There They Grow Again—guerrilla gardeners strike an earthy tone as they beautify medians and empty lots in Long Beach and beyond. Guerrilla gardeners plant gardens wherever they deem fit—bare medians, empty lots, forgotten planters—fighting neglect and, usually, a lack of city funding. Follow this series of photographs by the lovely Jennie Warren as she documents guerrilla gardeners Scott Bunnell of Norwalk and his gorgeous work. For more info, see the story by Vickie Chang in this week's special Summer Guide issue (http://www.ocweekly.com/2009-06-04/news/summer-guide-guerrilla-gardeners/) !
Take a step back in time and take this photographic tour of the newly renovated Fox Pomona Theater in the Arts Colony of Pomona. For more info, see the accompanying story (http://www.ocweekly.com/2009-06-04/news/summer-guide-fox-theater-pomona/) by Vickie Chang in this week's special Summer...
On 5/30, School of Seven Bells and Black Moth Super Rainbow played Detroit Bar. James Yuill provided support. For more on Black Moth Super Rainbow, check out Hobey Echlin's story this week here: http://www.ocweekly.com/2009-05-28/music/black-moth-super-rainbow/
Thousands rallied on 5/30 in Fresno for Meet in the Middle 4 Marriage Equality event, which included a 14-mile march. Protest organizers chose the city of Fresno—instead of marching to the capitol or in so-called "gay ghettos"—because they city had voted 65%-70% for the passing of Prop 8.
Braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaains: On 5/30 the evil dead gathered at Portfolio Coffee House on 4th St. to slooooowly moan and groan their way down the street to the Art Theatre for a screening of a 35mm print of Shaun of the Dead. Zombie costumes = $2 discount off the ticket price. Who could resist?
OC Weekly photographer Keith May recently spent an afternoon at Distillery Studio in West Side Costa Mesa. Run by Mike McHugh, Distillery remains one of the few analog-equipped studios around. Enjoy this behind-the-scenes look as the Costa Mesa-based Japanese Motors record their next album.
5/27's Supreme Court ruling on Prop 8, which upholds a ban on same-sex marriage, incited a round of protests all across the state of California as a part of the Day of Decision. This particular protest took place at the Old Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana.