Archive for ‘February, 2017’


Future Awake in Mouth of NOW

Future Awake in Mouth of NOW

Gerda Govine Ituarte is a woman we’ve come to know; initially over a bowl of soup at Euro Pane (the original) and subsequently via quick chats at events, some phone calls, and email. She’s a businesswoman, a consultant, an activist, a supporter, and a poet. We admit readily that we are not learned when it comes […]

Ojai Olive Oil

Ojai Olive Oil

One finds Ojai Olive Oil Company at the end of a dirt, rut-filled road. It’s a bit bumpy, but after the meandering up through the neighborhoods, the tight u-turn after a missed turnoff, and the increasing lushness and ever-crowding foliage we enter another world. The day is overcast and the main building looks more barrack […]

City cleans up Silver Lake area homeless encampment – for now

City cleans up Silver Lake area homeless encampment – for now

A large team of workers and vehicles – including a dump truck and a small tractor – were deployed today to clean up a large homeless encampment that had spread to both sides of an underpass on the border of Silver Lake and Historic Filipinotown. An Eastsider reader who tipped us off about the cleanup […]

City cleans up Silver Lake area homeless encampment – for now

City cleans up Silver Lake area homeless encampment – for now

A large team of workers and vehicles – including a dump truck and a small tractor – were deployed today to clean up a large homeless encampment that had spread to both sides of an underpass on the border of Silver Lake and Historic Filipinotown. An Eastsider reader who tipped us off about the cleanup […]

Ooey Gooey Weekend

Ooey Gooey Weekend

You say to a child, “It will be ooey and gooey” and eyes widen and mischievous grins form as images of a wet and gooey mess—all the way up to one’s elbows—dazzles the imagination. During President’s Day Weekend, Kidspace is welcomes kids to delve into an ooey gooey extreme… Create play dough poop sculptures and learn how […]

Support Young Women & Girls’ Programs

Support Young Women & Girls’ Programs

Tech Girls, Express Yourself!, and Girls Empowerment Summer Camp are a few of the programs that YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley hosts with the “aim to empower young women” age 10 to 17. YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley has been serving the Pasadena area for over 110 years and continually need to infuse its scholarship fund so that every […]

Sondheim’s Company

Sondheim’s Company

Thank you, dear friend, who informed us of the newest production in rehearsal at Theater Arts Caltech, Company by Stephen Sondheim opens February 24 and runs through March 4. (Text courtesy of TAC on FB.) Theater Arts Caltech, a diverse group of Caltech undergrads/grads/staff/alums, JPL and associated community members, dives headfirst into the Sondheim revival with a contemporary spin […]

Baklava on the Kitchen Table

Baklava on the Kitchen Table

Fruit flies hovered over the ooze of the honey syrup. Crumbled walnuts mimicked broken teeth. No one touched them. The paper thin filo dough became wrinkled, and Mother kept pushing the plate to the center of the table. During breakfast, I placed olive seeds next to the fallen pistachios. Mother removed them with irritation and […]

Love Set Up in the Breakroom (A Book Store Love Story!)

Love Set Up in the Breakroom (A Book Store Love Story!)

Book Store Love Stories continues with another love found while working at Vroman’s from Anne! Remember you can still continue to submit your stories! ———————————- by Anne I met Sean at Vroman’s in 1985.  We were both employees, he in what was then called Commercial Stationery (now the pen department) and I in the Book Department. […]

Monday politics: Trump Admin looks to rework immigration order, Gen. Michael Flynn in hot water and what to expect from this week’s PM visits to White House

Monday politics: Trump Admin looks to rework immigration order, Gen. Michael Flynn in hot water and what to expect from this week’s PM visits to White House

U.S. President Donald Trump (R) during a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada (not pictured) in the Oval Office at the White House on February 13, 2017 in Washington, D.C. ; Credit: Pool/Getty Images AirTalk® President Trump spent a relatively quiet weekend on the links, playing golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe […]

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