Archive for ‘November, 2012’


Altadena Rocks

Altadena Rocks

My friend’s foot is in a cast. I went to visit. She gave me coffee and a fresh, homemade scone. Apparently she hasn’t been staying off her feet 24/7. But hobbling around the house is about all she can do, and her sweet, relatively large dog is being patient about it. “Is he getting walks?” […]

Farnsworth Park collecting new toys until Dec. 19

Farnsworth Park collecting new toys until Dec. 19

by TImothy Rutt Farnsworth Park is collecting new toys from now until Dec. 19, to help brighten the holiday of children in struggling families. Please bring your toys to the park office from 10 AM-5 PM. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

News & Notes from Atwater, Eagle Rock & Lincoln Heights

News & Notes from Atwater, Eagle Rock & Lincoln Heights

Virgen de Guadalupe, Highland Park | Photo by Susan C. Weber/Flickr Police arrest man suspected of several Eagle Rock area vehicle thefts. LAPD/Facebook Black Friday shopping spree at the Atwater Village Best Buy. NBCLA Matched savings program helped Lincoln Heights father pay for his son’s college education. L.A. Times Get The Eastsider on Facebook, Twitter, […]

Hunan Style

Hunan Style

WHY Our vote for the best Hunanese cooking in Southern California. WHAT A chile-emphatic menu offers carefully cooked Hunan dishes without the usual vats of oil. The toss-fried lamb, glowing like an electric-powered Christmas tree, is a powder keg of a dish lit up with a quartet of chile styles: fresh diced, dried whole, flaked […]

Thanksgiving and a welcome home

Thanksgiving and a welcome home

Yesterday was all about food – here were our really yummy game hens.   Recipe and more next week. Today was about bringing a dog home to see if he passe Larry inspection.  Near as we can figure there’s a good deal of Parson Rusell Terrier about him. Happy to say he did.   It looks […]

I Got Yer Small Business

I Got Yer Small Business

I guess when they say “small business” this is not what they mean. Yet this guy is definitely plying his (or her) trade. Small Business Saturday is a relatively new “holiday,” though some of us have been celebrating it year-round for as long as we can remember. It’s a good day to explore that little […]

On the hunt for some holiday …. gopher

On the hunt for some holiday …. gopher

MaryEllen Schoeman shares this picture of a bobcat visitor to her Meadows yard: Saw this lovely creature hanging out on the hill behind my house on Thanksgiving – I am thankful that he is there, as he seems to be helping me with my gopher problem! Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, El Sereno & Highland Park

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, El Sereno & Highland Park

Bank & Temple, Echo Park | Photo by Stephen Roullier/Flickr Boyle Heights celebrates Thanksgiving with turkey and tamales. Boyle Heights Beat Never Enough Tamales: Highland Park school turns to tamales for fundraising. EGP News City Council takes another step to preserver El Sereno’s Elephant Hill as open space. EGP News Read the Full Story at […]

Big Man on Campus: LAUSD’s Superintendent John Deasy

Big Man on Campus: LAUSD’s Superintendent John Deasy

Superintendent John Deasy walks through an economics classroom at Los Angeles High School during a surprise visit. Credit: Tami Abdollah/KPCC As students across LA head back to school from their Thanksgiving break, LAUSD’s John Deasy will head back to his office with a lot of decisions to make after Proposition 30 passed on the November […]

The Go Go Post-Gobble: Epic Hike, Big Movies, Small Saturday

The Go Go Post-Gobble: Epic Hike, Big Movies, Small Saturday

Go Go’ers, you couldn’t be more thankful that you survived Turkey Day without going into a coma.  (All those relatives.  All that liquor.) Read on for ways to reward yourself for non-coma, entertain the out-of-town hordes, and have fun while shopping. The latter: not an oxymoron. Post-Gobble Gambol Kick butt post-Turkey Day with Dan Koeppel […]

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