Archive for ‘June, 2015’


Cal State L.A. student spends months recovering from antibiotic allergic reaction; Dodger Dog Pizza?

Cal State L.A. student spends months recovering from antibiotic allergic reaction; Dodger Dog Pizza?

A Cal State L.A. student has spent more than six months recovering from an allergic reaction to an antibiotic that left her body covered in blisters and damaged her trachea and eyes. ABC7 The Dodger’s Executive Chef Jason Tingley is working on a 16-inch Dodger Dog Pizza made with a a crust made from Dodger […]

Sea change against Confederate flag and other catalysts that transformed American history

Sea change against Confederate flag and other catalysts that transformed American history

Gwen Alston, Kuniharu kubodera and Barbara Kubodera (L-R) sit on the steps of the capitol as they show their support for the removal of the confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, during a protest in support of the flags removal on June 23, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. ; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Following last […]

Eagle Rock Sizzler on its way out as new development moves in

Eagle Rock Sizzler on its way out as new development moves in

EAGLE ROCK — Patrons of the Eagle Rock Sizzler will eventually have to find another place to order a platter of Steak, Shrimp & Malibu Chicken. A developer has purchased the Colorado Boulevard property and plans to build a four-story project with apartments above ground floor shops. The project at 2530 Colorado Boulevard, which is […]

Cactus Woe

Cactus Woe

We’re calling this “Cactus Woe” as we may be the only person on the planet that manages to kill cacti. Going back decades to a lovely specimen we had sophomore year at UCSB when we lived off-campus in a small house in Isla Vista, we were the doubting “Thomas” amidst three other young women—a Catholic, […]

These Carnations Defy Language

These Carnations Defy Language

“Accept the challenge things offer to language. These carnations, for instance, defy language. I won’t rest till I have drawn together a few words that will compel anyone reading or hearing them to say: this has to do with something like a carnation.” (Francis Ponge) The poetic words above were written on precious paper during […]

M. D.’s Florist Comes to South Pas

M. D.’s Florist Comes to South Pas

It’s small and cozy, traditional and also reflective of our California flora. M. D.’s Florist, which has had a home in Arcadia for some time has recently opened a second location in South Pasadena. And it’s right next to Cookies & Cream—ice cream sandwiches with housemade cookies (chocolate chip and red velvet) and specialty ice […]

Disaster Preparedness: Do You Have a Ham?

Disaster Preparedness: Do You Have a Ham?

Thanks to the Pasadena Radio Club (W6KA) for the following information… When the 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated parts of Nepal on April 25th, Amateur Radio provided communication for responders working in remote regions and served to help locate missing people and report casualties. That spirit of public service is why members of the Pasadena Radio […]

Distinguished Poets: First Up…

Distinguished Poets: First Up…

We first met Luivette Resto at the Allendale Branch Library’s inaugural Holiday Literary Fest in December 2012. We enjoyed an evening of listening to poignant, humorous, raucous, irreverent, and nostalgic poetry, followed by joining the crowd outside and watching the lighting of the towering holiday tree. Afterwards, Luivette was kind enough to listen to our […]

Medical marijuana meta-analysis shows weak evidence it works

Medical marijuana meta-analysis shows weak evidence it works

Care-carrying medical marijuana patients sample the brownies at Los Angeles’ first-ever cannabis farmer’s market at the West Coast Collective medical marijuana dispensary, on the fourth of July, or Independence Day, in Los Angeles, California on July 4, 2014 where organizer’s of the 3-day event plan to showcase high quality cannabis from growers and vendors throughout […]

Tuesday Newbies for the Week of June 21!!

Tuesday Newbies for the Week of June 21!!

Hardcover:  Bastards: A Memoir by Mary Anna King $25.95 In the early 1980s, Mary Hall is a little girl growing up in poverty in Camden, New Jersey, with her older brother Jacob and parents who, in her words, were great at making babies, but not so great at holding on to them. After her father […]

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