Archive for ‘February, 2010’


Counterfeit $100 bills circulating in the area

Counterfeit $100 bills circulating in the area

This message has been passed along from the Monrovia Chamber of Commerce by Altadena Sheriff Lt. Steven McLean: Attention Businesses: The Monrovia Police Department has sent us this information to pass on to our businesses.  The attached is what the altered bills look like. Secret Service has issued a warning about counterfeit bills being used […]

A lesson in free speech at UC Irvine

A lesson in free speech at UC Irvine

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Pasadena Independent Feb 18, 2010

Pasadena Independent Feb 18, 2010

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POSTPONED UNTIL MONDAY: Karen Bass running for Congress

POSTPONED UNTIL MONDAY: Karen Bass running for Congress

Assembly Speaker Karen Bass announced on Wednesday that she will run for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Diane Watson, D-Los Angeles. The 56-year-old Los Angeles Democrat has been in the Assembly since 2004 and is the first black woman and first Democratic woman to serve as Assembly speaker. Bass will be a strong […]

Our Visit to San Rafael School

Our Visit to San Rafael School

Mayor Bill Bogaard and I spoke to fourth, fifth and sixth graders at San Rafael Elementary School on Wednesday. We showed them a video that was played at the State of the City event and talked about our respective roles with the City of Pasadena. Mayor Bogaard answered questions from several individual students. They asked […]

Cupid Gets Blood Pressure Checked at Huntington Hospital

Cupid Gets Blood Pressure Checked at Huntington Hospital

Cupid, aka Scott Finn, had his blood pressure checked Thursday by Huntington Hospital cardiologist Dr. Vyshali Rao as part of the hospital’s plan to encourage employees to live a heart healthy lifestyle. Healthy Goals for Women When women know their numbers, they have the information they need to be strong advocates for their own health. […]

Grilled cheese at McGinty’s — umm, umm good!

Grilled cheese at McGinty’s — umm, umm good!

Yes, this has been happening often enough now that we think it deserves its own graphic! Reader Eric Wilson writes: My coworkers have been raving about the Grilled Cheese Truck (http://thegrilledcheesetruck.com/) and I just found out that it is coming to Altadena tomorrow (Friday) night from 7:00 to 10:00.  Let’s give them a reason to […]

Introducing Ruby

Introducing Ruby

For the past two years, give or take, I’ve written this blog.  I have written about the book business, my fellow booksellers, the great indie bookstores that have closed in the past few years, and dozens of exciting books and authors.  I interviewed David Sedaris and Julie Klam and Dan Kennedy.  I incorrectly predicted nearly […]

Wheels of Change – Zero to 600 m.p.h.

Wheels of Change – Zero to 600 m.p.h.

It’s not possible to imagine California without cars; today we’re known for our vast network of freeways and bumper-to-bumper traffic, all of which is well documented. But Kevin Nelson, in his new book “Wheels of Change: From Zero to 600 m.p.h.,” brings to life the personalities that helped shape the car culture in California, from […]

Karen Bass running for Congress

Karen Bass running for Congress

Assembly Speaker Karen Bass announced on Wednesday that she will run for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Diane Watson, D-Los Angeles. The 56-year-old Los Angeles Democrat has been in the Assembly since 2004 and is the first black woman and first Democratic woman to serve as Assembly speaker. Bass will be a strong […]

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