Archive for ‘September, 2012’


Andrew McCarthy at Vroman’s

Andrew McCarthy at Vroman’s

Becoming famous amidst the 1980s and (it appears) a reluctant member of the “brat pack,” Andrew McCarthy seems to have spent the intervening years finding his way—in his acting career and his personal life—desiring to move forward via his own direction, and not as a consequence of the Hollywood creation-and-packaging machine. Oh, and he wanted […]

Off-duty officer fires gun during Elysian Valley dog attack

Off-duty officer fires gun during Elysian Valley dog attack

An off-duty LAPD officer walking his dog in Elysian Valley last night opened fire on another dog that threatened to attack him. The officer was confronted by a “vicious dog” around midnight near Dorris Place and Blake Avenue, according to the Northeast Division Twitter feed. The officer fired one round, missing the dog, said Lt. […]

U.S. Supreme Court kicks off new, possibly historic term

U.S. Supreme Court kicks off new, possibly historic term

People wait to enter outside the US Supreme Court March 21, 2011 in Washington, D.C. Credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images At least four controversial issues, affirmative action, same-sex marriage, voting rights, and abortion, may be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court this term. A case about affirmative action has escalated in light of the fact that […]

The Weekend Go Go: ARTmageddon + a Beer Bash

The Weekend Go Go: ARTmageddon + a Beer Bash

Go Go’ers, it’s finally (kind of) fall, which means the days of staggering around in a heat-stunned stupor are (almost) over and the days of staggering around in a happy, beery haze are upon us. Your hand-knitted beer Kozy is ready and waiting. Also this weekend: CARmageddon II.  You may have heard of it. Luckily, […]

Episcopal Community Services presents settlement for Crawford Avenue tenants

Episcopal Community Services presents settlement for Crawford Avenue tenants

by Laura Monteros Whatever misunderstandings and anxieties there were along Crawford Avenue last week, there seems to be relief and contentment this week. After a Monday evening meeting with the tenants who live in homes owned by Episcopal Community Services (ECS) adjacent to the old Scripps property, both ECS and renters seemed confident that misunderstandings […]

Jury finds man guilty of murdering Silver Lake pizza deliveryman

Jury finds man guilty of murdering Silver Lake pizza deliveryman

The victim’s mother, Maria Vasquez Ramirez, pictured above  at a press conference last year. A Superior Court jury today found a 19-year-old man guilty of second degree murder in last year’s fatal shooting of pizza deliveryman  and restaurant worker Juan David Vasquez Loma, reports CBS2.   Jose Beltran was found guilty of shooting Vasquez Loma on […]

KPCC President Bill Davis to weigh in on recent program changes

KPCC President Bill Davis to weigh in on recent program changes

KPCC President Bill Davis Credit: We’ve come a long way since the early days, broadcasting local news and music from the basement of Pasadena City College, to our emergence as a leader in Southland broadcast journalism. KPCC has recently made ambitious strides to expand its award-winning reporting and editorial staff, embrace new media opportunities, engage […]

Freeway Noir: 5

Freeway Noir: 5

The hotel gleamed like platinum in spite all those dirty windows. She’d been fooled by flash before.  It was shiny, sure.  But it wasn’t clean. I’m dipping my toes into the dark side with Freeway Noir Week — a series of monochrome shots taken out of the car window while stuck in traffic on the […]

Lian Dolan Speaks at the Arizona Author Series on October 16. Ticket information and Details!

Lian Dolan Speaks at the Arizona Author Series on October 16. Ticket information and Details!

Please join us for an inspiring evening as we celebrate our new partnership with the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts! Arizona Authors Series Presents Lian Dolan, author of Helen of Pasadena at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.   Lian Dolan is an award winning broadcaster and writer. She created Satellite Sisters, a […]

Dawn’s Stellar Anniversary

Dawn’s Stellar Anniversary

By Marc Rayman As NASA’s Dawn spacecraft makes its journey to its second target, the dwarf planet Ceres, Marc Rayman, Dawn’s chief engineer, shares a monthly update on the mission’s progress. Artist’s concept of NASA’s Dawn spacecraft. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Dear Dawnniversaries, On the fifth anniversary of the beginning of its ambitious interplanetary adventure, Dawn […]

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