Archive for ‘March, 2013’


Bistro 45

Bistro 45

WHY Exemplary wine list; creative and confident cooking. WHAT This is certainly a contender for the title of “Best Upscale Restaurant” in the San Gabriel Valley. The patio’s the place for lunch; for dinner, the suavely modern dining rooms beckon. Standouts include the superb bouillabaisse and the grilled beef tenderloin. There’s usually a bread pudding […]

Eastside Flower Power

Eastside Flower Power

A field of flowers blooms next to the train tracks in El Sereno. No need to head up to Antelope Valley or the L.A. County Arboretum for a display of spring-time blooms. A Saturday drive from City Terrace to Highland Park revealed that the Eastside was in full bloom, with fragrant clumps of wisteria hanging […]

Hahamongna Detail Week, Just One More

Hahamongna Detail Week, Just One More

photo by John Sandel Thanks for coming along on our Hahamongna details tour. There are a million more intriguing little bits to discover out there. To give you an idea of how varied and variable Hahamongna is, I never even noticed the sign here in John’s picture, and I’ve walked in the park at least […]

Plugs and Pendletons

Plugs and Pendletons

Earlier this week the US2010 Project at Brown University released the report, “Latinos Divided by Nation of Origin”.  In part, the reporter shares that “A political analyst says Latinos are not single issue voters…”   The reporter then goes on about a growing diversity among Latinos, highlighting class and regional differences. On the one hand, […]

Kettle, The

Kettle, The

WHY A 24/7 godsend for insomniacs, students and night-shifters. WHAT The food’s fine, but the real value of this ’70s-woodsy coffee shop is that it’s open 24 hours a day, a rarity for a large, full-service restaurant anywhere in L.A., let alone a beach town. Regulars get the muffins, crab cake Benedict, burgers and egg […]

Echo Park man shot by police gets a show of support

Echo Park man shot by police gets a show of support

The Los Angeles Police Department has remained quiet about last Tuesday’s officer-involved shooting in Echo Park that left one man injured until an investigation is completed. While police have declined to provide details about the incident, the friends of the family of the injured man have set up a large “Get Well Dizzy” card made […]

Dangers of Eaton Canyon video

Dangers of Eaton Canyon video

We thought it was timely to rerun this video. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Bookmarks: Original Book Club

Bookmarks: Original Book Club

Before you scroll down: any guesses as to where I’ve been for the past few days? Sure enough, that’s Kelly in the top photo, faithful pooch to the Chieftess and Chief, Kathy and Dan Watson. My pictures don’t do justice to Mammoth, but the Chieftess’ do. If you haven’t met her, I suggest you visit […]

Something new underfoot at Echo Park Lake

Something new underfoot at Echo Park Lake

Construction worker takes a walk on new, eco-friendly pavement/Kevin Break When Echo Park Lake reopens to the public in May after a multimillion clean up and renovation, most of the attention will be drawn to the lake, of course, and the landmark bridge, boathouse and Lady Of The Lake statute. But visitors may also want […]

One dead, one injured in fall at Eaton Canyon today

One dead, one injured in fall at Eaton Canyon today

by Timothy Rutt A 17-year-old girl was killed and her 18-year-old companion injured following a fall in Eaton Canyon this morning. Preliminary reports say that two 17-year-old girls and two 18-year-old men were hiking when the pair of them fell. PSN is reporting that the young woman died at the scene and the young man […]

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