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East L.A. festival mixes bicycling, safety & fun

East L.A. festival mixes bicycling, safety & fun

A kid-friendly lesson in bike safety./Photo by By C.J. Salgado By C.J. Salgado It wasn’t just the park ducks that were out and about  on Saturday enjoying the drizzly weather at the East Los Angeles Civic Center. Local families, too, came out for the East L.A. Safe Connections Festival, which featured Metro’s proposal to make […]

Rahel Ethiopian Veggie Cuisine

Rahel Ethiopian Veggie Cuisine

WHY Hearty stews made from chickpeas and lentils accompany plenty of vegetable side dishes, like greens with garlic or tomatoes with green pepper, while the fluffy injera bread adds healthy touches like flax, sunflower seeds and sesame. Flaxseed and barley also make appearances in smoothie-like drinks. WHAT Most of the Ethiopian restaurants on Fairfax serve […]

SGV Sojourn

SGV Sojourn

I could have called this post “Tail o’ the Pup”, but that’s already taken.  We spent a good part of yesterday looking for a puppy.  We went to three Humane Societies that were spread throughout the San Gabriel Valley.  We’re being a bit picky since we’re looking for a pup that will be smaller than […]

Worm Kayak

Worm Kayak

It rained here most of the day yesterday. The neighborhood kids took advantage of the streams running in the gutters and made a couple of kayaks for the worms. These are the girls, mind you. I’m not sure what the boys were up to. This worm is fitted with its own kayak, oar, umbrella and […]

Read until you drop at Eliot

Read until you drop at Eliot

Eliot Middle School students listen as guest author David Smith introduces his book First Flight. During Eliot’s fall read-a-thon, students read from 6 PM until midnight Friday with breaks for popcorn, cocoa and guest readers, then sleep overnight in the school library. Photo: Susan Savitt Schwartz Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Construction crew has a close call with fast-rising L.A. River

Construction crew has a close call with fast-rising L.A. River

Fast rising L.A. River submerges pick up truck near Fletcher Drive. Photo by Peter Merryman It does not take much rain to quickly raise the water level of L.A. River. That’s what a construction crew working in the riverbed learned this afternoon as fast-rising water breached a temporary concrete barrier near Atwater Village, according to […]

Fogo de Cha‹o

Fogo de Cha‹o

WHY When you’re starving, celebrating and have $55 to blow on a single dinner, not counting drinks, tax and tip (or dessert, but you won’t have room for it anyway). WHAT Of Southern California’s several churrascarias, none has been more successful than this grand temple of meat, where spits of lamb, beef, pork and chicken […]

Parrot Droppings

Parrot Droppings

I’ve never gotten a good shot of a Pasadena parrot. I’ve tried, but they don’t fly low enough and I don’t fly high enough. Even though parrots regularly flap above our neighborhoods, we don’t often find their feathers on the ground. I wonder why that is. We decided not to touch it. Mom always said […]

Rain doesn’t dampen Elves’ Faire

Rain doesn’t dampen Elves’ Faire

by Timothy Rutt Fortunately, elves are not like witches and don’t melt when you pour water on them — which was a good thing for the Pasadena Waldorf School’s annual Elves’ Faire, held Saturday despite being bookended by rain showers. The booths, games, handcrafted items, music, and food went on for the appreciative crowds for […]

Sister Aimee musical fails to inspire New York critics

Sister Aimee musical fails to inspire New York critics

The story of evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, who founded Angelus Temple in Echo Park, has captivated many people.  But New York theater critics are harder to please.  The Thursday night opening of “Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson” on Broadway met with some mixed reviews for the musical created by TV host […]

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