Archive for ‘February, 2010’


Bombadil’s

Bombadil’s

I promised the Altadena Hiker I’d post a photo of one of the cabins in Big Santa Anita Canyon. (Knowing her, I’ll bet she’s seen them all.) Here’s Bombadil’s Castle, one of the fancier ones. Look at that stone wall, will ya? I may be wrong but I’ll bet they put it up because this […]

Black History Parade on Tap for Saturday Morning

Black History Parade on Tap for Saturday Morning

Pasadena’s Black History Parade on Saturday, Feb. 20, will feature as its celebrity grand marshals Michaela Pereira and Gayle Anderson of KTLA-TV, Channel 5. Pereira joined the KTLA team as co-anchor of the Morning Show in 2004 and has won several Radio & TV News Association Gold Mic Awards. She is chairwoman of the board […]

New Salon and Spa Offers Comfort in an Elegant Setting

New Salon and Spa Offers Comfort in an Elegant Setting

Let’s face it, you want to look your best and be pampered at the same time. Alec Xander’s Salon and Spa which opened just last October features three hairstylists and also offers facials, manicures and pedicures as well as some waxing services. Make up services are also a specialty at Alec Xander’s. Owner Alex Hovasapian […]

Don’t call it a comeback – CPAC 2010

Don’t call it a comeback – CPAC 2010

The annual political conference for conservatives is underway in Washington D.C. this week to fire up the base just in time for the midterm elections. Confident conservative activists gathered to reaffirm their principles and vow to wrestle away power from the Democrats. Using the rationale of voter frustration, many speakers took time to predict a […]

Stormwatch: everything seems to be in place

Stormwatch:  everything seems to be in place

Yes, we know the sky is blue and partly cloudy right now.  It won't last.  Carolyn Seitz relays some public safety information: As of 11 am today, the following information is being provided by Incident Command for the coming storm: Rainfall is still being anticipated at 1 to 2 inches in the foothill areas with […]

Volunteer for the Ride

Volunteer for the Ride

If you joined us last year to watch as Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer and their cycling colleagues roar around the Rose Bowl, you know what a thrill it is to have them in town. They’re coming back in late May for the next Amgen Tour of California, aka the Tour de Sunshine. Many of the […]

Book of the Month

Book of the Month

This month’s children’s book comes recommended by Maureen Palacios, owner of Once Upon a Time Bookstore in Montrose: Young Zeus, by G. Brian Karas (Scholastic Press, Feb. 2010). Greek myths are all the rage these days, what with the success of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians adventure series (and new movie) for kids […]

Stormwatch: rain tonight, watch for mud and debris, Canyon Crest impacts

Stormwatch: rain tonight, watch for mud and debris, Canyon Crest impacts

Our local contact on county matters Carolyn Seitz has sent us the following: The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works has released information on the storm expected to arrive in our area around 6 pm Friday, February 19. The National Weather Service is predicting rainfall of 1 to 2 inches in the foothill areas […]

Ellen’s Silkscreening

Ellen’s Silkscreening

By day, you can’t beat Ellen’s for silkscreening, embroidery and promotional gear. (Just ask Occidental College, the Getty Museum, the Huntington Library, the Rose Bowl, the Armory, Art Center, Cal Tech, Trader Joes and the Norton Simon Museum — they’re all clients.) Ellen’s has been a San Gabriel Valley favorite since 1978, with an in-house […]

A Scratch on the Scientific Record

A Scratch on the Scientific Record

Sometimes I post a photo because it’s pretty. Sometimes I post a shot of what’s happening in town. This one’s educational: illustrative of a natural process that’s hard to describe any other way. After the Station Fire came heavy rains, which brought a flood of muddy ash into the lowlands. The landscape of Hahamongna Watershed […]

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