Archive for ‘August, 2013’


Search underway in Silver Lake for missing ICE agent

Search underway in Silver Lake for missing ICE agent

Authorities are searching for a missing Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent tonight on the southern edge of Silver Lake near the 101 Freeway, according to CBS2 and other news reports. A northbound lane of the 101 was closed between Silver Lake Boulevard and Vermont Avenue. The agent reportedly called a coworker after having car trouble […]

Is vacation-rental website Airbnb a blessing or nuisance for Angelenos?

Is vacation-rental website Airbnb a blessing or nuisance for Angelenos?

Listings on Airbnb for Los Angeles ; Credit: Popular website AirBnb allows people to rent out rooms in their homes for short-term rentals. The practice of short-term private home rentals is growing in areas like Silver Lake. It is legal in Los Angeles, but some residents feel it’s a safety hazard bringing in numerous transients. […]

The Weekend Go Go: Sexy Aliens, Sake Slam, Brazilian Beats, Cry for Johnny

The Weekend Go Go: Sexy Aliens, Sake Slam, Brazilian Beats, Cry for Johnny

How to “weekend” in August in L.A. First, end a boring week with something wild. Then, drink some sake and stay outside as much you can. Play.  Dance. Commune with the dead. Yeah, you know how to party. Green and Man-Hungry Moth Sluts. Those two words — and the accompanying mental image of sinister, sexually […]

Wasn’t planning to write this week, but had to

Wasn’t planning to write this week, but had to

I’ve been feeling unusual since last Saturday.  No health related issues, just dealing with an expired driver license. Typically my calendar is based on meetings, research, and whim.  I don’t want to get a ticket so I’ve not taken a chance on driving.   As a result I’ve felt tremendously limited – like a shut-in. I […]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights and Highland Park

News & Notes From Boyle Heights and Highland Park

Pretzel Pool Toy, Elysian Valley/Mary-Austin Klein/Instagram One more stolen Highland Park bulldog puppy recovered; two still missing. Low enrollment forces big changes at Boyle Heights high schools. Victims of nonviolent crime would be able to submit crime reports online under LAPD proposal. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Does a jury of your peers have to be all English speakers?

Does a jury of your peers have to be all English speakers?

Should non-English speakers serve on a jury? ; Credit: Getty Images  A New Mexico Supreme Court ruling this week underscored the rights of non-English speakers to serve as jurors in the state’s trials. Its constitution declares clearly that the right of any citizen to “sit upon juries, shall never be restricted…on account of…inability to speak, […]

Do you prefer the orderliness of a homeowner association or a less-structured neighborhood?

Do you prefer the orderliness of a homeowner association or a less-structured neighborhood?

Does the structure of condos and townhouses with mandatory HOA fees appeal to you? Some of us thrive in a structured environment, while others prefer the freedom to express themselves without rules. And that doesn’t just apply to who we want to be, but equally to where we choose to live as well. Do you […]

Something Wicked LIt this way comes: troupe announces Halloween shows

Something Wicked LIt this way comes: troupe announces Halloween shows

by Timothy Rutt Susannah Myrvold in WAKE NOT THE DEAD, from WIcked Lit’s 2012 show at Mountain View Cemetery. Photo by Daniel Kitayama. It won’t be Halloween in Altadena without Wicked Lit — and this year it promises to be bigger and better than ever in the theatrical troupe’s fourth production at Mountain View Cemetery. […]

Sponsored Post: August Is For The Birds and Bird Lovers!

Sponsored Post: August Is For The Birds and Bird Lovers!

Bird watching along the L.A. River/Martha Benedict Do you bird L.A.? The last few weeks of August are getting birdy in this part of town! Check out these awesome upcoming events around L.A.’s Eastside: The New Echo Park Lake Bird Walk with the Los Angeles Audubon Society August 17 | 8 am – 10 am […]

Gonna be a busy week – must be time for cat and dog photos

Gonna be a busy week – must be time for cat and dog photos

When we brought Pánfilo home last fall we knew we’d need the Larry seal of approval.   Seal given; dog stayed. Nowadays we have no doubt that it’s reciprocal.  Never have seen a cat and dog be such buddies. See you next week.

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