Archive for ‘March, 2010’


Giving thanks for a job well-done

Giving thanks for a job well-done

The Altadena Community Center was the scene for a sendoff of Sheriff Capt. Roosevelt Blow, who retires today after 33 years in law enforcement and three years as Altadena Station's commander.   Many well-wishers attended the reception, including Altadena Library District board member Tom Hubbard and Star-News columnist Shirlee Smith.  (Since Hubbard's wife Monica is a […]

Pasadena: City of Learning

Pasadena: City of Learning

Pasadena: City of Learning is a monthly gathering of representatives from this community’s major educational institutions — from PUSD to PCC to Caltech — plus JPL, arts and culture institutions, non-profit organizations with educational missions and the City of Pasadena. P:COL encourages a climate for lifelong learning in Pasadena based on the unique resources here. […]

Walter Mosley’s Known to Evil

Walter Mosley’s Known to Evil

Crime fiction novelist Walter Mosley stops by the studio to talk about his latest book, “Known to Evil.” From the author of “Devil in a Blue Dress” and the creator of the black private detective Easy Rawlins, Mosley’s newest work is a departure from Rawlins, but a window into Leonid McGill, an imperfect man fighting […]

"Known to Evil"

"Known to Evil"

“Leonid McGill is still fighting to stick to his reformed ways while the world around him pulls him in every other direction. He has split up with his girlfriend, her new boyfriend is angling to get Leonid kicked out of his prime office space, one of his sons seems to have found true love in […]

Remembering Jaime Escalante

Remembering Jaime Escalante

The East LA math teacher whose story inspired the 1988 film Stand and Deliver has died. Jaime Escalante challenged Garfield High students in one of the Southland’s toughest barrios to excel at math. When 18 of his students passed the Advanced Placement Calculus exam in 1982, examiners were so surprised they accused Garfield students of […]

Nominations open for Women in Business Awards

Nominations open for Women in Business Awards

Assemblyman Antony Portantino and state sen. Carol Liu are now taking nominations for the 11th annual Women in Business Awards, to be held July 16 at the Pasadena Hilton.  More information and nomination forms are available at Portantino's website here.  Nominations close April 23. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Triple Header of Outdoor Festivals

Triple Header of Outdoor Festivals

Not only does early April bring Easter and Passover, but it heralds a wealth of spring celebrations, including the always-popular Thai New Year Festival in Hollywood, the Cambodian New Year Parade in Long Beach and a Sizdeh Bedar (celebrating the end of the Persian New Year) in Lake Balboa. All three outdoor festivals will showcase, […]

Jenni B.

Jenni B.

All SGV fashionistas thank heaven for Jenni B., a truly exemplary contemporary boutique in not-so-contemporary Old Town Monrovia that saves locals a trek to the westside. The selection is magnificent, with amazing pieces from Voom, Fremont, Susana Monaco, Yoana Baraschi, Kuyumi NY and more. There are also casual pieces from Free People and AG Jeans, […]

Jameson Brown Coffee Roasters

Jameson Brown Coffee Roasters

We pride ourselves on our nose for good coffee, so it was distressing to discover that Jameson Brown has been lurking right in front of us for three years now. Well, not right in front — the location on Allen at Locust, just south of the 210, is not exactly on the beaten path, so […]

Last Day, March 2010

Last Day, March 2010

Every time I take one of these Last Day photos I think, “This project was a crazy idea. The view is the same every time.” Then I compare the shot to the others and I’m amazed how a place that supposedly has no seasons can change so much in so little time. Johnson Field is […]

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