Archive for ‘January, 2011’


Is overdiagnosis the biggest problem posed by modern medicine?

Is overdiagnosis the biggest problem posed by modern medicine?

Doctors joke that healthy people, are simply folks who haven't gone through enough medical testing. Patients who visit doctors often, get poked, prodded, x-rayed, tested and re-tested. What starts out as a mild burning sensation from drinking apple cider, leads to a diagnosis of acid reflux disease. Cold hands on the ski slope? Reynaud’s Disease. […]

Down and out (and depressed about it) in LA County

Down and out (and depressed about it) in LA County

Diagnosed cases of depression rose by almost 50% over the last decade in LA County. Is the traffic, smog, isolation, lack of health care and jobs to blame? We don’t know what accounted for the sharp increase, but a new study by the LA County Department of Public Health showed that cases of depression rose […]

Beacon Media caught up with Halford and Dramarama bass player Mike Davis chatting up Michelle Mills (aka Naughty Mickie) at the NAMM show recently between signing autographs.

Beacon Media caught up with Halford and Dramarama bass player Mike Davis chatting up Michelle Mills (aka Naughty Mickie) at the NAMM show recently between signing autographs.

Temple City Musician Mike Davis Chats up Doo Dah Queen at 2011 NAMM Show – Photo by Terry Miller A great bass player who is not only a funny guy who just happens to live in Temple City but Mike Davis leads a double life, serving as sous chef for the FrontRunner at Santa Anita […]

County to recommend Athens for trash hauling franchise

County to recommend Athens for trash hauling franchise

The LA County Board of Supervisors will receive a recommendation to approve Athens Services as Altadena’s sole trash hauler next month. According to Elizabeth Morris, the supervisor for the franchise project at the LA County Dept. of Public Works, if the supervisors approve the contract with Athens, as seems likely, the county will push for […]

City Sip

City Sip

WHY ‘Wine for the people’ (or so says its slogan), in working-people’s Echo Park, with affordable tastings, charcuterie and small plates, as well as fun wine classes. WHAT A groovy wine bar for an increasingly groovy neighborhood, City Sip is part wine bar and part wine school. Six nights a week, owner Nicole Daddio pours […]

Winter’s Flowers

Winter’s Flowers

The flowering pear trees are blooming. Their white blossoms always show up in January and February as if they’re emulating the nearby mountain snow. Soon, cherry trees will get all the attention. They’re dramatic and beautiful, but I’m a sucker for the flowering pear. Any tree that decides to make flowers in the middle of […]

Sediment and Sand

Sediment and Sand

Although the January 25th meeting of the Hahamongna Watershed Park Advisory Committee was well attended, it was a low-key affair. Folks were calm and polite. But if there had been any sand at Casita del Arroyo, one might have seen toes drawing lines in it. Many citizens don’t want Hahamongna to be another Arcadia Woodlands […]

Monopole Not So Hot

Monopole Not So Hot

A few nights ago, a friend and I were debating whether to go to Elements Kitchen (and its swanky bar) or drop in to Monopole Wine before a movie. We were more in the mood for wine and reasoned that newcomer Monopole would be a better choice. Wrong. But it looked okay at first. I […]

La Crescenta & Montrose

La Crescenta & Montrose

I Thought This Was Glendale! The Facts What It Is: Sister suburbs at the bast of the San Gabriel Mountains, north of Glendale and west of La Cañada, about twelve miles north of downtown L.A; unincorporated, they are overseen by the L.A County goverment Population: 18,532 Ethnic Diversity: White folks make up a considerable majority, […]

Pasadena Independent Jan 27, 2011

Pasadena Independent Jan 27, 2011

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