Monday, February 29, 2016

Arturo’s BBQ – the food truck – is the Fresh Grill of Bel Air (video)

Mis amigos Ricardo and Arturo are feeding a lot of hungry people at Arturo’s BBQ on the south side of Mulholland Drive east of the 405 Freeway in Upper Bel Air.

Their six-month-old upscale food truck, parked around the corner from American Jewish University, serves grilled tri-tip, baby back ribs, chicken, half-pound hamburguesas, salmon, and burritos, tacos, tortas, and even ceviche. We visited one morning last week — before the lunch rush started — to see wassup. [Disclosure: They have insisted on treating me to lunch. Twice.]

Monday, February 15, 2016

Ex L.A. City Councilperson Bill Rosendahl in hospice care

Council Rosendahl is the egg man

11th District City Councilman Bill Rosendahl surprises a community meeting with a proclamation and a half dozen eggs.

Posted by Brentwood Patch on Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Bill Rosendahl, who represented Los Angeles' 11th District in City Council when I was editor of AOL's Brentwood Patch, is now in hospice care according to his successor Mike Bonin.

Bill was always very kind to me and, as, the City Councilperson for Brentwood, provided the kind of representation in City Hall most other communities could only dream of. Who else would deliver fresh eggs from his chickens to worthy constituents as a gift?!

I'm glad my 2011 Patch video of Bill doing his Egg Thing is still around! Everyone loved him, and he loved everyone back.

As the City Council's first openly gay member and the first city official to come out as a user of medical cannabis, he was a personal hero to many. He also went to college in Latrobe, PA, where they brew Rolling Rock.

He had to leave Latrobe to seek his fortune in California because the 10-ounce "pony bottle" of a small town couldn't contain his charisma. ;-)

Godspeed, sir.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Still famous after all these years: BILLY JOEL redux

I've gotten lotsa press over the years, but my Billy Joel Captain Jack adventure is probably one of my greatest hits.

This ^^^^ image is a screencap of an ad on Facebook excerpting the Philadelphia Magazine story from August of last year.

You can read a short version of the saga in my Amazon review of Billy's CD.

And look for my retelling of the story in the upcoming Sigma Sound Studios documentary.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Antonin Scalia feels the burn

Antonin Saclia feels the burn.

Based on an image by DonkeyHotey who explicitly disavows this sentiment.

When Fascism Comes to America: The TED CRUZ Story

When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross and riding a tricycle, just like Ted Cruz.

Based on an image by DonkeyHotey.

Thursday, February 11, 2016