Archive for ‘February, 2016’


Fairies in the Kitchen: Weezie Bat Food

Fairies in the Kitchen: Weezie Bat Food

L. A. and magic realism. “A place where life is a mystery, pain can lead to poetry, strangers become intertwined souls, and everyone is searching for the most beautiful and dangerous angel of all: love.” Francesca Lia Block‘s Weetzie Bat series has been called a “sophisticated, slinkster-cool love song to L. A., the book that […]

Analyzing the GOP presidential landscape after Trump chalks up another win in the Nevada caucuses

Analyzing the GOP presidential landscape after Trump chalks up another win in the Nevada caucuses

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guest gathered during a campaign event at the International Air Response facility. ; Credit: Ralph Freso/Getty Images After handily securing wins in the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries, it was all about the Donald once again Tuesday night. Just over 45 percent of registered Nevada Republicans caucused […]

Analyzing the GOP presidential landscape after Trump chalks up another win in the Nevada caucuses

Analyzing the GOP presidential landscape after Trump chalks up another win in the Nevada caucuses

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guest gathered during a campaign event at the International Air Response facility. ; Credit: Ralph Freso/Getty Images After handily securing wins in the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries, it was all about the Donald once again Tuesday night. Just over 45 percent of registered Nevada Republicans caucused […]

Lottery Loteria

Lottery Loteria

The Pasadena Playhouse’s Mi Historia, Mi Manera invites you to come for a brand new community-devised and site-specific Forum Play entitled Lottery Loteria created by Pasadena District 5 Community Members and performed at a neighborhood block party on Saturday, February 27th, 2016. The day long block party will take place between 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 […]

Welcome to the Neighborhood Jones Coffee!!

Welcome to the Neighborhood Jones Coffee!!

Vroman’s has some new friends that just moved into the neighborhood!! The Next Chapter, a new coffeehouse from Jones Coffee Roasters, has opened up in the space next to Vroman’s and we could not be more excited! They opened up just a little bit ago and are already getting some great buzz. Of course this […]

Welcome to the Neighborhood Jones Coffee!!

Welcome to the Neighborhood Jones Coffee!!

Vroman’s has some new friends that just moved into the neighborhood!! The Next Chapter, a new coffeehouse from Jones Coffee Roasters, has opened up in the space next to Vroman’s and we could not be more excited! They opened up just a little bit ago and are already getting some great buzz. Of course this […]

Work begins on second underground reservoir near Griffith Park; Atwater council seeking candidates

Work begins on second underground reservoir near Griffith Park; Atwater council seeking candidates

Lincoln Heights | Martha Benedict Work has begun to build a second underground reservoir between Griffith Park and the 134 and 5 freeways  to replace the Ivanhoe and Silver Lake reservoirs. The new Headworks West Reservoir  and the Headworks East Reservoir, completed in 2014, will hold a combined 110 million gallons of water once completed […]

Price cuts on Highland Park 2-bedroom; East L.A. corner rental; Mt. Washington 3-bedroom with sweeping views

Price cuts on Highland Park 2-bedroom; East L.A. corner rental; Mt. Washington 3-bedroom with sweeping views

Prices on more than a dozen homes, condos, apartments and other Eastside properties dropped during the past week. Here are some examples, followed by a breakdown by neighborhood: Highland Park: A two-bedroom, remodeled, Hub Street home – including a jetted tub and two-car garage – drops 5.6 percent, to $590,000. East Los Angeles:  East Olympic […]

In wake of Kalamazoo shooting, how and whether Uber should have local customer support

In wake of Kalamazoo shooting, how and whether Uber should have local customer support

The driver rating screen in an Uber app; Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images Before Jason Dalton allegedly carried out a shooting spree that left six dead on Saturday evening in Kalamazoo, Michigan, local police may have gotten at least two separate calls from people complaining about Uber driver who was all over the road. It’s unclear […]

El Diablo Bailarín

El Diablo Bailarín

This story made Ma want to be a good girl and made me afraid of sin.   When I was a kid growing up in East L. A., I couldn’t get enough of Ma’s cuentos. Her Mexican folk tales with their moral lessons and warnings of disaster used to scare the hell out of me. […]

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