Archive for ‘November, 2009’


Michele Zack, Author & Historian

Michele Zack, Author & Historian

After making a name for herself with a local history book that stands head and shoulders above the norm, Altadena: Between Wilderness and City, Michele Zack is back with a new book: Southern California Story: Seeking the Better Life in Sierra Madre. A career journalist and former resident of Thailand, Zack and her husband have […]

Musing

Musing

I’m extremely fond of this image. I took it a few months ago at the South Pasadena ArtsFest and I’ve probably pulled it up on the computer at least a hundred times since then. I never seem to be able to write about exactly why I like it so much or what I think it […]

A Thanksgiving Moment

A Thanksgiving Moment

As we savor this week of Thanksgiving it’s useful to take a moment to reflect on what’s important, before the rampant consumerism of Christmas sets upon us. Ohm. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Five-Buck Chow at Bacaro

Five-Buck Chow at Bacaro

We were happy indeed with a recent meal at Bacaro L.A., where tasty small-plate dishes are just $7. And we were happier to then discover that next time, if we just show up and order between 5 and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, we can have all the exact same dishes for a mere $5. […]

What Would Jesus Buy?

What Would Jesus Buy?

Saving Christmas from the $hopocalypse Thursday, December 10, 7 p.m. at The Armory Center for the Arts Attention holiday shoppers! Conscientious Projector invites you to join Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir on a barnstorming bus tour of the U.S.A. to free humankind from consumerism and break the bonds of eternal […]

Then We Came to the Links

Then We Came to the Links

It’s Monday, and I’m drinking coffee in the afternoon.  A lot is happening on the internet, and you need to know about all of it.  Here are a few of the choicest items: If you aren’t already, you simply must — must! — visit The Diary of Suri Cruise: “Don’t tell me to button up […]

Religion & Art in Southeast Asia

Religion & Art in Southeast Asia

That’s the topic of the day on Sunday at the Norton Simon, and we can think of no better way to spend a post-Thanksgiving Sunday. A staff educator will lead seekers on an exploration of sacred bronze and stone sculpture and their roles in the beliefs, practices and cultures of Buddhism, Hindusim and Jainism. These […]

Effort to Oust Assemblyman Anthony Adams Fails

Effort to Oust Assemblyman Anthony Adams Fails

An Orange County Republican who declared that fellow Republican Anthony Adams’ pledge to not raise taxes was broken when the Assemblyman of the 59th District joined Democrats in the California Assembly to vote a tax increase package, has failed in his attempt to recall Adams and remove him from office, the California Secretary of State […]

The Biggest Potluck in the Nation

The Biggest Potluck in the Nation

Spreading Thanksgiving cheer to those less fortunate is the reason for the season. Volunteers from the greater Pasadena community will purchase, provide and serve more than 5,000 meals at Union Station Homeless Services’ annual Thanksgiving Dinner-in-the-Park. A star studded list of celebrities will be volunteering their time to help serve the homeless men, woman and […]

Another bear over there

Another bear over there

Reader Sonya says she spotted a bear feasting in her trash cans last night around 10 at the end of Skyview.  The bear map is coming along nicely!  Be careful out there! View Critter Map in a larger map Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

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