Archive for ‘June, 2012’


Man shot to death on Echo Park stairway*

Man shot to death on Echo Park stairway*

A 35-year-old man was shot to death on an Echo Park stairway this morning in what police suspect may have been a gang-related shooting.  Police have detained one person following the shooting that took place at about 11:15 a.m. on a public stairway near Bellevue and Belmont avenues, said Lt. Wes Buhrmester with the Rampart […]

Sex and the single senior

Sex and the single senior

An elderly couple hold hands as they enter the sea to go for a swim. Credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images Sexuality – it’s a part of life, something we as consenting adults take for granted. But what about our elderly relatives, those who are sequestered in nursing facilities? The need for physical intimacy doesn’t just go […]

U.S. Supreme Court rules on Affordable Healthcare Act

U.S. Supreme Court rules on Affordable Healthcare Act

The U.S. Supreme Court building June 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. The high court could hand down a landmark ruling on the Affordable Care Act as early as Thursday. Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images This showdown has been in the cards since March 21, 2010, when the Affordable Care Act passed Congress by seven votes. Now, […]

Meetings this week: ACONA, Hahamongna, Walmart

Meetings this week: ACONA, Hahamongna, Walmart

Meetings, we’ve got meetings: ACONA: Tthe Altadena Coalition of Neighborhood Associations (ACONA) meets today at 7 PM at the Altadena Main Library, 600 E. Mariposa St. On the agenda is meet Sheriff Capt. John Benedict, the Altadena Chamber of Commerce and El Patron Mexican Restaurant will have presentations, and there will be time in the […]

City Council to vote on $25,000 reward in Echo Park stabbing

City Council to vote on $25,000 reward in Echo Park stabbing

The Los Angeles City Council is scheduled to vote on Wednesday on a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects who yelled anti-gay slurs before stabbing two men in Echo Park last month in what police are investigating as a possible hate crime.  News of  reward, proposed by Councilman Eric […]

The Arab-American Dream on the big screen

The Arab-American Dream on the big screen

The Citizen was inspired by true events and informed by director Sam Kadi’s own feelings as a Syrian immigrant. As resistances calling for democracy continue in Middle Eastern Arab countries, it is easy to overlook the lives of those who have emigrated from their home countries to the United States. Director Sam Kadi hopes to […]

Walter Cronkite, the anchor of middle America

Walter Cronkite, the anchor of middle America

Credit: HarperCollins History is shaped by many, but perhaps even more so by journalists and members of the media, whose choices about what stories to follow and questions to ask shape much of public dialogue (like it or not). Walter Cronkite, who delivered newspapers as a boy in Houston, grew into one of the most […]

In a Cabin in the Canyon

In a Cabin in the Canyon

What would I do in my remote canyon retreat? If I had one to retreat to, that is? Not much. Not much at all. What would you do in yours? ******************* An informational meeting will be held tonight about the sports field, new trail and disk golf course at Hahamongna Watershed Park.  I’ve just read […]

Concerts in the Park

Concerts in the Park

It’s summer, so it must be time for concerts in the park. Every Saturday in the month of July and the first Saturday in August, Garfield Park in South Pasadena will host a free concert. Starting at 5 p.m. and running two hours, it’s a perfect occasion for an early evening picnic. Or keep an […]

Raise a Racquet

Raise a Racquet

Crohn’s Disease is one of the fastest growing “new” diseases out there. Whereas this inflammatory bowel disease used to hit people more in mid-life, for the last 15 years or so, the largest group of people affected has been teenagers. It can be a debilitating disease that withers away the body as it cannot absorb […]

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