Archive for ‘December, 2009’


Scenes from the Rose Bowl

Scenes from the Rose Bowl

Preparations for the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl are in full swing. I thought I’d post a few action shots from my walk today. The bands are arriving. The banners are in place. And Gene is selling parking for the Big Game.In the photo below is a member of Gene’s crew manning the folding […]

Top science stories of 2009

Top science stories of 2009

Water on Mars? The discovery of a giant snake that can tell us about climate change? Radiation turns your hair grey? These are just a few of the top science stories of 2009. What other profound, fascinating, and weird discoveries did scientists unearth and unleash this year? Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Caption this photo (#25)

Caption this photo (#25)

I’m at a loss for this one… Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Rose Bowl Enochlophobia

Rose Bowl Enochlophobia

I have a confession to make: I love being out and about in Pasadena all year ’round, except during Tournament of Roses week. I often drive through the Arroyo near the Rose Bowl Stadium on my way home from Hollywood or the San Fernando Valley. But not today. People are down there getting ready for […]

Hiker rescued

Hiker rescued

Got lots of reports of emergency vehicles going up Chaney Trail, and have been listening to the scanner off and on this afternoon.  Sheriffs mounted a rescue of a hiker, who was picked up sometime between 2 and 3 PM and helicoptered to Huntington Memorial Hospital with a leg injury.  More as we get it. […]

Bouchon Beverly Hills

Bouchon Beverly Hills

WHY For a fantasy French bistro experience when your ship has come in. WHAT Chef Thomas Keller, he of the French Laundry, Per Se, Ad Hoc and the dazzling new book Ad Hoc at Home, has at last come to Los Angeles. It’s supposed to be a branch of the original Bouchon in Yountville, but […]

9th Annual Parade Watch Begins…Pasadena PD Volunteers are Eyes and Ears of Force

9th Annual Parade Watch Begins…Pasadena PD Volunteers are Eyes and Ears of Force

Pasadena Interim Chief of Police, Christopher Vicino, announced that beginning Tuesday, December 29, 2009, the Pasadena Police Department’s Volunteers will begin the 9th Annual Parade Watch. “We believe that this national award winning volunteer program is a contributing factor to increased safety and decreased arrests along the parade route over the last few years,” […] […]

Time Warner and Fox rumble, could it cost viewers their cable?

Time Warner and Fox rumble, could it cost viewers their cable?

Forget about healthcare! The really pressing matter for many people is news that Time Warner customers could lose “American Idol,” “the Simpsons,” and some major NFL playoffs if the cable company fails to resolves a stalemate over content licensing contracts with Fox’s parent company, News Corp., by Dec. 31. Time Warner says the fees are […]

How markets fail

How markets fail

Utopian economics – thinking that is blind to how real people act and denies ways in which the free market can sometimes produce disastrous consequences – is on the rise. John Cassidy's new book, "How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities," looks at this phenomenon and other reasons why sometimes markets just don't work. […]

Search for intelligent life gains woldwide momentum

Search for intelligent life gains woldwide momentum

For 25 years the SETI Institute has pointed their satellites to the sky in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Its research was once associated with UFOs and fringe science, but with more than 400 planets known to exist outside of our solar system, and more discovered every week, the search for intelligent life beyond our […]

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