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9th Annual Gathering of Community Gardens

9th Annual Gathering of Community Gardens

Appreciation to Nikki Parrish, event planner for the Muir Ranch farm-to-table suppers, for informing us of the upcoming 9th Annual Gathering of Community Gardens to be held on October 3. The all-day event features 12 workshops in both English and Spanish, as well as exhibits, live demos, giveaways, networking, and “a zero waste lunch.” Topics […]

Girls & Grit

Girls & Grit

Grit (grĭt) n. Indomitable spirit; pluck. (The American Heritage Dictionary) Grit \’grit\ n. Mental toughness and courage. Firmness of mind or spirit: unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger. (Merriam-Webster) Grit /ɡrɪt/ n. The courage and determination that makes it possible for somebody to continue doing something difficult or unpleasant. (Oxford Dictionary) Melissa […]

Rally for Choice

Rally for Choice

We consider ourselves pro-life because we believe in helping women live a quality life with access to affordable healthcare and the right to make their own decisions in all circumstances—especially when it’s a decision regarding their own bodies (and whatever’s going on inside it). We remember when we were a poor student attending UCSB and […]

Carnegie Observatories, I

Carnegie Observatories, I

Here’s a familiar face. Everybody knows Albert Einstein spent a good deal of time in Pasadena in the 1930’s, lecturing at Caltech, visiting JPL and Mount Wilson, and generally being a science ambassador around Los Angeles. Here’s a center of astronomy that Einstein visited but many Pasadenans don’t know about: the Carnegie Observatories. I don’t […]

Forecasting mudslides ahead of wet winter projections in 2015

Forecasting mudslides ahead of wet winter projections in 2015

A debris flow damages a home after heavy rains caused mudslides February 6, 2010 in La Canada Flintridge, California; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Angelenos woke up to an unpleasant surprise this morning. Rain drenched the Southland in water — up to three inches in downtown, which saw its wettest day of the year. Two people […]

BIG Day of New Releases TODAY!!

BIG Day of New Releases TODAY!!

These temps just won’t quit! But the rain is a little reprieve. What’s better than browsing a bookstore as the rain pours down outside? Not much! Check out the new releases hitting the shelves today! Hardcover: The Art of the Memoir by Mary Karr Lit Crit $24.99 For thirty years Karr has also taught the form, […]

BIG Day of New Releases TODAY!!

BIG Day of New Releases TODAY!!

These temps just won’t quit! But the rain is a little reprieve. What’s better than browsing a bookstore as the rain pours down outside? Not much! Check out the new releases hitting the shelves today! Hardcover: The Art of the Memoir by Mary Karr Lit Crit $24.99 For thirty years Karr has also taught the form, […]

BIG Day of New Releases TODAY!!

BIG Day of New Releases TODAY!!

These temps just won’t quit! But the rain is a little reprieve. What’s better than browsing a bookstore as the rain pours down outside? Not much! Check out the new releases hitting the shelves today! Hardcover: The Art of the Memoir by Mary Karr Lit Crit $24.99 For thirty years Karr has also taught the form, […]

Power outages hit Boyle Heights & Glassell Park

Power outages hit Boyle Heights & Glassell Park

This morning’s storm knocked out power to an estimated 1,390 LADWP customers in Glassell Park and another 329 in Boyle Heights.  The utility said that a total of 8,200 of its 1.2 million customers were without service across the city this morning. “It is common for early season rain and wind storms to cause some temporary […]

Real questions

Real questions

Tonight I’ll be on the panel following the performance of  at the Pasadena Playhouse.  I’ll be joining Josefina López, Dr. Cynthia Olivo, and Seema Sueko.   We’ll be discussing how the play relates to Pasadena and Southern California.   I believe there’ll be time for questions from the audience.  I’m especially looking forward to that […]

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