Archive for ‘January, 2014’


Shopper & Diner: Alumette stays lit late; Highland Park Bar & Grill scene adds a new player; Silver Lake gets ‘Lucky’ with new eatery

Shopper & Diner: Alumette stays lit late; Highland Park Bar & Grill scene adds a new player; Silver Lake gets ‘Lucky’ with new eatery

By Marni Epstein Strike up great late night conversation at Allumette over some drinks at their brand new happy hour.  Beginning today, this Echo Park establishment, rated as one of Bon Appetit’s ‘Top 50 New Restaurants’,  will be running nightly late-night happy hour specials  from 10:30 p.m  to midnight.  The new happy hour  will include the same […]

The new Meryl Streep? The actors under 40 to watch

The new Meryl Streep? The actors under 40 to watch

Jennifer Lawrence holds the trophy for Best Actress in the press room during the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.; Credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images This week, Meryl Streep made Academy Award history with an epic 18th Oscar nomination for her role in August: Osage County. The movie veteran has scooped […]

Filmweek: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Ride Along, The Nut Job and more

Filmweek: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Ride Along, The Nut Job and more

Actor Chris Pine attends the premiere of Paramount Pictures’ “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” at TCL Chinese Theatre on January 15, 2014 in Hollywood, California. ; Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images Larry and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Henry Sheehan and Charles Solomon review this week’s releases, including Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Ride Along, The Nut Job […]

Crime blotter: assault with a deadly weapon at Super King

Crime blotter: assault with a deadly weapon at Super King

A robbery/assault at Super King, and another theft at 24 hour Fitness (inside this time, instead of the parking lot). Crime blotter provided by the Altadena Sheriff’s Station. Sunday, January 5 Between 4:00 PM and 1:00 PM (Monday) – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 3000 block of Marengo Avenue. Monday, January 6 12:35 AM […]

A welcome sign of East L.A. makes a comeback

A welcome sign of East L.A. makes a comeback

New East L.A. welcome sign | Photo by C.J. Salgado Old sign was hit by a car last October | C.J. Salgado A new “Bienvenidos East Los Angeles” sign has replaced a similar welcome marker on Beverly Boulevard that was smashed into pieces last October after being hit by a vehicle, reports C.J.Salgado. Workers were […]

Don’t Miss Dine LA Restaurant Week, Jan 20-31

Don’t Miss Dine LA Restaurant Week, Jan 20-31

It’s that time of year again: Dine LA Restaurant Week, the 12-day dining extravaganza, kicks off on January 20 and will include over 300 restaurants around Los Angeles, each offering specially-priced prix fixe menus for lunch ($15 – $25) and/or dinner ($25 – $85). No tickets or passes are required; just eat out at a […]

The Weekend Go Go: Brainy Dessert, A Weekend of Art, Year of the Horse

The Weekend Go Go: Brainy Dessert, A Weekend of Art, Year of the Horse

Go Go’ers, if January is any indication, 2014 is going to be a hellzapoppin’ year and the second half of the month continues the poppin’ with a vengeance. How to prepare for this extended, action-packed weekend of non-stop fun? Call in sick. Go back to bed.. Wake up at cocktail hour. Go. Go. Go. LET […]

Silver Lake stays in step with Rudyard Kipling

Silver Lake stays in step with Rudyard Kipling

Photo by Matt Summers The often trash-strewn Micheltorena stairway in Silver Lake is now littered with the words of  Rudyard Kipling.  Someone stenciled the words from the “Hunting-Song of the Seeonee Pack,” a poem from Kipling’s classic “The Jungle Book,” on some of the more than 200 steps of the stairway that climbs up from […]

LAPD Chief Beck on LA Sheriff’s race, latest crime numbers and LAPD overtime pay

LAPD Chief Beck on LA Sheriff’s race, latest crime numbers and LAPD overtime pay

Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck (C) speaks during a news conference at Los Angeles Dodger Stadium on April 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images The field to replace retiring Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has just become more crowded, with Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell announcing that […]

Farmer’s Market features meat pies and music today

Farmer’s Market features meat pies and music today

by Timothy Rutt Business of the year the Altadena Farmers’ Market is open today, and teases us with a couple of items; The Pig & Pastry Pie Co. will return, with beef shepherd’s pies, vegan cauliflower curry pies, steak and ale pies, and chicken pot pies. And fried apple pies? Wow! Also: Blaise and Delacroix […]

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