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Edmunds.com’s top 10 biggest auto failures of the past decade (photos)

Edmunds.com’s top 10 biggest auto failures of the past decade (photos)

Photographers take pictures during the presentation of “MIEV” (Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle), the new electric and ecological vehicle for Latin America by Mitsubishi Motors, in San Jose on February 25, 2011. ; Credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images The folks at Edmunds.com recently listed the top 10 auto failures of the past decade, using criteria like sales […]

Authors in Our Midst

Authors in Our Midst

Authors in Our Midst in an ebook written by participants in the Spring 2013 Courage to Write Writing Workshop led by author/instructor Esther Bradley-DeTally and held at La Pintoresca Branch Library. How about a taste of a Faukner-length sentence in “Toasting Relations” by Bradley-DeTally: The toast, more than slightly burned and twisted, rose with her […]

Found: money, Lake Avenue and Morada Place

Found: money, Lake Avenue and Morada Place

Altadena Sheriff Station Detective Ruby Munshi sends the following: US Currency found near the intersection of Morada Pl. and Lake Ave. on 07-19-13. To claim, contact Detective Munshi at Altadena Sheriff’s Station (626) 296-2119. Must identify the exact amount and the container. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Flying to Los Angeles

Flying to Los Angeles

              I am now old enough to understand the moon. We are the same type of creature, our own subtle gravity guilelessly manipulative. We reflect the Father’s light back upon creation so we may remain obscured and at least halfway in comfortable, classic black. Women slide so easily into […]

News & Notes From Cypress Park and Silver Lake

News & Notes From Cypress Park and Silver Lake

Clouds & Cypress, Echo Park | Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr Silver Lake ’60s Post & Beam home hits the market at $1.099 million. Big and costly changes in store for the L.A. River under proposals being considered by federal officials. Two gang members killed in a Cypress Park drive-by had been tagging before the shooting. The Eastsider […]

Eagles 719 holding pancake breakfast for diabetes research Sunday

Eagles 719 holding pancake breakfast for diabetes research Sunday

The Fraternal Order of the Eagles is holding a pancake breakfast on Sunday, July 28, from 9 AM-12:30 PM. Proceeds are going to diabetes research. Everyone’s invited, take out is available, plates are $6 and up. Cash only, please, at 455 East Woodbury Road. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Letting things go is key to a longer, happier marriage

Letting things go is key to a longer, happier marriage

Are longer, happier relationships products of avoiding talking about conflicts?; Credit: Martin Smith/Flickr Negotiation is at the heart of how we as a culture like to deal with conflicts. From your work life to your home life, how often has the saying “let’s talk about it” come up when things hit a snag? But this […]

Feliz cumple, Dr. Francis H. Baxter

Feliz cumple, Dr. Francis H. Baxter

Sometimes when I mention that I grew up in East L.A. people will make a comment that feels a little too full of compassion.   Yes, there was poverty.  Yes, there were gangs, but there were also folks who shared riches that I, and others, still enjoy.   Comida, color, a will to make the […]

Announcing, Prince….?

Announcing, Prince….?

A Town Crier reads an announcement about the birth of a baby boy to Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London, on July 22, 2013. ; Credit: Photo credit:ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images The future prince of England and potential heir to the throne still remains nameless. […]

Sponsored Post: A DIY soda experience, 23 soda samples and the water that Elvis loved…

Sponsored Post: A DIY soda experience, 23 soda samples and the water that Elvis loved…

So many sodas to be sampled./Martha Benedict Galco’s Soda Pop Stop is ramping up its soda-sipping offerings for its now annual Summer Soda Tasting event – to be held Sunday, July 28 from 5 pm – 8pm – and will also introduce a one-of-a-kind soda making experience to the public. As if having more than […]

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