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Mystery History No. 5

Mystery History No. 5

Where are we? What is happening? In the circa 1887 photo above, two adult males hang out on the back side of a barn that was used temporarily as living quarters. During the building boom of 1886 to 1888, settlers were teeming to put down roots in the newly incorporated city. Many put up barns […]

Army Corps Of Engineers clearcuts San Fernando Valley Wildlife Area

Army Corps Of Engineers clearcuts San Fernando Valley Wildlife Area

The view from Coldwater Canyon Park. Credit: BitHead/Flickr San Fernando Valley nature lovers and environmental groups say the Army Corps Of Engineers recently cleared too much vegetation from the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area. The San Fernando Valley Audubon Society says the Army Corps of Engineers “(L)aid waste to the South Wildlife Reserve in the Sepulveda […]

Like, Outrage: Army Corps Of Engineers clearcuts San Fernando Valley Wildlife Area

Like, Outrage: Army Corps Of Engineers clearcuts San Fernando Valley Wildlife Area

The view from Coldwater Canyon Park. Credit: BitHead/Flickr San Fernando Valley nature lovers and environmental groups say the Army Corps Of Engineers recently cleared too much vegetation from the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area. The San Fernando Valley Audubon Society says the Army Corps of Engineers “(L)aid waste to the South Wildlife Reserve in the Sepulveda […]

ANW & Boston Court: Congratulations!

ANW & Boston Court: Congratulations!

Two of our own are getting some well-deserved kudos and financial goodies. A Noise Within (ANW) and The Theatre @ Boston Court received the BEST (Building Excellence in Small Theatres) Awards from The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation at the recent L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards. The award, which can range from $10,000 to $25,000, […]

A Year of Reading & Falling in Love

A Year of Reading & Falling in Love

After I finish reading a book that I have completely fallen in love with, I go through a bit of denial and withdrawal because, obviously,  I just don’t want it to end.  I have a tendency to live within the pages of the book long after I have finished reading, revisiting specific chapters, and growing […]

What if superheroes could be held legally responsible for their actions?

What if superheroes could be held legally responsible for their actions?

“The Law of SuperHeroes” by James Daily and Ryan Davidson Credit: Penguin Group (USA) Invoking suspension of disbelief allows us to enjoy superhero and supervillain sagas without worrying about whether or not these fictional characters are liable for the legal repercussions of their actions; however, what if Lex Luthor could sue Superman for assault? Would […]

Tobacco Road by Jack Kirkland

Tobacco Road by Jack Kirkland

In tandem with the February opening of The Grapes of Wrath, A Noise Within is offering a free, one-night-only reading of Jack Kirkland’s Tobacco Road, which is based on the novel by Erskine Caldwell. This Depression-era Broadway blockbuster, which exposes the South’s social and racial injustices with biting satirical humor, portrays an ignorant, dysfunctional and […]

Burma Brown Paintings in Altadena

Burma Brown Paintings in Altadena

“He finds his inspiration from the two things he loves the most—jazz and the ocean.” Burma Brown is a Missouri transplant to Pasadena. For 29 years, he worked in the field of telecommunications. Now in retirement, he is “dedicating himself in perfecting his skills and exploring the creative he has placed on hold for so […]

New Year’s Eve potluck at the Ale House today

New Year’s Eve potluck at the Ale House today

Goodbye, 2012! The (Altadenablog sponsor) Altadena Ale & Wine House, 2329 N. Fair Oaks Ave., will start the New Year’s Eve party at 3 PM today toasting European New Year, followed by Great Britain at 4 PM, and so on and so on. There will also be afternoon potluck, so bring a dish to share […]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Echo Park & Mt. Washington

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Echo Park & Mt. Washington

Holiday Aloe, Montecito Heights | Photo by Martha Benedict Fire destroys Boyle Heights hardware store. CBS2 Acorn Woodpecker turns up in the Echo Park Lake Christmas Bird Count. GEPENC It Seemed Colder: Temperature on Mt. Washington dipped to 41 degrees.  CDEC Seven property crimes in a week puts Mt. Washington on Crime Alert list. L.A. […]

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