Archive for ‘February, 2010’


Cyber-safety in America

Cyber-safety in America

Just as the Internet has opened up a whole world of communications, it’s created an entire new area of criminal activity. Hacking was once the purview of isolated nerds looking for the thrill of punching through a complex security system. No more. In his book, “Fatal System Error,” writer Joseph Menn explores the Russian Mob […]

Girardot named PSN editor

Girardot named PSN editor

A tip of the hat today to Frank Girardot, senior metro editor for the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group (which includes the Pasadena Star-News) and writer of the invaluable Crimescene blog.  Girardot was promoted Monday to editor of the Star-News, which means everybody there reports to him.  Frank is one of the paper's best reporters, […]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 2/22/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers 2/22/2010

Hardcover Fiction This Time Tomorrow, Michael Jaime-Becerra Help, Kathryn Stockett The Man From Beijing, Henning Mankell The Postmistress, Sarah Blake Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, Beth Hoffman Union Atlantic, Adam Haslett Blame, Michelle Huneven Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It, Maile Meloy Shadow Tag, Louise Erdrich Hardcover Non-Fiction Eternity Soup, […]

Arts in Altadena is the topic on "Our Town" Wed. night

Arts in Altadena is the topic on "Our Town" Wed. night

Michele Zack will be sitting in for Marie Stein on Our Town, Wed. 9 PM, on Charter’s Arroyo Channel 32 (or watch streaming video on your computer at PasadenaCommunityNetwork.com).   " Michele and Ben McGinty, whose “Gallery at the End of the World” is the center of Altadena’s art scene, will discuss not only the […]

Caption this photo (#28)

Caption this photo (#28)

I definitely need help with this one. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Measure CC Forum

Measure CC Forum

Longfellow School At the City Council meeting I attended three weeks ago, the council chamber was crowded with citizens eager to learn the fate of Hahamongna Watershed Park. But before we could discuss that there were other items on the agenda. One was whether or not the council should recommend the passing of Measure CC […]

Udon for Olympic appetites

Udon for Olympic appetites

While we’re pulling out the late night snacks during this final week of triple toe loops and split-second finishes at the Vancouver Olympics, contenders like Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn and speed skater Apolo Ohno are fueling up for their next competitions. What are the athletes eating this year? According to Delish, certain foods are popular […]

Blogger’s Paradise

Blogger’s Paradise

I have stepped into the blogger’s dream. The site is set up and ready to go, there is already (plenty) of awesome content, there is even an extensive blog roll of lovely sites to peruse (see right). Heck, I even have some of those most elusive of creatures: readers. Of course, I have to keep […]

Youth Orchestra Day

Youth Orchestra Day

Think music education is important?  So do a lot of folks in town, including Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, who has declared this Sunday Youth Orchestra Day. And everybody is invited take part in an afternoon “summit” demonstrating the joys of music making. Nearly 300 high school and college students from four youth orchestras (the Los Angeles […]

Sandra Thomas is 5th District "Woman of the Year"

Sandra Thomas is 5th District "Woman of the Year"

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles County Commission for Women has selected Dr. Sandra E. Thomas, Altadena Council Member and CEO of the Quality of Life Center inc, (home of the Bright Futures Scholars), as one of the award recipients for the 25th Annual Women of the Year Award. Dr. […]

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