Monthly Archives: April 2008

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Kid Gourmet

This meal turned out great. Chicken in Riesling from the March issue of Gourmet. Leeks, carrots and chicken braised in a reduction of riesling (the bottle I picked up from Venice Beach Wines), with parsley-potatoes. Henry loves it. Well sort … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Just proof that we did in fact survive a Los Angeles bus trip and arrived at the UCLA campus for the Festival of Books. We had a great time walking around, and we ate a spring roll, bought a few … Continue reading

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Metro Bus Chronicles #1

Who says no one takes public transport in LA? Well, lots of people, actually. We’re heading to UCLA on Big Blue Bus for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books! No Westwood parking hell for this little city boy. He … Continue reading

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News from Preuss Road

There’s a new house going up on our street, which these days is a good sign for our corner of West L.A. There are a few tear-down worthy old stucco bungalows on the street, and frankly the more of them … Continue reading

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Great New Wine Shop in Venice Beach

For anyone who lives in Venice Beach, you have a great new wine shop on Rose Avenue a few blocks west of Lincoln. I picked up some amazing German wine that Oscar, the owner of Venice Beach Wines, recommened, for … Continue reading

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Expo line

Sorry for the bad photo. I was trying to show early construction over by USC for the Expo Line light rail that the MTA is building from downtown to near my house. The line will run from downtown, by USC … Continue reading

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Run Away!

Henry freaking out at the park next to LAX! If you want to see how close these planes come, here is a YouTube video someone shot. The park in Westchester is right on Sepulveda next to the In-N-Out Burger so … Continue reading

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Look out kid, don’t matter what you did . . .

We took a family trip to the Skirball Cultural Center and Henry jammed on the keyboard to some Bobby Dylan in the Bob Dylan’s American Journey exhibit. You could also play guitar or percussion, and they had a lot of … Continue reading

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Ad Crap on My Daily Commute

Here’s some tear-off poster outdoor advertising I saw while parked at a stop light at Palms and Centinela. The Powerade ad tears off so if you are into whatever is in the ad, you can tear it off and slap … Continue reading

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