Archive for ‘June, 2012’


Tiny Sophisticates

Tiny Sophisticates

Oh, the kids are growing up before our very eyes! Here, a group of soon-to-be-second-graders cut up for my camera on a year end field trip to the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History. And to think, just a few years ago all those taxidermy animals would have elicited tears and nightmares from the little […]

The Birds Like the Stars

The Birds Like the Stars

Last weekend’s Knowledges at Mount Wilson Observatory was an ambitious exhibit of contemporary art, the Saturday portion of which sold out–okay with me, as I’m past my staying-up-late days. Because the exhibit was scheduled for the entire weekend, Bellis and I drove into the mountains on Sunday to see it. Bellis and I especially liked […]

5th Annual Old Pasadena Film Fest

5th Annual Old Pasadena Film Fest

Starting July 5th, Old Pasadena Management offers 20 films to be viewed in the great outdoors under the night sky. Thursdays through Saturdays until July 28th, Central Park on Raymond Avenue, the local travel shop Distant Lands, and One Colorado will host an evening at the movies. There will be cult classics like Whatever Happened […]

Fireworks: not legal in Altadena, go see a display

Fireworks: not legal in Altadena, go see a display

by Timothy Rutt Independence Day is Wednesday, but fireworks display season in LA county starts Sunday. June 30, through July 4 (and July 6 on Catalina). The Los Angeles County Fire Department has an online list of fireworks displays in the county right here (including the July 2 display in Altadena). If you want to […]

The Americana at Vermont? Shopping center developer Rick Caruso makes a move on Los Feliz

The Americana at Vermont? Shopping center developer Rick Caruso makes a move on Los Feliz

View US Post Office: Los Feliz in a larger map Will there be a trolly running down Vermont Avenue? Will Frank Sinatra blare over outdoor speakers as fountains shoot into the sky across from Skylight Books and Fred’s 62? Will diners forsake the House of Pies for Cheesecake Factory? So many questions after the Los […]

The 100 greatest cars of film and television

The 100 greatest cars of film and television

10. Batman 1955 Lincoln Futura Batmobile: George Barris’ crew reworked and restyled an old Ford concept car into the great Batmobile for the campy 1966-’68 TV series. Turbines to speed. Credit: 20th Century Fox Move over, starlets and hunks, it’s time to focus on another form of Hollywood beauty. Automobiles have played a very large […]

Mexicans head to the polls

Mexicans head to the polls

Mexico will hold its presidential election on July 1st Credit: CARLOS SALINAS/AFP/Getty Images Mexico elects a new president every six years, and this Sunday is it. For the first time, a woman is running as a major party candidate – and for the second time, Mexicans living abroad can cast absentee ballots. Patt checks in […]

Tucked Away in the Big City

Tucked Away in the Big City

South Pasadena’s small town oasis makes it easy to lose track of the fact we’re located smack dab in the middle of Los Angeles’ urban jungle. (Well, okay, not in the middle exactly. More like up around the northeast end.) Just minutes from downtown LA, South Pasadena conceivably could have been where J.J. Gittes could […]

Commute, 10

Commute, 10

It wasn’t the first time I’d recognized one of Kevin McCollister’s stark visions of night-time Los Angeles, but it was the first time I could place it, and the first time I had in my possession the day-time version. Don’t stop at one picture on Kevin’s blog (as if you could). His is a wicked, […]

Walmart, Chamber of Commerce meet to discuss market

Walmart, Chamber of Commerce meet to discuss market

by Timothy Rutt Four Altadena Chamber of Commerce directors met with representatives of Walmart and the property owner Tuesday morning to hear the retailer’s plans for the Neighborhood Market on Lincoln Avenue. Daniel Harlow of the Altadena Chamber of Commerce revealed details of the confab at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Altadena Coalition of Neighborhood […]

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