Results tagged “Peggy Archer”

Ice Cream Week: N'ice Cream

July is National Ice Cream Month. To celebrate, we'll be reviewing some of our favorite ice cream spots -- and some new ones, too -- all this week.

A Park a Day: Palisades Park, Santa Monica

July is National Parks & Recreation Month, and all month long LAist will be featuring a hand-selected park a day to showcase just a few of the wonderful recreation spaces--big or small--in the Los Angeles area.

A Park a Day: Will Rogers State Historic Park, Pacific Palisades

July is National Parks & Recreation Month, and all month long LAist will be featuring a hand-selected park a day to showcase just a few of the wonderful recreation spaces--big or small--in the Los Angeles area.

Love Your Body, Know Your Farmer: Shopping Local for the Whole 30

Produce table at the Hollywood farmer's market Here at LAist, we love our local farmers' markets. Now we're taking the opportunity to shop local and participate in the Whole 30 challenge. Can we (and you, should you choose to try) eat nothing but whole foods for 30 days? No processed or packaged foods, no grains, no sugar, no alcohol, no energy bars or drinks, no processed meats (sorry, Slim Jim. We'll have to break...

Mission: Possible - Jenna Phillips And The Great Sweaty Indoors

A couple of years ago, LAist's An Tran wrote a Workout Wednesday piece about trainer Jenna Phillips' Mission: Possible outdoor booty busters around Los Angeles. But what about those of us who don't really care for the outside with its wind, rain, bugs, dirt, and slack-jawed yokels? Well, fret no more! Jenna Phillips now offers Mission:Possible workouts in the splendor of the great indoors at several clubs around Los Angeles ...

Follicle Emergency! Grab a 'Hair Cocktail' and Get Blown (Out)

(Photo courtesy of Steven Barston Photography) Some of us can't seem to do anything with our hair no matter how hard we wash, spray, pull and cry. So when we had a follicle emergency right before a planned night out, we decided to stop by Foxy Fridays at Janine Jarman's gothic-Victorian Hairroin Salon in Hollywood. Every Friday, from 6-10 p.m., those in need of glamming (all genders welcome, of course!) can come in, hand...

LAist ventures into Big Cat country

Friday was the first Los Angeles Cougar Convention - dedicated to younger men and the older women who appreciate them. The event was organized by the Society of Single Professionals, an educational group dedicated to spreading the word about younger men dating older women....

Local Cinematographer nominated for Africa Movie Award

Local resident Cricket Peters has been nominated for Africa's version of the Oscar for her work on the political thriller 30 Days. Director Mildred Okwo and the film have been nominated for a total of 8 awards. The movie was shot on location in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria. Cricket was also inducted into the Nigerian Society of Cinematographers based on her body of work. Cricket is back in Los Angeles and has just finished...

Learn How to Identify Wildflowers

With Southern California bursting into bloom these days, we recommend a trip to see the spring flowers. But how to tell which flower is which? Charmlee Wilderness Park in the city of Malibu is hosting a docent-led wildflower hike this Saturday (April 5) at 10 am so that you'll really be able to appreciate the profusion of coastal blossoms. Reservations can be made by calling (310) 317-1364. If you can't make the docent-led walks, we...

LAist Road Trip: Red Rock Canyon State Park

Just 130 miles north of Los Angeles lies some spectacular desert scenery. Red Rock Canyon State Park, in Kern County bears the mark of prehistoric lakes, rivers and glaciers in the colorful striations on the cliffs and the rock formations that rise out from the forest of Joshua trees During the Gold Rush, prospectors passed through Red Rock Canyon, but didn't find any gold there, so continued on to the settlement of Los Angeles. During...

Photo of the Day: Sympathy Bouquet

photo by Peggy Archer/LAist Flowers placed outside the "No on 8" office in West Hollywood...

Sunday "GObama" Bake Sale in Hollywood.

Photo by Peggy Archer via Flickr If you're heading to the weekly Hollywood farmer's market at Selma and Ivar, stop by today's "Go Obama" bake sale - proceeds from the sale will go to Obama, No on Prop 8, and Yes on Prop 2. All sorts of tasty cookies and cupcakes are available and even have chicken friendly vegan cupcakes there, and coffee. The sale is on Ivar Ave, north of Yucca on the...

One More Reason to Hate Those Digital Billboards

Photo by Peggy Archer/LAist That white square thing behind the billboard is a generator. That's right--not only are these bright digital billboards annoying as hell and have the potential to cause accidents, but they're also using up fuel and polluting the air with the generators. Thanks billboard industry. Thanks a lot....

Sign of the Times: Bike Overcrowding

Found at my bank's building. Really, how do they know if I'm a visitor and not a tenant? Of course it would be too easy for them to just install another bike rack and solve the crowding problem. Previously: The Variety/E Channel Meridian Club building on Wilshire....

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The Batmobile gets a spit shine before the crowds descend on the Arclight theater in Hollywood...

Workout Wednesday: Pumping Iron

Photo by Peggy Archer/LAist Feel like the only thing missing from booty bootcamp is the Spanish Inquisition? Does spinning on a stripper pole sound like a great way to get a nasty rash? Don't want to be chased up and down crumbling outdoor staircases by giant mosquitoes and killer bees? But you'd still like to get in shape, right? Why not consider lifting weights?...

Found in LA: Expensive Gas = Busy Bicycle Racks

Here's a sign of the times. This bike rack at the Variety/E Channel Meridian Club building on Wilshire normally has three or four bikes on it. This day, bikes (including mine) had to be locked to parking meters because the rack was full. Related: Gas is currently averaging at $4.60 a gallon for regular in Los Angeles...

Photo of the Day: Don't Ask

A giant Eddie Murphy head on the Paramount lot. Taken about 1:30 pm....

Universal Backlot Fire Destroys Buildings and Facades

Photo of pre-fire facades by Peggy Archer/LAist According to the LA City Fire Department, this morning's fire started around 5 am in a sound stage (while someone was shooting), and spread to parts of the backlot before being contained by LA firefighters. *This story has been updated*...

LAist watches Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Photo by Robert L. Wells There's really no point to discussing the plot of this movie as it's nearly identical to the other movies in the franchise: Indy gets dragged into trouble with bad guys (Russians this time), travels to a place with a lot of cobwebs and gets wet and/or mucky in the process and then runs from fire/mud/water/big rock/CGI something-or-other while dodging bad guys and dragging along a sidekick and then, of course,...

Let's make Earth Day actually mean something this time

Another Earth Day is upon us, and to me the 'celebration' of such seems to be about encouraging folks to hop in the Prius, rush out to the nearest participating retail establishment, whip out the charge card and purchase some (imported, of course) environmentally conscious thingamajig or three. In between the free concerts serving organic micro-brew, of course....

A Soggy Afternoon in the Press Room at the Independent Spirit Awards

At one point several weeks ago, it seemed like a great idea to get LAist into the press room at the Independent Spirit Awards. After all, we are more than just a group blog now. We're a really fucking huge group blog that gets a shitload of hits, right? Right? Apparently, whoever makes the decisions to let press into the 'inner sanctum' agrees because last week I managed to pick up two press passes....

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Empty Trader Joe's Parking lot at 3rd and LaBrea....

Christmas Day Sweater Post

My relatives on the east coast just don't understand California weather. For a time, it seemed they saw Southern California as the land of rainbows, unicorns and constant, seasonless, unrelenting heat. The gifts they sent me reflected these beliefs - bikinis that would embarrass a stripper, all manner of atrocious patterned terrycloth 'loungewear', big, cheap plastic sunglasses that they thought all the movie stars might wear whenever they ventured out of their fabulous mansions to...

Found in LA: Equal Opportunity Holiday Photo

Photo taken at The Grove by Peggy Archer...

Fun with water conservation!

Although water conservation certainly isn't at the top of everyone's 'scintillating conversation' list, an article about Long Beach's declared water emergency in today's LA Times might move the topic up just a bit. Los Angeles doesn't lie in a naturally wet region - annually, we can only expect about 16 inches of rain (which makes it sort of understandable that no one who lives out here seems to be able to drive on wet...

Oh, the places we shoot: SS Lane Victory

First launched in May of 1945, the Lane Victory saw service in three wars (WW2, Korea, and Vietnam), and is now maintained as a museum ship and docked at LA Harbor Berth 94 in San Pedro. Although the Lane Victory wasn't a combat ship (she was operated as a Merchant Marine vessel and carried cargo), she saw plenty of action and still has all her guns, some of which are still occasionally fired. Nothing...

Corporate sponsored beach party house, the bell tolls for thee.

Just in case you haven't heard, a few corporations have recently decided that a really awesome way to get lots of free publicity would be to rent a beach house in Malibu, throw a ton of parties for celebs (some with quotation marks, some without) and invite the paparazzi along to ensure that photos of said celebs interacting with said corporation's product get splashed all over the web and certain print publications. It seems...

Oh, the places we shoot: Lacy Street Studios

Working film production leads one to some interesting places in Los Angeles that aren't accessible by the general public. Some of these places are cool, some are scary, some are dangerous, and some are just odd. Let's have a look at Lacy Street Studios:...

The Secret Life of Cows

Normally, I don't get all that revved up about art gallery openings that are splashed across the front page of the LA Times' Calender section - it's virtually a guarantee that the place will be packed with people and run out of booze in an hour, but I made an exception for Glen Wexler's show "The Secret Life of Cows" at Track 16 Gallery, because I think cows are funny as hell and I'm...

It was bearable until the talking started

Before I even start this, let me just say that I fall WAY outside of this movie's target demographic, so I'm expecting to be shouted down by hoards of Red Bull-addled teenage boys about this. Also, this movie will probably make more money than we've spent on Iraq in the past three years, but what the hell. Transformers sucks....

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