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N’Ice Cream

N’Ice Cream

WHY Excellent gelati and sorbets, made fresh daily by a Danish couple. WHAT The Nielsens use organic milk and fresh fruit in their melty, sticky ice creams, which are creative without being twee and richly flavorful without being too sugary. Try the sour cherry or mint chocolate chip gelato or the fruit punch. Good lattes […]

2013 ends on a colorful note

2013 ends on a colorful note

Photo by Sandy Driscoll The last sunset of the year featured wispy pink and orange clouds floating across the sky.  Sandy Driscoll snapped the image of the skies and clouds above her Silver Lake  home.  Looking forward  to many more colorful sunsets and sunrises in 2014. Happy New Year to all our readers and supporters! […]

What role should the US play in Afghanistan next year?

What role should the US play in Afghanistan next year?

US army soldiers march from the Forward Base Honaker Miracle at Watahpur District in Kunar province during a joint patrol on April 18, 2013.; Credit: MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images According to a new, classified report by U.S. intelligence agencies, security conditions in Afghanistan will likely worsen regardless of the withdrawal of U.S. troops. The assessment warns […]

NASA’s Dawn Plans for Planetary Shores Ahead

NASA’s Dawn Plans for Planetary Shores Ahead

By Marc Rayman As NASA’s Dawn spacecraft makes its journey to its second target, the dwarf planet Ceres, Marc Rayman, Dawn’s chief engineer, shares a monthly update on the mission’s progress. Artist’s concept of NASA’s Dawn spacecraft between the giant asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Dear Clairvoydawnts, Now more than […]

Volunteers needed for Feb. 1 "walkability audit" of Lincoln and Lake Avenues

Volunteers needed for Feb. 1 "walkability audit" of Lincoln and Lake Avenues

by Timothy Rutt Neighbors Building a Better Altadena is recruiting volunteers for an Altadena "walkability audit" on Feb. 1. NBBA is working with Justin Robertson, an M.A. candidate in urban planning at UCLA, to conduct a the study at the Lincoln Avenue and Lake Avenue business corridors. Robertson’s complete audit will gather information about options, […]

Shopper & Diner: Eagle Rock goes ‘Native’; Highland Park gets a taste of Brooklyn; Holiday discounts at Silver Lake’s Moon Juice; and Atwater Grill’s flame goes out

Shopper & Diner: Eagle Rock goes ‘Native’; Highland Park gets a taste of Brooklyn; Holiday discounts at Silver Lake’s Moon Juice; and Atwater Grill’s flame goes out

Native’s new Eagle Rock storefront/Marni Epstein By Marni Epstein Eagle Rock Native/Marni Epstein Los Feliz-based women’s clothing and accessories boutique Native has put its mark on another Eastside neighborhood. Racked L.A. reports the store has opened its second location in Eagle Rock on Colorado Boulevard. The boho boutique’s owner  Michelle Helseth has been eyeing an […]

Hotels nixing minibars forevermore?

Hotels nixing minibars forevermore?

A hotel minibar; Credit: Vancity Allie via Flickr Creative Commons The hotel minibar may soon be a thing of the past, experts say. A recent survey by travel website TripAdvisor.com found that the minibar is the least important amenity for U.S. travelers. Only 21 percent of travelers ranked the minibar as important, compared to 89 […]

The Go Go New Year: Speakeasy at Union Station, Tribal Disco, Global Drinking and more

The Go Go New Year: Speakeasy at Union Station, Tribal Disco, Global Drinking and more

New Year’s Eve. You know you want to. Whether you prefer a fancy bash, dinner with a little pizzazz, or come and go options, read on for Ms. Go Go’s picks for L.A.’s best end-of-the-year options in every category. Whatever you do, 2014 is gonna be the best year ever. NO COMMITMENT Big  Bar – Every dedicated […]

Zen Monday #274

Zen Monday #274

What’s the picture about? Zen Monday is the day you tell me. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Ignite! The Art of Sustainability

Ignite! The Art of Sustainability

What role may museums play when it comes to “building healthy communities, both human and nature”? A statewide dialogue ensued between contemporary artists and museum leaders, environmentalists, scientists, and “community stakeholders.” Thirteen of California’s foremost environmental artists collaborate to communicate a heightened connection to their natural surroundings through rich imagery using a variety of media […]

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