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Pasadena Independent – June 24, 2010

Pasadena Independent – June 24, 2010

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To Add Baby # 3 or Not? That is the Question.

To Add Baby # 3 or Not? That is the Question.

No, not me. Let me put that out there right now. There may have been a time when I put that question to the Chaos Crew, but my doctor answered it fairly emphatically 12 years ago. Be happy with 2 healthy boys and close up shop. So I did, but with some sadness every now […]

The Golden Poppy Awards

The Golden Poppy Awards

Every year, Altadena Heritage throws an awards ceremony honoring the finest in Altadena gardening—the coveted Golden Poppy. The focus this year is on sustainability. Prize winners will be those green (figuratively) gardens that “give” to the street without a big green (literally) lawn sucking down water like it was going out of style. Which it […]

Is junk food the new tobacco?

Is junk food the new tobacco?

Less fat, less salt, more exercise, limit meat and sweets. So says the USDA committee reviewing the agency's dietary guidelines. Exhaustive research and the use of the newly minted Evidence-Based Nutrition Library has yielded… the same advice we’ve heard for 30 years? Why, then, are Americans fatter than ever? Are we obstinately overweight? Given the […]

Hard-wired for war? Humans and chimps may have shared ancestor to thank

Hard-wired for war? Humans and chimps may have shared ancestor to thank

Probably nothing is more certain, more studied or more essentially “human” than war, but new study may change that. Dr. John Mitani of Michigan University recently completed a ten-year look at warfare among chimpanzees, finding that they cooperate to organize themselves with the intent to capture territory, their behavior is adaptive, and that natural selection […]

Making Strides Ramping Up

Making Strides Ramping Up

Here’s an opportunity to be a key part of our local American Cancer Society’s inaugural Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walkathon. The ACS is currently seeking volunteers to plan this first-time event, particularly team leaders who will recruit friends, family and co-workers to participate with them and raise funds for the cause. People from all […]

‘Dena Weekend: wine, food, art, and music

‘Dena Weekend: wine, food, art, and music

One could not possibly cram more into a weekend! Fri., June 25 "Dive into Great Books," the 2010 summer reading program from the Altadena Library, kicks off with a donut drop-in registration starting at 10 AM on Fri., June 25, at the Main Library, 600 E. Mariposa, and at the Bob Lucas Branch Library, 2659 […]

Kitsch as Kitsch Can…

Kitsch as Kitsch Can…

It might not be as charming as this or as historic as this or this, but the weird 70s gazebo outside of Rite Aid is definitely an iconic South Pas structure. And this post is for the readers who emailed me asking if it was still there. Yup! Love it or hate it, it’s certainly […]

Pawsadena Star News

Pawsadena Star News

There’s a lot going on in dog news today. photo by Skye MoorheadRemember Skye Moorhead, my photographer friend? She found Jersey, this young, female pit bull mix, abandoned in one of the studios in her complex. Jersey is, according to Skye, “sweeter than both my dogs put together…she happily let me clean her ears and […]

The bear over there

The bear over there

Making the rounds of the newsgroups: a resident taped a visitor on Windfall Road Monday night, enjoying the garbage: ——– Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

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