Archive for ‘June, 2015’


Looking for Something To Do? Free Events June 13 to 19

Looking for Something To Do? Free Events June 13 to 19

Here are events scheduled Saturday, June 13, to Friday, June 19.All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Pasadena Public Library’s “Read to the Rhythm” Summer Reading Challenge for children up to age 12, teens entering grades 7 to 12 and adults begins […]

Near Routt Avenue, on either side of Canal Street

Near Routt Avenue, on either side of Canal Street

My TBT is a fairly recent one.  Last week I was finishing research in Pueblo, CO.  I’m going to write a book about my family and how their lives in the Southwest reflects specific experiences set in particular social contexts.  Reading that last sentence makes a bit of smoke come out of my ears and […]

Dinos more fantastic than factual in ‘Jurassic World’

Dinos more fantastic than factual in ‘Jurassic World’

Hollywood is hoping the latest Jurassic movie will save an otherwise tepid summer box office.; Credit: Universal One of the summer’s biggest blockbuster sequels opens this week starring a ferocious, fantastical hybrid dinosaur in “Jurassic World.” It’s the fourth film set in “Jurassic Park” as dreamed up first by novelist Michael Crichton in his 1990 […]

Special Olympics torch relay passes through Echo Park and Silver Lake

Special Olympics torch relay passes through Echo Park and Silver Lake

LAPD Central Division running west on Sunset Blvd. ready to handoff the torch to Northeast Division | Sandy Driscoll Officers from the LAPD Northeast Division ran on Sunset Boulevard today as part of a torch run and relay that will eventually head to Long Beach this weekend for the Special Olympics Southern California Summer Games. […]

So What’s The Whole Adult Coloring Book Thing Anyway?

So What’s The Whole Adult Coloring Book Thing Anyway?

Maybe you’ve heard about the adult coloring book craze and maybe you haven’t. Either way I’m here to tell you a little bit about it. In 2013, Johanna Basford put out a book called Secret Garden full of beautifully illustrated coloring pages. The book features more intricate and detailed drawings that require more attention to […]

You now need a ‘D,’ not a ‘C,’ to get an LAUSD diploma

You now need a ‘D,’ not a ‘C,’ to get an LAUSD diploma

Could lowering graduation standards hurt graduates?; Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images This week the Los Angeles Unified School District board unanimously agreed to ease high school graduation requirements, no longer requiring a “C” grade or better in college prep classes. The school board is modifying a commitment made a decade ago to require so-called A-G courses, […]

Ed Almanza, presente

Ed Almanza, presente

I spent the better part of the day looking for images of Ed.  I was reminded how very many pictures Ed had taken of the adventures he, Rita, James, and I had been a part of over nearly 20 years. My first recollection of his work had nothing to do with photographs.  James and I […]

Found in Angeleno Heights: Pomeranian Mix

Found in Angeleno Heights: Pomeranian Mix

Pomeranian mix , colors are like a chestnut brown with white. His body is white his tail has a black spot on it just like a random black spot on the middle of the tail , neutered male, no tags , big bunny like ears , Contact: Rosamenjivar@ymail.com Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Use Me

Use Me

Camelot & Vine has hit the big time! I’m dealing with some of the same issues that the big New York publishers deal with! 23 cents may seem cheap. But wait. Here’s Diana Gabaldon’s huge hit, Outlander: I doubt she minds. Her book has been made into a big cable TV hit, with gorgeous stars […]

How police are trained when it comes to using profanity on the job

How police are trained when it comes to using profanity on the job

Police officers relax while monitoring the situation near a CVS pharmacy that was looted and burned by rioters on Monday after the funeral of Freddie Gray, on April 29, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. When should officers appropriately use profanity?; Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images As last week’s video of a McKinney, Texas police officer throwing a […]

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