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The Best Ever Key Lime Pie

The Best Ever Key Lime Pie

I’m not usually one to brag about my cooking—and I’m definitely not one to brag about my baking. I am not a pastry chef. But since guests at my restaurant (including Floridians) tell me that my Key Lime pie is the best they’ve ever had—I feel like it’s safe to brag about it. This recipe […]

Watch out for falling drones

Watch out for falling drones

Angeleno Heights News Sponsor • Masa of Echo Park ANGELENO HEIGHTS — The Eastsider has posted several videos before of breathtaking views captured by camera-equipped drones buzzing above Echo Park and Boyle Heights. Now, we got a video of a drone plunging to earth, with the camera capturing every second. This crash took place on […]

Ten Hands – Five Pianos

Ten Hands – Five Pianos

This was new to me: ensemble piano playing on the fly. Like maybe you’ve never even read the music before, much less met the other players. You just get together and play. Each person plays a different part of the music. It’s like an orchestra of fingers. Veteran musician David Cutter is Mr. David of […]

Highland Park welcomes a new park to the neighborhood

Highland Park welcomes a new park to the neighborhood

A photo posted by The Pop-Hop (@thepophop) on Feb 21, 2015 at 1:06pm PST HIGHLAND PARK — Throngs of kids and adults swarmed over York Park today during a grand opening celebration and street festival for the $3 million park and playground, complete with a rattlesnake slide and a giant xylophone. Unlike a traditional park, […]

One Night Only

One Night Only

Last night was the members only reception at the Pasadena Museum of History for my Mystery History exhibition and Dan McLaughlin’s Pasadena Pursuit exhibition.  It was so nice to see Jim Laris, former owner and publisher of the Pasadena Weekly, there as well as so many other friends and fellow bloggers! I had three additional […]

New Silver Lake sushi restaurant holds soft opening

New Silver Lake sushi restaurant holds soft opening

Yakuza Sushi opened in the former space once occupied by Reservoir and Netty’s restaurants | Photo by Sandy Driscoll SILVER LAKE — A new Silver Lake Boulevard sushi restaurant is looking to hire a head sushi chef to oversee daily kitchen operations, reports Eater L.A. But the lack of a head chef did not stop […]

Famed film critic celebrates the importance of acting

Famed film critic celebrates the importance of acting

The cast of Les Miserables take their bows. Margarent Williams Theater, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ, March 22nd, 2014.; Credit: Miguel Angel Nunez via Flickr Think back to your favorite performance on stage or screen, perhaps a time when particular actor or actress captured a moment with which you perfectly identified. How did […]

Next stop, Portland

Next stop, Portland

Off to Portland to visit familia.  Y’all take care while I’m gone. Some studio, some where.  I might be five.

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Feb. 21 to 27

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Feb. 21 to 27

Here are events scheduled Sunday, Feb. 21, to Friday, Feb. 27.  All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena!  The 33rd annual Black History Parade and Festival Saturday, Feb. 21, will begin at 10 a.m. at Charles White Park in Altadena and end […]

Raúl R. Rodriguez, presente

Raúl R. Rodriguez, presente

I’m sure it was after 1960 when I saw my first Rose Parade.  That was a long time ago.  That was also the first year that Raul R. Rodriguez had a float in the parade.  Imagine being 15 years old and so talented that there are people who are willing to spend thousands and thousands […]

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