Los Angeles Public Library

Now you may wonder why anyone would blog about a library. Well the Los Angeles Public Library isn’t just any ole library. Other than being a Los Angeles historical landmark that was built in 1926. It is the third largest library in the United States in terms of book and periodical holdings. It is also across the street from what was once known as Bunker Hill. The LAPL is in the financial district of downtown Los Angeles. It is also kiddy corner from the Westin Bonaventure Hotel.

One may view the LAPL as an artistic archeticual building in its own right. The building has the style of ancient Egypt. In the upper levels of the library one may find many Egytian god statues as well. As well as large wall tapestries and art work on the ceilings that reminds me of the Sistine Chapel. There are roughly eight floors to the library. And each floor is equipped with computers that the general public and library members to use. There are weekly activities on Saturdays for the children as well. From movies to puppet shows to reading books to them.

Outside the library is a beautiful park with water fountains and plenty of space for people to lay in the grass or read on many of the park style benches. Or for the kids to run and play after a few hours in the library. There is even the Lamelle movie theater two blocks north of the library. So after a day at the library, one can catch a movie.

In addition, the LAPL has a special collection of 16,000 rare books. Some written in the 1500′s, but many were published in the 18th(1700′s) and 19th(1900′s) century. The library also has teamed up with the Getty Centerand has an exhibit that runs for a few months. They have roughly three to four in the Central Library’s Getty Gallery. The current exhibit is Julius Shulman, photographer, work. It runs until January 27, 2008. I would recommend to go see it before it closes. They have an extensive genealogical research section in the history department. As well as a lecture series where well known authors come and speak.

Hollywood legend Charlton Heston dead at 84 – InvisibleLA

LOS ANGELES – Charles Heston movie star and political activist died at Beverly Hills home at the age of 84 Saturday. Charlton Heston won the 1959 best actor Oscar as the chariot-racing “Ben-Hur” and portrayed Moses, Michelangelo, El Cid and other heroic figures in film epics.

Charlton Heston was president of the National Rifle Association from 1998 to 2003. He delivered an historic address concerning 2nd Amendment Rights to Continue reading

And The Oscars Goes To…..

Ok so the 80th Oscars are to be aired on Sunday, February 24, 2008 from the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California. Jon Stewart, Comedian and Political Satirist from Comedy Central will be hosting the Oscars this year. Here are my picks of some of the major awards. See if I am right on Sunday Night. I am guessing that I will get at least 3 out of 8 right. Continue reading

This is Michael Jackson

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all times. He was also known as the “King of Pop”. He had a great contribution in music, dance, fashion and charity. He debuted in music as a member of “The Jackson 5” in mid 1960s and started his solo career in 1971. THRILLER is the Jackson’s most famous album. Continue reading

a knife and fork revolution: Ghetto Gourmet feeds the ‘hungry’ in Los Angeles

Ghetto Gourmet SignI am an avid reader of blogs— I have to be, as a blogger– but also, it’s my passion to find out what’s going on. It used to be I would read bullitin boards and the local free newspapers around where I lived or was visiting to find out what was happening, but now Continue reading

$5 to Reserve Greyhound Bus Seat Ticket

You can reserve your Greyhound bus seat for an additional $5 per ticket

Reserved seating is sold one way and in select cities on specific schedules. The reserved seat upgrade must be purchased in person at the departure terminal, even if you bought your ticket online. Priority seating may be reserved from 30 days in advance to 45 minutes prior to departure, but you must be present at the Continue reading

Ice Skating in Downtown Los Angeles Until Jan. 21

The 10th installment of the Pershing Square Ice rink continues until Jan. 21. There’s still plenty of time left to skate and enjoy the activities at the L.A. Kings Downtown on Ice rink in Pershing Square. On Wednesday night at 6 p.m there is one final adult hockey clinic. Thursday at noon a Lunchtime concert takes place and a Led Zeppelin cover band performs Friday night. On Saturday starting at Continue reading

LA Unified School District says “Where’s The Beef?”

In the last few days news has broken out about the Westland group which is located in Chino. California providing some bad beef to the Los Angeles Unified School District(LAUSD). About 37 million pounds of beef have been recalled that had gone to the school lunch programs. There are 150 school districts across the nation that have stopped using the ground beef from the processing plant Hallmark Meat Co Continue reading

Home Depot Center Job Fair Carson Los Angeles

Looking for work? The Home Depot Center is holding a job fair rain or shine on Feb. 6 and Feb. 7, 2009. The application process will take 1 – 2 hours. Need employment in Los Angeles? Find Los Angeles Jobs. Looking for Work in San Diego? Browse San Diego Jobs.

Home Depot Center Job Fair
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Anime Los Angeles Convention on January 2-4, 2009

The Anime Los Angeles will open on January 2-4, 2009 at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott Los Angeles, CA. At-Door Ratesare $50 weekend; $20 Fri; $30 Sat; $20 Sun.

Events include Anime Screening(s), AMV Screening(s), Workshops, Autographs (free), Charity Auction and other events. The guests are Zac Bertschy (Editor, Anime News Network), Johnny Yong Bosch (Voice Actor)
Eyeshine (Band), Kevin Lillard (Convention Photographer, A Fan’s View), Scott Ramsoomair (Web Continue reading