Archive for ‘May, 2017’


Jo Nesbo @ All Saints

Jo Nesbo @ All Saints

We first became attached to Harry Hole, Oslo detective, in The Snowman. Of course, that’s no. 7 in the Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole (“Hoo-leh”) series, so we’ve had to backtrack, as well as catchup. The newest release is The Thirst and Vroman’s presents Nesbo in conversation with Hollywood Reporter editor Andy Lewis at All Saints […]

The Aymars: “Spring” & “The New Face of Old Age”

The Aymars: “Spring” & “The New Face of Old Age”

Geoff Aymar is a fellow Connecticut transplant. He’s an exemplary jazz musician, and not the only family member bursting with creative talent. To begin with, his grandfather Gordon C. Aymar is a 1914 Yale graduate, avid sailor, photographer, portraitist, author, art editor for Harper’s Weekly and Vanity Fair, and a poet…   Spring by Gordon C. Aymar, April […]

Mother’s Day 2017: Or Possibly, Probably, the Penultimate Purple Post

Mother’s Day 2017: Or Possibly, Probably, the Penultimate Purple Post

This past week was a bit of a challenge.  James was in Alabama – on business – and I was alone tending to dogs and domicile.  My Ex used to travel about one third of the year, so by comparison, the occasional trip James makes is “no big deal”.  But, it kind of is. First […]

Mother’s Day 2017: Or Possibly, Probably, the Penultimate Purple Post

Mother’s Day 2017: Or Possibly, Probably, the Penultimate Purple Post

This past week was a bit of a challenge.  James was in Alabama – on business – and I was alone tending to dogs and domicile.  My Ex used to travel about one third of the year, so by comparison, the occasional trip James makes is “no big deal”.  But, it kind of is. First […]

Afternoon Tea Among the Roses

Afternoon Tea Among the Roses

It had been a long day, so we are cheered when a friend suggests we meet and take a walk in the Huntington Gardens. Even better as it turns out (since our long day has not been accompanied by sustenance) that upon meeting our friend she expresses an insistent hunger and wonders, would we care […]

Pot Luck & Plant Exchange at La Casita del Arroyo

Pot Luck & Plant Exchange at La Casita del Arroyo

The Mediterranean Garden Society welcomes everyone to its 2nd Annual Pot Luck Luncheon & Plant Exchange at La Casita del Arroyo on May 20. We’ll let MGS do the explaining… Our wonderful winter rains have spurred exuberant spring growth in our gardens. Start now saving those cuttings—succulents, summer-dry plants, any of your favorites—as you do your spring garden clean-up. […]

Sunday’s Cat: Rudy on duty in Virgil Village

Sunday’s Cat: Rudy on duty in Virgil Village

Rudy, the watch cat | Glen Phillips VIRGIL VILLAGE  —  Susan Suhar Phillips describes Rudy is as  our “watch cat” who keeps an eye on things.  “He roams the perimeter of our yard and sits on guard by our fence. He’s roaring in this pic – or might be yawning.” Got a cute cat photo […]

All Star Saturday in Echo Park: Pharrell, Billy Joel & Kid Cudi

All Star Saturday in Echo Park: Pharrell, Billy Joel & Kid Cudi

Pharrell running through Echo Park | Chad Christopher ECHO PARK — A trio of stars — Pharrell, Billy Joel & Kid Cudi — attracted attention across Echo Park late this afternoon and tonight. Many Echo Park streets were gridlocked early this evening as tens of thousands of fans headed to Dodger Stadium to attend a […]

2016-2017 Teacher of the Year Nominee: Miss Armig of St. Gregory Hovsepian School!

2016-2017 Teacher of the Year Nominee: Miss Armig of St. Gregory Hovsepian School!

Shahe Mankerian nominated Miss Armig of St. Gregory Hovsepian School The gods of education have a wicked sense of humor; they purposefully bestow upon every individual only one great teacher. Ask anyone, “Who’s your favorite teacher?” and the answer always comes in haste, always a single name, always with an honorary prefix Mr., Mrs., Miss, […]

Casita Del Campo turns 55; vinyl and haircut, anyone?; recognition for Oinkster owner

Casita Del Campo turns 55; vinyl and haircut, anyone?; recognition for Oinkster owner

BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL Next week, Casita Del Campo in Silver Lake begins its celebration of serving and entertaining the public for the past 55 years. The event also commemorates the memory of restaurant founder Rudy Martin Del Campo – a former actor and dancer who appeared in “West Side Story” as one of the Sharks. […]

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