Archive for ‘March, 2012’


News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Echo Park, Highland Park & Silver Lake

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Echo Park, Highland Park & Silver Lake

Up In The Air, Lincoln Heights | Photo by Julian Michael/Flickr Jury awards gang member’s family $3.2 million in wrongful death settlement in Boyle Heights incident.  L.A. Now L.A. Fire Department to limit release of medical and emergency response information. Daily News & L.A. Now Richard Neutra lamp expected to fetch at least $20,000 in […]

25 Things You Don’t Know About Rebecca

25 Things You Don’t Know About Rebecca

Rebecca works with the cashiers. She’s been working here for over a year! Here are 25 things you don’t know about her: I’m not a natural redhead. Other than that, I don’t have many “secrets.” I often (always) sleep with at least a book or two in my bed. I love savannah cats. I am […]

Tickets available for Capt. McLean retirement party

Tickets available for Capt. McLean retirement party

Tickets are now available for the retirement party for outgoing Altadena Sheriff Capt. Steven McLean. The party will be held Fri., April 13, from 6 PM-10 PM at the Pasadena Masonic Lodge, 200 S. Euclid Ave., Pasadena. Tickets are available for purchase at $25 per person, and checks should be made payable to "Steve McLean […]

From the western edge of the arroyo

From the western edge of the arroyo

I happened to be on the west side of the arroyo Sunday afternoon. The snow defined our foothills in ways I’d never seen before.

Are employers crossing a line asking for social networking passwords in job interviews?

Are employers crossing a line asking for social networking passwords in job interviews?

Do you want your employer looking over your shoulder to your Facebook page? Credit: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images Interviewers are starting to delve a little deeper into who you are by asking for your social networking passwords. While it is common practice for employers to search for applicants’ public profiles, the claim of this new practice […]

Update on Mexico quakes

Update on Mexico quakes

A man walks over the debris fell from a building in Mexico City damaged during a strong quake that hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. Credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images A 7.4 magnitude earthquake rocked central-southern Mexico just a few minutes after noon local time today. The quake, centered 11 miles underground near the city of […]

Storm Clouds

Storm Clouds

Nice of that woman to be walking with such a striking red coat just as the clouds parted… (For Rialto fans, the clouds have still not parted. I’ll repeat my update from the bottom of yesterday’s post: Pasadena Star News reports that Rialto sign can be saved if Landmark Theaters fund repairs. Officials from Landmark […]

Boz, Muse

Boz, Muse

I resist posting about Boz every week–even every day. He’s one of my favorite subjects, so as soon as I think I’ve let enough time pass as not to bore you, I’ll put up a picture of him. I’ve got a million of ’em. I mean that very close to literally. Boz is muse to […]

Nothin’ Like a Home Brew

Nothin’ Like a Home Brew

Beer-cabulary. Bottling and conditioning. Mash and sparge. Beer-curious? Spell check just red-underlined half of those words (and “words.”) Welcome to the creative and independent spirit of the Institute of Domestic Technology. Now the name may be a bit of a mouthful and recall nightmares of college courses not in your liberal arts major, but IDT […]

Driving between Silver Lake and Atwater will get a little easier this week

Driving between Silver Lake and Atwater will get a little easier this week

A section of Glendale Boulevard connecting Silver Lake and Atwater Village is scheduled to reopen at the end of this week after an approximately six-month road closure that generated traffic tie ups and complaints about noise and air pollution.  A  DWP official, in an email alert to residents, said  Glendale Boulevard between Waverly and Riverside […]

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