Archive for ‘February, 2010’


A journey through China from farm to factory

A journey through China from farm to factory

In 2001, Peter Hessler set off on a 7000 mile drive across China. Over the next seven years, he tracked how the country's industrial boom transformed dirt paths into paved roads and small villages into factory towns. Country Driving, the final book in Hessler's China trilogy, explores the human side of the country's economic revolution. […]

Summer Concert Series

Summer Concert Series

The Altadena Sheriff's Support Group is promising another lively & exciting concert season this summer, including several repeaters. SSG's Bob Klomburg  tells us: I know it's way to early to begin publicizing the 14th Annual Summer Concert Series but I wanted to give you a heads up. For the first time in 14 years I […]

Canyon Depths

Canyon Depths

I think you should click to enlarge this picture. The other day, Bellis (who often comments here) and I walked from Chantry Flat to Sturtevant Falls and back. (The road up from Sierra Madre is open during the day.) Our trusty pooches came along, too. The water is flowing clear and clean in Big Santa […]

Grand Entrance

Grand Entrance

I don’t know which I like most: the big red door, or the little black awning. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Wandering Rottweiler at Florecita

Wandering Rottweiler at Florecita

Erica tells us: There was a lost Rottweiler roaming around Florecita Farms on Wednesday around 3 PM. Scarred myself and thinking of the nearby Odyssey School, I called the Pasadena Humane Society to pick it up. It looked like it is injured and is a older male. If someone is missing a all black Rottweiler […]

The Marathon Already?

The Marathon Already?

I guess we’ve been too caught up in the Olympics and the Playhouse and other dramas, but somehow it’s just now sinking in that the Pasadena Marathon is Sunday morning…. and we’re guessing you might just be figuring that out, too. Full-course runners will be trotting all over town, starting at PCC at Colorado and […]

The Joy of Being Home Alone

The Joy of Being Home Alone

You're cute.. but don't come home until Friday. Dear Husband… Sorry, honey, but I am glad you headed to Fresno today to testify at that trial. I love you… but I love when you travel on business, too. It’s not like you’re gone a lot, just a couple times a year, which is why your […]

Free Tastings at Book Soup Signing

Free Tastings at Book Soup Signing

The team of L.A. food journalists behind our book EAT: Los Angeles 2010 is appearing at Book Soup in West Hollywood on Saturday, February 20 at 5 p.m. to talk about the L.A. food scene, sign books and share tastes from two great sources. Attendees will get to sample Thai street food treats from pioneering West […]

What’s that chopper doing?

What’s that chopper doing?

Sheriff's got a call of a burglary in the neighborhood around Allen and New York at about noon today, so that's what the chopper's hovering around looking for. Scanner reports suspect is a male with red hair, but no other details. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Highlights from last night’s council meeting

Highlights from last night’s council meeting

Highlights of  last night's Altadena Town Council meeting: Changeups: La Vina resident Doug Colliflower was named to the town council seat 4603.01, vacated by Dennis Bridwell last month. Colliflower runs DC Golf, which operates the Altadena and Eaton Canyon golf courses.   In a shifting of responsibilities, Ruth Nielan was named vice-chair, and Jamie Bissner corresponding […]

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