Archive for ‘May, 2013’


In the Mid-morning

In the Mid-morning

In the mid-morning Mary takes her stroll.  She has lived most of her life on our street.  Don’t know exactly how many of her 90 years, but enough that no one else on the block has lived here longer.   She now needs a walker and a young helper to take her stroll, but she’s […]

Death at the Voyager Hotel: a Novella

Death at the Voyager Hotel: a Novella

by Kwei Quartey Prologue In equatorial Africa, day breaks around 5:30 a.m. no matter the time of year. Morning preparations at the Voyager Hotel in Accra, Ghana follow a similar timetable. The breakfast buffet is laid out, the day staff arrives to take over from the graveyard shift, the janitor sweeps the lobby, and tour buses and hired […]

Why do 40 percent of marriages experience at least one episode of infidelity?

Why do 40 percent of marriages experience at least one episode of infidelity?

Psychiatrist and marriage expert Dr. Scott Haltzman’s new book, “The Secrets of Surviving Infidelity”; Credit: Infidelity bookcover Is cheating more common that we would like to admit? Is it becoming more prevalent in our society because of technology and social media? Psychiatrist and marriage expert Dr. Scott Haltzman calculates that about 40 percent of marriages […]

Aerial views of Echo Park Lake’s dry and wet looks

Aerial views of Echo Park Lake’s dry and wet looks

Photo of the lake after new lake bed and retaining walls have been completed./EchoParkLake.org Photo after new wetlands have been planted and lake is being refilled./EchoParkLake.org The aerial photos above from EchoParkLake.org show the dramatic change that took place during the last several months at the lake, which went from a dusty construction site to […]

Being Julia! Mezzo-Soprano Julia Metzler

Being Julia! Mezzo-Soprano Julia Metzler

  Pasadena Pro Musica celebrates the return of the prodigiously talented mezzo-soprano Julia Metzler to Southern California by featuring her in Benjamin Britten’s Cabaret Songs and Henry Purcell’s Orpheus Britannicus. The program will include the chorus performing Britten’s Lift Boy, I Lov’d a Lass, Choral Dances from Gloriana, Rejoice in the Lamb, and Hymn to St. Cecilia. Accompanists will […]

A Literary Brunch at Pasadena Museum of History

A Literary Brunch at Pasadena Museum of History

Hungry for some good stories? The Pasadena Writing Project and members of its Memoir Writing Workshop will be reading tales this Saturday, June 1st at the Pasadena Museum of History. This is a free event and will be followed by a reception with refreshments. Readers include photographer and textile designer Louise J. Wannier of Louis […]

Fundraisers, Meal Packaging & Yarn Bombing

Fundraisers, Meal Packaging & Yarn Bombing

  Villa Esperanza goes “glamping” for its fundraiser this year, Saturday, June 1st. “Camp Blue & White” will be in the backyard of a residence in La Cañada Flintridge with Mistress of Ceremonies Colleen Williams and Fritz Coleman as the evening’s auctioneer. Join Villa in the great outdoors for a stylish camping experience. For more […]

The blue, the gray, and the grave: Civil War dead honored at Mountain View Cemetery

The blue, the gray, and the grave: Civil War dead honored at Mountain View Cemetery

The shades of Thaddeus and Leontine Lowe — or at least re-enactors Steve and Patrice Demory – tell their tale at the Lowe family plot at the Memorial Day ceremony at Mountain View Cemetery. by Laura Monteros The Civil War divided more than one nation. There was blue and gray, north and south; but the […]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Cypress Park, Echo Park, Elysian Valley And Glassell Park

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Cypress Park, Echo Park, Elysian Valley And Glassell Park

Dream Car In the Making, Highland Park | Chris Kostrzak/Eastsider Flickr Pool City Council calls on greater state regulation of battery recycling plant over possible  health risks for Boyle Heights. The economics of a Glassell Park house flip. Congressman puts more pressure on Metrolink to conduct study health risks of Cypress Park  rail maintenance center. […]

Candy Bar ’75: Part Two

Candy Bar ’75: Part Two

Editor’s Note: It’s a “stagnant” summer in Diamond Bar in 1975 and Darlene and her friend Deanna are headed to the club to check out the cute lifeguard Steve. Read Part One here. “Let’s head to the club now,” Deanna continues after a long slurp. “I think that new lifeguard Steve likes me. I wanna stare […]

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