Archive for ‘February, 2010’


Working in the Shadows: A Year of Doing the Jobs (Most) Americans Won’t Do

Working in the Shadows: A Year of Doing the Jobs (Most) Americans Won’t Do

A common anti-immigration refrain is that immigrants take jobs away from Americans. What is it like to stoop over lettuce fields in Arizona, work the graveyard shift at a chicken slaughterhouse in rural Alabama, and dodge taxis as a bicycle delivery boy for an upscale restaurant? To find out, Gabriel Thompson spent a year working […]

Afghanistan: the surge and "postlude" strategy

Afghanistan: the surge and "postlude" strategy

President Obama’s Afghanistan surge is now in full swing. With 30,000 additional troops, a major operation has been launched in the Taliban stronghold of Marja. But Gen. Stanley McChrystal says the offensive is “not about the battle, it’s about the postlude” and the new “government in a box” strategy. The idea is for joint military […]

New Frontier for School Volunteer: The Tender of the Bar

New Frontier for School Volunteer: The Tender of the Bar

My name is Lian. I am a serial school volunteer. Thanks for all the e-mails about my school auction on Saturday night. Yes, I survived the auction with my new boots and my old feet in tact! The event went off like clockwork, despite a heavy downpour the night before and another during the party. […]

Book People Honors

Book People Honors

Boy, does this town have a lot of great writers. Just in the last few weeks alone, two of our own have earned national honors for their work. The most recent was children’s book illustrator and author Marla Frazee, whose new book (with Liz Garton Scanlon) All the Word just earned a 2010 Caldecott Honor […]

"Barks & Books" at the library this Sat.

"Barks & Books" at the library this Sat.

This Saturday at the Altadena Library, read to the lovable poodle Pearl for "Barks & Books," starting at 11 AM at the library, 600 E. Mariposa. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Outside the (window)Box

Outside the (window)Box

I’ve always loved the way Southern California adds its own carefree, sunny spin on traditional architecture. Here we have a vine-covered English mansion … with sky blue trim. The arched door, the Tudor details and the overflowing roses in the flowerbeds are authentic examples of the period, but those windows! They add such panache. If […]

Zen Monday: #85

Zen Monday: #85

Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo’s about. There’s no right or wrong. It means what you think it means, or what you want it to mean. I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something […]

Actor Activist Andrew Koenig Missing in Vancouver

Actor Activist Andrew Koenig Missing in Vancouver

Andrew Koenig, the actor and activist who became well known for trying to address Chinese Human Rights violations at a Pasadena Rose Parade two years ago and was arrested for interfering with a Rose Float is now missing according to police, family and friends. Koenig played Richard “Boner” Stabone to Kirk Cameron’s Mike […] Read […]

Pasadena’s Black History Parade Brings Out Hundreds

Pasadena’s Black History Parade Brings Out Hundreds

Here are a few images from Saturday’s parade: blkhistory_gallery Read the Full Story at Pasadena Independent

Pasadena Marathon’s Second Year Brings Nearly 6000 participants

Pasadena Marathon’s Second Year Brings Nearly 6000 participants

More details to follow on the results but in the meantime, here are some images shot by our photographers. Marathon_gallery Read the Full Story at Pasadena Independent

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Flintridge Books

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Louis Jane Studios

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