Archive for ‘August, 2014’


Thanks, Bella

Thanks, Bella

There are a lot of reasons why I celebrate Women’s Equality Day.  Most basic reason is that I value equity and equality.   In 1971, “at the behest of Bella Abzug”,  National Women’s Equality Day was established.  Here’s a link to the full text –  http://www.nwhp.org/resourcecenter/equalityday.php Powerful stuff.  It’s easy for me to embrace this […]

Young Readers League is back!

Young Readers League is back!

Thanks to a generous grant from indie bookstore champion and best-selling author James Patterson, we’re happy to announce a new Young Reader’s League program and selection! This exciting program, in the spirit of One City, One Story programs was designed as a school-wide community reading extravaganza. Two years ago our first Young Readers League selection […]

Echo Park shops drying out after second water main break in two years

Echo Park shops drying out after second water main break in two years

Oscar Carpinteyro cleaning up water damage at Rewind Audio ECHO PARK – It was two years ago this month that Oscar and Jennifer Carpinteyro found themselves cleaning up their vintage stereo shop after a water main  break steps from their front door flooded the Alvarado Street store. Today, the couple were once again scraping out […]

No more future vineyards in Malibu

No more future vineyards in Malibu

Vines are located on the north and south-facing sides of wine-maker Donald Schmitz’s property. Schmitz produces wine under his label, Malibu Solstice.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC A coastal resource protection plan is threatening to ban more than 50,000 acres adjacent to the city of Malibu that house more than 50 commercial vineyards. The plan, which prevents […]

Providence

Providence

WHY It’s one of best fine-dining seafood restaurants in the United States. Okay, maybe it is the best. WHAT Michael Cimarusti’s seafood dishes are constructed as carefully as paintings, and they’re as delicious to eat as they are to gaze upon. He’s been cooking in this serene and appropriately elegant space for so long and […]

Sip & Munch for Big Cats

Sip & Munch for Big Cats

“In 1986, we saw an ad in the popular Recycler that read ‘Idaho Cougar, 6 weeks, male, $600.’ We were lucky to have a friend with a zookeeper’s license, a large piece of land and a safe, sturdy enclosure. We had lots of animal experience including previous mentorships with big cat and wolf trainers under […]

Chirp Kids

Chirp Kids

Has it been years since you’ve been able to sit and have a lovely latte without having to keep your third eye on the look-out for a roaming toddler or two? Jennifer Gunn and Carole Fleischman are two moms who thought so, to the point that they have opened Chirp Kids Karaoke Cafe on Colorado […]

Circle of Lies

Circle of Lies

Spinning back, to the starting ground The one way trip, which brings us down Like one car, doing laps or a jungle, with endless traps No way to win No way to choose A single fate we have to lose The truth is seen yet we pretend it’s not The lie is spilled and we […]

Atwater at odds with neighbors over proposed road diet for Glendale-Hyperion bridge

Atwater at odds with neighbors over proposed road diet for Glendale-Hyperion bridge

ATWATER VILLAGE –  A proposal to reduce the number of traffic lanes on the Glendale-Hyperion bridge has met with different reactions from neighborhoods on opposite sides of the L.A. River span.  While the neighborhood councils of Silver Lake and Los Feliz have voted in favor of  squeezing motor vehicles into three lanes instead of the […]

Can It!

Can It!

Drying, smoking, pickling. Canning, bottling, jellying, and jugging. Have you guessed where we’re headed? Salt, sugar, lye, subterranean burial. Yes, we’re talking about ways to preserve food. Lye? Isn’t that used to unclog drains and used by criminals to make bodies disappear (literally dissolving them; 300 degrees for 3 hours)? Historically, lye has been used to […]

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