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Lost in Echo Park: Black & white friendly indoor cat named Henry

Lost in Echo Park: Black & white friendly indoor cat named Henry

Our indoor cat got out side on Saturday morning, 12/13. He has never been out before. His name is Henry, and he’s a five year old neutered male. He is a big guy, at 17 lbs. He is front declawed. He is very friendly and social, will come when he’s called, and looks you right […]

Sydney hostage situation ends with police storming café

Sydney hostage situation ends with police storming café

One of the hostages runs towards police from a cafe in the central business district of Sydney on December 15, 2014. Five people ran out of a Sydney cafe where a gunman has taken hostages and displayed an Islamic flag against the window, witnesses and police said December 15, adding that no one has yet […]

Wassail

Wassail

Last night, the neighborhood carolers serenaded the block with songs of the season. It’s a sweet tradition. Every year I like to receive the carolers and offer them something. This year it was hot chocolate—and it was cold enough out to justify it. The kids sat on our curb to drink their chocolate. The parents […]

Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas

Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas

“Being a Jane Austen Mystery,” I wasn’t sure I’d enjoy this derivative work by Stephanie Barron. Baron’s Jane, a character based on her historical counterpart, solves murder mysteries. (No zombies.) Barron has captured Austen’s tone, if not Austen herself, with early 19th century humor and genteel snark. The story takes place in an English country […]

Eastside Wheels: Love that “Cowl Induction”

Eastside Wheels: Love that “Cowl Induction”

Chevy Chevelle with cowl induction hood in Echo Park ECHO PARK — Do cowl induction hoods, like the one on this Chevy Chevelle, ever improve performance or do they just look great on a classic car? Eastside Wheels is devoted to the classic cars, bikes, skateboards and other eye-catching vehicles that roam the streets and […]

Santa parades through Echo Park

Santa parades through Echo Park

Echo Park Community Parade | Katrina Alexy ECHO PARK — Bands, drills teams, horses, politicians, classic cars, more drill teams  and Santa – the Echo Park Community Parade had a little something for everybody as it made its way down Sunset Boulevard today  through the heart of the neighborhood’s commercial district. If you were not […]

Lost in Mt. Washington: Sweet, timid kitty

Lost in Mt. Washington: Sweet, timid kitty

I adopted a black and white kitty on Sunday. She was in new home adjustment hiding mode and somehow escaped early Wednesday morning. I live in Mt Washington on Ave 41 (btw Glenalbyn Drive and Camino Real) halfway up the steep hill. Rue is 2 years old. She’s black with white boots and white on […]

Filmweek: ‘Inherent Vice,’ ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings,’ ‘Top Five’ and more!

Filmweek: ‘Inherent Vice,’ ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings,’ ‘Top Five’ and more!

Christian Bale attends an Official Academy Members Screening of Exodus: Gods and Kings hosted by The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences on December 8, 2014 in New York City. ; Credit: Craig Barritt Larry and KPCC film critics Henry Sheehan and Tim Cogshell  review this week’s releases including “Inherent Vice,” “Exodus: Gods and […]

Lost in Garvanza: A Calico cat

Lost in Garvanza: A Calico cat

Hi. My name is Isabel. On November 21st our cat ran away… 2 days after we left for our honeymoon. She has yet to return home BUT there have been sightings. Despite blanketing the city, we still haven’t found her. We miss her very much and want her back. I believe that she is in […]

Dodgers and Angels trades shake up rosters as 2014 Winter Meetings wrap up in San Diego

Dodgers and Angels trades shake up rosters as 2014 Winter Meetings wrap up in San Diego

Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim runs to first base in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 7, 2014 in Anaheim, California. ; Credit: Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images Baseball in Los Angeles is going to have a very different look in 2015, thanks […]

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