Monthly Archives: September 2013

LA River Rally for Alternative 20

These photos were taken at Marsh Park in Los Angeles on Saturday morning at a rally for the Los Angeles River revitalization project; specifically Alternative 20. The event was attended by maybe 100 supporters that came to listen to LA City council members and check out exhibits showing the vision behind the revitalization of properties along the LA River corridor in accordance with the Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan.

I became interested in this project due to my participation in a Kickstarter project for Dry River Brewing; as they envision having their brewery along the shores of the LA River. Apparently, the US Army Corp of Engineers reviewed multiple options for the revitalization project and chose Alternative 13; the City of Los Angeles and just about anyone involved with this project want Alternative 20 (hence Alt 20) which would connect all portions of the river together instead of just building up portion of it. I am far from an expert on the subject, so if you are interested on how you can help (there is a 45 day comment period in progress) please visit the LA River Rally website. Continue reading

Street Toys Car Show at Alpine Village Oktoberfest

Sunday afternoon I headed over to Alpine Village in Torrance for the Street Toys Back to School Car Show which was held in conjunction with Alpine Village\’s Oktoberfest. Sunday is family day at Oktoberfest so there were lots of families wandering around admiring the artwork on the show entries.

From my understanding, Street Toys is governing body as it were for the local car clubs; so this event included many different car clubs covering a wide spectrum of car styles with trophies for every class. They had 2-door cars, 4-door cars, mini-trucks, full sized trucks, imports, classics, motorcycles and anything else you can think of. The car show was a fundraiser to help provide back to school necessities for underprivileged students throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District. Street Toys and all the participants should be congratulated for holding a successful event for a good cause.

Alpine Village is located at 833 W. Torrance Boulevard in Torrance. Their 46th Annual Oktoberfest runs every weekend through October with Friday and Saturday evenings being adults (21+) only and Sunday afternoons being open to all. You can find my Oktoberfest photos on Continue reading