Archive for ‘August, 2009’


Short takes

Short takes

Altadenan Kenny Yapkowitz (which is our Name of the Day) and his band, "… and the Leasebreakers" (yes, the ellipsis is part of it) recently accompanied a silent film as part of a fundraiser for William S. Hart Park in Newhall.  Kenny's on banjo, young Fionn (second grade at St. Mark's School) was off playing […]

Incarnations

Incarnations

Sometimes people watching can offer glimpses of hidden worlds and even feel a bit like time travel. I’ve mentioned a similar phenomenon a few times before, but doesn’t it seem like these two are versions of the same guy? See how the hip young adult seems to be emerging from the shy teenager? Go to […]

Artful Life

Artful Life

With beauty imperfect and uncontrolled; this is how I want to spend my weekend. Go to Pasadena Daily Photo

Sheriffs looking for burglary suspect

Sheriffs looking for burglary suspect

Chopper is orbiting around Santa Rosa and Calavaras tonight, 10:20 PM — deputies are looking for a burglary suspect.  If you're in the neighborhood, they recommend you lock your doors and if you see anybody suspicious, dial 911. Go to AltadenaBlog

Altadena Heritage efficient irrigation workshop Aug. 29

Altadena Heritage efficient irrigation workshop Aug. 29

From Michele Zack, we receive word that Altadena Heritage is holding a morning of presentations and practicum on making every precious drop of water count.  Zack will speak on "Eaton's Water: Altadena's first irrigation system."  Tom Poplin of Horizon Landscaping will talk about irrigation systems, water-saving landscape practices, and retrofitting existing systems for efficient irrigation.  […]

Police Charge Couple Charged with Murder and Torture of Toddler

Police Charge Couple Charged with Murder and Torture of  Toddler

Pasadena Police announced Thursday that the District Attorney filed murder and torture charges against the mother and her boyfriend in the death of the mother’s 2 year-old toddler. Maria Pelaez, 29 and Gabriel Diaz, 32 were charged with taping the feet, legs and arms of Rene Torres on the night of August 17, … FULL […]

Drug incident on Pepper Drive

Drug incident on Pepper Drive

Newsgroup chatter says there was a drug arrest on the 1900 block of Pepper Dr., about 3:30 this afternoon.  Sheriff's station says there was a citation given for marijuana use at that time, but don't have any details. Go to AltadenaBlog

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 126 is up!

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 126 is up!

Phew, we did it. Birthday Girl Sarah Sweeney and I braved what seems to be LOTS of web traffic to get the new podcast up.Here’s how it works at Chaos Chronicles Central: I record the show here in Pasadena and IM the file to Sarah in NYC. (Usually this happens on Thursday afternoon, but we […]

The Great Cupcake Bake-Off of ‘09

The Great Cupcake Bake-Off of ‘09

These cupcakes had peaches in them. They were based on a Julia Child recipe. Completely vegan, fair trade and organic. And so tasty! Yesterday, inspired by Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes:  175 Inspired Ideas for Everyone’s Favorite Treat, we took a break from the literary life and hosted our first Cupcake Bake-off.  The rules were fairly simple:  […]

Taste of Eagle Rock Tomorrow, August 22

Taste of Eagle Rock Tomorrow, August 22

Sample the culinary bounty of our neighborhood at the first ever Taste of Eagle Rock event, sponsored by the Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce and benefitting the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness (GLAD). Fourteen local eateries will be offering tasty samples of their best dishes and crowd favorites. Festivities will also include live entertainment, […]

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