Archive for ‘August, 2010’


Justine Sharrock’s “Tortured: When Good Soldiers Do Bad Things”

Justine Sharrock’s “Tortured: When Good Soldiers Do Bad Things”

After the leaked photos of abused Abu Ghraib prisoners circulated throughout every media channel in 2004, a political scandal ensued with high-ranking officials denying the U.S. committed any sort of illegal torture in their interrogation tactics. Recent accusations include the army’s use of waterboarding on foreign prisoners. But while Karl Rove called waterboarding “appropriate” in […]

Saturday at the Bowl

Saturday at the Bowl

Thanks to our friends Gillian and Rick Gough, we sat in a box at the Tchaikovsky whatnot at the Hollywood Bowl Saturday night — the annual T-athon that climaxes with the real fireworks at the end of the “1812 Overture.” The company was great, the food and drink really good and I never fell asleep […]

Excessive heat warning Tues. & Wed.

Excessive heat warning Tues. & Wed.

The heat continues, tomorrow and Wednesday, shouts the National Weather Service: …EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TUESDAY TO 8 PM PDT WEDNESDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TUESDAY TO 8 PM PDT WEDNESDAY. THE EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IS NO LONGER […]

Secret credit cards & covert purchases between spouses

Secret credit cards & covert purchases between spouses

It’s no surprise that secrets can sabotage a marriage. Ask anyone whose partner has cheated on them. But there’s another form of dishonesty that can be just as destructive: secret spending. According to a recent survey of 200 Americans, more than 80% of married couples lie to each other about their purchases. And nearly 20% […]

Menchies

Menchies

Where can you go to load up on a bowl of frozen sweetness topped with four types of chocolate chips, rainbow sprinkles, jelly beans and hot fudge … and still rationalize that its health food? Welcome to Menchies, the frozen yogurt bar happily justifying decadent behavior on Mission, right next to Mike and Anne’s. For […]

Fusion Friday Finale

Fusion Friday Finale

Shame on us for neglecting to mention, until now, the Pacific Asia Museum’s Fusion Fridays series. So far, the Museum has celebrated the art and culture of India and Pakistan, Japan, and Thailand with special exhibitions, live music, dancing, gourmet food trucks, and a general air of sophisticated hobnobbery. This Friday’s focus is on China. […]

Zen Monday: #109

Zen Monday: #109

Zen Monday has arrived! It’s the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo’s about. I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something odd or silly. And unless I absolutely must say something I stay out of the comments box […]

Deputies to start VIDA program for at-risk youth

Deputies to start VIDA program for at-risk youth

by Devon Pettengillfor Altadenablog/Altadena Online Photo: Deputy Brad Reinford, who will help start the Altadena VIDA program, addresses attendees at the Altadena Community Center Thursday night. Members of the LA County Sheriff's Department met with community leaders on Aug. 19 at the Altadena Community Center to introduce the Vital Intervention Directional Alternatives (VIDA) program, soon […]

This Week at the Levitt (The End!)

This Week at the Levitt (The End!)

Free Music Under the Stars comes to a close this week. It’s been a very musical summer and we’ll be sad to see it go, which it will, thankfully, with a bang and not a whimper. Thursday it’s Chuck Mead, a co-founder of the Grammy-nominated BR549, serious players in the blossoming alt-country scene of the […]

Kid’s Night at Levitt Pavilion: Debi Derryberry

Kid’s Night at Levitt Pavilion: Debi Derryberry

It’s the last week of Levitt’s free summer concert series, which means it’s the last weekly Wednesday Children’s Night. We’ve seen all sorts of acts this summer, and we’ll see just one more: Raffi! No, just kidding, it’s not Raffi. Like the title says, it’s Debi Derryberry, who, in addition to being a children’s entertainer, […]

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