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Boyle Heights’ El Tepayac challenges New York newcomer; Highland Park Craftsman restored to serve familiies

Boyle Heights’ El Tepayac challenges New York newcomer; Highland Park Craftsman restored to serve familiies

<img src="http://hometown-pasadena.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache/b0da33870a_elsereno.jpg" alt="El Sereno | Adam Pantozzi/Instagram” width=”660″ height=”662″ class=”size-full wp-image-78523″ /> El Sereno | Adam Pantozzi/Instagram Fans of El Tepeyac in Boyle Heights say a New York restaurant has improperly copied many of the features – including menu descriptions – of the original Mexican restaurant. Eater L.A. A 110-year-old Craftsman bungalow in Highland Park […]

Woman in Metaphor

Woman in Metaphor

Woman in Metaphor by editor Maria Elena B. Mahler is described as “an anthology of poems inspired by the paintings of Stephen Linsteadt.” Below is culled from official text: Mahler invited twenty-seven poets from around the world to share their vision of the feminine spirit inspired by the paintings of Stephen Linsteadt from his series, […]

Scribblings: Week 25

Scribblings: Week 25

Back in the day, when I had a yard and a garden, I spent more hours than I ever spent in a church on my knees. And while no organ might boom, no priest intone, no choir sing, and no stained glass window throw rainbows across the back of a pew, I prayed. I prayed […]

Was that funny? Maria Bamford works on her stand up act in Highland Park

Was that funny? Maria Bamford works on her stand up act in Highland Park

Photo courtesy Maria Bamford   By NATHAN SOLIS The Pop-Hop bookstore in Highland Park will host Maria Bamford for the next three months as she works over new standup material with a changing roster of comedians in a workshop series. Her blend of humor is morbid, joyous, confessional and full of impressions. She does a great Paula Deen. […]

Nat ‘n’ Mom

Nat ‘n’ Mom

The inaugural Jackalope Art & Craft Fair is in a few weeks and we caught up with local artist Meriel Stern who’s collaborated with her son Nat to create products they’ll be selling the weekend of April 25th-26th in Central Park, Pasadena.   Meriel shared with us some details about their creative journey… The Nat’n’Mom […]

Morning lark vs. night owl: The biology of early birds and midnight oil-burners

Morning lark vs. night owl: The biology of early birds and midnight oil-burners

Sleeping; Credit: Pedro Ribeiro Simoes via Flickr We all know that colleague who is lively and chipper first thing in the morning while the rest of the office is still bleary-eyed and sleepy. Conversely, we also probably all know someone who can stay up late into the evening and still function the next day. At […]

This Week’s Tuesday Newbies!!

This Week’s Tuesday Newbies!!

We just love Tuesdays around these parts! This week is no exception. There’s some really great stuff on the horizon. Some of these authors will even be here for events this month! So shall we get started?   In the World of Hardcover: BORN WITH TEETH: A MEMOIR – Kate Mulgrew Raised by unconventional Irish […]

2015 Showcase House Sneak Peek

2015 Showcase House Sneak Peek

Along Oak Knoll Avenue, from San Marino up into Pasadena, fragments may be glimpsed of large homes and mansions—a winding driveway, gables with intricate bargeboards, Corinthian columns, or an arched, carved Mahogany front door with wrought iron door knockers. Speeding past, one may get a whiff, a hint, a flash of vast lawns, fountains, and […]

Los Feliz deodar trees get an overdue trim

Los Feliz deodar trees get an overdue trim

Los Feliz residents watch as tree trimmers work on deodars. LOS FELIZ —  Besides what seems like endless traffic jams, Los Feliz Boulevard is also known for the approximately 300 deodar cedars that shade the wide street and sidewalks. Today, crews began trimming the trees for the first time in 15 years, a job that […]

Monday Mentions – Poetry Picks

Monday Mentions – Poetry Picks

Happy Monday! In honor of National Poetry Month I thought we should have some poetry recommends up this week! Over on our Tumblr we’re doing a Poet of the Day and highlighting some great poets this month so be sure to head over there and check that out too! But for now…onto our poetry suggestions! […]

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