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Local Pushcart Prize Nominees

Local Pushcart Prize Nominees
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Gratitude to poet, author, and publisher of Golden Foothills Press Thelma T. Reyna for informing us of several local poets who have been nominated for the esteemed Pushcart Prize. Describing the 6 selected poets, Thelma Reyna states: These are highly dedicated writers, most of them having written poetry for most, if not all, of their […]

Showcase House: 1918 Mission Revival

Showcase House: 1918 Mission Revival

The word is this 1918 Mission Revival was designed by the esteemed and prolific local architect Myron Hunt (think Huntington Library, Caltech, Occidental College, and the Ambassador Hotel). More specifically, the mansion is “thought” to have been designed by Myron Hunt, according to official text. What is certain is that this 16,000 square feet main […]

Houzz & Gamble

Houzz & Gamble

Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen wanted to remodel their 4-bedroom ranch house in Palo Alto, according to George Anders, contributor to Forbes.com. And that’s when it all began…   One of oft-repeated catchphrases of (primarily) politicians running for office is living “the American dream,” of which one essential element is buying and owning one’s home. […]

Strike of Lightning

Strike of Lightning

Strike of Lightning by Patricia Wells McMillan Like a strike of lightning – zap! cars, colours, people, architecture: what’s going on around me, makes me very excited HAVE to take that shot, Love to experiment and just see what happens. Life is short, so what the hell. My motto is Just have fun. Throwing “scared” […]

Trained Dogs for Adoption.org

Trained Dogs for Adoption.org

Loyal, personality, special, companion. These are the traits that TrainedDogsForAdoption.org look for and develop in its last-resort rescue dogs. TDFA was founded to train and help place German Shepherds, which traditionally are difficult to place. “To our knowledge, no local rescue has ever specialized in the rehabilitation of high-drive and sometimes mischievous working shepherds residing […]

Art of the City Wall: Mixed Message

Art of the City Wall: Mixed Message

As a quick intro, there are four things to know about Bill Wishner: —He is 74 years old. —Though retired from his medical practice, Dr. Wishner is still a professor of medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at USC “helping to teach medical ethics.”¹ —For thirty years his focus was photography, primarily on-stage portraits […]

Vampire Mermaids, Tyrannical Aliens & Magical Watches

Vampire Mermaids, Tyrannical Aliens & Magical Watches

Julia Edwards is a writer. A lover of writing. A groupie of words. And she wants to spread the delight and adventure of writing. Her 2-year-old StoryLab continues to expand its creative classes. The mission? Get kids to dig the written word. From treasure hunts to The Scallion student-created newspaper, from playwriting to create-your-own class, […]

Pretty, Powerful, Pasta

Pretty, Powerful, Pasta

Pretty, Powerful, Pasta Recipe from Living Luxe Gluten Free by Michelle Lee This recipe came together when my pantry and fridge were bare. Unable to get to the store, I was limited to tomatoes, broccoli, and Trader Joe’s quinoa fusilli pasta. I combined them all then added garlic, olive oil, and anchovies to the mix. […]

The Jubilee Singers: MLK Weekend Concert

The Jubilee Singers: MLK Weekend Concert

Forty-seven years ago, professor, conductor, and Los Angeles native Albert McNeil created The McNeil Jubilee Singers and in 1968 the Singers went on their first European tour. What do they sing? “The vast body of folk music termed ‘African-American.’ Donna Perlmutter of the L. A. Times has reviewed the Singers, writing: “It doesn’t take strict […]

Ancient Roots to Chinatown & Art of Fresh Pasta

Ancient Roots to Chinatown & Art of Fresh Pasta

Victuals and libations, history and knowledge is a combination that is truly tailored to our interests. The Huntington and Urban Kitchen present two classes, which we believe will satisfy on all counts: Art Bites’ Taste of Art: From Ancient Roots to Chinatown Art of Fresh Pasta Maite Gomez-Rejón of Art Bites connects with the current […]

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