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Police close off Silver Lake streets

Police close off Silver Lake streets

Silver Lake residents  near Coronado Terrace and Kent Street were told to stay indoors tonight as police blocked off traffic and searched an apartment building, according to neighbors. The Rampart Division had no information about the incident and a police helicopter has left the area but at one point  residents said officers appeared to be […]

There Goes February

There Goes February

I had planned to finish cleaning and painting the house in February.  Need to get back to hard core research.  Wanted to write about my dear God Daughter and Arturo Bandini. But I was seduced by the Pacific Northwest.   Well, by family in the Pacific Northwest.  Besides, who could deny the invitation to share […]

A history of Hollywood background actors

A history of Hollywood background actors

Anthony Slide’s “Hollywood Unknwons” You may not notice them, but they’re there. Background actors are one of the many aspects of filmmaking that makes a movie seem realistic. Even though everyone in the audience is there to see the famous actor in the foreground, it is the extras, bit players and stand-ins who take a […]

A Game of Chess

A Game of Chess

The sign of a great Master is his ability to win a won game quickly and painlessly.  –  Irving Chernev We have had quite the variety of displays recently, so I thought I would continue to share them!  One of our displays this week, A Game of Chess, features fiction and non-fiction titles about chess […]

Altadena student screens Holocaust film for Steven Spielberg in Pasadena

Altadena student screens Holocaust film for Steven Spielberg in Pasadena

Schindler’s List producer Steven Spielberg, poses with featured students (l-r): USC Hybrid High School freshman Elizabeth Romero, Chandler School 7th grader Corah Forrester of Altadena, and Camino Nuevo High School senior Steven Colin at Chandler School in Pasadena. Photo: Raul Roa, Pasadena Sun by Joe Piasecki, Pasadena Sun and Timothy Rutt Chandler School seventh grader […]

The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds

The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds

The Quickening Maze By Adam Foulds Who better than a poet to write a novel that deals with madness, creativity, and love? Adam Foulds brings a vividness of both diction and imagination to this story of Victorian nature poet John Clare and his time spent in an asylum which becomes ever more horrific as its […]

Mountain View: A Cemetery Greets its Public

Mountain View: A Cemetery Greets its Public

Let’s visit some of the public places at Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum. I took this photo inside the Pasadena Mausoleum, which I never knew was on the grounds. Even if I had, I wouldn’t have thought I could visit inside. This building is at the southern end of the cemetery, almost at Woodbury Avenue. […]

Lost: Echo Park cat named Jackson

Lost: Echo Park cat named Jackson

Submitted by Kat B. Please help us find Jackson! Jackson is a male tuxedo cat last seen near Reservoir/Mohawk in Echo Park on 2/23. Jackson is an indoor/outdoor cat and doesn’t wander far from this area. He should be wearing a red collar w/ black ID tag. His most identifying feature is a balding area […]

Lark Silver Lake Cake Shop

Lark Silver Lake Cake Shop

WHY Caramel cake, coconut cake, chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, a very fine sea-salt caramel cupcake and a homey apple pie. WHAT This Silver Lake mainstay makes good, reasonably priced cupcakes, special-occasion cakes, cookies (including Mexican wedding cookies), vegan cupcakes and pies. 3337 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake, 323.667.2968, larkcakeshop.com. Daily. MC, V. Type: angeles, Bakeries […]

How Max Boot’s book could change the war

How Max Boot’s book could change the war

“Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present” written by Max Boot Credit: Liveright Publishing Corporation  Policy advisor and historian Max Boot has written “the” history book to guerilla warfare. His 750-page narrative (including a 66-page bibliography and 41-page index) details guerilla warfare going back to the year 66 […]

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