Storm the Bastille! – December 4th

CVC 21202 Suspended for the Month of December? The LADOT, the DWP, Rec & Park(ing) and Councilmember Tom LaBonge have once again overruled State Law declaring the Griffith Park Festival of Lights to be BICYCLE FREE. Kim Hughes of the DWP explained that “the LADOT traffic consultants felt t[...]