Archive for ‘November, 2009’


Sheriff’s station toy drive continues thru Dec. 12

Sheriff’s station toy drive continues thru Dec. 12

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Library Window

Library Window

The House Was Quiet and the World Was Calmby Wallace Stevens, 1879-1955 The house was quiet and the world was calm.The reader became the book; and summer night Was like the conscious being of the book.The house was quiet and the world was calm. The words were spoken as if there was no book,Except that […]

Annual Union Station Thanksgiving Dinner Draws Thousands to Central Park in Pasadena

Annual Union Station Thanksgiving Dinner Draws Thousands to Central Park in Pasadena

Several thousand people attended the annual Thanksgiving food give away at Central Park Thanksgiving Day. The organizers, Union Station, had planned for about 6-7000 meals which took a small army of volunteers to prepare, cook and serve. Photos by Terry Miller Read the Full Story at Pasadena Independent

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We're on the road, so no blogging today, and will probably be light through the weekend.  Have a wonderful holiday — we have much to be thankful for this year, and hope you do too! Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Talking Turkey

Talking Turkey

It’s funny to think about the things that end up as traditions. I seriously doubt the Pilgrims put little marshmallows on top of their yams but a Thanksgiving table today hardly seems right without them, right? They flavor our memories, along with green bean casserole, pumpkin pie and the never ending argument about which is […]

Thanskgiving, 2009

Thanskgiving, 2009

I hope Paula of Pensacola Daily Photo won’t mind me quoting her: “expressing gratitude isn’t saying what you’re grateful for, it’s what you do with what you’re grateful for.” I like that because it reminds me I can talk talk talk (or write write write), but it’s what I do that counts. My actions are […]

ISS/Shuttle flyby 6:20 tonight

ISS/Shuttle flyby 6:20 tonight

Chris Considine, the Skywatcher (we really need to find him a theme song!) tells us: Just BEFORE 6:30…at about 6:20 it's one of the last shuttle missions…they are coming to a close!…. the double sized ISS and SHUTTLE 'spaceship' tonight should be super bright and directly OVERHEAD from the NORTH WEST to the SOUTH WEST…. […]

The Women are Now in Charge of Duarte

The Women are Now in Charge of Duarte

Margaret Finlay Elected Mayor, Tzeitel Paras-Caracci is Pro Tem On Tuesday, November 24th members of the Duarte City Council used their annual reorganization vote to unanimously elect Margaret Finlay as Mayor for the coming year and Tzeitel Paras-Caracci as the city’s Mayor Pro Tem. Finlay was initially appointed to the Duarte City Council in 1990 […]

Ralph Walker – The Man, the Myth the Legend

Ralph Walker – The Man, the Myth the Legend

Last Tuesday evening the Monrovia City Council honored Ralph Walker for what Mayor Mary Ann Lutz called “not so quiet service to this community for many, many years”, a time span in which Mr. Walker has been enlightening and challenging the citizens of Monrovia and engaging news makers on local issues via his television talk […]

Book News Before Thanksgiving

Book News Before Thanksgiving

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a day we all gather to celebrate the core American values that Sarah Palin is always talking about:  football, turkey and napping in the afternoon.  I will be preparing a Maple Pecan Pie (with bourbon!) from the most ambitious cookbook I own, the difficult but rewarding Tartine.  It should be fun (eating […]

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