Archive for ‘November, 2013’


Día de los muertos, 2013

Día de los muertos, 2013

This is the first time in years that we’ve not have an ofrenda for Dia de los muertos at our house.   We have all the elements, but I think I’m still recovering from the last 15 years.  Well, that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it. So the marigolds will have to just be […]

Fourth annual LA Limerick Festival returns to the Ale House Nov. 12

Fourth annual LA Limerick Festival returns to the Ale House Nov. 12

by Timothy Rutt Gail Casburn, left, and Jan Michael Alejandro lubricate their limerick skills on a recent Tuesday night. We know that Judah and Gail Casburn’s Altadena Ale & Wine House is a convivial place to meet for the over-21 crowd any day of the year But once a year, it REALLY becomes an adults-only […]

Lost cat, Midwick/Calavaras

Lost cat, Midwick/Calavaras

This is bad: a newly adopted cat that just took off (we had a dog in the family that was adopted from Pasadena Humane, driven home, and slipped out of her collar during the walk from the car to the house and took off running — couldn’t really call her as she didn’t now her […]

LAX shooting suspect lived in Atwater Village

LAX shooting suspect lived in Atwater Village

News crews were parked outside tonight near the large Atwater Village apartment complex where Paul Anthony Ciancia, the alleged gunman in this morning’s deadly LAX shooting, had apparently been residing, according to the L.A. Times and other news reports. One resident of the  apartments on Los Feliz Boulevard told the Times that a large group […]

Jim Henson: The man behind the muppets

Jim Henson: The man behind the muppets

Who can forget Kermit the Frog, Bert and Ernie, Miss Piggy, and the Muppets? These creations that have become a childhood staple are from the creative mind of Jim Henson. In a detailed biography by author Brian Jay Jones, the book gives the first complete look at the iconic figure that created some of the […]

The Weekend Go Go: Jeweled Skeletons, Dancing in Deserted Hospitals, Bob Hope’s Birthday Party

The Weekend Go Go: Jeweled Skeletons, Dancing in Deserted Hospitals, Bob Hope’s Birthday Party

Halloween may be over but there are still weekend events to send shivers down your spine. Read on to get the tingle for your jingle. Fancy Pants Dead God bless Billy Shire. If it wasn’t for the “Peggy Guggenheim of Low Brow” and La Luz de Jesus,  his Little Shop of Wonders, it’s unlikely that morbid Angelenos […]

Tickets available for Pasadena Master Chorale’s "The Glory of Christmas" Dec. 14

Tickets available for Pasadena Master Chorale’s "The Glory of Christmas" Dec. 14

by TImothy Rutt The Pasadena Master Chorale, conducted by Altadena’s Jeffrey Bernstein, is selling tickets for its next concert, "The Glory of Christmas" The Chorale, along with the Orchestra Camerata, will perform Vivaldi’s "Gloria" and Bach’s "Magnificat" at the First Congregational Church, 464 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 PM. General […]

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