Archive for ‘September, 2010’


Black and White

Black and White

My eldest nephew Rich married my new niece-in-law Nicole on Saturday at a beautiful outdoor wedding at her parents’ home in Prather, Calif., in the foothills of the Sierras. She had a black-and-white theme, right down to the cake: It was magnificent, and we all enjoyed ourselves long into the evening. Here’s the happy couple: […]

Compostiltskin

Compostiltskin

Eaton Canyon Nature Center What could get me to a workshop at 9:00 on a Saturday morning when I have an appointment at 11:30, another one at 1:30, another one at 5:00 and another one at 7:00, and somewhere in there I have to make two pies? A $50 compost bin. Last Saturday morning I […]

Kids can join the Cover-to-Cover club at the libraries Oct. 9

Kids can join the Cover-to-Cover club at the libraries Oct. 9

In-n-Out Burger, with the Altadena Public Library, invites your child to join the Cover-to-Cover Club, starting Oct. 9 and going through Nov. 20. For every five books your child reads, they receive and achievement award and a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger. For more details, visit the children's desk at the main library, […]

John Cage’s First Visual Work at the Norton Simon

John Cage’s First Visual Work at the Norton Simon

It’s hard to overstate how awesome John Cage is. It’s so hard to overstate, in fact, that there’s a chance of gushing, which as a rule I don’t do. Cage broke a lot of rules, though—like the one that says music has to have notes, or that you shouldn’t put crap in a piano, or […]

Border Radio at the Coffee Gallery

Border Radio at the Coffee Gallery

Ah, the Coffee Gallery, how we’ve missed you. And by missed you, we mean neglected you—not a mention since July! We’ve changed our ways, though—at least for this week—with a plug for this Saturday’s performance by Border Radio, an acoustic bluegrass/folk outfit that’s been stomping around Los Angeles off and on since the year 2000. […]

Indelible Ink at POPS

Indelible Ink at POPS

On the last Tuesday of every month (except December), POP Champagne & Dessert Bar hosts Indelible Ink, a reading series featuring a diverse array of poets (Eloise Klein Healy was there last month), storytellers, musicians, and a variety act of some kind (last month, a juggler; two months ago, an opera-singing magician. He sang the […]

Ambassador Nancy Brinker’s promise & the race for a breast cancer cure

Ambassador Nancy Brinker’s promise & the race for a breast cancer cure

Suzy and Nancy Goodman were more than sisters. They were beloved best friends. But in 1977, Suzy was diagnosed and later died from breast cancer. Nancy’s love for her sister sparked a promise to change the way the world thinks, speaks about, and treats breast cancer. Three decades later, Nancy Goodman Brinker, who founded Susan […]

Geoengineering – our last hope in fighting global warming?

Geoengineering – our last hope in fighting global warming?

Most scientists believe global warming poses a threat to our lives here on Earth. But how can we fix it? There is talk of alternative fuels: wind, solar, tidal, and geothermal power, as well as recycling, cutting emissions, etc. But so far, some say, little has been accomplished. So what if humans could alter the […]

MOB Alert: Etiquette is Job #1

MOB Alert: Etiquette is Job #1

As a Mother of Boys — or a MOB– I feel like I have a duty to prepare my sons to take their place in society someday as informed citizens, productive employees, and really excellent dates.  While teaching them about voting and completing chores may seem more important than, say, the art of small talk, […]

Deputies wake up man sleeping in the wrong house

Deputies wake up man sleeping in the wrong house

Altadena sheriff deputies were called out to the 2000 block of Craig Ave. at about 7:15 this morning when a resident found a strange man sleeping at her home. According to the sheriff's station, the woman called the sheriff's station saying a man had broken into the home and was sleeping there.  Several deputies responded, […]

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