Archive for ‘January, 2015’


Savoie

Savoie

Savoie is a French department in the Rhône-Alps region of the French Alps. The region is in the southeast of France, near the Swiss-Italian border. Beginning in 1416, Savoie was a duchy ruled by the House of Savoy and considered a “vassal of the Holy Roman Empire.” Then the became a part of the kingdom […]

Is traffic on the Eastside now as bad as on the Westside?

Is traffic on the Eastside now as bad as on the Westside?

Glendale Boulevard during the evening rush hour Not yet but L.A. Times columnist and Silver Lake resident Steve Lopez seems to think that congestion has definitely gotten worse closer to home as “Westside traffic has moved east.” In a recent column, Lopez writes: No matter which way I turn in and around Silver Lake, there […]

Organic Gardening & a Passion for Camellias

Organic Gardening & a Passion for Camellias

We have a dear friend who’s always thrilled as a puppy when she’s getting around to prepping her garden boxes, and also while planting her tomatoes, lettuces, and peppers. From that point on, though, the fun, glee, and results go downhill. Want to “get the best results from your home garden the natural way”? Horticulturist […]

Feinstein says visa-waiver program is ‘Achilles heel’ of America

Feinstein says visa-waiver program is ‘Achilles heel’ of America

Senator Dianne Feinstein questions witnesses at Judiciary immigration hearing.; Credit: Kitty Felde/KPCC Following the Paris attacks, countries around the world are on high-alert for similar attacks. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) noted yesterday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that the United States has a legal loophole in its homeland security laws – the 90-day visa-waiver […]

The Fault in Our Stars, Robotics Drawbots & Chocolate Storytime

The Fault in Our Stars, Robotics Drawbots & Chocolate Storytime

For anyone who has a tween or teen in the household, The Fault in Our Stars—a book and now a movie—is well known. The sixth novel by author John Green was turned into a romantic comedy-drama in 2014, was directed by Josh Boone, and stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort as the young protagonists Hazel […]

White House admits mistake in missing Paris Unity March

White House admits mistake in missing Paris Unity March

Unity rally Marche Republicaine in Paris on January 11, 2015 in tribute to the 17 victims of a three-day killing spree by homegrown Islamists. ; Credit: ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images In the wake of a mass shooting and dual hostage situations that left 17 innocents dead in France’s capital last week, 3.7 million people marched across […]

On the Agenda: Townhomes for Highland Park; possibile Northeast L.A. Riverfront District; more cellular towers

On the Agenda: Townhomes for Highland Park; possibile Northeast L.A. Riverfront District; more cellular towers

Another week, another round of items on the agenda. There are proposals for more cellular towers in Glassell Park and more Highland Park town houses on the Avenues.  Jose Huizar of Council District 14 is requesting more funds for beautification and there might be a possible Northeast L.A. Riverfront District. Before You Go: It’s a […]

The Rabbit in the Moon

The Rabbit in the Moon

“If you were to name the man in the moon,” I once asked my children, “what would you name him?” “David,” answered my daughter, who was cultivating a white-hot obsession for the actor David Duchovny. “Igor,” said her brother, who had recently discovered the joys of Stravinsky. I shook my head. “My vote’s for Cheshire.” […]

Karol Franks Photography

Karol Franks Photography

Our ex is a surfer. He came to it late in life, after having desired, dreamed, ruminated, planned, budgeted, and procrastinated for years (eons, actually). But finally he found the right board, the perfect wet suit, the exact leash and he was off, the only black man amongst a sea of white boys. Luckily, some […]

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Anthony Marra explores the extraordinary circumstances of war that bring both tragedy and humor, often in equal doses, in this complex tale of the Chechen wars (yes, there were two) that captures the fragmentation of war. This riveting novel follows three main characters (Akhmed, Havana and Sonja) whose lives intertwine via compassion, coincidence and violence. […]

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