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Is summer better in L.A. or N.Y.C.?

Is summer better in L.A. or N.Y.C.?

Credit: AFP/Getty Images and Dhrupad Bezboruah/flickr/CC Patt’s counterpart on the East Coast joins her for one of their periodic duels of L.A. versus N.Y.C. This time, it’s summer here versus summer there. Here in Los Angeles we rock the movies in cemeteries and there’s always the Hollywood Bowl. Then again, New York’s got Shakespeare in […]

The 2nd Annual Los Angeles Vendy Awards: Street Eats Meet to Compete

The 2nd Annual Los Angeles Vendy Awards: Street Eats Meet to Compete

The dilemma:  You love checking out street chow but unless you happen by a truck/cart/stand and can swerve to the curb — no small feat in L.A. traffic — it’s not always possible to research, track, and taste all of the delish dish that L.A.’s street vendors have to offer. The solution: the 2nd Annual […]

Best of Glimpses: #16

Best of Glimpses: #16

Does this sunset from Arroyo Drive make you feel romantic? You aren’t alone. See what I wrote about it here. Originally published August 10, 2009. It’s the last few days of my Best of Glimpses series. Thanks for walking with me along memory lane. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Commute, 9

Commute, 9

I don’t usually stop on the way to or from Bell Sound Studios in Hollywood for my weekly recording session. This isn’t because the possible stops don’t tempt me. It’s because I’m on my way to work and I haven’t included browsing time in my commute. So I haven’t tried Jollibee. Looks like it’s a […]

Altadena Sheriff Station has its own web page now

Altadena Sheriff Station has its own web page now

by Timothy Rutt The Altadena Sheriff’s Station now has its own webpage (which looks like it needs a little filling in, but it’s the first day!). Many LA County sheriff stations have established their own web page in recent weeks, which connect the public with general sheriff information and local station news. Welcome to the […]

Echo Park man beaten after confronting persons tagging his home

Echo Park man beaten after confronting persons tagging his home

A man police identified as an Echo Park gang member was arrested today in connection with the beating of a resident who confronted persons who were  tagging his home this past weekend.  The man was beaten on Sunday, June 17 at about 5 p.m. in the 1600 block of Fargo Street, according to police reports.”The […]

The Internet’s new red-light district

The Internet’s new red-light district

The new .xxx domain. Credit: ICM Registry LLC Yes, the Internet is a tool which allows for communication on a global scale. Sure, you can use it to research hundreds of web sites about every topic imaginable. And of course, it’s a revolutionary technology which has changed everything about how you go about your daily […]

John Irving

John Irving

Author John Irving holds his Oscar for Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Published for ‘The Cider House Rules’ at the 72nd Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles 26 March 2000. Credit: Scott Nelson/AFP/Getty Images Academy Award winning screenwriter and novelist John Irving credits includes “The Cider House Rules” and “A Prayer for Owen Meany.” […]

Do the Work Wednesday # 11: Re-Booting your Efforts

Do the Work  Wednesday # 11: Re-Booting your Efforts

I’ll admit it, the last six weeks of family issues ( aging parents with serious health issues) has wreaked havoc on my well-intentioned writing schedule. I thought I’d be done with my first draft of my next book by now. I’m not. Not even close. It’s hard to write comedy when your life is not […]

Contractor’s documents say: it’s a Walmart

Contractor’s documents say: it’s a Walmart

After several weeks of rumor and rife speculation, contractor’s bid documents confirm that Walmart is building a grocery store in Altadena by Timothy Rutt The contractor’s cover sheet for the Lincoln Avenue site sports the Wal-Mart logo. The whispering has been going on ever since construction started earlier this year at the vacant, dilapidated supermarket […]

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