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Miwa Tamanaha

  • News
    What's keeping 8 million of us here in LA? It's what we've got that Nebraska's not. The beaches, man. Heal the Bay released it's annual Beach Report Card yesterday. Their conclusion? It's been a bad year for LA's best natural feature, mostly on account of the record rains. (Rain flushes guck from all over, down storm drains and creeks and out to the ocean.) Happily, when the weather is warm and the sky is...
  • News
    What's keeping 8 million of us here in LA? It's what we've got that Nebraska's not. The beaches, man. Heal the Bay released it's annual Beach Report Card yesterday. Their conclusion? It's been a bad year for LA's best natural feature, mostly on account of the record rains. (Rain flushes guck from all over, down storm drains and creeks and out to the ocean.) Happily, when the weather is warm and the sky is...
  • Food
    Because you can, at Grand Central's newest eating venue, find a teriyaki beef bento box on the menu, with contents described in English, Japanese, and Spanish. Yes, Spanish. We're not vouching for the quality. We tried the ramen breakfast special, and must say that it is only so-so. For the uninitiated, Grand Central Market is about cheap plate lunches and really, really cheap produce. But seriously, people--how else would you know that crispy shrimp...
  • Food
    Because you can, at Grand Central's newest eating venue, find a teriyaki beef bento box on the menu, with contents described in English, Japanese, and Spanish. Yes, Spanish. We're not vouching for the quality. We tried the ramen breakfast special, and must say that it is only so-so. For the uninitiated, Grand Central Market is about cheap plate lunches and really, really cheap produce. But seriously, people--how else would you know that crispy shrimp...
  • News
    Thanks to U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper for giving the green light to the AQMD's new fleet rules. The rules require state and local agencies to purchase the "cleanest commercially available" vehicles when adding to their fleets. (Not unlike government purchasing policies requiring use of recycled paper and such.) The Engine Manufacturers Association and Western States Petroleum Association sued over the rules, charging that the new fleet rules amounted to a regulation on emissions from...
  • News
    Thanks to U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper for giving the green light to the AQMD's new fleet rules. The rules require state and local agencies to purchase the "cleanest commercially available" vehicles when adding to their fleets. (Not unlike government purchasing policies requiring use of recycled paper and such.) The Engine Manufacturers Association and Western States Petroleum Association sued over the rules, charging that the new fleet rules amounted to a regulation on emissions from...
  • News
    In downtown LA, you take your wildlife where you can find it. We caught our first sighting of the California Plaza ducks today. The family of ducks (one emerald-headed mallard, a plain jane mama, and a small string of fluffy brown babies) first waddled onto the watercourt in 2003, and iterations of the family have appeared each spring since. Management at the California Plaza have since erected little ramps up to the concrete islands in...
  • News
    In downtown LA, you take your wildlife where you can find it. We caught our first sighting of the California Plaza ducks today. The family of ducks (one emerald-headed mallard, a plain jane mama, and a small string of fluffy brown babies) first waddled onto the watercourt in 2003, and iterations of the family have appeared each spring since. Management at the California Plaza have since erected little ramps up to the concrete islands in...
  • News
    For those not not planning to attend the Festival of Books, there are a few Earth Day events around town this weekend: everything from KCET's Strange Planet screening event at the Aquarium of the Pacific to hand-on, down-and-dirty creek restoration projects. LA Weekly's Judith Lewis has a list of Los Angeles Earth Day events, as does Earth Day LA. Not a joiner? You don't have to sign up to plant a tree, ride your bike,...
  • News
    Speaking of biking, why not pull out those bikes this weekend, folks? Not only is the Bike Show coming to town (notes blogdowntown.com), but the weather looks to be fine for pedaling around town (we'll believe the scattered thunderstorms when we see them). Compliments of LAist, a few biking resources to get you going: Some saavy bikers have put together a great site on bike paths in Los Angeles, excellent for the uninitiated. Lots...

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