Archive for ‘January, 2013’


Windstorm 2011: We’re shocked! Edison was deficient in windstorm prep

Windstorm 2011:  We’re shocked! Edison was deficient in windstorm prep

by Timothy Rutt On Monday, the state Public Utilities Commission issued a report on Southern California Edison’s preparation and response to the Big Wind of 2011, and not surprisingly found them deficient in preparation and planning, and chided them for destroying evidence as the PUC was investigating. Our content partners at the Pasadena Sun have […]

House hunting in Eagle Rock, Glassell Park or Highland Park? It’s not going to get any easier

House hunting in Eagle Rock, Glassell Park or Highland Park? It’s not going to get any easier

Photo from Redfin.com Whether it’s investors looking for a bungalow to flip or young couples searching for low-priced alternatives to Echo Park and Silver Lake,  buyers know house hunting is tough in Northeast L.A. And  it looks like the competition will only get more fierce this year, according to Redfin. The online broker predicts  that […]

Gumbo Ya Ya By Chef Claud Beltran

Gumbo Ya Ya By Chef Claud Beltran

We are excited to open our new recipe-of-the-week category “Mangiamo” with a contribution from Claud Beltran of Noir Food & Wine and Claud & Co. Catering. Thank you to Claud, to Wendy Anderson for procuring and delivering the details, and thank you to Chef Daniel for presenting a delicious bowl of gumbo, which I quickly […]

Phenom

Phenom

People have seen icy puddles before. I grew up in northern Illinois, where icy puddles were the norm in late autumn. In fact, an icy puddle in January is the usual in many parts of the world. So forgive me for showing you this picture of something you’ve seen a million times. But an icy […]

Which all-American food is helping consumers avoid eating up their finances?

Which all-American food is helping consumers avoid eating up their finances?

“Creamy & Crunchy” by John Krampner Creamy, crunchy, salty or plain – how do you like your peanut butter? Although  it’s not popular in other countries, more than 75% of the American population consumes over one billion pounds of it annually. However, peanut butter has not been immune to social and economic trends. Sales dropped […]

Lady of the Lake returns to her original Echo Park home

Lady of the Lake returns to her original Echo Park home

Lady of the Lake pictured in 2010/The Eastsider Lady of the Lake, wrapped in blue, hoisted back into her original home./Photo by Stephen Roullier Wrapped up in a blue tarp,  the Lady of the Lake, a 1930s era Art-Deco style statue and an icon of Echo Park Lake,  was carted back to its original location early […]

Setting sights on practical solutions to gun violence

Setting sights on practical solutions to gun violence

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) makes brief remarks to the press after a meeting with Cabinet members and sportsmen’s, wildlife and gun interest groups at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building January 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama appointed Biden to oversee a task force on gun violence and also was to […]

Ibarionex Perello’s Candid Frame talks to Michele Zack

Ibarionex Perello’s Candid Frame talks to Michele Zack

by Timothy Rutt Two mighty Altadenans in one place: author/photographer Ibarionex Perello’s podcast, The Candid Frame, features local historian Michele Zack in a discussion about the role of photography in documenting the history of a community. There’s a lot of discussion about the state of Altadena (past, present, and future), so even if you’re not […]

El Puerto Escondido

El Puerto Escondido

WHY Ultra-fresh Mexican-style seafood, including Happy Oysters, freshly shucked and topped with a vibrant chopped shrimp cocktail, and caldo de siete mares, a light soup generously stocked with Alaskan crab legs, mussels and shrimp. WHAT This eastside branch of the Inglewood original serves the seafood dishes of Mexico’s Pacific Coast beach towns, and while it’s […]

The Pánfilo Tales – Dogbed

The Pánfilo Tales – Dogbed

There are days when it is hard to be a cat.  When you try to wake up the female human at 4:20 and she don’t get out of bed until 6:00; well that is exhausting.  Larry knows this to be true – his conclusion based on his experience this morning. Another fact. When you are […]

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