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RIP Rocket Video

RIP Rocket Video

I was appalled to find the news broken to me last week driving North on La Brea last week but, as many of you know, the Los Angeles video institution, the alleged greatest DVD library in Southern California, and well known LA Brea staple Rocket Video is closing it’s doors this Friday, September 30. A bright green sign covers the glass facade of the store, bluntly stating “STORE CLOSING ALL ITEMS NOW FOR SALE.”

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The Opening Of ST&NDARD GOODS

The Opening Of St&ndard Goods

This past weekend, ST&NDARD GOODS opened their first brick and mortar store on Beverly Blvd. The store is quite unassuming, nuzzled in between Lulu’s Cafe and a small nail salon, just a pinch East of New Beverly Cinema. The store is a celebration of all things Los Angeles: Los Angeles artists, Los Angeles craftsmen, and Los Angeles culture, all wrapped into a succinct, basic store.

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Los Angeles Secrets: A Gourmet Food Delivery Service

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Have you guys noticed a little logo on restaurant doors of a guy holding a tray of food? It’s a little cartoonish and white, blue, and orange usually found above or below door handles. You’ve probably noticed him in some form and maybe even read the company name next to him: LA Bite. But, what the hell is an LA Bite? It’s actually a brilliant service that seems to be everywhere but is simultaneously one of the city’s secrets.

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“Does It Make Sense To Bulldoze Plummer Park At A Cost Of $40 Million?”

"Does It Make Sense To Bulldoze Plummer Park At A Cost Of $40 Million?"

Earlier today, we found a flyer opposing changes to Plummer Park while on Santa Monica Blvd. The flyer, seen above, was in English and Russian urged against heavy construction, citing such acts will “drag on for 2 years” and that it is important to “save our beautiful park.” Reading this and seeing everything that would be affected by this mysterious construction, we were also concerned and very upset by what was going to happen. The flyer makes it sound like the park is being removed and a new version of The Grove is popping up in its place at the cost of $40 million. That would be one of the most disgusting things to ever happen in this city, if that were the case.

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Ghana Must Go Fiber CAFAM Los Angeles

CAFAM is hosting a two day event called Ghana Must Go on November 1 and November 2. There will be a trunk show, West African inspired works, performances, and more.

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Fit, Form, Function Compton

Fit, Form, Function is a new (and first) Compton based arts journal. They’re hoping to explore a few things, their first issue specifically speaking to “objects we do not touch.” If you want to get involved, send in submissions by November 15.

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House Of Modern Horrors Alex Miller Los Angeles Halloween 2014

In case you need more frights this weekend, Alex Miller is bringing an immersive exhibition called the House Of Modern Horrors. It’s a cringeworthy event showcasing “nightmares that haunt our reality.” EEeEeEeeeEE. There will also be some comedians, too.

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