Author Archives: EL CHAVO!

RIP Washo-Blocko

I’ve been photographing the changing fortunes of our cartoon laundry friends Washo and Blocko for some time now, since at least 2006. When I noticed something new in their lives I tried to snap a photo as a keepsake. Here … Continue reading

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I had this sent to me, a communique which I feel deserves a wider audience. I am only the messenger. —— A Voice from the PAST (PEOPLE AGAINST SHITTY THINGS) COMMUNIQUE FROM THE ANTI*GMO ACTION Recently in Grants Pass, the … Continue reading

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All Eyes On Grand Avenue

The shrine to a rich man called “The Broad” (I thought we called them dames these days?) is nearing its completion and it thinks it has “All Eyes” on it. Teary eyes. Bulging eyes. Skeptical eyes. Maybe. I just keep … Continue reading

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Huevos Rancheros: Huckleberry

For reasons of exploration and adventure and discovery, I ended up in this up and coming neighborhood far from my usual terrain, a place they call Santa Monica (pronounced Sandthah Moneyyeeka or something like that, I couldn’t understand the local … Continue reading

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Huevos Rancheros: Casa La Doña

I saw this place mentioned online with some favorable reviews. Plus I was hungry and getting bored of my usual lunch places so why not give it a go? Maybe it’ll be a more affordable downtown option.

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99 cent District Gets New Window Display

Things are looking up on N. Broadway! With the arrival of the new 99 store at the Ugliest Building in LH the landscape is changing back into a utilitarian wonderland with useful things to buy at affordable prices. Plus they’ve … Continue reading

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