Archive for ‘July, 2012’


Dancing Upstream

Dancing Upstream

“This place rocks, so bring your dancing shoes and prepare to dance.” “This place” is Farnsworth Park‘s ampitheater in Altadena, and you’ll be dancing Saturday night to the beat of Upstream, a reggae band and one of HP fan Peggy Sue Davis’ favorites. Actually, Upstream is a reggae and a Soca band. Two of Upstream’s members are […]

Echo Park shooting leaves one dead

Echo Park shooting leaves one dead

Police tonight are investigating the fatal shooting of a man whose body was found near a homeless encampment in Echo Park. The victim tumbled partway down a hillside after being shot once in the upper body near a cul de sac  at Bellevue Avenue and Alvarado Street, said Lt. Wes Buhrmester with the Rampart Division. […]

The lone escapee from North Korea’s prison camps

The lone escapee from North Korea’s prison camps

Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West Credit: By Blaine Harden Even though North Korea’s government won’t admit they exist, the country’s prison camps can be seen via satellite imagery. The camps hold nearly 200,000 prisoners which receive lifelong punishment, work for over twelve hours a […]

‘National Same Sex Kiss Day’ comes to a Chick-Fil-A near you

‘National Same Sex Kiss Day’ comes to a Chick-Fil-A near you

Protesters hold signs and shout slogans outside a Chick-fil-A food truck in a mid-day demonstration organized by the Human Rights Campaign in Washington on 26 July, 2012 after the fast-food firm’s president Dan Cathy came out against marriage equality in the United States. The protesters accused Chick-fil-A of a long history of supporting groups that […]

L.A. Food & Wine Festival

L.A. Food & Wine Festival

We checked out the kickoff party for the upcoming Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival, where details of the upcoming August 9-12 event were revealed. The gathering at Downtown Marriott’s Inon Bar and Lounge included name chefs and assorted media folks who munched their way through soft tacos, passed apps, and mini desserts fashioned by pastry […]

Gates of Entry

Gates of Entry

“I am the dream and you my gates of entry,The means by which I waken into light.” –Alec Derwent Hope Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Random Thoughts on London 2012 #4: Missy Franklin, Tom Daley and a suggestion for NBC

Random Thoughts on London 2012 #4: Missy Franklin, Tom Daley and a suggestion for NBC

London 2012. Day #4. MISSY!!!! I’m officially lost in the Olympic Time/Space continuum. Is this live, previously recorded, just “recorded” or a promotion for The Today Show? Tell me if this sounds familiar: Son: Is this the final? Me: No, it’s the semi-final. But the final is happening now. Son: Where? Me: In London or […]

Dawn Sets Its Sights on Ceres

Dawn Sets Its Sights on Ceres

By Marc Rayman As NASA’s Dawn spacecraft investigates its first target, the giant asteroid Vesta, Marc Rayman, Dawn’s chief engineer, shares a monthly update on the mission’s progress. Three impact craters of different sizes, arranged in the shape of a snowman, make up one of the most striking features on Vesta, as seen in this […]

Guest Author: Dylan Brody

Guest Author: Dylan Brody

John and I met Dylan Brody in our Van Nuys days when our dogs introduced us at the dog park. You may be familiar with Dylan: he’s a recurring guest on John Rabe’s Off Ramp on KPCC, and he regularly performs live in the Los Angeles area and around the country (check his website for […]

Sheriff warns about wave of package thieves

Sheriff warns about wave of package thieves

Following up on our alert earlier today that there are package thieves at work in Altadena, we’ve received the following from Capt. John Benedict of the Altadena Sheriff Station: To those who shared information about package thefts from porches occurring over the last few days, thank you for alerting your neighbors by posting the info […]

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