Archive for ‘April, 2012’


Mommy Wars! College Tour! Kim Kardashian for Mayor! It’s Chaos Chronicles Podcast 511

Mommy Wars! College Tour! Kim Kardashian for Mayor! It’s Chaos Chronicles Podcast 511

Back from Spring Break ready to go with news, commentary and Chaos. On the Chaos Chronicles Podcast this  week: The Chaos Chronicles: what I did on my Spring Break from botched medical tests to American Idiot.  News Round-up: Mommy Wars, 50 Shades of Grey review and why is everybody running for Mayor To Do List: […]

Mr. Pupularity

Mr. Pupularity

It’s too soon to post about Boz again. I know. But this is big news. Boz won third place in One Colorado’s pet popularity contest! He even gets a prize! I don’t know what it is yet but I’ll find out next week. And although Boz is clamoring to find out (“what’d I win? what’d […]

Record Store Day leaves Eastside music lovers spinning with anticipation

Record Store Day leaves Eastside music lovers spinning with anticipation

Photo by Carlos Ubeda/Flickr Saturday morning will find many record fans descending  on their favorite independent music stores to pick  up new vinyl and CD releases timed to take advantage of Record Store Day.  The Eastside has emerged as a vinyl record shopping zone, with shops from Echo Park and Silver Lake to Eagle Rock […]

Altadena Heritage looks at windstorm damage at the Arboretum

Altadena Heritage looks at windstorm damage at the Arboretum

Western catalpa at entrance to Kallam garden at the Los Angeles County Arboretum with its trunk completely shattered by the winds of Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2011. Photo by Frank McDonough and used with permission. by Laura Monteros The Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia lost more than 240 trees and sustained about $2 million in […]

FilmWeek: The Lucky One, Think Like a Man, Chimpanzee, Darling Companion, Marley and more

FilmWeek: The Lucky One, Think Like a Man, Chimpanzee, Darling Companion, Marley and more

Taylor Schilling arrives at “The Lucky One” Melbourne Premiere at Village Cinemas Crown on April 11, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. Credit: Hamish Blair/Getty Images Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell and Andy Klein to review this week’s films, including The Lucky One, Think Like a Man, Chimpanzee, Darling Companion, Marley and more. […]

Two years after BP oil spill, Patt clears the air with EPA head Lisa Jackson

Two years after BP oil spill, Patt clears the air with EPA head Lisa Jackson

Fire boats battle a fire at the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon April 21, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. Multiple Coast Guard helicopters, planes and cutters responded to rescue the Deepwater Horizons 126 person crew after an explosion and fire caused the crew to evacuate. Credit: U.S. Coast […]

Mas Malo

Mas Malo

WHY A multi-purpose, festive Mexican spot with killer tequila selections in Downtown’s cocktail gulch. The downstairs rec room is fab for private parties. WHAT Silver Lake favorite Malo has spawned a bigger Downtown sister location in a cavernous and often deafeningly loud historic jewelry store. Hide out in the ’70s flashback basement lounge, or sip […]

Here’s the Deal…

Here’s the Deal…

There was a perfect 1940s green roadster driving right here. The blue sky! The pink tree! Those fluffy white clouds! It was a picture made in heaven and I could not stop smiling. I couldn’t tell the model of the car because I was trying to keep one hand on the road while using the […]

Whatever Wireless

Whatever Wireless

I take my dry cleaning up the hill to Merit Dry Cleaners in Altadena. I’m sure there are good dry cleaners in Pasadena, but I’ve been a Merit customer for a long time and they’ve always done everything perfectly, so why change? (Actually, I did try two other cleaners, long ago. That resulted in one […]

Old School: Occidental College celebrates 125th anniversary

Old School: Occidental College celebrates 125th anniversary

Members of the Class of 1904. Photo courtesy Occidental College Occidental College will celebrate its 125 Anniversary with a series of events that begin on Friday, Founders Day, and includes everything from academic panel discussions to a 50-foot high ferris wheel and carnival on the Eagle Rock campus.  Occidental President Jonathan Veitch is also expected […]

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