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Coming Home by Gale Cohen

Coming Home by Gale Cohen

Coming Home: November 4, 2008 (Written November 8, 2008) By Gale Cohen The TV screen was very small and encased in a furniture cabinet. The news segment showed a crowd of African Americans in their Sunday best church clothes. Men were holding their hats, clutching the hands of their children and wives, arm and arm [...]

Valentine’s Day: Love Potion #99

Valentine’s Day: Love Potion #99

The Spot Gourmet in Glendale is offering to take you out of the kitchen this Valentine’s Day with their Love Potion #99 menu: Teaser: Bacon-wrapped dates with chevre and almonds Passion Plate: Radicchio, red leaf lettuce, red endive, pomegranate seeds, red apples, dried cranberries, candied pecans, and a raspberry champagne vinaigrette Satisfy: Beef tenderloin served [...]

3rd Annual Lunar New Year Festival

3rd Annual Lunar New Year Festival

What exactly is a lunar year? A lunar year or lunar calendar is one that is based on the cycles of the moon phases. The problem with a lunar calendar is that it drifts away from the seasons. Each year, the start and end dates of each month drift by 11 days. In order to [...]

Sings for Supper: The Blue Plate Special

Sings for Supper: The Blue Plate Special

It’s an interesting combo: jazz and jokes. Performances à la carte hosts an evening of music and comedy on Tuesday, February 5th, featuring singers Carla Jaime Perez and Afton Hefley, plus vibes man Nick Mancini and comedian Nick Omana. “A blue plate special is generally comfort food,” says Perez. “Perfect for tougher, more challenging times like [...]

Conscious Capitalism & Whole Foods

Conscious Capitalism & Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market’s co-founder and co-CEO, John Mackey is making a special visit to Whole Foods Market Arroyo. Learn all about how to “do good” and “do good business” by grabbing a copy of his new book, Conscious Capitalism. By having your book signed by Mackey himself, Whole Foods Market Arroyo will donate $1 to the [...]

Ribbon Cutting at La Monarca

Ribbon Cutting at La Monarca

Ricardo Cervantes and Alfredo Livas grew up in Monterrey, Mexico’s third largest city located in the northeastern part of the country. As kids, the two friends grew up enjoying the rich variety of bread and pastries (pan dulce), which are household staples in Mexico. After moving to Los Angeles, both friends continued their search for [...]

“Imaginary Surfing at Big Sur” by Larry Wilson

“Imaginary Surfing at Big Sur” by Larry Wilson

Imaginary Surfing at Big Sur for Michael Murphy at 80 By Larry Wilson   This is the real world Same as that old world You imagine you live in More realistically The cliffs with their real Esalen hot sulfur water bursting Out where they did the books On an abacus Doesn’t make the books less [...]

Tour of Bertram Goodhue’s Legacy: Caltech

Tour of Bertram Goodhue’s Legacy: Caltech

Join us for a one-hour tour of Bertram Goodhue’s sublime architectural legacy on the Caltech campus, where original buildings provide a rich display of an innovative design vocabulary that followed Goodhue’s ground-breaking work at the Panama-California Exposition in San Diego (1915). Accompanying us on our walking tour of the campus will be Romy Wyllie, historian, [...]

Little Flower: Foley Cake

Little Flower: Foley Cake

After the bite of last week’s inaugural recipe of gumbo by Chef Claud Beltran, this week we tip to the sweet end of the scale with Foley Cake from Little Flower Candy and Cafè, owner Christine Moore, and her incredible book Little Flower: Recipes from the Cafè, published by Prospect Park Books, owned by Colleen [...]

Digging Deeper at Kidspace

Digging Deeper at Kidspace

Kids can take their first steps toward becoming apaleontologists by brushing though recycled SAFDEK to uncover plant and animal fossils. Children of all ages can try to identify fossils from an Albertosaurus, Archaeopteryx, or the ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex. Daily “Fossil Hunt” explorations teach kids how to identify different fossil types like Trace, Cast, and True Form [...]

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