Archive for ‘January, 2010’


Wind at your Back

Wind at your Back

This is the view you’d glimpse if you rode your bike along the Arroyo toward the Rose Bowl. It’s something my husband loves to do. And since today is his birthday, I thought he could get a head start on his weekend ride… Happy, happy, happy birthday, Jon! Read the Full Story at Glimpses of […]

Fluorescents Be Damned

Fluorescents Be Damned

We had to duck out early on the Mayor’s State of the City event last night (actually tonight, as I’m typing this) because I had (have) a migraine. There’s Mayor Bogaard on the right, getting ready for his speech. He looks calm and collected, I think. We stayed long enough to hear my voice-over for […]

Record-setting Caltech women’s hoop squad

Record-setting Caltech women’s hoop squad

Caltech’s basketball team, above, just won its first conference road game, ever, against the Pomona Pitzer Sagehens, 76-61. See my Friday column for the details … Read the Full Story at Larry Wilson’s Public Eye

Eternal Life Through Soup?

Eternal Life Through Soup?

I made eternity soup the other day with my friend, Pasadena author Greg Critser. His new book about the science (and the eccentric scientists) behind anti-aging – called Eternity Soup – was inspired by research on a true Renaissance man. In the 1500s in Padua, Italy, Alvise “Luigi” Cornaro (1483-1566) worked out a recipe for […]

Century 21 Village’s Linda Johnson Earns SFR Certification

Century 21 Village’s Linda Johnson Earns SFR Certification

  Andy Bencosme, Managing Broker at CENTURY 21 Village Inc. recently congratulated Linda Johnson, veteran real estate agent for her new certification of SFR (Short sales And Foreclosure Resource.) Johnson has been with Village her entire career with Village has helped buyers & sellers not only in the foothill communities but also the outlying areas. […]

Chin-Ma-Ya of Tokyo

Chin-Ma-Ya of Tokyo

WHY Brothy and flavorful ramen with lots of add-on toppings, like enoki mushrooms, bamboo shoots, bean sprouts and boiled eggs. WHAT Tucked away in the back of Weller Court, this restaurant serves some of Little Tokyo’s best ramen. There are seven different kinds of ramen, but it’s the tan-tan men that keeps us coming back. […]

Police Blotters January 4 – 11

Police Blotters January 4 – 11

Monrovia PD During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 568 service events, resulting in 148 investigations. Following are the last week’s highlighted issues and events: Robbery / Assault with a Deadly Weapon On January 7 at 12:02 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 1600 block of South […] Read the […]

You Are Not a Gadget

You Are Not a Gadget

Is Wikipedia smarter than you? Does Facebook promote the wisdom of mobs over the intelligence of the individual? Jaron Lanier, one of the pioneers of Silicon Valley and the father of virtual reality, argues that the Internet has fallen short of its early promise by becoming a place where those doing intellectual work are getting […]

R.I.P. J.D. Salinger

R.I.P. J.D. Salinger

What do say at a moment like this?  In a way, we’ve felt Salinger’s loss for years — the great author in seclusion in rural New England.  Occasionally, though, evidence of his existence seeped out — a photograph of him at the supermarket, maybe, pushing a cart like a mortal, like a person who needed […]

"Christmas Tree Lane: The Take Down!" starts Feb. 13

"Christmas Tree Lane: The Take Down!" starts Feb. 13

We received this message from Elizabeth Nelson of the Christmas Tree Lane Assn: Please come and join your neighbors and friends beginning February 13th from 9 AM to 12 PM for “Take Down”. As long as the weather permits, we will be taking the lights off the trees every Saturday and Sunday thereafter from 9 […]

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