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Laurel Tavern

Laurel Tavern

WHY A well-edited lineup of scrumptious bar food, including skewered chunks of pork belly so succulent they’ll make you weak in the knees. WHAT The Valley’s coolest gastropub is a long, streamlined room with exposed brick walls and French doors opening onto the busy boulevard. Some of the nicest barkeeps in town make sure patrons […]

Preview Opening Set For October 4th At Morton Village In Echo Park

Preview Opening Set For October 4th At Morton Village In Echo Park

Sponsored Post Van Daele Homes and Fifteen Group proudly introduce an exciting new community in Echo Park opening for preview sales on October 4th. Morton Village is a limited offering of just 15 vibrant single family residences with rooftop decks and three charming bungalows in a private gated community located in the heart of Echo […]

Getting Down with Patrick Gothard

Getting Down with Patrick Gothard

  Walking up Patrick Gothard’s driveway, it’s clear an artist lives at the end. Not only is it located high up in Altadena, where pine needles line the streets in all seasons and painted rocks mark house numbers, but the yard is filled with empty easels and paintings are scattered underneath the carport. A cat […]

Being Earnest As Only Wilde Can Be

Being Earnest As Only Wilde Can Be

“To be born, or at any rate bred, in a hand-bag, whether it had handles or not, seems to me to display a contempt for the ordinary decencies of family life that reminds one of the worst excesses of the French Revolution.” “You can hardly imagine that I and Lord Bracknell would dream of allowing […]

Survey says: Americans want religion with their politics

Survey says: Americans want religion with their politics

Priests wait for the arrival of Pope Francis prior to his mass’ celebration at Mother Teresa square in central Tirana on September 21, 2014. ; Credit: GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP/Getty Images The newest Pew poll on religion has documented growing trends in the American populace. One segment of the poll found a growing divide between the religious […]

20th Biannual Art on Palm

20th Biannual Art on Palm

Wild Wood Park is tucked away, a nook, a wondrous hideaway. Once you see the cars lining both sides of the street, you know you’re in the right place, but still have no idea where to go. Follow the people. Down a small track that winds back into “an ancient oak canyon.” Here local artists […]

Cocky Eek Inflatables

Cocky Eek Inflatables

Imagine a career in pneumatics. Pneumatic adj 1. containing or operated by air or gas under pressure. 2. of or relating to the spirit. Origin mid 17th cent.: from pneuma “wind,” from pnein “breathe.” Now combine “the study of the mechanical properties of air and other gases” with art. The answer? Cocky Eek. Creating big spaces […]

Alice Through the Wormhole

Alice Through the Wormhole

It’s a whole new world, Alice. Especially if the Caltech players get their hands on it. The weird and delightful Alice in Wonderland is undergoing a make-over—Alice within the universe of Caltech. This is the story… Alice is bored. She’s a new grad genius in spintronics and marionetting on a tour of Telcach, and it’s […]

Eagle Rock residents feel dumped on by proposed landfill expansion

Eagle Rock residents feel dumped on by proposed landfill expansion

A hauling truck heads up Scholl Canyon Road to landfill. The route is located next to homes in the 7600 block of Figueroa Street. By AMANDA SCHALLERT EAGLE ROCK — Seeking a quiet place to live where they could send their kids to neighborhood schools, Ryan and Allison Turner moved from Echo Park this February […]

Put the claws away, ‘Tiger Mom’ parenting may not pay off

Put the claws away, ‘Tiger Mom’ parenting may not pay off

; Credit: Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images A new study published in the Journal of Family issues takes a close look at Tiger Mother parenting in China and found that it’s not working. The study is believed to be the first empirical measure of this style of parenting in China, and in the sample of 589 Chinese […]

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