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The Great Wall of Echo Park to rise next to 2 Freeway

The Great Wall of Echo Park to rise next to 2 Freeway

Rendering of sound wall presented at 2013 community meeting. ECHO PARK — After about two decades in the making, the $12 million project to improve to improve conditions at the southern section of the 2 Freeway will kick into  high gear this winter with the construction about 2,000 feet of sound walls along Allesandro Street […]

#BringBackOurGirls: An exercise in soft power or futility?

#BringBackOurGirls: An exercise in soft power or futility?

Michelle Obama holds up a sign contributing to the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. The kidnapping of some 300 school girls in Nigeria by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram has outraged the world. An international rescue effort with the U.S., U.K., France, Israel and Canada has been under way. This week, the Nigerian government has shown willingness […]

Should the state regulate Covered California health insurance premiums?

Should the state regulate Covered California health insurance premiums?

Then-Assembylman Dave Jones, D-Sacramento, chair of the Assembly Health Committee, questions Leslie Margolin, president of Anthem Blue Cross, about rising premium costs during a hearing at the Capitol in Sacramento. ; Credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP A November ballot initiative would allow California’s insurance commission to reject health insurance rate increases, regulating Covered California in the same […]

Stand, The

Stand, The

WHY The ‘Loaded’ dog, or any of the specialty hot dogs, such as the Chicago and the Downtown L.A. WHAT An alternative to Century City’s pricey restaurants, the Stand has become a lunchtime mainstay for local office workers who appreciate a good hot dog. 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City, 310.785.0400, thestandlink.com. B & […]

Ferraris on Colorado

Ferraris on Colorado

The official website states that Ferrari was “born” in 1947. Not that it was founded, established, or created, but born. Then again, when one has engineered the 250 GTO, which is considered “one of the most famous cars in history,” “legendary” models like the 275 and Daytona, and the Testarossa, “one of the most iconic […]

Whole Grain Sonora Scones

Whole Grain Sonora Scones

Recipe courtesy of Grist & Toll Ingredients: 2½ cups Sonora whole grain pastry flour ⅓ cup sugar ¾ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon aluminum-free baking powder 1 stick (4 oz.) cold, unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch cubes ½ cup golden raisins 1 cup heavy cream 1 large egg Heavy cream for brushing, optional Sugar (superfine or […]

Blind Beer Tasting, Wine, & Vega Workshop

Blind Beer Tasting, Wine, & Vega Workshop

This is promoting a big business, but periodically we do patronize Whole Foods and this week we’re drawn to several wine tastings, a blind beer tasting, and “Vega Workshop:  How to Thrive on a Plant-Based Diet.” Wednesday, May 14th, 6-8 p.m.: Jeffrey Cruz will be on hand representing Duckhorn winery and for $10 guests may […]

Just Plain Strange

Just Plain Strange

We got away for a couple of days. We needed it. Well–I needed it, and John was nice enough to come with me. He took this picture of me at the San Buenaventura Mission in Ventura, CA. The Mission is a lovely place with a strange and sad history. Then again, much of history is […]

Two Haiku for the Exes

Two Haiku for the Exes

Haiku for Spousal Support If you had made more, You could have bought me success. I should have more now.   Haiku for the Division of Community Property My financial plan: Make your money work for me So I don’t have to.       Copyright © 2004 Haiku by Peggy Sue Davis    

Summer Writing Workshops

Summer Writing Workshops

Pirates, treasure maps, the thrill of the hunt. In one of Julia Edwards’ summer writing workshops, kids draw, write and play out the story they create. For teenagers, follow in the steps of The Onion and learn the craft of absurdity and satire, and publish a newspaper. Site Specific Plays for 5-10 year olds will look […]

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