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Restaurant in the works for former Silver Lake doughnut shop

Restaurant in the works for former Silver Lake doughnut shop

SILVER LAKE —  The patio at Tang’s Donuts once hosted lively chess and backgammon games and served as the weekly starting point for the nighttime bike rides of the Wolfpack Hustle.  But the outdoor tables have been empty and the patio deserted for nearly three years since Tang’s closed, leaving a void at the busy […]

Halloween in South Pasadena

Halloween in South Pasadena

Halloween in South Pas I get nostalgic around Halloween.   More than any other holiday, Halloween reminds me of life’s brevity.  How quickly kids grow up: last year’s fairy costume doesn’t fit, someone’s too old to dress up like a pirate, this year the neighbor’s giant blow-up monster no longer seems menacing… You want to […]

SoCal responds to police chiefs’ group’s apology for past racial injustice

SoCal responds to police chiefs’ group’s apology for past racial injustice

Law enforcement officers listen to US President Barack Obama speak at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference and Exposition in Chicago.; Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk The head of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Terry Cunningham, made an announcement Monday apologizing for the “historical mistreatment of communities of color.” As […]

Wait, Wait — Follow the What to Where?

Wait, Wait — Follow the What to Where?

I snapped this photo on June 16 of this year. It’s a lonesome dirt road on a 171-acre farm in rural north-central Kentucky.  For years I have known about the private Easley Cemetery on this farm. It includes the graves of my third great-grandfather Joseph Easley Sr. (1764-1849) who established the farm, my second great-grandfather Joseph […]

Wait, Wait — Follow the What to Where?

Wait, Wait — Follow the What to Where?

I snapped this photo on June 16 of this year. It’s a lonesome dirt road on a 171-acre farm in rural north-central Kentucky.  For years I have known about the private Easley Cemetery on this farm. It includes the graves of my third great-grandfather Joseph Easley Sr. (1764-1849) who established the farm, my second great-grandfather Joseph […]

Lost in Elysian Heights: 7 month old kitten

Lost in Elysian Heights: 7 month old kitten

Very friendly, fluffy black kitten missing since Friday. She has a blue collar with little yellow fish and is microchipped, but no tag. Alessando/Loma Vista Place area. She is hard to keep indoors, and likes to visit neighbors/will go in and flop down almost anywhere. Hoping she is safe. We miss her. Have you seen […]

Cursing… there’s a neurological explanation for it

Cursing… there’s a neurological explanation for it

American actor Bobs Watson (1930 – 1999) emphatically shouts in a scene with actor Jim Backus (1913 – 1989) from ‘The Jim Backus Show’ (also known as ‘Hot Off The Wire’), 1960. ; Credit: NBC Television/Getty Images AirTalk Why do we curse? And for those of us who do it, why do we love it? […]

Praying mantis finds a fan in Silver Lake

Praying mantis finds a fan in Silver Lake

Silver Lake praying mantis | Bern French SILVER LAKE — A few weeks back we posted a photo of a Monarch butterfly that was raised by Sandy Driscoll in her Silver Lake backyard.  Turns out Sandy is not the only Silver Lake resident who likes to nurture insects.  Bern French (who shared the photo above) is […]

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Shopper & Diner: Intelligentsia returns; Moby sings Silver Lake restaurant blues; hi to Honey Hi in Echo Park

Shopper & Diner: Intelligentsia returns; Moby sings Silver Lake restaurant blues; hi to Honey Hi in Echo Park

By CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL Intelligentsia is back in business after shutting down for a few weeks due to a remodel, Eater LA reports. The space itself almost looks the same, with the exception of a less cluttered look – with brighter tile, an uplifted sheen and other subtleties. Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea is located in the […]

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