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A Coffee Tree Grows in Cypress Park: Daughter sips and savors the fruits of her father’s labor

A Coffee Tree Grows in Cypress Park: Daughter sips and savors the fruits of her father’s labor

Alejandra Avila under her father’s coffee tree Cypress Park — Los Angeles is known for many things, but coffee production certainly isn’t one of them. Rarely do you find a mature coffee tree in the region because the climate makes it hard to produce. That’s what makes the lush, decades-old coffee tree standing in the corner […]

‘RadiCalifornia’: How the threat of ‘Californiacation’ is being leveraged in Nevada, Colorado and Texas races

‘RadiCalifornia’: How the threat of ‘Californiacation’ is being leveraged in Nevada, Colorado and Texas races

A section of the California seal hangs on the front of the State of California Earl Warren building January 22, 2007 in San Francisco, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® As November 6 draws nearer, it seems that California is becoming a point of contention in quite a few states, especially where GOP candidates are […]

Beautiful bobcat photographed in El Sereno’s Ascot Hills Park

Beautiful bobcat photographed in El Sereno’s Ascot Hills Park

Photo by Pedro Ramirez El Sereno  — Earlier this year we wrote about bobcat sightings at Ascot Hills Park. Today we can share a photo of a bobcat that was taken last week by Pedro Ramirez, a bird walk leader with the Audubon Center of Debs Park. The bobcat was photographed near the northern stretch of […]

Ethnicity, identity and family ancestry: Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test and its fraught implications

Ethnicity, identity and family ancestry: Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test and its fraught implications

Elizabeth Warren speaks during day two of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images AirTalk® Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has long been mocked by President Trump over her claims to Native American ancestry. So last week, Warren released a DNA test […]

5 entertaining events for kids, from a Spooktacular show at the Bob Baker Marionette Theatre to baby band practice in East L.A.

5 entertaining events for kids, from a Spooktacular show at the Bob Baker Marionette Theatre to baby band practice in East L.A.

Photo by Martha Benedict By JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ Are you out of ideas about things your kid can go do? Below are a variety of Eastside classes and events for youngsters. Learn music composition in Silver Lake The Silver Lake Branch Library offers a continuous developmental professional study in writing music for piano to full orchestra. […]

Modern Hilltop With Views and Yard 3BR/3BA in Montecito Heights

Modern Hilltop With Views and Yard 3BR/3BA in Montecito Heights

Sponsored Post 590 Montecito Drive | Montecito Heights This move-in ready 3BR/3BA home sits up in the Montecito Heights hills. Spacious with lovely views and a huge yard, this is the hilltop home you’ve been waiting for. Tastefully remodeled in recent years, enter from street level into a downstairs with a family room/den and bedroom […]

Highland Park: Sidewalk seating and shadows

Highland Park: Sidewalk seating and shadows

Photo by Katrina Alexy Highland Park — Thanks to Katrina Alexy for the photo at Avenue 52 and Monte Vista. More Highland Park stories  Got a news tip or photo to share? Submit it here Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

USC will pay $215 million to settle gynecologist sexual misconduct suit

USC will pay $215 million to settle gynecologist sexual misconduct suit

A young man rides a bicycle on the campus of the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California on May 17, 2018.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® After 93 more women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against University of Southern California gynecologist George Tyndall earlier this week, the University has decided […]

Two New Listings in Montecito Heights and Atwater Village by the Courtney + Kurt Real Estate Team

Two New Listings in Montecito Heights and Atwater Village by the Courtney + Kurt Real Estate Team

Sponsored Post 3744 Latrobe Street | Montecito Heights Post & Beam stunner with sunset views + pool! Perched at the top of Montecito Heights & situated on a double lot, this home has been lovingly updated for the long-haul. The light filled open-concept living spaces feature hardwood floors & oversized windows capturing the stellar views. The […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Pasadena Events October 20 to 26

Looking for Something to Do? Free Pasadena Events October 20 to 26

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Oct. 20, to Friday, Oct. 26. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! The annual Fall Festival at Victory Park Saturday, Oct. 20, from 2 to 6 p.m. will be filled with plenty of free family fun, […]

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