Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ed Padgett Suspended From LA Times For Blogging About Last Week's LAT Press Melt Down!

Go to the above link and then scroll down to read my comment on this story.  But be aware it may not be approved until this afternoon.  So - until then - here it is:

I can not imagine the Los Angeles Times would be clueless enough to fire you. Or at least I would have thought that before last night.  

But after I saw the lead article - and lead photo - on the LAT website last night was a full scale review of a novel written by first time novelist Glen Beck, I realized idiots and morons are running the LA Times.

Friday, June 18, 2010

How Can One Neighborhood Be Called Arlington Heights, the Wilshire DIstrict and South Los Angeles - All In One Article?

In the LA Times, the headline correctly says Arlington Heights and the story says South Los Angeles - which is also arguably correct, though some might object - but the URL of the story identifies it as being in the Wilshire District, which is totally wrong.

Man found shot dead in car in Arlington Heights

June 6, 2010 |  8:22 pm
A  man in his 50s was found dead in his car with a gunshot wound to the head early Sunday morning in South Los Angeles, police said.
A woman, possibly the victim’s daughter, summoned police to the scene in the 2100 block of 2nd Avenue in Arlington Heights about 5:30 a.m., said Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Gregory Baek.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

What Stores Are Open On TONIGHT'S Thursday June 17th Fashion Walk!

June 17th 2010 Fashion Walk Map – Noon to 10 PM

MAIN STREET & SIDE STREETS                            

1.  Blends                  125 W 4th St.
Limited Edition Sneakers & Urban Clothing.              

2.  SkinGraft                             125 W. 4th St. #102
Raw underground Style combined
with sleek high-end couture.

3.  Elmer Ave                            120 W. 4th St.
Rock and Roll Rebels do High-End Formal Wear.
4.  Stelladottir                                430 S. Main St.
Handmade, vintage inspired clothes & hats.
Downtown store of the year last year - this year's LA Weekly's
Best Buy Open late most nights. 

5.  Pussy & Pooch                    564 S. Main St.
Pet couture, treats, food & grooming.

6.  Soulful Commandoe Skate CafĂ©    121 E. 6th St.
One stop shopping for Downtown Skaters,
’Soulful Commandoe’ line by Nicholas Mayfield
and music & fashion events.

A.  PE LOFTS                  610 S. Main

One Night Only – Two Huge Spaces
Over 20 hot young designers.
Runway couture & Vintage
Perfect Father’s Day Gifts  
Jewelry, sun glasses, sandals & hats
Menswear, Womenswear & Childswear.

7.  Gather///Otto Gates        630 S. Main St.    
VERY FIRST sneak preview of Downtown’s soon to be hottest
retail store featuring modernized antique furnishings, unique home
wares and rare young apparel  and jewelry.  Be sure and bring
your hard hat!    Closes 9 PM             

8.  Symbiotic Form             NW Corner of 7th & Main on Main
Vintage inspired woman's hand bags, hats, clothes and jewelry
Also unique household wares and one of a kind gifts.     

9.  Not For Sale                      NW Corner of 7th & Main on Main
Kaws, TrustcoCorp, Tristan Eaton, Monsieur and
Keith Haring Pop Shop – and much more….    May close early

10.  1-Man's Trash        NW Corner of 7th & Main on Main St.                                           Hard to find vintage items and one of a kind re-worked vintage pieces                                          for men, women and children that have been worn by Usher Raymond,                                      Ellen Degeneres and Carmen Electra.818-355-1130
11.  ZZYXX Gallery of  Natural Science    NW Corner 7th/Main on 7th
Gems, minerals and crystals.  Closes 8 PM


12.  apliiq                            6th Street between Main and Spring
apliiq applies unique rare textiles to everyday garments.  Learn
how to customize your own wardrobe and find out how to develop
your own personal style.

 13.  Flea                             6th Street between Main and Spring
Vintage clothes, furniture, hats, design magazines, one of kind
gift items and contemporary art.  Perfect place to find gifts for
the person who has everything - or nothing.  Closes 9 PM

14.  KAPSOUL               6th Street between Main and Spring
Contemporary & vintage clothes, sunglasses, and a wide
selection of unique and unusual gift items.  As cool as 
they come!


15.  Crack Gallery       204 W. 6th St.
Crack Gallery wants to get the city hooked
on a new drug: their own blend of fashion.

16.  Buchanan Gallery     204 ½ W. 6th St.
Art Gallery and Art Studio              

17.  Dialect                     215 W. 6th St #111
Fashion, Jewelry, Art and House wares.

18.  Norbertellen Art Gallery       215 W. 6th St. #110
Art of every type and medium

19,  BRITTINO     215 W. 6th Street
One of kind, handmade gifts.  Jewelry xoxes,
flower vases, mobiles and much more.

20.  ZLB                        215 W. 6th     #108
Vintage Clothing from around the country and around the world
of every kind and every price.  If you don’t see it there –
ask them if they have it in storage.     

Monday, June 14, 2010

Spaces Still Available for Thursday June 17th Downtown Fashion Walk!

This Thursday’s June 17th Downtown  Fashion Walk will have both  over  20 stores open on Main & Spring  between 4th and 7th Streets  AND over 20 designers and boutiques who will show for one night only in spaces along Main Street between  6th and 7th from  6 to 10 PM.  In addition, there will be special Father’s Days specials for this Sunday’s gift giving.

We will release the first list of participating brands and stores this Tuesday and if you have a brand or a store that would like to participate – spaces are still available to qualifying vendors at only $25 each.  For more information contact:

Brady Westwater at or at 213-804-8396.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

$25 Artist & Vendor spaces at June 10th Thursday Art Walk and June 17th Fashion Walk!

Thursday June 10th Downtown Art Walk Vendor Booths – Onetime special price of $25!
After the PE Lofts ground floor at 6th and Main was closed for 3 months –  it reopens  to artists, clothing designers, jewelry and creative retailers this Thursday June 10th Art Walk - when 25,000 people will fill the streets of Historic Downtown  and Gallery Row - and on next Thursday’s Fashion Walk on June 17th. 

Since the all glass ground floor retail space is just now available, prices to show will be far below usual.  Only $25 will changed for each space - AND each vendor or artist needs to bring their own table or easels or racks, their own lighting and their own extension cords.  Set ups start at 4 PM during the day Thursday June 10th and doors open to the public at 6 PM until 10:30 PM.

For more information contact  or call 213-804-8396.