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Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Jan. 14 to 20

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Jan. 14 to 20

Here are free events scheduled Saturday, Jan. 14, to Friday, Jan. 20.All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! The 2007 documentary “Rare Earth” will be shown Saturday, Jan. 14, at 4 p.m. at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium (#91 on this map). Our planet is […]

Silver lining over Silver Lake

Silver lining over Silver Lake

Photo by Dan Gershon SILVER LAKE — After a cold, gray and rainy Thursday, the sun and blue skies appear to be making a comeback – at least in Silver Lake – at day’s end. Thanks to Dan Gershon for the photo. Update: Sandy Driscoll took some photos at  Echo Park Lake as the skies […]

Debating BuzzFeed’s decision to publish the Trump-Russia dossier

Debating BuzzFeed’s decision to publish the Trump-Russia dossier

The logo of news website BuzzFeed is seen on a computer screen in Washington on March 25, 2014. ; Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk BuzzFeed’s decision to publish an unverified dossier purporting to detail Russia’s compromising material on Donald Trump has fired up a vigorous debate about 21st Century journalism. Jane Kirtley, a media ethicist […]

Officers didn’t use body cameras during fatal Boyle Heights shooting; Glassell Park tree crushes car; how to audition for El Sereno arts school

Officers didn’t use body cameras during fatal Boyle Heights shooting; Glassell Park tree crushes car; how to audition for El Sereno arts school

Eastside Scene: Clouds over Dodger Stadium | Daveed Kapoor Police revealed that the two officers who fatally shot 16-year-old José Méndez last February had failed to turn on their body cameras before the incident began, reports the L.A. Times. Also, the Méndez’ family filed federal lawsuit over the shooting, reports Boyle Heights Beat. The shooting […]

Snow and slush in Echo Park? Snowball fights in Eagle Rock? Welcome to the winter of 1949

Snow and slush in Echo Park? Snowball fights in Eagle Rock? Welcome to the winter of 1949

Echo Park snowfall | Rick Morton It was nearly 70 years ago that Los Angeles found itself in the middle of three-days of light snow and flurries that blanketed the city, including the steep hills of Echo Park and Silver Lake as well as Occidental College in Eagle Rock. If a light rain can create […]

Unpacking Trump’s first post-election news conference

Unpacking Trump’s first post-election news conference

President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a news cenference at Trump Tower on January 11, 2017 in New York City. This is Trump’s first official news conference since the November elections.; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images AirTalk A verbal tussle with a CNN reporter, the President-elect’s denial of everything in a dossier purported to detail Trump’s involvement […]

Unpacking Trump’s first post-election news conference

Unpacking Trump’s first post-election news conference

President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a news cenference at Trump Tower on January 11, 2017 in New York City. This is Trump’s first official news conference since the November elections.; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images AirTalk A verbal tussle with a CNN reporter, the President-elect’s denial of everything in a dossier purported to detail Trump’s involvement […]

Crime? Gentrification? Development? Tell us what the big issues are going to be in this year’s City Council races

Crime? Gentrification? Development? Tell us what the big issues are going to be in this year’s City Council races

By BARRY LANK Try to recover from the last election if you can, because we have another one in a couple of months – and, believe it or not, it will probably have more immediate impact on your life than the presidential race did. On March 7, the city holds primaries for eight city council […]

Lawmakers, budget watchers’ first look at Governor Brown’s 2017-2018 state budget proposal

Lawmakers, budget watchers’ first look at Governor Brown’s 2017-2018 state budget proposal

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks to reporters as he announces his proposed budget at the California State Capitol on January 10, 2011 in Sacramento, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk California Governor Jerry Brown unveiled his budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year today and for the first time in four years, it projects a […]

Echo Park shooting turns out to be a movie shoot

Echo Park shooting turns out to be a movie shoot

ECHO PARK — If you were one of the Echo Park residents who wondered what all that shooting was about on Saturday night, this video clip may explain it. Wendy A. took this video on Lake Shore Avenue, which had been closed off south of Scott Avenue for the filming of what was is apparently […]

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