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Celebrating Our German Roots

Celebrating Our German Roots

The sign in German above translates to “When you think you can go no further, a little light will come to show the way.”  It’s on a wall at the historic Alpine Haus Restaurant and Weingarten in New Braunfels, Texas. My siblings and I have deep roots all over Europe, including Germany. One set of […]

Bomb scare shuts down 134 Freeway in Eagle Rock*

Bomb scare shuts down 134 Freeway in Eagle Rock*

Caltrans camera video | TrafficLand ABC7 and other media are reporting that the westbound 134 Freeway has been shut down down tonight through Eagle Rock after a bomb squad was called in to inspect a suspicious package near the 134 and 2 freeway interchange.  The westbound lanes are closed at Figueroa Street. Video from a […]

State auditor blasts California unemployment agency for glaring blunders

State auditor blasts California unemployment agency for glaring blunders

A job seeker holds an organizer with an American flag sticker on it as he waits in line to meet with a recruiter during the San Francisco Hire Event job fair on November 9, 2011 in San Francisco, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images California’s Employment Development Department has been slammed for missing out on […]

The O’Go Go: Your Shamrock Day Cheat Sheet

The O’Go Go: Your Shamrock Day Cheat Sheet

O’Go Go’ers, your St. Patrick’s Day plans probably revolve around Shamrocking and Riverdancing. Yes, you’re a spritely one. But in case you get thirsty or your leprechaun shoes get tight, here are a few alternatives: BIG IRISH BASHES Tom Bergin‘s 3 days!  Four outdoor bars!  1 beer truck!  Whisky girls!  Shamrocks on the ceiling!   Sat 3/15 […]

Want to serve on your neighborhood council? You may now have some extra time to apply

Want to serve on your neighborhood council? You may now have some extra time to apply

Photo from Department of Neighborhood Empowerment By Nathan Solis Candidates interested in running for several Eastside and Northeast L.A. neighborhood councils have an extra week to file their applications after a direct-mail campaign got off to a late start. Neighborhood councils that cover communities from Glassell Park and Eagle Rock to El Sereno and Boyle […]

Filmweek: Bad Words, Le Week-End, Veronica Mars and more

Filmweek: Bad Words, Le Week-End, Veronica Mars and more

Actor Rohan Chand, director/producer/actor Jason Bateman and actress Kathryn Hahn arrive at the “Bad Words” premiere during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival at Ryerson Theatre on September 6, 2013 in Toronto, Canada.; Credit: Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images Guest host Patt Morrison and KPCC film critics Wade Major and Peter Rainer review this week’s releases, including […]

San Antonio River Walk

San Antonio River Walk

Yesterday my sister Charlou and I went to San Antonio, about 45 minutes from where we’re staying in New Braunfels. We’re loving our time in the Texas Hill Country. We really enjoyed the River Walk! We strolled along its tree-lined paths, crossed over stone arched bridges and marveled at lush landscapes as the River Walk […]

The Weekend Go Go: Circus Va Voom, Free Francophonic Films, Passion Church + More

The Weekend Go Go: Circus Va Voom, Free Francophonic Films, Passion Church + More

Go Go’ers, the weather is heating up and so is the weekend. Actually, the weather is pretty much the same as it has been for months. One out of two isn’t bad. Three Ring Rock ‘n Roll Go Go’ers, it’s not every day that Dave Stewart  (yes, the Eurhythmics co-founder) plays an “all ages” show with luchadore Dirty […]

Robots may take your jobs: new tech and the economy

Robots may take your jobs: new tech and the economy

The lifesize humanoid robot ‘RoboThespian’ interacts with fair visitors at the Engineered Arts Ltd stand of the 2014 CeBIT computer technology trade fair on March 11, 2014 in Hanover, central Germany. The robot, featured at the fair’s opening ceremony, is ‘a fully programmable interactive humanoid robot designed to inspire, communicate, interact and entertain’. Great Britain […]

Neighborhood Renovation: Makeover opens up a 1960s Eagle Rock Ranch

Neighborhood Renovation: Makeover opens up a 1960s Eagle Rock Ranch

Kitchen and dining area were opened up | Courtesy Meredith Pominville By Marni Epstein Before: The kitchen before was closed off from the dining and living area Interior designer Meredith Pominville has been decorating homes since 2006 but she recently undertook a challenge of a more personal nature: Breathing new life into her own Eagle […]

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