Archive for ‘October, 2009’


Before the iPhone, was the blackberet

Before the iPhone, was the blackberet

Black berets were the headwear of choice as Altadena Heritage celebrated our boho past in the Boho Highbrow Weekend's kickoff cocktail party at the Mountain View Mausoleum tonight.  Altadena Heritage's resident historian, Michele Zack, said that about 75 people had reserved places tonight, but as befits a bohemian event, lots of folks showed up at […]

South Pasadena’s Neighbors, Part 1: The Rose Bowl

South Pasadena’s Neighbors, Part 1: The Rose Bowl

If you take a ten minute drive from South Pas down Arroyo, you’ll reach neighboring Pasadena’s famous Rose Bowl. Tonight, many South Pas residents will join more than 96,000 other people gathering here to see U2 in concert — possibly the biggest concert in Rose Bowl history. (I’ll bet Pasadena daily photoblogger Ben Wideman will […]

Pie Night

Pie Night

I don’t know who this cherub is, but last night she had a table full of rivals for the title of Sweetest Thing at Pie Night. An annual Schwartz family tradition, my previous Pie Night post got so many fun comments that last night John and I were greeted as “the publicity department.” Pie night […]

After the fire: on the trail

After the fire: on the trail

Now that the Station Fire is history and the forest is opening up, people are sharing their pictures with us of what the familiar local trails now look like.  Paul Ayers sent us several pictures along the Sam Merrill trail, of which these two really struck us: Grizzly Point where the Middle Merrill crosses Sunset […]

Zen and the Art of Driving

Zen and the Art of Driving

Of all the signs in traffic that hectic day, the yellow one on the blue car gave the best general direction… Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Mycology, Anyone?

Mycology, Anyone?

I get all my big words from my husband. Mycology is the study of fungi. To get a close-up of this yellow burst of fungal joy I had to poke my camera under a cyclone fence. I left some of it in the photo for scale, and you can see its shadow manifested in lines […]

See Me at the 140 Characters Conference

See Me at the 140 Characters Conference

It’s going to be a light week here next week, as I’m going to be rocking the Governor’s Conference on Women down in Long Beach.  Vroman’s is the official bookstore of the conference, and I’m scheduled to be down there for the first few days of the week.  If you’re going to the conference, be […]

The Tournament of Roses and newspapermen

The Tournament of Roses and newspapermen

The word that a longtime newspaper guy — P. Scott McKibben, the former publisher of our sister papers in the East Bay, the Alameda Newspaper Group — has been named the new chief executive of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses might seem odd. Actually, it’s the reverse — it’s par for the course. The Rose […]

"Amazing Altadena" arts & crafts fest needs helpers!

"Amazing Altadena" arts & crafts fest needs helpers!

Something new from the Altadena Library: Are you an artist? Do you want to show your work in a new and exciting venue? Amazing AltadenaArts & Crafts Festival to be held Summer, 2010 Committee Members needed now:   Bring your great ideas! Be a part of the Altadena Art Community:  Booths and/or Salon space available! […]

Newspaperman Named Executive Director of Tournament of Roses

Newspaperman Named Executive Director of Tournament of Roses

P. Scott McKibben Selected After Three-Month Search The Pasadena Tournament of Roses announced late Thursday that P. Scott McKibben will join the Association in the position of executive director, effective November 30, 2009. McKibben will be administratively responsible for leading the professional staff and supporting the 935 volunteers who plan and stage the world-renowned […] […]

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