Archive for ‘July, 2013’


Councilman proposes less dense development of Echo Park and Silver Lake hillsides

Councilman proposes less dense development of Echo Park and Silver Lake hillsides

Echo Park home being demolished for new hillside development/Photo courtesy Echo Park resident As builders ramp up construction of new homes across the area, newly elected Councilman Mitch O’Farrell has introduced a motion that would restrict the development of some hillsides across Echo Park and Silver Lake. The proposal would reduce the number of building […]

Friday Library Movie: Smurfs

Friday Library Movie: Smurfs

Join us for our annual Summer Movie Extravaganza! From June 14 to July 26, every Friday at 3:00pm, the Altadena Library Youth Services will screen an exciting summer movie. It’s like Fun Flick Friday, every Friday in the summer! Smurfs (Rated PG; 103 minutes) When the evil wizard, Gargamel, chases the tiny blue Smurfs out […]

Who were these people?

Who were these people?

I’m about midway through the 1910 Census report for Pasadena.  Learned a lot of things; most of the things learned are accompanied by even more questions. I began looking in the 1910 Census to get a feel for the number of blacks and Latinos that were in the city at the time.  Wanted to use […]

False alarm brings bomb squad to Echo Park Lake

False alarm brings bomb squad to Echo Park Lake

Bomb Squad vehicle parked next to Echo Park Lake/Walter Spencer The LAPD bomb squad cordoned off a section of Echo Park Lake late afternoon in response to a report of a suspicious item or package in the north end of the park. But the item turned out to be someone’s personal belongings, according to an […]

The Weekend Go Go: Drink for the L.A. River, Visit Cuba (Kinda), See Past Future L.A., Make a Soda

The Weekend Go Go: Drink for the L.A. River, Visit Cuba (Kinda), See Past Future L.A., Make a Soda

It’s the end of July, which is kind of like the Hump Day of Summer. Drink to celebrate.  Drink to stay cool. Drink to remember or forget. So many opportunities for all of the above. Ahoy Drinkers If there was ever a time to support the revitalization of the Los Angeles River, that time is now.  How […]

Restaging violence: A Q&A with “The Act of Killing” director Joshua Oppenheimer

Restaging violence: A Q&A with “The Act of Killing” director Joshua Oppenheimer

“The Act of Killing” looks at a bloody chapter of Indonesian history that is seldom discussed outside of the country. The documentary “The Act of Killing” looks at a bloody chapter of Indonesian history that is seldom discussed outside of the country. Starting in 1965, paramilitary groups that would eventually put General Suharto in power […]

Loma Alta’s Park After Dark features food trucks tonight

Loma Alta’s Park After Dark features food trucks tonight

by Timothy Rutt Loma Alta Park’s "Parks After Dark" program continues tonight through Saturday from 5-9 PM, with an added twist tonight: food trucks! A Rockin’ Ice, My Tornado Potato, Burger Lunchador, and Macolicious have been burning up the Twittersphere with announcements that they will join tonight’s family-friendly and free activities at the park. Our […]

Less is More and More

Less is More and More

After five years and a few months of daily photo-blogging, I burned myself out on it. That includes taking pictures. I didn’t feeling like seeing through the camera anymore. Didn’t want to carry the camera in the first place.  But sometimes, a photo is irresistible. After all, there is light, there is shadow, and there […]

Americashire

Americashire

Lately I’ve been reading memoirs. It surprises me that I like them so much because I tend to read novels, and because I write fiction. I can’t imagine writing my own memoir. Too many people are still around to find out about it and hate me for it. I suppose I could sugarcoat it but […]

Truck vs. power pole crash shuts down Silver Lake street

Truck vs. power pole crash shuts down Silver Lake street

DWP crews blocked off Glendale Boulevard to repair power lines./Craig Collins Pick up truck involved in crash./Craig Collins Glendale Boulevard in Silver Lake was shut down near the 2 Freeway this evening after a pickup truck collided with a car coming off the freeway and then toppled a power pole, downing power lines in the […]

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