Archive for ‘January, 2010’


Food in flight: Berlin Airlift

Food in flight: Berlin Airlift

World War II officially ended in 1945, but with a power vacuum in Germany and increasingly aggressive Soviet Union, in 1948 President Harry Truman ordered fighter pilots back to Berlin—this time with food, not bombs. Richard Reeves profiles the Americans who flew over Soviet blockades, shuttling supplies in a mission known as the Berlin Airlift. […]

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

The Reduced Shakespeare Company has made a name for itself by performing all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays… in 97 minutes! How can this be done, you ask? Hilariously, according to the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and the theatre-goers of London, who made it that city’s longest-running comedy to date. Radi Os this […]

Mystery History — Not Quite Solved

Mystery History — Not Quite Solved

For the second time in Mystery History, um, history, I’m not prepared yet with the full scoop! I had some newspaper articles that we were absolutely, positively sure were all about the background to the photos on the contact sheet above, but on closer inspection yesterday the articles are from 1926. Trouble is, the photos […]

Settings: Part 21

Settings: Part 21

My daughter calls this the melting marshmallow house, so I’m sure if she played our game her scenario would also include giant graham crackers and Hershey bars. What do you think, brilliant readers? If this were the setting for a movie, what would happen here? Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Nature’s Course

Nature’s Course

A transient river flows through Hahamongna Watershed Park, charting its own course to carry the recent rainfall from the mountains to the dam. See it while you can. We live in the desert after all. Tonight the Mayor’s State of the City event will be held at LaSalle High School. The event’s theme is “Charting […]

Obama delivers State of the Union address

Obama delivers State of the Union address

Take the poll and share your reactions: which were the most significant themes addressed tonight? Job creation strategies, alternative energy (including new nuclear and clean coal), budget freeze beginning in 2011, the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell and a brief mention of immigration reform–we break down President Obama's State of the Union address with […]

Monrovia Man Arrested Following Monrovia Bank Robbery Attempt – Bomb Threat Apparently False

Monrovia Man Arrested Following Monrovia Bank Robbery Attempt – Bomb Threat Apparently False

    FEST (Foothill Special Enforcement Team) which includes members of Monrovia, Arcadia, Glendora and West Covina SWAT, arrest Joshua Locateil , 24, who allegedly barricaded himself inside the Citizens Business Bank in the 100 block of East Huntington Drive in Monrovia on Wednesday morning. The suspect was ordered to strip down to his […] […]

The Chaos Chronicles Blog has Moved!

The Chaos Chronicles Blog has Moved!

Yes, my blog has moved Uptown. Way Uptown!To a brand new site with a brand new address. Click here to see the website, the blog, the podcasts and so much more in one convenient, chaos-free location. Thanks for following me to the new site. I hope that you will re-subscribe and re-bookmark on the new […]

Wednesday Afternoon Links

Wednesday Afternoon Links

A lot has happened today.  Apple released the new iPad, which, in turn, released a wave of terrible jokes on the internet.  President Obama will deliver the State of the Union address tonight.  So, yeah, it’s a big day.  Read all about it: Author and historian Howard Zinn passed away today.  He is, of course, […]

It Was a Grand Re-opening!

It Was a Grand Re-opening!

Robinson Park re-opened on Saturday with plenty of sunshine beaming down on the spectacular new field as the rain clouds started moving in again. But nothing could rain on this parade! It was a perfect example of the city/community partnership that made the renovation possible. A formal program got things started, with dignitaries including Chris […]

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