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For Sale: 1910 Victorian Duplex in Angelino Heights

For Sale: 1910 Victorian Duplex in Angelino Heights

Sponsored Post 1315 Kellam Ave | $875,000 | Property Website This 1910 Victorian two story duplex is perched up in one of Los Angeles’ oldest and most historical districts-Angelino Heights. Bordering Echo Park, this unique area is the home of many beautifully preserved Victorian buildings, the bustling Eastside and DTLA art scene, and is only […]

Mushrooms of Love at the Wild Mushroom Fair

Mushrooms of Love at the Wild Mushroom Fair

  How can a fungus be so delightful? Thankfully, thousands of cooking amateurs and masters alike have embraced these fruiting bodies with spores. On February 13, the 32nd Wild Mushroom Fair will be held at the L. A. Arboretum, featuring “Mushrooms of Love” by Gary Lincoff (author of The Audobon Society Field Guide to North […]

Feb. 19: Rickie Lee Jones

Feb. 19: Rickie Lee Jones

As it is Valentine’s week, with a constant onslaught of pleas to call 1-800-Flowers or purchase Valentine pajama-grams and oddly configured edible arrangements, we are sticking with the soothing sounds of music to celebrate this commercially inundated pseudo day of love. On her 18th birthday, November 8, 1972, Rickie Lee Jones left Washington state and […]

Lovin’ Judy

Lovin’ Judy

Though a child piano prodigy, once she heard folk music and the likes of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, Judy Collins lifted her hands from the keyboard and placed her fingers on guitar strings.¹ Her first commercial hit was “Both Sides Now” and now, entering her 77th year, she still performs—from Sondheim’s “Send in the […]

New book on Los Angeles looks at the fits of violence that created the city

New book on Los Angeles looks at the fits of violence that created the city

“Eternity Street: Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles” (W.W. Norton, 2016) by John Mack Faragher; Credit: W.W. Norton & Company Before Los Angeles became the world’s dream factory, before it was the idyllic paradise of surf and sun, the City of Angels started as one of the most violent places in America. In the […]

New book on Los Angeles looks at the fits of violence that created the city

New book on Los Angeles looks at the fits of violence that created the city

“Eternity Street: Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles” (W.W. Norton, 2016) by John Mack Faragher; Credit: W.W. Norton & Company Before Los Angeles became the world’s dream factory, before it was the idyllic paradise of surf and sun, the City of Angels started as one of the most violent places in America. In the […]

Hike for the Homeless

Hike for the Homeless

Mike Simms, curator of the Echo Mountain ruins above Altadena, has been working for over a year to create a park for people to come up and enjoy. To highlight his new Friends of Echo Mountain group and all of the wonderful hikes he’s discovered, last December he welcomed one and all to participate in […]

Indian Jalfrezi Chicken

Indian Jalfrezi Chicken

Indian Jalfrezi Chicken —Gluten free & lactose free; may be prepared vegan and vegetarian   It’s hard not to love chicken tikka masala. Unfortunately, since masala sauce generally is made with yogurt and cream, finding love in a lactose-free version takes more work than simply ordering takeout. My recipe for at-home Indian relies on lactose-free […]

Utility Box Art 2

Utility Box Art 2

Box art: One of the relatively new ways for a city to promote local artists and create public art, as well as “beautify” something rather bulky and visually prominent—traffic signal utility boxes. We hope you enjoy our second of two posts about the newly painted signal boxes in South Pasadena. Read more about the Box […]

The Rose Queen

The Rose Queen

Imagine if Shakespeare had written a feminist epic. When ancient family rivalries pit an ineffectual king against his bloodthirsty cousin in a violent civil war, his charismatic queen takes over. Shakespeare’s “War of the Roses” plays featured women in unprecedentedly powerful roles long unknown to American audiences. Now, the “Rose Queen” has been adapted by […]

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