Here's the website and info at their Facebook page here.Join us for MONA's Annual Evening Electric benefit and Silent Art Auction to celebrate MONA's 30th anniversary and to support the museum's illuminated expansion! The Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Quintet will play a special musical performance for the evening festivities. The event will be held in the city of Glendale at MONA's future site on Brand Boulevard, offering our guests a preview of the space before it is renovated into the new modern art complex that will house the museum in 2012.
Tickets are $40.00 and all proceeds benefit MONA as an independent, 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.
You can purchase Evening Electric tickets by phone at 213-489-9918, pay online at neonmona.org, or mail a check to: MONA, P.O. Box 862307, L.A., 90086.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Downtown Glendale is full of free parking. Here is a map of the three large city structures that feature 90 minutes of FREE parking, no validation required.
The Galleria, of course, has free parking, and many people park there and walk to The Americana. However, they may not be aware of The Americana's generous validation policies. Here is parking information for The Americana (as of June 2011):
Enter Americana Way off Central Avenue or Brand BoulevardOr just bike! Free for as long as you want, and now there are racks all over downtown Glendale.
- 1st Hour - Free without validation
- 2nd Hour - $3.00 - Free with merchant validation
- 3rd Hour - $5.00 -Free with participating restaurant validation
- 4th Hour - $7.00 -Free with Pacific Theaters validation
- 5th Hour - $9.00 -Daily Maximum
I've asked my employer to pay me directly what they would have been spending on my monthly parking pass ($60), so I pocket that money and just bike to work. Saves me money, reduces congestion downtown. Win win.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Canele and Bikram Yoga visible in background at Glendale & Larga.
Julia Roberts on a Glendale Blvd bus bench.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
A 46-year-old Glendale man was found guilty today of killing his wife and microwaving his Pomeranian to death before fleeing the state, officials said.
Jurors deliberated for a day and half before finding John Levin guilty of the second-degree murder of his wife, Michelle Levin, said Jane Robison, a Los Angeles County District Attorney spokeswoman.
John Levin pleaded guilty to a felony animal cruelty for microwaving his dog before jurors returned with a verdict, she added.
He is expected to be sentenced July 19 in the Los Angeles County Superior Court in Pasadena. He faces 16 years to life in prison for both counts, Robison said.
Glendale murders are rare, and the murder of Michelle Levin by her husband was especially horrific. The comments section of my previous post was filled with many heartbroken comments by people who knew Michelle.
- what's not to like about Cafe de Leche? they have good coffee, Porto's pastries, LA's 1st bike corral, and Maria Bamford #highlandpark
- at Hollywood forever cemetery. flight attendant Steve from Bridesmaids is like two rows away. (alive)
- Should I go to Burbank Historical Society aviation presentation or the "World Naked Bike Ride" in Echo Park? Choices, choices. #IloveLA
- Single handedly solved Glendale's budget deficit by getting 8 billion parking tickets in last 6 months. You're welcome.
- just saw group of mariachis crossing Central with instruments. thought it was another clever glendale pd pedestrian sting op
- overheard: "What a life, to just have to worry about your fucking lawn."
- the bleary-eyed process of making the first cup of coffee in the morning is fraught with peril.
- 47,700 US pedestrians killed while walking from 2000-2009. Use @t4america 's interactive map to find out where.
- biked to work every day for the last several weeks EXCEPT Bike to Work Day. I volunteered so I got a special dispensation from @lacbc
- lunch spots sandella's AND bee bop at glendale marketplace have closed. getting postapocalyptic over here
- The lamb and caramelized onion tacos at My Taco in Highland Park are outrageously good.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
200 North Victory Blvd
Burbank, CA 91502
M - F 11 to 7
Sat 10 to 5
Sun 12 to 4
Monday, June 13, 2011
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Sunday, June 12, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Interviewing Glendale's Homeless at 4am:
Monday, June 6, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
From the City of Glendale's Historic Registry:
The history of this home began in 1929 when Peter Damm built and occupied the home, calling it "Lorelei". Damm was born in southern Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1891. After attending law school in Chicago, Damm relocated to New York where he became involved in the automobile body manufacturing business. During this phase of his career, Damm was credited with being the inventor of the armored car.The city report on the property with pictures is here (PDF).
Moving to Glendale in 1928, Damm planned the construction of his future home on Kempton Road. Damm had small scale models of the house placed in various angles on the two-acre site in order to determine what location the structure should be built in order to take maximum advantage of solar energy. Following Peter Damm's death in 1953, the property has had a number of owners.
This video I found via the Los Angeles Real Estate Blog shows more of the home and interior.
Aram Kazazian's nomination to the Glendale Water and Power Commision was voted down 3-2 by the Glendale City Council. Rafi Manoukian nominated school board member Greg Krikorian instead. Krikorian's position on the school board may pose a legal conflict, so if it is determined by the city attorneys that he is ineligible, Harry Zavos will be nominated in his place.
Full story in the Glendale News-Press.