Archive for ‘March, 2014’


Filmweek: Noah, Cesar Chavez, Sabotage and more

Filmweek: Noah, Cesar Chavez, Sabotage and more

Actors Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly and director Darren Aronofsky attend the New York Premiere of “Noah” at Clearview Ziegfeld Theatre on March 26, 2014 in New York City. ; Credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images Larry and KPCC film critics Andy Klein and Claudia Puig review this week’s releases, including Noah, Cesar Chavez, Sabotage and more. TGI-Filmweek! […]

Since last Friday

Since last Friday

The last couple of weeks have beens spent with a lot of the dull excitement of getting the house back into some sort of order.  The recliner still sits in the box it came home in from Costco, but the stacks of papers that sat on top of it are now mostly put away.  The […]

Councilman asks Dodgers to postpone reopening of Scott Avenue entrance

Councilman asks Dodgers to postpone reopening of Scott Avenue entrance

Councilman Mitch O’Farrell (left) at Dodger community meeting | Robin Blackman ECHO PARK — Councilman Mitch O’Farrell asked the Dodgers tonight to postpone their controversial decision to reopen the Scott Avenue entrance of the ballpark on game days. With the season opener only about a week away, O’Farrell  made the request during a packed and […]

President Carter launches ‘Call to Action’ to end human rights abuses against women and girls

President Carter launches ‘Call to Action’ to end human rights abuses against women and girls

“A Call to Action: Women, Religion Violence and Power” the new book by President Jimmy Carter. “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power” documents various crimes and human rights abuses against women and girls, including slavery, genital cutting, child marriage, honor killings. Abuses against women aren’t limited to the developing world, and examples […]

Citizens Police Academy Week Seven — Firing Range

Citizens Police Academy Week Seven — Firing Range

In this 1935 photo, Sgt. Bailey supervises firearms instruction with two female employees (not sworn officers) of the Pasadena Police Department at the firing range in Eaton Canyon. Last Wednesday the Citizens Police Academy class spent the day at the same location.  A few things have changed since then:  The firing range is indoors now  […]

Storefront Report: Yoga studio brings new life to old Highland Park building

Storefront Report: Yoga studio brings new life to old Highland Park building

Yoga studio in the works | Nathan Solis By Nathan Solis HIGHLAND PARK — It’s no secret where Highand Park’s newest yoga studio is going to open. The dead ringer would be the large letters that read “HOT YOGA” inside the broad windows at 5612 Figueroa Street, just a few doors down from the Highland […]

Mujeres De Luz y De Sombra

Mujeres De Luz y De Sombra

Video of Urban Intervention by Cecilia Aguilar Castillo. Photography by Olivia Barrionuevo. Mixed Media by Marianne Sadowski. Video by Beatriz Valls. “…Portraying the essence of women in light and shadow.” “…Within memory and presence…” Mujeres De Luz y De Sombra at Studio 50 in Highland Park. Artists in Discussion Thursday, March 27th, 7-9 p.m. 131 […]

The Weekend Go Go: Free Horror, A Grand Bookfest, Noodle Up + More!

The Weekend Go Go: Free Horror, A Grand Bookfest, Noodle Up + More!

Whether you want to slurp, read, or scream, it’s a great weekend for festivals. Here are the best of the fests. Warning: do not try all these at once. Mostly Free Horror You can’t get enough cinematic gristle and gore. What’s a thrill-seeking guy/gal to do? Mark the weekend with a bloody thumbprint as a […]

Bark for Life

Bark for Life

The day has gone to the dogs quite literally. On Sunday, March 30th, Library Park in Monrovia will be swarming with canines as they and their owners walk, eat, learn, laugh, and raise money to fight cancer. Humans and canines who are survivors of cancer, as well as therapy dogs will be honored with an […]

Inventing Media & Author Robin Sloan

Inventing Media & Author Robin Sloan

Think of the formats we love:  books, 2-hour movies, serial TV dramas, blogs…the list goes on and on. All of these formats had to be invented. But how does that happen? How do new formats get started? And, how might a person participate in the process of “media invention”? To find out…join us. (Pasadena Public […]

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