Eric Brightwell

Eric Brightwell

Otomisan is almost certainly the oldest Japanese restaurant in Los Angeles period. Yamashiro opened in 1960, Hinano Café in 1961, Mitsuru in 1968, Oomasa in 1972.

(If I'm missing any, let me know -- https://ericbrightwell.com/2018/07/25/57177/)

Eric Brightwell

I remember learning about Via Marisol back when I explored Monterey Hills for California Fool's Gold (https://ericbrightwell.com/2013/12/12/running-up-that-hill-exploring-monterey-hills-at-the-amoeblog/). Snyder said that having a street named Hermon in a predominantly Latino neighborhood…

Eric Brightwell

I welcome increased enforcement of the speed limit but it's not going to solve traffic deaths on Sunset Boulevard. The current speed limit needs to be reduced to 25 mph -- it's the difference between life and death when a driver hits a person. They could also, you know, give the buses ded…

Eric Brightwell

End free street parking. Every home has a garage, every apartment a parking lot. There are 3.3 parking spots for every car in Los Angeles and 16% of the city’s area is devoted to car storage... and yet we allow people to store their private possessions for free on public property — as lon…

Eric Brightwell

If anyone is curious about the sign's backstory -- such as who designed the logo -- I wrote about that: https://ericbrightwell.com/2019/09/09/art-in-the-streets-the-happy-foot-sad-foot-sign-1986-2019/