Archive for ‘July, 2012’


Good Girl Dinette

Good Girl Dinette

WHY Vietnamese-American comfort food in a stylishly barren Highland Park café. WHAT We’re so happy that chef Diep Tran’s hip yet family-friendly spot finally started serving lunch, especially because her Grandma’s Pho, pork baguette sandwich, spicy fries and delicious curry chicken pot pie are great midday dishes. And we’re just as happy to come for […]

The Most Mysterious Cabinet in the World!

The Most Mysterious Cabinet in the World!

Hey, does that thing belong to Dr. Caligari? I’m betting there are wizard hats, magic wands and a few books by Linda Goodman stored in there. What do you guys think? Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

A Pretty Penny

A Pretty Penny

Yesterday morning: a walk with a friend in Bungalow Heaven, followed by iced latte and a pastry at Penny For Your Thoughts. Do you know of another place where you can buy an antique chair for your porch, vintage dishes for your kitchen, unique hand-made frames for your walls and a one-of-a-kind dress for your […]

Mysteries of Altadena: it’s a boom town

Mysteries of Altadena:  it’s a boom town

by Timothy Rutt Ever since the time around Independence Day, we’ve heard (and gotten reports of) big "booms" being heard around Altadena. Some of this you can assign to illegal fireworks going off, but even as we go deep into July, it has’t ended. Public safety volunteer Carolyn Seitz has send around an email with […]

Chick-fil-A takes a stand on gay marriage

Chick-fil-A takes a stand on gay marriage

Chick-fil-A founder and Chairman S.Truett Cathy listens during the keynote address delivered by US Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney at Liberty University’s 39th Annual Commencement in Lynchburg, Virginia, May 12, 2012. Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images Have you ever wondered if the businesses you frequent share your political views? Well, it’s been getting easier to find […]

Cafecito Orga‡nico

Cafecito Orga‡nico

WHY A mellow alternative to Silver Lake’s over-caffeinated coffee scene. WHAT Housed in a faux-lighthouse building on none-too-gentrified Hoover Street, this place started selling organic fair-trade beans at local farmers’ markets before opening the café. With free WiFi, a large covered patio and baked goods from Echo Park’s Delilah Bakery, it’s a funky and calm […]

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, East L.A. & Echo Park

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, East L.A. & Echo Park

Golden Hour Light On Security Door, El Sereno | Photo by Luis Blackaller/Flickr Young adults find a new  home in Boyle Heights. Wave Newspapers State Senator Kevin DeLeon  leaves downtown behind to open Echo Park office. Patch East L.A. panaderia serves as a summer school for Cordon Bleu bakery and pastry students. EGP News Happening […]

All the World’s a Stage…

All the World’s a Stage…

Ever feel daunted by the sheer heft of a book of Shakespeare? Never fear, fine people, the wacky comic masters at Metamorphosis Theatre Company have streamlined the canon. Opening tomorrow night, July 21, at Fremont Centre Theatre, The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) offers a madcap, family-friendly rendition of the bard’s tragedies, histories, comedies, sonnets […]

Aurora’s other victims

Aurora’s other victims

Just learning about the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado.  Very tragic situation in so many ways. Over the next couple of weeks folks will learn more about all involved – postulation and speculation are sure to follow. I’ve not seen the movie, but what I’ve read and seen of the trailer this clearly is a movie […]

Julia Morgan YWCA

Julia Morgan YWCA

Julia Morgan was the first female architect licensed in the state of California. She’s famous for creating Hearst Castle at San Simeon. She also designed the YWCA building across the street from Pasadena’s City Hall. You know the place–it’s been boarded up for years, sliding into ruin. A couple of years ago, Pasadena’s City Council […]

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