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Your take on the Republican National Convention

Your take on the Republican National Convention

View from inside the Republican National Convention as VP candidate Paul Ryan delivered his speech on Aug. 29, 2012. Credit: Gina Delvac/KPCC Sweep up the red, white and blue confetti. Take down the banners. Deflate the balloons. The Republican National Convention is over. The politicians are clearing the stage and headed back to Washington or […]

Jason Alexander comes in to discuss 100 years of Paramount Pictures

Jason Alexander comes in to discuss 100 years of Paramount Pictures

Comedian Jason Alexander arrives at the Palm Pre Launch Event to Benefit Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America held at Raleigh Studios on June 3, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images An entertainment career spanning over three decades, Jason Alexander has seen and done it all. The film, stage, and television actor […]

South Pasadena Family Tree

South Pasadena Family Tree

Ever wonder about the history of the majestic Moreton Bay fig tree outside the South Pasadena Public Library? It certainly seems primordial — like a remnant of our earth’s distant past. Little Bit once said that she thought the tree surely must have been around when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Even though I could imagine […]

I am not a fan of high humidity

I am not a fan of high humidity

However, the high humidity can make a glorious dusk.

Five Stress-Free Ways to Get the Family Out the Door On Time!

Five Stress-Free Ways to Get the Family Out the Door On Time!

Back to School means getting back to one of the most dreaded rituals of parenthood, The Out-the-Door Scramble.  We all could use a little help when it comes to Cutting the Chaos in the morning. So I surveyed some veterans moms ( Thank you, Chaos Crew!) about  how they make the AM routine stress-free and […]

Landscape Warehouse

Landscape Warehouse

For a long time our back yard was weeds. Then it was dirt. Now it’s half dirt and half mulch. These things take time. Some supplies, like mulch, can be free if you’re willing to be on a waiting list, then be available to accept your mulch the moment your turn arrives. But some things […]

Farnworth Park offers children’s activities for the fall

Farnworth Park offers children’s activities for the fall

by Timothy Rutt Farnsworth Park, at Lake and Mt. Curve Avenues, is offering a variety of social and athletic activities for younger children through teens from now through the end of the year. Children age 5 to 14 can participate in the After School Club, which offers homework assistance, sports, dance, arts and crafts, kids’ […]

Is that a dentil or a spindle? Decoding the parts of a Garvanza Victorian home

Is that a dentil or a spindle? Decoding the parts of a Garvanza Victorian home

Photo from Redfin Fans of Victorian-style architecture will find much to like in this 101-year-old Garvanza home near Highland Park that went up for sale earlier this month. But the sales listing describing some of the home’s historic features might seem confusing to those unfamiliar with architectural and building terms, especially those dealing with all […]

Mitt Romney’s time to shine

Mitt Romney’s time to shine

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney disembarks from his campaign plane upon arriving in Tampa, Florida, on August 29, 2012. Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images Tonight, the Republican National Convention steadies a spotlight on its biggest star, Mitt Romney. It’s the last major chance for the Republicans and Romney to put forth their four-year plan for […]

Lisa Bloom asks big questions about today’s male society and their ‘Swagger’

Lisa Bloom asks big questions about today’s male society and their ‘Swagger’

With so many of today’s young male population in jail, jobless, and struggling in school, author Lisa Bloom takes a crack at these unsettling trends in her new book, “Swagger: 10 Urgent Rules for Raising Boys in an Era of Failing Schools, Mass Joblessness, and Thug Culture.” Bloom focuses on the cultural forces that hammer […]

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