Archive for ‘December, 2013’


What does the fox say?

What does the fox say?

Wynne Wilson and Brian Leach on Anna Maria have a Certified California Native Plant and Wildlife Habitat garden, and their wildlife camera picked up a visitor this morning: Look who is happily visiting our California native garden during the early hours! Our wildlife camera caught one great image of this grey fox under the oaks […]

News & Notes From Echo Park, Highland Park And Silver Lake

News & Notes From Echo Park, Highland Park And Silver Lake

Festive Bus Stop, Highland Park | Nathan Solis/Eastsider Flickr Pool Police ask public for help in connection with the killing of of Highland Park convenience store clerk. A Highland Park man’s concrete tribute to the L.A. Times. Rent a William Kesling-designed Silver Lake triplex for $1,739 a month. Video of Echo Park house fire on Mohawk […]

Bea’s Knees

Bea’s Knees

It’s in honor of Beatrice Laura Stathatos, wife of Dan Stathatos (founder of Broadway Flowers and STATS Floral Supply), and mother of Dan, Philip, Michael, and Damon, that another new shop has opened: the Bea’s Knees. Besides the renowned Dean & DeLuca out of New York City, Lisa Grabow of Themis Foods intends Bea’s Knees […]

Get Hooked on Wet Shaving

Get Hooked on Wet Shaving

Damon Stathatos is a fan. An avid fan. Of wet shaving. Hmmm, you say. That sounds like a lot of work. That sounds like it could hurt. Several times a year, Damon flies to Asia to stock up on items for the family business, fifty-year-old STATS floral supply and home decorative center. Gnomes, Santas, ghouls, […]

For Rent: Spacious Beautiful 6-Plex unit

For Rent: Spacious Beautiful 6-Plex unit

Sponsored Post: Eastside Property Listings Roble Vista Dr & Griffith Park Blvd  | $1,998/month  |  Property Website From The Rental Girl:  Spacious Beautiful 6-Plex unit w/ wood floors, garage close to cafes. People in this building love how close it is to Griffith park, shops & cafes! **** Available 1st week of February – Sweet! […]

Michelle’s Tortilla Soup

Michelle’s Tortilla Soup

Recipes for tortilla soup abound. Is there one perfect way to make this yummy stuff? Nope. But, this is my family’s favorite. Freezes great for future cold nights! Ingredients: 2-3 cups diced cooked chicken, turkey or beef (chicken is the most common) 2 dashes olive oil 2 medium onion, chopped 2 bell peppers, chopped 2-4 […]

From the Floor of a Mud Hut to CCN Sunrise

From the Floor of a Mud Hut to CCN Sunrise

Tami Devine was born on the floor of a mud hut in “in the remotest jungle village that you can think of” in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Her father abandoned the family and four earlier children did not survive, so it was just Tami and her mom. Tami’s mother had elephantiasis in her foot, yet […]

Sheriff and volunteers making Christmas bright

Sheriff and volunteers making Christmas bright

Sheriff volunteers, seated, and members of MPYD get ready to start the Altadena Sheriff Stations’ Toy and Food giveaway Dec. 21 at the Altadena Community Center by Timothy Rutt The Altadena Sheriff Station gave away about 280 "care packages" to deserving familes Saturday, Dec. 21, after a successful 2013 toy and food drive. Families (who […]

How to handle holiday huggers and other types of assertive well-wishers at work?

How to handle holiday huggers and other types of assertive well-wishers at work?

; Credit: Alan via Flickr Creative COmmons (http://www.flickr.com/photos/image_munky/) The holidays have a way of bringing out the joie de vivre in people, but what’s acceptable behaviors at a family holiday celebration might not translate as well in a work-related setting. We’ve all met the indiscriminate holiday hugger, or the inebriated co-worker that tends to over-share […]

The Holiday Go Go: Nutty Nutcracker, Big Holiday Show, Whisky & Ponies + a Christmas Day Punch

The Holiday Go Go: Nutty Nutcracker, Big Holiday Show, Whisky & Ponies + a Christmas Day Punch

Go Go’ers, the Big Day approaches. And the aftermath…. Here’s how to stay sane and social through it all. Yes, there will be cocktails…. A (Hallucinogenic) Holiday Fantasy Need some head-bending holidaze mice before you make holiday nice? Head to Cinefamily tonight for an ultra-rare screening of Nutcracker Fantasy: a demented, stop-motion, “Animagic”  version of the The Nutcracker […]

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