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The Fashion of Your Community

By Digidave, published on Oct 20, 2009

I live in Northern California. We have San Francisco, birthplace of the hippies. While I grew up in Los Angeles I have come to call the Bay Area home. 

But I also believe Los Angeles gets a bad rap. It gets a bad rap from all over the country. New Yorkers love to hate LA. So do people in Chicago, Missouri, etc. But no place hates Los Angeles more than Northern California. Personally, I think there is a bit of a chip on the shoulder here, but for whatever reason - there is some animosity that goes beyond a friendly Dodger/Giants rivalry. Besides, we all know that rivalry isn't friendly.

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June Contributor Of The Month - Morgana

By Digidave, published on Jun 25, 2009

Anyone that has been in the Broowaha community long enough will know and has interacted with Morgana. She is a wonderful force of nature and has herself been the topic of articles. In this featured contributor interview she recalls (as do I) when she first came on the scene and asked for a Reno chapter of Broowaha. Since then Morgana has helped turn the Reno Broowaha into an active hub of conversation.

How does where you live influence who/what you write about and how you go about doing it?That's a fitting question because landscape itself has a part in knitting people together.... (more)

Tags: los angeles, san francisco, california, music, education, sex, traffic, broowaha, reno, mexico

Disappearing Behind Them: Phasing Out Failing Small Schools

By Digidave, published on May 21, 2009

The following article was written by Jennifer Ward and funded by Spot.Us.

On a crisp spring California afternoon, long after the echo of the last final bell, 40 parents, students and teachers gathered in a too-warm classroom at Paul Robeson School of Visual and Performing Arts to ask California State administrator Vincent Matthews to reconsider his decision to close the East Oakland school.

In articulate and passionate voices, students told Matthews that the school offered important second chances to kids transferring from larger schools.

"I feel Paul Robeson... (more)

Tags: california, environment, education

The Northridge Quake - One I'll Never Forget

By Digidave, published on May 20, 2009

As part of our call for contributions: LA vs The Big One I thought I'd share my memories of the Northridge earthquake in 94'. If you have thoughts about LA and earthquakes - please contribute them to the call for contributions.

I was in the 6th grade. Five friends of mine were spending the night. And as 12 year olds tend to do, we were up late watching HBO and Showtime talking about the cute girls on the screen, although none of us were even finished with puberty.

My sister, three years old, also had two friends spending the night.

For those keeping track that... (more)

Tags: los angeles, california

We Are Back Up And Running

By Digidave, published on Apr 6, 2009

Continue to Broo it up.

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Featured Broowaha Author -february '09

By Digidave, published on Feb 24, 2009

How does where you live influence who/what you write about and how you go about doing it? New York City, for a writer or anyone who loves the arts is a fantastic place to live and work There are few cities in the world (I would imagine), that can claim to have more writers, artists and performers on this little 23-mile stretch of real estate, then there are in most countries. Manhattan Island is truly a Mecca for creative talent. Walk down any side street on a Saturday afternoon, on Broadway and your more then likely to run into a brand name performer strolling down the street. For me as a... (more)

Tags: broowaha, tolerance, president obama, writer, published author, hugh bell, artists, photographer, political junkie, ambivalence, ideology

What Does The Election Look Like From Your Block?

By Digidave, published on Nov 4, 2008

I normally support this type of civic engagement - but not when the honking is coming from half a block away from where I sleep/eat and work.

But - for election day, I can take it.

No matter what your political views - go out and vote. Tell us what it's like in your neighborhood if you get a spare second.

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October's Featured Contributor - Bill Friday

By Digidave, published on Oct 6, 2008

How does where you live influence who/what you write about and how you go about doing it?

I was born in Inglewood, childhood in Bev Hills, Torrance and Marina Del Rey (Yeah, imagine a ten-year-old kid cruising the streets of Venice/MDR alone all summer – that was me), a dozen years in Orange County, and now, the last six years in Redondo Beach. I work six days a week on my laptop and five nights at LAX. All of L.A. is my home. I wish I could say I wrote more local stories – it’s that first-person, hands-on perspective that should drive Citizen Journalism... (more)

Tags: baseball, los angeles, manhattan, journalism, citizen journalism, san francisco, movie, hollywood, tarantino, broowaha, marina del rey

Sea Lions At Pier 39

By Digidave, published on Aug 19, 2008

I love the sea lions on Pier 39. Just wanted to share a quick video I grabbed of them.

Like giant cats - it seems they do nothing buy lay around in the sun and yawn.

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The Artist And The City

By Digidave, published on Aug 18, 2008

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