Archive for ‘July, 2015’


The Night Jack Kerouac Spent in Arcadia

The Night Jack Kerouac Spent in Arcadia

  In late September and early October 1947, author Jack Kerouac paid one of his few visits to Los Angeles—a destination he later referred to as “the loneliest and most brutal of American cities.” He was a penniless 25-year-old in the midst of a cross-country journey that later formed the basis of his most celebrated […]

Lucky

Lucky

Vroman’s is lucky. Lucky to have a big space, a loyal customer base, and the cash flow to take a few risks. Of course, it’s not so much luck as good business sense and a reputation cultivated over 120 years, plus a demonstrated interest in giving back locally and being what any good indie bookstore […]

Hello, it’s me…

Hello, it’s me…

I’ve missed being in touch with you. The last three weeks have been filled with day to day obligations and surprises. ObligationsThe day to day obligations still include time reserved for wrist exercises.  It may not impress you, but I am excited that I now am doing my exercises alternating one and two pound weights. […]

Avocado Toast with Aspargus Slaw & Spicy Lemon Dressing

Avocado Toast with Aspargus Slaw & Spicy Lemon Dressing

Growing up, my mother served us avocado on toast with Italian dressing as a breakfast side or snack. This was a favorite of mine, especially when the avocados came from my Aunt Lydia’s tree across town. So to see this childhood love become an actual restaurant trend is pretty cool (though you will pay $12 […]

Amanda Plummer’s Little Heart

Amanda Plummer’s Little Heart

She was a Sister of Immaculate Heart. She questioned authority, even within her own religion. She studied, taught, created, and “changed the course of modern art.¹ Sister Mary Corita Kent’s pop-inspired serigraphs made her known internationally, and transformed the small art department at Immaculate Heart College into a global center for design and printmaking.² In […]

How one woman beat cancer while pregnant

How one woman beat cancer while pregnant

Cancer is bad enough – but imagine having to fight it while pregnant; Credit: /iStockphoto Being pregnant is hard enough. But pregnant and battling cancer, that is almost unthinkable. In the book “Bald, Fat & Crazy: How I Beat Cancer While Pregnant with One Daughter and Adopting Another” author Stephanie Hosford shares her experience of […]

Shepard Fairey arrested; members of fire-damaged Glassell Park church hold services in Glendale; the aftermath of Arroyo Seco homeless camp cleanups

Shepard Fairey arrested; members of fire-damaged Glassell Park church hold services in Glendale; the aftermath of Arroyo Seco homeless camp cleanups

Glassell Park | Laurie Avocado/Flickr Artist Shepard Fairey, whose office and studio is in Echo Park, was arrested last week on a warrant issued by Detroit police for installing posters that caused significant property damage. L.A. Times The members of a Glassell Park Mormon church that was heavily damaged by fire last week held Sunday […]

To Rosalee

To Rosalee

To Rosalee * by Carl Stilwell   Where We walk inside roaring comets Stepping on broken stars When Everyone tells you that they are dead And you didn’t even know it Before I bury 7 endangered poet’s books Under my plum tree After Seeing you at The special All About You Day For this year’s […]

For Sale: Highland Park duplex detached fixer

For Sale: Highland Park duplex detached fixer

Sponsored Post 609-611 S. Avenue 60 | $598,000 | Property Website Prime real estate in North East Los Angeles. This is your chance to own an income generating property in the Hermon district of Highland Park. This area is adjacent to South Pasadena and close to the 110 freeway providing you quick access to downtown […]

Looking for Something To Do? Free Events July 11 to 17

Looking for Something To Do? Free Events July 11 to 17

With apologies that I don’t have access to my laptop and only have my tablet at my disposal……and all the limitations that entails……including can’t seem to load photos and there are formatting issues galore… …which caused me to be really late posting this…Here are events scheduled Saturday, July 11, to Friday, July 17. All events […]

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