Archive for ‘October, 2014’


Bomb squad investigating suspicious package in Silver Lake area business

Bomb squad investigating suspicious package in Silver Lake area business

SILVER LAKE — Streets and a freeway offramp have been closed as the LAPD’s Bomb Squad investigates a suspicious package that was found in the bathroom of a business  in the 2400 block of Fletcher Drive, police said. A SigAlert has been declared after the Fletcher Drive offramp on the southbound 5 Freeway was closed, […]

Looking at the intersection of science and creativity through the figure of the innovator

Looking at the intersection of science and creativity through the figure of the innovator

“The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution” by Walter Isaacson In his new book, “The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution,” Walter Isaacson explores the past 150 years of technological advancements. Previously, Isaacson documented the lives of individuals who have shaped […]

The Weekend Go Go: Lit Crawl NoHo, STEAM Carnival, The Tingler + Much More!

The Weekend Go Go: Lit Crawl NoHo, STEAM Carnival, The Tingler + Much More!

The Weekend Go Go: Get drunk on words, thrilled by science, and scream for your life! Read the Full Story at Eat: Los Angeles

A Perfect Paring

A Perfect Paring

Sip a glass of handcrafted wine while browsing works by twelve area artists at Avenue 50 Studio’s wine and art fundraiser to celebrate “15 years of Art, Poetry and Community!” Francisco Fernández is a longtime home winemaker and he is contributing 12 bottles from his “wine library—non-commercial quality wines he has personally crafted over the […]

The Deflowering of Silence

The Deflowering of Silence

I. I don’t think I like you much. For starters, you have me at a disadvantage. I am not at all used to sitting at the dining hall table, on a bench beneath a tree, or beside a brook amongst tall grasses wearing not a stitch – not one! Although I suppose we could skinny […]

Our Common Roots

Our Common Roots

Nuestra mismas raices. Our common roots. This is the theme for the 16th Annual Latino Heritage Parade and “jamaica,” celebrating the diversity that is within the Latino community. Beginning at Los Robles Avenue at Howard Street, the parade will continue to La Pintoresca Park. World Boxing Council champion Mia St. John is the Grand Marshall and longtime Pasadena […]

Ferment: Exploding the Boundaries

Ferment: Exploding the Boundaries

This is not a local event, and actually it’s a bit of a hike, but it includes Altadena’s own Joseph Shuldiner of the Institute of Domestic Technology and we think the idea sounds fascinating so carve out some time and gas up the car. Shuldiner has collaborated for the last six months with Cal State […]

Elysian Heights school instructs dog owners to pick up after their pets

Elysian Heights school instructs dog owners to pick up after their pets

ELYSIAN HEIGHTS — An effort by Elysian Heights Elementary to keep its campus and surrounding sidewalks and lawn free of dog poop seems to be working. One Elysian Heights mom complained that students were stepping in dog waste outside of the school and bringing it into the campus on the bottom of their shoes. But […]

Deep Down Dark

Deep Down Dark

The men who work inside the San José Mine are divided into two shifts, A and B, each working seven days at a time, and all of these men have been assigned to A shift. The A shift, in turn, is divided into twelve-hour-long night and day shifts that keep the mine working around the […]

After Craigslist murder, what are the best practices for the peer-to-peer economy?

After Craigslist murder, what are the best practices for the peer-to-peer economy?

Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster poses in front of the Craigslist office March 21, 2006 in San Francisco, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images “Avoid scams, deal locally! DO NOT wire funds (e.g. Western Union), or buy/rent site unseen.” This is the warning that appears at the bottom of every posting on Craigslist. Today, it’s one of […]

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