Archive for ‘September, 2013’


The Girl: A life in the shadow of Roman Polanski

The Girl: A life in the shadow of Roman Polanski

“The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski” Samantha Geimer speaks about for the first time about her life changing encounter with Roman Polanski as a child. In her book she delves into the repercussions, and how her life was impacted by the events. She shares her version of the events that happened […]

Weekendin’ Sept. 20-22: it’s packed

Weekendin’ Sept. 20-22: it’s packed

Could this weekend possibly be more packed? No. But first, a word from our sponsors: The Altadena Ale & Wine House is looking out for fans of the blues today. Just sayin’. Other Mules. The Arroyo Food Co-op will be hosting another yard sale on Saturday, Sept 21 from 8 AM-3 PM at the store […]

Maui Chicken

Maui Chicken

WHY For a superior execution of the traditional Hawaiian-style plate lunch… oh, and for that bacon-fried rice. WHAT Muted tropical colors add a nice note to an attractive setting in which to enjoy grilled sesame-splashed salmon, shrimp or orange roughy with seared asparagus, as well as the customary rice and macaroni salad (this one comes […]

Moonshine

Moonshine

Photo by Matt Hartman Matt Hartman of Glassell Park aimed his camera skyward tonight to capture shots of tonight’s moon as we approach the autumnal equinox and the beginning of autumn on Sunday.  The Griffith Observatory’s Sky Report provided more information about the lunar display: Full moon is on the night of the 18th, and […]

Bear out there on Menlo Drive

Bear out there on Menlo Drive

Reader Anastassios Petropoulos sent these pictures our way: There was a bear rummaging in the neighborhood trash on Wednesday night around 23:30 (11:30 PM) on Menlo Dr. We are in the Maiden Lane- Menlo Drive – Reposa Lane area, a couple of blocks north of Altadena Drive and a couple of blocks east of Lake. […]

No tiaras for toddlers as France moves to ban beauty pageants

No tiaras for toddlers as France moves to ban beauty pageants

Isabella Barrett prepares from TLC’s Toddlers and Tiaras prepares for an event. ; Credit: Marc Andrew Deley/Getty Images There will be no French equivalent of Honey Boo Boo as the country’s upper house of parliament voted to ban beauty pageants for children younger than 16. The government is making the move to crack down on […]

Reminder: ACONA meets Tuesday to discuss town council, school issues

Reminder: ACONA meets Tuesday to discuss town council, school issues

The next meeting of the Altadena Coalition of Neighborhood Associations (ACONA) will be Sept. 24 at the Altadena Main Library, 600 E. Mariposa Street, from 7-8:30 PM. Speakers will be Diane Marcussen, the new chair of the Altadena Town Council, and Kim Kenne, Pasadena Unified School District [PUSD] Board Member for District 1 in west […]

Swamplandia!

Swamplandia!

Swamplandia! by Karen Russell explores family, peer pressure, hell and the occult. But what struck me most is how the story speaks of ignorance and innocence. Throughout Swamplandia!, author Karen Russell leads the reader along the fine line between fantasy and reality. The Bigtree family has created their own history (they’re not Native Americans, but their […]

Echo Park truck stop

Echo Park truck stop

Semi-truck at Cerro Gordo and Vestal in Elysian Heights/Bug Wuller Pitty the drivers of semi-trucks, buses and stretch limousines who are unaware of the steep hills of Echo Park and Elysian Heights.  The driver of a white-semi truck learned a lesson in neighborhood topography tonight after his vehicle got stuck at Cerro Gordo Street and […]

Boz, 1998-2013

Boz, 1998-2013

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