Business Openings in NELA and a Closing

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Judson International School
1495 Colorado Blvd. | Eagle Rock

Happy students at Judson International School celebrate their new location and the new school year.
– Photo courtesy of Kim Aaslund

After 28 years in Pasadena, Judson International School, a private, non-denominational K-12 Christian school, has relocated to the school building on the campus of the Eagle Rock Baptist Church. Nearly a third of the school’s 100 students are international and its curriculum, taught by 19 faculty members, has a strong global focus, says Kim Aasland, Director of Admissions. Judson is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Association of Christian Schools International; its high school courses are “A-G” certified to meet baseline requirements for admission to the University of California.

Judson is in Eagle Rock “for the long haul,” says Aasland, explaining that the school has a 10-year lease. Area residents are invited to tour the school, apply for admission and attend the Grand Opening on Thursday, Oct. 3 / 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. / To learn more, visit, call 626-429-0684 or email:
Mary Lynch

Dr. Thomas Anker
5015 Eagle Rock Blvd. | Eagle Rock

Dr. Thomas Anker, D.O. at his new family practice in Eagle Rock.
– Photo by Bill Hendrickson

Dr. Thomas Anker, a Doctor of Osteopathic (D.O.) Medicine, has opened a family-medicine practice in Eagle Rock that emphasizes natural healing, including nutrition, herbal remedies and lifestyle changes. He prescribes traditional pharmaceuticals only when necessary.

A Los Angeles native, Dr. Anker is fresh off a three-year community-based residency in Modesto affiliated with the UC Davis School of Medicine. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and earned his D.O. from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Florida.

Dr. Anker plans to have a limited number of patients so that he can give ample time to each one. His practice will not accept insurance, but rather charge a monthly fee ($165/adults, $85/children) for unlimited office and home visits. A “superbill” can be provided for insurance purposes.

For a free consultation, call 310-975-4742. For more information, visit or email Dr. Anker at
Bill Hendrickson

1906 Cypress Ave. | Cypress Park

Cafe NELA , a premier music destination in Cypress Park, is closing on September 22 | Photo

Cafe NELA, known for its punk, hard rock, heavy metal, psychedelic and experimental music, will close on September 22, ending a six-year run in Cypress Park. But it’s not over until it’s over: There will be shows every Thursday through Sunday until the close date, including a special 6th anniversary celebration on September 21 with Carnage Asada and other local bands. The last pogo, on September 22, will feature The Black Widows, The Gears and special guests.

Cafe NELA is a true dive bar destination, and that is meant as a compliment, with a popcorn ceiling, vinyl booths and laminate flooring. It’s loud and no frills, beer only. It will be missed.     – T.A. Hendrickson


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