- Cops on horses target pimps on Long Beach Blvd. (KPCC)
- Senators Roderick Wright and Ron Calderon facing criminal charges affect power balance in California State Senate (Huffington Post)
- Cops searching for suspect who stabs 46-year old man at a bar on the 4600 block of Alondra Blvd (CBS-LA)
- A Football Team from Iowa spent their Spring Break restoring Faith Community Church on Acacia Ave. (Facebook)
- EVENT: Our Mayor, Aja Brown will be speaking at USC on Tuesday, March 11th, 12:15-1:30 PM, USC Lewis Hall 101 (USC Events)
- EVENT: El Camino College, Compton Center will be having a tribute to Poet/Activist Amiri Baraka on Saturday, March 8th, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Student Lounge (KPFK)
The Daily Life Review
- The Post Office on Santa Fe, really closes at 5:00 PM on the dot. An unrepentant, uncompromising lady will slam the door in your face if you are a millisecond late.
- The Bike Report: Artesia Ave from Alameda/Santa Fe is nicely developed for biking Eastward through North Long Beach. Sad that it doesn't really seem to lend itself Westward. Speaking of Westward, I've also "discovered" the new, "somewhat" safe street that kind of carries me through Westward from Rancho Dominguez to Gardena to Hawthorne to El Segundo (the airport): It's called 135th Street/Utah Ave (in El Segundo), which for me I started on San Pedro. If it were a Yelp rating, I'd give this East-West thoroughfare three stars, mostly because there are plenty of sketchy sections with 40 MPH speed limits and 2 lanes, and a ton of cars during evening, when it's single lane, but it's as safe as it gets.
- Speaking of bikes, a pothole on Central Ave near Alondra Blvd. almost killed my bike and me. As I was merging to make a left turn, I ran smack dab into a pot hole, which slowed my bike considerably. I was able to merge into the turning lane successfully, but it was kind of scary with oncoming traffic. Potholes, potholes, potholes, they are the worst for both bicyclists and cars on Central Ave.