Archive for ‘October, 2012’


Guest Author Kitty Kroger: Dancing with Mao and Miguel

Guest Author Kitty Kroger: Dancing with Mao and Miguel

I met Kitty Kroger at my writers group, where instead of critiquing each others’ work we talk shop. Kitty mentioned her novel, Dancing with Mao and Miguel, and after the meeting I read the first chapter on her website. Now that I know it might be autobiographical, I’m even more intrigued. Please welcome guest author […]

Green House Gifts for Halloween

Green House Gifts for Halloween

For 42 years, the volunteers have done it all. They’ve been buyers, managers, designers, decorators, and saleswomen. Though their location may have changed since they opened the original green-framed shop on East Green Street, their mission has not. The Green House Gift Shop exists to support and raise money for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. At their […]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock & Historic Filipinotown

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock & Historic Filipinotown

Plumeria In Bloom, Cypress Park/Photo by Sandy Driscoll Eagle Rock election goes to pot over marijuana dispensaries. L.A. Times Councilman Reyes wants city to make money off digital billboards but residents raise concerns. Daily News & L.A. Times Highland Park screenwriter hits it big with horror film. Patch The new face of the Boyle Heights […]

Bright lights, big city: universal ID cards, digital billboards and roving voters in the news

Bright lights, big city: universal ID cards, digital billboards and roving voters in the news

Credit: Alexander Sibaja/Getty Images Los Angeles City Council met this morning to discuss two controversial issues. One is a proposal introduced by councilmember Richard Alarcon to a Universal City Services Card – a hybrid of ID card, library card and debit card – for those who don’t have a drivers’ license or bank account. Mayor […]

Where Am I?

Where Am I?

I mean it. Really, I have no clue. I’ve been so wrapped up in Camelot & Vine that I haven’t looked up from the computer screen, and honestly, I’m tired of myself. I haven’t been getting out to take pictures lately, so this one’s from the archives. I know I took it in Old Town […]

Wiggle Waggle Video

Wiggle Waggle Video

Thank you, Jennifer Wieland for sharing Marlowe’s video with Darryl and Colleen Dunn Bates. Thank you, Colleen for sharing it with Hometown Pasadena. Please watch as Jen’s puppy, Marlowe Wheaton, takes on the sun, the heat, and the 3-mile route around the Rose Bowl, to participate in the 2012 Wiggle Waggle Walk benefiting the Pasadena Humane […]

Meet the “Morning Crowd” at the Los Feliz golf course

Meet the “Morning Crowd” at the Los Feliz golf course

Photo by Cameron Parkins/Flickr The Los Feliz Muncipal Golf Course,  which is located off Los Feliz Boulevard in Atwater Village, is  perhaps best known for scenes of the course that appeared in the 1996 film “Swingers.”  Who plays at the Los Feliz 3 Par?  In a story for SB Nation, writer Rick Paulas, offer a […]

Berman and Sherman go Dem-to-Dem over San Fernando Valley district

Berman and Sherman go Dem-to-Dem over San Fernando Valley district

Democrats Howard Berman and Brad Sherman. Credit: Getty Images The race for California’s newly-drawn 30th congressional district is shaping up to be one of the most contentious — and expensive — in the country. Democratic incumbents Brad Sherman and Howard Berman, who represent the 27th and 28th districts respectively, were thrown into the ring together […]

Zen Monday: #216

Zen Monday: #216

photo by John Sandel Here is your Monday Zen. Now you say something. ********** We’re taking a break from the Camelot Where You Are photo contest this week but we’ll get back to it next week. Details are here. Last week’s winner is (drumroll)Ann Erdman, with #19, the Knight in Shining Armor at Avalon Lake!Here’s […]

LIght day

LIght day

We are in UC-Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, where our son is having surgery today as part of the experimental drug trial he’s on, and we’re hanging out with him. Entries will by light or nonexistent. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

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