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Fall Foliage, South Pas Style (#4)

Fall Foliage, South Pas Style (#4)

Winter officially starts in 5 days. (Not that Southern California ever pays attention to the rules.) Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Smax of Santa

Smax of Santa

At Seattle Daily Photo, Kim does a regular “iPhone Wednesday” feature. I keep meaning to give it a try. (Hey, she said I could, so it’s not stealing.) But except for my pseudo-Monets I haven’t knocked my own iPhone socks off yet. But John has. I love his reverse Santas. He photographed them inside and […]

Simmons resigns from town council

Simmons resigns from town council

Embattled Altadena Town Councilman Herbert Simmons resigned today, hours before the closed meeting that was to determine if he would be removed from his council seat. The letter reads, in part: I will no longer be part of an organization that does not operate as a legitimate government and that is not open, transparent, and […]

Event at Pasadena Hilton Raises $45,000 for At-Risk Youth

Event at Pasadena Hilton Raises $45,000 for At-Risk Youth

$45,000 was raised at the 57th annual Festival of Trees to benefit the treatment and education programs for at-risk youth served by Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services. Held Dec. 6 at the Pasadena Hilton, the fundraiser, emceed by television anchor Rich Chambers and chaired by Dee Gadbury, president of the Santa Clarita Valley Optimist […]

Altadena: the real (estate) deal

Altadena: the real (estate) deal

Realtor Tracy King has some interesting charts and comments on home prices in Altadena. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Medicaid children and access to antipsychotic drugs

Medicaid children and access to antipsychotic drugs

If you're a kid and poor, you're more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic drugs – four times more likely to be exact – than if you're a kid from a middle-income family. We check in with the study's lead author on this stark disparity and the reasons behind the numbers. Read the Full Story at […]

Parenting with Fingers Crossed

Parenting with Fingers Crossed

The news today was filled with stories that underscored the fragile state of parenthood. One day a healthy, happy kid; the next day not. In my part of the world, a local high school senior died of apparent alcohol poisoning after a Saturday night party, a victim of his own poor decisions and those of […]

The Bush Administration’s inbox mystery: 22 million missing emails

The Bush Administration’s inbox mystery: 22 million missing emails

Given all of the controversy and secrecy surrounding many of the Bush administration’s national security decisions over eight years, the White House email from 2000 – 2008 must contain some juicy reading. To that end, two advocacy groups had sued the former administration in search of some 22 million emails that the Executive Office of […]

Presents? Bah humbug!

Presents? Bah humbug!

‘Tis the season…to shop. If you need another excuse, many economists say it’s good, even necessary, for economic recovery. But economist Joel Waldfogel estimates that Americans drop close to $70 billion a year on Christmas presents that no one wants. Society, he adds, would be better off without this “orgy of wealth destruction.” Should we […]

Lake Ave. businesses extend qualification time for Grand Raffle

Lake Ave. businesses extend qualification time for Grand Raffle

Just received this from (Altadenablog sponsor) Webster's Fine Stationers:  the Shop Hop event was washed out, but, you can still win valuable prizes! Tis The Season To Be Hoppy! Shop-hoppy, that is! Because the North Lake Pole Winter Festival and Shop Hop was cut short by the pounding deluge Saturday afternoon, the businesses involved will […]

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