Archive for ‘April, 2013’


New Echo Park Lake is still home to old landmarks

New Echo Park Lake is still home to old landmarks

Fountains being tested at Echo Park Lake. With Echo Park Lake scheduled to reopen next month after being closed for nearly two years, some familiar sights and landmarks have emerged beyond the green construction fencing that circles the park. Today, for example, the fountains in the middle of the lake once again soared into the […]

Release the Butterflies!

Release the Butterflies!

It started with adopting a caterpillar. Now it’s time to let the butterfly free. Actually, around 600 Painted Lady butterflies. This Saturday and Sunday, Kidspace holds its 17th Grand Butterfly Release at 2 p.m. from the museum’s Stone Hollow Amphitheater. The Hollow Trees band will perform before each day’s release. Throughout the weekend, activities will be […]

Focusing

Focusing

I have no pretensions about my posts.  Something catches my eye, a picture is taken, then words are written.   I try my best, but sometime the images are a bit fuzzy.   Same goes for my text.  I mean well, but have been known to fall prey to the colon, semi-colon, and typo hazards […]

Too-much-to-do Altadena weekend!

Too-much-to-do Altadena weekend!

by Timothy Rutt It’s the Sheriff’s first car show and art walk, Poetry & Cookies, Doo-Dah Parade, St. Elizabeth Parish Fiesta .. it’s just not going to end this weekend! We are in a particular circle of hell this morning called the Trienniel IEP for one of our children. We’ve got a checklist of activities […]

Sarah Emery Bunn at The Womens Room

Sarah Emery Bunn at The Womens Room

Clients and volunteers gather at The Women’s Room, where Sarah Emery Bunn donates massages. When I heard about Sarah Emery Bunn, I immediately wanted to post about her. She and I have been trying to coordinate our schedules for a while, and I’m glad we got this one in under the (daily blogging) wire. When Sarah’s […]

FilmWeek: Mud, At Any Price, The Big Wedding, and more

FilmWeek: Mud, At Any Price, The Big Wedding, and more

Camila Alves, Matthew McConaughey, Andra Liemandt and Joe Liemandt attend the Cinema Society with FIJI Water & Levi’s screening of “Mud” at The Museum of Modern Art on April 21, 2013 in New York City.; Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell and Lael Loewenstein to review the week’s […]

Bungalow Heaven Tour This Weekend

Bungalow Heaven Tour This Weekend

It’s Bungalow Heaven time. Stroll the streets lined with California Oaks and tour 8 Arts & Crafts-era homes, constructed from 1905-1925. Located north of the 210 and tucked between Lake and Hill, visitors will be received by docents and can witness demonstrations of restoration work, hear music, indulge in refreshments, and even take a garden […]

On the Waterfront Café

On the Waterfront Café

WHY Good German brats, fat pretzels and German beer on tap, including a hefeweizen that goes down very well on a sunny beach afternoon while the Boardwalk parade flows by. WHAT A refreshing break from the generic sidewalk cafés that line the Venice Boardwalk, this place is a German beer garden with decent food and […]

New benches honor Altadena preservationist Astrid Ellersiek

New benches honor Altadena preservationist Astrid Ellersiek

Heinz Ellersieck on the benches installed in honor of his wife Astrid at the Altadena Community Center. Photo courtesy Altadena Historical Society. by Timothy Rutt After several years of waiting, the Altadena Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Dr., has finally installed courtyard benches in honor of Altadena Realtor and preservationist Astrid Ellersiek. According to Jane […]

The Lost Art of Mixing

The Lost Art of Mixing

The Lost Art of Mixing is Pacific Northwest author Erica Bauermeister’s sort-of-sequel to The School of Essential Ingredients. We return to the cozy Seattle neighborhood restaurant run by Lillian, and meet some new characters (my favorites, the sham-author/actual accountant Al and his wife, Louise) while we delve deeper into the lives of others (the aging […]

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