Archive for ‘July, 2010’


DON’T rate my professors: Do student evaluations improve—or impair—education?

DON’T rate my professors: Do student evaluations improve—or impair—education?

Texas has developed a plan to implement student evaluations in public schools, allocating funding according to student satisfaction. But, students don’t consume education the way they do a hamburger, warns Stanley Fish in The New York Times. Teacher evaluations, he worries, only account for present satisfaction, but cannot possibly predict what a student will find […]

The Beauty Bias: the injustice of appearance in life and law

The Beauty Bias: the injustice of appearance in life and law

Should there be a law protecting the fat, the unattractive or the short people of America? Is it prejudice to ridicule a female employee or a Supreme Court Justice nominee for being too ugly? In the age of Botox, plastic surgery gone overboard, and the undying trend of youth, professional women face a bigger obstacle […]

A Little Disney (Store) Magic in Montebello

A Little Disney (Store) Magic in Montebello

I loved these Magic Trees, I wanted some for my living room, but they were not for sale. Everybody needs a little magic in their day. And this week, I found my magic at the re-opening of the new Disney Store in Montebello, CA. I admit, I am fan of all things Disney.  I appreciate […]

Thank You, Chief Watson

Thank You, Chief Watson

Today is Dan Watson’s last day as Chief of the South Pasadena Police Department. It’s no mystery how I feel about it, or about the circumstances leading to the Chief’s decision to leave. It’s also no mystery why Mammoth Lakes jumped at the chance to lure him to the mountains. (His first day as Police […]

Theme Day: Reflections

Theme Day: Reflections

Nordstrom shoppers at the Westfield Santa Anita Mall. Here it is the first of the month again, and that means a City Daily Photo theme day. On the first I like to update you how many blogs we have in the family (1243), and today I’ll also mention the newest, Oxford Daily Photo (UK). I […]

Independence Day Holi-dena Weekend

Independence Day Holi-dena Weekend

Thurs., July 1 Altadena Library Teen Program: make “Candy Sushi” at the Altadena Library: Drop by the library and show us your sushi making skills. We will also show an Anime Feature and if you aren’t you can sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program! Chaney Trail gate will be closing nightly at 6 […]

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