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Fed keeps historic economic stimulus program going, despite expectations

Fed keeps historic economic stimulus program going, despite expectations

The US Federal Reserve building is seen on August 08, 2011 in Washington DC.; Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images Despite swirling rumors that they’ll do otherwise, the Federal Reserve is not going to apply the brakes on the government’s $85-billion a month treasury and mortgage bond buying program known as “quantitative easing.” The Fed announced its […]

Cliff’s Edge

Cliff’s Edge

WHY For the most beautiful outdoor dining on the eastside, with food that suits the setting; try the crab-stuffed squash blossoms, the amazing chicken liver terrine, and the diver scallops over risotto. Brunch is lovely, too. WHAT We’d eat Arby’s fare in this setting—a hidden walled garden built around a massive ficus tree, with levels […]

News & Notes From Eagle Rock, East L.A., Echo Park and Elysian Valley

News & Notes From Eagle Rock, East L.A., Echo Park and Elysian Valley

Shrine at The Color House, Elysian Heights | Sirene B/Eastsider Photo Pool Man dies in East L.A. shoot out with deputies. City Council backs support for increased penalties and monitoring of  hit-and-run collisions. Police talk man out of jumping off the 2 & 134 freeway interchange. Entry forms for the Echo Park Community Parade are […]

Gustavo Arellano takes a tour of Mexican food at the Library Sept. 30

Gustavo Arellano takes a tour of Mexican food at the Library Sept. 30

by TImothy Rutt Best-selling author and columnist Gustavo Arellano (Ask a Mexican) hosts an entertaining tour through the history and culture of Mexican food in the United States at the Altadena Library on Sept. 30. Arellano’s new book, Taco USA, looks at the history of Mexican food in the U.S. with a serving of cultural […]

Battle brewing between Malibu residents and pricey drug rehab centers

Battle brewing between Malibu residents and pricey drug rehab centers

A sign at the entrance to the Eisenhower Medical Center at the Betty Ford Center, an alcohol and drug rehabilitation clinic in Rancho Mirage, California. These rehabilitation centers are scattered throughout the state, but residents of Malibu in particular are taking issue with the number facilities in their city.; Credit: Eric Thayer/Getty Images Not all […]

Sewage spill blocks 110 Freeway in Highland Park

Sewage spill blocks 110 Freeway in Highland Park

Two lanes of the northbound 110 Freeway – the Arroyo Seco Parkway – have been closed at York Boulevard in Highland Park to clean up a sewage spill, according to the California Highway Patrol.  More details below: 11:55 AM SIGALERT UPDATE: NB SR-110 AT YORK BLVD THE #2,3 LANES REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL 1330 HOURS TO […]

Political Roundup: Capitol Hill heats up and Biden’s Iowa steak fry

Political Roundup: Capitol Hill heats up and Biden’s Iowa steak fry

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a White House Community Leaders Briefing on July 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images Vice President Joe Biden launched two unsuccessful White House bids in 1988 and 2008. He visited to Iowa over the weekend, delivering a keynote address at Sen. Tom Harkin’s annual […]

Chez Cherie’s Gougeres

Chez Cherie’s Gougeres

Ingredients: 2 ounces butter ¼ cup milk ¼ cup water ½ cup flour Pinch cayenne and several grinds of black pepper 2 large eggs, room temperature ¾ cup grated gruyere cheese Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium saucepan, combine butter, milk and water, and bring to a boil. When butter is melted, […]

Altadena Guild to hold Oct. 13 fashion fundraiser at Macy’s.

Altadena Guild to hold Oct. 13 fashion fundraiser at Macy’s.

from the Altadena Guild On Sunday, October 13¸from 3-7 PM, the Altadena Guild of Huntington Memorial Hospital with Macy’s South Lake will host a Fashion Show Extravaganza/Fundraiser at Macy’s Department Store, 401 S. Lake Avenue in Pasadena. Founded in 1952, the Altadena Guild of HMH has partnered with the Huntington Memorial Hospital and the Huntington […]

Five Acres: Remaining Innovative

Five Acres: Remaining Innovative

The Boys’ and Girls’ Aid Society of Los Angeles County (now Five Acres) is one of the oldest charity organizations in the area, opening in 1888 as an orphanage. As they state on their website, this was the year that Grover Cleveland was re-elected as president, the average wage was $2.26 a day ($565 a year), […]

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