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Civil War Medicine

Civil War Medicine

As a result of massive casualties during the American Civil War, a sea of hospital tents sprung up around Washington D.C. Walt Whitman called them “grim clusters.” Grim might be too tame of a word. At the start of the war in 1861, the “ways” of medicine was just coming out of what’s called the […]

Michelle’s Quinoa Salad

Michelle’s Quinoa Salad

It took me a while to fall in love with quinoa, but I’m happy to say that we are now close friends. For best savory results, sauté quinoa with onion and olive oil before boiling. Also see below for other quinoa tips. Then you can make this delicious, nutritious, and gorgeous salad—and won’t you be […]

LitFest 2015

LitFest 2015

Poets, independent bookmakers, self-publishing, satire, California authors, diversity in Young Adult literature, memoir writing, Pulitzer Prize-winner and food critic Jonathan Gold, science writers, mystery writers, and women writers may all be heard during the 2015 LitFest Pasadena.   Local authors, Désirée Zamorano, Jervey Tervalon, Ron Koertge, Gary Phillips, Petrea Burchard, Naomi Hirahara will be among […]

Elysian Valley residents take a walk to improve safety along the L.A. River path

Elysian Valley residents take a walk to improve safety along the L.A. River path

Photo courtesy David de la Torre ELYSIAN VALLEY — The “Share The Path” inaugural walk took place on Saturday as part of an effort to increase safety and reduce tensions between cyclists and pedestrians along the busy but narrow path along the L.A River. The  Elysian Valley Neighborhood Watch, which organized the walk, has been […]

Open House Calendar: Check out homes in Elysian Heights, Glassell Park & South Pasadena

Open House Calendar: Check out homes in Elysian Heights, Glassell Park & South Pasadena

This weekend’s open house options include hillside homes in Elysian Heights and Glassell Park and a loft-style property in South Pasadena. Click here to put your house on our calendar with the purchase of an Eastside Property Listing. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

LAFD knocks down Lincoln Heights fire [updated @ 6:21 pm]

LAFD knocks down Lincoln Heights fire [updated @ 6:21 pm]

UPDATE: Firefighters now battling that blaze in Lincoln Heights home. Watch live http://t.co/9wuBiG9g9c pic.twitter.com/oVg3yTbJuq — NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) May 2, 2015 LINCOLN HEIGHTS — Firefighters are battling a blaze late this afternoon that has apparently spread to a few structures in the 2300 block of Hancock Street, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. […]

Comedy lovers try to crack the connection between misery and hilarity

Comedy lovers try to crack the connection between misery and hilarity

Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo attends the 2014 Stand Up For Pits Benefit at Gotham Comedy Club on April 23, 2014 in New York City. ; Credit: Monica Schipper/Getty Images The new documentary “Misery Loves Comedy,” featuring a long list of funny people such as Janeane Garofalo and Christopher Guest, explores the oft-debated idea that […]

Litfest Pasadena 2015

Litfest Pasadena 2015

Come on down and join us in the Playhouse District on May 9th. We’re going to have ourselves a Litfest! Litfest is Pasadena’s annual celebration of literature. Starting in the late morning and continuing into the night, there will be panels about everything from poetry to mystery, memoir to YA. I’ll be on the “Adventures […]

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