Archive for ‘February, 2012’


Sidewalk Cafe HTS

Sidewalk Cafe HTS

A while back–a long while back–I went on a quest to find the perfect coffee shop. It didn’t have to be perfect for everyone, it just had to be perfect for me. I’ve never quite given up on finding the right spot. I wanted a place where, number one, the coffee was good. Numbers two […]

Books that will Change your Life

Books that will Change your Life

Today’s post comes from Ingrid, who works with the cashiers. How many times have you finished a book and felt like it was the end of a relationship? That longing feeling lingered in your system and seeped into your subconscious. I know, I’ve been there. Now, there are books that are as memorable as last […]

Sheriff reverses course, will attend ACONA meetings

Sheriff reverses course, will attend ACONA meetings

by Timothy Rutt Reversing its earlier decision, deputies from the Altadena Sheriff’s Station will resume attending ACONA meetings and working with the organization. "We’re going to attend ACONA meetings, it’s not a big deal," said Altadena Sheriff Lt. Roosevelt Johnson. "It’s a forum for the community, and as a law enforcement organization we have an […]

Cheli’s 4th B’Day

Cheli’s 4th B’Day

I am a long distance doting grandma. Proud of the doting, wish the distance were less, and love being that person who can ooo and aw with no social repercussions. I dote because I can. There is no need to share if there is a favorite or special grandchild because they all are. Whether they […]

Tinker Tailor Author Screenwriter

Tinker Tailor Author Screenwriter

Peter Straughan has said that the project of adapting the Cold War thriller by iconic author John le Carré began “in a state of fear.” Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Elizabeth Taylor – an “accidental feminist?”

Elizabeth Taylor – an “accidental feminist?”

Elizabeth Taylor was many things: a child actress, an object of desire, a glamorous international superstar, and an anti-AIDS activist. Over the course of nearly sixty years, Taylor played women of all stripes, from haughty… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Sunnin

Sunnin

WHY For earthy Lebanese classics with an edge of sophistication, served all day long. WHAT Some may remember owner Em Tony’s handiwork from the luxe Al Amir opposite LACMA, where she cooked in the ’80s. Now she reigns over a sparkling open kitchen in a big, buzzing space, where you can often watch her turning […]

Look Up: (#2)

Look Up: (#2)

I’ve been taking pictures of the iconic Monterey Hills home for years, but this is the first time I snuck into the front yard and crouched on the ground to do it. Can you blame me? Builder C. S. Conners’ gorgeous, soaring white angles look more like sculpture than architecture. And guess what? If you’ve […]

Boz Dickens

Boz Dickens

Today is Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday. Any excuse to post photos of Boz! Some folks think our pooch was named for Mr. Scaggs, but no. Although I like that Boz, the dirty lowdown is we named ours for Mr. Dickens, whose little brother nicknamed him Boz. Note the similarities: As a youngster Dickens had to […]

Pasadena: Part of Upton Sinclair’s ‘EPIC’ Battleground (Part 2 of 2)

Pasadena: Part of Upton Sinclair’s ‘EPIC’ Battleground (Part 2 of 2)

When author Upton Sinclair swept the California gubernatorial primaries in August 1934, he achieved a phenomenal feat. Until then, Democrats in California had been a marginal presence, but Sinclair’s End Poverty in California (EPIC) campaign “brought a Democratic party into existence,” as Baltimore Sun reporter Carey McWilliams recalled in 1982, and was “the acorn from which evolved […]

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