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For Sale: Space, Views and Serenity in Highland Park

For Sale: Space, Views and Serenity in Highland Park

Sponsored Post 1133 Toledo St. | 975,000 | Property Website This rare find in red-hot Highland Park provides high style and a great bedroom count in a quiet cul-de-sac location. Notes of cool California Modernism resound throughout the light-filled two level layout that seamlessly connects the living, dining and kitchen to tranquil outdoor spaces. The […]

A Brilliant Light Has Gone Out

A Brilliant Light Has Gone Out

This is the last photo I ever took of Jay Blackshaw. It was just a couple of days after her birthday in 2015, and a group of former Pasadena City Council field representatives and I threw her a luncheon party at the Silverado/Huntington Memory Care home in Alhambra. There was still a bit of a […]

Sure sign of summer

Sure sign of summer

Bowe’s lemonade stand | Photo by Sandy Driscoll SILVER LAKE —  This industrious kid named Bowe knows there’s nothing like a cool glass of freshly squeezed lemonade to beat the summer heat — especially at a $1 a pop.  He had a nice shady spot on West Silver Lake Boulevard near the Chandelier Tree when […]

Cheap Israeli eats in Silver Lake; Echo Park kink; Eagle Rock pasta

Cheap Israeli eats in Silver Lake; Echo Park kink; Eagle Rock pasta

BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL Mh Zh has captured the Israeli café vibe, according to the LA Weekly. Initially, the long wait, “rickety tables and chairs,” and “painfully Silver Lake-ian crowd” struck a nerve with restaurant reviewer Besha Rodell. But after paying for dishes, such as the potatoes with charred lemon and a lamb “ragooooo” at a […]

Democratic Senator Josh Newman on recall effort

Democratic Senator Josh Newman on recall effort

Freshman state Sen. Josh Newman, D-Fullerton, holds his daughter Cecily, six months, as he waits to be sworn-in to the state Senate, in Sacramento, Calif.; Credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP AirTalk® State Senator Josh Newman is the target of a recall effort for supporting Gov. Jerry Brown’s massive gas tax bill. The petition, led by former San […]

Democratic Senator Josh Newman on recall effort

Democratic Senator Josh Newman on recall effort

Freshman state Sen. Josh Newman, D-Fullerton, holds his daughter Cecily, six months, as he waits to be sworn-in to the state Senate, in Sacramento, Calif.; Credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP AirTalk® State Senator Josh Newman is the target of a recall effort for supporting Gov. Jerry Brown’s massive gas tax bill. The petition, led by former San […]

For Sale: View Home in Mt Washington Elementary School District Boasts Expansive Roof Deck

For Sale: View Home in Mt Washington Elementary School District Boasts Expansive Roof Deck

Sponsored Post 473 Quail Drive | $995,000 | Property Website Built in 2010, located within the highly coveted Mount Washington Elementary School District, this stunning view-home satisfies all your modern demands. An entire level dedicated to family-time and entertaining friends features an abundance of floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, which transform your kitchen, dining and separate […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events June 24 to 30

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events June 24 to 30

Here are events scheduled Saturday, June 24, to Friday, June 30.All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! A plaque unveiling, musical tribute and ceremony to rename the La Loma Bridge the John K. Van de Kamp Bridge Saturday, June 24, will begin […]

On The Market: Cypress Park triplex; Eagle Rock Craftsman; Monterey Hills condo by Debs Park

On The Market: Cypress Park triplex; Eagle Rock Craftsman; Monterey Hills condo by Debs Park

Around four dozen single-family homes, condos and other properties went up for sale on the Eastside during the last week. Here’s a sample of what’s new on the market: Cypress Park: Triplex to be delivered vacant – one 3-bedroom unit and two 2-bedrooms. $875,000. Eagle Rock: 3-bedroom/2-bath Craftsman plus a stand-alone guest house. $1,375,000. Monterey Hills: […]

AirTalk asks: what experiences shaped your view of law enforcement?

AirTalk asks: what experiences shaped your view of law enforcement?

Police watch activists gather in front of The Metropolitan Museum of Art as they march up 5th Avenue in response to the recent fatal shootings of two black men by police, July 7, 2016 on the Upper East Side in New York City.; Credit: Yana Paskova/Getty Images AirTalk® Last week, Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez […]

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