Archive for ‘August, 2010’


Celebration of women’s sufferage at the Library Thurs. — absolutely free!

Celebration of women’s sufferage at the Library Thurs. — absolutely free!

Ellen Snortland wants us to remind you that the celebration of the 90th anniversary of women's right to vote is coming up this Thursday at the Altadena Library, 600 E. Mariposa, from 6:30-9 PM. "The Power of Peaceful Resistance and Women’s NO!” is now absolutely free.  Details are here. Read the Full Story at Altadena […]

The Kindergarten Congressman

The Kindergarten Congressman

Harold Ford, Jr.’s political journey began at age 4, when he appeared in a commercial for his father’s congressional campaign. Harold, Sr. went on to become the first African-American to represent Tennessee in Congress, an office he held for more than two decades, and his son followed in his footsteps to the House of Representatives. […]

Obesity rates keep growing. Is “Instant Recess” the answer?

Obesity rates keep growing.  Is “Instant Recess” the answer?

Obesity rates continue to grow, and all eyes seem focused on the issue… from the First Lady, to members of Congress, to health officials and academics. The figures are staggering: 2.4 million people joined the ranks of the obese from 2007 to 2009. Currently more than a quarter (26.7%) of the US population is obese. […]

Weather Eye: Angeles Crest 100 this weekend

Weather Eye: Angeles Crest 100 this weekend

By Bill WestphalSpecial to Altadenablog The annual Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run (AC100) will be held this weekend (8/28-29). Canceled last year after the Station Fire, the race organizers have received a Special Use Permit to conduct this year's race. This Ultra-Marathon begins Saturday morning in Wrightwood at 5 AM and continues non-stop until […]

Schools Doing Their Stimulus Duty

Schools Doing Their Stimulus Duty

You’d never know we’re in a recession if you’ve cruised past many of Pasadena’s finest schools this summer. It’s been a veritable frenzy of construction—all great for the local economy, of course, and good for the students, too. Work is moving furiously at some schools, like Sequoyah and Westridge, which plan on having work completed […]

Candy Red…

Candy Red…

… and just as sweet. Just when I think I’ve photographed every vintage car in South Pasadena, I stumble upon another one. How is this for a delicious little bonbon? Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Helicopter Parenting Confessions, Part Two!

Helicopter Parenting Confessions, Part Two!

Apparently, I have become a Confessor to Helicopter Parents around town. I happily accept the role; it’s humbling and vaguely hypocritical as I have my own issues with hovering. But since my Helicopter Parenting article from oprah.com went viral, I have developed a reputation for straddling that fine line between Being a Helicopter Parent and […]

Primal Exposure

Primal Exposure

Someone found a snakeskin at Hahamongna Watershed Park and staked it out on a bench. It’s an odd thrill to come across this primitive display in the 21st century. I don’t know what kind of snake it came from. We’ve come across king snakes as well as rattlesnakes at Hahamongna. Rattlers are more common so […]

Sheriff’s Support Group Concert: The American Flyers, 7 PM at Farnsworth Park

Sheriff’s Support Group Concert: The American Flyers, 7 PM at Farnsworth Park

The Sheriff's Support Group of Altadena concert this week is The American Flyers, performing at 7 PM at Farnsworth Park Amphitheater. The American Flyers came to be in the early 1990’s, born of players that had formed strong friendships in a number of different bands in the 1980’s. The Flyers have gone through numerous versions […]

Eli Broad will build a new art museum… Downtown!

Eli Broad will build a new art museum… Downtown!

The governmental agency that oversees building projects along Grand Avenue approved a plan today, that would allow developer Eli Broad to build an art museum in Downtown Los Angeles. The project, featuring a design by New York architectural film Diller Scofidio + Renfro, already had the approval of the Los Angeles City Council and County […]

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