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Artists and school reach agreement to preserve East L.A. mural

Artists and school reach agreement to preserve East L.A. mural

Concept for Plaza La Primera/Johnny D. Gonzalez A group of artists and officials with a charter school have reached an agreement to preserve the tiled murals above the former First Street Store in East Los Angeles.  Plans to build a new middle and high school on the site of the now vacant store had raised […]

Tom Hanks juggles multiple roles in Cloud Atlas

Tom Hanks juggles multiple roles in Cloud Atlas

Actor Tom Hanks arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Cloud Atlas” at the Chinese Theatre on October 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Devotees of David Mitchell’s audacious, mindbending 2004 novel have been eagerly awaiting the filmed version of “Cloud Atlas.” But how to film a story that weaves […]

Oaks Market, The

Oaks Market, The

WHY A very good and surprisingly affordable selection of wine, beer and retro and rare sodas, as well as an extensive gourmet-to-go menu. WHAT Despite its name, this ‘market’ doesn’t try to compete with Gelson’s across the street for your upscale-grocery needs. Instead, it serves just a few niches by offering a large and good-value […]

Camelot Where You Are #26, Margaret

Camelot Where You Are #26, Margaret

“What says Camelot more than Legos, a girl, and an imagination?” So says Margaret of her daughter Mary’s latest castle. I agree. I built my Camelot with different materials, but the girl and the imagination were indispensable parts. Thank you, Margaret (and Mary!). ********** Thanks for playing this week, everyone! Here’s the latest poop: Be […]

Altadena man arrested in Health Dept., school bomb threats

Altadena man arrested in Health Dept., school bomb threats

Jerardo Cortez, 25, an Altadena resident, was jailed on criminal threat charges following today’s bomb threat against the Pasadena Public Health Department. According to a press release from the Pasadena Police Department, Cortez admitted making bomb threat calls against the health department today and against Washington Middle School on Wednesday. The school was evacuated Wednesday […]

St. Philip Fall Fest

St. Philip Fall Fest

Ya like Silly String? Maybe it’s more a memory than anything else; we were surprised to find they still manufacture it. Side note: Silly String was patented by Leonard A. Fish and Robert P. Cox in 1972 as a “foamable resinous composition.” It was originally named “Squibbly” while they were developing an aerosol spray cast […]

Lights out in Silver Lake

Lights out in Silver Lake

About 1,600 homes and businesses in Silver Lake lost power tonight and it might take up to 10 hours to have service restored, according to the  Department of Water Power. One  resident who was driving through the area said it appeared that the blackout was centered near Rowena and Hyperion avenues.   High winds started […]

The free speech debate rages on

The free speech debate rages on

UC Berkeley campus Credit: Getty Images College is where you go to expand your mind, right? At least, that’s what the free speech revolution of the sixties taught us. But in the years since those heady days of sit-ins, protests and flag-burnings, barriers to that basic right have been creeping up at campuses all over […]

Halloween Go Go – Seven Devilish Destinations

Halloween Go Go – Seven Devilish Destinations

Halloween.  It’s not a holiday, it’s a mini-season. To make sure you get your fill of fun and fright , Ms. Go Go presents a long list of short and sweet picks for a week of witches and wolfbane, ghoulies and ghosts. Keep that hip flask filled with spirits. Catch Your Breath  (Thurs 10-25- Sun […]

Camelot Where You Are #25, Speedway

Camelot Where You Are #25, Speedway

“I finally got to my Camelot,” says Speedway, “a White Castle fast food hamburger stand at the corner of 16th and Illinois in downtown Indy. It’s one of those regional chains that’s been around for many years. Many people who’ve moved away from Indy get a hankerin’ for the little sliders and have relatives send […]

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