Archive for ‘March, 2012’


Simplethings Sandwich & Pie Shop

Simplethings Sandwich & Pie Shop

WHY Mini pies, medium pies, maxi pies…. WHAT A sunny yellow-and-white-striped color scheme complements a case full of pies at this perky café with plenty of room for sit-down diners. Salads, sandwiches (pulled barbecue chicken on pretzel bread), main dish pot pies (chicken curry) and side dishes (roasted brussels sprouts) are more than just excuses […]

Echo Park checks out the new Chango

Echo Park checks out the new Chango

Echo Park’s landmark Chango Coffee reopened this morning after a week-long makeover.  The menu and coffee  remain the same as do the the employees behind the counter. But that counter is now a gleaming slab of granite that tops dark wood cabinets. The same  dark  paint covers a new longer, wooden banquette that runs underneath […]

Altadena Junction: the vision thing

Altadena Junction: the vision thing

Our column in the Sunday Valley Sun is right here. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

It’s a Jungle Out There…

It’s a Jungle Out There…

When you think about it, jungles are colorful, exciting and strange. I’ll take that over boring, ordinary and bleak any day. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

I’ll Have My Bourbon With Richard Burchard

I’ll Have My Bourbon With Richard Burchard

It might not surprise you to hear me brag about a family member. “Everybody does that,” you’ll say, and go on about your business. But this time I’ll keep bugging you because my bragging rights have their basis in reality, even if my claim to my relative is a bit tenuous. My cousin Richard Burchard […]

Silver Lake cat killed in suspected coyote attack

Silver Lake cat killed in suspected coyote attack

Photo courtesy Jennifer Donnelian Jennifer Donnelian and Debe Waisman of Silver Lake are advising neighborhood cat owners to take extra precautions to protect their pets against coyote attacks after their cat, Claude, was found decapitated on Friday in the backyard of a neighbor’s home in the 700 block of LaFayette Park Place. Said Donnelian in […]

Art Center Open House

Art Center Open House

At the end of each seven-week session, Art Center for Kids holds an open house and welcomes elementary and middle school students (grades 4–8) and their parents to come take a peek. Sunday, April 1st, students will exhibit their completed works, and information will be available about upcoming classes, which are held on Sundays, from […]

Primavera in Altadena is here!

Primavera in Altadena is here!

The fourth annual "Primavera in Altadena: San Gabriel Valley Blogger’s Potluck Picnic" starts today at 11 AM, rain or shine, at the covered picnic tables at Farnsworth Park. Join the bloggers and blog-fans of the San Gabriel Valley in the annual ode to spring, because Altadena always needs a Primavera! See you there! Read the […]

U.S. Supreme Court begins hearings on the Affordable Care Act

U.S. Supreme Court begins hearings on the Affordable Care Act

The U.S. Supreme Court Building is seen in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 25. Credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP KPCC’s Kitty Felde will be talking to us live from the courthouse to talk about today’s Supreme Court consideration of the Affordable Care Act. Amicus curiae attorney Robert A. Long will advise the court on the Anti-Injunction Act, which […]

The “Reason Rally:” Atheists gather en masse in D.C. this weekend

The “Reason Rally:” Atheists gather en masse in D.C. this weekend

Participants carry signs supporting atheism during the Ashley Rukes LGBT Pride Parade in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 26, 2011 If the Reason Rally fulfills its own publicity, this Saturday the National Mall will see the largest gathering of atheists in history (estimates range from 5,000 to 20,000, depending on weather). Sponsored by over 20 atheist […]

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