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Giant home builder makes its Eagle Rock debut

Giant home builder makes its Eagle Rock debut

The “Grand Opening” signs are up and the banners are waving outside of Mosaic, an 18-home Eagle Rock development being constructed by national home building giant Pulte Homes. Most of the new homes that have been built in Eagle Rock – and across much of the Eastside – are often the work of smaller, independent […]

Why are men moving into female dominated jobs sectors?

Why are men moving into female dominated jobs sectors?

More and more men are going into the field of nursing, an area traditionally dominated by women. Credit: Christiana Care/Flickr (cc by-nc-nd) Men are flocking to jobs that have typically been held by women. From 2000 to 2010, according to an analysis of census data by the New York Times, occupations with more than 70 […]

Justin Combs earns a merit scholarship to UCLA, as well as criticism for accepting it

Justin Combs earns a merit scholarship to UCLA, as well as criticism for accepting it

Justin Combs #5 of the East Team stand on the field for introductions to the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl against the West Team at Chase Field on January 3, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images Justin Combs is a lucky man – he’s graduating high school with a 3.75 GPC and a full […]

Hungry Cat

Hungry Cat

WHY A pristine raw bar, impeccable New England seafood dishes and a smart wine list—and it’s all served until midnight, with the raw bar open until 1 a.m. WHAT Always full of hungry hep cats sharing oversize seafood platters, this glass-and-metal bistro may not be L.A.’s most elegant seafood restaurant, but it might be its […]

The PMCA is Ten Years Old!

The PMCA is Ten Years Old!

That’s older than some people I know (never mind whether or not ten-year-olds are people yet). To celebrate their anniversary, and to kick off their summer exhibitions, they’re having a party this Saturday from 7 – 9 p.m. First things first: there’ll be a (cash) bar. Few things compare to drinking in a museum. More […]

Altadena Junction: Farmers Market, at last

Altadena Junction: Farmers Market, at last

Our Sunday Pasadena Sun column is up, a look at tomorrow’s farmers market and other happenings around town. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

“Made In L.A.” becomes a showcase of Eastside artists

“Made In L.A.” becomes a showcase of Eastside artists

Alex Olson. Archivist, 2011. Oil on linen. 51 x 36 in. Courtesy the artist; Lisa Cooley, New York; Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, and Laura Bartlett Gallery, London. Photo by Lee Thompson. The upcoming “Made in L.A.,” a biennial exhibit featuring young and under-recognized Los Angeles artists, will help prove the point that the Eastside has […]

Candidates square off in D.A. debate, hosted by AirTalk

Candidates square off in D.A. debate, hosted by AirTalk

Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley and Deputy Dist. Atty. Sean Carney of the Target Crimes Division address the media. Credit: Frank Stoltze/KPCC One week before Los Angeles County voters head to the polls, candidates running for district attorney will square off in a debate moderated by AirTalk host Larry Mantle. The six contenders […]

High school freshman creates breakthrough test for pancreatic cancer

High school freshman creates breakthrough test for pancreatic cancer

Jack Andraka (center) moments after it was announced that he won the Gordon E. Moore Award and $75,000 prize at the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania held in May. Credit: Society for Science & the Public Pancreatic cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to diagnose and often goes […]

El Pique Taco Truck

El Pique Taco Truck

WHY Meltingly tender al pastor and savory chorizo tacos and burritos, served late into the night. WHAT One of L.A.’s finest taco trucks lives in the parking lot of the car wash at the corner of York and Avenue 53, and it has a devoted following. The al pastor is smoky and richly spicy, the […]

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