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Lost in Echo Park: Akita-shepherd mix named Dutchess

Lost in Echo Park: Akita-shepherd mix named Dutchess

Dutchess, Shepherd/Akita mix with white spotted knee socks and ruff very tall ears fled sandblasting workmen at 2230 Lemoyne St x Cerro Gordon at 4:30 this afternoon Feb 13. New Mexico style printed collar has nameplate with number (323) 66-49026 which may not be taking messages,  so please call cell (213) 281-8074/ Want to publish […]

Aaaah! Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! (A late blog post for procrastinators.)

Aaaah!  Valentine’s Day is tomorrow!  (A late blog post for procrastinators.)

I know there are a lot of people out there who are scrambling to pull together a little Valentine’s Day gift for their beloved.  I know this, because I am one of these people.  (Oops.)  I will acknowledge the fact that, not only am I still in need of a gift, I am also finally […]

The Valentine Weekend Go Go: Fake Prom, Dating Game Dance Party, Art & Poetry + More!

The Valentine Weekend Go Go: Fake Prom, Dating Game Dance Party, Art & Poetry + More!

V-Day approaches: the holiday of hearts, flowers and cuddles or angst, rue and gnashing of teeth. Here are events  to indulge either or both. Happy Valentine’s Day, you emotional multi-tasker, you. Romance for free Have a heart full of love but a pocket low on cash? Want art and poetry and sunsets but flying solo? […]

Stinky

Stinky

Stinky, photo by Joel Skelton You can change his name when you adopt him. “Stinky” refers to the aroma he sported when he showed up looking for food and shelter at my neighbor’s place. It’s better than “All Bones,” which would also have suited him. I met Stinky out walking in the neighborhood. He’s learning […]

Federal court strikes down Calif. concealed gun ban

Federal court strikes down Calif. concealed gun ban

Guns seized by the New York Police Department (NYPD), in the largest seizure of illegal guns in the city’s history, are displayed on a table during a press conference on August 19, 2013 in New York City. ; Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images A 2-1 decision in the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules that […]

Carmen Zapata and Luis Avalos, presente

Carmen Zapata and Luis Avalos, presente

We lost some very talented folks last month.  Still reeling from the death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman and while it wasn’t surprising that 94 year old Pete Seeger passed, it is a blow to know that he is no longer with us in body.  He was a bit like a cloud for me.  I didn’t […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Feb. 15 to 22

Looking for Something to Do?  Free Events Feb. 15 to 22

Here are my top picks of events for adults, teens and children scheduled from Feb. 15 to 22. All events are free, so take a look –– and don’t you dare tell me there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Mulch season has begun! Garden-fresh mulch is available to Pasadena residents while supplies last at the southeast corner […]

Lost in Echo Park: Cat named Buddy

Lost in Echo Park: Cat named Buddy

This is a LONG shot but sadly my cat got out late Fri night and we have NOT been able to find him,looked everywhere, posted flyers ect ect….and I’m asking for any help for those who live in ” ECHO PARK-BAXTER-AVON AREA “-Were up in the hills here and it’s wild, so we are very […]

Gay man files complaint after Catholic school reneges on job offer

Gay man files complaint after Catholic school reneges on job offer

A reveller waves a rainbow flag during the Gay Pride Parade in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on June 30, 2013.; Credit: RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images Matthew Barrett was elated when offered a job last year as food services director of Massachusetts Catholic school, Fontbonne Academy. As reported on NPR, Barrett started to prepare new-hire forms including […]

City may offer a helping hand to fix Florence Nightingale statue

City may offer a helping hand to fix Florence Nightingale statue

Temporary hands have been attached to the statue with wire. The long-neglected statue of Florence Nightingale in Lincoln Park has gotten a lot of attention in the past week.  Last Thursday, The Eastsider pointed out how the nearly 80-year-old statue that honors the champion of modern nursing remained damaged while other landmarks in the park […]

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