Thursday, March 31, 2011


Another year. Another baseball opening day.

The little league games are as exciting as the Major Leagues.

And be sure to buy a snack.

Roy Shirley "Get on the Ball"
Fun Lovin' Criminals "Scooby Snacks"

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring Come

Finally some signs of colors around the hill.

Purple Lupine and Light Blue Wisteria. I think.

Steady storms and now sunny skies. Go out and find some!

Andre 3000 "Pink and Blue"
Johnny Cash "When It's Springtime In Alaska (It's Forty Below)"

Monday, March 28, 2011

Horse Tag

Even the horses in the area throw up tags.

But they are more respectful and don't ruin the property of others.

And they keep it in their own house.

Craig Mack "The Wooden Horse"
Iron & Wine "Kingdom of the Animals"

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Tek gets around our area.

Billboard on Montecito Drive and a rock in Debs.

And apparently he loves Trims.

New Edition "Lost in Love"
Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek "The Blast"

Friday, March 18, 2011

Ocean View Properties

What do you get when you stand on top of Montecito Heights and take a blurry photo? See that small bright area in the middle of frame?

You get a bigfootesque picture of the ocean view from our hills!

It can actually be seen from multiple parts of the hills, only on clear days and only late in the afternoon when the sun brightly reflects off the ocean.

Mason Jennings "California Pt. 2"
Levon Helm "Stuff You Gotta Watch"

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Guess what I thought was the start of some cool graff face doesn't turn out to all that much.

Spotted on a truck the other day. Oh well.

Django Reinhardt "Improvisation No. 5"
She & Him "I Thought I Saw Your Face Today"

Friday, March 11, 2011


Love the colors in this picture from the I-5.

Have a picture painting perfect weekend!

U2 "Bullet the Blue Sky"
Blackilicious "Green Light"

Wednesday, March 09, 2011


Love to say hi to these little guys every so often.

Down by the horses and the Arroyo Seco.

Tommy McCook "The Rooster"
Derroll Adams "Roll On Buddy"

Monday, March 07, 2011


These little storms are nonstop. Last one took down a Monty Dr. tree.

Nothing better than being on the hill watching a storm pass.

And all we are left with are amazing views out to the horizon.

Gang Starr "Brainstorm"
Billy Idol "Catch My Fall"

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Tree Holes II

Had to stop one more time.

Tin Tin "Family Tree"
The Beat "Rankin' Full Stop"

Friday, March 04, 2011

Tree Holes

It's always a good thing to stop and look though a couple trees.

Between branches. Walk off the path if you need to get a better view.

Have a great LA weekend!

Bunny Wailer "Dun Tree"
Gregory Isaacs "Innercity Lady"

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Scary II

Early January shot of the open land and rusty car in question.

Greenish recent winter grass and wispy blue Montecito Heights skies.

Please read the letter below and do whatever you can to keep open spaces open!

Hi All,

Recently I was contacted by an individual who has purchased two parcels of land on which he plans to build a multilevel structure with pool and home recording studio out in the open spaces next to Flat Top.

Though I informed him that this area has none of the required infrastructure (sewer lines, electrical, water or even a paved street) he seems intent on continuing.

This area is one of the last remaining open spaces in Los Angeles. If he succeeds in building on this location, it will pave the way for other developers to do the same and we will lose a very integral part of our community. I have invited the new land owner to our MHIA meeting on Mar. 17, Montecito Heights Rec Center at 7 p.m.

I urge all who care about protecting our beloved Flat top and open spaces to attend.

Roy Payan,President
Montecito Heights Improvement Association.

98 Mute "Open Your Eyes"
The English Beat "Hand's Off She's Mine"

Tuesday, March 01, 2011


Would you want to see this old rusty car get an ugly double lot huge multilevel neighbor?

Would you want the lovely brown Fall grass and perfectly blue Los Angeles sky to be blocked?

Would you want the bring your own beer scenic walk along a dirt road to be paved over and constructed?

Nine Inch Nails "Ruiner"
Heaven 17 "Penthouse and Pavement"

Tagger Spelling

Where is Bansky? Or. Whore is Bansky?

Both these questions are relevant it seems these days.

Snapped in Atwater.

The Velvet Underground "The Gift"
The Count Five "Psychotic Reaction"