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Apple will not unveil personal smartphone, tablet data to help police investigations

Apple will not unveil personal smartphone, tablet data to help police investigations

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Apple announced new privacy policy on Wednesday and it will no longer be able to share private data stored on iPhones and iPads running on […]

Good news, bad news, mixed news…

Good news, bad news, mixed news…

Some posts are harder to write than others.  It can be that there are a lot of interruptions,  or that the topic is detailed, or that the thought is complicated and writing isn’t the same as having a conversation face to face.  This post falls in the last category. To cut to the chase it […]

Morning Report: Police shoot armed ban in Boyle Heights; the best places to eat and drink on Figueroa;

Morning Report:  Police shoot armed ban in Boyle Heights; the best places to eat and drink on Figueroa;

Heat Wave Sky & Freeway, East L.A. | Andriana Baker/Eastsider Flickr Pool News & Notes: Police shot an armed man Wednesday afternoon near L.A. County-USC Medical Center in Boyle Heights. KTLA. The best places to eat and drink on Figueroa include  a new vegan cafe and a Mexican restaurant that serves eight different kinds of […]

Boz, One Year Gone

Boz, One Year Gone

I’ve been thinking of today as a milestone, the day I’d stop grieving for Boz. I’m incorrect about this, of course. You don’t just hit the one year mark and say, “OK! Done! Whew!” In some ways I don’t want to stop missing Boz. I’d feel guilty. Call me silly. And guilt is only part […]

Eastside Property: Echo Park recording studio going for $2.4 million

Eastside Property: Echo Park recording studio going for $2.4 million

ECHO PARK —  Not only has Echo Park become a destination to listen to bands at numerous nightspots, it’s also a popular place to make music.  A few recording studios, ranging from sound-proofed (or nearly sound-proofed) garages to commercial-quality facilities, operate in the neighborhood. Now, one of these studios on Echo Park Avenue is up […]

Shakespeare in the PARK(let)! This Friday (9/19)

Shakespeare in the PARK(let)! This Friday (9/19)

It’s almost the third Friday of September and you know what that means?! PARK(ing) Day! A little background on PARK(ing) day if you think I’m just talking gibberish! This  movement begun in 2005 when Matthew, John, and Blaine wanted to bring attention to the lack of urban parks and pubic space. They accomplished this by paying a parking […]

New HMO plan wants to keep prices low, make money, and take on Kaiser. Is it possible?

New HMO plan wants to keep prices low, make money, and take on Kaiser. Is it possible?

A pedestrain crosses a street at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on September 7, 2012 in California.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images Anthem Blue Cross is teaming up with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the UCLA Health System along with several other high-profile hospitals to create a new health plan in Southern California. The plan, called […]

New campaign looks to boost tips for hotel workers

New campaign looks to boost tips for hotel workers

Housekeeper Tarasita Cain changes the sheets at hotel in downtown Los Angeles.; Credit: KPCC / Sanden Totten For many consumers, hotel tipping is an imperfect science. Now, Marriott brand hotels have teamed up with Maria Shriver in a campaign to boost tips for hotel housekeepers. The effort, titled “The Envelope Please,” places envelopes in 160,000 […]

Latino Heritage Month 2014

Latino Heritage Month 2014

Another find, another thing to decide whether to keep or to toss. In this case it a Lovely foam core sheet filled with the activities that took place during Latino Heritage Month in 1999 – right here in Pasadena.  It accompanied an informal guerrilla exhibit.  Up for an event and then away to be stored. […]

Temple Community Hospital closes amid talk of real estate development [updated]

Temple Community Hospital closes amid talk of real estate development [updated]

Temple Community Hospital closed Sept. 9 HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN — For more than 70 years the steep hill that rises above Temple and Hoover  streets has been crowned by the Temple Community Hospital, its multi-storied buildings and blue sign a familiar sight to motorists passing on the nearby Hollywood Freeway. But the future of this hilltop […]

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