Archive for ‘April, 2010’


Honorary Tournament of Roses Director George Throop Dies at 86

Honorary Tournament of Roses Director George Throop Dies at 86

Honorary Tournament of Roses Director was Father of 2011 President, Jeffrey L. Throop George Lynford Throop, Jr., age 86, died on Sunday, April 11, 2010 from complications of pneumonia. Throop joined the Tournament of Roses Association in 1960 and was named an honorary director in 1988 after 28 years of valuable […] Read the Full […]

Wyatt prelim scheduled for May 4

Wyatt prelim scheduled for May 4

Ralph Wyatt, 49, of Altadena, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing May 4. A registered sex offender, Wyatt is accused of breaking into women's homes and leaving sexually explicit notes of apology.  PSN has the details. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Smart meters, DWP rate increases and your impact on climate change—a sit down with your Public Utilities Commission President

Smart meters, DWP rate increases and your impact on climate change—a sit down with your Public Utilities Commission President

Earlier this month, a divided California Public Utilities Commission approved Southern California Gas Co. to charge customers $1.05 billion to install radio-controlled smart meters on 6 million homes throughout the state, despite complaints that the technology just isn’t necessary. Mike Peevey, the man who heads that commission—which regulates privately owned electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water, […]

Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy

Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy

What prompts people to stuff dead animals in lifelike poses? Melissa Milgrom started hanging out with taxidermists and asking questions. Is taxidermy a commemoration—and if so—does it celebrate life or death? Does preservation glorify the animal, or the person who resurrects it? Her book Still Life skins taxidermy’s last remaining practitioners, delving into the art […]

The Unburger Burger

The Unburger Burger

The humble veggie burger, oft maligned by carnivores, loved by vegetarians… it’s a burger but not a burger. For vegetarians (myself among them) who miss some of the trappings of “real” burgers, but not the meat itself, veggie burgers are a staple. I am always searching for the new and different — anything but those […]

Natural Beauty

Natural Beauty

This grassy spot is tucked away in a curve of street as you drive from Mission past the golf course and toward lower Arroyo park. Looks worthy of a picnic blanket to me… Happy Earth Day, everyone! Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Greening the Earth

Greening the Earth

Can you believe it’s been forty years since the first Earth Day? I suppose if you were born after about 1965, you can. I like the way Pasadena celebrates. With love in our hearts we hail April 22nd as Earth Day, then when Saturday rolls around we celebrate Greening the Earth Day when everyone can […]

Altadena Arts Coalition hosts May Day Festival next weekend!

Altadena Arts Coalition hosts May Day Festival next weekend!

The Altadena Arts Coalition will be hosting another great community gathering with the May Day Festival coming up next Sat., May 1! Featured event is the debut of "Abstract: Altadena," a collection of images by local photographers that will be on display in Galloway Alley behind Steve's Bike Shop at Lake and Mariposa. There will […]

Pasadena Independent – April 22nd, 2010

Pasadena Independent – April 22nd, 2010

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LATFOB!

LATFOB!

Hello internet. I know I’ve been very quiet this week, and unfortunately that will have to continue. With the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this weekend (Vroman’s is at booth #367!) and a brand-spankin’-new calendar of Vroman’s events for May and June going up over the next week and a half, I have been […]

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