Archive for ‘March, 2010’


Here, kitty kitty …

Here, kitty kitty …

Folks around Hollyslope Road have been visited by a bobcat in recent weeks.  Marty Ruch took this picture, which has been shared among the Hollyslope Road newsgroup members by moderator Bill Westphal (who, as usual, is on the case and will try to take better pictures). If you're living in the neighborhood, keep your pets […]

Everyday Magic

Everyday Magic

“Mommy,” my four year old daughter said, “what is that thing?” “What thing?” I said. “THAT thing.” She said. “That thing over there that looks like a moon on top of a little chimney that doesn’t have a house under it.” “What do you think it is?” I said. “I think it’s where the flower […]

It Takes Years to Make One of These

It Takes Years to Make One of These

Sometimes I need to let my lungs expand into wider spaces than city streets can hold, and let my eyes rest on something other than what they see day in and day out. Vasquez Rocks is named for Tiburcio Vasquez, a nineteenth-century outlaw who used the rocks as a hideout and even reportedly passed through […]

A new hipster lunch truck: "Frysmith"

A new hipster lunch truck: "Frysmith"

Yep, another gourmet roach coach is heading our way Tuesday: Frysmith will be an an undetermined Altadena location tomorrow night from 6-9 PM (it's French fries, of course!).  We'll let you know where they're going to be as soon as they do! Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

This Week’s SGV Food Truck Stops

This Week’s SGV Food Truck Stops

If you follow food in L.A., you know that we’re in the middle of an absolute explosion of twittering gourmet food trucks. The estimated number jumps every week — last I heard it was in the eighties. Even Canter’s Deli has a twittering truck now. If you’ve followed the trend, you probably also know that […]

Showcase House Gives Out $554,000

Showcase House Gives Out $554,000

This year’s Pasadena Showcase House of Design opens April 18, but 42 local musical arts organizations are already celebrating. More than $554,000 in grants were announced by members of the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA). Although designers are still at work at the historic Cravens estate, tickets are available at the website or […]

We need to be two people today ….

We need to be two people today ….

… getting firehosed with household/family needs today — we'll have some updates late tonight, and more stuff for tomorrow morning!  Thanks for your patience! Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Vroman’s Bestsellers 3/22/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers 3/22/2010

Hardcover Fiction House Rules, Jodi Picoult The Surrendered, Chang-Rae Lee The California Roll, John Vorhaus The Girl Who Played With Fire, Stieg Larsson Murder in the Palais Royal, Cara Black Angelology, Danielle Trussoni Help, Kathryn Stockett Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Seth Grahame-Smith The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver The Spellmans Strike Again, Lisa Lutz Hardcover Nonfiction Tattoos […]

Cart for a Cause Hits the Streets

Cart for a Cause Hits the Streets

It’s a natural. Tomorrow, the Cart for a Cause, the country’s first philanthropic food truck, serves its first chef-made lunches here in L.A. Tuesdays through November, catch this big red food truck and you can buy a great $10 lunch (includes beverage!) prepared by one of L.A.’s finest chefs. Added value: $6.50 of that goes […]

The Future History of the Arctic

The Future History of the Arctic

You probably wouldn't live in the Arctic if someone gave you a million dollars, but that may be the Arctic of the past. Things are heating up now, quite literally. In his new book "The Future History of the Arctic," Charles Emmerson dicusses the rapidly changing Arctic landscape. With global warming, melting icecaps have cut […]

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