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Ideas

Ideas

It may feel like inspiration comes from nowhere. But I think we create it ourselves. My father-in-law says “preparation, incubation, inspiration, implementation.” To me this means research, thought, the aha moment and the jotting down. Lately I’ve been doing the preparation and incubation part: I research a possibility, think about it, look it up in […]

Silver Lake celebrates a stairway and film history with 20th annual Music Box Steps Day

Silver Lake celebrates a stairway and film history with 20th annual Music Box Steps Day

Photo courtesy Music Box Steps Da9 SILVER LAKE — The public stairway that cuts down the hillside in the 900 block of Vendome Street is not the city’s longest or most grand. But thanks to Laurel & Hardy’s 1932 Oscar-winning short film The Music Box, the stairway is perhaps the city’s most famous, with the […]

FBI: iPhone 6 lets criminals ‘go dark’

FBI: iPhone 6 lets criminals ‘go dark’

Tony Zhan checks out his new iPhone 6 Plus outside the Apple store in Pasadena, California on the first day of sale, September 19, 2014.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images Apple’s new iPhone 6 has FBI Director James Comey worried: encryption technology that comes pre-loaded on every device makes it virtually impossible for law enforcement to […]

Raccoons park themselves in a Silver Lake driveway

Raccoons park themselves in a Silver Lake driveway

Photo by Paul Michael Neuman SILVER LAKE ––  What were five raccoons doing in this Silver Lake driveway?  Were they trying to cut off a catalytic converter or puncture a tire?  Paul Michael Neuman of Silver Lake snapped this shot in the hills above Glendale Boulevard near the Silver Lake Library. Read the Full Story […]

Local Author Day! THIS Sunday, October 19!

Local Author Day! THIS Sunday, October 19!

This weekend is our October Local Authors Day! I wanted to take a second and highlight who we have coming up. We’re kicking off the day at 12:30pm with our Children’s Book Edition! Robert Black presents and signs Night of the Paranormal Patterns Things were bad enough when Lennie Miller had to leave her home […]

The Weekend Go Go: WestEdge Design Fair, Pancakes and Booze Art Show, Dracula’s Daughter, Found LA + More

The Weekend Go Go: WestEdge Design Fair, Pancakes and Booze Art Show, Dracula’s Daughter, Found LA + More

The Weekend Go Go: Covet-worthy home design at WestEdge Design Fair. Pancakes & Booze & Underground Art. Free walks with Found L.A. Dracula’s Daughter and more dead stuff. This weekend, the weekend runneth over. Read the Full Story at Eat: Los Angeles

Intensive new documentary exposes Iraqi factionalism in wake of the Islamic State

Intensive new documentary exposes Iraqi factionalism in wake of the Islamic State

Iraqis who have fled recent fighting in the cities of Mosul and Tal Afar try to enter a temporary displacement camp but are blocked by Kurdish soldiers on July 2, 2014 in Khazair, Iraq.; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Militants unleashed a wave of attacks in Iraq on Thursday, mainly targeting Shiite areas in and around […]

Eastside Thursday: Comedy Palace; interactive sculpture dedication; ballot measure explainer; Elysian Valley council meeting

Eastside Thursday: Comedy Palace; interactive sculpture dedication; ballot measure explainer; Elysian Valley council meeting

Today’s line up of events includes a free comedy show above a Los Feliz Chinese restaurant and the launch of LASHP Trails and the Wellspring, a digitally interactive sculpture near  L.A. State Historic Park. There are neighborhood council meetings scheduled for Elysian Valley, Highland Park and Lincoln Heights while the League of Women Voters will […]

Will Silver Lake’s “Bates Motel” go from eyesore to artwork?

Will Silver Lake’s “Bates Motel” go from eyesore to artwork?

The Sunset Pacific Motel SILVER LAKE — After being boarded up for about two decades, the owners of the Sunset Pacific Motel – aka Bates Motel – plan to demolish the Sunset Boulevard structure to construct apartments, part of a trio of controversial apartment building. But before the bulldozers arrive, a French artist has proposed […]

New UC center to prevent family violence merges law, psychology, medicine and more

New UC center to prevent family violence  merges law, psychology, medicine and more

A man holds up a placard as he takes part in a rally to urge the Lebanese parliament to sign a law against domestic violence, on April 1, 2014, in Beirut. ; Credit: JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images While tragedies of family violence are looming large in recent weeks, UC Irvine law professor Jane Stoever is combining […]

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