Archive for ‘March, 2014’


Honeymoon with My Brother

Honeymoon with My Brother

Franz Wisner doesn’t start out to travel the world. He starts out to get married. To say his bride leaves him at the altar is close enough—with the wedding and honeymoon planned and paid for, a few days before the big day she says, “I can’t go through with it.” Franz’s pals buck him up. […]

Communal DIY Bread Bake

Communal DIY Bread Bake

(Text thanks to Joseph Shuldiner, Director of Institute of Domestic Technology) Join the Altadena Farmers’ Market, Los Angeles Bread Bakers, and the Institute of Domestic Technology as they continue to invigorate the Southern California handmade bread movement. Through the grassroots efforts of a new crop of home bakers and a handful of new entrepreneurs, bread […]

Granola

Granola

From Little Flower:  Recipes from the Cafe by Christine Moore: My mom made granola for us as kids growing up in New Jersey in the 1960s. All we wanted was Cap’n Crunch. Thanks, Mom, for always being on the cutting edge—and for taking us to Woodstock. Ingredients: ½ cup extra-light olive oil ½ cup brown sugar ½ […]

The Very-Last-Minute Oscar Go Go: Ocean View Oscars, Million Dollar Oscars, Oscar Interruptus

The Very-Last-Minute Oscar Go Go: Ocean View Oscars, Million Dollar Oscars, Oscar Interruptus

The Academy did not recognize the genius of your groundbreaking sci-fi/inter-species romance about kittens and puppies in space. Your  invitations to the Vanity Fair party and the Governor’s Ball have, apparently, gotten lost in the mail. Despite the criminal oversight of your creativity and the incompetence of the U.S. mail, you’re still looking for a good […]

Maria Guadalupe Evangelina Lopez de Lowther

Maria Guadalupe Evangelina Lopez de Lowther

In 1995 the City of Pasadena published an extensive report researched and written by Carson Anderson.  His “Ethnic History Research Project” has chapters focused on lots of ethnic groups that have lived in Pasadena.  Mexican, Black, Japanese, Chinese, Jewish, Swedish, German and more; it’s a long list.  A fine read accompanied by some old school […]

Eagle Rock gets soaked

Eagle Rock gets soaked

Rain. Lighting. Thunder. Hail. It has rained heavily across the Eastside for most of the afternoon, but it appears that Eagle Rock got hit with more than it’s fair share of wild weather judging by the photos and tweets spreading across social media. Here’s a sample: [View the story “A stormy Saturday ” on Storify] […]

Dad Words

Dad Words

Waldo W. Burchard, 1939 (age 23) If you don’t know the meanings, please ask. I’m sure we’ll all be happy to share our definitions. And don’t forget to add your favorites in the comments! DAD WORDS balderdash bumbershoot canoodle claptrap dungarees (with thanks to Eric Baker) flibbertigibbet flummoxed gumption hornswaggle nincompoop nitwit numbskull pipsqueak post-prandial […]

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