Archive for ‘February, 2014’


Gorbals, The

Gorbals, The

WHY An eccentric Jewish-Scottish hipster spot that’s surprisingly affordable given the celebrity status of the chef—the most expensive dish is $15. WHAT Helmed by Top Chef winner Ilan Hall, the Gorbals is anything but flashy—an almost-barren candlelit room tucked into the aging Alexandria Hotel, now used for affordable housing. The small menu draws inspiration from […]

Are Silver Lake hummingbirds on storm watch?

Are Silver Lake hummingbirds on storm watch?

Photo by Sandy Driscoll Sandy Driscoll of Silver Lake says it’s been a busy morning at her hummingbird feeder. “I’ve had a nonstop stream of hummingbirds at my feeder all morning … seems they know rain is coming!” Hummingbirds seem to do fine in rain, according to a check on some bird websites. But there […]

Into the Bay Forever

Into the Bay Forever

If you lean just a bit, from the balcony on the bay you can see the water. I like the view 100 feet outward – the reflection of palm trees, the boats with their sails, and, later, the light from the moon streaming like a bridge not quite to where we stand. Oh let’s say […]

The Signature of All Things

The Signature of All Things

Forget whatever you knew about Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat Pray Love) and prepare to fall in love with this unlikely novel about a nineteenth century scholar of mosses, Alma Whittaker, and her strange, compelling, complex life. Born into privilege in a great house on the outskirts of Philadelphia, Alma is brilliant, tall and plain-featured. […]

Susan Egan at Arcadia Perf. Arts Ctr.

Susan Egan at Arcadia Perf. Arts Ctr.

She was nominated for a Tony for her portrayal of “Belle” in Beauty and the Beast. She was critically acclaimed as “Sally Bowles” in Cabaret and she is Broadway’s latest Thoroughly Modern Millie. “She” is Susan Egan who will be performing Saturday, March 1st at the new Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation. Egan will be singing […]

Obesity rate among pre-schoolers drops dramatically in a decade

Obesity rate among pre-schoolers drops dramatically in a decade

Dadrin Day, age 7, participates in a 42 station, 60 minute circuit class 29 November 2006 at the Youth Visions Fitness Center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. ; Credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images Federal authorities reported Tuesday that the obesity rate for pre-school aged children has dropped forty three percent over the last decade. A federal health […]

Family Field Trip on Arbor Day

Family Field Trip on Arbor Day

Native plant gardener, horticulturist, speaker, and blogger at Weeding Wild Suburbia, Barbara Eisenstein will lead a family field trip through the Arroyo Seco-South to celebrate Arbor Day. Discover “secrets” of the native trees, plants, and wildlife in South Pasadena’s Woodland and Wildlife Park. The park at Pasadena Avenue just before the York Boulevard Bridge has […]

Yoga Divina – Affordable Healing

Yoga Divina – Affordable Healing

People attending the grand opening will receive a discount card that is good for the month of March at participating local small businesses. There will also be door prizes, food, and, of course, yoga. At Yoga Divina in Altadena. Owner Rachel Divine is an E-RYT—an Experience Registered Yoga Teacher, having completed a 500-hour training program. […]

Echo Park car fires continue with fourth blaze

Echo Park car fires continue with fourth blaze

Burned car parked off Academy Road in Elysian Park | Echo Park resident An arson investigator has been assigned to look into a series of recent car and rubbish fires in Echo Park, with the burned wreckage of a fourth vehicle reported this morning. Police were seen  inspecting what appeared to be a Toyota Tercel […]

Wine Detective

Wine Detective

WHY A comfortable place to sit, sip, nosh and talk, with two lounge-y seating areas, a wooden communal table, and room to stand and chat around the gleaming tasting machines. WHAT Part retail store, part wine bar and part high-tech tasting center, this quiet little spot was created by two wine-loving couples who invested in […]

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