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.
Well, Rhonda isn’t really ending: your party techno mainstay will still be around, but no longer at El Cid, its resident dance headquarters. After what seems like forever, they are moving out of Silver Lake and into an as of yet disclosed new location. The news broke on their Facebook and on their newsletter today, which they made clear was a reason to party extra hard because they are saying goodbye to El Cid with Virgo Four dropping beats.
If you live in Los Angeles, you know there is no reason to go near Hollywood Blvd between Gower and La Brea for any reason unless it is because you work there or live there. The area is a black hole of shit, both part Times Square and part skid row. You can see lingerie and head shops as far as the eyes can see, with occasional homeless stumbling in and out of these places. Some locals (read: people who live just outside of Los Angeles) roam these streets at night in skimpy outfits and bedazzled t-shirts, seeking Red Bull and liquor drinks. It’s a raucous, high traffic area that is as unappealing as it is appealing…to tourists.