That’s right: Hollywood’s favorite city councilman has filed papers to run for mayor of Los Angeles. LA Times reports that Garcetti is planning on getting “L.A. And our economy back on track” by running in the 2013 mayoral race, when Antonia Villaraigosa steps down after eight years in office. Garcetti, who singlehandedly seemed to turn sketchy parts of Hollywood, Silver Lake, and Echo Park around and is constantly communicating with locals in person and on Twitter, is the man for the job: he’s always on top of things, is incredibly forward thinking, and has enough spirit and charisma to get the job done.
Bobby passed by a storefront on West 3rd street last night that was under construction but had the above signage. As you can see, it is for a mysterious dog emblazoned place called “The Churchill.” We followed the site address, which is basically a skeleton site with the above signage in Internet form.
University of California Riverside is proud to share something really cool on their from Sweeney Art Gallery: the worlds largest photograph.
More serious news focused Los Angeles NPR affiliate KPCC has recently launched a nice Tumblr for them to share photos. Instead of using it to literally share news stories about things locally, they’re taking a step in a refreshing direction: they are using it to upload user photos from locals that have tagged updates with the #LoveLA hashtag, which was created by KPCC. From there, they’ve been pulling Instagrams and Tweets of people who have shared their love of Los Angeles and are posting them on their Tumblr.
In the grand tradition of all Chick-Fil-A restaurant openings, the first 100 customers of the new Highland and Sunset location will get free food there for a year. We were excited about the opening of the restaurant but, now, we may have to camp out to get free food…