Tuesday, February 21, 2017

FREE L.A.: "David Bowie: Among the Mexican Masters" at the Forest Lawn Museum


Forest Lawn's free museum in Glendale seems to always be showcasing some interesting exhibits, from Lego creations to stylized motorcycles to Tiki culture.

Most recently, there's a reason why Blogger Kid 2.0 has been suddenly asking me about David Bowie, and requesting that I play some Bowie tunes in the car. We visited the opening party a few weeks ago for "David Bowie: Among the Mexican Masters," a display of photos, taken by Fernando Aceves, during Bowie’s only visit to Mexico City 20 years ago.

"David Bowie: Among the Mexican Masters" continues until June 15. It's a nice tribute to Bowie, who died last year, and a good reason to make the trip to the top of the Forest Lawn hill in Glendale. Great views of the city also awaits. Some pics from the exhibit launch:













Forest Lawn Museum - Glendale
Open every day except Mondays
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission and parking are free

Monday, February 20, 2017

Found Coffee Gets Hit By Thieves, But Finds Solace in Community


Eagle Rock's Found Coffee reports that on Sunday, at around 4 a.m. burglars broke in and stole the coffee shop's registers, plus broke a glass door at Craft Beer Cellar.

But Found Coffee's management is undeterred. Their response to the act is inspiring:
I am so thankful for our regulars Rory, Jordan, and Elliot Scovel who called 911 and called me on my cell phone. Thank you to the countless people who posted on NextDoor & the Eagle Rock Facebook Neighborhood Group Page. Thank you to my team who helped clean up the mess and got us back up and running in no time. Thank you to Jay, especially, for sticking it out the entire day with me. A TREMENDOUS SHOUTOUT goes out to my neighbor at CBC, Corissa, who helped us board up our broken door right away. And of course, thank you to everyone who showed up in support yesterday.

If anything, this break-in demonstrated to me the loving, supporting, and truly caring community we've built in and around this little coffee shop in the short two years we've been here. These mean burglars won't steal our spirits!

You lose, burglars. We win.

From Found Coffee, pics of what happened:



Thursday, February 09, 2017

First Look: The New Burbank IKEA Is Ready for Swedish Action



Maria recently hit the new IKEA in Burbank and filed these photos... it's huge. Huuuuge. It's the largest IKEA in the entire country, as a matter of fact, at 456,000 square feet -- nearly twice as big as the original store, which covered 242,000 square feet. (The original Burbank location, which opened in 1990, was the first IKEA in the U.S.)

The new IKEA "will have nearly double the warehouse capacity as well as feature a 600-seat dining area, a children's play area and 1,700 parking spaces, most of which are located underneath the store," the Burbank Leader reports.

We've been eating the IKEA breakfast for years, both good and bad -- looking forward to checking out the new spot. In the meantime, here are some pics from Maria:

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

View from the Sky: The Future Rams/Chargers Stadium


As seen while recently flying into LAX, the site of the future NFL stadium in Inglewood. Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park is expected to open in August 2019.


More, per Wikipedia: "The stadium and surrounding development around the site includes a new entertainment complex with 8.5 million square feet (790,000 m2) of office tower space, including a 6,000-seat music and theatre venue, ballrooms, indoor and outdoor room, a multiplex movie theater, a lake, luxury hotels, high-scale dining and an NFL Flagship Campus,including the new NFL Network studio and headquarters for the league's digital properties. In addition to Rams and Chargers games, the stadium will host Super Bowl LV in 2021."


Sunday, February 05, 2017

Super Bowl Sunday: A Reminder



Happy Super Bowl Sunday! A sad reminder, above, from Target: The first year return of NFL pro football to Los Angeles didn't turn out, well, all that great. Better luck next year?
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