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A Kidspace Pumpkin Patch

A Kidspace Pumpkin Patch

They’ve got pony rides, face painting, crafts to make, carnival games, noms to nosh, and pumpkins of all sizes. Kidspace Children’s Museum is hosting the 18th Annual Pumpkin Festival October 27th and 28th. Live music, some craft-making, giveaways at the Radio Disney tent, and a photo op at the pumpkin patch are all free. Tickets […]

60 Cents TOPS Burger

60 Cents TOPS Burger

Going once, going twice… You’ve got two days—Friday and Saturday, October 19-20—to snag an Original Tops burger for 60 cents in celebration of their 60th anniversary. The TOPS special is a 1/4 pound hamburger with lettuce, tomatoes, sweet red onion, dill pickle, and homemade Thousand Island dressing, topped with pastrami, mustard, and American cheese. Wow. […]

Jason Lezak & Rosemary Children’s Services

Jason Lezak & Rosemary Children’s Services

“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray you, love, remembers.” That is Ophelia speaking to Hamlet. Her words inspired Mrs. Emma Spear and her fellow Pasadena Shakespeare Club women in 1920 to name their shelter program for teenage girls Rosemary Children’s Services. RCS has grown in the last 92 years from a small home that accomodated […]

The two sides of Echo Park Lake

The two sides of Echo Park Lake

Photos by Martin Cox Echo Park Lake has a split personality these days, with water slowing being poured into the northern portion of the lake (photo above) while the southern portion (photo below) remains high and dry as work continues on a lake clean up. Water began to be released back into the portions of […]

Los Angeles street vendors cooking up a challenge to the sidewalk ban

Los Angeles street vendors cooking up a challenge to the sidewalk ban

Credit: John W. Poole If you’ve ever stumbled out of a bar on Hollywood Boulevard at closing time, you know the smell: Bacon wrapped hot dogs. They’re very tasty, but are they legal? Right now, street vendors can be fined up to $1,000 and face jail time for selling food on L.A. sidewalks. The carts […]

Commute, 13

Commute, 13

Trying to raise my head above the proverbial water and catch a breath! I’ve been snowed under lately–proverbially, of course. It’s actually warm and dry in Pasadena, and I don’t believe there’s been any snow here in the flatlands since the 1940’s. I took this shot in Los Angeles, along Beverly Blvd., on my way […]

Christ the Shepherd adds ribs to Saturday’s annual fish fry and bake sale Sat.

Christ the Shepherd adds ribs to Saturday’s annual fish fry and bake sale Sat.

Come to Christ the Shepherd Lutheran Church for our annual Giant Fish Fry and Bake Sale on Saturday, October 20, from 11 AM-3 PM. This year we’re adding succulent BBQ ribs to our menu of deep-fried fish, green beans, potato salad, and baked beans. For $10, you can feast on a generous helping of fish […]

Meet me at Taix Square

Meet me at Taix Square

The City Council today approved a motion to honor Taix French Restaurant by naming the intersection in front of the Echo Park restaurant “Taix Square.”  The ceremonial signs will be installed at Sunset Boulevard and Park Avenue as the family-owned Taix restaurant celebrates its 85th anniversary, 50 of them in Echo Park (the original restaurant […]

Prop 30 vs Prop 38: What’s best for California schools?

Prop 30 vs Prop 38: What’s best for California schools?

A voter walks from the polling place inside Fire Station 38 in Pasadena, California. Credit: David McNew/Getty Images One of the most heated contests in this November’s election is between two prominent Californians who aren’t running for anything. Governor Jerry Brown and civil rights lawyer Molly Munger have been out stumping for competing tax proposals, […]

Latino Heritage Month, hecho en Pasadena

Latino Heritage Month, hecho en Pasadena

I think the most frequent question I’m asked about Latino Heritage Month is…when is it?  The answer varies depending who is answering. Technically the Month begins on September 15th, although like Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, commemorative gatherings may take place on other days.  Last week the celebratory parade took place in East Los Angeles. […]

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