Stitches of Healing and Hope

By Donal Harris on Sep 10, 2004 - 7:00:00 PM
SANTA MONICA - The Beth Shir Sholom Synagogue, in conjunction with the Santa Monica Bay Interfaith Council, will house the American Spirit Quilt Project this weekend in memorial of the attacks on September 11, 2004.

  One-Walk Shopping

By Tim Baker on May 14, 2004 - 3:10:00 PM

Trivia question: Where can you find locally produced fruits and vegetables, crafts, baked goods, prepared ethnic foods, fish, free-range eggs, goat cheese, olives, mushrooms, jams and jellies, juices, sauces, clothing, jewelry, seedlings, flowers, wildflower honey, "award winning bread," artwork, live music, lotions, ointments, massage, and the denizens of Hollywood on parade?


Tree ID

By Tim Baker on May 14, 2004 - 3:07:00 PM

Each late April and March L.A.'s Jacaranda trees erupt in a blaze of lavender-blue, soon coating the ground beneath with fallen flowers. Native to tropical and subtropical South America, especially the high, dry deserts of
Brazil, the Jacaranda flourishes in Los Angeles.

  Strawberry Days

By Tim Baker on May 14, 2004 - 3:05:00 PM



California Strawberry Festival Day Trip


A “berry” abundant supply of strawberries will be served at more than 40 booths. Tempt your taste buds with strawberries dipped, glazed, powdered, kabobbed, and even on pizza. There will be concert stages and an extensive art show. Cost is $10 for Senior Center Activity Program members; $15 non-members. For more information and to RSVP please call 323/876-1717.


Early Start to Fire Season

By Tim Baker on May 7, 2004 - 10:00:00 PM
A five-year drought, with rainfall well below normal again this year, has left Southern California once more tinder-dry and vulnerable. Exposed and lightly covered hillside earth is already desiccated, above.

  Soft Soap

By Tim Baker on May 7, 2004 - 9:01:00 PM
See a stretch limo cruise by and thoughts of ease, comfort and glamour whoosh to mind in its tailwind. If you're a deep thinker possibly you take it a bit further and envy the driver, rubbing elbows with the rich and famous and all. Okey… but someday follow a limo home.
Meet Richie Wallace, super-stretch limo driver, here working on the south 40 of his charge.

Everybody Out of the Pool

By Tim Baker on May 7, 2004 - 7:00:00 PM
Temperature in the 90s? Jump in the Mulholland Memorial pool! What could make more sense or be more fun? Being a certain type of the former and always ready for the latter, a score of kids did just that this past sweltering Sunday. Great fun was being had by all, too, till evicted, reluctantly, by Griffith Park Rangers. One Ranger was heard muttering, "I stalled two hours getting here. Gee, I used to swim here myself as a kid.”


By Tim Baker on Apr 30, 2004 - 5:29:00 PM
Santa Monica's Third-Street Promenade is a bustling three blocks
of boutiques, sidewalk cafes, pushcarts and street performer where pedestrians rule. Not one automobile can be found along its entire length from Wilshire to Broadway. What could possibly account for such an anomaly? Word has it that this flora/fauna protector at its entrance won't allow them in.  A bit of cloning seems in order here. 

Hollywood Rehab

By Tim Baker on Apr 23, 2004 - 1:50:00 PM

HOLLYWOOD - Undergoing a full redo, this Hollywood original on the NE corner of Hudson and Hollywood Boulevard will become the 54-unit Hillview Apartments. 

Retaining its "full historical significance," the Hillview will include a business center and secure parking. Units will range from $1,000 to $2,900.

  One Man's Take on the HIV Scare

By Tim Baker on Apr 23, 2004 - 1:00:00 PM

Interviewed on set, Hollywood filmmaker Jeffrey Arsenault says, "Personally, I wouldn't be comfortable shooting non-condom sex scenes. That's part of the reason I've avoided the hard-core adult film business." Arsenault's views are shared by many in the Independent Film community.

Shining Stars

By Tim Baker on Apr 23, 2004 - 1:00:00 PM

If you frequent the streets of Hollywood you've seen John Peterson, bustling sidewalk traffic flowing around him like water around a rock in a stream.

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