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Monrovia

Monrovia

Small Town U.S.A The Facts What It Is: A fourteen-square-mile city bordered by the San Gabriel Mountains to the north, Pasadena to the west, Arcadia to the south and Azusa to the east Population: 37,996 Ethnic Diversity: Primarily Caucasian and Hispanic, but also 9% African-American and 7% Asian, the latter of which is oddly small […]

Are humans getting dumber?

Are humans getting dumber?

The human race is losing weight. Unfortunately, it’s in the wrong place. 20,000 years ago, the average human brain was 1,500 cubic centimeters. Now it’s more like 1,350—it’s lost the volume of a tennis ball’s worth of neural matter. What’s the cause of the shrinkage? Scientists are divided, but some think civilization itself permits weaker-minded […]

Does self-awareness or self-delusion equal happiness?

Does self-awareness or self-delusion equal happiness?

If we obtain a deeper understanding of our psychological issues will that awareness bring change and ultimately a happier more well-adjusted life? Will the new awaking render us impervious to the grip of dysfunctional people and make our relationships with our family, friends and co-workers more fulfilling? What if we come to understand illusive parts […]

We’re on TV!

We’re on TV!

This morning, eagle-eyed Vromies spotted a certain independent bookstore on The Today Show’s segment about Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother author Amy Chua. They stopped by last week’s highly successful author event to get some shots of Chua’s reading, which showed up on this morning’s show. Check it out: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, […]

Arroyo Time Bank harvesting excess fruit this Saturday

Arroyo Time Bank harvesting excess fruit this Saturday

Wasting no time, the Arroyo Time Bank will be in the neighborhoods picking ripe fruit this Sat., Jan. 29, in the morning. Earlier this month, the Time Bank, RIPE Altadena, and Altadena Heritage held a meeting to look for ways to help decrease food waste in our area and keep in compliance with the Oriental […]

Ed’s Coffee Shop

Ed’s Coffee Shop

WHY First-rate short-order cooking served in a classic lunch-counter diner that’s been here for 50 years. WHAT With its lunch counter, black-and-white linoleum floor and retro feel, this small coffee shop would seem more suited to the Midwest than West Hollywood. But it’s beloved by locals for just that old-time atmosphere (and service), as well […]

Crime victim’s rights clinic at LASD HQ Sat.

Crime victim’s rights clinic at LASD HQ Sat.

The LA Sheriff’s Department will host "Knowing your Rights – As a Victim of Crime," a three hour clinic on Sat., Jan. 29, from 9 AM-noon at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Headquarters, 4700 Ramona Blvd., Monterey Park, CA 91754 Seating is limited. RSVP to JHVinfo@gmail.com Why: California Voters Passed the Crime Victims Bill […]

Help Restore Angeles National Forest

Help Restore Angeles National Forest

This spring is your chance to get involved in the very worthy task of re-planting the parts of the Angeles National Forest that were badly burned by the Station Fire of 2009. Environmental nonprofit TreePeople, which works to both increase the number of trees throughout the Los Angeles urban area and to restore forest areas […]

Time for Dine L.A Once Again

Time for Dine L.A Once Again

It’s time again for Dine LA week (or in this case, weeks–it’s two weeks long, so you can maximize your culinary exploration). Running this week and next—from January 23 to 28th and January 30 to February 4—it will once again organize many of the best restaurants in town into offering good-value fixed-priced meals. Here is […]

New Technology — Old School Image

New Technology — Old School Image

I’ve gone crazy. I’ve spent a fortune on cameras, lenses, editing software, laptops and computer memory. So what do I do? Take pictures with a retro camera app on my iPhone. I’m not the only one bitten by the iPhone camera bug, either. Former Cannes film festival prize winning director Park Chan-Wook shot his latest […]

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