Archive for ‘April, 2012’


Horsing Around

Horsing Around

Guess who wants a pony? Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Clockers’ Corner

Clockers’ Corner

I don’t know a darned thing about horse racing. I just know that Clockers’ Corner at the Santa Anita Racetrack is one of my favorite restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley. I like it so much I shouldn’t even tell you about it. In fact, nevermind. It’s awful. The setting is a dirty old racetrack […]

A Western scene from Elysian Park

A Western scene from Elysian Park

Photo by Mary-Austin Klein A pair of urban cowboys took advantage of today’s bright and warm afternoon to ride their horses through the trails of Elysian Park. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Neighborhood watch: black Honda without license plates, near Fair Oaks

Neighborhood watch: black Honda without license plates, near Fair Oaks

One of our readers sent this about 5 PM today: I saw a woman driving a black Honda without license plates stopping at several homes near Fair Oaks and Manor and Terrace making snapshots of homes and even driveways. I called the Altadena sheriff to let them know that this was going on, but I […]

Let’s Go Vintage: High & Low

Let’s Go Vintage: High & Low

Something’s up on Green Street. High Low Vintage has just opened with “an eye towards Mid-Century Modern, Industrial Age, and Post Modern clothes, antiques, and collectibles.” They carry movie posters from the 1930’s through the 1950’s, and also have art and furniture from the 18th & 19th centuries. Proprietor Carolyn Gray says, “Yes, we’re eclectic!” […]

Silence is golden, and other rules of etiquette for moviegoers

Silence is golden, and other rules of etiquette for moviegoers

When it comes to rude movie audiences, less is more. You’ve bought your sixteen-dollar tickets, dropped twenty bucks on popcorn and soda at the concession stand and got to the theater early enough to get good seats. Then, after the trailers have started, a rowdy group of people show up and sit right next to […]

Rodney King speaks, 20 years after the riots

Rodney King speaks, 20 years after the riots

Rodney King talks with Patt Morrison about his new book “The Riot Within” and his relationship to the ’92 riots. Credit: KPCC The man whose videotaped beating by police sparked the ’92 Riots talks about his 20 years since. Rodney King has struggled addiction, and has had several run-ins with the law, but keeps a […]

Cloud Painting

Cloud Painting

Have you noticed the skies around here lately? Wow! Mother Nature has been getting her creative freak on with beautiful, ever changing results. For anyone who thinks Southern California skies only offer images of smog and chem trails, here’s a little evidence to the contrary. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Chaos Chronicles 512: Birth Order; John Edwards vs. The TV show Scandal; College Reunion Prep

Chaos Chronicles 512: Birth Order; John Edwards vs. The TV show Scandal; College Reunion Prep

On Chaos Chronicles Podcast 512: The Chaos Chronicles: Or how I nearly starved to death  in a 5 star hotel. John Edwards Trail vs. The TV Show Scandal: Which one is more unbelievable Click here to order The Sibling Effect by Jeffrey Kluger: Lots of interesting information about what the bonds among brothers and sister […]

Living Out a Novel Fantasy

Living Out a Novel Fantasy

My favorite sights at last year’s Renaissance Pleasure Faire were the behind-the-scenes campsites. Many Faire workers live in these tents (maybe only on weekends?), living out a mediaeval fantasy. I have my own fantasies. One has become a completed novel called Camelot & Vine. It’s about Casey Clemens, a minor Hollywood actress who falls through […]

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