Archive for ‘March, 2015’


“Past the Expiration Date”

“Past the Expiration Date”

A “life-changing cancer diagnosis” results in “an explosion of work in a plethora of media.” It’s Lynda Pyka’s “silver lining” and her collection is titled “Past the Expiration Date,” on exhibit at Louis Jane Design Studio, March 13th-27th. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit Cancer Support Community Pasadena. Statement by Lynda Pyka: “Past […]

Re-Grand Opening of Park Bench Grill

Re-Grand Opening of Park Bench Grill

When we arrive at noon, the place is empty. Within twenty minutes, it’s filling up, salutations are being issued and returned, orders are being taken, and the kitchen has kicked into gear. Upon asking, we’re told by owner Chef Debbie Raney that the grilled chicken breast sandwich, the daily specials, and any of the fish […]

Tart & Crisp Figaro

Tart & Crisp Figaro

How often do we see “things” come full circle? Fashions, movies, music—the old becomes new again. Can you say, “Figaro, Figaro!” La Folle Journée, ou Le Mariage de Figaro (“The Madness of a Day, or The Marriage of Figaro”) was written by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais and produced in 1784. During “a private reading before […]

Jalapeño Pineapple Sangria

Jalapeño Pineapple Sangria

Editor’s note: Get ready, folks. Weather Underground’s weekly forecast for San Gabriel Valley… The coolest we will be is Monday at a high of 81°F. The sun will sear us increasingly throughout the week, culminating in a high of 90°F on Sunday, March 15th. In light of this, we thought Jamieson’s refreshing sangria might be […]

2225.Day Five

2225.Day Five

Entering Portland on the I-5 can have a wonderfully cinematic feel to it.  At one point the highway is surrounded by variations on green on either side of the highway.  After traveling over a small rise you  enter the view of the get this view of the city and Willamette River. It seems that a […]

Stepping across Echo Park

Stepping across Echo Park

Laveta Terrace Stairway Echo Park | Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr Echo Park News Sponsor • Masa of Echo Park ECHO PARK — A large group of urban hikers spent Saturday exploring 30 public stairways in a zig-zag route that covered 12 miles. The organizer of the trek, Dan Koeppel of Big Parade fame, and others posted photos […]

Billions needed to close close 710 Freeway gap; city simplifies curbside farming

Billions needed to close close 710 Freeway gap; city simplifies curbside farming

Eagle Rock | Red Metal Ticket/Eastsider Flickr Pool Many of the proposals – including a freeway tunnel and dedicated busways-  to close the 710 Freeway gap between El Sereno and Pasadena would cost billions of dollars to complete, according to a newly released study. L.A. Times The L.A. City Council approved a measure allowing the […]

Pretty Is as Pretty Does

Pretty Is as Pretty Does

  Mommy said this to my sister and me when we were growing up more times than I can count:  “Pretty is as pretty does.” In other words, you can look pretty and get all gussied up but it is your actions and behavior that really matter. She definitely led by example. There are dozens […]

Found in Echo Park: Sweet Chawinnie Girl Pup along side the road

Found in Echo Park: Sweet Chawinnie Girl Pup along side the road

Sweet Chawinnie Girl Pup Contact: 412-401-4077 Want to publish a Lost & Found notice ? Please click here. . Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

E. Waldo Ward Ranch

E. Waldo Ward Ranch

  This 1902 barn is the most well-known view of the E. Waldo Ward Ranch, the first of my birthday month adventures. The tower is where they stored their weekly water delivery back then.   I hadn’t seen photos of the house before. I don’t know if you can tell from this photo but this […]

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