Giving Voice: Upcoming demonstration to celebrate and strengthen Cesar Chavez Ave – the way residents see fit

by ioby
August 20, 2015

The Boyle Heights neighborhood, once heavily Jewish and now primarily Latino, is a fascinating, multicultural community – just east of downtown Los Angeles – with a rich, American history. A landing and jumping off place for immigrants over the years, it’s still full of vibrant mom and pop shops. “Not your typical cookie cutter neighborhood,” […]

REvisit REseda: Balinese shadow art, mural-making, scavenger hunt, food, and more on Reseda Boulevard this fall

by ioby
August 18, 2015

For years, Reseda Boulevard has been thought of little more than a mid-valley freeway used only to get from the north valley to the south valley, but the community of Northridge knows that the section of Reseda that runs through their neighborhood could be much, much more. And like many of L.A.’s great streets, it’s […]

Pacoima Street Values: Keeping DIY placemaking in L.A.’s future

by ioby

“The informal placemaking that’s happened in this corridor has resulted in a rich sense of place and a real vibrancy,” says Max Podemski about Van Nuys Boulevard between Laurel Canyon and Bradley Avenue. “With our project—Pacoima Street Values: Supporting Vending, Arts and Public Space through Informal Use—we want to legitimize, formalize, and propagate it.” According […]