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The Weekend Go Go: Ed Woods Burlesque, Tacos & Beer, Wall to Wall Music

The Weekend Go Go: Ed Woods Burlesque, Tacos & Beer, Wall to Wall Music

Not braving having fun in the desert dust and sun this weekend?  Not worry: this weekend, L.A. has sun in the fun and sin in the shade. Face paint and bikini tops optional. There Will be a Sexy Octopus Burlesque routines incorporate many interesting elements: rim shots, fringed brassieres, martini glasses. All inspirational. Peepshow Menagerie’s […]

Literary Pasadena at Vroman’s

Literary Pasadena at Vroman’s

Local authors Jim Krusoe, Rachel Harper, Denise Hamilton, Scott O’Connor and editor Patricia O’Sullivan will be at Vroman’s tonight to read, sip wine, and spread the word about Prospect Park Books’ new Literary Pasadena: The Fiction Edition. This literary journal has been produced as a companion to LitFest Pasadena (May 11, 2013 in Central Park) […]

Cal State L.A. evacuated after bomb threat *

Cal State L.A. evacuated after bomb threat *

The students and staff of Cal State L.A. have been ordered to leave the El Sereno campus immediately in the wake of an apparent bomb threat. “The campus is being evacuated due to an emergency,” according to a posting on the college’s Twitter feed.   The warnings have also been issued over campus loud speakers and […]

The Sadness of the Samurai

The Sadness of the Samurai

Caudillo de España por la gracia de Dios. Francisco Franco, by the Grace of God, the Leader of Spain, instilled his authoritarian dictatorship from 1936 until his death on November 20th, 1975. Generalissimo, or El Jefe, led his rebel Nationalists against the democratically elected Spanish Republic to victory in 1939. “Atrocities were committed by both […]

Webster’s Fine Stationers raising funds for Texas disaster relief

Webster’s Fine Stationers raising funds for Texas disaster relief

Altadenablog sponsor Webster’s Fine Stationers, 2450 N. Lake Avenue, is remember the people of West, Texas, site of the fertilizer plant explosion this week: As the nation grieves with Boston, another tragic event took place in Texas. We are thinking about the countless people who have experienced loss, not only of their homes, but of […]

Complicated

Complicated

There is a complexity to my home city that is often lost in description.  It is a city with roots that reach back to the Kizh settlement of Yangna, the peaceful and violent interaction with the Spanish who came for Crown and Cross.   Even within that group there was the complicated, artificial categorizing that […]

Texas factory explosion destroys a hundred homes

Texas factory explosion destroys a hundred homes

Firefighters check a destroyed apartment complex near the fertilizer plant that exploded earlier in West, Texas, in this photo made early Thursday, April 18, 2013.; Credit: LM Otero/AP A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas leveled a four-block area and sent a mushroom cloud into the sky. Authorities say between 5 and 15 […]

Library offers a spring and summer of entertainment and education

Library offers a spring and summer of entertainment and education

The Friends of the Altadena Library have announced their spring and summer program of performances and programs: Celebrate national poetry month in April with award-winning poet and poetry coach Mary Torregrossa on April 20 with "Essence and Essentials for Writing Poetry: go where it takes you but take only what you need." The program is […]

Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

In the darkness, climb the wooden contraption that’s as much stairway as ladder. See the boxes. Here’s one full of important things. Here’s one filled with junk. Here’s an empty one. Move them all aside. Step over the holiday decorations. Turn sideways to inch between Mother’s old files and the shelf where the tax records […]

Revenge Porn

Revenge Porn

What can victims of revenge porn do if photos and information were posted without their consent? ; Credit: iStockPhoto Revenge porn websites, where an angry ex posts sexually explicit photos or videos of a former lover, have fallen into a legal gray area for decades. Victims often find private photos of themselves posted on websites […]

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