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Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 24 to 30

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 24 to 30

Here are my top picks for free events scheduled from Saturday, May 24, to Friday, May 30. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Individuals and families are invited to put on your helmets and ride your bikes over to Hastings Branch Library […]

How Hollywood handled Nazism in the lead up to World War II

How Hollywood handled Nazism in the lead up to World War II

“Hollywood and Hitler” by Thomas Doherty. Depictions of Nazis and Nazism are rampant in today’s Hollywood. Think “Schindler’s List” and “Inglourious Basterds,” to name just two films. But that wasn’t always the case. Between 1933 and 1939, representations of the Nazis were few and far between in Hollywood, growing only as the decade wore on. […]

Eastside Property: What does $700k buy in Eagle Rock?

Eastside Property: What does $700k buy in Eagle Rock?

By Marni Epstein EAGLE ROCK –  L.A. was just ranked the second least-affordable housing market in the U.S. for middle class buyers, behind only San Francisco. New York has even tipped its hat at us and muttered “Good Luck” under its breath to prospective L.A. buyers. So with that news in mind, we wondered what […]

Is the ACA funding plan a bailout?

Is the ACA funding plan a bailout?

US President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, with Vice President Joe Biden in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on April 1, 2014. ; Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images There are three provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known colloquially, as the “three Rs.” They […]

Silver Lake sheep shot

Silver Lake sheep shot

Afternoon on the farm. SILVER LAKE — Forget about chickens and bees. Apparently sheep are the  hot, new backyard farm animal in Silver Lake.  Silver Lake resident Rosanna first saw and heard  a small herd of  sheep about a week ago wandering on  a hillside barnyard near Glendale and Silver Lake Boulevards. Said Rosanna: I […]

Pony Box’s “Edge” at Lineage

Pony Box’s “Edge” at Lineage

One day our daughter created a drawing that is now our logo. When questioned about what she drew, she replied, “A pony box. You put everything in it.” The term “pony box” became a catch all phrase that means everything and anything… Art + music + dance + theatre + film = Pony Box Dance […]

How should the 9/11 Memorial Museum address concerns over its gift shop?

How should the 9/11 Memorial Museum address concerns over its gift shop?

Former New York Gov. George Pataki speaks as photos of 9/11 victims are projected during the dedication ceremony in Foundation Hall at the National September 11 Memorial Museum at ground zero May 15, 2014 in New York City. ; Credit: Pool/Getty Images The 9/11 Memorial Museum opens to the public tomorrow after years of construction […]

A new generation of palms trees take root in Elysian Park

A new generation of palms trees take root in Elysian Park

The new generation of trees at the Avenue of the Palms. Elysian Park has been planted with a grove of more than 100 knee-high palm trees that will one day replace the majestic Canary Island Date Palms that are slowly dying from a fatal tree fungus. The new trees –  Chilean Wine Palms, Jubaea chilensis […]

Grocery Delivery in LA

Grocery Delivery in LA

Grocery delivery, once the purview of the rich and famous, has become increasingly popular thanks to low-cost services like AmazonFresh. SF-based Instacart, which delivers groceries from Ralph’s, Costco, and Whole Foods, has recently landed in LA and is offering Eat:LA readers $10 off and free delivery on their first order of $35 or more (click here […]

Sponsored trips to Israel become thorny issue in UCLA student elections:

Sponsored trips to Israel become thorny issue in UCLA student elections:

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 28 2012: Students go about their business at University of California, ; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images A group of UCLA students that advocate for Palestinian rights and recognition of the Armenian genocide urged candidates running for student-body president to sign a pledge promising they won’t visit Israel on trips sponsored […]

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