Archive for ‘June, 2014’


Facing the Competition

Facing the Competition

The flavors of barbecue are said to define the palate in the cattle country of Missouri, and Kansas City will be the site of the American Culinary Federation’s 2014 National Convention where—as the winner of Western Region competition—Pasadena’s Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Student Team will vie for top honors against their Central, Northeast, and Southeast […]

Perhaps they should call it the Echo Park Lily Festival

Perhaps they should call it the Echo Park Lily Festival

Echo Park Lake lily (left) and lotus (right) That’s a lily, not a lotus ECHO PARK — The Lotus Festival  returns to Echo Park Lake next month after a three-year absence, with colorful posters heralding the weekend-long celebration of Asian cultures and, of course, the lake’s historic and revitalized lotus bed. There is one problem, […]

Would you pick up a hitchhiking robot?

Would you pick up a hitchhiking robot?

The HitchBOT will be hitchhiking its way through Canada this summer. Courtesy of Twitter. This summer,  hitchBot will travel across Canada in stranger’s cars. The little robot has its thumb permanently out, asking for a ride. Armed with a programmed vocabulary and a pair of sturdy rainboots to protect itself against the weather, hitchBot will […]

U.S. Patent Office cancels Washington Redskins trademark registration

U.S. Patent Office cancels Washington Redskins trademark registration

Washington Redskins helmets lay on the ground during their game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on September 29, 2013 in Oakland, California. ; Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board today cancelled six federal trademark registrations own by the NFL team Washington Redskins, saying that “a substantial composite of Native […]

Café Pinot

Café Pinot

WHY Sitting under the olive trees in front of the L.A. Central Library, sipping a Viognier and eating the famed mustard-crusted rotisserie chicken with fries, is one of Downtown’s greatest pleasures. WHAT When the weather’s good, book a table on the terrace at this chic bistro owned by celebrity chef Joachim Splichal. If the weather’s […]

Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

In Greek mythology, Canis Major represented about six different dogs, as far as we can count. From being the dog Laelaps, which was a gift from Zeus to Europa, or the hound of Procris (Diana’s nymph), or the canine given by Aurora to Cephalus, “so famed for its speed that Zeus elevated it to the sky” […]

For Sale: Fabulous Reborn Modernist

For Sale: Fabulous Reborn Modernist

Sponsored Post: Eastside Property Listings 3938 Sunbeam Dr | $849,000 | Property Website This open space with its high ceilings and fabulous skylights is so inspiring you will want to put on the Salsa music, grab a mat or bow to your opponent. This is California indoor/outdoor living at its finest!! When you’ve finished with your […]

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

To everything but anguish the mind will soon adjust…Roger White   After a great wound no feeling comes A white hot pain settles upon you You stand in the fire of agony shivering “Forgive them Father, they know not what they do,” is a whispered voice, wrapped in cumulous clouds, Tributaries of feeling blocked, the […]

Trio at Lucky Baldwin’s

Trio at Lucky Baldwin’s

We’re strolling the streets of Sierra Madre, aimlessly, sipping on an iced latte, and live music caresses our ears. We follow the tune to its source—a trio of men strumming, picking and bowing, seated around a table in the front patio of Lucky Baldwin’s. The table is littered with ignored napkins and utensils, a full water jug, and […]

Wilma: Home at Last

Wilma: Home at Last

I’m not goin’ nowhere, she sez. Sez she’s stayin’ right here. Don’t even ast me to budge. Don’t even. Please? (After two shelters and two other homes, this sweet, receptive, trained and trainable Boxer mutt deserves to stay. She settled in quickly and is willing to keep us. We’re introducing her to our lives little […]

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