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Mother’s Day Brunch 2012

Mother’s Day Brunch 2012

At a certain point Mother’s Day changes meaning.  Well, perhaps not for everyone, but it has at the Martinez/Grimes household. Sharing our time with Leia and her favorite past time is a great way to spend a laid back morning.  Yogurt is good for the coat and tasty, too.  Then there is time for portraits […]

Soon-to-open Silver Lake restaurant up for grabs at $8,000 a month

Soon-to-open Silver Lake restaurant up for grabs at $8,000 a month

Westerly Coffee Shop interior/LoopNet The Westerly Coffee Shop, now taking shape inside the former La Parrilla restaurant in Silver Lake, is still weeks away from opening but the Sunset Boulevard restaurant space is already up for rent at $8,000 a month in addition to $200,000 in key money.   Steve Edelson and Sonny Roul, who have […]

Adios Gaby

Adios Gaby

Last night was the series end for Desperate Housewives.  I became a viewer when it was well into its run.  I wouldn’t say I couldn’t wait for Sunday at 9, but I enjoyed the show most Sundays, with a glass of wine. The husbands and wives of Wisteria Lane had complex marriages; in some ways […]

Lock up your cars, Silver Lake

Lock up your cars, Silver Lake

Photo from Flickr So far this year criminals have driven away with more than 60 cars and trucks from across Silver Lake while more than 100 other vehicles have been broken into.   The volume of vehicle-related crime has prompted the detectives of the Rampart Division, which patrols the area south of Sunset Boulevard, to warn […]

Pioneering Chicano artist shows new work in Highland Park

Pioneering Chicano artist shows new work in Highland Park

Photos by Martha Benedict Frank Romero, whose murals and public art can be found across Los Angeles, is still busy creating new work after a career that spans more than 40 years. Some of Romero’s  new work is on display at Avenue 50 Studio, the Highland Park gallery that hosted an opening reception Saturday night […]

News & Notes from Atwater, Echo Park, El Sereno & Silver Lake

News & Notes from Atwater, Echo Park, El Sereno & Silver Lake

This Way, East L.A. | Photo by catheadsix/Flickr Police looking for El Sereno robber shown on video. Eastside 911 City manager whose department oversees neighborhood councils now running for Council District 13. KPCC Nashville blog takes aim at the Tennessee singer who goes on the hunt for Echo Park and Silver Lake hipsters in music […]

Grand, just grand.

Grand, just grand.

There’s a lot of good work that takes place in any town.  People are willing to help each other and often are more than willing to help those who travel in very different circles.  Talents are shared, volunteer hours accrue, and in Pasadena, houses are made ready.   Last week I was volunteering my time […]

Señor Fish dives into Echo Park restaurant scene

Señor Fish dives into Echo Park restaurant scene

It look several months longer than expected, but Mexican restaurant  Señor Fish has opened in Echo Park. The space, a former Pescado Mojado at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Logan Street, is still not finished but the arched ceiling with exposed wood  beams impressed the first diners at the Mexican restaurant. “The food was […]

Homeland Security conducts Glassell Park investigation

Homeland Security conducts Glassell Park investigation

Glassell Park residents wondered what was going on this morning near Avenue 30 and Edward Street, where it looked like an LAPD “special forces” unit was on the scene near a duplex, according to one man. However, according to Lt. Steven Flores with the Northeast Division, the officers on the scene were with Homeland Security, […]

Occidental College fires football coach in wake of recruiting investigation

Occidental College fires football coach in wake of recruiting investigation

Photo from Occidental College Occidental College fired Dale Widolff as head football coach after a 30-year long career at the Eagle Rock college amid an NCAA investigation into alleged recruiting violations, the second investigation involving Widolff in the past two years. “We take violations of the rules very seriously and believe that, however difficult, we […]

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