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News & Notes From Atwater and Mt. Washington

News & Notes From Atwater and Mt. Washington

Migrating Monarch, Silver Lake | Photo by Diane Edwardson/Corralitas Red Car Property The legacy of the Mt. Washington map house. L.A. Times L.A. crime stats fall despite a small increase in murder and petty thefts. L.A. Times Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce soliciting questions for upcoming Council District 13 forum.  Atwater Chamber Happening Today: Christmas […]

Morning jolt: Obit for former Claim Jumper CEO Robert Ott

Morning jolt:  Obit for former Claim Jumper CEO Robert Ott

Robert F. Ott obit: Pasadena Star-News has an obituary for Robert F. Ott, former CEO of Claim Jumper Restaurants, who was killed while jogging next to the Altadena Golf Course on Mendocino last week. Ott was also a restaurant consultant, and philantropist and community volunteer. Obit here. SaveAltadena will have a holiday potluck on Sat., […]

Daisy’s Masterpiece

Daisy’s Masterpiece

Daisy was obsessed with Christmas. She loved everything about the holiday—the fragrant tree, shiny ornaments, twinkling lights, candy canes, the works. Just last week, her mother heard the seven-year-old belting out “Jingle Bell Rock” to an audience of dolls. It was cute. It would have been adorable, but it was August in Pasadena. And the […]

Cold is Relative

Cold is Relative

How cold does it get where you are? It got up to 61 degrees Fahrenheit here yesterday, and I know that’s warm for this time of year if you live in, say, Fairbanks, or Antarctica, or Norwich. But that’s not counting the wind-chill factor. It was so breezy it felt like 55! It gets into […]

Snowman down

Snowman down

Photo by Christine Peters Today’s windy weather took a toll on the tumbleweed holiday decorations in Elysian Park.  They don’t call them tumbleweeds for nothing. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Biggest failures and flops of 2012

Biggest failures and flops of 2012

Central Intelligence Agency Director, David Petraeus, participates in a House Select Intelligence Committee and Senate Intelligence Committee joint hearing, on Sept. 13, 2011 in Washington, D.C. Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images While it’s nice to look at who came out on top at the end of the year, it’s also worthwhile to remember the losers. Besides, […]

Human Cargo

Human Cargo

A smart, sexy detective; a case involving a mysterious, wealthy American and the Russian Mafia; danger, romance and pathos: it’s local, and our hero is a heroine. In a fast-paced detective novel, Human Cargo (2011) by Des Zamorano, gives us flashes of Dashiell Hammett with a style all her own. Instead of Sam Spade we have […]

Morning jolt: Shuldiner to remake LA’s’ Grand Central Market

Morning jolt: Shuldiner to remake LA’s’ Grand Central Market

Grand Central Market revamp: Altadena Farmer’s Market Manager and Institute of Domestic Technology founder Joseph Shuldiner has been hired as a consultant to remake LA’s Grand Central Market. The LA Times’ Betty Hallock writes of the almost-100-year-old market’s revisioning, which will include a lobby with tables and wi-fi, a “foodcrafting space” in the basement for […]

I Love a Grainy Night

I Love a Grainy Night

Christmas isn’t over ’til everyone takes down their lights. A stroll in the neighborhood last night told us that’s not going to happen soon. I like the nostalgic glow, but I think it’s lost on Boz. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Lost: Australian Cattle Dog in Los Feliz

Lost: Australian Cattle Dog in Los Feliz

Submitted by D. Jargowsky 2 year old 45 lb. Australian Cattle Dog last seen on Sanborn Avenue / Sunset Drive in the Franklin Hills. She’s chipped, but not with our information as we’ve been fostering her. She was wearing a teal & gold collar. She’s very friendly toward people, but not well socialized with other […]

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