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A Girl Friday for the Holidays

A Girl Friday for the Holidays

December is a good time to tell you about a new small business in the Dena: Girl Friday. I’ve mentioned them before because I visited their book club to talk about my novel, Camelot & Vine. But Girl Friday is much more than a book club. It’s a Girl Friday, just like it says. Here’s […]

Fenyes & Queen Anne for the Holidays

Fenyes & Queen Anne for the Holidays

We find holiday decorations hard to resist. Wreaths on front doors, faux candles in windows, sparkling lights in trees. We love getting off main roads to meander along side streets, checking our rear view mirror so we can putter along at 20 miles per hour, swinging our head left to right to catch sightings of […]

A Round of Limericks – On the House!

A Round of Limericks – On the House!

There are limericks and there are limericks. Clean, PG-rated limericks sound something like this: There was an American resident Who’d long had a wish to be President. But the modest amount In his savings account Was probably why he felt hesitant. (Anthony Bowden) Or… There was a young lady of Lynn Who was so excessively […]

Skies, Moons & Lights

Skies, Moons & Lights

  Amid evening traffic a moon rises next to clouds colored by the setting sun; holiday lights are being hung; a quiet street after the storm; and sunset colors…                

Painting Los Feliz Adobe

Painting Los Feliz Adobe

“She was never so happy as when motoring and looking for adobes.”[1] One hundred years ago this fall, sometime around the end of November and the beginning of December, Eva Scott Fenyes made a study of an old adobe ranch house in Griffith Park. Her watercolor sketches of the adobe bear November dates and the […]

For Sale: Mt Washington Contemporary with Sunset Views

For Sale: Mt Washington Contemporary with Sunset Views

Sponsored Post: Eastside Property Listings  1611 Killarney Avenue  | $639,000 | Property Website Sunset vistas and Dodger Stadium fireworks and the time to actually relax and enjoy them highlight this move-in and love Mt Washington contemporary.  Just 5 years new means you can take in the views while dining al fresco on the spacious front […]

After Ferguson, Garner, what should be President Obama’s legacy on racial tensions?

After Ferguson, Garner, what should be President Obama’s legacy on racial tensions?

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the Summit on College Opportunity at the Ronald Reagan Building December 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. President Obama commented on the death of Eric Garner as he hosted the summit on “building sustainable collaborations in communities with strong K-12 and higher education partnerships to encourage college attendance.” ; Credit: […]

The Weekend…in Photos!

The Weekend…in Photos!

We had quite the weekend of Holiday Events!  Friday Dec. 5, the Grinch was here! We had a HUGE crowd. Kids and adults alike had a wonderful time.  The Grinch loves on everybody! Saturday Dec. 6, Winter Wonderland Winter Wonderland took place outside on the Vroman’s Paseo because in Southern California we do winter in […]

Arroyo Champions

Arroyo Champions

The Council of Arroyo Seco Organizations presents the 2014 Arroyo Verde Awards honoring “outstanding dedication” to “protecting and improving the Arroyo Seco during the past year.” On December 16th, a holiday party will be held and awards awarded at L.A. County Fire Camp 2, Hahamongna Watershed Park. A lifetime achievement award will be given to […]

The Curiosity Tales

The Curiosity Tales

Shakespeare is said to have been a member of the troupe that first performed Ben Johnson’s 1598 play, Every Man in His Humour, in which these lines were first heard: Helter skelter, hang sorrow, care will kill the cat, up-tails all, and a pox on the hangman. “Care” at that time indicated worry and sorrow. […]

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