These quickly became one of my favorites when I discovered them last year sometime. They were a great hit at the party, as well. They are very full of ginger flavor, without being too spicy or too hot. Almost a perfect combination of ginger and sweetness and the lovely soft center makes it nearly perfect.
~ BYOP* carving / decorating (*Bring your own pumpkin) ~ Twilight adobe tours ~ Blacksmith demonstrations ~ Haunted harvest games & crafts ~ Face painting ~ Bat walk ~ Story time ~ Spooky cartoons / shorts ~ Costume contest & more
~ California Pizza Kitchen will be on site selling fresh pizza.
Thank you to our event sponsors: ~ California Pizza Kitchen ~ Gelson’s ~ Rumack & Harmer Pediatric Dentistry ~ Mike the Printer ~ Keller Williams Encino-Sherman Oaks ~ Encino Neighborhood Council ~ Tapia Bros. Inc.
Is HAM radio still relevant in this day of cell phones and high-speed Internet connections wherever you go? You Bet! From emergency communication services during natural disasters to communicating with the International Space Station and student satellites in space, HAM radio bridges huge distances in science and between people.
Join us at a Hackerspace Los Angeles weekly meet up. Come by and mingle with like-minded people and see what others are working on. Find out what planned activities we have and how you can participate.
If you are interested in helping us establish a permanent location in the San Fernando Valley you need to be here to help us plan this and make it happen. We’ll still be holding classes/workshops of various interests once a month. I will be posting the schedule later in the week and will be announced in separate meetup for each of the workshops.
Continuing his post-high school theater work, our son, Joseph Welch, will be appearing in this staged reading of our friend’s latest play, The Bintel Brief.
“100 years ago, Jewish immigrants to America sent letters to The Daily Forward’s column “A Bintel Brief)” (a bundle of letters), seeking advice about everything from labor disputes to romantic troubles. The editor, Abraham Cahan, responded as a kind of a Yiddish Dear Abby, offering advice and reassurance. The letters in “A Bintel Brief” remain a vivid and moving document of what it means to be newly arrived in America.
The new musical A Bintel Brief dramatizes those letters and the immigrant experience, which is universal and unchanging. Our cast represents the diversity of the immigrant experience: the letters may have been written in Yiddish, but the joys and sorrows are the same in any language.”
A Bintel Brief – A New Musical
Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 3 pm
The Pico- Union Project 1153 Valencia Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015 [Map]
See all my photos from this walk in this Flickr Slide Show. Click through to see larger images.
Continuing on our journey to walk as much as the Los Angeles River as possible, we walked from Los Feliz Blvd to March Park along the LA River Greenway. Due to storm prep and other issues, we had to take a few detours, but stayed along the river for the majority of the walk.
As a part of a friend’s project to walk the entire Los Angeles River, we joined some friends to walk the segment from Warner Bros Studio, past the Disney Studio, through the LA Equestrian Center and ending at Bette Davis Park at Victory Blvd in Burbank.
Here is the complete list of birds we saw on the walk.
American Wigeon (Anas americana) 11 three pairs plus individuals Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 6 three pairs Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) 1 on the river among other ducks Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 2 Watched heron catch a 7-8 inch catfish. It also appeared to be a non-native fish species. Great Egret (Ardea alba) 2 Watched one catch a 6 inch catfish out of the river. It did not appear to be a native fish species. Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) 3 American Coot (Fulica americana) 22 group together in middle of the river Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) 70 feeding in large groups Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) 1 Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) 1 Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) 67 feeding together in loose groups along shallow edges of the river Western Gull (Larus occidentalis) 1 California Gull (Larus californicus) 3 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 33 on wires over Equestrian Center Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 22 sitting in snag tree Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) 2 Allen’s Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin) 1 Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1 perched on fence overlooking river Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) 7 in Bette Davis Park American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) 1 Red-crowned Parrot (Amazona viridigenalis) 8 appeared to be in pairs, sitting in the tops of sycamore trees in Bette Davis Park Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) 7 each in separate territories Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) (Aphelocoma californica [californica Group]) 2 American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 2 Common Raven (Corvus corax) 2 Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 5 European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 5 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s) (Setophaga coronata auduboni) 7 abundant in trees along the river Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus) 3 in shrubs along the river White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) 6 feeding with lesser goldfinches in non-native shrubs California Towhee (Melozone crissalis) 3 House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 32 feeding in grassy areas and shrubs along the river Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) 11 feeding in non-native trees House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 3 at Equestrian Center