Archive for ‘November, 2009’


The Thanksgiving Un To Do List

The Thanksgiving Un To Do List

By my calculations, Monday at mid-day is the perfect time to do my Thanksgiving grocery shopping. Using a complicated algorithm that includes size of crowds, re-stocking of produce aisle, pounds of turkey per person and parking spot availability, I came up with 11:27 am PST on Monday as the finest time to shop. So I […]

Bird & Magic look back

Bird & Magic look back

In "When the Game Was Ours", Larry Bird and Earvin "Magic" Johnson collaborate with sportswriter Jackie MacMullan to reveal personal histories and detail what drove one of the great rivalries in professional basketball. Whether it was personality, playing style, or skin color, it seemed that Bird and Johnson had nothing in common. But the two […]

Webster’s Fine Stationery has a "Black Friday" sale

Webster’s Fine Stationery has a "Black Friday" sale

Gearing up for the holidays already?  Lori Webster of (Altadenablog sponsor) Webster's Fine Stationers is holding a "Black Friday" sale, 8:30-4 PM: In these hard economic times, we want to show our appreciation for our customers by providing the opportunity for exceptional savings on your favorite fine stationery, select office supplies, unique gifts and elegant […]

It’s Thanks-mas Time Again

It’s Thanks-mas Time Again

Thanksgiving weekend is anon, which in retail land really means it’s Christmas season. So, not surprisingly, Old Pasadena is pulling out all the Christmas stops before you even have a chance to make morning-after turkey hash. The stores, of course, wlll be in full swing Friday morning, but Friday evening is when the formal fun […]

Holiday Look In

Holiday Look In

Time’s approaching for the 42nd annual home tour to benefit the Pasadena Symphony, and this year is a doozy. On the itinerary is our favorite traditional Colonial in town, a Madison Heights beauty owned by a couple of Pasadena’s pre-eminent artists, as well as a fantasy bungalow island of cottages and bungalows on Bellefontaine owned […]

Altadena Elementary holds rummage sale Dec. 5

Altadena Elementary holds rummage sale Dec. 5

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Portal

Portal

Maybe it’s just a 1920s river rock porch but I think this spooky entryway is a portal to another dimension. (But where?) Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Zen Monday: #73

Zen Monday: #73

Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo’s about. I also stay out of the comments box for most of the day, to avoid influencing the discussion. I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, at least […]

Arcadia’s Kelly Kovacic Receives State Teacher of the Year Award

Arcadia’s Kelly Kovacic Receives State Teacher of the Year Award

Kelly Kovacic, an Arcadia High School graduate and daughter of councilman Gary Kovacic, was selected as one of the five California Teachers of the Year, announced by the state superintendent earlier this month. Kovacic was also selected as California’s nominee for the prestigious National Teacher of the Year competition. The teachers are nominated by their […]

Community Development Corp. looking for board members

Community Development Corp. looking for board members

The Community Development Corporation of Altadena (CDCA), a not for profit community development corporation, is seeking candidates to serve as members of its founding board of directors/officers of the board. The mission of this newly formed organization is to promote community and economic development and to promote community education and leadership development in order to […]

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