Archive for October, 2009

October 30th, 2009 - 8:05 pm § in Community

Halloween in Silver Lake & East Hollywood

Mi Alma & SLGA proudly present The Silver Lake & East Hollywood DAY OF THE DEAD Sunday, November 1ST 3PM to 9PM FREE EVENT Mi Alma Courtyard 4016 Santa Monica Blvd. @ Sunset Junction in Silver Lake Special Day of the Dead Ceremony with Templo Santa Muerte Arts & Crafts by: Diane Grajeda [...]

October 27th, 2009 - 11:55 am § in Community

A Shopping Spree on a Bike

I don’t know Cosmo, but I met her husband a couple times during my film screening and on bike related events. He seemed like a very nice guy, has a little girl and I thought I’ll befriend his wife Cosmo. I started reading her blog LACycleChic and followed her on twitter and I’m hop[...]

October 27th, 2009 - 1:14 am § in Everything Bike & Metro

LA Bike Plan – Bike Lanes in Los Angeles Are Not For Me!

Bike Lanes are a deterrent for me to ride in and I oftentimes cringe when I hear people blindly supporting them without asking for enhanced safety standards and regulations. So when the LA Draft Bike Plan proposes Bike Lanes and Paths all over the city without taking into consideration what the peop[...]

October 26th, 2009 - 12:36 am § in Everything Bike & Metro

Why Non-Cyclists Should Care About the LA Bike Plan

The City of Los Angeles has a new Bike Plan on the table that is supposed to be the new guideline for the next 5 years for a bikeable LA and there is a lot of contention about the process, public participation, funding and other issues about how this plan came about, costing our taxpayers […][...]

October 14th, 2009 - 12:56 pm § in Entertainment

LA Theaters – A View From the Streets

Published on LA.Streetsblog on October 13, 2009 A few years ago when I was part of a theater production on Santa Monica Blvd. we worked hard to fill the seats and we advertised, we passed out flyers, we called the press, we sent out notices and we invited our friends and family, hoping to fill [&hel[...]

October 8th, 2009 - 4:54 pm § in Everything Bike & Metro

A Woman’s Comfort on Our Streets

Published on LA.Streetsblog on October 6, 2009 I’m young, I’m an actor and a photographer and I’m a woman. This might be nothing unusual in Los Angeles with the exception that I’m also car free.[...]

October 8th, 2009 - 4:42 pm § in Sustainability

Pedal Powered Transpo Fulfills Sustainable Film Production Commitment

Published on LA.Streetsblog on October 6, 2009 Last Wednesday we premiered At What Price, a short film that I wrote and directed and that was shot 100% sustainably in East Hollywood. Sustainability typically is limited to “no plastic” and “no styrofoam” but we explored sustai[...]

October 5th, 2009 - 2:08 pm § in Sustainability

Rebel Without A Car – Making Halloween Less Scary for the Planet

This article appeared in the on-line magazine for actors The October Networker, 2009 Halloween can be a scary day for the eco-conscious. Candy wrappers, plastic masks, rubber toys, displays made out of vinyl, plastic bags and decoration. The landfills are getting fat from the October celebrations. T[...]

October 3rd, 2009 - 12:34 am § in Everything Bike & Metro

Gov. Schwarzenegger Visits AltCar Expo

Stephen and I went to the AltCar Expo with Greenster Jeremy Grant and Ron Durgin. Inspired by Park[ing] Day LA, the Greensters set up a park[ing] booth and invited people to sit down, rest and enjoy the Greenster videos. The Greensters showed videos of their past three months accomplishments and jou[...]