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NBBA to host town council candidate forum May 29

NBBA to host town council candidate forum May 29

by Timothy Rutt Neighbors Building a Better Altadena (NBBA) has announced that it will host a candidate forum for Altadena Town Council candidates at the Community Center on Wed., May 29. According to NBBA, all 17 candidates have been invited, and will be asked to respond to questions provided ahead of time as well as […]

Altadena Junction: a memorial and summer in the park

Altadena Junction: a memorial and summer in the park

Our column for the Pasadena Sun is already online, looking at the Memorial Day ceremony at Mountain View Cemetery. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Echo Park dogs will have to wait for their own park

Echo Park dogs will have to wait for their own park

Fake dog park sign Echo Park. Photo by C. Schreiner Many would say all of Echo Park is a dog park. But a large, green-and-white “Coming Soon” banner that appeared this morning  on Echo Park Avenue  heralded the  development of the vacant lot next to the  Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles into the “Echo Park […]

Happy Hippie U

Happy Hippie U

Jennie Cooks Catering inaugural semester of cooking classes is coming up and she has three opportunities for you to increase your skill set and widen your sphere of do-it-yourselfers. This is not a drop-in, casual, “canning collective” kind of class. You’ll need to bring your note pad AND your apron. And be prepared to study for […]

Is the best foreign policy for America today a strong domestic agenda?

Is the best foreign policy for America today a strong domestic agenda?

“Foreign Policy Begins At Home,” by Richard Haass. At a time when world crises have been dominating the agenda — Syria’s civil war, North Korea’s nuclear threats, turbulence after the so-called Arab Spring –, a top foreign policy thinker is calling on Americans to focus on our domestic agenda. Richard Haass, head of the influential […]

Proportion

Proportion

We’ve been talking about proportions, percentages, possibilities.Like, pixels is size, yet proportion is something else. I wish, when I was young, math skills in girls had been encouraged.Like, if my 7-year-old neighbor wants to be an astronaut, what are her chances of becoming one? What are her chances of living to be 100?Like, what size […]

Anyone see a naked man around here?

Anyone see a naked man around here?

That was the question being asked last night by police officers on Laguna Avenue in Echo Park, according to one resident. The details: Got home from work about 8:30. My neighbor said he went outside to his car, and the police asked him is he’s seen a naked man run by. No. Then speeding police […]

The Weekend Go Go: Party Boldly, Walk This Way, Museum Drive By, and Beer Stories

The Weekend Go Go: Party Boldly, Walk This Way, Museum Drive By, and Beer Stories

It’s one of those weekends.  If you want to go go from (almost) dawn to (beyond) dusk, the only thing stopping you is you. Go Go’ers, this weekend, don’t be the pooper at the  party. Speaking of a Party…. Burning Man.  Coachella.  Downtown Los Angeles? The common denominator of the above locales is the party […]

Can the new Star Trek film replace the classics?

Can the new Star Trek film replace the classics?

Zachary Quinto attends the screening of “Star Trek Into Darkness” at MPAA on May 15, 2013 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images Star Trek fans don’t have to wait any longer for the newest installment of the sci-fi series. Star Trek: Into Darkness opened nationwide on Thursday and it’s getting mostly positive reviews from […]

Ale House wine tasting fundraiser Saturday

Ale House wine tasting fundraiser Saturday

Don’t forget that the Altadena Ale & Wine House, 2329 N. Fair Oaks Ave., is having a wine tasting fundraiser for their soccer team this Saturday, May 18, from 3-5 PM. $20 buys you seven wines, and cheese baguette and pasta will be served. Wines include white, sparkling, rose, and reds from around the world. […]

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