Archive for ‘February, 2015’


Heartbreak Cake

Heartbreak Cake

“What are you daydreaming about?” “I’m thinking about cake. Big, multilayered cakes that are squeezed in between more layers of buttercream or chocolate ganache.” “How can you still be thinking about cake? I’ve had enough cake today to last me the week, if not more.” “How dare you,” I tease…   When Cindy Arora, author […]

Updating the Metrolink train crash in Oxnard

Updating the Metrolink train crash in Oxnard

Firefighters and other officials walk near cars from a Metrolink passenger train that derailed Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Oxnard, Calif. Three cars of the Metrolink train tumbled onto their sides, injuring dozens of people in the town 65 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Metrolink spokesman Scott Johnson told the Los Angeles Times that at […]

March Events!

March Events!

Sunday, March 1, 4pm Alane Daughtery discusses and signs From Mindfulness to Heartfulness: A Journey of Transformation Through the Science of Embodiment Most of us live our lives worn out with stress, anxiety, and emotional chaos. Moreover, the law of adaptations shows us that the more we experience any internal state, the more it becomes […]

Socks in the Frying Pan

Socks in the Frying Pan

Shane Hayes plays the accordion while brother Fiachra plays fiddle and banjo. Joining in playing guitar and providing vocals is Aodán Coyne. All three of them make up Socks in the Frying Pan and they’ll be playing their songs, reels, jigs, waltzes, and polkas at Caltech on February 28th. Socks in the Frying Pan Saturday, […]

To Light a Candle

To Light a Candle

His articles have titles such as ” ‘If You Think That’s  Painful’ ” and “The Regime’s New Dread in Iran.” Maziar Bahari is a former Newsweek reporter and the author of the memoir And Then They Came After Me, which was adapted last year into the feature film Rosewater by Jon Stewart. After being imprisoned […]

Special interests backing Councilman Huizar become a campaign issue; Silver Lake couple preserves a Mid Century classic; are you ready to live in an Eagle Rock geodesic home?

Special interests backing Councilman Huizar become a campaign issue; Silver Lake couple preserves a Mid Century classic; are you ready to live in an Eagle Rock geodesic home?

Mountain View From Silver Lake | Diane Edwardson/Corralitas Red Car Blog The real estate and special interests backing Councilman Jose Huizar have become an issue in the Council District 14 race. L.A. Times The Eagle Rock Association will host a Council District 14 candidates forum and debate on Wednesday, Feb. 25. TERA How a Silver […]

Lyd & Mo’s Chinese New Year

Lyd & Mo’s Chinese New Year

    Many thanks to Lyd & Mo Photography for sharing these images from the Chinese New Year celebration at Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights.                       Lyd & Mo Photography 27 N. Mentor Ave. Pasadena 91106. Tel.: 626.652.8302. LydandMo.com  

Tea & More Tea, Please

Tea & More Tea, Please

Camellia sinensis is a species of evergreen shrub or small tree. Primarily, the buds and flowers are used to make teas such as white, green, oolong, black, yellow, and pu-erh (though not chamomile, mint, and rooibos teas). Using early leaves or more mature leaves produces differing flavors and “tea qualities,” and sometimes, even the twigs […]

50/50 Leadership Pasadena

50/50 Leadership Pasadena

The organization’s creed: We are women and men from all walks of life who agree that leadership should reflect the gender of the population: women make up half, or more, of our population and should be included in equal numbers in boardrooms, in elected office, in academia, in the professions and in all public and […]

Camellia & Tea Festival

Camellia & Tea Festival

Enjoying the blooming of tens of thousands camellias every year at Descanso Gardens is thanks to a man who was born in a log cabin in Washington state, was gassed during World War I in the Argonne, and spent time working as a “door-to-door flatiron salesman, ditch digger, janitor and miner.” This man? Elias Manchester […]

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