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A scholar’s retreat

A scholar’s retreat
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I had a dear friend, actually a couple of friends, ask me to write about my Scholar’s Retreat.  I think they meant the place I stayed while I was doing research at Berkeley as much as the experience I had in my role of scholar.  Big ol’ Venn overlap in that. Having a room or […]

Eastside Property: A Boyle Heights home for those who want to be in the pink

Eastside Property: A Boyle Heights home for those who want to be in the pink

Photo from Redfin The Eastsider had to double-check with Google Maps Street View to see if this Boyle Heights house (pictured) in the 200 block  of Indiana Street  is as pink as shown in the real estate listing photo. Yes, it’s that pink.  The nearly 1,200-square-foot home built in 1895  has “amazing potential,” according to […]

Bulletin Board: Echo Park Community Parade accepting entry applications

Bulletin Board: Echo Park Community Parade accepting entry applications

Submitted by the 2012 Echo Park Community Parade Committee The Echo Park Community Parade Committee would like to thank the schools, organizations, elected officials, businesses and Santa Claus for making last year’s parade a tremendous success and we hope you will join us this year.The Echo Park Community Parade is an ideal event for this […]

Calistoga’s Russian Orthodox Church

Calistoga’s Russian Orthodox Church

A friend asked me what is the most northern mission in Alta California.  It was a Bambi moment, you know deer in headlights analogy: because it was an unexpected question, because I didn’t have a real answer.  So out came a non-answer answer; to the effect that where you stop hearing Spanish names for places, […]

One injured in Highland Park shooting

One injured in Highland Park shooting

One male was injured in a late afternoon shooting today in Highland Park.  The victim was transported to a hospital in stable condition, said LAPD Officer Wendy Reyes.  The shooting took place at about 5:15 p.m. in the 200 block of Avenue 55, according to early reports. No further information was available. Read the Full […]

Looks we’ve been adopted

Looks we’ve been adopted

He started as a feral and looked this side of starving.   Larry thought he had the right credentials so he let him  hang around.  Leia figures he’s okay – for a cat.  After all, he’s not Larry, who has the heart of a dog in a cat’s skin.  Perhaps Leia knows Larry’s exceptional.   […]

How many candidates can fit on the 13th Council District ballot?

How many candidates can fit on the 13th Council District ballot?

There better be room for at least 12 names on next year’s ballot for the Council District 13 election.  L.A. Now reports that John Choi, an Echo Park resident and a member of the city’s Board of Public Works,  has become the 12th candidate to enter the race to replace termed-out Eric Garcetti as representative of […]

Napa Valley tripping

Napa Valley tripping

Never having been to Napa, Sonoma, or Mendocino, and being of a certain age, I talked James into spending time there. I remember old Sunset Magazines that spoke of this place in almost mystical terms.  Had no idea what we’d find. In brief – we found nature at all stages a bit of eco/Disney tiny […]

Stout Memorial Grove

Stout Memorial Grove

James loves nature. Photos – James Grimes

Los Feliz bank gets “yarn-bombed” in foreclosure protest

Los Feliz bank gets “yarn-bombed” in foreclosure protest

Photos courtesy KnitRiot Collective Some people take to the streets to march. Others organize boycotts or stage sit-in demonstrations. Then there are those whose preferred form of protest is to knit. This morning in Los Feliz, a group of mostly Eastside knitters, crafters and guerrilla artists known as the KnitRiot Collective made a statement about the […]

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