Archive for ‘December, 2012’


Schubert’s “Winterreise”

Schubert’s “Winterreise”

They’re called “song cycles” for voice and piano. Franz Schubert composed “Winterreise” or “Winter Journeys” in 1828, a setting of 24 poems by Wilhelm Müller in two parts, each containing 12 songs about a young poet walking away, then meandering vainly, trying to leave behind a love who has found another. In “Winterreise,” Schubert raises the […]

Double trouble in police action Tuesday

Double trouble in police action Tuesday

by TImothy Rutt Sqauds of police cars reported by local residents Tuesday morning were part of a Los Angeles Police Department/ATF operation that ended up getting diverted to a Los Angeles bomb threat, said Altadena’s police captain. Capt. John S. Benedict told the Altadena Town Council Tuesday that the Los Angeles police and federal enforcers […]

Hugo Arteaga: business by design

Hugo Arteaga: business by design

Aladena designer Hugo Arteaga started his own business when it looked like his number was up at his regular job. Photos by Hugo Arteaga. by Erika McCarden If you attended “Altadena’s 125th Birthday Celebration,” this year, chances are you’re already familiar with the work of Hugo Arteaga, He designed the souvenir program for the event, […]

Started Early, Took My Dog

Started Early, Took My Dog

Started Early, Took My Dog Kate Atkinson continues to mine England’s disaffected middle (the middle of the country and the middle class) for mysteries that are, at their heart, character-driven novels. Tracy Waterhouse, middle-aged, retired from the police force and working as a security guard at a local, depressing mall, makes an improbable decision. Both […]

Christmas Cheerubs

Christmas Cheerubs

Guess who went with us when we walked Boz yesterday? It was faster than a walk at times. Santa should have such elves. And such reindeer! Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Shared housing at risk in Los Angeles County

Shared housing at risk in Los Angeles County

A for sale sign is seen in front of a home on January 25, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Last week, the Los Angeles Public Safety Committee unanimously passed the Community Care Facilities Ordinance. The proposal, put forth by L.A. City Councilman Mitch Englander (District 12, San Fernando Valley) would severely […]

New Echo Park development starts to take shape

New Echo Park development starts to take shape

Rendering from Planet Home Living After years of challenges by neighbors, a change of ownership and months of hillside grading, construction recently began on the first of 15 homes in the Artis development in the Elysian Heights section of Echo Park.  The wood framing for the small-lot development off Allesandro Street near Rosebud Avenue began […]

Cat Can’t Jump

Cat Can’t Jump

Silliness. Pure silliness. But it got a laugh out of us on this rather gloomy, chilly, rainy day. Supposedly, the original copy came from Japan and was without any music. A posting at The Chive has it paired with the perfect score (“Sail” by AWOLnation), which in tandem with the cat’s antics is what actually made […]

Dorian Cohen: Decorations

Dorian Cohen: Decorations

Dorian Cohen’s work incorporates writing, photography, and sound. As a member of the Pasadena-based Otela Group, he created poetry pamphlets, performances, and recordings. He was also a regular contributor to the music magazine Option. Excerpts of his new multimedia composition, Pinney House: A Memoir and his iPhone Street Shot Series are posted on his blog Piedmont Avenue.     Decorations The name […]

Publisher’s notebook: the ties that bind, and are loosed

Publisher’s notebook: the ties that bind, and are loosed

Brothers Tyler Rutt, left, and Terry Rutt stand at our father’s grave in Grandview Cemetery in Ft. Collins. Ancestors on both sides of the family for many generations are resting here, and will rest here: Terry lives in Texas, but he’s standing pretty close to the plot he’s purchased for himself. by Timothy Rutt Last […]

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