Archive for ‘March, 2014’


Leading the Way since 1912

Leading the Way since 1912

There are a couple of days during the year when I find it easiest to write. Any day that is connected to my family and those days that are set commemorate events or organizations that have had a deep and positive impact on my life.   Today I celebrate Girl Scouts birthday.   When I […]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, East L.A. And Silver Lake

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, East L.A. And Silver Lake

Goddess of Mercy & Compassion, Echo Park | Veroomac/Instgram Boyle Heights soils tests show high levels of lead  near Exide battery plant. Illegal pot shops still opening up in Eagle Rock. East L.A. bank robbery trial begins for former manager and her ex-boyfriend. Silver Lake home designed by National Park Service architect hits the market […]

Shepard Fairey. Samella. BPP. Mandela

Shepard Fairey. Samella. BPP. Mandela

“Revolution’s just another word for change,” former Black Panther Party members Gene Washington and Hank Jones (one of the San Francisco 8) say almost simultaneously. “But people are afraid of change.” And so it was in late 1967 or early ’68 when Hank Jones decided to sign up to join the Black Panther Party for […]

Volunteer with CASA

Volunteer with CASA

In this case, casa is not meant in the “mi casa es su casa” sense. But just as we consider our homes a place of refuge and a place to feel safe and secure, CASA L.A. is looking to provide a sense of safety and security to the segment of our society—children—who have been abandoned […]

Community Organization of Pasadena for Advancement in Education

Community Organization of Pasadena for Advancement in Education

The other day I wrote about Mrs. López de Lowther.  In addition to the accomplishments I mentioned in the earlier post, I could add that she was involved with the redevelopment (RDA) in the City of San Gabriel.  Part of her accomplishments in that capacity was to make sure that the adobe that is a […]

President Obama sits ‘Between Two Ferns’ to pitch health care to millennials

President Obama sits ‘Between Two Ferns’ to pitch health care to millennials

U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he walks across the South Lawn before boarding Marine One and departing the White House June 25, 2012 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Obama made his comedy web series debut on Tuesday by sitting down with comedian Zach Galifianakis as his guest on “Between Two […]

Eclectic Organ

Eclectic Organ

Sometimes we wonder how people can manage to do and be so many things within the constraints of a lifetime, let alone a 24-hour day. Organist Timothy Howard will be giving a free “eclectic recital of music from five centuries” on Saturday, March 15th, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. He will be assisted by guest artists […]

Altadena CERT

Altadena CERT

The Altadena’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) presents the third in a series of presentations on disaster preparedness on Thursday, March 13th. This free event is open to not only citizens of Altadena, but also the surrounding areas. “When all your phones go down, we want you to have the tools to communicate.” People are […]

Teen Tech

Teen Tech

Is your teen a techie, but also likes making things with his or her hands? Altadena Library is offering their “Teen Tech Week DIY Club” on Friday, March 14th. Get in touch with your creativity! We’re taking old technology, like cassette tapes, and making something new—like wallets and pencil holders!  Materials provided, although you are […]

Storefront Report: Proposed Echo Park wine bar seeks city permission to start pouring

Storefront Report: Proposed Echo Park wine bar seeks city permission to start pouring

The former Echo Park wine bar known as City Sip will serve as the new home of a new wine bar called Bar Bandini, which will include indoor and outdoor seating for about 80 customers as well as live entertainment.  Well, at least that’s the plan by the owners, an entity known, JP Lippstein 2150 GP […]

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