Monthly Archives: September 2015

NUFF Said….

Here in NELA, we’ve been battling the obstructionism, the refusal even to consider facts, and even the outright lies of council member Cedillo and his ilk for so long now that it is depressing. Just this week, “Roadkill Gil” released a letter urging all of us misguided Safe Streets advocates not to use the hit-and-run […]

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Flying Pigeon LA inventory on September 25, 2015

Another video of me wandering around the shop and talking about what we have in stock and other stuff. While I was recording my phone ran out of memory so I had to film a tiny little stub video to tack onto the end. I misspelled “whoops”. I can live with that. Any questions? info@flyingpigeon-la.com

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Gil Cedillo’s North Figueroa takes another life; vigil for slain neighbor on Friday, September 25, 2015

The people of Highland Park, Cypress Park, and Eagle Rock are coming together at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 5504 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065 to hold a vigil and a short march on North Figueroa Street in memory of Yolanda Lugo and the many slain pedestrians, bike riders, and […]

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Impossibilities

Now that Mobility Plan 2035 has been voted into law by the city council, the bikelash bozos are prancing around again blowing their rubber-bulb horns and shouting out all kinds of invented “facts” (technically called “lies”) to support their contention that it’s impossible—impossible, I tell you!—to live any semblance of a normal life if bike […]

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Looking for a Fix

Monday, the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council held a meeting to “discuss” the Rowena Avenue road diet. The meeting seemed to be primarily a response to a group of NIMBYs, who blamed the road diet for congestion which long predated it, as well as almost everything else short of Islamic Jihad. But a funny thing happened […]

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NELA Kidical Mass family bike party on Saturday, September 19, 2015

Grab your bikes, scooters, skateboards, roller skates, inline skates, dogs, kids, trailers, and whatever else you think will work well with a family bike ride party and be a part of NELA’s “Kidical Mass” (like “Critical Mass” but way cuter and designed for lil’ ridazz) this Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 12 p.m. to 6 […]

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Riptide Warning

Riptide: that backwash of water at the beach, not always visible from the surface, that grabs swimmers and pulls them the wrong direction, back out to sea to drown. Bikelash: a vicious undertow, not always visible from the surface, that pulls cities back from the progress they’ve made, to drown in a sea of cars. […]

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The Turning Tide

Ted Rogers over at Biking in LA isn’t the only blogger with a Secret Correspondent. I have one too: a longtime resident of Highland Park’s Council District 1, involved in the neighborhood for over sixty years, a former board member of one of the local neighborhood councils, and a politically astute observer of City Hall […]

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