Archive for ‘August, 2013’


Gardener found shot in Eagle Rock yard

Gardener found shot in Eagle Rock yard

A gardener suffering from multiple gunshot wounds was listed in  stable condition after he was found this morning in a front yard in Eagle Rock . The victim, described as a man in his 40s, was found in the yard by one of his customers in the 1800 block of Avenue 51, reports L.A. Now. […]

Afternoon Delight: Five Acres raffle delivers, and Altadenan takes judge’s robes

Afternoon Delight: Five Acres raffle delivers, and Altadenan takes judge’s robes

The Rancho Bar says that the Crosby & Nash/Five Acres Benefit ticket raffle last week netted (besides the $300 for concert tickets) another $400 for Five Acres. Winner of the concert tickets was local rocker Jet Trego, who we’re sure had a good time! Gail O’Rane, 40, a veteran public defender in capital cases, was […]

Breaking: fire at El Sereno

Breaking: fire at El Sereno

Firefighters are mopping up after a garage fire at 2291 El Sereno Friday night. Residents say there was a sound of an explosion from the garage. The home next door caught fire as well. More to come. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

The Weekend Go Go – Part 3: Brazilian Girls & Music and A Play & Picnic

The Weekend Go Go – Part 3: Brazilian Girls & Music and A Play & Picnic

What?!  More Labor Day weekend?! Yes.  Read on for two different ways to say good-bye to summer. How to Shake Up the End of Summer If you want to end summer with a shimmy and a bang, head to the John Anson Ford Amphitheater on Sunday for the 20th Annual Brazilian Summer Festival  and “Deixa a […]

LAFD 76

LAFD 76

How often do you eat dinner at the fire station by invitation of the Captain? Maybe you do so on a regular basis, but this was new for me and John. (I have no idea what he was doing back there. You’ll just have to ask him.) Our friend Max Hengst is a Los Angeles […]

Mariner 4 Taught Us to See

Mariner 4 Taught Us to See

Mission team members for NASA’s Mariner 4 spacecraft, incredibly anxious to see the first up-close photograph of Mars, devised a way to see the image before it made its way to Earth by color-coding binary code on strips of ticker tape. The resulting collage became known as “the first image of Mars.” Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech […]

Last chance to get wet in the L.A. River

Last chance to get wet in the L.A. River

Kayakers in the L.A. River Pilot Recreation Zone/Martha Benedict A summer-time experiment that opened the L.A. River to kayaking, fishing and other forms of  recreation ends this holiday weekend. The L.A. River Pilot Recreation Zone, which came into being on Memorial Day,  allowed the public to walk, watch birds, kayak and fish on a 2.5 […]

Chaos Chronicles 714: VMAs, More on Happiness and Deep-Fried Bacon Wrapped Pickles

Chaos Chronicles 714: VMAs, More on Happiness and Deep-Fried Bacon Wrapped Pickles

It’s a Deep-Fried Bacon-Wrapped Pickle Special! Miley’s in one and Lian eats one.  Yes, I ate a Deep-Fried Bacon-Wrapped Pickle. And I loved it. Find it at Chicken Charlie's at the LA County Fair   Plus, More Fantastic Food Finds at the LA County Fair News of the week: Let’s talk about Miley, shall we? […]

Is Los Angeles still a porn production hub after Measure B passed?

Is Los Angeles still a porn production hub after Measure B passed?

Actor James Deen attends ‘The Canyons’ Photocall during The 70th Venice International Film Festival. Recent films like The Canyons and Lovelace document aspects of the porn industry, but what’s the state of the industry in Los Angeles?; Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Back in November, voters passed Measure B, which required adult film performers throughout […]

The Weekend Go Go – Part 1: LA Times The Taste — Fun with Food and Drink

The Weekend Go Go – Part 1: LA Times The Taste — Fun with Food and Drink

How to Drink & Eat Los Angeles in a Weekend: Go Go’ers, whether you’re staycationing or hosting visitors, you have a few choices this weekend: 1. The Beach – Pros: Sand, surf, sun!   Cons:  Crowds, freeway gridlock, sandy snacks. 2.  Theme Park –  Pros: Thrills, spills, chills!  Cons:  Crowds, freeway gridlock, expensive snacks. 3. Homes of Stars Tour […]

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