Archive for ‘February, 2013’


It’s Horrors at Caltech

It’s Horrors at Caltech

“Musical theater triumphantly returns to Caltech” the press release says. The object of this praise is the upcoming Little Shop of Horrors, which opens this Friday, February 22nd. Caltech theater always seems to be a whole community endeavor. Not only are there current undergrad and graduate students involved, but Caltech alumna Miranda Stewart is the […]

My Big Fat Planet: Ask the Expert – Is It too Late to Reduce Climate Change?

My Big Fat Planet: Ask the Expert – Is It too Late to Reduce Climate Change?

By Chip Miller In this new series on “Big Fat Planet,” we will answer selected questions about Earth’s climate submitted by readers. Recently, a reader asked: “Is there still time to reduce climate change, or is it too late?” The following answer is from Dr. Chip Miller, a researcher specializing in remote sensing of carbon […]

Walter Hoving Home, 1

Walter Hoving Home, 1

Teresa Wolf embraced me when we first met. “We’re huggers,” she said. Truly, I received more than my share of hugs during my visit to the Walter Hoving Home in Pasadena.I had long wondered about the place. Then recently I met Montonya Sauls and Laurie Reno outside Smart & Final, where they were collecting donations. […]

It’s About Bloomin’ Time

It’s About Bloomin’ Time

The glories of Southern California—blooming trees and flowers in mid-February while the Upper Mid-West prepares for another snow storm. Not that snow is not a joy in its own way, and we are going to get a taste of winter temps with a low of 41º on Wednesday morning (cuddle up!), but the magnolias are […]

Versailles

Versailles

WHY Succulent roast pork and Cuban-style roast chicken, and (when it’s available) amazing oxtail, too. WHAT A no-frills, inexpensive L.A. landmark beloved for its garlicky marinated roast chicken, juicy, salty Cuban roast pork, plantains, black beans and rice. Branches on south La Cienega and in Encino and Manhattan Beach. 10319 Venice Blvd., Culver City, 310.558.3168, […]

Roasting the Pig

Roasting the Pig

We’re foregoing cocktail hour on Thursday evening for a little pig. Okay, we’re only delaying cocktails, but it’s all in order to honor and partake of one from the family Suidae, the omnivorous domesticated hoofed mammal descended from the wild boar and domesticated over 8,000 years ago—also commonly known as hog, swine, porker, and pig. We’ll be arriving […]

Filming at the Fenyes Mansion

Filming at the Fenyes Mansion

By Bob Bennett Eva Scott Fenyes, the grande dame of Fenyes Mansion (now the site of Pasadena Museum of History) is much remembered for her interest in art and art collecting. She included motion pictures in her artistic interests and was an early proponent of the new technology. In the early 1900s, just a few […]

Playing on the Aeolian-Skinner

Playing on the Aeolian-Skinner

They have been called “beasts.” They can be bought sometimes for as little as $20,000, only to have to be moved, restored, and installed, jacking the price up several hundreds of thousands of dollars. These “complicated machines” are Aeolian-Skinner organs. For one such organ being moved from Houston to Atlanta, it took a 54-foot flatbed […]

California’s ‘Love Affair With The Sea’ gets a closer look from David Helvarg

California’s ‘Love Affair With The Sea’ gets a closer look from David Helvarg

David Helvarg’s new book “California’s Love Affair with the Sea: The Golden Shore” examines the California coast’s heritage and impact on the U.S. geographically, economically, politically, and socially. Credit: California’s Love Affair with the Sea: The Golden Shore The Golden State’s nearly 1000 miles of coastal terrain is perhaps its most defining feature. Not only […]

Lost: Atwater Village tabby cat named Oscar

Lost: Atwater Village tabby cat named Oscar

Submitted by R. Bruno We moved to Atwater Village on Saturday, February 9th and our cat went missing on Monday, February 11th in the late morning. She is a grey and brown tabby with a white belly and white stripe on her face. Her right paw is injured and so she walks with a slight […]

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