During the lockdowns, Venice went from having a few homeless people hanging out on the boardwalk and around town, to being completely overtaken with massive homeless encampments. You can see the extent of it in the first portion of the video and photos below.
This photo says it all. A homeless man with all his worldly possessions dancing in front of the permanently closed Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Feliz Village. The theatre may have gone dark, but the “entertainment” continues on the street in front of it.
If you’re an architectural buff, or a fan of the work of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, then you’ll want to be certain to drive by the Ennis House when you visit Los Angeles.
What better way to support small and local businesses than to shop at a Farmers Market? Here you are supporting both small sole proprietor artisan businesses and local farmers… both of which we need to keep our economy healthy.
Two new tiny home communities, Alexandria and Chandler Tiny Home Villages, have opened this year in Los Angeles. They are perhaps the best solution put forward thus far in the effort to help the homeless in LA. Los Angeles is known for spending mind boggling amounts to fix the homeless problem… yet somehow never getting anything done. We recently wrote about the government run homeless encampment in Los Angeles where they simply pitched tents in a parking lot with a fence around it… at a cost of $2700 per month per tent. Granted the residents are fed and some services are provided, but they are still living in tents. There…
Actually you’ll find the best barbecued meats in Los Angeles in Burbank. But it’s worth the drive.
The one thing Los Angeles does well when it comes to helping the homeless is spend excessive amounts of money… that result in very little improvement for the homeless.
The Second Street Tunnel has been called the most famous tunnel in the world that nobody has heard of.
I read in Apparel News on how business was booming on Rodeo Drive. Sales they said were double what they were last year at this time.
Veteran’s Row is a homeless encampment on out San Vicente Boulevard in the posh Brentwood district. It’s distinctive in that it is nicely kept up (for a homeless encampment), all of the tents bear American flags and they are all veterans.