Archive for ‘September, 2009’


Hahamongna Watershed meeting Tues., Sept. 29

Hahamongna Watershed meeting Tues., Sept. 29

From Mary Barrie of Friends of Hahamongna: Hahamongna Watershed Park Advisory Committee Meeting Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 6 p.m. La Casita del Arroyo 177 S. Arroyo Blvd Pasadena   The Hahamongna Advisory Committee will consider recommendations on the adoption of the Annex Plan which has undergone a considerable odyssey since it was brought before […]

Auto accident, Santa Rosa and Woodbury

Auto accident, Santa Rosa and Woodbury

Caught this about 4:20 PM.  Ambulance was on scene. Not the car's bumper in left foreground. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

More crime: the latest scams

More crime: the latest scams

A report from a resident of Woodglen Lane to the newsgroups, from yesterday (Friday): About 10 minutes ago my doorbell rang. I did not answer. Two men came into the backyard. Both were about 5'9". One was heavyset and the other medium build. The medium build wore a blue t-shirt with the word O'neill on […]

Computer Giveaway Helps Local Kids

Computer Giveaway Helps Local Kids

Snaps are due to John Stephens, our first assistant here at Hometown Pasadena and now the editor of the Pasadena Indepedent and its sister weeklies. He got to thinking about the One Laptop Per Child program, which provides computers for kids in developing nations, and wondered about the many kids right here in the San […]

Canvassing the Neighborhood

Canvassing the Neighborhood

Painters have descended! Rational deduction would lead us to conclude they are gearing up for the California Art Club‘s upcoming Plein Air exhibition: South Pasadena, City of Trees. But maybe it’s just a sign that South Pas as muse brings out the Renaissance creative type in all of us no matter how we choose to […]

Peace Through Music

Peace Through Music

The job of the Pasadena Human Relations Commission is to “engage in activities designed to aid in elimination of prejudice, intolerance and discrimination” and to “assist the City in achieving better inter-group understanding among residents.” Among other things. It’s about all kinds of people living together harmoniously, which doesn’t always happen even here in what […]

Treated to Tesla

Treated to Tesla

My step-brother Bart Hibbs has worked for Monrovia-based AeroVironment since the day he graduated from Caltech with a degree in aeronautical engineering in 1977. Bart is a genius — a font of many forms of knowledge, an inventor, a person with a big heart. He is also one of the world’s leading experts on the […]

Best of the Millennium?

Best of the Millennium?

I know I’ve been talking about this all week long, but it’s all been building to this moment.  Today, The Millions revealed its pick for the best fiction of the millennium (so far).  The top choice was The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen. Author Margot Livesey writes about the book: Illuminated by Jonathan Franzen’s brilliant prose, […]

The farm team: Cathy Gott and Zorthian work on a dream

The farm team: Cathy Gott and Zorthian work on a dream

You can’t stop Cathy Gott when she puts her mind to something.  And now she has her mind set on creating a place in Altadena for autistic and other developmentally challenged adults — on an historic and legendary piece of Altadena property. Cathy and her husband, former Dodger pitcher Jim Gott, have two sons with […]

Weekend open comments

Weekend open comments

What do you want to talk about? (Pictured: hauling the 100-in. reflector up the Mt. Wilson Toll Road to the observatory, c. 1917) Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

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