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For the first time, the street will be closed to traffic in downtown Eagle Rock making the festival safe and easy to enjoy. The main section of Colorado Blvd. from Eagle Rock Blvd. to Argus Blvd. will be temporarily closed to vehicle traffic from 3pm-Midnight. Local merchants and restaurants will stay open late to serve customers attending the festival.

All events are free of charge!




COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Barrio Action Youth and Family, Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, Eagle Rock Kiwanis Club, GLAD, BLEND, Renaissance Arts Academy, TERA and Women’s Twentieth Century Club.

The ERMF is proud to announce resident rockers, Monsters Are Waiting to headline. The performing arts festival promotes outstanding artistic expression from a breadth of cultures and musical genres representing the diverse communities of northeast Los Angeles. The festival also showcases the unique community spirit by inviting local nonprofits to sponsor bands. In addition, GLAD (the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness) will join the Center in presenting a silent auction representing the new businesses in this up-and-coming area.

Although the event is free, donation proceeds from the 2006 ERMF will go to the Center’s free after school programs for youth in the Northeast LA area. Between the Center’s free festivals,  exhibitions, public art projects and classes they bring the arts to over 34,000 people.

2006 Eagle Rock Music Festival Scheduled Line up:

Monsters Are Waiting, Afrobeat Down, Francisco Aguabella, The Parson Red Heads, Eleni Mandell / Inara George, The Japanese Motors, Kind Hearts and Coronets, Campus Five, Bonne Musique  Zydeco, Future Pigeon, Teddy’s Cheer Club, Music Express, The Living Sisters, Bodies of Water, Rebecca Pidgeon, Taiko Drumming, Xavier Montes, Element Band, Bali Beyond, Café Fuego, The Finches, Jesca Hoop, Forecast, Archery, Jet Fuel, Esteban, Yorgo, Trash Band, R.A.V.E., De La Esquina, Oxy, The Mama Suki, Humo Verde, False Reflections, L.A. Mambo Combo, Tim Emmons Trio, Byron Motley, LA Blues Casters, The Angela Bruyere Group, Eagle Rock Baptist Band, Eagle Rock High School Jazz Band, Jason Hardwick and more!

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From Jennifer Murphy:

CarfreeThis Saturday - Life can be so Car-free!  Organized by Glassell Park cycle gals Liz Elliot and Shay Sanchez

C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change thru LIVE Exchange) presents:  Life can be so Car-free!

Saturday, September 30th,

5 to 10 PM
at the new Los Angeles State Historic Park
1201 North Spring St.
(just north of the GoldLine Chinatown station)

Interpretive walks
Bicycle rides
Live music by local car-free and car-lite bands:
Telematique and Triple Chicken Foot
Interactive exhibits
Short film selections by local cyclist and filmmaker Ashira Siegel

Tired of long and congested commutes, sprawl, air and noise pollution, sedentary lifestyle, loss of connection to your neighbors and communities? All are unintended consequences of automobile dependence and have become the undesirable hallmarks of Los Angeles. It is clear that we need to
seek out other transportation options.

All Los Angelinos are invited to come out to this free event to learn more about car-lite lifestyles, to consider other possibilities, and perhaps ultimately participate in making healthier transportation choices.

People are encouraged to bring a picnic and friends to enjoy
the sunset behind the L.A. skyline. For more information visit:    or call 323-478-0060.

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Grand Prix Of Blogging

Yesterday I was witness to an amazing event (or dumb stunt, depending of your point of view).  It started when Sellius issued a challenge:  Could anyone complete 101 cogent blog posts in one 24 hour day? 

Ardell DellaLoggia of Seattle took the challenge and dared Greg Swann of Phoenix to race her to the finish line.  Both competitors completed the 101 posts within 24 hours.

Goldcup2 As reported by Sellisus:  "Greg was first to set a single day blogging record by writing 100 blog posts today. He performed the remarkable feat in less than the 24 hours alotted. He sat on the 100th post for many hours and as a true gentleman, allowed Ardell to catch up to 100 so they could make history together and post 101 almost simultaneously. "

Both bloggers wrote excellent quality posts.  Each wrote longer posts that were informative and eloquent, interspered with shorter posts that took on the sharp-edged clarity of a traditional Haiku poem.

Property Monger provided real-time post-by-post coverage and entertaining commentary.

I figure this day will go into the annals of Real Estate Blogging.  Years from now, the posts will be the stuff of textbooks, and Real Estate trainers will be drawing the timeline on whiteboards and saying "Now let's refer to Swann's #39" or "today's assignment is loyalty as discussed in DellaLoggia's #10".

Food Co-Op, Anyone?

Over in the Community Yahoo Group, NelaList, a discussion of Tesco's announcement to move into the Albertson's Market site on Eagle Rock Blvd, has developed into consideration of whether or not a Community Owned Co Op Market would work in this area.

Foodcoop_1 NelaList member, Carrie Bryden, contributed these links for anyone who is interested in the Co-op idea:

Cinnamon Vegetarian Restaurant

Cinnamon_1 Cinnamon Vegetarian Restaurant opened Saturday, September 23.

The dining room was packed.  This observation is anecdotal, but it seems to me this is just another indication that the whole Northeast area is hungry for better quality shops, stores and eateries.

By the way, Cinnamon's food was very good!

They're Off

Blogoff The Sellsius 101 Blog Challenge has begun.  Greg Swann, Bloodhound Blog and Ardell DellaLoggia, Searching Seattle are locked in a one-on-one stuggle.  Who will be the first to write 101 cogent blog posts in a single 24 hour period.

As of 4:00 AM, West Coast time, Greg has an early lead:  20 posts by Greg to 9 by Ardell.  All posts by both contestants are informative and well written.  Watch for the pace to quicken with the first light of day!

Property Monger is providing excellent play-by-play coverage.

Highland Park Farmer's Market

From Seth Budick

Farmersmarket_4 This past week we welcomed Santiago Farms and their delicious fresh blackberries to the market. Blackberries, when they're available, can be very tart, so I was pleased and surprised to taste Santiago's luscious fruit. Santiago, as well as Tamai farms, also have raspberries for sale, so if you're a berry lover, you'll want to get down to the market for the brief Southern California season.

Last week I told you about the jujube, or Chinese date, that Walker Farms, and now Uh's ranch, have available at the market. After a lot of experimenting with this fruit, I've concluded that jujubes benefit enormously from drying, after which they take on a custardy texture with the flavor of slightly tart apples and definite hints of date. Let the fruit ripen for a few days after getting it home, until the skin turns brown and begins to shrivel. Prick a few holes in the skin and place the jujubes on a baking sheet in your oven for about 45 minutes at 275 degrees. Dried jujubes make a great snack and if Chinese medicine is correct, can cure just about anything, ranging from insomnia to respiratory problems.

I'm putting the finishing touches on an overhauled market website at which will be up within the next few days and will include recipes and nutritional information about the produce available at the market, as well as continued updates on everything in season each week. I did find time though to make a peach cobbler using Uh's Ranch's delicious yellow peaches which, with some vanilla ice cream, made me dread the end of peach season. This cobbler recipe is short and sweet and is really heavenly. Remove the skins (by dipping in boiling water) from 3 medium peaches and slice. Heat the peaches in a sauce pan together with 1C water, 3/4C sugar and 1tbsp cornstarch. Meanwhile, sift together 1C flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tsp baking powder and 1tbsp sugar. Combine 3oz milk with 6tbsp melted butter and stir into dry ingredients. Pour the fruit into a 9" casserole pan and mix in 1tbsp butter and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Spoon the dough over the fruit and bake 35 minutes at 350. Just make sure to let the cobbler cool before cutting in!

Please stop by the market for fresh, field-ripened, high quality produce from local farmers and spend time with your friends, neighbors and other community members.

The Highland Park Certified Farmers Market is located adjacent to the Highland Park Gold Line station at Marmion Way between Ave. 57 & 58 and operates Tuesdays from 3-8 pm.

Visit the market website at Also visit to see where your produce is coming from!

seth budick