Author: Carl Robinette
LA City Budget Breaks $10 billion
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…
Affordable Housing Crisis = Homelessness Crisis?
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…
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
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…
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
Good fiction is always entertaining. Everything else is Literature. “Baby Idiots” might be entertaining, but maybe it’s neither good nor Literature. In the first installment of the series, our lovable lunatic narrator swings up out of a depressive state after meeting the cutie-est bartender of all times. For this narrator, romance isn’t romance until it…
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
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…
recycLA Latest Developments
Check out Carl’s article, “recycLA Facing Scrutiny, Fines for Poor Service” Originally Published in the Los Feliz Ledger. Fines can now be imposed on Los Angeles trash haulers for poor customer service amid growing outcry from businesses and apartment owners about price increases and reduced service under a citywide recycling program, which began rolling out in…