Archive for ‘September, 2012’


Idylls are the Thing

Idylls are the Thing

It’s not that I haven’t been taking photos, but I couldn’t resist posting another shot by a guest photographer: my husband, John Sandel. I wish I were tall enough to photograph such a view; luckily, John is. While you’re here today, please vote for your favorite photo from this week’s entries in the Camelot Where […]

Crawford Avenue residents concerned about pending evictions

Crawford Avenue residents concerned about pending evictions

Crawford Avenue residents are confused and concerned about plans to move them out before construction begins on MonteCedro by Laura Monteros “It’s tough for them. They know it’s coming but when it comes, it’s equally hard for them.” –Martha Tamburrano, President & CEO of Episcopal Community Services “Everyone knew it was going to happen, but […]

Endeavour watching from Echo Park and beyond

Endeavour watching from Echo Park and beyond

Endeavour entourage swoops over Montecito Heights. Photo by Martha BenedictPhoto by Martin Cox Photo by Martin Cox From the hills of Echo Park and Montecito Heights and parking lots of Dodger Stadium, residents aimed their cameras and mobile phones skyward early this afternoon to capture shots of Endeavour as the space shuttle took a piggy […]

Pastors v. IRS: How will ‘Pulpit Freedom Sunday’ resonate with Uncle Sam?

Pastors v. IRS: How will ‘Pulpit Freedom Sunday’ resonate with Uncle Sam?

Jacob Phelps, grandson of Westboro Baptist Church pastor Fred Phelps, demonstrates outside the U.S. Supreme Court while justices heard oral arguements in Snyder v. Phelps, which tests the limits of the First Amendment, October 6, 2010 in Washington, DC. Albert Snyder sued the Westboro Baptist Church after his son, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, […]

Sushi Ike

Sushi Ike

WHY Because the chefs are impeccable, the fish is fresh, and the location is…neither of those. WHAT Smooshed in a sleazy Hollywood strip mall, Sushi Ike is not a place to go for a posh night of extravagant nigiri and imported sake. This place is all about the fish, so if you’re into molecular gastronomy […]

Endeavour over Altadena: how we saw it [constantly updating]

Endeavour over Altadena: how we saw it [constantly updating]

Leslie Lowes contributes this video of Endeavour flying over the Chaney Trail neighborhood. by TImothy Rutt It was an exciting day in Altadena and vicinity as Space Shuttle Endeavour was ready for its close-up this morning. Endeavour took a final bow, flying over points in Northern and Southern California before landing at LAX to be […]

Space Shuttle Flyover!

Space Shuttle Flyover!

All of Pasadena was outdoors and looking. At our office, on South Raymond, everyone who could get on a roof was on one. We’re on the second floor, so we had a pretty darn good view of the shuttle coming up to Pasadena from downtown L.A., banking west at the mountains, flying over JPL, and […]

Why it’s not a good idea to drink and tag

Why it’s not a good idea to drink and tag

A teenage tagger last Saturday night aimed his spray paint can at an unlikely target: the LAPD Northeast Division station in Glassell Park. The tagger, who is between the age of 14 and 18, hit the San Fernando Road station in three different spots during the incident early Saturday morning, according to Lt. Stacy Spell. […]

Should the US give highly-skilled immigrants a boost to the front of the line?

Should the US give highly-skilled immigrants a boost to the front of the line?

Visitors inquire about schools of USA, UK and other countries at the 2006 China Education Expo on October 14, 2006 in Beijing, China. The fair has attracted over 450 colleges, universities, schools and institutions from about 30 countries and regions present. Chinese students have become popular student source for foreign schools which are developing overseas […]

Java Spice

Java Spice

WHY The nasi bungkus at Java Spice is a magnificent Indonesian meal, a picnic banquet swathed in fresh-cut banana leaf that looks something like a pregnant shoe box. Inside are generous chunks of coconut-infused chicken, smoldering chile-laced beef rendang, brightly spiced jackfruit curry, chunky fish cake, tofu nuggets and a blazing scarlet sambal-topped egg, all […]

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