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5 questions for Highland Park historic preservationist Charlie Fisher

5 questions for Highland Park historic preservationist Charlie Fisher

Charles Fisher | Photo by Marni Esptein By Marni Epstein Charlie Fisher has watched Northeast L.A. change around him over his lifetime. He grew up in Mt. Washington and has lived in Highland Park for more than two decades. While the evolution of neighborhoods  is a large part of what he loves about Los Angeles,  […]

Random Acts of Reading

Random Acts of Reading

Here’s my way of keeping visitors from sitting on a bench that would collapse if they did. I call it backyard art. It has nothing to do with today’s post, but I didn’t have a picture of the library. Come one, come all to the Central Library this Saturday, February 22nd, 10am-12pm, for the Love […]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights And Eagle Rock

News & Notes From Boyle Heights And Eagle Rock

Rainbow Mailboxes, Echo Park | Sandy Driscoll Boyle Heights mixed-used project draws criticism from neighbors and councilman. Eagle Rock High athlete and animal lover seeking to lead girls’ basketball team into division championship. The Eastsider welcomes Marinaccio Law as a new advertising sponsor. Want to help  blog about neighborhood people, issues and meetings?  Send over […]

Slice of History: Hailstone Research

Slice of History: Hailstone Research

By Julie Cooper Each month in “Slice of History” we feature a historical photo from the JPL Archives. See more historical photos and explore the JPL Archives at https://beacon.jpl.nasa.gov/. Hailstone Research — Photograph number P-21476A In 1979, this test fixture was used to study how much damage would occur when a solar panel was hit […]

Winter color

Winter color

I think of these as my winter blooms.  Not native, but they sure taste good – and that’s enough for me.

LAPD Chief Beck on officer-involved shootings, California’s concealed carry gun laws and more

LAPD Chief Beck on officer-involved shootings, California’s concealed carry gun laws and more

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck (L) and retiring Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca march in the 29th annual Kingdom Day Parade on January 20, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Larry asks about officer-involved shootings, California’s concealed carry gun laws and more in AirTalk’s monthly check-in with Chief Charlie Beck […]

Team Le Cordon-Bleu

Team Le Cordon-Bleu

For five days the Los Angeles Le Cordon-Bleu, American Culinary Student Team will attend hands-on workshops, leadership meetings, lectures, tastings, have time to network, and, oh yes, compete. The American Culinary Federation Western Regional Conference competition will be held in Oakland on March 1st through 5th. Le Cordon-Bleu Los Angeles, with its school located on […]

Is there bias against Asian-Americans In university admissions?

Is there bias against Asian-Americans In university admissions?

Jessica Peng, left, and Lauren Sit talk about proposed college admissions guidelines affecting Asian students at Lowell High School in San Francisco, Thursday, April 23, 2009. ; Credit: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez Studies suggest that Asian-American students at highly selective universities have mean SAT scores considerably higher than their classmates yet are rejected at a […]

New signs and stripes for L.A. River path

New signs and stripes for L.A. River path

New striping on the L.A. River Path | Rio Optos New river signage | LADOT Bike Blog Cyclists as well as pedestrians have taken note of some improvements – including new striping and signage – that have popped up recently along the L.A. River pathway as it runs through Elysian Valley and Silver Lake.  “Over […]

Untitled

Untitled

Lend your breath to my chest—not the still-born words, but gravity, and transparency of what peace may come. Like a name or—if not that—the last syllable or utterance of a name: an instance I can sense and, locked-in-deep, maybe be open eyes against my hair in your teeth-clenched.  ~~~ Copyright © “Untitled” by Dain Fedora […]

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