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Max’s of Manila

Max’s of Manila

WHY The chicharrón de pollo (deep-fried chicken skin) sets the gold standard. WHAT Mildly seasoned chicken, fried whole to keep it juicy, is the house specialty at this branch of the Filipino chain. You can order it spicy, too, and the palm vinegar dip that accompanies both versions is garlic-studded and terrific. 313 W. Broadway, […]

While Dawn Keeps Cruising, Engineers Carry On

While Dawn Keeps Cruising, Engineers Carry On

By Marc Rayman As NASA’s Dawn spacecraft makes its journey to its second target, the dwarf planet Ceres, Marc Rayman, Dawn’s chief engineer, shares a monthly update on the mission’s progress. Artist’s concept of NASA’s Dawn spacecraft. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Dear Indawnstrious Readers, In the depths of the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, […]

Christ Lag in Todesbanden

Christ Lag in Todesbanden

Good Friday.  Good day.  For some of us the end of the work week is here, for others it is a most solemn day during Lent.  At least for part of the day.  My faith is strong, even when I have reservations about what is going in the church.  We humans have a funny ability […]

Shopper & Diner Report: Coffee now brewing at Echo Park’s Tierra Mia; work underway on Sonny’s Hideaway in Highland Park; MILK coming to Silver Lake?

Shopper & Diner Report: Coffee now brewing at Echo Park’s Tierra Mia; work underway on Sonny’s Hideaway in Highland Park; MILK coming to Silver Lake?

The new Tierra Mia Coffee officially began pouring horchata lattes and serving Tres Leches muffins on Thursday in the former Downbeat Cafe in Echo Park. In the newly remodeled Alvarado Street storefront,  baristas dressed in black shirts and ties take orders for coffee drinks as well as single cups of coffee made using the pour-over […]

La Monarca for Easter

La Monarca for Easter

Easter is days away. Do you have everything you need? What about a some Capirotada , a traditional bread pudding-like pastry filled with toasted bolillo soaked in piloncillo, dried fruits, and cotija cheese for Easter brunch? La Monarca Bakery in South Pasadena has a wide selection of baked goods. They offer assorted bite-size dessert bars, […]

The troubled genius that was Dennis Hopper

The troubled genius that was Dennis Hopper

US actor and director Dennis Hopper poses in front of one of his art-works in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, 15 February 2001. The exhibition “Dennis Hopper (a keen eye) artist, photographer, filmmaker” will officially open here to public 17 February 2001. Credit: COR MULDER/AFP/Getty Images Who was Dennis Hopper? The better question may be […]

One arrested Thursday in warrant search

One arrested Thursday in warrant search

by Timothy Rutt Altadena deputies made an arrest during a warrant search on the 200 block of West Harriet StreetThursday afternoon. According to Sgt. Brian Mann of the Altadena Sheriff station, officers were serving a search warrant at the address when they arrested the suspect on charges related to being a person with a prior […]

Local Authors at Webster’s in Altadena

Local Authors at Webster’s in Altadena

“No matter if you are sick, tired, unemployed, had a bad day or are even angry, your dog will love you. “That’s why I made Luke, the Dog, the narrator of this story.” So explains Carol McKibben, author of Luke’s Tale: A Story of Unconditional Love who will be a part of this Saturday’s “Authors […]

Strawberry Yellow

Strawberry Yellow

East Coast WASPS are known for speaking through clenched teeth—their jaw muscles taut and their lips barely moving. They smile through breakdowns, financial ruin, the suspension or arrest of a teen, and rejection by the golf, swim, beach, or yacht club admittance committee. Historically, the British have invoked and cultivated the “stiff upper lip” to […]

Midnight visit to an Echo Park taco truck ends with a burst of police gunfire

Midnight visit to an Echo Park taco truck ends with a burst of police gunfire

David Martinez aka “Dizzy” David Martinez returned to Echo Park  last week after spending a few days in jail, and he was hungry.  That’s why Martinez and his wife, Gina Benavidez, and her sister were ordering tacos at about midnight from the taco truck at  Logan Street near Sunset Boulevard when an LAPD squad car […]

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