Archive for ‘December, 2012’


The Weekend Go Go: Apocalypto, Don Tiki’s Hot Lava Holiday Show, Down & Dirty Xmas, Everything is Terrible and L.A. County Holiday Celebration

The Weekend Go Go: Apocalypto, Don Tiki’s Hot Lava Holiday Show, Down & Dirty Xmas, Everything is Terrible and L.A. County Holiday Celebration

Go Go’ers, we’ve done our best to skirt the edges of the season (kind of ) but the world is (maybe) ending so let’s go out with a kiss and a bang, shall we? Ms. Go Go herewith presents the best of the happy, merry, holiday ho-ho-hoping-you’re-having-a-swell-time  events-around-town. It’s a good time in the City […]

FilmWeek: Zero Dark Thirty, The Impossible, On the Road, and more

FilmWeek: Zero Dark Thirty, The Impossible, On the Road, and more

Still from the film “Zero Dark Thirty” starring Jessica Chastain. Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Andy Klein, and Henry Sheenhan to review the week’s new film releases including Zero Dark Thirty, The Impossible, Not Fade Away, On the Road, This Is 40 and more. TGI-FilmWeek! Zero Dark Thirty: On the Road: […]

Botanical designer blooms in Highland Park

Botanical designer blooms in Highland Park

Story by Cynthia Greenburg Photos by Martha Benedict “The big aha was in NY,” Valerie Jurado says. It was there the daughter of Filipino immigrants who grew up in East L.A. suddenly found herself going from mass producing “baby’s-breath-1-800-FLOWER” style arrangements to designing $400 bouquets for Wall Street bankers. Not to mention keeping big ticket […]

Light fantastic

Light fantastic

The combination of wind, rain, and late autumn light has made for some fantastic sunsets this week. Above, Deb Halberstadt captures sundown on the peaks, while Steve Gerow captures the light against the clouds. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Holiday Food & More Food!

Holiday Food & More Food!

It’s foodie soup today. A little of this and a little of that, all in one post. 1. The Spot Gourmet, 1936 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale 91201. 818. 861.7335 From appetizers like Moroccan spiced shrimp with pomegranate aioli and beef empanadas, the delicious-sounding beef Wellington served with a porcini cream sauce, to individual chocolate whiskey cakes […]

Holiday Time

Holiday Time

I’ve thought of all sorts of things to ask Santa for this Christmas, but I don’t really need anything except more time. I’m one of those people who always wants to get more done. It seems there aren’t enough hours in the day.  I’m not going to get more time, though, and more time wouldn’t […]

The Soap Kitchen: Smell It, Try It, Love It

The Soap Kitchen: Smell It, Try It, Love It

Need some aromatherapy? Welcome to The Soap Kitchen on Fair Oaks Avenue in Old Pasadena. To open the door and step in is to be enveloped with the scents of oils and herbs. Usually right inside the door is the main ingredient in which to mix these oils and herbs. It’s easy to miss, but […]

What’s the best way to prevent harm in a violent emergency?

What’s the best way to prevent harm in a violent emergency?

In this photo provided by the Newtown Bee, Connecticut State Police lead children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., following a reported shooting there Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. Credit: AP Photo/Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks  Following the Sandy Hook massacre, national discussion about how to prevent future attacks is on the rise. But […]

The Gift of Flight in honor of the Sandy Hook Victims

The Gift of Flight in honor of the Sandy Hook Victims

From the Archives. In honor of those lost last week in Connecticut. Last summer, a mother and father bird made a nest in the camellia bush just outside our back door. I’m no birdwatcher, but I can tell you that male was gorgeous with a black body, yellow bill and a red crest.   The female? She […]

Holiday shoppers – and criminals – hit the malls

Holiday shoppers – and criminals – hit the malls

View Larger Map When it comes to this year’s crime stats,  Capt. Bill Murphy said earlier this week that he expects an increase in the Northeast Division, primarily as a result of a rise in thefts in Eagle Rock, with the Eagle Rock Plaza a traditional hot spot, according to Patch. How hot?  Since  the […]

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