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Why are former MLB players dying earlier than their NFL counterparts?

Why are former MLB players dying earlier than their NFL counterparts?

Pat Burrell #5 of the San Francisco Giants uses smokeless tobacco during warm ups prior to playing the Los Angeles Dodgers on Opening Day at Dodger Stadium on March 31, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images When it comes to the effects of athletics on lifespans, most would expect physical sports like […]

Cora’s Coffee Shoppe

Cora’s Coffee Shoppe

WHY Surprise: Aging starlet gets a good facelift and comes out of it lovelier than ever. WHAT High-end restaurateur Bruce Marder runs this miniature and adorable restored diner, where a funky-chic bougainvillea-shaded patio is furnished with marble tables and bistro chairs. It’s a lovely place to linger over a burrata caprese omelet or organic rotisserie […]

When a Staircase is More Than Just a Staircase…

When a Staircase is More Than Just a Staircase…

“Mommy, I promise nobody will mind if I explore up there…” “Sweetie, we have no business up there. People are working in offices up there and we have to go home.” “Maybe they want me to say hello.” “Saying hello is lovely, but we have to go now.” “Maybe somebody is really, really, REALLY having […]

Seeing Theater in Sierra Madre

Seeing Theater in Sierra Madre

I had tickets to see Incident at Vichy at the Sierra Madre Playhouse the other night. John is in pre-production and can’t tear himself away from the desk. I knew who I wanted to invite in his stead: Adele of Seeing Sierra Madre: One Photo at a Time. Sierra Madre is a charming corner of […]

School starts at PUSD Wednesday — here’s what you need to know

School starts at PUSD Wednesday — here’s what you need to know

Here’s some back-to-school week information from the Pasadena Unified School District, where school starts Wednesday, Aug. 22: Students entering or advancing into seventh grade will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster immunization (called Tdap) in order to attend school this fall. For immunization requirements for K-12 students, go to www.health-programs.pasadenausd.orgor call (626) 396-3600 […]

Finding Balance Abstractly

Finding Balance Abstractly

Cells phone rings can differ from electronic “music” or your favorite song to beeps and trills. The “swoosh” of cars is never far away, or the blare of sirens or helicopters. Even pumping gas no longer allows for a solitary moment as screens mounted atop the gas pump flash images while assorted voices assail you […]

Everson Royce

Everson Royce

A wine shop named after 2-year-old twin boys. Everson Royce is the baby of April Langford and Randy Clement (co-owners with George Cossette of Silverlake Wine), along with Joe Capella, a long-time wine collector, patron of SLW, and their “financial know-how guy” in this new venture in an old neighborhood (Old Pasadena). ER specializes in […]

Tony: Top Gun

Tony: Top Gun

There was no hesitation, one witness said. A man climbed the 8- to 10-foot fence on the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday evening, and jumped. As most people know by now, that man was 68-year-old Tony Scott, famed and respected director of classic films and commercials. His “kinetic” and […]

Eastside Garden: A Box Car Willie grows in Silver Lake

Eastside Garden: A Box Car Willie grows in Silver Lake

Photo by Sandy Driscoll Sandy Driscoll, she of Silver Lake Long Lemon fame, has another odd-shaped, home-grown edible to share. The photo above shows a Siamese Twin-like Box Car Willie heirloom tomato Driscoll grew in her garden. “I think this tomato is trying to rival the oddly shaped lemon,” said Driscoll. She planted the Box […]

Protest Picture

Protest Picture

Ours is an age of high resolution, Photoshop and 16 megapixel cameras with automatic settings and high ISO noise reduction. We can preview, delete, edit, sharpen edges and correct noise. We can airbrush every single picture of ourselves we post in social media. We can even shoot a major motion picture on an iPhone, and […]

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