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Year of the Cat

Year of the Cat

This month marks the first anniversary that the Mighty Altadena Blogger Susan Carrier (along with partner Troy Corley) have been in charge of The Orange Cat, an invaluable service to beleaguered LA-area parents.  Anissa V. Rivera looks at Carrier and Corley, mom-hood, and whattya do with those kids? Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Bad News

Bad News

This is the front page of today’s South Pasadena Review. It leads with a story about South Pasadena police chief Dan Watson’s decision to retire. Does this announcement surprise anyone after the shameful treatment he received from the South Pasadena City Council? (You can read my first post about this issue here.) The story goes […]

iPhone Wednesday #1 – Panorama, Sam Merrill Towers

iPhone Wednesday #1 – Panorama, Sam Merrill Towers

Okay, hikers, I’m sure this looks familiar. Click on it to enlarge it. Familiar, but…not. John’s still creating panoramas with his iPhone. I got the app but haven’t used it yet. (Sometimes I’m slow to make use of new technology, but once the technology is passe I’m more comfortable.) A few City Daily Photo bloggers […]

A Sea Change

A Sea Change

CONSCIENTIOUS PROJECTOR THIS THURSDAY JANUARY 14 7 p.m A SEA CHANGE THE ARMORY CENTER FOR THE ARTS 145 NORTH RAYMOND OLD PASADENA Imagine a world without fish. Ocean acidification has been called the “evil twin” of climate crisis. Excess carbon dioxide in Earth’s oceans is changing sea water chemistry and could, if unchecked, result in dead oceans, the […]

Lost pets update

Lost pets update

Got a couple of notices about missing animals this evening: First, good news: If you remember Rosie the dog, who took off around the holidays, her owner Susan Ruffins tells us: Thank you Altadena and thank you Altadena Blog!  Our wanderlust dog, Rosie,  is back home and all is well.   And second, Bo Astrup […]

K-9 Officer Art to Retire his Leash

K-9 Officer Art to Retire his Leash

On Thursday, January 14th, K-9 Officer “Art” will publicly hang up his badge, retire his department issued leash and head into retirement leaving his partner and handler, Officer Brown behind to continue on with their good work. Art suffered an injury from which he could not fully recover and therefore will retire. […] Read the […]

The Rooster Crows & Other News

The Rooster Crows & Other News

If it’s Tuesday, it must be links, right? It’s that time of year again:  The Tournament of Books is just around the corner.  This year’s field is quite impressive, featuring books from heavyweights Margaret Atwood and Lorrie Moore, as well as newcomers John Wray and Wells Tower.  My one gripe:  where is Dan Chaon’s Await […]

Canter’s Deli

Canter’s Deli

WHY No-nonsense deli sandwiches stacked high — don’t be afraid to get your hands messy. WHAT This L.A. landmark has been around since 1931 and is open 24 hours. The endless menu boasts breakfast food, soups and salads, but it’s the sandwiches you want, even if they are a bit pricey. It’s not quite Langer’s, […]

Temple Grandin: Animals Make Us Human

Temple Grandin: Animals Make Us Human

Best-selling author of Animals in Translation, Temple Grandin, has used her autism to understand how animals think. Her new book takes us into the brains and hearts of our pets, of wild animals, even the ones we’ll eventually kill and eat. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

SGV Bloggers: save the date!

SGV Bloggers: save the date!

… the SGV bloggers' potluck, "Primavera in Altadena II," is scheduled for March 20 at Farnsworth Park.  More to come! Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

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