Archive for ‘October, 2014’


Happy Halloween from Silver Lake!

Happy Halloween from Silver Lake!

The Vidal Pumpkin Sculpture, 2014 Edition | Guy Vidal SILVER LAKE — The Vidal family’s Halloween sculpture is once again attracting attention. Guy Vidal said that this year’s Vidal Pumpkin Sculpture resembles a sea monster/octopus, with its tentacles reaching out across the lawn in the direction of the Silver Lake Reservoir. A frightful but fun […]

True tales of LA’s TV news stringers

True tales of LA’s TV news stringers

Jake Gyllenhaal as Lou Bloom in “Nightcrawler,” written and directed by Dan Gilroy, opening October 31, 2014.; Credit: Chuck Zlotnick The critically acclaimed new release “Nightcrawler” goes behind the scenes of gritty local news – with the help of real life LA stringers who consulted on the film. Howard Raishbrook and his twin brother Austin […]

New And Modern Green-Built Home Now Available In Highland Park

New And Modern Green-Built Home Now Available In Highland Park

Sponsored Post New modern green-built home with green point rating. Built with our discerning Highland Park creative’s in mind. The top floor living area flows seamlessly to the front balcony with floor to ceiling glass to capture the views and lush greenery of the mature trees lining the street. High ceilings give room to breath […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Nov. 1 to 7

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Nov. 1 to 7

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Nov. 1, to Friday, Nov. 7. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena!    The first Tuesday of every month from 4 to 8 p.m. is free family night at Kidspace Children’s Museum. On Tuesday, Nov. 4, you […]

T. Jefferson Parker takes on Afghanistan veterans, economic bust in new novel

T. Jefferson Parker takes on Afghanistan veterans, economic bust in new novel

“Full Measure: A Novel” by T. Jefferson Parker Novelist and California native son T. Jefferson Parker is known for a slate of popular crime novels from Laguna Heat to The Famous and the Dead. His latest outing is a department from a genre he’s best known for, and could be his most mainstream. At the […]

Skeletons, complaints and delays haunt renovation of former Rampart police station

Skeletons, complaints and delays haunt renovation of former Rampart police station

The renovation of the former Rampart station is running behind schedule By LUCY GUANUNA HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN — The conversion of the former Rampart Division police station into the stylish new headquarters for the SWAT team was slated to be been finished next month. But the building remains a hollowed out eyesore, and the completion date […]

Mysery History — Solved!

Mysery History — Solved!

Helen wins with her 2:46 p.m. Tuesday guess “Building or repairing the dome of City Hall?” In the 1926 photo above, the dome at Pasadena City Hall is under construction.  The dome sits above the tower and below the cupola in this 1927 photo when construction of City Hall is near completion. City Hall was […]

Y luego…

Y luego…

Much as I’d like to fool myself into believing that I am forever-after cancer free, I know that I will need to keep meeting with my oncologist every six months.  For the next five years. Heavy stuff.  Mortality is a heavy topic.  Dealing with one’s own mortality is sort of tonalicious.But, I think about the […]

The guardian of a hill called Flat Top

The guardian of a hill called Flat Top

Roy Payan on Flat Top | Nathan Solis By NATHAN SOLIS In high school Roy Payan ran the hills of Montecito Heights for cross country. He remembers being chased by road runner hens and a very green place with rabbits and lizards high above the city in a place known as Flat Top. Today, Payan, […]

Lowe’s to rollout 5-foot tall, robotic shopping assistants this November

Lowe’s to rollout 5-foot tall, robotic shopping assistants this November

The Murata Girl and Boy robots are demonstrated at the Murata booth at the 2014 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Say hello to the new shopping assistant at your local Lowe’s: a robot. The home improvement chain, which recently […]

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