The Spot – Baby Idiots Third Story

Accidents happen. So do intentions. Sometimes the two get mixed up together and somebody’s head happens to smash into a brick wall. In a city where there are more cars than parking spaces, you can’t be too careful about where you leave your vehicle. See what happens when the narrator of “The Spot” defends his own treasured vehicular real estate. Baby Idiots #3

LA City Budget Breaks $10 billion

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Carl recently reported on the 2019-2020 Los Angeles City Budget. Get the local spin on the big city problem for Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Atwater Village, Hollywood Hills and more. “The street you commute on, the trees on your block, the safety of your neighborhood—these are bread and butter issues,” Ryu said in a recent statement. “I’m glad to see these priorities get the funding they deserve.”

Affordable Housing Crisis = Homelessness Crisis?

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Carl recently reported on the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles and the impact of a housing shortage that has left the city about 517,000 housing units short. Get the local spin on a big city problem for Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Atwater Village, Hollywood Hills and more.

Enjoi – Baby Idiots Second Story

Even in the best-case scenario, every love-based relationship ends with heartbreak. “Happily ever after” never meant anything except one living to see the other die. In this second installment of the Baby Idiots series, we find our nameless narrator love sick and down on his luck, until she comes into his life. But love is fleeting, especially for the narrator of “Enjoi.”

High Fever Fiction and Crazy Drug Headlines

High Fever Fiction and Crazy Drug Headlines. Read to get some background on Carl Robinette's flash fiction "High Fever"... She doesn’t know where her son is. She doesn’t know if she’ll make it. She has to make it.

Red Car Trolley Mural “Leaves the Station” in Atwater Village

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Carl wrote about the Red Car Trolley mural that was removed in Atwater Village to make way for a pedestrian and cycling bridge. Check out pictures of the old mural. Checkout the artist Rafael Escamilla. ATWATER VILLAGE—An iconic 30-foot by 40-foot mural on the Los Angeles River, depicting a red trolley car, was recently demolished to make way for a new pedestrian and cycling bridge, despite previous plans to keep the mural intact.

Femme Fatale and Female Workplace Murders by the Numbers

Female workers are more likely to be murdered in on-the-job fatalities than men. Twenty-two percent of fatal injuries suffered by females in the workplace in 2017 were the result of homicide. That number was only 8-percent for males according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Baby Idiots First Story

Who says you can't read for entertainment? Who says good fiction can't be stupid? The Baby Idiots series started as a simple story with a simple question in mind. How do you write a story about an irredeemable jerk you just have to love, even when that jerk is bashing someone's brains in? Okay, maybe … Continue reading Baby Idiots First Story

LA Hate Crimes Mirror National Trend

"Hate Crimes Rising" was originally published at the Los Feliz Ledger. Carl reports on trending hate crime as local officials in Los Angeles respond to a rise in hate crime in their city and the rest of the nation (with big thanks to editors who helped whip this story into shape).

Using Rainwater – Silver Lake Reservoir News

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Check out Carl's article, "City OKs $8 Million Stormwater Capture Project" Originally Published in the Los Feliz Ledger. SILVER LAKE—The Silver Lake Reservoir’s south dam will open for the first time with a public pathway February 10th, hot on the heels of Los Angeles City Council’s recent approval of $8.13 million for a stormwater capture project … Continue reading Using Rainwater – Silver Lake Reservoir News