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Marijuana propositions breakdown

Marijuana propositions breakdown

Long Beach Police raided seven medical marijuana dispensaries Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. Several of the dispensaries operated elaborate marijuana growing facilities.; Credit: Long Beach Police Department Voters will decide the fate of pot shops in Los Angeles in Tuesday’s election when they choose between three propositions that will regulate medical marijuana dispensaries. Propositions D, E […]

Briton Ensemble at the Folly Bowl June 2

Briton Ensemble at the Folly Bowl June 2

by Timothy Rutt The Folly Bowl takes us back to the Renaissance with a free concert by The Briton Ensemble on Sunday, June 2. The Ensemble, directed by James Briton Hendricks, sings 16th-19th century madrigals plus original compositions. They perform at the Renaissance Fair and Dickens Christmas Fair, and give two concerts a year in […]

The Folk Tree – 20% Off

The Folk Tree – 20% Off

The Folk Tree on Fair Oaks across from Central Park in Pasadena is a large dose of jam-packed folk art heaven. Owner Rocky Behr is doing some spring cleaning and offering 20% off of everything in the store. Their handblown Mexican glassware—martini and margarita glasses, tumblers, and pitchers—receive a 30% discount. The more we see, […]

Scribners at Gale’s

Scribners at Gale’s

The artists: George Scribner and his daughter Laurel. His works: oil paintings. Laurel’s: linoleum block cuts. The weekend came to an end with an artists reception Sunday evening with wine and appetizers at the lovely Gale’s Restaurant. The entranceway into Gale’s small bar area was softly lit to highlight George’s smaller paintings of flowers in vases […]

Jacarandas Blooming Again

Jacarandas Blooming Again

Have you noticed the second coming of the burst-of-purple-trumpets, sweet smelling jacaranda blooms? It’s so nice to have them back. Mop heads of purple that line Marengo in South Pas or California near Lake, and dotted here and there on El Molino…carpeting the sidewalk, littering into the street, and polka-dotting parked cars. During this second blooming, […]

Zen Monday #243

Zen Monday #243

Hello, hallowed Zen Monday! Please express your thoughts (about the picture, about Monday, or about any subject of your choosing) in the comments section. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Winged creatures

Winged creatures

Vista Hermosa Park dragon fly/Martha Benedict Springtime finds Eastside parks buzzing with all sorts of birds and insects. Martha Benedict captured some close up images of  these winged park goers: a dragon fly at Vista Hermosa Park on the southern edge of Echo Park and a hummingbird in action at Debs Park in  Montecito Heights. […]

With craft and ingenuity, Sarah Allegra creates art from deep places

With craft and ingenuity, Sarah Allegra creates art from deep places

All photos © Sarah Allegra. All rights reserved and used with permission. by Timothy Rutt Sarah Allegra’s "Crossing the First Threshold" uses Photoshop and her own costuming and crafts skills to put her model, actress Lauren Cohan, into a mythological landscape in an Altadena back yard. They say that artists must go deep into themselves […]

Starting Monday

Starting Monday

It has been a busy winter and spring.  Trip to Portland, Poet and poetry, digging holes to plant and to get rid of weeds, moving office stuff, getting ceremonies in order.   I’ve done archiving, too, but that’s like complaining when offered a fine dessert.   Sure, I’ll just have to eat that sweet bit […]

Soccer and birthday parties take over Silver Lake Meadow

Soccer and birthday parties take over Silver Lake Meadow

Silver Lake Meadow turned soccer field./ Photo by Concerned Meadow-Goer A visitor to the Silver Lake Meadow  today found the grassy field next to the Silver Lake reservoirs feeling a bit cramped  as several families had  claimed a large part of the open space for a combination of birthday parties and soccer matches.  The man, […]

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