Archive for ‘November, 2011’


Movie Legend Steve McQueen

Movie Legend Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen was one of the top box-office draws of the 1960s and 70s. Known for his anti-hero persona in now-classics such as The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, and Bullitt, McQueen remains a silver screen legend. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Papaya King

Papaya King

WHY Small, juicy hot dogs, just like the New York original. WHAT Pink’s has competition in the line-up-for-hot-dogs department with the arrival of this New York hot dog icon, which draws huge crowds at night. Pass on the beefier but soggier jumbo dog in favor of the small, juicy, peppery original. The curly fries are […]

Impromptu Portrait

Impromptu Portrait

(Like you guys don’t have a zillion pictures of your pets.) Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Fresh & Easy Express Market: A Perfect Fit for Downtown LA

Fresh & Easy Express Market: A Perfect Fit for Downtown LA

Earlier this month, Curbed LA reported that Fresh & Easy Express opened on La Cienega on the Westside, so I had to go check it out myself to see if it would be a good fit for Downtown LA, and … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Lincoln Heights: Art

Lincoln Heights: Art

There’s art all over Lincoln Heights. Here’s some of it. We talked about Lincoln Park yesterday in the comments. I like this piece a lot, and not just because you can frame a tree with it. I like how the neighborhood rises beyond it, like its reason for being there. If you turn around you […]

Sheriff food and toy drive still looking for donations

Sheriff food and toy drive still looking for donations

by Timothy Rutt Now that the turkey is but a memory (or leftovers), it’s time to look at the next holiday, and how we can help those who need it. The Altadena Sheriff Station is still looking for donations of non-perishable canned food items, cash, and/or unwrapped toys for children ages 2-12 for its annual […]

Sailing Into History

Sailing Into History

We all know the story of Christopher Columbus’ first voyage to the New World; we sang about it as schoolchildren and celebrate it with a bank holiday each October. But that wasn’t the end of his seafaring adventures. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

outwalked the furthest city light

outwalked the furthest city light

I have been one acquainted with the night.I have walked out in rain — and back in rain.I have outwalked the furthest city light. I have looked down the saddest city lane.I have passed by the watchman on his beatAnd dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain. I have stood still and stopped the sound of […]

Lincoln Heights: Caballeros

Lincoln Heights: Caballeros

This statue of Emiliano Zapata Salazar, aka Zapata, was a gift from Mexico City to the City of Los Angeles in 1980. It stands at El Parque de Mexico. You’ll find several sculptures of Mexican heroes there, though we noted some busts were missing and I’m not sure why. This statue of Jose Maria Morelos […]

Freedom From Want

Freedom From Want

“Freedom from Want” is one in a series of Four Freedoms oil paintings created in 1943 by Norman Rockwell and made famous when they were printed in the Saturday Evening Post that same year. He was inspired to paint the series based on President Franklin Delano Roosevelt‘s State of the Union speech on Jan. 6, […]

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