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Burnt

Burnt

Growing up in Illinois there were days when it was so cold you couldn’t go outside, or if you did, you bundled up in extra socks and waterproof boots. You added layers under your hooded parka, a scarf around your face to protect your nose and eyes, and mittens–not gloves–because you needed your fingers to […]

From Nazis to the Palisades

From Nazis to the Palisades

Villa Aurora, high above the ocean in Pacific Palisades, was the home of German-Jewish novelist Lion Feuchtwanger and his artist wife Marta, who fled the Nazis for coastal Los Angeles in the late 1930s. The house was home to many salons featuring the likes and thoughts of other emigres such as Thomas Mann and Bertolt […]

BREAKING: Deputy involved in fight, Sacramento and Raymond

BREAKING: Deputy involved in fight, Sacramento and Raymond

View Larger Map The police scanner is telling us that there’s a deputy-involved fight going on at Raymond Lane and Sacramento near Mountain View Cemetery right now (11:30 PM). This is scanner traffic and not confirmed, but more deputies are responding, as well as Pasadena PD and Temple City sheriffs. A helicopter is also on […]

Vroman’s Bestsellers, 8/28/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers, 8/28/11

Hardcover Fiction Magician King, Lev Grossman Rules of Civility, Amor Towles State of Wonder, Ann Patchett Paris Wife, Paula Mclain Dance With Dragons, George R R Martin Cut, George Pelecanos Cold Vengeance, Douglas Preston Acceptable Loss, Anne Perry Buddha in the Attic, Julie Otsuka Last Werewolf, Glen Duncan Hardcover Non-Fiction Falling to Earth, Al Worden […]

Messages Underfoot

Messages Underfoot

You guys know how much I love these sidewalk scrawls. (Whenever I see this one I think it either says Rock or I Love Calvin Klein.) Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Pasadena Police Seek Information Regarding Shooting August 27

Pasadena Police Seek Information Regarding Shooting August 27

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION August 27, 2011 at approximately 12:50 a.m., patrol officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the area of Los Robles Avenue and Buckeye Street. The driver/suspect fled from the officers and an officer involved shooting ultimately occurred. Officers conducted a yard to yard search in the area and a suspect believed to […]

My Interview with 2013 Los Angeles Mayoral Candidate Austin Beutner

My Interview with 2013 Los Angeles Mayoral Candidate Austin Beutner

It still seems like a ways off until the next Los Angeles mayoral election, which takes place on March 5, 2013. But it is important to start the discussion earlier as much has changed in Los Angeles during the time … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Zen Monday: #160

Zen Monday: #160

In Zen, one learns through experience rather than books or lectures. Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and tells us what you’ve learned, rather than me lecturing you about it. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good book. It’s just that Monday is the day you write it. Read the Full […]

Firefighters knock down Lake Avenue house fire Sunday night

Firefighters knock down Lake Avenue house fire Sunday night

by Timothy Rutt Firefighters were called to a house fire at the 2900 block of North Lake Avenue about 11 PM Sunday night. While they were still sorting it out as we write, and deputies would not let us get close to the scene, there were no apparent injuries and no smell of smoke in […]

Froyo Life

Froyo Life

WHY Dulce de leche frozen yogurt, free WiFi and delivery. WHAT Want to see a cool, subtly tattooed, wedge-wearing junior studio exec leap up and down like a kindergartener? Invite her to Froyo Life, which has developed a rabid cult following in Los Feliz. The yogurts, both of the sweet-and-creamy and tart varieties, are well […]

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