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My 64,000+ member book club, on Twitter: Is the book dying, or getting a social life?

My 64,000+ member book club, on Twitter: Is the book dying, or getting a social life?

A close-up view of the homepage of the microblogging website Twitter on June 1, 2011. Credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images It’s always difficult for book clubs to choose their next subject, but it’s especially difficult for Jeff Howe, who runs a book club with over 64,000 members…on Twitter. How does it work? What do they read? […]

Widescreen Craftsman

Widescreen Craftsman

What do you do with the challenge of photographing Craftsman houses? Sneak up on them in bright afternoon light, zero in on a piece of the architecture and go for a widescreen view! (Well, that’s my latest strategy. How am I doing?) Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Readers! Book Lovers! What Book would you like to read again for the first time?

Readers! Book Lovers! What Book would you like to read again for the first time?

Sunday night at 9pm, my high school Junior announced the he needed to start The Cather in the Rye on Monday. Did we have a copy, he asked.  Thanks for the head’s up! Fortunately, we have a bookshelf filled with Classics We Read in High School and College. Moneysaver ! I pulled the classic edition […]

Summer Gap

Summer Gap

  Another shadow shot, I realize. This one is more of the high noon variety than yesterday’s expression of the eclipse.  We’re having warmer days, which I like. I’ve been barefoot several times already (atch-ootch-eetch); you can tell by looking at our bathtub.  My favorite thing about summer besides the heat is the slowing of […]

Memorial Day at Mountain View Cemetery honors Civil War vets

Memorial Day at Mountain View Cemetery honors Civil War vets

by Timothy Rutt Mountain View Cemetery will have a ceremony to honor veterans this coming Memorial Day, Mon, May 28. Historian Nick Smith says in an email that the ceremony begins at 2 PM: It will be near the middle of the cemetery, south of Founder’s Circle near the huge oak tree. That’s near one […]

Bike rider asks “Speed Racers” to slow down on the L.A. River Path

Bike rider asks “Speed Racers” to slow down on the L.A. River Path

Kevin is a bike rider from Echo Park who looks forward to taking early evening rides with his girlfriend along the Los Angeles River Path between Elysian Valley and Griffith Park. But some of his recent rides along the river have been marred by other cyclists he refers to as “Speed Racers,” the Lycra-clad bike […]

Federal mandated birth control access faces challenges in court

Federal mandated birth control access faces challenges in court

New federal regulations require employers to provide no-cost prescription birth control as part of their health insurance plans. Credit: Tim Matsui/Getty Images The Obama administration is being sued by many prominent Catholic institutions who are challenging a federal mandate for employers to provide contraception to their employees. The archdiocese of New York and Washington D.C. […]

Should it be legal to videotape the police?

Should it be legal to videotape the police?

Using cameras a police officer squares off with protestors during a demonstration organized by National Nurses United in Daley Plaza where they were calling for a “Robin Hood” tax on stocks, bonds, derivatives and other financial instruments May 18, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images When Christopher Sharp used his cell phone camera […]

Lares

Lares

WHY Chiles rellenos, lengua en mole and good margaritas, all at low prices. WHAT Manny Lares seems to be the main man at this family restaurant, but then there’s his brother, his two sisters, his niece…. We all cook, we all wash dishes, we all go to the bank, he says. Downstairs is a quiet […]

Caption This Photo (#90)

Caption This Photo (#90)

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