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Helicopter operators, noise reduction advocates discuss FAA petitions for stricter noise regulations

Helicopter operators, noise reduction advocates discuss FAA petitions for stricter noise regulations

A helicopter of the Mexican state Police fly over during a raid in a house at Floresta neighbourhood in Veracruz after explosions on October 10, 2011.; Credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images The Los Angeles Area Helicopter Noise Coalition filed four petitions last week with the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) seeking stricter regulations on helicopter noise. The […]

Shakespeare’s Night of Terror

Shakespeare’s Night of Terror

This is not Freddy Kruger terror or Stephen King horror, but after a bit of knifing, roaring, and disemboweling, the Ensemble Shakespeare Theater‘s “Night of Terror” steps into the truly terrifying… Emcee Fred Cross addresses an audience member and asks, “What is more frightening than blood and gore?” The man considers, then answers: “The mind.” […]

Welcome to the Drought

Welcome to the Drought

Although the condominium I used to share with my Eventual Ex is located in the urban heart of Old Pasadena, the grounds resembling a set from “The Secret Garden.” Behind the gates, like a seascape sculpted for a Rose Parade float, are pastel dunes of blossoms, a clock tower, fountains, and streams that course over […]

Fabulous Fashions

Fabulous Fashions

At one point in time, from the mid-1890s, women donned, worked, entertained, and paraded in dresses with sleeves in the shape of a leg of lamb. Leg o’ mutton sleeves they were, and apparently the size of the top-leg part of the sleeve continued to balloon in size until finally falling out of favor around […]

Cajun Shrimp and Rice Remoulade

Cajun Shrimp and Rice Remoulade

I went to New Orleans a few years ago and fell in love with the food. It’s truly impossible not to. Since then- using Cajun spices and the same flavor profiles has become a small part of my cooking technique. It’s something I hope I can only expand on. Does anyone have a Nola grandma […]

AltaEats’ Farm-to-Table Supper

AltaEats’ Farm-to-Table Supper

AltaEats, the “up, up the hill” little neighborhood restaurant located in Pasadena—but feels like it’s in Altadena—is the creation of Paul Ragan and Angela Visca. AltaEats has been praised as being ambitious, intriguing, and fun by Gayot and Jessica Ritz of LA Weekly writes, “What isn’t really up for debate is this team’s dedication to […]

A fireworks finale for the Sixth Street Bridge

A fireworks finale for the Sixth Street Bridge

Saying farewell to the Sixth Street Bridge | Kevin Break Saturday’s farewell festival for the Sixth Street Bridge, which is scheduled to be demolished early next year, ended with a fireworks show captured by photographer Kevin Break. The 3,500-foot-bridge linking Boyle Heights and Downtown was closed to traffic for the day and turned into a […]

Pasadena Central Library, West Wing

Pasadena Central Library, West Wing

When it comes to Pasadena’s Central Library, there might be no better tour guide than Dan McLaughlin, Librarian, Archivist and Pasadena historian. Lucky me, I asked him for a tour and he said yes. He even held my book, Act As If, when I took his picture. (Which I did not ask him to do but […]

Pasadena Central Library, West Wing

Pasadena Central Library, West Wing

When it comes to Pasadena’s Central Library, there might be no better tour guide than Dan McLaughlin, Librarian, Archivist and Pasadena historian. Lucky me, I asked him for a tour and he said yes. He even held my book, Act As If, when I took his picture. (Which I did not ask him to do but […]

Silver Lake liquor store serves as the stage for a dark comedy

Silver Lake liquor store serves as the stage for a dark comedy

HOLD UP HEART from Ed K-O on Vimeo. SILVER LAKE — Bogie’s is like countless other neighborhood liquor stores across L.A. Its windows are plastered with posters and the shelves and coolers are stocked with the typical combination of Diet Coke, Monster drinks and  cases of beer and wine. That made it the ideal setting […]

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