I never really considered the giant elephant statues on the columns at the Hollywood Highland Center particularly aesthetic, but it never crossed my mind that a replica of an elephant was racist!
As communism was taking over Cuba under Fidel Castro, the then young Dr. Julio Antonio del Marmol was recruited to head up Castro’s version of the Hitler Youth Program.
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.
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…
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.
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.
In a city known for glitz, glamor and displays of excess wealth, Skid Row is the extreme opposite. It contains the largest concentration of homeless people in the world.
The old west themed pub in Burbank known as Tinhorn Flats has been in the media over its skirmishes with the city of Burbank more than a few times.