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Walmart Neighborhood Market opens Friday (UPDATE: you can see it from the sidewalk!)

Walmart Neighborhood Market opens Friday (UPDATE: you can see it from the sidewalk!)

Community correspondent Hugo Arteaga shared these pictures of the sign going up at the Walmart Neighborhood Market Wednesday morning. by TImothy Rutt The newest Walmart Neighborhood Market, the mammoth retail chain’s grocery store format, will open in Altadena on Friday, March 1, with a weekend of giveaways and events. According to a Walmart press release, […]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, East L.A. & Mt. Washington

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, East L.A. & Mt. Washington

Deadly fight between adults leaves East L.A. football league players on the sidelines. L.A. Times Thousands celebrate the life of the man who served up the Hollenbeck Burrito . Daily News How the street lamps of Mt. Washington played a role in “Dark Skies” horror movie. Patch Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Altadena Sheriff Station to hold car show and art walk April 27

Altadena Sheriff Station to hold car show and art walk April 27

by Timothy Rutt The Altadena Sheriff’s Station has got big plans for a weekend in April: a car show, art walk, and classic rock at Farnsworth Park. The first annual Altadena Car Show and Art Walk on Saturday, April 27 will be fundraiser for Sheriff’s Explorer Post #7 and the local station’s Youth Activities League […]

“Snapshot”

“Snapshot”

Memories cherished polaroid pictures witness good old days family barbecue khaki shorts colorful halters strappy sandals sunlight glare glasses shade eyes ice cold drinks comfort niceness floats wrapped in pink chiffon dusk drop polite questions unhinge answers babies born dash of death couples recoupled kids off to work college jail mother father hood rain of […]

Mountain View: Cold Storage

Mountain View: Cold Storage

Jay Brown, owner of Mountain View Cemetery in Altadena, does his impression of a ghost. Either that, or I do my impression of a bad photographer. Jay took us to a basement where he showed us the Victorian-era equivalent of the metal body storage boxes I showed you yesterday. In pre-refrigeration days, dead folks were […]

Is Measure A right for Los Angeles?

Is Measure A right for Los Angeles?

Measure A: Will a .5% sales tax increase in Los Angeles prevent funding cuts or will it drive businesses out of this city? Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images With the March 5 election approaching, Los Angeles business owners, public safety officers, and politicians find themselves in debate mode as the city considers a sales tax increase […]

Who owns your mug shot?

Who owns your mug shot?

Taken on February 26, 2013, this is a screenshot of Florida Mug Shots, a facebook page that posts Florida’s publicly recorded mugshots. Credit: Florida Mug Shots on Facebook Ever since 1909 Florida has believed that any records made in a public agency should be available to the public. This has been upheld in various ways […]

The connection between Northeast L.A. crime and real estate

The connection between Northeast L.A. crime and real estate

Photos from Northeast Division (left) and Diana Parkouse/Flickr In announcing his upcoming departure from the Northeast Division on Monday night, Capt. William Murphy, who is being promoted  to commander,  referred to the  Northeast L.A. housing market as a beneficiary of reduced crime during his watch, according to Patch. The story about Murphy’s departure said: He noted […]

Ma ‘n Pa’s Grocery

Ma ‘n Pa’s Grocery

WHY One of the finest small markets around, tiny and personal and packed with good things to eat. WHAT Oh, how we love this wee little market in an old house! There’s the quality produce, of course, and the good meat and fish. And those amazing scones made by the French guy who sells them […]

Citrus Roasted Chicken

Citrus Roasted Chicken

Hometown Pasadena welcomes back Michelle Calva-Despard from the blog Kickin’ It in the Kitchen. We are delighted to announce that she will be sharing her home-cooked, family-taste-tested recipes with HP readers the last Tuesday of every month. Heartfelt thanks, Michelle! Citrus Roasted Chicken Ingredients: 1 whole chicken (I prefer organic) 2-3 garlic cloves Wedge of […]

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