Archive for ‘June, 2012’


Fireworks Galore at the Rose Bowl

Fireworks Galore at the Rose Bowl

It takes stamina, but July 4th at the Rose Bowl makes a heck of a way to celebrate our nation’s birthday. Festivities start as early as 2 p.m. when food and games are available to kids in Area H; open seating for the evening show doesn’t start until 6:30. Opening ceremonies with the presentation of […]

Still space open for McNally House tour July 15

Still space open for McNally House tour July 15

by Timothy Rutt The Turkish Room was a pavilion at the Columbian Exhibition in Chicago in 1893. Andrew McNally, co-founder of one of the world’s largest map publishers, was so taken with it he purchased it and incorporated it into his mansion in Altadena. The Turkish Room will be one of the highlights of the […]

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

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

Frogtown Gate, Elysian Valley | Photo by Atwater Village Newbie/Flickr Remains of 19th century wooden wagon found buried at Echo Park Lake. L.A. Times Tattoo shops prepare for increased regulation. Daily News Police officer suffers minor injuries after squad car crashes in Highland Park. Patch Boyle Heights mural “Mujer Del Este De Los Angeles”  gets […]

Can women indeed “have it all,” and what does that even mean?

Can women indeed “have it all,” and what does that even mean?

A young woman trying to crunch some time brings her work to bed. Credit: iStockPhoto The modern woman most likely juggles her time between family, job, and any semblance of a social life she’s able to pull together in her spare time. Successfully keeping all of these plates spinning means to “have it all” – […]

Deaths of environmental activists on the rise, all over the globe

Deaths of environmental activists on the rise, all over the globe

Protesters march through the decades-old Vila Autodromo squatter settlement before demonstrating outside an entrance to the Rio + 20 conference on June 20, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images As the global population soars, resources like wood, arable land, precious metals, and drinkable water become scarcer, and the battle over land […]

The Weekend Go Go: Soul Train, Labryinth of Jareth, and Charles Phoenix does Hot Rods and MONA

The Weekend Go Go: Soul Train, Labryinth of Jareth, and Charles Phoenix does Hot Rods and MONA

Here’s the thing about fun. Some weekends, there are obvious contenders.  Some weekends, there are wish-you-could-include-them runner ups. And sometimes, making a second you is the only option for hitting up the best the weekend has to offer. Let the Clones of Fun begin. Release Yourself You consider yourself a bit of a mover and […]

Avant Carred

Avant Carred

You all know how much I love photographing old cars, but new cars can be pretty fun to snap at, too. Especially if you zoom in on some of the shiny details. I’m such a lazy modern artist. I just cram pieces of someone else’s beautiful, well-planned design into my own haphazard little square. Hey, […]

Pasadena General Plan Update

Pasadena General Plan Update

Okay, I’ve just broken all sorts of rules.  Very, very unsexy title for this topic.   But like brushing your teeth, if you don’t attend to the task, things begin to fall apart.    I’m hoping that you’ll find the information and the colors on the page a little intriguing. Beyond being colorful they respresent […]

Tony Minutelli and Chefs Center of California

Tony Minutelli and Chefs Center of California

When I learned that my friend Tony Minutelli was baking at Chefs Center of California I began to salivate–not only for the treats he makes, but for an opportunity to find out more about Chefs Center from an insider. Tony bakes gluten-free pastries for Lisa & Mo, Inc., a small company that sells in some […]

Muriel Anderson at the Coffee Gallery Backstage

Muriel Anderson at the Coffee Gallery Backstage

Muriel Anderson is the only woman to win the Fingerstyle Championship Title. Muriel Anderson can play folk, classical, jazz, bluegrass, and international music with startling ease. The astronauts (it’s always “the astronauts,” you know?) took Muriel’s music into space. Woody Allen used a Muriel Anderson toon in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Muriel, it goes without saying, is a […]

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