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A group of bikers in Northeast L.A. Photo credit: Courtesy of Mark Vallianatos
Tim Ryder August 17, 2013 at 09:43 am
@Josef- Hey I heard you own a bicycle shop, is that true? I got two flat tires on my bike and wantRead More to get them repaired so I can join the Saturday Morning Bike Club on their weekend excursions down Eagle Rock boulevard. This way I can add my count to the flood of Eagle Rockers getting out of their stinky cars and on to the pollution-free bicycle Super Highway!
Hooper Humperdink August 17, 2013 at 12:07 pm
@Tim - Yes! Finally! This is all about me! Okay, I am a man who loves the outdoors, and bowling, andRead More as a surfer explored the beaches of southern California from Redondo to Calabassas. And I was an avid bowler and a good friend. I died as so many of my generation, before my time. In your wisdom you took me, Lord. As you took so many birght flowering young men, at Khe San and Lan Doc AND HILL 364! These young men gave their lives. And Josef too. Josef ... who ... who loved bowling.
Tim Ryder August 19, 2013 at 08:22 am
@Josef - Haha! Finally a man with a sense of humor about 'this whole thing'. Quite refreshing! AndRead More anyone who quotes Lebowsky is okay in my book! For the record, I am a freedom-loving bicyclist too. I just haven't signed on to the City's Bike Lane SuperHighway just yet. Like 99.39% of Americans (including Jose Huizar) I'm still somewhat reticent about abandoning my air-conditioned vehicle and peddling the scant 5 miles to work. Just one lazy 'Dude' I guess.
AFG August 14, 2012 at 01:30 am
I'm not sure a "cannabis club" should be the advocate for medical marijuana. MedicalRead More patients are another thing entirely with more immediate needs.
Nelson R Grande II August 14, 2012 at 03:26 am
I wouldn't necessarily say it is 'one breath'. But I feel it's a step in the right direction. IRead More would think any step is better than solely commenting on a news site. Whether you agree or disagree with what this man is doing, the fact is he is actually doing something. Food for thought.
Nelson R Grande II August 14, 2012 at 03:35 am
A strain with high CBD content usually helps with that. It is anti-inflammatory and usually low inRead More THC (the 'high'). Most folks with back pain and the sort use high CBD content strains. There are a couple collectives in ER where the staff is very professional and would be happy to discuss the most practical strain for you.
Mel Venegas July 7, 2013 at 11:20 pm
we have moved to South Pasadena. www.HopeFellowshipLA.org 435 S. Fair Oaks Ave. South Pasadena CARead More 91030
nonoise July 8, 2013 at 08:52 am
Tell Father Marco Oritz at Divine Saviour Catholic Church, 90065 to shut off his noisy amplifiedRead More sound system !! 323-225-9181
Mel Venegas July 15, 2013 at 09:37 pm
WE have move to 435 Fair Oaks Ave. South Pasadena CA. 91030. Our website is www.HOPEfellowshipLA.org
John Goldfarb June 29, 2012 at 07:38 pm
The best "pet store" would be one of the local animal shelters.
lezle stein July 1, 2012 at 04:28 pm
Please only allow Pet Stores who "sell" dogs from the shelter. Please don't allow puppyRead More mill dog stores. PLEASE!
Becca Dorman July 6, 2012 at 12:57 pm
For Pet Supplies and food: Blue Collar in Echo Park For Grooming, Boarding, etc: K9 Loft in EchoRead More Park
Julie Deamer July 7, 2012 at 12:11 pm
The birds down there make the case better than any study or report for the possibilities of a cleanRead More and beautiful river. Just imagine how incredible it would be to have this 10 mile stretch of river connect communities now divided by Freewaves and concrete!
Kim Axelrod Ohanneson July 8, 2012 at 01:35 pm
Last year, I paddled the two-mile stretch of the L.A. River (Balboa to Sepulveda) that has been leftRead More completely natural. It was an amazing experience and I really hope that the concrete is removed from the Glendale Narrows; it would so improve quality of life in NELA. A recent trip to Seattle made me realize that we're squandering an amazing natural resource. You can read about my river paddling trip at the link below: http://highlandpark-ca.patch.com/articles/travelogue-paddling-the-los-angeles-river#photo-7408103
John August 12, 2012 at 03:24 pm
European cities enjoy urban rivers that are integrated into the transportation system, parks,Read More walkways, and natural areas. Paris is the most beautiful city in the world, with museums, parks, and bridges lining their river. Glendale narrows handles as much water as Niagara falls, and I have always thought a reservoir / water filtering area would be good there - removing some of the fertilizers, oil, fecal material, and garbage that is funnelled from the valley to Long Beach. The idea that runoff is too poluted to reclaim doesn't justify dumping it into the ocean. A clean nature reserve would attract wildlife, biologically improve the watershed, provide recreation, and allow for a cultural area of museums, art galleries, outdoor dining areas and bikeways. Make Glendale Narrows like Chicago, Paris or London for the common people and for the common creatures that habitate wetlands. It could be an economic boon and a cultural icon for Los Angeles.
EagleRockMom August 15, 2012 at 10:26 pm
@Carl I am also concerned about Hill Drive becoming the alternate race way. Any time traffic isRead More affected on Colorado Boulevard, motorists take to Hill Drive. If permanent changes are made to the amount of driving lanes on the boulevard I think it will directly impact this crown jewel of Eagle Rock.
Tim Tritch September 22, 2012 at 04:05 pm
There is just something about the name "Take Back the Bl." I know this is justRead More symantics, but who are "WE" taking it back from? And all this talk abuout bicycles, honestly, how many of us are going to ride our bikes to the resturaunt, the grocery store, or dare i say, the hardware store. Cycling is a recreation for most. Regarding the safety of bike lanes, is there any statistics about how many cyclists have been in accidents along Colorado and ER Bl. Is it really a safety issue? Biking is great, dont get me wrong, but trying to promote biking as a regular alternative is kind of like trying to promote soccer as a mafor sport. Sure soccer is great, and the most popular sport in the rest of the world, and very popular here, but it will never compete with football or baseball. Football and baseball are the cars,, soccer is the bicycle. I dont think we will ever seee Monday Night Soccer, nor do I think we will ever see resturaunt parking lots filled with bikes. But if you are going to ride your bike, please obey the traffic laws, and remember, its not the bike that goes t the hospital, its the rider.
rebecca niederlander September 26, 2012 at 01:27 pm
http://eaglerock.patch.com/articles/car-overturns-on-colorado-boulevard#photo-11492454
John Goldfarb June 5, 2012 at 11:53 am
I do plan to attend, and hope the outcome of this long process will be slower traffic and moreRead More pedestrian crossings along the boulevard--an end to the secondary freeway that it's become--and maybe some much-needed aesthetic improvement as well.
Bob G June 6, 2012 at 04:11 pm
John: I think you found exactly what you are looking for. Thanks for being part of the process.
John Goldfarb June 6, 2012 at 09:10 pm
Bob: My fingers will be crossed for as long as it takes.
Ajay Singh (Editor) May 26, 2012 at 02:48 am
You're entirely welcome, Laurie—and nice to see your first comment on the site (other thanRead More your Facebook likes).
Gloria May 26, 2012 at 04:13 pm
Just one correction to the honoree,if I may,....there are no "poor part(s) of Eagle Rock"Read More especially because Eagle Rock is full of jewels like her. Congratulations!
don newton June 2, 2012 at 03:21 pm
you deserve this honor. what a woman! big abrazo from us, don and veva
Mel Venegas May 16, 2012 at 09:30 am
Luke 24:49 Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of JerusalemRead More until you are endued with power from on high.” See you tonight as we continue to look at the work of the Holy Spirit in you. www.HopeFellowshipLA.org
Mel Venegas May 27, 2012 at 10:49 am
“But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finishRead More my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” Acts 20:24 www.HopeFellowshipLA.org
Mel Venegas May 27, 2012 at 11:06 am
See you later today at 11:00am as we look at Moses' first encounter with the King of Egypt in ExodusRead More chapter 5. www.HopeFellowshipLA.org God bless you.
Mel Venegas May 20, 2012 at 11:56 am
Join us this morning at 11:00 am for some Soul food from Exodus 4:18-31 and afterwards at the EagleRead More Rock Recreation Center for a church potluck. God bless! www.HopeFellowshipLA.org
Mel Venegas May 25, 2012 at 10:08 am
So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;”Read More James 1:19
Mel Venegas May 27, 2012 at 12:27 am
“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world throughRead More Him might be saved.” John 3:17
Susan R March 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm
How does this help kids in Eagle Rock, Franklin High (Failure High) and Lincoln High school?
Kim Axelrod Ohanneson March 14, 2012 at 11:27 pm
Hopefully, Susan, organizations in the neighborhoods of the schools that you mention will see howRead More College Access Plan is helping students at John Muir High School and will be inspired to get involved.
Ajay Singh (Editor) February 3, 2012 at 01:03 pm
Thanks, Lisa—the photo has been removed. We meant only to show a happy family—and didn'tRead More expect a controversy.
Brianna Swartz February 3, 2012 at 03:32 pm
The hardworking folks putting on this rally are former teachers, school administrators, districtRead More employees, and parents. They have every right and reason to organize around school reform, and I encourage you to learn more about the issues (especially in LAUSD) before condemning someone for wanting better options for students and their families. www.FamiliesThatCan.org
Paula Grepo February 4, 2012 at 05:14 pm
Every parent has the right and responsibility to seek a good education for their child, and if LAUSDRead More cannot supply that education, then it is up to the parent to find it! Many children have learning issues that cannot be helped by L.A. city schools due to the current budget crisis and class size. If a charter school can fill that need and supply that education, then that is where the child must go. I have sat in on classes at several local elementary schools where the teachers were NOT interested in teaching, or engaged in the class, any more, and as a result, the children (and their education) suffered. Of course, not all teachers are like this, but the ones who are, do not need to be in the classroom. Teachers who stay in a classroom for the sake of the retirement only do no service to the children!
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