Archive for ‘June, 2010’


Art Along the Gold Line

Art Along the Gold Line

The Gold Line Eastside extension turned 7 months old last week. The big story at the time was the brave new culinary world made easily accessible to SGV residents via public transportation. What has been less talked about is the potential bridging of the various artistic communities that make their home along the route—especially important […]

Whatchamacallit

Whatchamacallit

I’m not sure what it’s called. I’m not even sure exactly what it does. But I’m so glad that it’s painted all those happy colors… Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Moda Optique

Moda Optique

I’ve always dreaded getting new eyeglasses. I’ve put off shopping for frames. I’ll be wearing the things on my face, of all places, so they’d better be perfect. Apparently, what I’ve needed all along was Hratch, the owner, Optician and Eyewear Consultant at Moda Optique at 415 South Lake Avenue. John discovered Hratch (pronounced as […]

Mo Martin: winning isn’t just a sports thing

Mo Martin: winning isn’t just a sports thing

Reader Marc Striegel sends us this link from the Concord Monitor: a feature on Altadena's Mo Martin and her family .  Martin won the Duramed Futures USI Championship at Beaver Meadow Golf Course Sunday, part of a tour for aspiring LPGA contenders, and it looks like columnist Rebecca Lavoie fell a little in love with […]

“Every man in this village is a liar” – journalist Megan Stack on her time in Afghanistan, Pakistan

“Every man in this village is a liar” – journalist Megan Stack on her time in Afghanistan, Pakistan

It was a dream of an opportunity for Megan Stack. In September 2001, she was 25-years-old, vacationing in Paris and a national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. After the 9/11 attacks, Stack was quickly made foreign correspondent and transported to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Her initial excitement, though, quickly turned to disgust as she learned […]

Super Swooper: Cassini wraps up its lowest pass through Titan atmosphere

Super Swooper: Cassini wraps up its lowest pass through Titan atmosphere

Julie Webster On Sunday evening, my eyes were glued to eight windows on my computer screen, watching data pop up every few seconds. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft was making its lowest swing through the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan and I was on the edge of my seat. Trina Ray, a Titan orbiter science team co-chair, […]

Guest Post: Writing toward Mattering by Beth Kephart

Guest Post: Writing toward Mattering by Beth Kephart

As many reviewers of my novels have noted, my characters tend toward worry. Can they fit in, and should they? Will they be noticed, and by whom? Will they find, within themselves, the capacity and talent to leave the sort of mark they hope to someday leave upon the world? My characters live with doubt, […]

The Rational Optimist – is that an oxymoron?

The Rational Optimist – is that an oxymoron?

If you believe author Matt Ridley, life is getting better. Not only that, but it’s getting better at an accelerating rate. There’s more food and cash – and less violence and disease. And we’re all living longer. Sure, the world isn’t perfect. But all those pessimists who dominate the public discourse, warning that all hell […]

We Dish About Taco Trucks for KCET

We Dish About Taco Trucks for KCET

KCET is beefing up its website by hitting up other L.A. sites for content, and we were only too happy to support the public-television (now public multimedia) cause. Here’s what we shared with kcet.org for its Summer in LA series. Particular thanks to EAT: Los Angeles contributors Pat Saperstein and Bandini for their truck expertise. […]

Altadena artists open their home studios next weekend

Altadena artists open their home studios next weekend

by Devon Pettengill This coming weekend, McGinty's Gallery at the End of the World and the Underground Arts Society will host its first Altadena Artists Home Tour, featuring 25+ local artists  displaying their work at 11 homes. Tour hours are 10 AM -5 PM Sat., June 26, and 10 AM-3 PM, Sun., June 27. The […]

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