Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Grand misspelling?

Like most of Los Angeles, we're desperate for more parkland in Downtown. July 28 is the date Grand Park will officially open and connect the Music Center to City Hall, but as a first class urban snoop, I firmly intend to sneak in at least a few weeks in advance.

A few welcome signs with multilingual text have already been installed. Call me cynical, but I have a suspicion that before long someone will spot an off-kilter translation in there.

"I'm a jelly donut."

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Cudahy corrupted

The latest city corruption scandal in southeast Los Angeles County publicly unfolded on Friday in tiny Cudahy with three arrests, including Mayor David Silva and Councilman Osvaldo Conde. Bribery, election fraud, more news to come.

Yesterday I peeked inside the windows of Cudahy City Hall, which is the most difficult-to-find city hall I've ever the main roads, no directional signage to help you get there. The official photos of Silva and Conde smiled back at me, and I wondered how much longer they will be displayed. Let the countdown begin...

Cudahy City Hall...far from the best looking city hall out there

Hall of Fame, all right

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Eastern Central Europe

Not sure why, but it's hard for me to get back into posting stuff after vacation. This time around we had the good fortune to travel to Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Dresden, and Bratislava. We made the mistake of referring to the region as Eastern Europe..."You're in Central Europe!"

Frank Gehry in Prague

garrrrgoyles...St. Vitus Cathedral

Mexicano food everywhere...Budapest