PNS Hot Flash: Apartment 2B loud sex stops, neighbors worry

(PNS reporting from SANTA MONICA) Neighbors in the south wing of the Casa Sanchez Apartments on South Lincoln Boulevard are concerned that the nice couple in apartment 2B has stopped having the nightly loud sex that intrigued, amused and stimulated everyone else in the building.

“Everyone hopes they’re OK,” 2C tenant Scott Alvarado (photo, right) told PNS Wednesday. “They seemed like such sweet kids and very much in love. Relationships are hard.”

Mas…PNS Hot Flash: Apartment 2B loud sex stops, neighbors worry

Dave Alvin, Flaco Jimenez, David Hidalgo y Los Cenzontles: ‘Hey, Baby, It’s the Fourth of July’


Roots rock singer/guitar slinger and East Los homie (Downey) Dave Alvin sings a classic ode to America, folky roots, broken hearts, independence and Mexican kids shooting fireworks Hey, baby, it’s the Fourth of July! Alvin is backed in this version by Los Cenzontles, Tex-Mex accordion superstar Flaco Jimenez and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos.

Here’s the original music video, so old it’s in black and white!

Mas…Dave Alvin, Flaco Jimenez, David Hidalgo y Los Cenzontles: ‘Hey, Baby, It’s the Fourth of July’

Pocho Ocho signs that you are a renter

Here at POCHO headquarters, not all of us own our own homes. As a matter of fact, some of us are the victims of less-than-concerned landlords. Oh, the joys of renting!

Here are the Pocho ocho signs that you’re renting:

8. Your towel rack is broken for weeks at a time and you have to hang your towel on the front stoop, which “brings down property values” but doesn’t lower your rent.

7. You can hear cats having sex on every side of your apartment complex in the middle of the night.

6. Toilets, showers and sinks occasionally overflow with water that smells funny.

Mas…Pocho Ocho signs that you are a renter