Archive for ‘June, 2017’


What’s next for the LAPD Cadets program?

What’s next for the LAPD Cadets program?

Cadets in the LAPD’s Newton Division are required to go through a 16-week academy that takes place on Saturdays.; Credit: Brian De Los Santos/OnCentral AirTalk® Over the weekend more than 450 LAPD cadets graduated from the youth program. The ceremony was uncharacteristically solemn after a rough couple of weeks in the news. It all started […]

Something Wild in My Garden

Something Wild in My Garden

As the summer heat descends—a bit early, mind you; Mother Nature, where’s our “June Gloom”?—and our gardens need attending, Cactus Gallery brings some levity, truth, poignancy, and whimsy into our days with its new exhibit “Something Wild in My Garden.” The show’s featured artist is Olga Ponomarenko: In this series of paintings, I chose wild […]

I Do Exist

I Do Exist

      I Do Exist It’s hard to hear my mom talking baby talk. I’d rather go to sleep than think of this. It seems so fast—from craziness of raising a child alone To carrying a diaper bag for my mom. There is no special shower thrown, in which I receive a diaper bag […]

Watermelon Caprese Salad

Watermelon Caprese Salad

Who doesn’t love a caprese salad? It’s got ripe tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil—topped off with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. It’s summer in a salad. I was having friends over for a BBQ and thought the kids might be more into a watermelon salad than a tomato salad, so I changed my usual caprese into […]

For Sale: Space, Views and Serenity in Highland Park

For Sale: Space, Views and Serenity in Highland Park

Sponsored Post 1133 Toledo St. | 975,000 | Property Website This rare find in red-hot Highland Park provides high style and a great bedroom count in a quiet cul-de-sac location. Notes of cool California Modernism resound throughout the light-filled two level layout that seamlessly connects the living, dining and kitchen to tranquil outdoor spaces. The […]

1906 SF Earthquake: Found Pics

1906 SF Earthquake: Found Pics

Though this is not the history of Pasadena or even San Gabriel Valley, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake is a defining moment in our state’s history. I stumbled upon some historic photographs—was gobsmacked—and I can’t resist sharing them. My mother and I were visiting family up in Greenbrae, Marin County. My cousin has a pile of books, ranging […]

A Brilliant Light Has Gone Out

A Brilliant Light Has Gone Out

This is the last photo I ever took of Jay Blackshaw. It was just a couple of days after her birthday in 2015, and a group of former Pasadena City Council field representatives and I threw her a luncheon party at the Silverado/Huntington Memory Care home in Alhambra. There was still a bit of a […]

Sure sign of summer

Sure sign of summer

Bowe’s lemonade stand | Photo by Sandy Driscoll SILVER LAKE —  This industrious kid named Bowe knows there’s nothing like a cool glass of freshly squeezed lemonade to beat the summer heat — especially at a $1 a pop.  He had a nice shady spot on West Silver Lake Boulevard near the Chandelier Tree when […]

Cheap Israeli eats in Silver Lake; Echo Park kink; Eagle Rock pasta

Cheap Israeli eats in Silver Lake; Echo Park kink; Eagle Rock pasta

BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL Mh Zh has captured the Israeli café vibe, according to the LA Weekly. Initially, the long wait, “rickety tables and chairs,” and “painfully Silver Lake-ian crowd” struck a nerve with restaurant reviewer Besha Rodell. But after paying for dishes, such as the potatoes with charred lemon and a lamb “ragooooo” at a […]

Democratic Senator Josh Newman on recall effort

Democratic Senator Josh Newman on recall effort

Freshman state Sen. Josh Newman, D-Fullerton, holds his daughter Cecily, six months, as he waits to be sworn-in to the state Senate, in Sacramento, Calif.; Credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP AirTalk® State Senator Josh Newman is the target of a recall effort for supporting Gov. Jerry Brown’s massive gas tax bill. The petition, led by former San […]

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