Archive for ‘March, 2010’


Busy, Work

Busy, Work

Forgive me if I’m short on copy for the next couple of days or if my photos bear scant relation to my words. I’m busy busy busy sprucing up my presentation for this Thursday, April 1st, and setting a bad example for myself. If I haven’t already bugged–uh, mentioned it to you, I’m leading a […]

Settings: Part 24

Settings: Part 24

There’s a story here. Maybe more than one. But don’t worry, I won’t ask my clever readers to concoct their own versions… Wait a minute, of course I will! (It’s what I do!) So… if this were the setting for a scene in a movie, what would happen here? Read the Full Story at Glimpses […]

Spring “Starts” at the Farmers’ Markets

Spring “Starts” at the Farmers’ Markets

The season has officially begun, clocks have sprung forward, and farmers’ markets are filled with young plants — called “starts” — for our gardens. You’ll find growing advice and various heirloom tomatoes, such as Black Krim and San Marzano, at Windrose Farm at the Wednesday Santa Monica market, and every vegetable imaginable from Jimmy Williams’ […]

Fleur de Lys Patisserie

Fleur de Lys Patisserie

This quaint little patisserie only opened in November 2009, but it has already won many hearts, and not just because it’s a French oasis in the the Asian-food-dominated south San Gabriel Valley. The crème brûlée is torched when you order, the bread pudding is wonderfully sweet with cinnamon and chocolate chips, and the napoleon is […]

A Night of Noir at Vroman’s

A Night of Noir at Vroman’s

Some of the best, darkest writers in our neck of the woods are gathering at Vroman’s on Friday to celebrate the best in noir fiction, L.A. (and O.C.) style. Following on the tremendous success of Los Angeles Noir, the 2007 book edited by bestselling mystery writer (and Glendale resident) Denise Hamilton, Akashic Books is back […]

New guerilla art in Pasadena …

New guerilla art in Pasadena …

Well, the art was new when it was up, hugging a palm tree in Defenders Park at the southwest corner of Colorado and Orange Grove. But that was weekend before last, when this … stuffed effigy depicting someone I perhaps should recognize but don’t … clung there early on a Saturday morning. It was captured […]

Altadena sheriffs honor pioneering women

Altadena sheriffs honor pioneering women

There was laughter, tears, and stories of heroism at the Community Center this morning as the deputies of the Altadena Sheriff's Station honored their first three female patrol deputies. The gathering was in part in memory of retired Deputy Charlene "Charlie" Rottler, who died Jan. 3 of this year, but also in honor of Judy […]

Taking a trip: Brotherhood of Eternal Love

Taking a trip: Brotherhood of Eternal Love

The 1960s was a time of war, domestic strife, civil rights, trips to the moon and trips on acid. Inspired by Timothy Leary and his belief in LSD as way to understanding, the “Brotherhood of Eternal Love” (also known as the “hippie mafia”) set out to spread love—and drugs—throughout the world. In his book Orange […]

Cowboys and Indians: An Alternate History

Cowboys and Indians: An Alternate History

The West was won with blood and guns. Or was it? Well, probably yes. I saw Dances with Wolves, though, and sometimes cowboys and Indians did get along. How often? Find out at an upcoming lecture at the Huntington by Stephen Aron, a UCLA history professor and the executive director of the Autry Institute for […]

Trigger for food addiction and drug addiction the same

Trigger for food addiction and drug addiction the same

Lab rats were fed some especially delicious food so Scripps Research Institute scientists could find out what caused them to overeat and become obese. It turns out the same biochemical mechanism that controls the compulsion to overeat also controls the compulsion that drives people into drug addiction. This means that junk food binging is very […]

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