Archive for ‘July, 2012’


New and returning members sworn in at Tuesday night’s council meeting

New and returning members sworn in at Tuesday night’s council meeting

by Timothy Rutt It was the annual shift in power: old members of the town council left and new members came in Tuesday night. Outgoing councilmembers Allan Wasserman, Gino Sund, Tecumseh Shackelford, and Ruth Edwards were honored for their service, as were outgoing executive committee members Sandra Thomas (chair), Okorie Ezieme (vice chair), corresponding secretary […]

Millennials go to the movies, but only if they’re new ones…

Millennials go to the movies, but only if they’re new ones…

Andrew Garfield attends the Germany premiere of “The Amazing Spider-Man” at Sony Center on June 20, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images for Sony Pictures When you saw billboards and advertisements for the new Spider-Man movie, did you scratch your head? “I could have sworn this movie just came out. What gives?” you […]

Consumers are ‘Overdressed’ for pennies on the high fashion dollar

Consumers are ‘Overdressed’ for pennies on the high fashion dollar

Elizabeth Cline was your typical clothing consumer lured in by fashion trends, but sold on low prices. Cline was buying a new article of clothing every week until she realized how many tops, hoodies, and pants she had that she barely ever wore. It wasn’t until Elizabeth caught herself bringing home seven pairs of identical […]

The Weekend Go Go: Lit For King Eddy, Bloomfest Blooms, Soda Pop Love

The Weekend Go Go: Lit For King Eddy, Bloomfest Blooms, Soda Pop Love

Yes, it rained in L.A.  in July.  Global warming or sign of the imminent Apocalypse?  You be the judge. Given the aforementioned possible portent of doom, it’s fitting that this weekend, it’s all about celebrating the old old school… …while you still can. Reading and Drinking and Diving The King Eddy is Skid Row’s last […]

Reflections of a Silver Lake summer morning

Reflections of a Silver Lake summer morning

Photo by Anna Darr Anna Darr snapped the above photo this morning as surface of the The Silver Lake Reservoir acted as a giant mirror, reflecting the clouds that streamed across the sky. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

The Parrot Whisperer

The Parrot Whisperer

Last year I had the great fortune of meeting and chatting with Mark Bittner. (Read my interview with him here.) You may remember him as the subject of the award winning 2005 documentary The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill. I’ve often wondered if South Pasadena had its very own parrot whisperer. You know, a special […]

Guest Author Margaret Finnegan and "The Goddess Lounge"

Guest Author Margaret Finnegan and "The Goddess Lounge"

In my novel The Goddess Lounge, an Altadena mom attends a “goddess consultation” at a notorious LA coffee house/knitting salon/menstrual palace called The Goddess Lounge, and from there on out madcap adventures ensue. On my blog, FinneganBeginAgain, readers ask me to find goddesses to help them with issues as diverse as career advancement to leaky […]

Plein Air: Home & Abroad

Plein Air: Home & Abroad

Some things are meant to last. Plein air painting may have originated in the 19th century and become a central feature of French Impressionism, but it’s a style that continues to create a powerful and moving reaction from the viewer. On Saturday, July 28th, artist Glen Knowles will be demonstrating landscape painting in the plein […]

Training for Leadership

Training for Leadership

For some, being a leader may come naturally, but generally it’s something that needs to be taught and fine-tuned. Leadership Pasadena is a nonprofit organization that offers a program which provides the “leadership and team management skills, in-depth understanding of the Pasadena community, and relationships with business, government, and nonprofit leaders vital to successful community […]

Altadena sheriffs offer residential burglary tips

Altadena sheriffs offer residential burglary tips

At Tuesday night’s town council meeting, Altadena Sheriff Capt. John S. Benedict said that property crime — mostly residential burglaries — is up 24% from this time last year. The Altadena Sheriff’s Station is sharing these burglary tips to help residents avoid being victims: Burglary victims often feel vulnerable and violated as their personal space […]

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