Author Archives: Luke Ford

About Luke Ford

Raised a Seventh-Day Adventist at Avondale College in Australia, Luke Ford moved to California in 1977. He graduated from Placer High School in 1984, reported the news at KAHI/KHYL radio for three years, attended Sierra College and UCLA, was largely bedridden by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for six years, and converted to Judaism in 1993. From 1997-2007, Luke made his living from blogging. Living by Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com), he now teaches the Alexander Technique (moving the way the body likes to move). Lessons cost $100 each and last about 45 minutes. In 2011, Luke completed a three-year teaching course at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles. His personal Alexander Technique website is Alexander90210.com. Luke is the author of five books, including: » The Producers: Profiles in Frustration » Yesterday’s News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism

Life In 90035

* I love it when you walk past candles on Shenandoah commemorating a banger who died trying to rob the liquor store. * I love it when you walk to shul and see a ho and her pimp snag a … Continue reading

Posted in Personal | Comments Off on Life In 90035

How Did 90035 Vote?

At least 10% of 90035 are Orthodox Jews, most of whom voted Trump, I suspect. Joe* emails: You might want to report on how 90035 voted per the LA Times interactive site. I was surprised to find that [24]% of … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Comments Off on How Did 90035 Vote?

When Alexander Hamilton High School Was Nice

In 1965, Hamilton High School was 60% white but the non-whites didn’t act disruptively. Then you had the Watts Riots in August of 1965 and the non-white kids at Hamilton took their cues from their elders and became increasingly violent … Continue reading

Posted in Blacks | Comments Off on When Alexander Hamilton High School Was Nice

Jews Moving Into Blacks Areas In & Around 90035

I think there were a lot of Jews in 90035 in the 1950s and then integration happened and blacks moved in and Jews moved out. Then Jews started moving back in in the 1980s and 90035 has become more Jewish … Continue reading

Posted in Blacks | Comments Off on Jews Moving Into Blacks Areas In & Around 90035

Does Pico-Robertson Need Public Basketball Courts?

I argued with Orthodox Jewish friends the other day about who owns the neighborhood. They say nobody owns the neighborhood and people should be able to do what they want with the property they buy, including building a giant mansion. … Continue reading

Posted in Blacks, Orthodox Judaism | Comments Off on Does Pico-Robertson Need Public Basketball Courts?

Hostile Mixed Race Couple In White Van Without License Plates Casing 90035 Shuls

A white van without license plates has been seen casing at least two shuls in 90035 and also it was spotted driving around a yeshiva. This has all happened in the past three weeks. The van is driven by a … Continue reading

Posted in Shuls | Comments Off on Hostile Mixed Race Couple In White Van Without License Plates Casing 90035 Shuls

Let’s Make 90035 Great Again!

Friend: “Truth be told, I hate that place. I hate Pico, it’s dirty, overcrowded, smoggy and I don’t like most of the people there. The only good thing is walking distance to shul and convenience of kosher items. I’m also … Continue reading

Posted in modern orthodox | Comments Off on Let’s Make 90035 Great Again!

KenBlaker.com: 15 OR OLDER? VOTE TO RE-ELECT KEN BLAKER FOR THE SOUTH ROBERTSON NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL!!

From KenBlaker.com: When meeting someone in Los Angeles people often ask “where did you grow up?” Well, in my case I was born in Philadelphia, attended F.S. Edmonds Elementary, Leeds Jr. High and Central High. I left Philadelphia for Penn … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Comments Off on KenBlaker.com: 15 OR OLDER? VOTE TO RE-ELECT KEN BLAKER FOR THE SOUTH ROBERTSON NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL!!

Housing Up 51% Since 2004 In 90035

Washington Post: A single-family home in Zip code 90035 in Los Angeles, Calif., was worth $1.3 million on average in 2015, about 51 percent more than in 2004. It’s a moderately populated, mostly white area.

Posted in Real Estate | Comments Off on Housing Up 51% Since 2004 In 90035

The Sad Decline South Of Pico

Comment: I used to live in Beverly Hills and the ladies there were gorgeous. Would dress well, showing God-given cleavage at times in lovely sundresses. Moved 5 miles south. Eesh And this was before the proliferation of yoga pants, aside … Continue reading

Posted in Sex | Comments Off on The Sad Decline South Of Pico