Archive for ‘July, 2011’


Carmela Ice Cream

Carmela Ice Cream

WHY Simply one of the best ice creams made in L.A., flavored with locally grown flowers and herbs. WHAT It’s well worth seeking out either Carmela’s off-the-hipster-track shop or its farmers’ market stands for luscious ice cream made with Clover organic cream. Salted caramel hits the apex of the creamy-meets-salty craze, and the fruit flavors, […]

Lonely Muscle Car…

Lonely Muscle Car…

Poor little speedster. Stuck in a parking lot on a perfect summer day. (It was still there when I drove by several hours later.) Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

State Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Grocery Workers

State Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Grocery Workers

Justices Reject Industry Claims, Uphold Los Angeles Law Protecting the Jobs of Employees After Ownership Change Decision Comes as Supermarkets Face Increasing Criticism Over Efforts to Cut Health Care Benefits Dismissing claims by the California grocery industry, the state Supreme Court today upheld the right of local governments to protect the jobs of grocery employees […]

Italian Restaurant “Il Mare” to Open in South Park in Downtown LA

Italian Restaurant “Il Mare” to Open in South Park in Downtown LA

South Park, a burgeoning district of Downtown LA that includes the Staples Center/LA Live and possible NFL stadium, is getting another restaurant sometime soon as a new Italian restaurant currently dubbed “Il Mare Italiano” is making its way through the … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Make way for the Groomzilla!

Make way for the Groomzilla!

When weddings were always paid for by the bride’s parents, planning for that event was the sole responsibility of the bribe (and her mother!). But as gender roles shift and more couples are paying for weddings themselves, men have become more involved in wedding planning and that’s where Sophisticated Groom comes in. The quarterly magazine […]

Too posh to push: are increased C-sections and induced labors a problem or a right?

Too posh to push: are increased C-sections and induced labors a problem or a right?

Changes are developing in the world of obstetrics and gynaecology (OBGYN)—and it’s not just within pregnant bellies. More and more pregnant women are looking for more convenience and less pain in their deliveries. Instead of having their baby when their baby is ready to come out, women are having their babies when they want the […]

A Pattern to Follow

A Pattern to Follow

I used to make my own clothes. Except pants. I was deft with darts and pleats and a total klutz with pants. But I made dresses, shirts, blouses and skirts–not just dirndls, though I started there–I even made jackets with pockets and lapels. I moved to Los Angeles in a 1985 Ford Tempo. Only what […]

A Motley Looking Crue

A Motley Looking Crue

To kick off the week, we have another guest post from Amber, who has also recommended horror books and books about cabaret and burlesque in the past. Let her know what you think of her picks! I didn’t grow up in Motley Crue’s heyday but I’ve been a diehard fan of theirs since I first […]

Getting caffeinated with Capt. McLean

Getting caffeinated with Capt. McLean

The Coffee Gallery hosted "Coffee with the Captain" this morning, as Altadena Sheriff Capt. Steven McLean and members of his command staff held a meet-and-greet to talk to members of the public. Here, McLean talks to Chaney Trail neighborhood resident Lori Paul. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

The Happy-Absurd Meets the Sublime

The Happy-Absurd Meets the Sublime

Intimate Opera Pasadena’s Summer Young Artist Program presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury and Puccini’s Suor Angelica preformed by a cast of emerging artists aged 16 to 28. The dual productions organized by IOP artistic director Stephanie Vlahos and funded by the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts will juxtapose the simple divinity and […]

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