Archive for ‘July, 2009’


Emma in Wonderland

Emma in Wonderland

Emma Jacobsen-Sive of the Pasadena Museum of California Art, dressed in black and white, was standing today inside the painter Annie Lapin’s parti-colored installation at the museum, “Parallel Deliria Iteration.” The piece is made up of flotsam and jetsam from the painter’s studio practice and is in the museum’s Project Room in the always exhilirating […]

Lake Ave./Arts Coalition Open House set for Sat., Sept. 5

Lake Ave./Arts Coalition Open House set for Sat., Sept. 5

You can't get too much of a good thing.  After May's first (and wildly successful) open house, the North Lake Ave. Business District in conjunction with the Altadena Arts Coalition will have another open house over Labor Day weekend — Sat., Sept. 5, from 5 PM until 10 or so. Highlight of the event will […]

The Lowdown on Jupiter’s Black Eye

The Lowdown on Jupiter’s Black Eye

Glenn Orton We’ve had such great feedback and comments to our earlier post about the recent impact at Jupiter that we wanted to give you more details, plus answer some questions. My name is Glenn Orton, a senior research scientist at JPL. My colleague and fellow JPL blogger Leigh Fletcher is on a well-deserved vacation […]

Melena at Farnsworth Park Concert Series Sat. @ 7

Melena at Farnsworth Park Concert Series Sat. @ 7

Appearing this Saturday night at the Sheriff's Support Group of Altadena's Summer concert series in Farnsworth Park is Afro-Cuban percussionist Melena.  Concert starts at 7 PM. Melena, born in Havana Cuba, has mastered the traditional rhythms that have traveled from Africa to Cuba, to the dance floors of America. Her Afro/Cuban sound is a conversation […]

Aveson at the crossroads: what's next?

Aveson at the crossroads: what's next?

PSN ed reporter Caroline An looks at the decision Aveson Charter School must make.  Neighborhood concerns put the kibosh on housing an elementary AND high school at the site after the coming school year, so Aveson leadership needs to decide on their next move. (The article seems to imply that the high school component has […]

Shape Shifting

Shape Shifting

This prime example of San Gabriel Valley topiary always catches my eye. I can’t quite figure out what is happening with that front downward sloping hedge. Do you think the curving shapes here were intentional, or did a gardener simply slip with the electric trimmers one day and decide to make it an installation? Go […]

Whispering the Good News

Whispering the Good News

Another TV crew shooting in Altadena? Oh yawn. I spotted the Ghost Whisperer crew again. This time they were shooting at the Mountain View Mausoleum on Marengo Avenue across from the Mountain View Cemetery. It’s not really a yawn. I’ve been in the LA area twenty years and I still get excited when I see […]

Skies above: ISS & Shuttle tonight

Skies above:  ISS & Shuttle tonight

Chris Considine, the Skywatcher (insert dramatic music here — he needs a theme song) tells us that the space shuttle will be chasing the International Space Station in the skies above Altadena starting at about 8:44 tonight. Chris reports: 13 PEOPLE are now orbiting the earth…quite exciting. Go to AltadenaBlog

FOODtastic fun at the Altadena Community Center Thurs.

FOODtastic fun at the Altadena Community Center Thurs.

As part of the Altadena Library's summer activities for teens, "FOODtastic!! Express yourself with food" 
is going on this Thurs., July 30, at 4 PM — but not at the library — at the Altadena Community Center , 730 E Altadena Dr. Go to AltadenaBlog

Just Go Read This and Report Back

Just Go Read This and Report Back

It’s been kind of quiet around here these past few days.  I apologize.  I was at jury duty, where I tore through Chris Anderson’s Free on my iPhone.  I am back now, and regular posting will resume soon.  In the meantime, do click over to the LA Times where David Ulin has accurately and succinctlysummarized […]

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