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"Escape from Planet Earth" at the Library today

"Escape from Planet Earth" at the Library today

from the Friends of the Altadena Library 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! Escape from Planet Earth (Rated PG; 90 minutes) On […]

‘The Guide’ documentary: Can you can ‘preserve’ the environment you live in?

‘The Guide’ documentary: Can you can ‘preserve’ the environment you live in?

Jessica Yu’s film “The Guide” is set on Mount Gorongosa in Mozambique.; Credit: Meraj Chhaya/Flickr Set in Mozambique, filmmaker Jessica Yu’s main character, Tonga Torcida, lives on Mount Gorongosa and wants nothing more than to become a tour guide at the Gorongosa National Park, where 90 percent of the animal population has been wiped out […]

That tanker-truck fire was bad but what about those news helicopters?

That tanker-truck fire was bad but what about those news helicopters?

Channel 7 overhead/ niXerKG/Flickr Many residents who live near the 2 and 5 freeway interchange are used to noise. But apparently the nearly constant roar of freeway traffic pales in comparison to the drone of the TV news choppers that converged in the skies over Elysian Valley to cover this Saturday’s tanker-truck fire and subsequent […]

Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls

Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls

We tried to explain the appeal of satirist/essayist/absurdist David Sedaris to our Turkish guide as our family exploded with laughter while passing around his latest book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.  Every time one of us put the book down, having just finished a chapter that dealt with his observations on China, or his father […]

The Weekend Go Go: Wonderwall, So Much Cirque, Chinatown is 75, You are the Art, Underwater Sound

The Weekend Go Go: Wonderwall, So Much Cirque, Chinatown is 75, You are the Art, Underwater Sound

This weekend, California will actually be cooler than the rest of the country. Frolic accordingly. How the Mods Had Fun Cinefamily is famous for themed series including The Midnight Mafia and Friday Night Frights. The  heavy hitters parade gets lightened up this Friday, July 19 with the debut of the series Dress Up. Speaking of which, […]

Will increased religious freedom in the military threaten military order?

Will increased religious freedom in the military threaten military order?

Is religious freedom in the military being threatened?; Credit: Getty Images Congressman John Fleming (R-LA) has proposed an amendment concerning religious rights in the military to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014 (NDAA). His amendment, section 530, passed through the House Armed Services Committee as well as the House on June 14. Alongside Congressman […]

The six best music videos shot in Echo Park

The six best music videos shot in Echo Park

“Thing” on Scopitone/YouTube The L. A. Weekly published a post this week on The Five Best Music Videos Shot in Echo Park, with a list that includes a 2011 “Warpaint” video shot underwater at the Echo Park  Deep Pool and Madonna break dancing under the Beverly Boulevard viaduct in the 1984 “Borderline” production.  But perhaps […]

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

taken at the entrance to the Cobb Estate, which was closed due to the Station Fire, late 2009 WHAT:          The Fork Foundation with the cooperation of the Pasadena Firefighters Local 809 will be collecting donations for the families of the Prescott, AZ hotshot fire team who lost their lives fighting the horrific wildfire. WHEN:          Friday July 19 […]

Should Metro build a freeway tunnel or take another route in the 710 project?

Should Metro build a freeway tunnel or take another route in the 710 project?

Early morning traffic jams the entrance to the 710 Freeway in Alhambra.; Credit: Nick Ut/AP Metro and CalTrans have already spent two years researching how to relieve traffic in Los Angeles County. Their study, SR-710, began in 2011 with 40 different traffic alternatives. By 2012, it became 12 options and is now narrowed down to […]

New pedal boat fleet docks at Echo Park Lake

New pedal boat fleet docks at Echo Park Lake

Pedal boats at Echo Park Lake dock./Darrell Kunitomi It’s been about four years since the last pedal boats skimmed across the surface of Echo Park Lake after the city dry docked the boats to save money.  But on Saturday morning, the public will once again be able to rent a pedal boat at the park […]

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