Archive for ‘July, 2016’


California makes vaccines mandatory for schoolchildren — which side are you on?

California makes vaccines mandatory for schoolchildren — which side are you on?

As California’s new law requiring almost all children entering day care, kindergarten or 7th grade to be vaccinated against various diseases took effect Friday.; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images As California’s new law requiring almost all children entering day care, kindergarten or 7th grade to be vaccinated against various diseases took effect Friday, opponents filed a […]

Explore South Pasadena’s Historic Buildings

Explore South Pasadena’s Historic Buildings

Then and now… The Los Angeles region doesn’t have the greatest track record when it comes to preserving landmarks.  Despite the efforts of dedicated preservationists, many architectural wonders have been lost to the wrecking ball.  The Richfield Tower, The Brown Derby, The Garden of Allah, and The Ambassador Hotel are just a few of the […]

What does the Silver Lake Reservoir’s dry look do to home prices?

What does the Silver Lake Reservoir’s dry look do to home prices?

Eastsider file photo, June 2012 Silver Lake Reservoir pictured earlier this year | Barry Lank By BARRY LANK SILVER LAKE — There are many reasons why residents were happy to hear that the now barren Silver Lake Reservoir would start to be refilled next spring. But one reason is of particular interest to homeowners: the […]

What does the Silver Lake Reservoir’s dry look do to home prices?

What does the Silver Lake Reservoir’s dry look do to home prices?

Eastsider file photo, June 2012 Silver Lake Reservoir pictured earlier this year | Barry Lank By BARRY LANK SILVER LAKE — There are many reasons why residents were happy to hear that the now barren Silver Lake Reservoir would start to be refilled next spring. But one reason is of particular interest to homeowners: the […]

Congressional leaders promise new vote on Zika funding deadlock

Congressional leaders promise new vote on Zika funding deadlock

David Henrique Ferreira, 5 months, who was born with microcephaly, is kissed by his mother Mylene Helena Ferreira in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil.; Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images An emergency funding bill dedicated to combating the Zika virus is expected to come up for another contentious vote in Congress this week. Republicans and Democrats are quarrelling […]

2016 Bridge Party

2016 Bridge Party

Beautiful steel rims and pony seats, Wreck N Sow and Crimson Crowbar, rum punch and lemon lager, and Bling Bling dumpling’s and Big Mama’s ribs: get yourself ready for Pasadena Heritage‘s 2016 Colorado Bridge Street Party. For the last “Party,” we arrived just as the sun was heading for the treetops. We strolled the walkway of […]

Pasadena POPS in Summer

Pasadena POPS in Summer

No matter what style of music moves your soul, sometimes the setting at a particular moment makes all the difference. No one’s home and your strutting down the hallway belting out Pat Benetar’s “Hit Me with Your Best Shot”… hearing your kid singing and practicing his guitar—hitting his stride during Johnny Cash’s “Walk the Line”… a clambake on […]

Fifty Shades of Pianissimo & Salsa Is Not Necessarily Sex

Fifty Shades of Pianissimo & Salsa Is Not Necessarily Sex

Just these titles make it worth taking a deeper look… Fifty Shades of Pianissimo Salsa Is Not Necessarily Sex Music @ Boston Court presents its Summer Main Stage Series with Piano Spheres’ Vicki Ray, a musical theater extravaganza, “an ear-bending evening including Stockhausen’s magnum opus Kontakte,” and a Bolivian chanteuse. The series opens Friday, July […]

Price cuts on gated Echo Park duplex; top-floor Monterey Hills condo; convenient 2-bedroom in El Sereno

Price cuts on gated Echo Park duplex; top-floor Monterey Hills condo; convenient 2-bedroom in El Sereno

Prices on around 20 homes, condos, apartments and other Eastside properties dropped during the past week. Here are some examples, followed by a breakdown by neighborhood: Echo Park:  Price drops more than $50,000 (the second price cut in about a month) on a gated duplex – two units with four bedrooms apiece. $997,825. Monterey Hills: Price […]

LA Magazine food critic details his three requirements for food to be considered ‘artisanal’

LA Magazine food critic details his three requirements for food to be considered ‘artisanal’

The cover of Patric Kuh’s newest book, “Finding the Flavors We Lost.”; Credit: Harper Collins Terms like “artisanal” and “farm to table” are used widely in our food-obsessed culture today. But what do those terms really mean? Where do they come from? Los Angeles Magazine’s award-winning restaurant critic Patric Kuh explores the origins of these […]

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