Not many of us saw it coming, certainly not me, way back in 1989 when La Brea Bakery opened, and I thought, “Who the heck is going to buy freshly baked bread in Los Angeles? That’ll never work…” And the rest, as they say, is history, as La Brea Bakery and Campanile restaurant, the adjacent restaurant in the same Spanish-style building (that Charlie … [Read more...] about Fig, Tahini and Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies
When I asked myself what to write in this week’s blog, I suddenly realized that through the years I have given hardly any attention to my Ph.D. thesis. Actually the only thing that I discussed here from my dissertation was the difference between meaning 1 and meaning 0 (see my blog dated 16 March 2009). Although not everything in my thesis will be of interest to the … [Read more...] about What does an action mean?
click to enlarge THEO WELLING Marchers take to the street in the 2018 grand parade. Pride St. Louis already announced plans to move transgender marchers the front of the parade this year. Now, it's going a step further — kicking out the police. In a major change in policy, St. Louis Metropolitan Police officers will not be welcome to march in the June 30 … [Read more...] about St. Louis Pride Parade Tells Police They’re Not Welcome
click to enlarge The rain-swollen River Des Peres has taken the Alabama Avenue Bridge. It has taken a wooden shed in someone's backyard. It has taken miles of biking trail. And yet it is still hungry. Lined with sandbags, the infamously filthy River Des Peres has spent weeks swallowing parts of south St. Louis, gobbling up fences and sidewalks and a stretch of River City … [Read more...] about The River Des Peres Is Eating South St. Louis
VIA YOUTUBE Bob Romanik is suspected of concealing his ownership of radio stations. Bob Romanik, an ex-con who turned his life around to become a racist radio shock jock, is in trouble with the feds again. The Federal Communications Commission says its investigation found "significant evidence" that the radio host is the true owner of four metro area radio stations, … [Read more...] about Bob Romanik Is Under Fire From FCC, But Not For His Racist Rants