Archive for ‘August, 2014’


Treasures Big & Small

Treasures Big & Small

All items must be appraised at a value of $250 or more by qualified appraisers. This is no ordinary thrift store. The Huntington Collection is located in a nondescript building on Fair Oaks Avenue near Fillmore in Pasadena—we drove by twice before noticing the sign; it’s easier to discern driving south on Fair Oaks than driving north. But once […]

A Stink to Remember

A Stink to Remember

It’s the Huntington‘s 5th Amorphophallus titanum on display. See it in full bloom—if you dare—from Wednesday, August 20th through Saturday, August 23rd. We’re speaking of the Corpse Flower, which happens to grow several inches every day. On August 14th, the Huntington measured it to be 39.5 inches high. As of August 19th, the Titan Arum had […]

Paco’s for Foothill

Paco’s for Foothill

Christina Karagias states that when she was growing up, the restaurant was called La Pinata. She also says, “I had always wanted to buy it, and in 1996, my goal came true.” Christina is owner of Paco’s Mexican Restaurant in Arcadia and she says that half of her current staff is the original staff from […]

Tweet Treats…and All That Jazz

Tweet Treats…and All That Jazz

Does your child like to build things? Always drawn to glue and nails, paint and sparkles? The American Institute of Architects Pasadena and Foothill Chapters (AIA-PF) is partnering with the Pasadena Community Gardens (PCG) to present the inaugural “Tweet Treats…and All That Jazz,” a birdhouse-making competition, followed by a day at the gardens with music, food, an auction […]

ANNUAL CLEARANCE SALE!

ANNUAL CLEARANCE SALE!

We are gearing up for our BIG Annual Clearance Sale! FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY AUGUST 22, 23, & 24. Take an additional 50% OFF 1000s of books & gifts already reduced 50-75%!   Read the Full Story at Vroman’s Blog

Feels like forever and we’re 85% there

Feels like forever and we’re 85% there

Dear Readers,I can’t figure out how to fix the problems that keep rearing their head on this post.  Please be extra gracious and accept the post – flaws and all. It seems like I’ve been talking about housecleaning, like, since forever.  Somedays it feels that way to me, too.  But I’ve begun to see some […]

New LAUSD disciplinary policy to focus on counseling, not criminalization

New LAUSD disciplinary policy to focus on counseling, not criminalization

File: A student on his way to school walks past a Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) school, in Los Angeles, California on Feb. 13, 2009.; Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images The Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest district in the nation, will announce a major change in its disciplinary policy against students who […]

Morning Report: Boyle Heights mariachi-themed 5k runs into trouble; freeway crash and fire near Elysian Park

Morning Report: Boyle Heights mariachi-themed 5k runs into trouble; freeway crash and fire near Elysian Park

Shadows on Third Street, East Los Angeles | Aurelio José Barrera News & Notes: A mariachi-themed 5k run through Boyle Heights has generated opposition from some neighborhood mariachis and elected officials, reports ABC7. One person was injured during a freeway collision and fire near Elysian Park, reports City News/Daily News. Bloggers don’t live on comments […]

Literary Death Match 2014

Literary Death Match 2014

Pasadena’s Prospect Park Books is feeling good. Their newest author Karen Rizzo is one of the readers at this year’s Los Angeles’ Literary Death Match “competition.” Rizzo’s debut novel Famous Baby is about a “mommy blogger” who’s 18-year-old daughter—the subject of many (too, too many) blogs—kidnaps her grandmother to save her from the same fate. The novel […]

Found in Silver Lake: Small white and grey cat

Found in Silver Lake: Small white and grey cat

A small white and grey cat/kitten came to our door in Silver Lake the other night. It has a reflective collar with a bell but no tags. Very soft and semi-long fur.Contact: 860-307-8115 Want to publish a Lost & Found notice ? Please click here. . Eastsider Ads Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

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