Archive for ‘October, 2013’


The Weekend Go Go +: Where to Halloween in Los Angeles

The Weekend Go Go +:  Where to Halloween in Los Angeles

Whether you want to shiver, shimmy, scream, or shake, here are a few of Ms. Go Go’s Halloween event faves. The Carpet is Red…Probably Not with Blood Tinseltown more appealing than Terrortown?  Grab tix to the 10th Annual LACMA Muse Costume Ball where the theme is Old Hollywood and you’ll walk the red carpet instead of […]

Crime blotter: vehicle and residential burglaries, motorcycle theft

Crime blotter: vehicle and residential burglaries, motorcycle theft

Vehicle and residential burglaries this week. Crime blotter by the Altadena Sheriff Station. Sunday, October 13 Between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 900 block of E. Palm St. Suspect(s) entered the residence via unknown means. Loss: computer, silverware, and camera. Monday, October 14 Between 1:00 AM and 9:30 […]

Highland Park jazz performances turn into a high school reunion

Highland Park jazz performances turn into a high school reunion

Greg Samuel on trombone joins his former students for Sunday night jazz./Nathan Solis Christian Castillo (left) and Robert Nava/Nathan Solis By Nathan Solis At  La Cuevita on Figueroa, the sound of a trombone solo cuts through the air on a busy Sunday night at the Highland Park bar. It’s not an intruding sound, but more […]

‘The Novel Cure’ is quite the novel cure

‘The Novel Cure’ is quite the novel cure

In the book world, fall is an absolutely magical time.  Countless books are released, each one begging you to pick them up and add them to your ever-growing ‘To Be Read’ pile.  (Of course, there is always the opportunity for these books to become beloved gifts for some lucky people, so there’s that idea, too.) […]

Altadena is dogtown I: Catching up with Rudy, who’s still looking for a home

Altadena is dogtown I: Catching up with Rudy, who’s still looking for a home

by Timothy Rutt Rudy the rescued pooch is well-cared for, but still looking for a place to call his own. There’s been so much dog activity this week, we thought we’d catch up with the saga of Rudy. We told the story of the the seven-year-old pitbull/Rhodesian ridgeback mix last spring and summer. Rudy was […]

Gunman shoots at officers in Highland Park

Gunman shoots at officers in Highland Park

Scene at Marmion Way & Ave 57. #highlandpark #lockdown90042 pic.twitter.com/T6IaYFaHu3 — Highland Park (@HLP90042) October 25, 2013 Police have sealed off a section of Highland Park tonight as they search for a suspect who fired several shots at patrol officers. No officers were hit during the shooting that took place at about 7:30 pm in […]

Hasta luego

Hasta luego

This month has been a whirlwind of events surrounded by events preparing for the events.  Meetings and meetings with community members, with City of Pasadena staff members, district staff members, and students.  There have been countless- well, they could be counted, but I’m not going to count them – emails, phone calls and lists.  Some […]

Filmweek: The Counselor, American Promise, Blue Is the Warmest Color and more

Filmweek: The Counselor, American Promise, Blue Is the Warmest Color and more

Michael Fassbender and Javier Bardem attend a special screening of “The Counselor” at Odeon West End on October 3, 2013 in London, England. ; Credit: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images Larry is joined by KPCC critics Peter Rainer and Alynda Wheat to review this week’s releases including The Counselor, American Promise, Blue Is the Warmest Color […]

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

This is a tale by Mohsin Hamid, set in Lahore, Pakistan, in which a charming local named Changez tells a story of immigration, assimilation, disillusion, and emigration in the course of a single afternoon and evening. His “guest” at the table in the bustling market restaurant might be a CIA operative, but is most certainly […]

Celebrate National Food Day!

Celebrate National Food Day!

by TImothy Rutt Who knew Oct. 24 was National Food Day? (Not to be confused with World Food Day, which was Oct. 16. We keep the decorations up all year, like a trailer park Christmas, ) But what better place to celebrate than in Altadena, the Food Capital of the San Gabriel Valley? Here’s a […]

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