Archive for ‘May, 2012’


Dog found, Altadena and Tanoble

Dog found, Altadena and Tanoble

Reader Jed has found a dog: I picked up this dog today, Sunday, around 11:15 AM wandering near Altadena and Tanoble. Very sweet, Has a license in Monrovia, but the number to call is just the police, who say that the phone they have for the license number (Monrovia # 2759 exp 6/30/12) is incorrect. […]

Think You Can Sing?

Think You Can Sing?

Does your girl grab the carrot you’re trying to slice for her lunch and break into a One Direction tune? Or, maybe she’s more of a Florence and the Machine admirer? Do you hear your boy crooning in the shower sounding a little like Bruno Mars? This May 31st and June 1st-4th, The Los Angeles […]

Honoring Our Military

Honoring Our Military

Memorial Day is a day that America—as a nation—remembers the men and women who have served in the armed forces. It’s a day to reflect on the job they have done; the months and years they have given; the physical, mental and emotional injuries they have had to endure; and the ultimate sacrifice so many […]

The Byrds and Beyond at the Coffee Gallery Backstage

The Byrds and Beyond at the Coffee Gallery Backstage

John York played with The Byrds. And The Mamas and the Papas. And Dr. John. And a bunch of other great musicians. Because that’s what you do when you yourself are a great musician: you play with others like yourself. He’ll be playing the Coffee Gallery this Friday, along with Billy Darnell and Chad Watson, […]

Co-Creator of The Daily Show at Vroman’s

Co-Creator of The Daily Show at Vroman’s

Have you ever heard of Lizz Winstead? Neither had I, until poking around the upcoming Vroman’s events and seeing that Mizz Winstead will be there this Thursday promoting her new essay collection, Lizz Free or Die, and that she’s a co-creator of The Daily Show. Poke around a little more and it turns out she was […]

Nature in Asian Art at the Norton Simon

Nature in Asian Art at the Norton Simon

As long as there has been art, people have been drawing nature. It’s pretty, you know. The way different cultures over time have represented nature is the stuff of a million theses. And while you wouldn’t think one could cover something as broad as “the role of nature in Asian art” in an hour, that’s […]

It’s Jacaranda Purple

It’s Jacaranda Purple

Driving around Pasadena, San Marino, and South Pas, you can see that the jacarandas are in bloom. It’s also evident that most of them are not as full and lush as last year, as though only a quarter of the tree is ready for spring, while three-quarters is still hibernating. But the season doesn’t feel […]

Firefighters snuff out brush fire near Elysian Heights

Firefighters snuff out brush fire near Elysian Heights

Firefighters this afternoon quickly put out a grass fire that burned less than an acre near Stadium Way and the 5 Freeway.  The slow moving blaze that broke out in thick brush around 2 p.m. took about 40 minutes to extinguish, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. No injuries or damage to structures was […]

Cookbooks Plus

Cookbooks Plus

WHY To score that near-mint copy of The Silver Spoon, or another highly collectible cookbook. WHAT Not enough foodies know about the treasure-trove of cookbooks tucked away in Santa Clarita, just a half-hour north of L.A. This is one of the last of an endangered species: the bricks-and-mortar cookbook shop. Mimi Hiller’s store offers some […]

Park Day

Park Day

At the turn of the last century, before Garfield Park was a park, it was a brambly-wild patch of land owned by the Southern Pacific Railroad. South Pas leased the seven-acres for a number of years before finally purchasing it in 1920 and transforming it into the jewel in South Pasadena’s crown. Even with a […]

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