Archive for ‘March, 2015’


Hoopla! A Novel Tea

Hoopla! A Novel Tea

On March 20th and 21st, Hoopla!, owned by local stalwarts Lori and Scott Webster, will be celebrating their first anniversary at the store’s “new” location on Fair Oaks Avenue. The festivities begin Friday at 3 p.m. with one of life’s most lovely ingredients: food. Olimila Gourmet Emporium is a family business in Studio City, founded […]

¡Loteria!

¡Loteria!

The rooster, the dandy, the devil, the mermaid, the watermelon. These are the names of five cards in Loteria, a game similar to bingo, which originated in Italy in the 15th century, was brought to New Spain (Mexico) in 1769, and was  a hobby of the upper classes before becoming a tradition at Mexican fairs. […]

Project Scientist for Girls

Project Scientist for Girls

Here’s a shout out to girls and teens who love science and math, enjoy tinkering, designing, and building, considers themselves young techies, and are inquisitive, curious, and keen.… Here comes Project Scientist. Project Science Academy is a summer program for girls and teens age 4-14 who have “a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math […]

Wilma: the Report

Wilma: the Report

Wilma has been living with us for 9 months. We’re a family. I remember this with Boz, the feeling that his presence transformed us from a couple into a family. But we’re a different family with Wilma because Wilma is a different person. She’s more rambunctious (gross understatement), though only a few months younger than […]

Songwriting Workshop Will Help Find The Songwriter In You

Songwriting Workshop Will Help Find The Songwriter In You

Sponsored Post Have you ever wondered if there is a songwriter somewhere inside you? The answer is yes, but you must invite the songs out! Find out how at a Songwriting Workshop on April 8 & 15, only $20; capped at 10 students. This workshop is an invitation to let your inner songwriter out to […]

It’s pi day

It’s pi day

Some of us have taken this more to art than others… Idea, baked goods and photo – Nichole Mihara and Gregory Harrison

The life of an Echo Park shoe repairman; distraction burglars at work; early-morning L.A. Marathon street closures

The life of an Echo Park shoe repairman; distraction burglars at work; early-morning L.A. Marathon street closures

Elysian Park | Scott Fajack/Instagram Echo Park shoe repairman Rafael Lopez fixes  boots, pumps and sandals out of one van while living in another.  L.A. Times Police are warning residents about distraction burglars posing as DWP employees in Echo Park, Los Feliz and Hollywood.  LAPD Northeast Division Some streets near Dodger Stadium and on or […]

For Rent: Oh So Charming House w/ Loft & Detached Studio | Yard, Patio & Hot Tub

For Rent: Oh So Charming House w/ Loft & Detached Studio | Yard, Patio & Hot Tub

Sponsored Post: Eastside Property Listings Knob Dr. | $3,200 | Property Website Imagine living in a lovely eco-friendly home with great views in a tranquil area with all the bells and whistles. Keep your life and work separate in your own home for your balanced lifestyle. For work, the amazing detached studio/office with wall to […]

ArtNight – Spring 2105

ArtNight – Spring 2105

The worse thing about ArtNight? Don’t know as there is a worse thing. Only lots and lots and lots of choices. Tonight 6-10 p.m. I’m starting the night at Offramp Gallery.   http://www.offrampgallery.com/index.html Robert Kushner, Red Tulip, 2014 “Offramp presents a series of collage works on paper by New York artist Robert Kushner.  Utilizing book […]

Outgoing Metro head, Art Leahy on biggest challenges to come

Outgoing Metro head, Art Leahy on biggest challenges to come

Metro CEO Art Leahy is leaving his post when his contract expires in April. ; Credit: Kitty Felde/KPCC Next month, Art Leahy will move from the top position at Metro to become the chief executive officer at Metrolink. While at Metro, Leahy supervised highway and transit projects worth over $14 billion. At Metrolink, he will […]

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