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Silver Lake bomb scare triggered by empty pressure cooker *

Silver Lake bomb scare triggered by empty pressure cooker *

Police close off Glendale Boulevard at Fletcher Drive during bomb scare. A Silver Lake shopping center was evacuated and nearby streets closed down this afternoon after the LAPD bomb squad inspected and popped open a  suspicious device – a pressure cooker – left in the parking lot.  The shiny pressure cooker in the parking lot […]

LA Heritage 2013

LA Heritage 2013

I grew up hearing that Los Angeles was a city with no there, there.  I’ve never believed that statement.  I love my home city.   True, it is a city that has razed its historical architecture.  It is a place for people to come to when they’ve been living a fantasy, are desperate for change […]

The Reel Classroom by Margaret Finnegan

The Reel Classroom by Margaret Finnegan

  A little bit of a nervous breakdown brought me back to teaching. I had left academia when my daughter was born, and for a good while I loved everything about the stay-home mom business. I was that woman who wanted to see the first step and hear the first word.  I was the one […]

Thoughts on the Boston Bombings

Thoughts on the Boston Bombings

I’m having a hard time finding any grand perspective on Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon. Maybe because the event was the most horrific intersection of things I love (big events, parades, races and  communities coming together)  with my worst fear: suddenly losing a family member. The more news I watch and read, the less […]

MonteCedro to break ground this summer

MonteCedro to break ground this summer

by TImothy Rutt MonteCedro – the along-planned retirement community on the site of the historic Scripps Home – plans to finally break ground late this summer. Martha L. Tamburrano, president/CEO of the Episcopal Homes Communities, told the Altadena Town Council at Tuesday night’s meeting, “This project is going to be a $100 million construction investment […]

Plums

Plums

A little over a year ago, John and I planted a plum tree in the back yard. Soon it flowered, and before we knew it we had two plums hanging from the branches. I thought that was pretty good for a brand new tree. I watched the plums grow from little green balls to more […]

On a Day Like Today

On a Day Like Today

I more deeply appreciate the calm sounds of a gurgling fountain and the crisp colors of spring blooms.

LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy addresses his controversial administration and the school district’s future

LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy addresses his controversial administration and the school district’s future

LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy spoke at a press conference at South Region High School #2 in Los Angeles on February 6, 2012. Deasy joins AirTalk to talk about the recent “no confidence” vote.; Credit: Krista Kennell/AFP/Getty Images Since he was hired in 2011, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent John Deasy has been shaking […]

Lemony Cheesecake with Sour Cream Topping

Lemony Cheesecake with Sour Cream Topping

An oldie but a family-and-friend favorite, thanks to Molly Ringwald who shared this recipe with my mother when my sisters and I were all young’uns. As a pre-teen, and once I operated confidently around the kitchen, I commandeered this dessert, making it for holidays and special events. An aside: In my mid-20s, I spent half […]

Save The Date: Highland Park Medieval-style landmark open for tours

Save The Date: Highland Park Medieval-style landmark open for tours

Photo by Martha Benedict By Nicole Possert A rare glimpse inside a Medieval-style landmark of Arroyo Culture – the Abbey San Encino in Highland Park – will be available  to the public this coming Sunday, April 21, as part of a  fundraising  for Highland Park Heritage Trust.  This private home  built in 1915 with stones hauled […]

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