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Looking for Something to Do? Free Events June 28 to July 4

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events June 28 to July 4

Here are my top pick for events scheduled Saturday, June 28, to Friday, July 4.  All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Safely dispose of old electronics safely Saturday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Boys and Girls […]

Dump truck crashes near El Sereno home

Dump truck crashes near El Sereno home

Photo by Matt Hartman EL SERENO — That was close. An approximately 5-ton dump truck rolled down a steep El Sereno street  and crashed into a pole and tree before coming to a halt only a few feet away from a  home. LAFD said no one was injured during the crash in the 4800 block […]

Team USA advances despite loss to Germany

Team USA advances despite loss to Germany

SAN PEDRO SULA, HONDURAS – FEBRUARY 06: Jermaine Jones #13 of the United States fights for a ball with Luis Garrido #19 of Honduras during a FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier at Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano on February 6, 2013 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images); Credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images The United […]

Morning Report: City to study extending L.A. River bike lane south of Elysian Valley; Barbara Bestor-designed Echo Park bungalow for sale; a welcome sign of Atwater Village

Morning Report: City to study extending L.A. River bike lane south of Elysian Valley; Barbara Bestor-designed Echo Park bungalow for sale; a welcome sign of Atwater Village

Eagle Rock | Steve510/Instagram News & Notes: The L.A. City Council voted in favor of studying ways to permit cyclists to ride on the concrete channel of the L.A. River between Elysian Valley and Maywood, according to L.A. Now. An 811-square-foot Echo Park bungalow remodeled by architect Barbara Bestor – author of Bohemian Modern: Living […]

Heirloom Bakery & Café

Heirloom Bakery & Café

WHY A dessert case packed with dreamy retro desserts, including Hostess-never-had-it-so-good chocolate cupcakes. WHAT Heirloom’s first-rate breads and baked goods, fine sandwiches (try the Cuban) and excellent salads (especially the Cobb) have made it one of the most popular breakfast and lunch spots in South Pasadena. The setting is stylish, hip and friendly, and the […]

Will revised Sunset Junction development plans win over Silver Lake?

Will revised Sunset Junction development plans win over Silver Lake?

Revised plan for 4100 Sunset with public plaza at the corner | Frost/Chaddock SILVER LAKE — Developer Frost/Chaddock has modified plans to build three, large apartment buildings in  Sunset Junction, with a company attorney describing the new plans and designs  as a “significant improvement” over the previous proposal.  Despite the changes,  the Junction Gateway project […]

SCOTUS rules: Police are prohibited from searching a smartphone without a warrant

SCOTUS rules: Police are prohibited from searching a smartphone without a warrant

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 25: Kirsten Luna from Holland, Michigan, uses her smartphone outside the U.S. Supreme Court after a major ruling on cell phone privacy by the court June 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court issued a ruling requiring law enforcement officials to have a search warrant to search the cellphones of […]

The way you want to be treated: conversation about end of life care

The way you want to be treated: conversation about end of life care

Bessie Shigekawa, left, and her daughter Edie Shigekawa, right. Edie says if doctors had had an end-of-life conversation with her earlier, it would have spared her mother unnecessary medical treatment and discomfort. ; Credit: Stephanie O’Neill/KPCC The way you want to be treated: conversation about end of life care: Talking about a serious illness, the […]

Culinary Historians

Culinary Historians

They are “dedicated to pursuing food history and supporting culinary collections.” The Culinary Historians of Southern California was founded in 1995 as an affiliate of the Los Angeles Public Library. Today, 250 women and men—chefs, writers, academics, product purveyors, restaurateurs, as well as people in the fields of entertainment, business, and culture—”have fun learning about […]

Storefront Report: Long-time Echo Park antiques shop to ring up its last sale

Storefront Report: Long-time Echo Park antiques shop to ring up its last sale

A photo Minnette King inside her Echo Park shop. ECHO PARK — On the day before she died last December at age 97,  antiques and vintage shop owner Minnette King was still talking to vendors and dealers about potential purchases and sales.  “She was wheeling and dealing until the end,” said Victoria Thor, manager of  […]

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