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Yes, Prime Minister

Yes, Prime Minister

Yes, Prime Minster is based the original British show, Yes Minister What do the American and British governments have in common? Jonathan Lynn says one similarity is that they’re both based on the same principle: “if no one knows what you’re doing, no one knows what you’re doing wrong.” Lynn is the co-writer and director […]

On The Agenda: Echo Park council committee takes up high school and housing plans

On The Agenda: Echo Park council committee takes up high school and housing plans

By Tony Cella Developers are busy across Echo Park constructing and preparing to build new homes and other projects. But there’s even more projects in the pipeline. Tonight, June 11, several projects, including new housing on Sunset Boulevard and a new high school on Beverly Boulevard, are scheduled to be presented before the Echo Park […]

Sheriff to hold "active shooter" training at Eliot Middle School Wednesday

Sheriff to hold "active shooter" training at Eliot Middle School Wednesday

by Timothy Rutt Don’t panic if you see law enforcement vehicles and hear shooting and shouting along Lake and Calavaras Wednesday. The Altadena Sheriff Station, along with other law enforcement agencies, will conduct an "active shooter response drill" at Eliot Middle School on June 12. "This training will simulate emergency response procedures at the middle […]

Sour Cream Coffeecake

Sour Cream Coffeecake

Thank you to Sally Cook of Heirloom Bakery & Café for contributing to this week’s “Mangiamo.” Ingredients: ½ pound of butter 1 pound of sugar 4 eggs 2 cups sour cream ¼ tablespoon and ¼ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt Topping: 1 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons cocoa ½ tablespoon and ½ teaspoon cinnamon […]

Zen Monday #246

Zen Monday #246

Your weekly Zen, Zenlate. Did it again. Same as last week. Forgot to publish. I should go back to a paper calendar. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Mega Man As Art: Echo Park gallery pays tribute to video game nostalgia

Mega Man As Art: Echo Park gallery pays tribute to video game nostalgia

Story and Photos by Nathan Solis With the opening this past weekend of  “Entertainment System” show, the Echo Park gallery space iam8bit  celebrates the home video game console and all the characters that it has spawned over the decades. It was a colorful show and a thrilling opening night on Saturday, with hundreds of adults […]

Pas. Conservatory of Music, Art Ctr. & YWCA’s Girl Power—Bring it!

Pas. Conservatory of Music, Art Ctr. & YWCA’s Girl Power—Bring it!

Sometimes there’s just not enough room, so we’re using a single post to congregate info about the Pasadena Conservatory of Music summer programs for kids, this week’s Art Center student exhibit, and the YWCA’s “girl power” camp. *The Pasadena Conservatory of Music is offering three programs (re: workshops) this summer: Young Musicians Program: 8 weeks […]

YoungArts

YoungArts

  YoungArts is a yearly program that is now accepting portfolios for all divisions. Anyone 15 to 18 years old (including first year college students who are still 18 years old) may submit. Doug Blush is Supreme Co-Commander-in-Chief, along with his wife and partner Lisa Klein, of MadPix Films, an award-winning production and post-production studio […]

Cheli Dog Astronaut

Cheli Dog Astronaut

Yes, that is our youngest grandchild under those layers of costume.   No, I don’t know why the combo is what it is. Yes, in order to pretend you’re a dog, you need to pant.

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s former employers, Booz Allen Hamilton, are part of a growing intelligence-industrial complex (POLL)

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s former employers, Booz Allen Hamilton, are part of a growing intelligence-industrial complex (POLL)

; Credit: Michael Chavarria/Flickr After holding a series of technical jobs with the CIA, Edward Snowden began working with Booz Allen Hamilton, a private consulting firm in Virginia. According to a 2010 investigation by The Washington Post, Booz Allen is among the most prominent intelligence contractors for the government. They were contracted to do top-secret […]

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