Archive for ‘November, 2009’


Autumn in Orange Heights

Autumn in Orange Heights

I snapped this just because the light’s pretty. Sometimes that’s all I need. If you enlarge the photo you can see the stone pillar on the right and the stone wall at center. Both are typical of Craftsman architecture in Pasadena. In this case I’d guess the pillar at right (part of a gate) is […]

What’s your favorite city?

What’s your favorite city?

That’s Oaxaca, as seen from Monte Alban, which, for the sake of argument, and because I love it, I named as my favorite city Monday night. I was starting, and didn’t want to choose a place that would be the same as anyone else’s favorite at the Eurocentric table. I was the only non-architect, designer […]

Hall Of Fame Superstar Trainer Bobby Frankel Dies

Hall Of Fame Superstar Trainer Bobby Frankel Dies

Hall of fame trainer Bobby Frankel, Santa Anita’s all-time leader by number of wins and a dominant force in American racing since the 1970’s, died early Monday at the age of 68, after waging a lengthy and very private battle with lymphoma. Frankel, who was born July 9, 1941, in Brooklyn, New York, passed away […]

Chaos Chronicles 209 is up!

Chaos Chronicles 209 is up!

Hi, Chaos Crew…First off– Thanks Carol for taking the Turkey Not Made of Turkey Challenge! Carol bought these pumpkins adornments from an older couple several years ago. She makes her Halloween pumpkin do double duty after October 31st. Way to go, Carol. This is pretty darn cute.Now, for the Chaos Chronicles Podcast: I waited to […]

Goodbye, Oprah

Goodbye, Oprah

Yesterday, Oprah Winfrey confirmed reports that she will be canceling her television program in 2011.  This will leave a void in the lives of millions who watch Oprah fawn over celebrities and admonish less-than-truthful memoirists on a daily basis.  That stretch, that yawning stretch between four and five pm, what will come of it?  How […]

Marla Frazee @ Vroman’s Sat.

Marla Frazee @ Vroman’s Sat.

Just picked this up from our friends at Hometown Pasadena: Altadena-based children's illustrator/author Marla Frazee will be signing her new book, All the World, at Vroman's tomorrow at 10:30 AM.  (Harriett You'll Drive Me Wild is a staple in our house!)  Be there! Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Farmers’ Market Needs Help

Farmers’ Market Needs Help

If you’ve always yearned to be part of the farmers’ market, here’s your opportunity. The four Santa Monica markets need reliable volunteers who can make a regular commitment to a weekly, bi-monthly or monthly three- to four-hour shift. You’ll help set up the booth, answer customer questions, distribute food stamps and represent the market generally. […]

Kick Off Set for Gold Line Extension to Azusa

Kick Off Set for Gold Line Extension to Azusa

A kick off for the extension of the Metro Gold Line from Pasadena out to Azusa has been set for this Saturday, November 21 at the site of the future Monrovia Gold Line Station in the historic Santa Fe Station at the Northwest corner of Myrtle Avenue and Duarte Road.  The family friendly celebration will […]

OBAMANOS!

OBAMANOS!

Hendrik Herzberg’s byline in the New Yorker guarantees a wise, edgy and compelling exposition of the body politic and political bodies. His new book Obamanos! is all about the year of living presidentially, offering context to key elements that defined the 2008 general election while telling the story of a reinvigoration of the Democratic Party […]

The life of Grace Kelly

The life of Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly had a fairy-tale life, leaving a childhood in Philadelphia to become an iconic Hollywood actress and later the Princess of Monaco. In film, Kelly is remembered for her appearances in Rear Window, Dial M for Murder, and her Academy Award-winning role in The Country Girl. In the biography "High Society", Grace Kelly's close […]

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