Suspected bike thief arrested in wig disguise after ex-bounty hunter, Facebook group run stakeout

“Gray tailed him for a few blocks, when, he said, Wells found an easy target: a red cruiser bike tethered with a cable lock. With a snip, the bike was free and Wells was on the move, Gray said.

Wells pedaled up to the Lowe’s hardware store on Elysian fields where he tried to sell the ride to the day laborers out front, Gray said. Finding no takers, Wells approached Gray, he said.

“Know anyone who wants to buy a bike,'” Wells asked, according to Gray’s account.

Gray said he only had about $15 on him. Wells said that was good enough, and the deal was sealed, Gray said.”

Keep your eyes and ears out about suspicious behavior around bikes and report it to the Stolen Bikes Nola Facebook page. And DON’T use cable locks.

Suspected bike thief arrested in wig disguise after ex-bounty hunter, Facebook group run stakeout | NOLA.com.

Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan earns national recognition

Wouldn’t it be great to redevelop part of Congo Square, Canal Street and/or Poydras’ neutral grounds to mitigate water runoff in and around the Quarter?
I am very proud of the excellent work being done here on water management. Look for continued recognition for our region in regards to this issue.

One such project is the installation of a rain garden in the Filmore neighborhood in Gentilly. NORA, with the assistance of the LSU AgCenter and the city’s Mosquito Control Board, redeveloped a vacant lot at 5302 Wildair Drive by planting 129 native trees, including bald cypress trees and dwarf palmettos. The sidewalk was removed to allow rainwater to flow into the 11,100-square-foot site that can hold up to 88,000 gallons. The water then gradually flows into the city’s drainage system over the course of two days.

Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan earns national recognition | NOLA.com.

INDIE FILM FEST April 16-19

TIMECODE:NOLA’S INDIE FILM FEST FF|3 IS A FOUR DAY EVENT APRIL 16TH-19TH, 2015.

TIMECODE:NOLA SEEKS TO EMPOWER ALL FILMMAKERS AND ARTISTS, ESPECIALLY THOSE WORKING IN UNDERGROUND, EXPERIMENTAL, AND ALTERNATIVE FILMMAKING FORMATS. TIMECODE:NOLA BELIEVES ITS INDIE FILM FEST SHOULD ENCAPSULATE THE SPIRIT OF ITS CITY AND REFLECT THE UNIQUE, GRITTY, AND CREATIVE CULTURE OF NEW ORLEANS ITSELF.

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THURS 4/16 – KICK-OFF PARTY & SCREENING OF SHORT FILM SERIES BY LOCAL NEW ORLEANS FILMMAKERS.
Egg Yolk Jubilee performs acoustic at the party! Tacos & beer to kick off the night and celebrate local indie film. (8PM at Den of Muses) FREE!

FRI 4/17 – ONE REEL SUPER 8 FILM PREMIERE WITH COMEDIAN CHRIS TREW & PIANO HERO RATTY SCURVICS
Timecode’s infamous screening of the Super 8 One Reel Contest. Filmmakers made all edits in camera, and now will see it for the first time since being developed with the audience. Featuring live piano improvising the score & comedian commentary to these silent, black & white short films. (8pm at One Eyed Jacks)

FRI 4/17 – SAT 4/18 FILM SCREENINGS SERIES AT LOST LOVE LOUNGE & JUNCTION – FREE!
A rare opportunity to see ground-breaking independent films making their New Orleans premiere from our film fest exchange RxSm showcasing the best indie films on the indie film fest circuit in 2015.

SAT 4/18 – FILM CONFERENCE AT THE US MINT. FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Free workshops & local film showcase screening all day at the US Mint. Learn to paint with light through an experimental photography technique with stunning results. Find out how to get big budget looks on your film with a micro-budget in our cinematography hands-on workshop & catch up on the latest gear for indie filmmakers & students. Find out what film companies & organizations are in New Orleans that help make & support independent film while checking local films all day at The US Mint. (10-5pm at The US Mint)

SAT 4/18 – JOINT PICTURE PROJECT 2015 PREMIERE OF DUSK/DARK/NIGHT
One feature film spanning a single night in New Orleans from dusk to dawn made by 15 local filmmakers with 15 different stories in one single city. Come out for the opening night world premiere. (8pm at One Eyed Jacks)

SUN 4/19 – TIMECODE:NOLA SKATEBOARD FILM FEST – FREE!
Directors of skateboard films push the boundaries of creativity & filmmaking techniques. This celebration of skateboard films & filmmakers is a rare glimpse into an experimental genre passed over by most film fest, showcasing skate videos from around the nation & the premiere of ‘King of the City’ from NOLA skateboarders. (1-6pm at Den of Muses)

TBFQ (throwback French Quarter)

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Nine Roses brings its Vietnamese food to the French Quarter

Finally, the French Quarter gets Vietnamese food! It’s always been hard to believe that the old Quarter missed the emergence of our region’s favorite Asian cuisine.
Nine Roses is my personal fav of the West Bank Viet spots, so you can be sure to find me here regularly.

A few years ago, while a staff member of the public market organization Market Umbrella, I did a series of short films under the name “Go Fish”; one featured an interview with the Catholic leader of the NO East Vietnamese community, Father Vien, who gave the history of the New Orleans Catholic Vietnamese community:

Nine Roses brings its Vietnamese food to the French Quarter | NOLA.com.