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Locali

Locali

WHY Locali is the opposite of Famima—instead of convenience foods imported from Japan, the emphasis is on locally sourced edibles from some of our favorite producers. Don’t miss the Ruby Jewel ice cream sandwiches—they may come all the way from Portland, but they rock. WHAT Locali packs a lot of interesting products into a tiny […]

Should a concealed carry gun permit be valid in every state?

Should a concealed carry gun permit be valid in every state?

Kristen Whitehurst demonstrates a holster disguised as a pager for carrying a concealed handgun during the NRA’s 125th Anniversary Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Dallas, Texas on April 19, 1996. ; Credit: PAUL K BUCK/AFP/Getty Images It’s become easier to carry a concealed gun in nearly every state in the US, but there’s one problem […]

A Christmas Carol: Dickens’ Words

A Christmas Carol: Dickens’ Words

Parson’s Nose Theater shall read Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Lance Davis has adapted this classic tale into a 75-minute performance to enahnce the author’s words. “I’ve tried to highlight the marvelous descriptions Dickens gives us,” says Davis. “We usually miss it in productions. That stuff we skipped over in high school, but now have time […]

A Whiskey Winter Party

A Whiskey Winter Party

The “Chandelier Room” at Santa Anita Park has been renovated and this historic site—as well as the holidays—shall be celebrated in an interesting fashion. Normally, December 26th is viewed as a kick back and chill day or a return all the horrid presents day, but this year it’s time for a little partying. Look at […]

Persimmon Salad

Persimmon Salad

A sweet and delicious fruit, the persimmon is predominantly used in bread and cake recipes this time of year. The more common variety used in baking is the Hachiya persimmon. When fully ripe, the Hachiya turns a brilliant orange-red in color, and is very soft on the inside—and by soft—I mean runny, gel-like, egg white soft. This doesn’t exactly […]

Echo Park tree lovers rally to save urban forest

Echo Park tree lovers rally to save urban forest

The Board of Public Works is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a recommendation to cut down 35 trees along Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park as part of a street and sidewalk improvement project. The trees – which range from giant ficus with two-foot wide trunks to scraggly chitalpas – have been found to have either damaged […]

Does Utah’s anti-polygamy law violate the Constitution?

Does Utah’s anti-polygamy law violate the Constitution?

TV personalities Meri Brwon, Janelle Brown, Kody Brown, Christine Brown and Robyn Brown speak duinrg the “Sister Wives” panel during the Discovery Communications portion of the 2010 Summer TCA pres tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in August 2010.; Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images A federal judge ruled Friday that provisions of Utah’s ban […]

Count down those shopping days in Altadena!

Count down those shopping days in Altadena!

by Timothy Rutt Christmas is only a week away, and what better place to fill those stockings than in Altadena? Fortunately, our sponsors can probably help you out, after the jump : Altadena Ale & Wine House is a good site for your holiday frivolity, and they’ve got special plans for a balloon-popping New Year’s […]

Greene & Greene in Arroyo Terrace

Greene & Greene in Arroyo Terrace

Take a break from the holiday ruckus this Saturday and allow yourself to be led on a guided tour through “the elegant Greene and Greene-designed portals and gates of Westmoreland Place.” Also on the tour in this historic Arroyo Terrace neighborhood is nine Greene and Greene houses, “as well as works of other noted architects […]

Relief Benefit Concert

Relief Benefit Concert

Producers Patty Onagan and Ronn Goswick have organized a concert to benefit relief efforts in the Philippines. Wednesday, December 18th, performers such as Joan Almedilla who starred on Broadway in Miss Saigon, 1995-1997 and portrayed the role of “Fantine” in Les Misérables on the Third National Tour. Deedee Magno Hall also performed on Broadway in Miss Saigon […]

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