Archive for ‘January, 2015’


Crime Check: Whittier Boulevard robberies; Hermon car break-ins; burglaries in Echo Park & Silver Lake

Crime Check: Whittier Boulevard robberies; Hermon car break-ins; burglaries in Echo Park & Silver Lake

This past week’s crime hot spots include a trio of burglaries along Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles; vehicle break-ins in Hermon and numerous burglaries in Echo Park and Silver Lake, according to CrimeMapping.com. Here are details on some of the crimes reported between Jan. 8 – Jan. 14: Click on map for details. | […]

Oscars 2015: Nods to ‘Birdman,’ ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’; Snubs for ‘Nightcrawler,’ ‘Selma’

Oscars 2015: Nods to ‘Birdman,’ ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’; Snubs for ‘Nightcrawler,’ ‘Selma’

An Oscar Statuette Seen From Above; Credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images Nominations are out for the world’s biggest film event. “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” both notched 9 Oscar nominations, leading the field. The Michael Keaton comedy earned nominations in all major categories, including best picture, best actor, best director, and best original screenplay. The […]

Lost in Highland Park: Tuxedo Cat

Lost in Highland Park: Tuxedo Cat

Black and White domestic shorthair spayed female. She is 8 years old, has green eyes and is wearing a purple collar. She is energetic and playful but skittish around strangers. Microchipped. Last seen Tuesday, January 6th. Contact: 847-372-0336 Want to publish a Lost & Found notice ? Please click here. . Read the Full Story […]

Examining Yemen’s challenges as Yemeni Al-Qaida leader trumpets Paris Attack

Examining Yemen’s challenges as Yemeni Al-Qaida leader trumpets Paris Attack

In this April 23, 2013 file photo, a suspected Yemeni al-Qaida militant, center, holds an Islamist banner as he stands behind bars during a court hearing in state security court in Sanaa, Yemen. A top leader of Yemen’s al-Qaida branch has claimed responsibility for last week’s attack on a Paris newspaper when two masked gunmen […]

The Barber of Seville

The Barber of Seville

Ah, the beautiful Rosina! Ah, the handsome Count Almaviva! Ugh, the slimy old Doctor Bartholo! Ha, the scurrilous servant Figaro! “Gold, Monsieur, is the lubricant of mischief!” Dr. Bartholo, the old physician, entraps his ward, the beautiful Rosina, conniving to wed her for her fortune. Enter the humble and handsome Count Almaviva and his mischievous […]

Girl Friday’s Famous Baby

Girl Friday’s Famous Baby

Girl Friday is starting out the new year with Karen Rizzo’s Famous Baby, published in 2014 by Pasadena’s Prospect Park Books. On January 23, at SPACE Arts Center, local writer and author Karen Rizzo will chat, sip wine, answer questions, eat dessert, and read from her debut novel Famous Baby. For those who like to […]

Sister Corita, Celebrating MLK, Jr. & Kingian Stew

Sister Corita, Celebrating MLK, Jr. & Kingian Stew

She was born Frances Elizabeth. She became Sister Corita. Sister Mary Corita Kent, originally from Fort Dodge, Iowa, became a Catholic nun, an artist, and an educator. The medium for her artistic expression was silkscreen or serigraphy. Her works included messages of peace and love, which resonated during the social and political climate of the […]

Lost in Echo Park: Tortoise Shell Tabby Cat

Lost in Echo Park: Tortoise Shell Tabby Cat

Emmaboon is a 4-year-old tortoise shell tabby last seen on 1/11/15 on the 1300 block of Benton Way (north of Sunset). She’s on the small side. She’s not fond of being held and is something of a biter. But we love her anyway. Reward offered for her safe return. Contact: zendog13@gmail.com / (323) 819-3199 Want […]

LA Press Club gives Daniel Pearl Award to Charlie Hebdo

LA Press Club gives Daniel Pearl Award to Charlie Hebdo

Charlie Hebdo editor in chief, Gerard Briard (L) Charlie Hebdo cartoonist, Renald Luzier (C) aka Luz and Patrick Pelloux (R), Charlie Hebdo journalist, during the Charlie Hebdo press conference held at the Liberation offices in Paris on January 13, 2015 in Paris, France. ; Credit: Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images This year, the Los Angeles Press Club […]

Jackalope Art Fair: Calling All Artists!

Jackalope Art Fair: Calling All Artists!

They met while working for an international arts organization. They planned art events with 50+ artists every other month in their home cities, as well as Phoenix, San Francisco, New Orleans, and Seattle. “They” are Sara of Pasadena, Laura of Phoenix, and Melissa of Denver. And together, in those respective cities, they are about to […]

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