Archive for ‘March, 2014’


Grist & Toll Shortbread Cookies

Grist & Toll Shortbread Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Nan Kohler of Grist & Toll… I love shortbread cookies. It’s amazing how much more I love them now that I can make them with freshly milled flour. The flavors of fresh, whole grain flour really shine when there aren’t a lot of competing flavors and ingredients in the mix. This really […]

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Rarely do I find a more perfect voice than that of the narrator in Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Fifteen-year-old Christopher John Francis Boone could be described as a high-functioning autistic individual or perhaps one with Asperger’s syndrome, or perhaps a savant, though his condition is never stated in the […]

Lost in El Sereno: White poodle near Seldner Ave

Lost in El Sereno: White poodle near Seldner Ave

Lost white Female poodle – Maltipoo breed dog, 4 years old, spayed and very friendly. She has been lost since 2/27/14 family is grieving there missing family member If you have found her or have any info Please call 323 219-7151. Was lost on the 4000 block of Seldner Ave, 90032 zip code Reward Offered. […]

For Rent: Spacious 2BR, Pet friendly, Silver Lake Apartment

For Rent: Spacious 2BR, Pet friendly, Silver Lake Apartment

Sponsored Post: Eastside Property Listings 1165 N. Madison Ave  |  $2,295/month |  Property Website *Adjacent to Los Feliz/Silverlake shopping and restaurants * Two very large bedrooms, perfect for roommate or work from home situation *Easy access to 101 and Metro *Dog and cat friendly *Quiet secure building with own garage for parking *Recently remodeled with […]

Friday night quake shakes up the Eastside

Friday night quake shakes up the Eastside

Jump to the 1:45 mark to hear Vin Scully calmly describe the quake. A magnitude 5.1 quake centered near La Habra tonight was felt across the Eastside, from East L.A. to Echo Park. There are no early reports of any major damage, and a pre-season game at Dodger Stadium continued as normal after the earthquake […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events March 28 to April 3

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events March 28 to April 3

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Friday, March 28, to Thursday, April 3. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare tell me there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! From the Gutenberg Bible to the Ann Erdman blog, all media in every format had to be invented. […]

Should California raise the bar for medical malpractice?

Should California raise the bar for medical malpractice?

A doctor at the Accident and Emergency department of the recently opened Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital on February 7, 2011 in Birmingham, England. ; Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images A measure on California’s November ballot would raise the cap on medical negligence lawsuits, including an increased cap on non-economic damages. Voters will be able to decide […]

Ramen Yokocho Fest at Santa Anita Park this Weekend

Ramen Yokocho Fest at Santa Anita Park this Weekend

Do you love ramen? Check out Ramen Yokocho this Saturday and Sunday at Santa Anita Park. The festival features an extensive line-up of specialty ramen options from local chefs and visiting masters from Japan, Las Vegas, San Diego, and San Jose. At just $8/bowl, it’s a great deal, and the perfect way to sample several […]

Woman’s body found in lake at Boyle Heights’ Hollenbeck Park

Woman’s body found in lake at Boyle Heights’ Hollenbeck Park

BOYLE HEIGHTS — A team of LAPD divers are assisting in this afternoon’s investigating of  the discovery of a woman’s body floating in the lake at Hollenbeck Park. KTLA reports that homicide detectives are handling the case but it’s not clear how the woman’s body ended up in the lake. LAPD #Dive Team assisting #Hollenbeck […]

Night Wanderer

Night Wanderer

photo by John Sandel It’s 9:18 pm. Late for me but tame for anyone else. Tame time, tame night, tame street.  I step outside. My crappy slippers from Sears, with the cardboard bottoms, give the cold cement sidewalk direct access to my soles. I huddle my arms around myself, though I’m wearing a sweater. When […]

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