Archive for ‘September, 2009’


Fall Foliage, South Pas Style

Fall Foliage, South Pas Style

I am fairy certain this is not what author Judith A. Lindberg had in mind when she wrote: A tangerine and russet cascadeOf kaleidoscopic leavesCreates a tapestry of autumn magicUpon the emerald carpet of fading summer. Nevertheless, bougainvillea and hibiscus thrive in the extreme heat of recent weather. (As you can see, the colors of […]

Apparently, Johnson Rocks

Apparently, Johnson Rocks

Who is Johnson? How does he rate a field? Oh, I looked, but I did not find. Much. Besides repeated mentions of Johnson Field (“an inactive spreading basin…used for passive recreational uses”), I found nothing but this interesting LA times article from 1992. The article discusses early plans for Hahamongna Watershed Park and a disagreement […]

Model UNA Conference in Pasadena 2009

Model UNA Conference in Pasadena 2009

The wait is finally over! View Pasadena’s Model United Nations Conference in its entirety. Witness how local high school students participate in an indepth conversation on problem solving water issues in the Middle East. Mayor Bogaard endorses this first annual event “that comes at the right time in the city of  Pasadena…” Take a look […]

Pasadena Plinther Performs Today at 4 p.m., California Time

Pasadena Plinther Performs Today at 4 p.m., California Time

Late News Direct From London – Pasadena Plinther, Frank Gallagher, is going to be on the Fourth Plinth one hour earlier than expected. His presentation in Trafalgar Square will be held at 4 p.m.  Pacific time (12:00 a.m. GMT). The unusual project is available for your viewing pleasure, LIVE via webcam at OneandOther.co.uk. For specific […]

Excerpts!

Excerpts!

Two exciting excerpts (you have admit, that’s an awesome alliteration — another one!) are happening on the internet this week.  First, all this week, HTMLGIANT is excerpting Mark Bibbins’ new book of poetry The Dance of No Hard Feelings.  Today’s entry features a poem written with one of my favorite poets (yes, I have favorite […]

Firefighters: the hotness

Firefighters: the hotness

Our friend Petrea Burchard of Pasadena Daily Photo has a great photo spread and equally great essay on the daring young men who fight our fires.  She took a series of shots of firefighters at rest at the gates to the Cobb Estate, and ladies, it's worth your while to look! Read the Full Story […]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 9/21/2009

Vroman’s Bestsellers 9/21/2009

Hardcover Fiction Lost Symbol, Dan Brown Cleopatra’s Daughter, Michelle Moran South of Broad, Pat Conroy The Help, Kathryn Stockett Shanghai Girls, Lisa See White Queen, Philippa Gregory Gate At The Stairs, Lorrie Moore Inhernet Vice, Thomas Pynchon Girl Who Played With Fire, Stieg Larsson Blame, Michelle Huneven Hardcover Non-Fiction True Compass, Edward Kennedy Official Book […]

Happy Hours for Night Owls

Happy Hours for Night Owls

For years it seemed like the only late-night dining options in Los Angeles involved a Formica counter top and a grilled cheese. While we all love a good griddle-cooked sandwich, sometimes you have a hankering for something a little more Friday-night heels-worthy. Here are a few of our favorites; let us know of any […] […]

Keep Clear

Keep Clear

When the warning lights flashed at the intersection I cut the engine, adjusted the camera settings, opened the sun roof and used the top of the car for an impromptu tripod. (It was a lucky shot.) Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Aztec Fire Crew 63

Aztec Fire Crew 63

When I met John Belushi I said, “Nice to meet you.” When I saw Brad Pitt in an empty diner, all I did was smile. But last Wednesday, when J. and I met a bunch of firefighters fresh off the mountain, I said, “You guys are amazing! There’s no way to thank you, but thank […]

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