Archive for ‘August, 2016’


As Italian lawmakers consider veganism ban, looking at pros and cons of raising vegan kids

As Italian lawmakers consider veganism ban, looking at pros and cons of raising vegan kids

Three-year old Leonard and his five-year old sister Amelie enjoy eating a strawberries during the opening of the crop season on May 19, 2010 in Luedinghausen, western Germany.; Credit: VOLKER HARTMANN/AFP/Getty Images Restricting kids to a vegan diet could be considered child abuse punishable by jail time in Italy if a new proposal by a […]

July Real Estate Results: Sales drop significantly but median prices continue to rise

July Real Estate Results: Sales drop significantly but median prices continue to rise

Were there signs of weakness in Los Angeles’ real estate market in July or was the calendar at fault?  Redfin in its monthly Real Estate Tracker reported that monthly home sales dropped more than 9% in July compared to the same month last year. However, it appears that most of the decline was because there […]

Kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart campaigns against ‘the new drug:’ pornography

Kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart campaigns against ‘the new drug:’ pornography

Honoree Elizabeth Smart addresses the audience during the 2nd Annual Diller-von Furstenberg Awards at United Nations on March 11, 2011 in New York City.; Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Elizabeth Smart, who was kidnapped in 2002 at the age of 14, has spoken out against pornography, saying that it played a role in her abuse. In […]

Former Mayor Villaraigosa pays a visit to Boyle Heights

Former Mayor Villaraigosa pays a visit to Boyle Heights

BOYLE HEIGHTS — Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was spotted this morning with a camera crew at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights. Villaraigosa, who has been reportedly interested in running for governor in 2018, said he was being interviewed on the topic of gentrification for an upcoming segment of Vista L.A. on ABC 7. What […]

Debate: Under CA bill, minors would be shielded from prostitution charges

Debate: Under CA bill, minors would be shielded from prostitution charges

A man folds up baby strollers that were taken from his confiscated car after his arrest by a female police officer posing as a prostitute on Holt Boulevard during a major prostitution sting operation in Pomona.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Two bills are going through the state legislature that would protect minors from being prosecuted […]

Frugal shopping tips at 365; where does Chef Bezaire of L&E eat?; Eagle Rock’s freshest Filipino eatery

Frugal shopping tips at 365; where does Chef Bezaire of L&E eat?; Eagle Rock’s freshest Filipino eatery

By CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL Here are some tips to get the biggest bang for your buck at 365 by Whole Foods Market in Silver Lake according to Los Angeles Magazine. Tip number one offers advice on how to build a loaded salad at the salad bar. Another tip focuses on the inexpensive options for booze. Finish […]

House on fire in Highland Park [updated]

House on fire in Highland Park [updated]

HIGHLAND PARK — A one-story house is on fire this afternoon near Avenue 54 and Abbott Place, the L.A. Fire Department said on Twitter. Avenue 54 is being blocked from Figueroa to Abbott, according to LAFD. UPDATE @ 1:11 pm: The fire was extinguished in less than 20 minutes and did not spread to neighboring homes, […]

A Post for Fellow Treehuggers…

A Post for Fellow Treehuggers…

Trees, trees and more South Pasadena trees! I want to thank readers Johnny and Greenman for emailing me after yesterday’s post on the library tree.  You guys asked if I had any video slideshows of my many (many!) tree pictures?  I aims to please… But before you click on the above video, I am reminded […]

Eastside Weekend: Music and arts festivals in Eagle Rock, Echo Park and Highland Park

Eastside Weekend: Music and arts festivals in Eagle Rock, Echo Park and Highland Park

It’s the 17th year of the Eagle Rock Music Festival, with bands playing from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday In Echo Park, it’s the sixth year of Echo Park Rising, with events all weekend that include music and comedy on multiple stages. Out on the edge of Mount Washington, Councilmember Gil Cedillo hosts […]

State bill to expand definition of ‘Asian American’ draws ire, praise

State bill to expand definition of ‘Asian American’ draws ire, praise

The California state Capitol building is in downtown Sacramento, California.; Credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images AB1726, or the Accounting for Health and Education in API Demographics Act (AHEAD), would require higher education and public health institutions to collect data on more groups under the label, “Asian American.” There are currently only two categories to choose […]

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