Archive for ‘July, 2013’


Fountain Avenue

Fountain Avenue

                Andalusia smells like saffron, stones, rosemary, and dirt. The gypsies reckon the devil lives in me and move to the other side of the square when I walk past. They make their living telling palm-carved fortunes. One binds your wrists, smiles square in your eyes, tell you […]

Can you making a living selling gasoline and Lotto tickets?

Can you making a living selling gasoline and Lotto tickets?

Here’s your chance to find out. The busy Arco AM/PM station at the corner of Eagle Rock and York boulevards is up for sale, according to LoopNet.   The sales price includes the corner lot and the station, which pumps 150,000 gallons of gas a month.  In addition, the AM/PM store generates $60,000 a month […]

A political feat

A political feat

I value those who run for office.  Well, mostly I do.   On occasion at a political event my mind, or at least my eyes, will wander.  Loved seeing all of these shoes. Women supporting a woman candidate in heels on a hot day in an artist’s studio. Bet you knew that the candidate was […]

Lincoln Avenue businesses to receive $320K improvement funding

Lincoln Avenue businesses to receive $320K improvement funding

by Timothy Rutt The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved $320,000 in economic development funds to be earmarked for businesses along Lincoln Avenue in Altadena. The project will provide property owners with funds for exterior improvements such as paint, signage, glass and anti-graffiti film, light fixtures, awnings, and doors. According to a press […]

Untouchable roles: Can 2013’s ‘Carrie’ hold a candle to Sissy Spacek?

Untouchable roles: Can 2013’s ‘Carrie’ hold a candle to Sissy Spacek?

Actress Sissy Spacek scored an Oscar nomination for her role in the 1976 Carrie. Will the upcoming remake of the movie be as successful? This segment will air Friday, August 2. Because Hollywood never tires of remakes, you may have seen trailers for the reimagining of “Carrie,” in theatres in October, of course. Back in […]

Kids’ Week 2013- A Week in Review

Kids’ Week 2013- A Week in Review

Every year, Vroman’s plans Kids’ Week– a wonderful week full of free activities for kids of all ages.  This year, we planned a lot of new things and it turned out to be a huge success!  Here’s the week in review! Monday 7/22- Meet the Reptiles with the Los Angeles Zoo Docents from the Los […]

Dawn’s Journey: A Power Trip

Dawn’s Journey: A Power Trip

By Marc Rayman As NASA’s Dawn spacecraft makes its journey to its second target, the dwarf planet Ceres, Marc Rayman, Dawn’s chief engineer, shares a monthly update on the mission’s progress. The Dawn spacecraft’s solar array wings — pictured here in a folded position in preparation for launch — span 19.7 meters (nearly 65 feet) […]

Rehab or retreat: How should public figures handle sex scandals?

Rehab or retreat: How should public figures handle sex scandals?

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner said he won’t resign. ; Credit: Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images We’ve learned more today about why prominent radio personality Eddie “Piolin” Cotelo is no longer on the air. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, a colleague, Alberto “Beto” Cortez, has accused Piolin of sexual harassment and a laundry […]

Storefront Report: Silver Lake’s El Conquistador vanquished by rent increase

Storefront Report: Silver Lake’s El Conquistador vanquished by rent increase

By Sarah Dryden One of Silver Lake’s oldest restaurants, El Conquistador, will be closing at the end of the year after facing a sharp increase in rent imposed by a new landlord that purchased a large chunk of the block. General Manager Albert Curiel  confirmed that El Conquistador will not be renewing its lease at […]

Arroyo Food Co-op open house and Repair Café Aug. 17

Arroyo Food Co-op open house and Repair Café Aug. 17

by Timothy Rutt The Arroyo Food Co-op will be having an open house, with the bonus feature of a Repair Café. On Sat., Au. 17, the Co-op will partner with Transition Pasadena to hold an open house from 6-9 PM — and bring your broken items, because "volunteer tinkers and tailors will be on hand […]

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