Archive for ‘December, 2016’


A somersault off a Highland Park diving board catapulted Sammy Lee into Olympic history

A somersault off a Highland Park diving board catapulted Sammy Lee into Olympic history

Sammy Lee diving in Helsinki, 1952 | Courtesy of Occidental College Special Collections and College Archives Diver Sammy Lee, who died last week at age 96, was the first Asian-American to win an Olympic gold medal, earning his first gold in London in 1948 and a second in Helsinki in 1952.  But years before he […]

Oakland fire could be a symptom of larger housing problem in California

Oakland fire could be a symptom of larger housing problem in California

A fireman stands before a warehouse after it was destroyed by a fire, December 3, 2016 in Oakland, California.; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk As the death toll continues to climb, now at 36, in the tragic Oakland fire on Friday night, fire officials have temporarily halted search effort because the building has been deemed too […]

A colorful end to the weekend

A colorful end to the weekend

Photo by Dan Gershon Dan Gershon of Silver Lake was one of the people across the Eastside who enjoyed today’s Sunday sunset. Here are some more images: ♥️ #echopark #happyplace A photo posted by Nicole Stokman (@nic_penney) on Dec 4, 2016 at 5:28pm PST The colors the colors. #sunset #palmtree(s) #sky #rooftops #BoyleHeights #LA A […]

Suspects on the run in Echo Park; tourist struck by car in Los Feliz

Suspects on the run in Echo Park; tourist struck by car in Los Feliz

Today’s Photo: Secret stairs, Elysian Heights | Dave Ptach Police conducted two separate searches for suspects in Echo Park on Friday. During the first search, police closed off streets near Glendale Boulevard and Laveta Terrace on Friday afternoon as they were looking for a stolen vehicle suspect. A possible suspect was apprehended. On Friday night […]

Craftsman Homes of South Pasadena

Craftsman Homes of South Pasadena

Take a look at some of South Pasadena’s Craftsman homes If you move to South Pasadena, chances are you have an affinity (possibly bordering on obsession) for the Arts and Crafts movement. You’ll find hundreds of Craftsman homes in these few square miles, one after another, tucked humbly under generations-old shade trees like little zen […]

Shopper & Diner: Best sweets at Proof in Atwater; now serving blowfish in Silver Lake; BYOB at Masa of Echo Park

Shopper & Diner: Best sweets at Proof in Atwater; now serving blowfish in Silver Lake; BYOB at Masa of Echo Park

BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL Proof Bakery in Atwater Village made Eater LA’s list of best places to pick up holiday sweets in Los Angeles. Find some of the city’s best croissants and seasonal tarts. Proof Bakery is located on the 3100 block of Glendale Boulevard in Atwater Village. In other Shopper & Diner News: The blowfish […]

One year later: Community, religious leaders reflect on San Bernardino terror attack

One year later: Community, religious leaders reflect on San Bernardino terror attack

Jennifer and husband Roy Trules cry as the names of victims are read aloud during a moment of silence concluding a vigil at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino on Thursday night, Dec. 3, 2015. Both were friends with 26-year-old Aurora Godoy of San Jacinto. Roy Trules first met Godoy more than three years ago […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Dec. 3 to 9

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Dec. 3 to 9

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Dec. 3, to Friday, Dec. 9.All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to read books to gentle, well-trained dogs at Barks and Books sponsored by the Pasadena Humane Society Saturday, Dec. 3, […]

Who will replace Xavier Becerra as the Eastside’s congress rep?

Who will replace Xavier Becerra as the Eastside’s congress rep?

Rep. Xavier Becerra After  serving in Congress for nearly a quarter century, Rep. Xavier Becerra said this morning that he had accepted Gov. Jerry Brown’s nomination to serve as state attorney general. The campaign to replace Becerra began soon after. In fact, it began within an hour of the governor’s announcement. One former state official […]

Legal experts discuss next steps for California’s death penalty system under Prop 66

Legal experts discuss next steps for California’s death penalty system under Prop 66

A gurney in Huntsville, Texas, where prisoners are executed. The death penalty was at the Supreme Court again Wednesday.; Credit: Pat Sullivan/AP AirTalk Despite showing its true blue color on issues like marijuana and gun control, California surprised many when voters chose to shoot down a proposition to abolish the state’s long defunct death penalty […]

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