& the house on Venice Beach shook to the timbers. It didn’t feel like an earthquake, but that can never be discounted in SoCal. I was convinced it was an explosion. Nothing was broken, just a few paintings were askew.
NYTimes: “Obama Takes Oath, Nation in Crisis Embraces The Moment.” LA Times: “Calls For Hope In Face Of Cold Reality. ‘The Work of Remaking America’ Has Begun!”
Pornmeister/ Gardena,Cal. gaming kingpin, Larry Flynt, & “Girls Gone Wild” guru, Joe Francis, had the chutzpah to ask the Feds for $5 billion to help bail out their industry. NO, NO, NO!!! The Mob Museum, a la Cleveland’s Rock ‘n
Venice-based sculptor, Robert Graham, whose stately, iconic works grace this city & many others, was buried this past Wed. And the Sunset Strip has lost a prominent figure. Book Soup’s, Glenn Goldman, probably the most nation’s most innovative independent bookseller,