Archive for ‘May, 2011’


Vroman’s Bestsellers 5/22/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 5/22/11

Hardcover Fiction Calebs Crossing, Geraldine Brooks Spiders Web, Earlene Fowler Snowman, Jo Nesbo Leaving Van Gogh, Carol Wallace Fifth Witness, Michael Connelly Sixkill, Robert Parker Drop of the Hard Stuff, Lawrence Block Buried Prey, John Sandford Tigers Wife, Tea Obreht 2030, Albert Brooks Hardcover Non-Fiction In the Garden of Beasts, Erik Larson If You Ask […]

No Boundaries PUSD Art Show

No Boundaries PUSD Art Show

Art Night may have come and gone, but you can still dip your toe in the fresh stream of the PUSD “No Boundaries” student art show.  In consideration of those of us with busy schedules and good intentions, this excellent PUSD show will run through Sunday, May 29 in the space just below Trader Joes’s […]

Renu Nakorn

Renu Nakorn

WHY Robustly seasoned and beautiful food: jackfruit curry with pork, khao soi curry with noodles and chicken, an incendiary papaya salad, lemongrass-infused Isaan sausages and much, much more. WHAT Anxious fans can breathe easy—the destination Isaan-style Thai restaurant is back after a major (and much-needed) remodel, and it’s still worth the drive to Norwalk. The […]

Tennis, Anyone?

Tennis, Anyone?

I was wandering around the baseball fields at Arroyo Park the other day. While I was taking pictures of these cool shadows, a kid was playing catch with his grandfather. Their conversation went something like this: “You’ve got to throw it harder!” The grandfather said. “I don’t want to practice anymore!” The kid said. “You’re […]

Human remains found buried in the backyard of El Monte Home

Human remains found buried in the backyard of El Monte Home

  On May 20, 27 year old male contacted Alhambra PD and informed them of the whereabouts of human skeletal remains in El Monte. Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators responded and interviewed the individual, who led them to a residence in the 9400 block of Cortada Street, El Monte, where he said the remains were buried. Member’s […]

Should we say goodbye to puppy mills?

Should we say goodbye to puppy mills?

More than 56,000 dogs and cats were impounded in Los Angeles last year, one of the highest years on record, and many worry that this year could be worse. One Los Angeles councilman is proposing a solution. Councilman Paul Koretz wants to ban large-scale commercial animal mills that breed dogs, cats, chickens and rabbits. The […]

A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion

A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion

I’ve always had a desire to travel back in time. I’ve even written a novel about it called Camelot & Vine which, fingers crossed, is about to embark on its journey to get published. (I’ll keep you up-to-date.) I’m not the only one with this desire. We want to go back and take a look–safely, […]

Life, returning …

Life, returning …

Community correspondent Tom Willard, who describes himself as an "avid hiker," shared these photos of post-Station Fire recovery in honor of the re-opening of parts of the Angeles National Forest this week. Life is irresitible — nature abides! Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture Lecture at the Norton Simon

Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture Lecture at the Norton Simon

The title almost says it all here. It leaves out the rather important fact that space is limited—no more than twenty-five people at a time can share in the esoteric knowledge being disseminated by the Norton Simon’s crack team of curators (sign up at the Information Desk at least 15 minutes before the start time […]

Conjunto Los Pochos at the Coffee Gallery

Conjunto Los Pochos at the Coffee Gallery

When I was six or seven years old, Santa Claus brought my father an accordion for Christmas. He took it up in earnest, practicing long into the night. After he gave up trying to get better (which was quickly), he continued playing for a while, primarily out of a desire to irritate his family. Don’t […]

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