Archive for ‘February, 2013’


Crown City Symphony plays Rossini and Haydn at the Senior Center March 16

Crown City Symphony plays Rossini and Haydn at the Senior Center March 16

The Crown City Symphony will hold two free concerts in March featuring cellist Maggie Hummel Strong. Marvin Neumann conducts the orchestra in a program of Rossini’s “The Silken Ladder”; Haydn’s Cello Concerto #1 in C; and Beethoven’s Symphony #7 in A. The concerts will be held at 2 PM Saturday, March 16, at the Altadena […]

Mountain View Cemetery: Filming

Mountain View Cemetery: Filming

The other day I promised I’d show you parts of Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum that most people don’t see. Here’s one of those parts.  John Sandel and Jay Brown in the “morgue” More people get a gander at this room than you might think, though, because it’s a film set. Though the room is […]

A Nowruz Bazaar

A Nowruz Bazaar

Nowruz. Pronounced NO-ROOZ. Nowruz is the Persian New Year, the beginning of the year for nearly 500 million people around the world, according to the United Nations. The first of the year falls on the beginning of spring and the vernal equinox, precisely when the sun crosses the equator, which may occur March 19, 20, […]

Autos and Accidents with Mrs. Fenyes

Autos and Accidents with Mrs. Fenyes

Eva fenyes was driving her Waverly Electric automobile along South Raymond Avenue when the accident occured. Perhaps she was preoccupied with thoughts of building her new mansion, or perhaps she was feeling unwell as she often did. Or maybe she was otherwise distracted. After all, that new novel was so intriguing. The ensuing newspaper article […]

Shoe Drive & Walk for Peace

Shoe Drive & Walk for Peace

In order for the world to become peaceful, people must become more peaceful.…It always comes back to the things so many of us wish to avoid: working to improve ourselves. (Pilgrim, 1992, p.102) These are the words of Peace Pilgrim, nèe Mildred Lisette Norman, who by the time of her death in 1981 had walked […]

Restaurants under wraps

Restaurants under wraps

The former Larkin’s  restaurant in Eagle Rock (top photo) and Delilah Bakery (bottom) in Echo Park have been covered up in recent days by fumigation tents as both eateries prepare for new owners.  Little Beast, which will be serving up “‘progressive American comfort food,” is moving into the former Colorado Boulevard bungalow once occupied by […]

Cookie Day at Trattoria Neapolis

Cookie Day at Trattoria Neapolis

Tagalongs? Samoas? Do-Si-Dos? Which is your favorite? Or do these names mean nothing to you? If so, then let us welcome you into the wild, wild world and consumption of Girl Scout Cookies. The hard sell is on and folding tables covered with a green tablecloths and holding stacks, piles, and pyramids of Girl Scout […]

Justin Carr of Altadena, 16, dies following swim practice Friday

Justin Carr of Altadena, 16, dies following swim practice Friday

by Timothy Rutt From his Facebook page: Justin Carr, left, with Arielle Winfield and actor Samuel L. Jackson earlier this month during the Black History Month assembly at Harvard Westlake School. Justin Carr, 16, an Altadena resident and a junior at Harvard Westlake School, died unexpectedly Feb. 22. The LA TImes is reporting that Carr […]

Revealing ‘hidden biases of good people’ in ‘Blindspot’

Revealing ‘hidden biases of good people’ in ‘Blindspot’

“Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People,” by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald Many Americans like to think that they hold few, if any, racial prejudices, but when it comes to choosing friends, a number of these same people are likely to base their choices on race without even realizing it. Social psychology professors […]

Rachel Maddow: Thanks, Vroman’s!

Rachel Maddow: Thanks, Vroman’s!

We first heard her in the days of Air America on AM radio. A part of a liberal line-up throughout the day that informed and reflected the feelings of those of us on the left who were floundering in our anger and despair during eight years of the Bush administration. (For our right wing friends, […]

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