Archive for ‘December, 2013’


Flash

Flash

Here’s a bit of contrast from Zen Monday. We’ve had real, actual, pouring rain today, with one good crack of lightning and thunder. Just one. I miss the big, Midwestern storms of my youth. They were as big as they were supposed to be. This is a good evening for cuddling up with your book, […]

Rainbows over Silver Lake

Rainbows over Silver Lake

Huge Rainbowzilla over Silver Lake right now pic.twitter.com/aKnQR30FNC — Erica Farjo (@ericafarjo) December 19, 2013 Single and double rainbows have spotted and photographed this afternoon as they arc across the sky over Silver Lake.  Photos are popping across Instagram and Twitter as residents take in the show. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Chaos Chronicles 805: Chicken Marbella & Mashed Potato Bar, plus Pope Francis and Gisele Bundchen team up and Holiday Driving Tips from State Farm

Chaos Chronicles 805: Chicken Marbella & Mashed Potato Bar, plus Pope Francis and Gisele Bundchen team up and Holiday Driving Tips from State Farm

New Chaos Chronicles Podcast! Food, Fun & Family. And Pope Francis.  Lian Dolan’s weekly show on Modern Motherhood: The Mashed Potato Bar & Chicken Marbella . To see the full Mashed Potato Bar spread, click here.  The Silver Palate Chicken Marbella Recipe, click here.  The Solemnity of Newtown Anniversary Read Alissa Parker’s Piece on losing […]

Altadena Heritage selects board members, will comment on Haha sediment project

Altadena Heritage selects board members, will comment on Haha sediment project

by TImothy Rutt Altadena Heritage held its annual meeting Dec. 15 to vote on new board members, and decided to submit comments on the county’s environmental impact report for the Hahamongna sediment removal plan. According to Michele Zack at Altadena Heritage, the organiztion decided by voice vote to submit a comment on the Draft EIR […]

Gift Ideas | For those who love the thrill of last-minute shopping

Gift Ideas | For those who love the thrill of last-minute shopping

Our booksellers are spectacular at recommending books for a variety of readers, so if you’re ever stuck and need a little help with what you should get someone, you can count on them!  A few employees were willing to record their suggestions, so here are some of their favorite books of the season that they […]

Family sing-along at Altadena Community Church Dec. 22

Family sing-along at Altadena Community Church Dec. 22

On Sunday, Dec. 22 at 7 PM., gather around the piano at Altadena Community Church (943 E. Altadena Drive) for a holiday sing-along. Kids from one to 92 are welcome. A goodwill offering will benefit the ACTS food pantry, a cooperative ministry of several Altadena congregations. Then, on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m., "Go, […]

Bulletin Board: Donate today to help Echo Park resident with transplant costs.

Bulletin Board: Donate today to help Echo Park resident  with transplant costs.

Submitted by Nicole Nicole Buckley James Patrick Aspinall is a 27-year-old Echo Park resident battling Cystic Fibrosis and is awaiting a double lung transplant at USC Hospital.. We have already received so much support from friends and family but as we await the transplant we are doing all that we can to meet our goal! […]

Holiday menus, cookie champions and last-minute gift gab from the LA Times

Holiday menus, cookie champions and last-minute gift gab from the LA Times

; Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images From hot cocktails for cold nights to leftover turkey made nice (with melted camembert and mostarda!), the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen has you covered. Top LA Times chef Noelle Carter and the newspaper’s food writers have the spectacular annual version of the California Cookbook on their website. Another batch of recipes […]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights And Echo Park

News & Notes From Boyle Heights And Echo Park

Palm and Christmas Tree Lot, Highland Park | Nathan Solis/Eastsider Flickr Pool Echo Park ficus fracas makes the evening news. Boyle Heights residents raise concerns about the transformation of  a home for the elderly into transitional housing for the mentally ill. The Eastsider thanks Planaria Price & Murray Burns of Angeleno Heights for purchasing a […]

And to all a good light

And to all a good light

The Balian mansion fired it up tonight. Catch one of the best displays in the nation by the corner of Allen and Mendocino. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

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