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Hope for Cottage Food Producers

Hope for Cottage Food Producers

This weekend on KPCC’s Off-Ramp, I talked to breadmaker Mark Stambler and California Assembly Member Mike Gatto about the in-the-works legislation to legalize “cottage food” businesses—breadmakers, nut roasters, and other creators of non-dangerous food items for sale. The whole issue first came to head when Stambler appeared on Off-Ramp; then Eat LA contributor Jenn Garbee […]

Kaldi: Dark to Light

Kaldi: Dark to Light

I don’t remember snapping this iPhone photo. In all likelihood it was an accidental shot fired off when I was checking a text. Either that, or Kaldi’s intense dark roast saturated my creative brain, prompting me to subconsciously attempt an impromptu yin/yang study of one’s interior shadow juxtaposed by community light… Nah, it was just […]

Paws In Motion LA

Paws In Motion LA

L-R: Boz, Matt Seng, Dylan, Otter, Sophie and Augie at Hahamongna Watershed Park, with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in the background) When you come home after a long day and a longer commute, your dog wants–needs–all your attention and even more exercise. You need to veg out with TV and a beer. If the dog […]

Altadena family becomes surprise guests of First Lady

Altadena family becomes surprise guests of First Lady

First Lady Michelle Obama greets surprised members of the Sedlik family in the White House: from left, Sophia, Mason, and their mother Sandra. Photo from White House video. by Timothy Rutt An Altadena family, visiting Washington to attend their father’s Arlington burial, were surprised last week to find themselves the guests of FIrst Lady Michelle […]

Milk & Bookies, Little Junebugs, and…Harry Potter?

Milk & Bookies, Little Junebugs, and…Harry Potter?

Little Junebugs on El Molino, the new book and crafting store for children 3-10 years old, is collaborating with Milk + Bookies to donate at least 300 books from the Harry Potter series to students supported by Operation School Bell. The idea is for your little one to bring in their new or gently used […]

Get behind me Satan: How the devil made his way from the Bible to politics

Get behind me Satan: How the devil made his way from the Bible to politics

Satan, Lucifer, the devil, fallen angel, Beelzebub, Shaitan. He goes by many names. At the end of the day, he’s the personification of evil within various religions, from Judaism to Christianity. Republican presidential contender… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Rebel Artist

Rebel Artist

“You know why I love coloring on the sidewalk, Mommy?” She put down the chalk and looked up. “Why?” I said. “Because nobody tells me to color inside the lines. The only lines I have to color inside of are the ones on the sidewalk.” “That’s true.” “Wait a minute,” she said. “I don’t even […]

Eaton Canyon Trails

Eaton Canyon Trails

It’s easy to find adventure and solitude in Eaton Canyon, even if you stay on the trails. That’s because there are so many trails to choose from. I’d say the helicopter rescues in the Canyon have been a dime a dozen lately but I don’t have any idea how much they cost. (Helicopter maintenance, gas, […]

Coffee Gallery’s Sandoval: it’s not the same old grind

Coffee Gallery’s Sandoval: it’s not the same old grind

Coffee Gallery owner Julie Sandoval in the foreground has big plans for the coffee house’s entertainment offerings. by Timothy Rutt It’s a whole new era for the Coffee Gallery. With its entertainment license from the county now firmly in place, the coffee house at 2029 N. Lake is ramping up its offerings with entertainment five […]

Ash Wednesday 2012

Ash Wednesday 2012

Today is Ash Wednesday. Some years I make it to church to receive ashes, some years I don’t. This year I made it. I can never decide if I appreciate ritual and tradition because I grew up with it or if I would have missed it had I not been surrounded by it. I think […]

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