Archive for ‘November, 2011’


Museum Freebies & Discounts

Museum Freebies & Discounts

Need a little family bonding time post-feast and football? Or a place to walk off some of that turkey?  How about exploring museums—for free? Or, if you’re in a Black Friday mood, there’s no better place to find clever gifts and unusual holiday decor than the gift shop at any of our local museums—and you […]

Make Mine Lemonade

Make Mine Lemonade

Dare I cite the old bromide, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade?” Now I actually love lemons in their every form. So naturally, the other night I chose to visit Lemonade, a restaurant which opened on South Lake two months ago. The occasion? A delayed birthday meal for one of my valiant friends who […]

Lizards and Tigers and Snakes, Oh My!

Lizards and Tigers and Snakes, Oh My!

My grandson Steven, who’s 16, has an after-school and Saturday job at South Bay Tropical Marine and Reptile in Chula Vista, which caters to snake, lizard and tropical fish aficionados. Occasionally Steven gets to go along with the boss and other staff to related conventions where South Bay Tropical is a big player. This past […]

County says it won’t enforce fence rule

County says it won’t enforce fence rule

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 […]

Border Radio Back at the Coffee Gallery

Border Radio Back at the Coffee Gallery

Border Radio is an acoustic bluegrass/folk outfit that’s been stomping around Los Angeles off and on since the year 2000. They reunited just last year after a hiatus of many moons to play the one and only Coffee Gallery. Now they’re back again to play what is being billed as “their annual holiday show,” which, […]

Keep Your Hat On!

Keep Your Hat On!

When you step through the door at 49 W. Colorado in Old Town, you step into a late 19th-century mise en scène par 1895, the year Goorin Brothers Hats was born in San Francisco’s Mission District. From the old pedestal table near the entrance to the vintage hat racks, tractor-seat barstools (thanks to Restoration Hardware), […]

Can outsider physicists explain the nature of everything?

Can outsider physicists explain the nature of everything?

“Big bang,” relativity, quantum physics – scientists and scholars have been trying since the beginning of time to explain away the universe. But do you need an advanced science degree to uncover its secrets? Just as there are “outsider artists,” those with no formal training whose work has surprised its way into galleries and collections, […]

Trials and tribulations in your Thanksgiving kitchen? Have no fear, Chef Shelley Wiseman is here.

Trials and tribulations in your Thanksgiving kitchen? Have no fear, Chef Shelley Wiseman is here.

A great Thanksgiving spread comes with a fair amount of stress. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Still Life at Shakers

Still Life at Shakers

At least I was productive while waiting for my omelet… Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Pho Citi Flagship Location Now Open in Downtown LA

Pho Citi Flagship Location Now Open in Downtown LA

Pho Citi, a local LA Vietnamese restaurant chain known for being open 24 hours, opened their new flagship location in Downtown LA at 2nd and Hill right next to night life hot spot Redwood Bar and Grill. I spoke to … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

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