Archive for ‘August, 2013’


Mission Viejo ordinance would fine rowdy partiers for repeat complaints

Mission Viejo ordinance would fine rowdy partiers for repeat complaints

Should the city be able to give you a ticket if your house party is too loud? ; Credit: Flickr/Kmeron The Mission Viejo City Council passed an ordinance this week that could make the organizers of rowdy and disruptive house parties responsible for the costs of law enforcement personnel dispatched to investigate repeated noise complaints. […]

The Weekend Go Go: A Whisky for Artwork Jamal, Rock & Roll Trailers, Avocado Beer, and Moth Sluts Go!

The Weekend Go Go: A Whisky for Artwork Jamal, Rock & Roll Trailers, Avocado Beer, and Moth Sluts Go!

Some may think summer lovin’ is over. Some may think the summertime  livin’ is no longer easy. Some may think the boys of summer are really gone. Go Go’ers, don’t put away those Wayfarers yet. Summer still has plenty of suntan up its sleeve. Artwork Sang the Blues How do you memorialize a bluesman when […]

Town council denies permit for banquet hall at Altadena/Washington

Town council denies permit for banquet hall at Altadena/Washington

by Timothy Rutt The Altadena Town Council rejected a conditional use permit for an Indian restaurant and banquet hall Tuesday night, following a lengthy hearing that included 44 people speaking against it, according to one tally. The council followed the Land Use Committee’s recommendation and turned down the permit, saying that owner Nirmal Kumar was […]

Dancing the Tunes

Dancing the Tunes

I am a woman of rich inner means, of hips which widen, and of feet which grown clumpier as the years go by. The word “dance” doesn’t call to me as it did in my younger years. At twelve, my twin Liz climbed out of a tree, swung into the back door of our twelve-room […]

News & Notes From Echo Park and Silver Lake

News & Notes From Echo Park and Silver Lake

White Mustange and Secure Building | Ryan Schude/Instagram Silver Lake’s “most early-nineties house ever” finally sells. KCRW’s take on the Echo Park gang injunction. A blue moon spider in Silver Lake. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

‘Gentefication’ vs. gentrification in Boyle Heights, Long Beach and other SoCal hip spots

‘Gentefication’ vs. gentrification in Boyle Heights, Long Beach and other SoCal hip spots

Brooklyn Ave. in Boyle Heights The city of Boyle Heights, a working class Latino neighborhood east of Downtown, was recently profiled in The New York Times. The paper looked at the neighborhood’s twist on gentrification. The people changing Boyle Heights are neither white nor middle-class, but are young, hip Latinos who have moved back into the […]

The tree that outgrew Echo Park

The tree that outgrew Echo Park

There is some good and bad news for Echo Park ficus fans. Four of the large trees that loom over the north side of Sunset Boulevard between Echo Park Avenue and Logan Street will be trimmed pruned but not removed as part of a street and sidewalk improvement program.  But apparently one Sunset Boulevard’ largest […]

Egypt tensions rattle divides between Mid-East countries

Egypt tensions rattle divides between Mid-East countries

Islamic political party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) activists gesture with painted fingers in support of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi in Karachi on August 20, 2013. ; Credit: ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images Egypt remains in a state of emergency as violence rips a divided country. Tensions between supporters of the military and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood will […]

Gaze into my eyes

Gaze into my eyes

“An eye can threaten like a loaded and leveled gun,  or it can insult like hissing or kicking; or, in its altered mood, by beams of kindness, it can make the heart dance for joy.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Or it can let you know from the depths of its soul that kibble is expected.

Altadena creatives get recognized: Moonhill Productions, Sarah Allegra, Ibarionex Perello

Altadena creatives get recognized: Moonhill Productions, Sarah Allegra, Ibarionex Perello

by Timothy Rutt Altadena is an artistic, creative community, and it’s always good when some of our creative folk get the recognition they deserve. Here are some examples: MoonHill Productions: Filmmakers Richard Moon and Junie Hildebrandt (MoonHill Productions) will have two short films screening at the 9th Annual Action on Film International Film Festival in […]

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