Archive for ‘December, 2014’


The Weekend Go Go: Winter Dance Party, Limerick Fest, Orchestre Surreal

The Weekend Go Go: Winter Dance Party, Limerick Fest, Orchestre Surreal

The Weekend Go Go: a winter dance party, lots of limericks and leopard-tinged Tim Burton. Good thing the weekend begins early…. Read the Full Story at Eat: Los Angeles

Indictments target gang’s control of Boyle Heights housing project; Glassell Park crime alert

Indictments target gang’s control of Boyle Heights housing project; Glassell Park crime alert

Purple Christmas, East Los Angeles | The Eastsider Thursday’s raids and federal indictments are the most recent effort to weaken the Big Hazard gang’s grip on the Ramona Gardens public housing project in Boyle Heights. L.A. Times Three violent crimes in a week puts Glassell Park on crime alert. L.A. Now Get The Eastsider on […]

6 Questions with Local Author Nancy Young!

6 Questions with Local Author Nancy Young!

Nancy Young’s, Strum, has been getting a lot of buzz lately. Strum has just won the 2014 USA Best Book Finalist Award in Fiction: Literary bringing the total up to 6 awards for the book! Nancy has been having a great year! We were able to ask her six questions to feature on the blog. […]

New path to turn East L.A. cemetery into a fitness zone

New path to turn East L.A. cemetery into a fitness zone

Rendering of Calvary Cemetery Walking Path on Eastern Avenue | Courtesy L.A. County EAST LOS ANGELES — Work is scheduled to begin next year on transforming the barren and narrow sidewalk around Calvary Cemetery into a two-mile long, shaded walking and jogging path. The $3.6 million path, part of Metro’s Eastside Access Project of transit-related […]

What you need to know about the latest Uber lawsuit and how to protect yourself

What you need to know about the latest Uber lawsuit and how to protect yourself

San Francisco district attorney George Gascon speaks during a new conference to announce a civil consumer protection action against rideshare company Uber on December 9, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Gascon, along with Los Angeles district attorney Jackie Lacey, announced the filing of a civil consumer protection action against Uber Technologies Inc. for making false […]

How is California doing in the national fight to curb over-medication of nursing home patients?

How is California doing in the national fight to curb over-medication of nursing home patients?

A veteran sits in a wheelchair at the Quincy Veterans Home February 16, 2005 in Quincy, Illinois. The home, with its 683 beds, is the largest and oldest of four veteran’s nursing homes in Illinois. ; Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images On NPR this week, correspondent Ina Jaffe reported on an alarming trend taking place in […]

Casa Marengo & a Stairway to Heaven

Casa Marengo & a Stairway to Heaven

Val Echavarria is moving to the back. That is, this local artist has created her new studio space at the back of Avenue 50 Studio. Val is a multi-media artist who works in pastel, pencil, acrylics, and watercolor. She’s also a sculptor and done assemblage art and collage. She opens her studio doors this weekend… […]

Hoopla!

Hoopla!

Lori and Scott Webster have left the “Webster” enclave on North Lake Avenue and opened up their own brand of “good things” emporium on Fair Oaks Avenue called Hoopla! The exclamation mark is deliberate and indicative of the shop’s atmosphere and the owners’ personalities. Even as we were visiting, we heard a customer remark Lori, […]

Found in Garvanza: Friendly Female Pekingese

Found in Garvanza: Friendly Female Pekingese

On the morning of Dec 8th, I noticed a small, super cute light brown Pekingese dog sitting outside of my back gate at the end of my driveway. She is very friendly and in great condition but has no tags or ID on her collar. We scanned her for a chip at my vet but […]

Senate Committee: CIA torture in wake of 9/11 was ineffective and illegal

Senate Committee: CIA torture in wake of 9/11 was ineffective and illegal

Senator John McCain, R-Arizona, speaks to reporters about the release of a report on CIA interrogations of high-value terrorists a decade ago, while walking from the subway on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, December 9, 2014. ; Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images Today, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) blamed CIA headquarters, analysts and contractors for the illegal […]

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