Category Archives: Photo Essays

“Flavors of LA” at The Taste 2014

Sunday night’s “Flavors of LA” was the grand finale of The Taste and everyone was ready to let their hair down and party. A bartender said, “I have to stop pouring. This is my jam,” then he and everyone else in … Continue reading

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watt’s picture of the week – monday, september 1, 2014

today at the los angeles/long beach harbor labor coalition 35th annual labor day march and rally in downtown wilmington I got the chance to hobble alongside andy harris (ilwu, local 13) and his family. andy’s a big time reason there’s … Continue reading

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“Field to Fork” at LA Times’ The Taste 2014

The chefs at Saturday’s “Field to Fork” event at Paramount Studios took the theme to heart. Summer’s bounty showed up in AKASHA’s Reiger Farms Peach Salad with arugula, pistachios and goat Gouda, elote-style roasted corn from BOA, and a salad from … Continue reading

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Johnny Ramone Tribute At Hollywood Cemetary – Review And Photo Gallery

Rob Zombie and guitarist John 5 at the Ramones tribute. All photos by Brian Michaels for the LA Beat. Hey ho, they’re all gone. But Ramones fans and horror buffs gathered at Hollywood Forever Cemetary last weekend for the 10th … Continue reading

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Marineland’s 60 Year Anniversary

In August of 1954, Marineland of the Pacific opened to the public for the first time.  Located at the current site of the Terranea Resort on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the park overlooked coves that had once been used by whalers. Marineland was a revolutionary … Continue reading

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watt’s picture of the week – sunday, august 24, 2014

my pedro town had the good fortune to both host the tall ships festival and receive a visit from florentijn hofman‘s sixtyone foot tall “rubber duck” which I got to get a shot of from skipper jeff’s (you can read … Continue reading

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Random LA: “A mannequin in a bikini will bring ‘em in!”

I can only hope she comes alive at night and fights the patriarchy.

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Sips, Savors, Shopping and Singing at the Tiki Oasis

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Gary Baseman’s “Mythical Creatures Kickstarter” Campaign Ends In Less Than 24 Hours

I had the joyous opportunity to be a part of Gary Baseman‘s Kick-off party for “Mythical Creatures” Kickstarters fund-raising campaign at the Kibitz Room inside Canter’s Deli. Gary has a natural ability to get people involved with his easy congenial … Continue reading

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watt’s picture of the week – sunday, august 17, 2014

two weeks in a row – I got to again do a remote broadcast today of the watt from pedro show at dirk vandenberg’s guitar safari in my pedro town, crimony! and to top that off, I got to have … Continue reading

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