Archive for ‘February, 2016’


Trump swears off profanity to the chagrin of some supporters

Trump swears off profanity to the chagrin of some supporters

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to voters on February 17, 2016 in Bluffton, South Carolina. T; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images At the most recent Republican debate, Donald Trump promised to stop using vulgarities such as “schlong,” “crap,” and the slang version the female sexual organ, but his impact on political rhetoric could be hard […]

Grim Sleeper: What you need to know as the long-awaited trial begins

Grim Sleeper: What you need to know as the long-awaited trial begins

Lonnie Franklin Jr., who has been charged with 10 counts of murder in what have been dubbed the “Grim Sleeper” serial killings that spanned two decades, appears at a court hearing.; Credit: Nick Ut/AP Testimony began Tuesday in the much-anticipated trial of Lonnie Franklin, Jr., a.k.a. ‘The Grim Sleeper.’ He’s pleading not guilty to ten […]

34th Black History Parade: Footsteps & Stepping Stones

34th Black History Parade: Footsteps & Stepping Stones

This year’s theme of the 34th Annual Black History Parade—one of the biggest and longest-running in California—is “Footprints in the Past – Stepping Stones to Our Future.” Following the parade will be the annual festival at Robinson’s Park. (Below, official text) On February 20, more than 80 entries will be featured in this celebration of […]

Will the Silver Lake saddle ever get built?

Will the Silver Lake saddle ever get built?

Early rendering of BLOOMRS – aka Silver Lake saddle SILVER LAKE —  City officials and community leaders were scheduled to gather this morning to dedicate more than $1 million in street improvements in Sunset Junction. But one of the highlights of that improvement project remains missing: a $125,000 public artwork in the shape of a […]

Moustafa, Montgomery, Aimée, Tim & Bock

Moustafa, Montgomery, Aimée, Tim & Bock

We know the known names: Janet Fitch, Naomi Hirahara, Denise Hamilton, Michelle Huneven, Ron Koertge, and Attica Locke—just to name a few of the acclaimed local authors in our midst. On February 21, Vroman’s Local Author day introduces us to five authors we may know nothing about, but maybe should. Kevin Montgomery was born and […]

Lost in Los Feliz: Black Bengal Cat

Lost in Los Feliz: Black Bengal Cat

Lost between Hillhurst and Vermont on Prospect, Feb 10, 2016. Looks like a normal teen sized black cat but his coat is softer and you can see faded marking in the sunlight. Also because this is a bengal cat his body is longer than normal. Anything but seafood works if trying to trap him. (beef/chicken […]

Black History Month: The Duncan Family

Black History Month: The Duncan Family

Pasadena Pacesetters: The Duncan Family “Despite this area’s long tradition of diversity, much local recorded history has been heavily focused on ‘elite’ elements of local life, with emphasis on topics such as Arroyo culture, Craftsman art and architecture, the Indiana Colony and their citrus groves, and the mansions of the very rich. While important, the […]

Crime doesn’t pay…or does it? D.C. looks to Richmond, CA model to incentivize good behavior

Crime doesn’t pay…or does it? D.C. looks to Richmond, CA model to incentivize good behavior

A man is brought to jail by a New York City Police Officer in New York City. Both New York and Chicago have recently witnessed spikes in crime and shootings.; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Rather than locking up repeat offenders, the city of Washington D.C. is considering an alternative that would incentivize them to behave. […]

Artists Selling Art to Support LACHSA

Artists Selling Art to Support LACHSA

Armory Center for the Arts is hosting “Tight Squeeze,” an exhibit—and sale—by 60+ local and Los Angeles artists to support LACHSA, the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. We and our HP teenage contributor know quite a few talented young men and women who have attended and currently attend this unique facility for […]

Habitat for Humanity: New Homes in Glendale

Habitat for Humanity: New Homes in Glendale

Seeking: Low-income, first-time home buyers. San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity is planning six new single family homes. The renderings look sleek and modern, rather like townhouses, and they will be located in Glendale. The Housing Authority has appropriated $1.4 million to the $2.8 million project, which includes the land purchase of $980,000, according to […]

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