Archive for ‘June, 2014’


“Believe” at Ave. 50 Studio

“Believe” at Ave. 50 Studio

“Three years ago I was blessed and honored to be awarded an artist fellowship from the Sacatar Foundation in Bahía, Brazil. I was profoundly moved by my experiences there—the warmly welcoming community, the rich cultural mixing, the palpable spiritually—and they have seeped continuously into my artwork ever since,” writes artist J Michael Walker. His newest […]

Construction Watch: New home going up on Sargent Court in Echo Park

Construction Watch:  New home going up on Sargent Court in Echo Park

ECHO PARK — Sargent Court is a circular, narrow lane that wraps around a hilltop.  The hill has seen little in the way of new construction in recent years but now a large, nearly 3,000-square foot home is rising on a  small,  empty lot at the corner of Sargent Court and Sargent Place. The two-story […]

Reading tea leaves of the Tea Party after stunning election defeat of Eric Cantor

Reading tea leaves of the Tea Party after stunning election defeat of Eric Cantor

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R), R-Ohio, speaks during the House Republican Leadership press conference at the House Republican Issues Conference in Cambridge, Maryland, Jan. 30, 2014, with Majority Leader US Congressman Eric Cantor (C), R-Virginia, and Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Washington.; Credit: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) was […]

Conservatory, The

Conservatory, The

WHY Subtle, artful roasting in a low-key yet cool environment where the bean is king. Seriously good cocoa, too. WHAT The on-site roasting makes this a coffeehouse for aficionados. Fans sing the praises of the nuanced brews and drive happily from the Valley or beyond just to buy a pound. The location, across the street […]

Blind Ambition

Blind Ambition

Vivian Stancil, a Riverside resident, was honored Sunday evening with the Personal Best Award at the Pasadena Senior Center by the National Senior Games Association.with Pasadena’s own swimming legend John Naber presenting the award. The audience of about 250 was made up mostly of athletes who are competing in this year’s Pasadena Senior Games plus members […]

Beyond Cheese: Eagle Rock’s Milkfarm stocks up on sandwiches, bread & gourmet goodies

Beyond Cheese: Eagle Rock’s Milkfarm stocks up on sandwiches, bread & gourmet goodies

Photo by Valentina Silva By Valentina Silva EAGLE ROCK –– If there’s one food thing Northeast L.A. needed, it was cheese. While Auntie Em’s on Eagle Rock Boulevard does have a small selection of great cheeses, up until a few weeks ago, the true cheese shop experience required a trip to Pasadena or Silver Lake. […]

Space shifting

Space shifting

The past few months have been spent on moving things from here to there in the house.  It’s time for James and me to use rooms that have been used as spaces of accumulation rather than spaces to live in.  So, aside from meetings and such or dates with family and friends, I’ve been hunkered […]

A look at the rules and regulations governing American truck drivers and sleep

A look at the rules and regulations governing American truck drivers and sleep

Trucks are driven near the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, the busiest port complex in the US, near Long Beach, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images On Monday, New Jersey authorities said the Walmart trucker charged in the fatal crash that involved 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan reportedly hadn’t slept in 24 hours prior […]

Ye Olde King’s Head

Ye Olde King’s Head

WHY Fresh beer, tasty English pub fare and a gregarious and interesting crowd. WHAT L.A.’s best-known pub has grown over the decades, now boasting two pub rooms and a dining room stretching between the Promenade and the shore. It’s touristy as hell, but it’s saved by the quality of food and the 20-some beers on […]

Demo Watch: Morton Avenue house in Echo Park gets torn apart

Demo Watch: Morton Avenue house in Echo Park gets torn apart

ECHO PARK — An 111-year-old house on Morton Avenue looks like it is being demolished. But, at least as far as the city is concerned, this is major remodel – not a demolition. Building permits for the house at 1708 Morton Avenue describe this project as a “ground floor addition and major remodel to single-family […]

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