Archive for ‘September, 2012’


Trattoria Farfalla

Trattoria Farfalla

WHY Penne alla Norma, insalata Farfalla (a salad on a pizza crust), thin-crust pizza with pesto and goat cheese, and good (if pricey) wine by the glass. WHAT A pioneer in the makeover of Los Feliz, Farfalla has been slinging pasta and Chianti to a constant crowd of regulars for many years, and it’s every […]

Freeway Noir: 2

Freeway Noir: 2

In a cityscape turned ghostly by dusk, painted faces stared from an almost-empty parking structure.  She was a long way from home… Join me for Freeway Noir this week:  a series of shots taken while stuck in traffic on the 110.(Do I have to mention this again?  I shot all pictures from the passenger seat, […]

Camelot Where You Are, #10

Camelot Where You Are, #10

Adele of Seeing Sierra Madre: One Photo at a Time says of her entry: “I couldn’t find anything in Sierra Madre, but I did spot this little Castle-on-a-Truck in an Urban Forest not far from my home town.” No Camelot in Sierra Madre? Surely there must be, the place is loaded with charm, chivalry and […]

The Tech Daddy looks at the Amazing iPad Oct. 6 at the Library

The Tech Daddy looks at the Amazing iPad Oct. 6 at the Library

by Timothy Rutt Ken Gruberman, "The Tech Daddy," returns to the Altadena Main Library on Sat., Oct. 6, to introduce you to the iPad. Tablet computing is the next big thing, and the iPad sets the standard. Gruberman, who writes on technology for AARP Magazine and the Huffington Post, will look at "The Incredible IPad" […]

News & Notes From Eagle Rock, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Los Feliz, Northeast L.A. & Silver Lake

News & Notes From Eagle Rock, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Los Feliz, Northeast L.A. & Silver Lake

Public Storage Mural  & Sky, Glassell Park | Photo by Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr Take One:  Poems-to-go from the Silver Lake Poetry  Box.  L.A. At Home The missing link in the 710 Freeway. Daily News Orb Weaver at work on Silver Lake web.  Corralitas Red Car Funeral services held for Eagle Rock father who died in freeway […]

Dave Tomar on how he made a living helping college kids cheat

Dave Tomar on how he made a living helping college kids cheat

Dave Tomar was a cheater… or at least he helped cheaters cheat. For years, Tomar made a living writing term papers – over 3,500 of them – for college students, but now he is coming clean about his questionably unethical line of work in a new memoir called “The Shadow Scholar: How I Made A […]

Freeway Noir: 1

Freeway Noir: 1

Anyone who lives in Southern California knows that being stuck in traffic for too long can make you feel dark and paranoid.  With that in mind, this week I bring you a series of shots taken while stuck in traffic on the 110, trying to get back to South Pas.  From the 4-level to the […]

Camelot Where You Are, #9

Camelot Where You Are, #9

My theory is that Camelot is everywhere. Go ahead. Tell me I’m wrong. Here’s Jon’s description of his find: “This photograph is just outside the Settle Inn right outside Lincoln, Nebraska. It’s a chain of hotels, but I believe they’re mostly midwestern. I’m not certain if all their hotels go this all out, but they […]

Altadena’s Nov. 3 birthday party to be a true community celebration

Altadena’s Nov. 3 birthday party to be a true community celebration

by Timothy Rutt The Altadena flag. Photo © Bill Westphal Altadena is celebrating its 125th birthday this year, a milestone that was close to going unmarked. Altadena historian Michele Zack (Altadena: Between Wilderness and City) said that she realized the date was approaching when she shared a conversation with Dr. Sandra Thomas, then-chair of the […]

Hey, Kids: Audition for the Glendale Pops

Hey, Kids: Audition for the Glendale Pops

Can you rock “Jingle Bells”? Melt hearts with your rendition of “Silent Night”? Make a skeptic believe again with “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”? Well, there is still a little time left to prep. The Glendale Pops Youth Chorus is holding auditions on Thursday, October 4th. If accepted, rehearsals will be held on five […]

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