Archive for ‘June, 2013’


Altadena Junction: parting the curtain of summer entertainment

Altadena Junction: parting the curtain of summer entertainment

Our weekly column for the Pasadena Sun is up … a taste of just some of the entertainment we have available in Altadena this summer. (Don’t worry about the Shakespeare schedule — it was written for those poor print people who will see it Sunday!) Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Missing cat: Gordo

Missing cat: Gordo

Have you seen Gordo? He was lost over last weekend , June 8 and 9. He is a great big ball of fur and love. The area was Between Lake ave and Santa Rosa Ave, with Athens on the North and Las Flores on the South. He is shy around other people so if you […]

The 17 rules of Echo Park Lake

The 17 rules of Echo Park Lake

Photo by Seth Abramovitch Visitors who come to Echo Park Lake on Saturday for its grand reopening celebration will come face to face with some new signs (see the close up image below) that spell out the rules of the park. How many rules?  Looks like 17 rules plus additional warnings listed  in a large […]

Military aid to Syria: Defense of democracy, slippery slope, or the tail wagging the dog?

Military aid to Syria: Defense of democracy, slippery slope, or the tail wagging the dog?

A Syrian rebel fighter belonging to the ‘Martyrs of Maaret al-Numan’ battalion holds a position on June 13, 2013 in the northwestern town of Maaret al-Numan in front of the army base of Wadi Deif, down in the valley.; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images The White House has announced plans to send military weapons to rebels in […]

Filmweek: Man of Steel, This is the End, The Bling Ring and more

Filmweek: Man of Steel, This is the End, The Bling Ring and more

Amy Adams and Henry Cavill attend the UK Premiere of ‘Man of Steel’ at Odeon Leicester Square on June 12, 2013 in London, England.; Credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images KPCC critics Lael Loewenstein and Peter Rainer join guest host Patt Morrison to review this week’s releases, including Man of Steel, This is the End, The Bling […]

Royalist Rebel

Royalist Rebel

Regardless of the story inside, recent covers of historical novels are all about the bodice. A hint of cleavage indicates a hint of romance, maybe even lust. These books are obviously aimed at women, but when the character’s head is cut out of the picture, I wonder what kind of women those cover designers are […]

From Landing to Sophomore Year and Back Again

From Landing to Sophomore Year and Back Again

By Clara Ma Dear Fellow Martians, While the Curiosity rover is busy exploring the Martian surface, I am going to school as a sophomore at Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kan. I am very involved in my school’s environmental club, and this year we started a composting program in our cafeteria. I’ve […]

Eastside Property: A loft-bungalow combo comes up for sale in Silver Lake

Eastside Property: A loft-bungalow combo comes up for sale in Silver Lake

There are the real estate shoppers whose ideal property  is a classic bungalow with wood siding, hardwood floors and a front porch. Then there are the buyers whose Dwell magazine-fantasies lead them hunting for lofts with open spaces,  exposed ceilings,  concrete floor, etc.  Both  housing types seem mutually exclusive but this Silver Lake property at […]

Book Talk Podcasts for Elizabeth the First Wife & Lian Dolan

Book Talk Podcasts for Elizabeth the First Wife & Lian Dolan

Hi, all… Need a podcast to listen to at work today? How about The Book Guys or the Westport Public Library’s speakers series? Getting ready for the Tour de Oregon here, mainly by mailing out the pile of stuff I’ve been meaning to mail out for months while simultaneously doing my laundry. Hoping to record […]

Christmas in June: Christmas Tree Lane brush clearing Saturday needs volunteers

Christmas in June: Christmas Tree Lane brush clearing Saturday needs volunteers

Linda Lane White at the Christmas Tree Lane Association writes us that Saturday morning is a good time to get a workout and do a good turn to the Lane on Santa Rosa Avenue between Altadena Drive and Woodbury Road. Join the volunteer work party on Saturday morning, June 15, to clear some of the […]

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