Archive for ‘January, 2010’


Suspect Detained Following Monrovia Bomb Scare Standoff

Suspect Detained Following Monrovia Bomb Scare Standoff

A bank robbery this morning at the Citizens Bank branch in Monrovia at the corner of Huntington Drive and Myrtle Avenue that turned into a bomb threat, with bank employees an patrons having been evacuated, has ended with the suspect being apprehended by Glendora and West Covina SWAT units. According to police, the suspect wrote […]

We got troubles …

We got troubles …

The screen to our workhorse MacBook Pro went dark today, and we're not hip enough for the Apple Store to deal with it (we had to make an appointment just to leave it with them!)  so things may run a little light for the next few days! Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Ian Whitcomb at Vroman’s

Ian Whitcomb at Vroman’s

Ian Whitcomb, Altadena’s ukelele/accordion stylist, Tin Pan Alley expert and songwriter extraordinaire, has kept a daily journal of his adventures in Los Angeles since 1972. A born raconteur, with a well-educated Englishman’s command of the mother tongue and a biting wit, Whitcomb sees all, tells all, and makes it incredibly, wryly funny. The Huntington Library […]

Monrovia Standoff Forces Mt. Sierra College Evacuation

Monrovia Standoff Forces Mt. Sierra College Evacuation

Police officials in charges of the ongoing standoff with a man locked inside Citizens Bank in Monrovia ordered a full evacuation of the Mount Sierra College campus which sits adjacent to the bank on the northeast corner of Huntington Drive and Myrtle Ave. The evacuation order was issued just before 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police have […]

American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, known as the Great Dissenter and considered by many to be the leading voice of the Supreme Court’s conservative side, was nominated to the country’s highest court by Ronald Reagan in 1986. But before that, he carried his rifle on New York’s subway going to and from military drills at […]

Chamber events: mixer at Amy’s tonight, awards & installation dinner Fri.

Chamber events: mixer at Amy’s tonight, awards & installation dinner Fri.

Two Altadena Chamber of Commerce events coming up this week: First, this afternoon, Wed., the monthly chamber mixer is at Amy's Patio Cafe, corner of Lake & Altadena Dr., from 5:30-7 PM.  The chamber would like to have a HUGE turnout to support Amy's, which is OPEN OPEN OPEN (despite what the Pasadena Weekly says). […]

Eat, pray, marry? Elizabeth Gilbert’s new memoir

Eat, pray, marry? Elizabeth Gilbert’s new memoir

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the New York Times bestseller "Eat, Pray, Love," found herself in a tricky situation. She was in love with a man named Felipe, a Brazilian-born Australian citizen she met in Indonesia, and eternally committed to him – but after their previous marriages had ended in divorce, neither wanted another wedding. But […]

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 218 is up!

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 218 is up!

Good morning, Chaos Crew. The website elves were working feverishly all night to get the new site up for today– with new posts and podcasts to boot. But then the Evil Glitch Witch showed up! Our plans were foiled. So, I went to bed… but I think Sarah was up all night…She is at it […]

Rainy Season

Rainy Season

In my younger years — before work made all week days equal regardless of compelling weather, before motherhood made lazy days the stuff of dreams — I used to read (and sometimes write) poems when it rained. Sure, a rainy day is also good for playing Wii (or watching Sleeping Beauty) but I still love […]

Too Popped to Pot

Too Popped to Pot

I attended an event at the Pasadena Convention Center last Sunday–a seminar called POP! Your Book, Brand, Business and Career. On the lower level, the Los Angeles Pottery Show was happening. We had this great view coming and going from the conference room, as we crossed over the lower level on bridges set with tables […]

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