Archive for ‘July, 2014’


Harvest

Harvest

There will be several more tomatoes and a few more onions. Maybe garlic, maybe not. Maybe lettuce, maybe not. This is the extent of the potato harvest, and let me tell you, it was a joy to dig this stuff out of the dirt. I’ve found out this summer that deep down in my soil […]

Clip of Wing

Clip of Wing

I hadn’t seen Wing in perhaps four years, but he remembered me when I came last week and silently motioned me to his chair. I explained I had not come for a haircut this time but would like to hear his stories so I could write about him. He consented, but only to answer direct […]

Joan Quinn Captured

Joan Quinn Captured

Another reason we support the local creative endeavor of Inside the Story by sisters Susan Cherney and Wendy Moss: covering their fascinating Art & Alchemy of Perfume event back in March 2013, we met Laura Kane who has remembered Hometown Pasadena and informed us of an art exhibit that sounds particularly interesting and unique. The exhibition ‘Joan […]

The Non-Conformist Arts Convention

The Non-Conformist Arts Convention

On the eastern edge of San Gabriel Valley, promises are being made—or warnings are being issued (depending on how you choose to interpret the situation)—3 days of convention activities in 4 hours. So rest up. It’s the inaugural Non-Conformist Arts Convention on July 26th in Pomona. Featured artists: Edward Beardsley, American artist. He was a professor and dean […]

Favela goes from drab to fab

Favela goes from drab to fab

Newly painted apartment complex Photos pictured earlier this year When The Eastsider posted a story in January about the faded peach apartments that climb a steep hill between Echo Park and downtown, readers said the buildings resembled everything from a Tibetan palace to a Brazilan favela. Now, the same complex, which sold for $2.72 million, […]

Learning ability largely forged in DNA, study says

Learning ability largely forged in DNA, study says

Twin sisters Lisa and Julie York pose for a picture during the final day of Twins Days August 5, 2007 in Twinsburg, Ohio. ; Credit: Rick Gershon/Getty Images While the best teachers, motivated parents and flourishing schools can bolster a child’s education, genetics are responsible for half of learning ability, according to a new study. […]

Digging Up Secrets in Lamanda Park (Part 3)

Digging Up Secrets in Lamanda Park (Part 3)

“We wish to do the tourist who reads this book a good turn, having his comfort and enjoyment at heart; therefore we advise him to stop at Lamanda Park and make his headquarters for a day, or a week, or a fortnight, in this delightful spot.” – Over the Range to the Golden Gate: A Complete Tourist’s […]

Hollywood Certified Farmers’ Market

Hollywood Certified Farmers’ Market

WHY Excellent produce from McGrath’s and Kenter Canyon Farms, among many others, as well as wonderful eggs and free-range chickens from Healthy Family Farms, a good fish vendor, a few bakers and a great source for naturally raised bison. Switch from beef burgers to bison burgers—you won’t be sorry. WHAT One of the finest markets […]

Living Green Expo

Living Green Expo

Conservation and sustainability will be on the tips of tongues at the Green Living Expo in South Pasadena on Sunday, July 20th. A variety of hybrid cars and bicycles may be seen and ogled at a “clean air” show and workshops on yard design and turf rebates (for South Pas residents) and water wise plants and irrigating them […]

Lemon Curd Berry Tart

Lemon Curd Berry Tart

This tart has come to be my ultimate summer night dessert. I’ve probably made it every week for the past 2 months for whoever is around and willing to taste it. I just think the contrast between the bright yellow lemon curd and the little circles that form around the berries when the tart is […]

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