Archive for ‘April, 2010’


What’s next for Arizona’s controversial immigration law?

What’s next for Arizona’s controversial immigration law?

Now that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed SB 1070 into law, the action will move to the courts. MALDEF, the Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund, condemned the aggressive anti-immigrant bill as unconstitutional and vowed to pursue all legal avenues to challenge it. The measure, authored by State Senator Russell Pearce, puts cops […]

Great Wine Deals at Saddle Peak

Great Wine Deals at Saddle Peak

One of our favorite special-occasion restaurants, Saddle Peak Lodge, is currently offering an amazing discount: 50% off any and all bottles of wine on its list on Thursday and Friday evenings. The lingering recession has led to many such discounts around town, but most are only offered on slow evenings (Monday or Tuesday), and often […]

Wood & Bones: Chronicle of a Cottage, Part 6

Wood & Bones: Chronicle of a Cottage, Part 6

So we haven’t made much physical progress this week because of the rain. We’re also trying to get up to speed with a general plan to submit to the permit office, but we’re still working out the basic layout of the house. Our dining room table is deep in books about plumbing, framing, contracting, Craftsman homes….

Zen Monday: #93

Zen Monday: #93

Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo’s about. There’s no right or wrong. It means what you think it means, or what you want it to mean. I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something […]

The Legend of the Meadows Chupacabra

The Legend of the Meadows Chupacabra

… has nothing to it, we're afraid. Last week, Jane Brackman asked for reports of sightings of a hairless, coyote-like canid who was seen around the Meadows (she is tracking the migration of this species, which is not a Chupacabra, by the way).  When we checked in with her at the Green Carriage House tour […]

Settings: Part 26

Settings: Part 26

I hadn’t planned on playing my favorite game again so soon, but when I drove past the library and saw the tree from yesterday’s post being used as a backdrop for yet another South Pas film shoot, I couldn’t resist. Since this actually is a setting for a movie, what do you think the scene […]

Springtime Sunday

Springtime Sunday

Another day of perfect weather, and a good time to enjoy the many activiites the day will bring. This morning, the Mt. Wilson Bicycling Association held a pancake breakfast and fundraiser on the Cobb Estate to help pay for their trail restoration work.   Quite a crowd gathered a short hike from the estate's gates. […]

Kulov’s Tea Festival

Kulov’s Tea Festival

Once a small, intimate tea tasting among friends, Kulov’s Tea Festival has grown over the past ten years into a celebration of tea with educational workshops, exhibitions, tea tasting booths and live musical performances. This year’s event at Royal/T in Culver City kicks off with a free lecture on tea and fair trade (Saturday, 11 […]

It’s Almost ArcLight Time

It’s Almost ArcLight Time

Every construction project we’ve ever heard of takes months, if not years, and goes long over schedule. So it’s quite extraordinary that Pacific Theatres, owner of the theater complex at the Paseo, is pulling off a total renovation of the space in a mere five weeks. The former Pacific Theatres at the Paseo closed earlier […]

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Here’s a photo taken outside Pasadena: an overview of one small section of the gargantuan Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the UCLA campus. The fun part: going down the Janss steps. The good-for-me part: going up them. Diving into the crowd was the insane part. I went Saturday with my brother and sister-in-law. […]

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