Unforgetting LA #3 – Build a Better Online History of Art in Southern California

East of Borneo, an “online magazine of contemporary art, and its history, as considered from Los Angeles,” is hosting a Wikipedia edit-a-thon to build a better online history of art in Southern California. This third meetup in their Unforgetting L.A. edit-a-thon series will focus on the 30 years since MOCA’s inception—L.A. art of the 1980s, […]

L.A. River Bike-In Movie Theater Kickstarter Campaign

When people think of revitalizing the LA River, using it as a venue for movie screenings doesn’t usually come to mind. But that’s exactly the sort of activity the LA River Revitalization Corporation (LARRC) seeks to promote as it raises funds for a LA River Bike-In Movie Theater.

“Play Me, I’m Yours” Los Angeles!


It’s always fun coming across people playing music when and where you least expect it. Whether at a park, the beach, a street corner or some other location, music enlivens a space and brings people together. For those with the talent and inclination, it’s also a pleasure to spontaneously create music and share it with others.

MyHistoricLA Launches and Seeks Public Input for SurveyLA


As I reported in an October 2010 post, the Los Angeles Planning Department’s Office of Historic Resources is undertaking an ambitious program called SurveyLA, which is the first comprehensive effort to identify historic resources throughout the city. Now the Office of Historic Resources has launched an innovative public engagement program called MyHistoricLA, which is intended to get the public directly involved in the survey process through the use of an online technology platform developed by MindMixer.

25th anniversary of Hands Across America


On May 25, 1986, approximately 6.5 million people held hands for 15 minutes and formed a human chain that stretched across the continental United States. This benefit event and publicity campaign raised millions of dollars that were donated to local charities fighting poverty, hunger and homelessness.

LA River Day of Service


If you’re looking for a fun, family friendly outdoor activity that’s also an opportunity to do good in our community, I highly recommend the LA River Day of Service, organized by the City of Los Angeles and Friends of the Los Angeles River. You can volunteer to help remove trash at one of 14 sites along the 51 mile length of the river from the Valley to the Harbor.

CicLAvia – Rediscover LA in a Whole New Way


With Los Angeles expecting mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the upper sixties tomorrow, what better way to spend your Sunday than getting outdoors, connecting with the greater LA community and taking a break from the traffic related stress that so many of us experience everyday. You can do just that with thousands of other Angelenos by participating in CicLAvia, an event that “opens LA streets to pedestrians and bicyclists, creating a temporary web of public space on which residents of Los Angeles can walk, bike, socialize, celebrate and learn more about their own city.”