Archive for ‘November, 2011’


Michael Antonio Flagship Store Opening on 7th Street in Downtown LA

Michael Antonio Flagship Store Opening on 7th Street in Downtown LA

Remember the chic transformation of the former long shuttered Okada Japanese restaurant building on 7th Street that I covered a few weeks ago? If you don’t remember, check out the amazing transformation. There was also some speculation about what would … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Lincoln Heights: Architecture

Lincoln Heights: Architecture

Here’s my shot of Manny. This little house is next door to a convenience store where we stopped for refreshments and a break. I can’t begin to show you all the architecture of Lincoln Heights in one post. It’s vastly diverse and there’s a lot of change going on according to Manny. A lot of […]

Decorating My Office for Thanksgiving

Decorating My Office for Thanksgiving

I got this nice figurine at Stats. It’s on the desk in my office. I also got this door hanger. I love my historic door with its transom window: There’s so much to give thanks for this year: my very life, my family, my friends and so much more. What are you thankful for? Have […]

County says it won’t enforce fence rule [UPDATED]

County says it won’t enforce fence rule [UPDATED]

by Timothy Rutt Don’t worry: your front yard fence is probably OK. Sussy Nemer, field deputy for County Supv. Michael D. Antonovich, said Monday that the county is not trolling Altadena for fences that violate county codes — even though many of them do. Last week, the Altadena Town Council shared the contents of a […]

Undocumented VS. Illegal: The debate heats up

Undocumented VS. Illegal: The debate heats up

For years, the mainstream media has struggled with how to refer to foreign nationals who live and work in this country without authorization. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Black politics in the 21st Century

Black politics in the 21st Century

Renowned political science professor and author Michael C. Dawson has been conducting studies on race in America since 2005. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

La Frite Cafe

La Frite Cafe

WHY Satisfying French bistro fare without having to go over the hill. WHAT Chef Gordon Ramsay’s stem-to-stern redo of this Sherman Oaks mainstay (39 years!) resulted in a trimmer, more modern menu that focuses on what the kitchen does best: simple French bistro food and savory and sweet crèpes. Don’t miss the onion soup, the […]

SPEF

SPEF

Every year they sprout up in yards all over town like mushrooms: little orange and black signs with the cryptic letters of SPEF. When I first moved here, I saw these signs and wondered what they meant, and why so many good people supported them. South Pasadena Exciting Friends? Silly Putty Exotic Fantasies? Some People […]

A Look at Westin Bonaventure’s $35 Million Renovation in Downtown LA

A Look at Westin Bonaventure’s $35 Million Renovation in Downtown LA

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel is a “love it and hate it” kind of building in Downtown LA. You hate it because you wish the hotel was designed to be more interactive with the sidewalks surrounding it. You wish there were … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Lincoln Heights: Story

Lincoln Heights: Story

We knew by the view from the train platform that we were in for something interesting. Not to mention the view underneath the tracks. You’ll forgive me, I hope, for taking us on a detour a mere 15 minutes southwest of South Pasadena on the Gold Line. As I mentioned Sunday, Karin, Bellis and I […]

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