Archive for ‘July, 2010’


Federal judge blocks parts of Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070: what exactly will be implemented tomorrow?

Federal judge blocks parts of Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070: what exactly will be implemented tomorrow?

The most controversial parts of Arizona's immigration law, SB 1070, will not go into effect tomorrow. Judge Susan Bolton's injunction does not stop the law as a whole from being implemented. On what grounds did she temporarily strip provisions from the law that would have required police to check the immigration status of people stopped, […]

The Plastiki has landed

The Plastiki has landed

What can 12,500 plastic bottles do for you? How about a boat that travels around the world in (more than) 80 days! The Plastiki catamaran, made from plastic bottles and recyclable products, ended its 8,000 mile, 4-month voyage on Monday as it docked in Sydney, Australia. The six crew members, including environmentalist David de Rothschild […]

The Lenz diving dynasty does well at national championships

The Lenz diving dynasty does well at national championships

Got some good news about Altadena's diving Lenz girls, who competed in the National Championships in Diving in Tucson, Ariz. — this information direct from their proud father, Heinz-Josef Lenz: Annika (15)  (sophomore at Polytech) finished 9th on 1 m and 2nd on platform in the 16-18 year group and qualified for Junior World Championships. […]

Schreiner’s Fine Sausages

Schreiner’s Fine Sausages

This place is a throwback–I’m pretty sure I saw Rod Serling musing on a stool in the parking lot. Schreiner’s has been in this location for 50 years, and in Burbank for ten years before that. So says the helpful frau behind the counter in the Bavarian dirndl. We expect a butcher shop when entering, […]

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

Happily ever after is how you might feel after 45 or so 4th, 5th and 6th graders from Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre perform for you this Thursday in the 16th year of Pasadena Musical Theater’s summer program. Happily Ever After is a clever blending of Once Upon a Mattress, Beauty and the Beast and […]

On Burgers, Freedom & Democracy: The Counter

On Burgers, Freedom & Democracy: The Counter

What is left to say about the hamburger? It’s the quintessential American sandwich. It used to cost a nickel. Now, you can get a gold-flecked burger on Wall Street for $175. At Fleur de Lys in Mandalay Bay, Hubert Keller will sell you a foie-gras and black-truffle-stuffed Kobe burger, served on a brioche truffle bun […]

Caption this photo (#37)

Caption this photo (#37)

I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with for this one. Have at it, dear readers… Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Boz and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day*

Boz and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day*

First, June gloom. In JULY. Why get up? I did. I forget why. Finally the sun comes out and what happens? BATH. They give me a BATH. It is TORTURE. Lather, rinse, REPEAT. Why repeat? WHY? I endure because I know I will get the traditional pig ear for my reward. I take it to […]

Sam Kean’s “The Disappearing Spoon” exposes the wild world of the periodic table

Sam Kean’s “The Disappearing Spoon” exposes the wild world of the periodic table

While the periodic table may evoke groans from high school chemistry students, there’s a whole other side to the 118 elements that’s not going to burn your skin. “Alice in Wonderland’s” Mad Hatter and many milliners were truly crazy from their overexposure to mercury. That pesky cadmium that’s in McDonald’s toys and Miley Cyrus jewelry […]

The Old Mill and the Langham

The Old Mill and the Langham

A reader was worried and so was I about the current state and the future of the California plein-aire-style paintings on panels by Frank Moore, painted in 1922 and then left out in … the plain air, though under the covered Picture Bridge at the Huntington Hotel — all this after I wrote about coming […]

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