Archive for ‘January, 2010’


Two Missing Men Found Safe

Two Missing Men Found Safe

The Pasadena Police Department reports that two men whom they were seeking last week have been found and safely returned to their residences. George Clay went missing on December 30 from a residential board and care facility in the 1700 block of North Fair Oaks Avenue. He was found on January 11 wandering the streets […]

Norton Simon Museum Garden Café

Norton Simon Museum Garden Café

The food (by the swank Patina Group) is pre-packaged at this order-at-the-counter café, but with the exception of the sometimes-soggy wraps, it’s tasty and inexpensive, and you get to eat at umbrella-shaded teak tables in the Norton Simon’s lovely rear garden. It might get noisy if a school group troops through, but otherwise, this is […]

Camera theft in the woods — caught on camera!

Camera theft in the woods — caught on camera!

Did the trailcam catch a thief?  Adonis WIlson sent this: I am writing to you in anticipation that you will spread the word around and that this thief may be found…but at least that hikers be aware of the continual frustration in urban interface hiking: I hiked in Rubio Canyon [Sunday] looking for a trailcam […]

Pasdaena City Reminds Public that More Rain is Gonna Fall

Pasdaena City Reminds Public that More Rain is Gonna Fall

With a chance of rain tonight and more storms likely tomorrow, Pasadena residents in hillside areas are encouraged to begin preparations for potential mudslides before the showers begin again. Sand and sandbags are available for Pasadena residents at two locations: Fire Station #37, 3430 E. Foothill Blvd., and Fire Station # 38, 1150 Linda Vista […]

NBCC Awards & Other Links of This Nature

NBCC Awards & Other Links of This Nature

A lot happened over the weekend (and not just to Brett Favre).  Here’s a quick primer to get you caught up so you can get back to that collating you were doing. The National Book Critics Circle has announced the finalists for its 2009 awards.  Among the finalists for the fiction prize are NBA finalists […]

In Jobs we trust—Apple’s Tablet promises to change media

In Jobs we trust—Apple’s Tablet promises to change media

Even though Apple refuses to divulge any details about their new tablet computer until Wednesday, it has already caused quite a stir with the publishing world. Apple enthusiasts are quick to claim that this new device could revolutionize the distribution of newspapers, magazines and books in the same way the iPod ushered the music business […]

Monday Update on Site, Skating and Saints!

Monday Update on Site, Skating and Saints!

Happy Monday, Chaos Crew. Busy day shaping up for me and I wanted to touch base on a few items of note:Site: I just got off the phone with my Very Senior Digital Creative Executive, aka Sarah in NYC. We are almost ready to push the "go" button on the new Chaos Chronicles Website. It’s […]

Who will be Altadena’s next poet laureate? Maybe you! (Deadline Feb. 1)

Who will be Altadena’s next poet laureate?  Maybe you! (Deadline Feb. 1)

Marcia Thompson’s reign as 2008-2010 Poet Laureate of the Altadena Library District is coming to a close and she is encouraging all poets in the Altadena community to submit their poems to the Altadena Library to be published in their next anthology. Throughout Marcia’s reign she has had the privilege of sharing her poems with […]

Child sexual abuse — trauma or myth?

Child sexual abuse — trauma or myth?

It’s widely accepted by psychotherapists that sexual abuse is a traumatic experience for children, causing emotional repercussions that last well into adulthood. But in her controversial new book, “The Trauma Myth,” memory and trauma expert Susan Clancy posits that children, with their limited understanding of sexual matters, aren’t traumatized by these experiences. Clancy interviewed over […]

Liza Palmer

Liza Palmer

Pasadena native Liza Palmer hit the literary big time with her very first novel, Conversations with the  Fat Girl, which was named a Target Breakout book and hit the international bestseller lists within one week of publication in 2005. (It was huge in England.) It was optioned for an HBO series, and she went on […]

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