Archive for ‘May, 2012’


Evaluating Options

Evaluating Options

Metro and Caltrans is hosting a local Open House to provide the public with information in regard to the SR-710 Study. They are now in the Alternative Analysis phase, which evaluates “options to improve mobility and relieve congestion within the study area.” In other words, what’s the best way to get from “A” to “B.” […]

Another Farmers Market?

Another Farmers Market?

Yep. Now it’s Altadena’s turn—again (though minus the “urban” moniker). The new, simply named Altadena Farmers Market will open next Wednesday at Loma Alta Park. Joseph Shuldiner of the Institute of Domestic Technology has worked tirelessly to bring this event to pass after originally organizing the Altadena Urban Farmers Market. This new derivative is sponsored […]

The music stops for a gay Silver Lake piano bar

The music stops for a gay Silver Lake piano bar

The Other Side,  one of the last gay bars in Silver Lake and one of the city’s last remaining piano bars, is closing and will be replaced with a sports bar.  The new Hyperion Public will also be taking over the Flying Leap Cafe, which is next door on Hyperion Avenue and shares a common […]

College is harder than ever to get in, but is it easier once you’re there?

College is harder than ever to get in, but is it easier once you’re there?

Did these kids get off easy? Credit: Pool/Getty Images In a recent research paper from the University of California at Santa Barbara, evidence shows college students have it easier than ever. The paper, titled “Leisure College, USA” compared modern survey responses with information from past studies, notably a longitudinal study called Project Talent, which focused […]

Are Google’s search results protected by the First Amendment?

Are Google’s search results protected by the First Amendment?

Google’s music search feature is demonstrated at a press conference to announce the new feature, called OneBox, at Capitol Records headquarters in Los Angeles on October 28, 2009. Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images Do you consider Internet search engines like Google to be publications that fall into the same category as newspapers and magazines or do […]

Flower Interlude (#1)

Flower Interlude (#1)

I’m spending the next few days wandering around gardens. Join me. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Commute, 5

Commute, 5

If I take the right fork and continue on Beverly Blvd. I’ll be in downtown Los Angeles in a few minutes. But I don’t do that. I follow the straight arrow (straight arrow, that’s me) onto Silver Lake Blvd. and head home. Where these two roads meet I pass the Ambassador Dog and Cat Hospital, […]

Altadena Farmers Market: one week away — want to host a farmer?

Altadena Farmers Market: one week away — want to host a farmer?

by Timothy Rutt Check the countdown timer in the left-hand column — we’re just one week away from the opening of the Altadena Farmers Market at Loma Alta Park. The market will run from 3-7 PM next Wed., May 30, at 600 West Palm St. at Loma Alta Park, next to the Altadena Community Garden. […]

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Echo Park, Glassell Park & Highland Park

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Echo Park, Glassell Park & Highland Park

Visitors Guide, Echo Park Scenes from a Boyle Heights police pursuit. CBS2 District Attorney decides against filing felony charges in weekend beating at Dodger Stadium; misdemeanor charges to be considered.  Daily News Two men in Bryan Stow beat to face federal weapon charges.  L.A. Now College district to discuss future of Van de Kamps campus. […]

The appeal of “Fifty Shades of Grey”

The appeal of “Fifty Shades of Grey”

Fifty Shades of Grey “Fifty Shades of Grey” induces cringes and giggles, but still has the ladies talking about sexual domination. Why has this particular book exploded? Why are so many women passing it around and talking about it? What impact is the safety in numbers having? Guest: Rachel Kramer Bussel, author, editor, blogger and […]

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