Archive for ‘December, 2015’


Adventures in Chemotherapy, Part 3 — So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodnight…

Adventures in Chemotherapy, Part 3 — So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodnight…

First, the good news: After five long months (and seven months since being diagnosed), I completed my chemotherapy treatments on Nov. 24. (That’s my oncology nurse Kristin in the photo above; the sign was made with loving hands by my daughter Jessica and granddaughter Kimberly.) Oh, and see my tiara? I turned that final treatment […]

The Rental Girl Saturday Rent Crawl Schedule for Dec. 19

The Rental Girl Saturday Rent Crawl Schedule for Dec. 19

Sponsored Post Come on out and join The Rental Girl for our weekly Saturday Rent Crawl. Tour all our available rentals on the Eastside! For full schedule, details, photos and information, go to The Rental Girl Saturday Rent Crawl. LOS FELIZ 1969 Palmerston Place 2:00PM-2:30PM 2 Bed 1 bath, $2995 More details, photos and RSVP HOLLYWOOD […]

National Book Award Gift Guide

National Book Award Gift Guide

December 18, 2015 written by Jeremy As the time for gift-giving approaches, there are few shopping excursions that feel as overwhelming as the one made to the local bookstore in search of gifts for the serious readers in our lives. Where to begin? Fortunately, the winners of the National Book Award were announced a month […]

President Obama addresses the nation at his annual year-end press conference

President Obama addresses the nation at his annual year-end press conference

President Barack Obama makes a statement on the climate agreement in the Cabinet Room of the White House on December 12, 2015 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Pool/Getty Images President Barack Obama will hold his annual year-end press conference at the White House Friday, before taking his holiday vacation to Hawaii. After the news conference, […]

Rubel Castle, Vehicles

Rubel Castle, Vehicles

Tucked into sheds, garages and corners around the two-acre grounds of Rubel Castle you’ll find lots of old cars. Our tour guide Scott Rubel had a story about each of them. Since I don’t know a lot about antique vehicles, I enlisted Scott’s help with this post. His additions are in italics. Thank you, Scott!1. […]

Found in Echo Park: Chihuahua/terrier mix puppy

Found in Echo Park: Chihuahua/terrier mix puppy

-Found: 10am 12/15 @ the intersection of Mohawk St and Montana St. No collar or chip. -Two pups from the same litter. The brother has found an adopter, but the sister still needs a home. – 4 months old, female, we think chihuahua and terrier mix Contact: lukephanna@icloud.com Want to publish a Lost & Found […]

Hannah Papp Guest Blog

Hannah Papp Guest Blog

As the holidays approach and foods are roasted, packages wrapped and the season shifts its energy to that of decadence, abundance and indulgence, I now confess this in the tight lines of this page: a part of my soul gets so tired.  I ignore it, of course, but the subconscious thought pulsing its chilly undercurrent […]

Branding experts on restaurant chains sacrificing quality for convenience

Branding experts on restaurant chains sacrificing quality for convenience

A customer walks in to a Pizza Hut restaurant during lunchtime on April 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images It’s 2015 and you can get the cuisine of your choice delivered to your door with a few taps on your smartphone screen. But how much does quality matter to you […]

Echo Park’s Pizza Buona is moving out but who is moving in?

Echo Park’s Pizza Buona is moving out but who is moving in?

ECHO PARK —  Pizza Buona is closing on December 27 after more than 50 years of serving  pizza from the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street. The neighborhood pizza joint announced the upcoming closure on its Facebook page: “THANK YOU to all of you that have supported us throughout the years. We would be nothing without […]

A Geometric Gift Guide

A Geometric Gift Guide

December 16, 2015 Written by Rebecca The holiday season is upon us, and everywhere you look, there are ornaments, lights, garlands, bits, and baubles. Yes, the Christmas kitsch has arrived, and although I am a huge fan of said kitsch, sometimes it can be a little overwhelming. This holiday season, Vroman’s is carrying a variety […]

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