Archive for ‘January, 2012’


One woman’s quest for social justice in America

One woman’s quest for social justice in America

In her new book, Connie Rice, one of America’s most prominent and successful civil rights attorneys, explores the origins and inspiration for her life’s work Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

What can we learn from gay men about being happy?

What can we learn from gay men about being happy?

Sometimes life can feel mundane, but there are those among us who somehow manage to maintain exuberance in their lives. Gay men, according to author Simon Doonan, are experts in fabulous living and he is determined to share… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Caution: Here Be Dragons

Caution: Here Be Dragons

Did you know that Pasadena has a park made especially for little pirates? Last April, the city opened Reese’s Retreat at Brookside Park. (Walk east from the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center and you’ll find it tucked behind the pools.) Reese’s Retreat is the region’s first universally accessible playground for kids of all ages and abilities […]

Chaos Chronicles 502: College Admissions; The Golden Globes and Paula Deen

Chaos Chronicles 502: College Admissions; The Golden Globes and Paula Deen

LOOKING For THIS WEEK’S CHAOS CHRONICLES AND CAN’T FIND IT? DID YOU RE-SUBSCRIBE TO ITUNES?  You’ll need to resubscribe to  the “clean” version of The Chaos Chronicles at iTunes to keep getting the show automatically. Thanks. On the Chaos Chronicles podcast 502 this week College Admissions; The Golden Globes and Paula Deen. And…. I’m bringing […]

Best Things

Best Things

One of those warm Saturday evenings a week or two ago: Boz and I are having our walk. He sniffs his usual spots, as dogs do. We turn the corner and dusk has ditched us. Dark moseys down the sidewalk. A mom calls her kid to come in. End of day, end of day. A […]

Oh, Arroyo, We Love You So…

Oh, Arroyo, We Love You So…

From hiking the trails, walking the dog(s), running the paths, navigating through the new landscape of fallen trees after The Windstorm, to strolling and chatting with a friend or walking solo at sundown to catch the settling of the day, the Arroyo feels like our Arroyo, something personal and meaningful. In that spirit, the Arroyo […]

Actualizing Your Dream at ltdLIVE

Actualizing Your Dream at ltdLIVE

In the 1970’s, women burned bras, marched, and raised their voices, pushing their agenda for equality, led by the likes of Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan and Bella Abzug. Economic and social constraints slowly and eventually loosened, and women (who, let’s be real, have always had to forge their own way) said, watch out world, here we […]

Weekendin’ Jan. 19-23

Weekendin’ Jan. 19-23

Lots going on, and keep checking in as we unearth more … Thurs., Jan. 19 Coffee Gallery, 2029 N. Lake; backstage: Brittni Paiva (ukulele), 8 PM, $15. Reservations: (626) 798-6236. Fri., Jan. 20 Estate sale, 256 W. Mariposa, 9 AM-4 PM today and Saturday. Coffee Gallery, 2029 N. Lake; front stage, open mic, 8 PM, […]

Obama rejects Keystone XL oil pipeline permit

Obama rejects Keystone XL oil pipeline permit

Was it all just a pipe dream? President Obama on Wednesday rejected energy company TransCanada Corporation’s pending application for the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline across 1,700-miles, including environmentally… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Spend Less and Splurge: dineLA Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

Spend Less and Splurge: dineLA Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

After three weeks of existing on post-holiday celery stalks and Smart Water, you’re ready for some  REAL food, thank you very much. Just in time to save your sanity without stressing your wallet, dineLA celebrates its 5th anniversary with Restaurant Week. The dining event, which actually extends over two weeks, excluding Saturdays, runs from January […]

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