Tag Archive | "Tejon Street"

High Art, Art on the Streets and planters on Tejon Street

Thursday, June 24, 2010

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Thirty-five years ago, Tom Wolfe wrote “The Painted Word,” an exuberant dissection of “serious” modern art, in theory and practice. Wolfe saw the art world as a cult, complete with acolytes, shamans, and cult leaders – all dedicated to elaborate flim – flammery, to scamming the ignorant and gullible into believing that High Art must […]

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City still fighting ‘new brutalism’

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Utopia or dystopia?  What does the future hold for our city?   How can we, individually and collectively, shape this community?  In endeavors such as Dream City, the 6035 project, and a dozen predecessors, we’ve asked ourselves the same question:  how do cities thrive? Forty-eight years ago, Jane Jacobs published “The Death and Life of Great […]

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Signs of economic recovery …

Thursday, April 9, 2009

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aren’t exactly everywhere, but here’s a hopeful little story. Spent some time chatting with Wayne Jennings a few days ago, who with his spouse, Sylvia, owns a storefront Re/Max office on Tejon Street — a few steps from the CSBJ office.  “We’re very happy with the location,” Wayne told me, “Until a Keller Williams office moved in on a side […]

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