Archive for ‘October, 2011’


Stacy Schiff’s Cleopatra

Stacy Schiff’s Cleopatra

Cleopatra was and remains notorious. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Zen Monday: #168

Zen Monday: #168

Zen Monday is the day you interpret the picture and I stay out of the comments box (if I can stand to keep my mouth shut). Take a look at the photo and tell us what you think. Although sometimes it gets competitive there are no prizes (except bragging rights), so just have fun. I […]

Local film production company looking for interns

Local film production company looking for interns

Tamirfilms is offering an opportunity for a free eight week internship starting in November, 2011. The internship program will target individuals in California with a focus on kids from the East Los Angeles area who are interested in learning about the film making process. "Silencio," an independent film, will be shot entirely on location in […]

Details (#7)

Details (#7)

Look around South Pasadena’s beautiful old homes and you’ll find enough little details to make the CEO of Restoration Hardware gnash his teeth in a jealous rage. There are antique light fixtures, water glass set in sash windows, century-old oak plank floors,old zinc locks and brass furnace grates and enough crown moulding to land a […]

San Gabriel School Board Candidate Assaulted at School Carnival Saturday – Candidate Files Police Report against Scott Svonkin

San Gabriel School Board Candidate Assaulted at School Carnival Saturday – Candidate Files Police Report against Scott Svonkin

San Gabriel School Board Candidate Verbally Assaulted at School Carnival Saturday UPDATE: San Gabriel School Board Candidate Andrew Ammon, 25, attended a school carnival at Coolidge Saturday afternoon where his cousin teaches. As he was leaving, former school board member Scott Svonkin called out “ Andrew”…. he then allegedly pulled Ammon’s arm forcefully and in […]

Ballooning Over Pasadena

Ballooning Over Pasadena

Blog friends Kathryn, Tash, Katie and Virginia are visiting this weekend. Yesterday Kevin McCollister of East of West LA joined us for the Vivian Maier photo exhibit at the Stephen Cohen Gallery, then we had lunch at the Farmers’ Market in Los Angeles. You can’t beat that place for photo ops. Because most of us […]

Altadena Junction: food revolution, Part III

Altadena Junction: food revolution, Part III

Our column at the Sunday Valley Sun is up — we could probably do Part IV and V, but we decided to give it a rest and write about something else next week! Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Details (#6)

Details (#6)

I can’t decide which South Pas neon sign I love most. There’s the historic one above Gus’s. There’s the Fair Oaks Pharmacy sign above the door as well as the one around the corner that, if taken out of context, makes hipsters giggle and jab each other in the ribs. We can’t forget the newer […]

San Gabriel School Board Candidate Verbally Assaulted at School Carnival Saturday – Candidate Files Police Report against Scott Svonkin

San Gabriel School Board Candidate Verbally Assaulted at School Carnival Saturday – Candidate Files Police Report against Scott Svonkin

San Gabriel School Board Candidate Verbally Assaulted at School Carnival Saturday San Gabriel School Board Candidate Andrew Ammon, 25, attended a school carnival at Coolidge Saturday afternoon where his cousin teaches. As he was leaving, former school board member Scott Svonkin called out “ Andrew”…. he then allegedly pulled Ammon’s arm forcefully and in a […]

Let’s Get Archaeological

Let’s Get Archaeological

Archaeology asksWho built it?When?Why?What does it teach us about them? About ourselves?Should we preserve it?Can we?How? Can you think of other questions archaeology asks, and answers? Today is the first ever National Archaeology Day, a celebration of archaeology and the thrill of discovery. The closest event to us is in Pacific Palisades, but you can […]

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