Archive for ‘May, 2016’


LAPD Chief Beck: Skid Row dealers complained counting singles gave them carpal tunnel

LAPD Chief Beck: Skid Row dealers complained counting singles gave them carpal tunnel

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck speaks at a press conference on Monday, March 2, 2015, a day after an officer-involved shooting on L.A.’s Skid Row that left a homeless man dead.; Credit: Rina Palta/KPCC “I had never seen $600,000 in $1 bills and it just about fills the back of a pick-up truck.” That was L.A.’s […]

LAPD Chief Beck: Skid Row dealers complained counting singles gave them carpal tunnel

LAPD Chief Beck: Skid Row dealers complained counting singles gave them carpal tunnel

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck speaks at a press conference on Monday, March 2, 2015, a day after an officer-involved shooting on L.A.’s Skid Row that left a homeless man dead.; Credit: Rina Palta/KPCC “I had never seen $600,000 in $1 bills and it just about fills the back of a pick-up truck.” That was L.A.’s […]

Mark Steven Greenfield: Open Studios Tour

Mark Steven Greenfield: Open Studios Tour

Artist Mark Steven Greenfield is the next, and 3rd, exhibitor that we are featuring in Hometown Pasadena in anticipation of the next Open Studios Tour, June 4-5. We’re hoping these teases will tempt you to check out OpenStudios.gallery and start mapping out a strategy. From Mark Steven Greenfield… My work concerns itself with the complexities of the African […]

Avec Eric: Chef Ripert in Conversation with Jonathan Gold

Avec Eric: Chef Ripert in Conversation with Jonathan Gold

Eric Ripert is executive chef and co-owner of Le Bernardin restaurant in New York City. Born in France, Ripert attended culinary school in Perpignan and moved to the U. S. in 1989. By 1994 and at the age of 29, he was executive chef at Le Bernardin and earned a 4-star rating from the New York […]

Bike lanes? Road diet? Sidewalk repairs? Glassell Park to consider Verdugo Road safety improvements

Bike lanes? Road diet? Sidewalk repairs? Glassell Park to consider Verdugo Road safety improvements

GLASSELL PARK — Residents and city officials will gather Thursday night to consider traffic safety problems and potential solutions along an approximately mile-long stretch of Verdugo Road on the western section of the neighborhood. Those improvements could range from fixing sidewalks and making crosswalks more visible to adding bike lanes and removing lanes for cars […]

Japanese Gardens of Manzanar: Past, Present & Future

Japanese Gardens of Manzanar: Past, Present & Future

As part of its East Asian Garden Lecture Series, the Huntington presents “Japanese Gardens of Manzanar: Past, Present, and Future.” During World War II, the internment camp at Manzanar in the California desert held more than 10,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry. To ameliorate the harsh conditions, many of those imprisoned there built […]

LAPD Chief Beck joins AirTalk to discuss drug busts, ‘Spice’ abuse, and more

LAPD Chief Beck joins AirTalk to discuss drug busts, ‘Spice’ abuse, and more

Police Chief Charlie Beck in our studio to discuss issues facing the LAPD. What questions do you have for them? ; Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images LA’s Skid Row has seen a rash of drug overdoses recently, but did last month’s  arrest of 19 drug trafficking suspects last month change things on the streets? Chief Charlie […]

PCDA Open House, Variety Show & Russian Nights

PCDA Open House, Variety Show & Russian Nights

Play room, a gym, kitchens, music, and a play yard. Professional Child Development Associates invites families, friends, professionals, and the public at large to its open house on May 24. PCDA is committed to improving the lives of children and young adults with autism and other developmental challenges. Its programs include music, a creative arts […]

The Dragon Ring

The Dragon Ring

Ben Harper was once a poet, a musician, and a Renaissance Faire re-enactor. Now, he’s left all that behind to be a well-paid host on a British reality TV show. He’s happily married and enjoying fatherhood, yet he’s been denying himself—his talents, his desires, and yes, his actual Self. In Maggie Secara’s The Dragon Ring, book one […]

Enduring Heroes

Enduring Heroes

Todd, JP, Willie, Sergio, Cory, Rogelio, Joe, Adam, Dion, Carla, and Scott. They “are a diverse group of young soldiers who, nonetheless, have much in common. Those lucky enough to have known them, remember their bravery, selflessness, and the love they brought into the world.” They are… Army 2nd Lt. Todd Bryant Marine 2nd Lt. James […]

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