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Ghost Bike pays tribute to Mt. Washington cyclist who died in crash

Ghost Bike pays tribute to Mt. Washington cyclist who died in crash

Photo by Mt. Washington resident Mt. Washington residents have been stopping and staring at an old bike that has been painted white–including its tires, seat, and pedals–and chained to a post near the corner of Avenue 45 and Canon Crest. So-called Ghost Bikes are created to honor cyclists who have been killed while riding but […]

RNC Preview

RNC Preview

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Today marks the beginning of the Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay, Florida. While Mitt Romney has long been the GOP nominee, this event will serve as the formal coronation of his candidacy as the Republican standard bearer and chief opposition to […]

Who gives more to charity, Democrats or Republicans?

Who gives more to charity, Democrats or Republicans?

A gift certificate for a local grocery store is written out for fishermen and their families at an aid station on May 20, 2010 in Port Sulphur, Louisiana. The Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans distributed the vouchers to families affected by the BP oil spill. Credit: John Moore/Getty Images The ongoing calls for presumptive […]

Scarpetta

Scarpetta

WHY The pampering, the prestige and the people-watching. Also the spaghetti with tomato and basil, which is as good as its $24 price tag would suggest. WHAT Scott Conant’s unfussy Mediterranean fare appeals both to the conservative older crowd and the moneyed young bucks who frequent this deluxe hotel restaurant. The kitchen shines at pasta, […]

Chugga Chugga Chugga Chugga

Chugga Chugga Chugga Chugga

The Gold Line tracks sweeping underneath the Oaklawn bridge traverse the same terrain as a bygone Southern California railway. Posting this picture is a great excuse to link to a wonderful collection of photographs from an era when Los Angeles boasted the largest interurban electric passenger rail service in the entire world. Check out the […]

Bozzy: the Musical

Bozzy: the Musical

See meFeed meTouch meNeed me (Murphing and lyrics by the Poo) Add yours in the comments, if you like. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Morning jolt: to market, to market, and Owen Brown’s body

Morning jolt: to market, to market, and Owen Brown’s body

A-peel: Altadenan food and gardening writer Emily Green recently put up her tent to sell citrus fruit at the Altadena Farmer’s Market, and tells her tale at the LA Weekly (spoiler: bourbon makes everything go better). Owen Brown’s body: We look forward to Owen Brown’s marker eventually returning to its rightful place at Little Round […]

Obama’s Groove

Obama’s Groove

Stepping across the finish line with hope, optimism, and excitement—those were certainly several out of a gazillion competing emotions Barack Obama felt on the night of November 4, 2008. It’s four years later. It’s been a grind. Being the 44th President of the United States of America has not lived up to his hopes and […]

Council District 1 gets more money to wipe out graffiti-at least through the summer

Council District 1 gets more money to wipe out graffiti-at least through the summer

A few weeks after Highland Park residents complained about the amount of time it takes to clean out tagging and graffiti, the City Council today approved a proposal by Councilman Ed Reyes that would provide more money for graffiti clean up in his district through the end of the summer.  The  $18,0000 in additional funds, […]

Cinecon Classic Film Festival kicks off next week

Cinecon Classic Film Festival kicks off next week

Credit: Courtesy of Cinecon One of the greatest aspects of life in Hollywood is the unprecedented access its citizens have to the world of film. Next week, the Cinecon Classic Film Festival kicks off to celebrate movies from the earlier days of the entertainment industry. More than two dozen films will be screened in 35mm […]

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