Archive for ‘September, 2016’


Surprising signs and sights at the Silver Lake Reservoir

Surprising signs and sights at the Silver Lake Reservoir

Photo by Dane Taylor SILVER LAKE — Some new  historical markers and a big pool of water in an otherwise dry reservoir bed are attracting attention at the Silver Lake Reservoir. Dane Taylor (who took the photo above) and other residents have noticed that a big wet spot has been growing in the reservoir, which […]

Eastside Weekend: Free solo cello in Echo Park; ‘Tell Your True Tale’ in East L.A.; live Dub Reggae in Frogtown

Eastside Weekend: Free solo cello in Echo Park; ‘Tell Your True Tale’ in East L.A.; live Dub Reggae in Frogtown

Solo cellist Maksim Velichkin performs for free in Echo Park for the Edendale Up Close concert series. The East L.A. public library hosts the 7th volume in Tell Your True Tale: East Los Angeles, the writing workshop by author and former L.A. Times reporter Sam Quinones. In Frogtown, Friends of the Los Angeles River’s riverfront […]

Is #OscarsSoWhite creating ageist consequences?

Is #OscarsSoWhite creating ageist consequences?

A general view of atmosphere at the 86th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on January 16, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. ; Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Hollywood writer, Robert Bassing, is threatening to sue the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences. The potential suit was sparked by a recent policy […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Sept. 17 to 23

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Sept. 17 to 23

Here are free events scheduled Saturday, Sept. 17, to Friday, Sept. 23. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Everybody loves to meet firefighters and see big, red fire engines up close. Come to an open house at Fire Station 34 (Del […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Sept. 17 to 23

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Sept. 17 to 23

Here are free events scheduled Saturday, Sept. 17, to Friday, Sept. 23. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Everybody loves to meet firefighters and see big, red fire engines up close. Come to an open house at Fire Station 34 (Del […]

For Sale: Exceptional Hilltop Mid-Century Modern

For Sale: Exceptional Hilltop Mid-Century Modern

Sponsored Post 4651 Castle Crest Dr | $769,000 | Property Website Welcome home to this fabulous, turn-key, entertainer’s hilltop dream! This exceptional mid-century modern on a 9,258 SF lot (as per SBA) exudes serenity with stunning panoramic views of the city lights and mountains from every room, including the iconic Eagle Rock landmark! This 2+2 […]

How global agriculture, farmers will be impacted by Bayer-Monsanto mega-deal

How global agriculture, farmers will be impacted by Bayer-Monsanto mega-deal

The picture taken on September 8, 2016 shows a sign with the logo at the headquarter of German chemical company Bayer. What are the implications of the Monsanto-Bayer merger? ; Credit: PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images Hoping to create a one-stop shop for all of farmers’ crop-growing and protection needs, the German chemical giant Bayer has purchased […]

Echo Park assault suspect pleads not guilty; 61-year-old woman goes missing in Boyle Heights

Echo Park assault suspect pleads not guilty; 61-year-old woman goes missing in Boyle Heights

Elysian Park | Scott Fajack Russell Harrison, who police claim is responsible for a series of assaults and burglaries aimed at female apartment dwellers in East Hollywood, Echo Park and elsewhere, plead not guilty to seven felony counts. The 34-year-old suspect could face a life sentence if convicted of the charges. NBC L.A. Police are […]

Recommended Reading List of South Pasadena Authors

Recommended Reading List of South Pasadena Authors

I’ll bet most people in South Pasadena have no idea that they are living side by side with some pretty amazing authors.  From children’s books to political commentary, history to literary fiction, the scope of books penned by South Pasadena writers is vast and wonderful. From time to time, I will highlight a few of […]

Just Listed For Sale: Architectural Treehouse in Hollywood Hills West

Just Listed For Sale: Architectural Treehouse in Hollywood Hills West

Sponsored Post 3065 Valevista Trail | 2 Bed, 2 Bath | $1,099,999 This is California living at its best! Your perfect outdoor oasis awaits you in this architectural treehouse with a detached studio. The home features built-in shelving, beamed ceilings, cozy fireplace and two sets of french doors leading to the multiple decks. Outside you […]

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