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Sheriffs seeking burglary victims with LA Times vacation holds

Sheriffs seeking burglary victims with LA Times vacation holds

by Timothy Rutt You know when they tell you to cancel your newspaper subscription when you go on vacation? Well, that may not be such a good idea either. Officers stand next to property recovered from a West Covina storage locker as part of an investigation into an LA Times contractor who passed vacation hold […]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights & Silver Lake

News & Notes From Boyle Heights & Silver Lake

Old School, Elysian Valley | Photo by The Eastsider Silver Lake backyard hawk rescue. Corralitas Red Car Police deny Boyle Heights businesses are getting shaken down.  StreetsBlog Get The Eastsider on Facebook, Twitter, Daily Email Digest & RSS feed Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Altadena Chamber honors Citizen, Business of the Year

Altadena Chamber honors Citizen, Business of the Year

Jimmy, Paula, and Jim Orlandini of Altadena Hardware shared honors with Michele Zack at the Altadena Chamber’s annual dinner Friday night. by TImothy Rutt The Altadena Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner Friday night to install new officers and honor the Citizen and Business of the Year. Citizen of the Year for 2012 went […]

Bookmarks: Clout

Bookmarks: Clout

First first first!Remember Kim Fay, and The Map of Lost Memories? I reviewed Kim’s book for Hometown Pasadena. Now, The Map of Lost Memories is a 2013 Edgar Award finalist for best first novel by an American Author. Congratulations, Kim! Kim has got herself some clout. I’m going to have clout, too. In the five […]

Toll lanes on the 10 and 110: Wide Open Spaces or Cash Grab?

Toll lanes on the 10 and 110: Wide Open Spaces or Cash Grab?

ExpressLanes on the I-10 open on February 23, 2013. Credit: Screenshot via MetroExpressLanes.net  On February 23rd Metro ExpressLanes opens the HOT (High Occupancy Toll) lanes on the I-10 freeway. The I-10 will adhere to most of the same confusing rules as the I-110, but will the toll lanes actually relieve congestion or is Metro just […]

Echo Park gas station turned parking lot has new owner

Echo Park gas station turned parking lot has new owner

New gas station owner Jafar Rashid If you have been parking your car in the abandoned Magic Gas station in Echo Park, get ready to find a new parking space.  The  gas station that has in recent years seen several owners come and go has once again found a new proprietor, Jafar Rashid, who owns […]

Cha Cha Chicken

Cha Cha Chicken

WHY Chicken roasted and coated with an addictive sweet-fiery jerk sauce and served with all the trimmings, for less than it costs to park at the neighboring Casa del Mar hotel. WHAT This cheap, lively, riotously colorful outdoor joint does a brisk phone-ahead takeout business and is also popular for its party packages for 15 […]

February sponsor shout-out

February sponsor shout-out

It’s the first day of February (Groundhog Day Eve?) and time to thank Altadenablog’s local sponsor team: Altadena Ale & Wine House Arroyo Food Co-op Baietti-Seyffert/Podley Properties The Coffee Gallery Curves Altadena Dhari Thein Real Estate Dr. Barkman Friends of the Altadena Library Hugo Arteaga Graphic Design Judy Rubin Architectural & Previews Specialist Rancho Bar […]

Monthly Theme Day: Umbrellas

Monthly Theme Day: Umbrellas

  You may know that City Daily Photo is a worldwide blogging community. We have a few rules, but they’re pretty loose. For instance, we’re not required to participate in theme days. But I like theme days. They connect me with the other bloggers who make up this fantastic group. With our new City Daily […]

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