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Charleston massacre felt here in Southern California

Charleston massacre felt here in Southern California

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) (L) joins members of the US House of Representatives and members of the US Senate in a prayer circle in front of the US Capitol to honor those gunned down last night inside the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston South Carolina, June 18, 2015 in Washington, DC. ; […]

Obama visiting Eagle Rock and Highland Park on Friday?

Obama visiting Eagle Rock and Highland Park on Friday?

Obama motorcade | White House/Lawrence Jackson Looks like President Obama will be swinging through parts of Eagle Rock and Highland Park on Friday as part of a two-day visit to Los Angeles that begins this afternoon. An LAPD traffic advisory distributed by the Daily News and other news sites says that motorists should avoid the […]

Okay, June 18th, I’m ready

Okay, June 18th, I’m ready

Boy, this 62nd year was quite something.    Summer and early fall saw a lot of energy focused on identifying why things were as they were and then dealing with cancer and a hysterectomy.   Neither the cancer or the hysterectomy were on my to do list. Goodbye thoughts of entering a doctoral program, hello […]

The Delicacy of Light, of Petals

The Delicacy of Light, of Petals

A Matilija Poppy, Romneya coulteri.   The photo of the week, by Lois P. Jones – poet, essayist, editor, and host of Pacifica Radio’s “Poet’s Café” (KPFK 90.7 fm).      

Hsi Lai Music & Art Fest

Hsi Lai Music & Art Fest

“Practicing compassion through music and art” is the aim of the Music & Art Festival at the Hsi Lai Temple. The event offers arts and crafts, live music, and booths selling vegetarian food. Local artists will exhibit their works, plus vendors will be selling Buddhist books, jewelry, and crystals. Hands-on craft activities and games will […]

2015 Chalk Festival

2015 Chalk Festival

Signature works, original ideas, social statements, classic characters, and famous personalities—all may be enjoyed as one strolls the 23rd Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival, June 20th-21st. Over 600 artists will draw and 25,000 sticks of pastel chalk will be used to create murals on concrete areas spanning three city blocks at Paseo Colorado, stretching over Green […]

A Moonday Trifecta

A Moonday Trifecta

Moonday Poetry invites the public to come celebrate “thy eternal summer” with its June feature poets: Cindy Rinne, Don Kingfisher Campbell and Radomir Luza.   A Moonday Trifecta Sunday, June 21st, 2 p.m. Flintridge Bookstore, 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge Free event FlintridgeBookstore.com For more details, visit event Facebook page   Cindy Rinne is […]

Help Out, We’re in a Drought

Help Out, We’re in a Drought

Assemblymember Chris Holden, in partner ship with Kidspace Museum, is leading a community meeting about conserving water and learning ways “to outsmart the drought.” Live demonstrations and practical advice will be available from JPL’s Chief Earth Scientist Dr. Duane Waliser, Chief Deputy Director Caren Trgovcich of the California State Water Resources Control Board, and a […]

Crescent Farm: Hands-on Workshops

Crescent Farm: Hands-on Workshops

In the heart of the L. A. Arboretum is a land that’s been reclaimed, becoming a hub of exploration and experimentation. Crescent Farm. This “reclaimed landscape”—one acre of former lawn—just north of Baldwin Lake is where the Arboretum “experiments and explores new and ancient horticulture techniques for water conservation and food production.” Crescent Farm’s workshops […]

Police need more leeway to explain disciplinary decisions, LAPD chief says

Police need more leeway to explain disciplinary decisions, LAPD chief says

; Credit: Reed Saxon/AP Police departments should have “greater leeway” for disclosing the disciplinary measures meted out against officers, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Wednesday. The chief was responding to questions related to the confidentiality rules that have left the public in the dark about what discipline will be meted out to the officers […]

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