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16th Annual Renal Teen Prom

16th Annual Renal Teen Prom

Lori Hartwell missed her prom “because she spent all her teenage years on dialysis.” Hartwell didn’t want that same fate to befall another teenager, so as president and founder of Renal Support Network (RSN) she dreamed up the Renal Teen Prom. On January 18th, the 16th Annual Renal Teen Prom will be held at the […]

Greg Critser Cartoons

Greg Critser Cartoons

There is, apparently, a happy marriage between food, politics, pop culture and watercolor, as evidenced by Greg Critser’s artwork that adorns the walls of Euro Pane 1 on Colorado Boulevard. The Pasadena artist displays a knack for revealing absurdity as well as creating it, as each of his simple, brightly colored and simple featured comics […]

Tomato & Herb Baked Eggs

Tomato & Herb Baked Eggs

I’ve been doing a lot of recipe testing for the opening of my restaurant Mamasa in a month. (Costa Rica here I come!) I love the ease, healthiness and lightness of this dish. It’s a great make-ahead brunch item and it tastes delicious! Fridge: 6 eggs 1¼ cups red pepper, diced (1 large pepper) 1 […]

Among the Missing: David Pritchard

Among the Missing: David Pritchard

He began as a jazz/rock guy touring Europe with the Gary Burton Quartet in 1969. Through the decades and over many “albums,” Pasadena native David Pritchard has evolved and refined his talent. According to a review in Textura, Pritchard shifted to a “more classically influenced acoustic style” that was then “splendidly documented on Among the […]

Change in Command

Change in Command

Today the rain took a break for a few minutes to allow a very special event to take place in Centennial Square in front of Pasadena City Hall.Many of you are aware of the Pasadena U.S. Marine Reserve Center. It is the headquarters for the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, a reserve infantry battalion with […]

Echo Park’s Big Orange

Echo Park’s Big Orange

Photo by Echo Park resident ECHO PARK —  Nothing wrong with bright colors but this newly painted apartment building on Laguna Avenue has some neighbors reaching for their sunglasses.  The resident who snapped the photo above doubts the new orange-and-yellow palette was inspired by historic paint choices. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Welcome to Pasadena Cece Bell!!

Welcome to Pasadena Cece Bell!!

Our Young Readers League author, Cece Bell arrived in Los Angeles yesterday!! We can hardly contain ourselves! After months of planning, prepping and El Deafo themed events we are approaching our-2014-2015 Young Readers League Finale! If you were living under some rocks or without the internet for the last few months (just kidding…) here’s a […]

Weekend Bite: More cake, please

Weekend Bite: More cake, please

We need more cake in #LA! Who’s with me?! A photo posted by Valentina Silva (@eastsidefoodbites) on Jan 3, 2015 at 9:58am PST ECHO PARK – A visit to Dinette left Valentina Silva of Eastside Food Bites calling for more cake to be served across L.A. We can get behind that campaign. Got a favorite […]

Dear Aunt Petrea

Dear Aunt Petrea

The famous author, Haruki Murakami, has announced he’s going to write an advice column on his website. Hell, I can do that! I can give advice on all kinds of subjects. I’m happy to tell you what to do. Just let me know what the problem is and I’ll set you straight. Here are some […]

Police pursuit ends in Silver Lake [updated @ 7:50 p.m.]

Police pursuit ends in Silver Lake [updated @ 7:50 p.m.]

Pickup truck chase that went through DTLA ends in Silver Lake with surrender to police http://t.co/jNcooIbV3y pic.twitter.com/S5d9qkSjRn — NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) January 10, 2015 SILVER LAKE – The police pursuit of a stolen pick up truck that began in Highland Park and passed through Downtown L.A. and Echo Park came to an end in Silver […]

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