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This Weeks Tuesday Newbies!!

This Weeks Tuesday Newbies!!

Some of the new kids on the block this week! Hardcover: The Book of Aron by Jim Shepard The acclaimed National Book Award finalist—“one of the United States’ finest writers,” according to Joshua Ferris, “full of wit, humanity, and fearless curiosity”—now gives us a novel that will join the short list of classics about children […]

Mid-Century Living on Millionaire’s Row

Mid-Century Living on Millionaire’s Row

South Orange Grove Boulevard was once dubbed “Millionaire’s Row” as a result of the “grandiose Victorian style mansions” that were erected. “As a result of economic shifts and population explosion following World War II,” the neighborhood transitioned to include many mid-century garden apartments. On May 16th, Pasadena Heritage presents “South Orange Grove: Mid-Century Living on […]

The Board of Supervisors considers removing ICE from county jails

The Board of Supervisors considers removing ICE from county jails

The Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles, 10 September 2006.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images The Board of Supervisors is set to vote on a motion today that would remove federal agents from L.A. County jails. The county partnered with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) nearly a decade ago to expedite the deportation of […]

Chinese Medical Spa

Chinese Medical Spa

Sincere thanks to Suzanne O’Shea for her remarks about a local spa…   I just had the most amazing experience, a Chinese herbal massage (to help my poor aching feet), which lasted 90 minutes and I was treated to an intense but healing full body massage along with my foot massage. I just can’t believe […]

Meat-loving chef cooks up a meatless burger to satisfy Silver Lake

Meat-loving chef cooks up a meatless burger to satisfy Silver Lake

The meatless burger at Hache LA | Cecilia Padilla-Brill By CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL SILVER LAKE — Chef Michael “Mick” Schepers opened Haché LA on Sunset Boulevard last fall with a menu featuring 100% Angus Sirloin burgers, made-from-scratch, triple-cooked fries, homemade drinks and select beer and wine. The menu is similar to his restaurant in Irvine, Mick’s […]

Oh to Sing

Oh to Sing

Oh to sing! To Eric Whitacre Oh to sing! To have been born with the ability ever so easily to unleash – like the rain, or a Lyre bird, or, in late summer, the cicadas – a cascade of beautiful sound. But that is not my gift. Instead I must rest content to craft my […]

Ready to rent on Temple Street for $2,850 a month?

Ready to rent on Temple Street for $2,850 a month?

Echo Park News Sponsor • Masa of Echo Park ECHO PARK — Echo, the first of several large housing developments that are in the works for Temple Street, is now offering up one and two-bedroom apartments for rent as the 49-unit complex nears completion. The website for the development, which is located on the north […]

Councilmember Krekorian details middle way on the minimum wage

Councilmember Krekorian details middle way on the minimum wage

Paul Krekorian at a Los Angeles City Council meeting on August 6th, 2013.; Credit: Mae Ryan/KPCC As Los Angeles debates the merits of various proposals to increase the minimum wage, LA City Councilmember Paul Krekorian has his own plan. Unlike Mayor Garcetti’s plan to raise the minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017 or the more […]

Did we Mention it was Monday???

Did we Mention it was Monday???

It may be Monday but that means you can just work on adding books to your to-read pile instead of actually working…well don’t tell your boss that! To help you in that courageous endeavor browse our Staff Picks for the week!  My Mom is a Fob: Earnest Advice in Broken English from Your Asian-American Mom  […]

In Depth: “Untethered” by Julia Edwards

In Depth: “Untethered” by Julia Edwards

Last Friday was opening night of Untethered, a new play by local Julia Edwards. She was kind enough to find the time to answer our questions…   HP: Untethered is described as “a wacky new love story—not the Hallmark variety—the messy, screwing up, begging for mercy kind.” Where did the source story for Untethered come […]

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