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Yulktide Customs of Old Scotland Celebrated At El Portal Tuesday After Lord Provost Tours the City

Yulktide Customs of Old Scotland Celebrated At El Portal Tuesday After Lord Provost Tours the City

  There will be a considerable amount of pomp and circumstance at the popular El Portal Restaurant Tuesday evening when the Right Honorable Bob Winter, the Lord Provost of Scotland will be dining with our very own Honorable Mayor Bill Bogaard. We’re not sure if Haggis will be on the menu at El Portal […] […]

In the electronic age, is it possible to vanish without a trace?

In the electronic age, is it possible to vanish without a trace?

In the age of Facebook, Twitter and constant email access, can someone disappear and start over again? That’s the question WIRED contributor Evan Ratliff posed to his editors before he dyed and cut his hair, printed fake business cards, and donned the name “James Gatz.” He sold his car and tried to vanish for an […]

Any ‘hope’ in Copenhagen?

Any ‘hope’ in Copenhagen?

Have we made progress is some areas? Have we regressed in others? Are we any closer to a treaty? So many questions… do we have any answers? After a full week of the Climate Summit in Copenhagen, we check in to see if we are any closer to solving, what some are calling, the crisis […]

Cleaving: a story of marriage, meat and obsession

Cleaving: a story of marriage, meat and obsession

The author and heroine of “Julie and Julia,” the New York Times bestseller, has written about another journey into the world of food. Julie Powell joins Larry in studio to talk about her new memoir, which tells the story of being torn between the husband she adores, the affair she can’t resist, and the apprenticeship […]

12 Days of Bubbly

12 Days of Bubbly

The 12 days of Christmas will be celebrated with 12 days of $5 sparkling wine at Vertical Wine Bistro, the swank second-floor boîte in Old Pasadena. In-house wine expert David Haskell (they call him the “Wine Dude,” but we just can’t do that) will have two choices of quality bubbly each of the two weeks […]

Oh Christmas Tree…

Oh Christmas Tree…

Sure, there are more elaborate holiday decorations around town, but this little tree trunk on Mission is just so earnest in its festive spirit — even with the unswept leaves below and all those burned-out bulbs — that I thought it deserved a place of honor here. (Charlie Brown would understand.) Read the Full Story […]

Super Saturday Family Storytime at the Library, Dec. 19

Super Saturday Family Storytime at the Library, Dec. 19

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Zen Monday: #76

Zen Monday: #76

Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo’s about. There’s no right or wrong. It means what you think it means, or what you want it to mean. I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something […]

Floodwatch: Sun., Dec. 13

Floodwatch: Sun., Dec. 13

6 PM Relatively uneventful day, flood-wise, but we have to call it a night (family emergency).  Before we go, we do hear from the sheriff's that the four stranded Eaton Canyon hikers were recovered safely. 8 AM National Weather Service has extended the flash flood warning for Station Fire areas until 4:45 PM today. 7 […]

Pears, Signs and other Oddities related to Chaos Chronicles 213

Pears, Signs and other Oddities related to Chaos Chronicles 213

Hi, Chaos Crew…I recorded Chaos Chronicles podcast 213 on Friday; just sitting down to do the show write-up now!Click here to listen to the show. On this week’s show:– My strong stance against Line Cutters.– My thoughts on the big changes at Good Morning America ~ because it matters to me!Also on the show… all […]

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