Archive for ‘July, 2015’


Lavender Festival

Lavender Festival

We are grateful to Karol Franks for sharing her photos of the Lavender Festival in Beaumont at 123 Farm. It will definitely be on our calender for next year! Find details at HSresort.com/thelavenderfestival.                           ~~~   Karol Franks is the creative eye of […]

In the Days of Early Polyester

In the Days of Early Polyester

  “in the days of early polyester” by Celeste Gainey   you don’t know yet you are flammable; jars of Miracle Whip, tubs of Polly-O in the fridge. Your moral imperative on ice, the vertical blinds rattling shut, sleek sofa of solid kerosene resisting your body’s impression. You keep saying, Cotton, cotton, the touch, the […]

Antigua Bread

Antigua Bread

A friend of mine who’s a chef and of Mexican descent introduced us to what has become one of our favorite breakfast spots: Antigua Bread on Huntington Drive just a bit west of Fremont Avenue, a combination of Guatemalan and American cuisine. We meet one early morning and after receiving a strong, rich latte, we […]

Flame of Hope

Flame of Hope

Seven thousand athletes from 170 nations will compete in 25 sporting events at the 14th Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles beginning July 25th. This is the first time in 16 years that the Special Olympics will be held in America, the largest event hosted by Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympics, and […]

Grilled Meat Makeover

Grilled Meat Makeover

Now that 4th of July has come and gone—are we really halfway through the summer grilling season?!—here is a great way to use up that leftover grilled meat. We all do it, we over-buy proteins for a summer BBQ and then we’re left with a plethora of deliciously grilled meats. Worry no more—this super simple […]

Miracle May, GelTech & CJ’s Recipe for a Green Lawn

Miracle May, GelTech & CJ’s Recipe for a Green Lawn

“We dodged a bullet,” said Bill Hasencamp of the Metropolitan Water District’s Colorado River Program as reported by the L.A. Times. Hasencamp’s referring to the “May Miracle.” This past spring, water levels in Lake Mead at the Arizona-Nevada border had fallen to a level not seen since the early 1930s. Then it began to rain. […]

Man found dead on 110 Freeway

Man found dead on 110 Freeway

LINCOLN HEIGHTS — The body of a man was found on the 110 Arroyo Seco Parkway in Lincoln Heights after he was struck by a vehicle, the L.A. Fire Department said tonight. The man was found in northbound traffic lanes under the Avenue 26 bridge, the LAFD reported shortly before 8 p.m. The two left […]

The Return of the Palomino Blackwing Pencil

The Return of the Palomino Blackwing Pencil

Article by Waylon Bacon A pencil is just a pencil, right? According to some, no. Just as there is a large community of pen collectors, the humble pencil also has a group of passionate advocates who run websites, argue on message boards, and have strong opinions on what combinations of lead and wood create the […]

Looking for Something To Do? Free Events July 18 to 24

Looking for Something To Do? Free Events July 18 to 24

Here are events scheduled Saturday, July 18, to Friday, July 24.All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena!   The feature-length documentary Bungalow Heaven: Preserving a Neighborhood will be screened Saturday, July 18, at 11 a.m. at Santa Catalina Branch Library. The film takes […]

Highland Park’s cheap eats and pool hall makeover; sleek menswear boutique struts into Silver Lake; farmers’ market incentives for low-income shoppers

Highland Park’s cheap eats and pool hall makeover; sleek menswear boutique struts into Silver Lake; farmers’ market incentives for low-income shoppers

By CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL The days of Highland Park Pool & Billiards are apparently numbered with the coming of the tentatively named concept, Hi-Hat, Eater LA reports. Behind the change are Dustin Lancaster, Ross Stephenson and Michael Blackman, the same folks who brought The Hermosillo and Highland Park Brewery to the neighborhood (Lancaster is also behind […]

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