Archive for ‘April, 2016’


Rotary Club Pasadena Awarding Tens of Thousands of Dollars to 21 Community Organizations

Rotary Club Pasadena Awarding Tens of Thousands of Dollars to 21 Community Organizations

Well, thank you Pasadena professionals and businesses! The Pasadena Rotary Club is holding its annual community grants award luncheon on April 27, and twenty-one local organizations shall benefit, receiving monetary awards totaling $38,500. Recipients include Light Bringer Project (congratulations, Tom and Paddy!), American Legion Post 13; Pacific Clinics, Learning Works Charter School, A Noise Within, L. A. […]

Ederra Design Studio: Showcase House Master Suite

Ederra Design Studio: Showcase House Master Suite

One of the many areas of this year’s Showcase House of Design that we enjoyed is the Master Suite, designed by Cynthia Lambakis and Samantha Williams of Ederra Design Studio. Cynthia is a native of Eagle Rock and is currently “the proud owner of a 1926 Spanish home in the Pasadena area, which she is meticulously restoring.” She […]

The Walled Wife

The Walled Wife

      Footnote #2 (must): This Part Doesn’t Actually Happen in the “Ballad of the Walled-Up Wife,” but I punish the queens anyway The littlest sister leaves; her baby cries. Eventually, the sisters swaddle him to near collapse. He can barely breathe, much less bawl himself to sleep. By the time his mother is […]

Scenes & Sightings from Boyle Heights

Scenes & Sightings from Boyle Heights

A selection of recent Instagram photos from Boyle Heights. the sky looks so nice rn omg #eastla #sky #iphone6s #liveauthentic #sunset #picoftheday #capture #boyleheights #naturephotography #nature #skylovers A photo posted by @julie_jaay666 on Apr 22, 2016 at 7:52pm PDT Did u find it? #occrew #la #losangeles #eastlos #boyleheights #lagraffiti #stickerbomb A photo posted by Ryota […]

Bulletin Board: Casino Night & Fiesta Benefitting East LA Kids on April 29th

Bulletin Board: Casino Night & Fiesta Benefitting East LA Kids on April 29th

Submitted by Rotary Club of East Los Angeles The Rotary Club of East Los Angeles is hosting their 12th Annual Cinco de Mayo Casino Night & Fiesta on Friday, April 29, 2016 at Tamayo Restaurant in East Los Angeles. It’s a great evening for attendees and benefits the East LA Community. This fundraiser supports scholarships […]

Moon, Spoon, June

Moon, Spoon, June

Now that I have been retired for just over four years (can you believe it?!), I have been venturing back to my love of creative writing after having spent nearly 40 years writing in the advertising and municipal government worlds. Writing more creatively, as I did prolifically as a child, teenager and young adult, is […]

For Sale: Mid-Century Modern in the San Rafael Hills!

For Sale: Mid-Century Modern in the San Rafael Hills!

Sponsored Post 1452 Brixton Road | $950,000 | Property Website Boardrooms, meetings, and memos don’t exist here. After all, this is home. It’s where impromptu evenings with 5 of your besties means grabbing a chilled Chardonnay from your built-in, stainless steel, refrigerator and turning up the flame on your Wolf range. And on evenings like […]

What the Uber settlement means for passengers, drivers

What the Uber settlement means for passengers, drivers

In what’s being hailed as a major coup for Uber, the ridesharing company has settled a series of class action lawsuits by drivers. ; Credit: TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images In what’s being hailed as a major coup for Uber, the ride-hailing company has settled a series of class action lawsuits by drivers. Under the settlement, Uber […]

What the Uber settlement means for passengers, drivers

What the Uber settlement means for passengers, drivers

In what’s being hailed as a major coup for Uber, the ridesharing company has settled a series of class action lawsuits by drivers. ; Credit: TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images In what’s being hailed as a major coup for Uber, the ride-hailing company has settled a series of class action lawsuits by drivers. Under the settlement, Uber […]

A light tour of Echo Park’s dark past

A light tour of Echo Park’s dark past

The Bat Man Murder House | Kim Cooper BY BARRY LANK Fun fact: If you go to a little parklet by Riverside Drive, you can see where The Hillside Stranglers dumped some of their victims. That, in fact, is one of the first stops on the Echo Park Book of the Dead Tour, which is rolling […]

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