Councilman O’Farrell’s quest to replace Columbus Day; an El Sereno art studio & rumpus room; Atwater Village’s new neighbor

Eastside Scene: Busy Bee, Glassell Park | Doug Tiano aka #francetoast

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  • His proposal to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day is a personal matter for 13th District Councilman Mitch O’Farrell; the Glassell Park resident is a member of the Wyandotte Nation, and his grandfather served twice as chief. “The atrocities that they were responsible for are nothing to be celebrated,” O’Farrell said of Columbus and his crew. The City Council is scheduled to vote on the matter today. L.A. Times
  • Painter Friedrich Kunath works in a 14,000-square-foot El Sereno studio/”rumpus room” filled with everything from a classic  Jaguar E-Type and Mid Century collectibles to a ceramic camel and vintage wooden bar. Vice
  • More than 3,000 LADWP customers in Boyle Heights lost power late Tuesday afternoon. Power was restored within about three hours. The Eastsider
  • Atwater Village has a new neighbor: The Griffith, a 220-unit Glendale apartment building located on the other side of the railroad tracks from Atwater Village. Construction on the Los Feliz Boulevard complex is wrapping up soon. Urbanize LA

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  1. Doug Taino and Eastsider, thanks for the delightful photograph of the Bee!

  2. I should think with the myriad of problems in his district, parking, street conditions, gangs, that O’Farrell should spend time solving those problems.

    • Agreed. How is it that Mitch O’Farrell is part of an Indian tribe anyway? Must be like a fraction of a percent because he looks nothing even remotely indigenous. What a bunch of useless, money grubbing leeches the city council is. I think they the reason they don’t tackle the bigger issues is because most don’t have the guts do do what needs to be done, so they take on these trifles that are easily won and call it a day.

  3. This is exactly why the Democrat’s lost the last election…

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