Archive for ‘February, 2011’


Comedy Congress live from the Crawford Family Forum!

Comedy Congress live from the Crawford Family Forum!

The only true medicine for the pain of politics is laughter—after all, if we weren’t laughing at the (mostly) unintentional humor emanating from Washington D.C. and state capitols, chances are we’d be crying. As Republicans take over the House gridlock has settled into Congress while both sides insist on refighting old fights. Haven’t we seen […]

The trees along this city street…

The trees along this city street…

The trees along this city street,Save for the traffic and the trains,Would make a sound as thin and sweetAs trees in country lanes. And people standing in their shadeOut of a shower, undoubtedlyWould hear such music as is madeUpon a country tree. Oh, little leaves that are so dumbAgainst the shrieking city air,I watch you […]

All(4+1)=1(4+All) at Caltech this weekend

All(4+1)=1(4+All) at Caltech this weekend

Photo by Cindy De Mesa, Cindy De Mesa Photography and used by permission. If you thought the folks at Caltech were just a bunch of jocks, Theater Arts at the California Institute of Technology (TACIT) is presenting an adaptation of Dumas’ classic swashbuckling tale of The Three Musketeers, their companion D’Artagnan, and the lady villain […]

Anne-Elizabeth Sobieski, Painter

Anne-Elizabeth Sobieski, Painter

It is always uplifting to get to know someone who is spending her life pursuing work that gives her great pleasure, and so I was greatly inspired after meeting Pasadena native and artist Anne-Elizabeth Sobieski. I sat down with this cheerful painter, teacher, and student to talk about her nearly 20-year love of painting and the […]

Props for Peeps

Props for Peeps

Local folk have heard Steve Scauzillo’s name. He’s the opinions editor of the San Gabriel Valley Newspapers. Now his name is being heard nationally because yesterday he accepted the Aldo Leopold Award for Distinguished Editorial Writing. According to Editor and Publisher, The Wilderness Society presents the award every year “to an editorial writer who has […]

St. Elizabeth Mardi Gras this weekend

St. Elizabeth Mardi Gras this weekend

Join St. Elizabeth of Hungary’s Catholic Church this weekend for a Mardi Gras Carnival, today through Sunday. Among the events featured are: live music performances, carnival rides, a beer garden, several food booths, a shoe-box float parade, a raffle with an Apple iPad as first prize, games for kids and teens (with prizes), and contests […]

High school teacher’s job in jeopardy over blog posts

High school teacher’s job in jeopardy over blog posts

When "Ms. Munroe," a local high school teacher in Pennsylvania, started a blog as a way of keeping in touch with friends and family she had no idea that it would one day be discovered by students and embroil in a debate about the limits of online speech. The teacher's blog posts often referred to […]

A man with a stammer or a dancer with demons? It’s Oscar time.

A man with a stammer or a dancer with demons? It’s Oscar time.

The 83rd annual Academy Award presentation is Sunday night. James Franco and Anne Hathaway are hosting. The two are rumored to be reenacting famous movie scenes. So if you don’t want to hear their rendition of “You’re the One that I Want” from the musical Grease, you may want to locate the mute button. Oh […]

Best of the Wurst

Best of the Wurst

Don’t blame us for the bad pun—that’s thanks to pun-lover KPCC’s John Rabe, who chatted with Eat LA’s Linda Burum about LA’s best sausages as part of the regular EatLA on Off-Ramp series. The show airs Saturday, February 26th at noon and Sunday, February 27 at 7 p.m. We’ll be watching the Oscars then, so […]

Cunard’s Queen Victoria to Meet Sister Ship Queen Mary

Cunard’s Queen Victoria to Meet Sister Ship Queen Mary

Cunard’s Queen Victoria to Meet Sister Ship Queen Mary For Cunard Royal Rendezvous in Long Beach Harbor Grand Celebration Fireworks Planned for Thursday 3 March : As Cunard’s Queen Victoria nears the end of her debut Americas season and the last of four calls to the Port of Los Angeles, she will make history when […]

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