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The Anaheim Angels’ Mike Trout wins MVP in MLB’s All Star Game

The Anaheim Angels’ Mike Trout wins MVP in MLB’s All Star Game

American League All-Star Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels poses with the MVP trophy after a 5-3 victory over the National League All-Stars during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images); Credit: Elsa/Getty Images Summertime means baseball season is well underway. One […]

Should the Supreme Court take up California’s foie gras ban?

Should the Supreme Court take up California’s foie gras ban?

Foie gras dishes are prepared at Hot’s Kitchen during a “Farewell Fois Gras” event on June 29, 2012 in Hermosa Beach, California. ; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images The Supreme Court may consider California’s ban on foie gras after thirteen states banded together to urge a review of the law. Opponents of the law argue that […]

Neighborhood Fixture: A family tragedy haunts the past of an Angeleno Heights grocery

Neighborhood Fixture:  A family tragedy haunts the past of an Angeleno Heights grocery

The former Smookler Market in Angeleno Heights | Marni Epstein By Marni Epstein ANGELENO HEIGHTS —  Angeleno Heights has played host to a great many neighborhood markets over the years, including one connected to a tragic family incident. The neighborhood’s small stores have included Bob’s Market, which has  been in business since 1926 (although under […]

Tony’s Darts Away

Tony’s Darts Away

WHY Because darts, vegan sausages and beer go well together. Even in Burbank. WHAT A neighborhood pub with more than 40 draft beers, Tony’s has a no-bottle policy—all beers, wines and sodas are served on draft. The multi-animal/no-animal sausage menu comes with the de rigueur selection of über toppings, and a nice chili comes ‘sin […]

Wine & Cheese Flights & Sam Maloof

Wine & Cheese Flights & Sam Maloof

Sam Maloof was the first craftsman awarded the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellowship. The Smithsonian Institution declared Maloof “America’s most renowned contemporary furniture craftsman.” His rocking chair has been described as having “sinewy sculpted lines” and “a modern stylistic aesthetic of clean lines born of practical consideration.” Beauty comes not from added ornamentation. It comes from enhancement […]

“Two Decades of Amazing”

“Two Decades of Amazing”

It began as a family project, a way for Sierra Madre educator Gayle Blumel to offer her children to have a “meaningful and nurturing summer program.” “It” became the GATE Summer Musical Program. The name has morphed into the Pasadena Musical Theatre Program and is now celebrating it’s 20 year anniversary. Over two decades, thousands […]

For Sale: Enchanting Silver Lake home near reservoir

For Sale: Enchanting Silver Lake home near reservoir

Sponsored Post: Eastside Property Listings 2724 Ivan Hill Terrace | $799,000 | Property Website Looking for a beautiful, peaceful and move-in ready home in Silver Lake’s Ivanhoe School district? Well, this is it! Built in 1937, this 2-bed/1- bath is filled with warmth and charm, featuring hardwood floors throughout, a lovely fireplace, and built-in bookshelves […]

LA Court halts Boyle Heights pot farmers market just weeks after opening

LA Court halts Boyle Heights pot farmers market just weeks after opening

Anthony Guillen, left, shows a sample of a marijuana bud to a patient at the California Heritage Market, the first-ever cannabis farmers market in Los Angeles. The event drew more than a thousand people to an industrial area of Boyle Heights where all types and forms of marijuana were for sale to medical marijuana patients.; […]

Taste of Latin America comes to Downtown L.A.

Taste of Latin America comes to Downtown L.A.

Living in Los Angeles, we’re surrounded by Latin American food. We eat it weekly, if not daily. But the Annual Taste of Latin America  brings representative dishes from every Latin American country (from Cuba to Peru and everywhere in between) together at one, free-entry food-fest at Placita Olvera. While you’re there, check out the cultural offerings […]

The Stager

The Stager

With The Stager, Susan Coll has created a funny, crisp, self-aware farce that skewers Big Ambition, Big Pharma, and Big Housing Stock alike with the help of a literal-minded ten-year-old (Elsa), a rabbit who may or may not speak (Dominique), and a wry sense of English major humor and outsider wit. Elsa’s father Lars, a […]

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