Archive for ‘October, 2014’


It’s Thursday. There seems to be a pattern here

It’s Thursday. There seems to be a pattern here

For the bulk of this convalescent period I’ve mostly been at home.  Except for Thursdays.   Last week it was very brief speaking engagement.   Tonight I’m going to the El Centro fundraiser.   And Dr. Cynthia Olivo is the reason. Cynthia has been at Pasadena City College for six years and in that time […]

Election 2014: CA’s 33rd Congressional debate with Elan Carr and Ted Lieu

Election 2014: CA’s 33rd Congressional debate with Elan Carr and Ted Lieu

Congressional candidates Elan Carr, left, and Ted Lieu shake hands after taking part in a debate at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles on Wednesday night, Oct. 22, 2014. The event was jointly presented by KPCC and USC’s Unruh Institute of Politics.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC Henry Waxman was first elected to represent California’s 33rd […]

Billboard company wins legal battle over digital signs in Glassell Park & Silver Lake; lawsuit filed over gory photo allegedly taken in Boyle Heights hospital; Kimbra at home in Echo Park

Billboard company wins legal battle over digital signs in Glassell Park & Silver Lake; lawsuit filed over gory photo allegedly taken in Boyle Heights hospital; Kimbra at home in Echo Park

Angeleno Heights | The Eastsider A Superior Court judge ruled in favor of a billboard company that wants to erect 45 digital billboards in Glassell Park, Silver Lake and other areas but the City Attorney plans to appeal the decision. L.A. Times A woman who had gouged out her eyes filed an invasion of privacy […]

Come to the Masquerade

Come to the Masquerade

It’s all about being mobile. Side Street Projects is an artist-run nonprofit that emphasizes teaching “artists how to roll up their sleeves and do things themselves with education programs that encourage self-reliance and creative problem solving.” A low $35 yearly membership allows artists access to a “low cost equipment rental coop, and to (the) $20/day use-anything-on-site program, […]

Saving Libraries

Saving Libraries

According to Altadena Alliance… Since 1993, Altadena voters have overwhelmingly approved the parcel tax to counter crippling State cuts. We need a 2/3 majority to save our Altadena Libraries. If Measure A fails, we face slashed services and perhaps even closures. Help get out the vote. Keep our tradition alive. Keep our libraries open. In […]

Spooky Creatures & Halloween Hunt

Spooky Creatures & Halloween Hunt

Who know what lurks in the garden? Take a jaunt and discover who hangs out in the plants and trees! See what scary things nature has to offer on docent-led hikes through the garden. The will be Halloween crafts and other activities for children ages 10 and under. Come in costume if you’d like! (Official […]

SoCal Children’s Museum Opens

SoCal Children’s Museum Opens

(Official press release) Until now, it has been a museum without walls. But an available space on Lake has given us the opportunity to open a fully-functioning – albeit miniaturized – children’s museum right in the heart of Pasadena. We’ve packed our temporary space with all sorts of activities to tickle the imaginations of children under the age of 8 – […]

BLUE Milagro & Día de Los Muertos

BLUE Milagro & Día de Los Muertos

Have you ever built an altar, an ofrenda? See no less than 9 community altars being built by members of BLUE Milagro in the courtyard of the Pasadena Playhouse on October 24th, from 3 p.m. until completion. What began 20 years ago as a Día de Los Muertos solo exhibition by local artist Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin has grown, morphed, and […]

Backpage.com: ad printer or pimp?

Backpage.com: ad printer or pimp?

A female police officer poses as a prostitute on Holt Boulevard in Pomona, CA.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Open up an alt weekly, flip to the classifieds and you’ll likely find images of scantily clad women, mostly, advertising an array of adult activities. Online, there are similar services, like Backpage.com, second to Craigslist in popularity […]

Laurie Kallevig’s Survivor Girl Ukulele Project

Laurie Kallevig’s Survivor Girl Ukulele Project

For most of us, human trafficking is a grim statistic in the news. For Laurie Kallevig, it’s up-close-and-personal. She works with survivors of human trafficking in India. Laurie’s work is unique; she brings ukuleles to India and teaches girls (and more recently, boys) to play the instruments. She hopes, eventually, these young survivors will “write […]

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