Archive for ‘July, 2010’


Settings: Part 30

Settings: Part 30

It’s no wonder South Pas acts as a backlot for Hollywood. Not only does our city play a recurring role in film and television as America’s hometown, but at ten minutes from downtown Los Angeles it still has a few unpaved rural pockets like this one. So… (you all know what’s coming) if you were […]

Presumptuous Detective

Presumptuous Detective

It’s not like I go to Target every day. But one has occasion to stop in at least once in a while. I visit the one at 777 E. Colorado Blvd. (there’s another one at 3121 East Colorado). You’d think somewhere in five years of shopping one would notice hundreds of little hand prints on […]

Guillaume Canet delves into Cold War espionage in Farewell

Guillaume Canet delves into Cold War espionage in Farewell

Larry talks with actor Guillaume Canet about the new thriller, Farewell, based on a true story, about the biggest theft of Soviet information in the Cold War. Canet also opens up about his relationship with Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

"Down and Derby" – an insider’s history and how-to guide to Roller Derby

"Down and Derby" – an insider’s history and how-to guide to Roller Derby

The once-dying, underground sport of roller derby seems to be making a comeback – over the past five years, a mere handful of leagues have grown to more than 400 leagues with over 17,000 skaters worldwide, and the sport got top billing in last year's film <i>Whip It</i>, starring Ellen Page. KPCC's own Alex Cohen, […]

Laurie Ochoa, Editor

Laurie Ochoa, Editor

Laurie Ochoa, editor of the much-talked-about new L.A. literary quarterly Slake, grew up in Whittier, close enough to Pasadena to decorate floats with high school friends and camp on Colorado Boulevard to see the parade. She was drawn to words as a student, and set out on the path to being an editor right out of school—first […]

Just Guessing (Part 2)

Just Guessing (Part 2)

It was still quite light out of doors, but inside with the curtains drawn and the smouldering fire sending out a dim, uncertain glow, the room was full of deep shadows.–Kate Chopin Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

The New Chaos Chronicles Podcast is up! And I am off!

The New Chaos Chronicles Podcast is up! And I am off!

First things First. Where are my mini-van keys? Hitting the Oregon Trail bright and early in the morning. That only leaves an entire car to pack tonight. But I did manage to get in a podcast today– in the middle of the last-minute work/pack/where- are -my- keys scramble. Listen for The Chaos Chronicles: Last Minute […]

Final China Images Before Moving On

Final China Images Before Moving On

Not too long ago Michael Ma, a sweet young man who works for the Service Center for International Exchanges in the Xicheng District of Beijing, would have been arrested for wearing this shirt. He accompanied our delegation almost everywhere and we got to know him pretty well during our China sister city trip. He’s a […]

Stairway to A Secret

Stairway to A Secret

If you’re willing to get off the main path, Lower Arroyo Park will give up its secrets. Stone walls, steep trails, hidden stairways and more lie waiting in the underbrush along the walls of the Arroyo. I’ve sometimes wondered if these human-made bits might be traces of Busch Gardens. The walls, maybe. Some are old, […]

Altadena Hardware gets new local owners

Altadena Hardware gets new local owners

(Pictured: Jimmy, Paula, and Jim Orlandini) After over a year of failed hopes and uncertainty — not to mention a bus crashing into the front of the store —  Altadena Hardware will remain open with new owners:  Altadena residents seasoned by a lifetime in the hardware business. Jim and Paula Orlandini took over Altadena Hardware […]

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